Bobbles NVQ Training Centre was established in 1991 and has trained over 100 apprentice hairdressers. The Training Centre has always focused on developing professional hairdressers in the shortest possible time. The Training Centre places great emphasis, apart from hairdressing, on developing young people's confidence, self belief and communication skills so that they can flourish in the competitive world of hairdressing.

Training day

Monday 9.00am - 3.00pm*

*Bobbles trainees always require models so if you want to become a Training Centre model contact the salon. 

In addition to the training day a number of our trainees are available for model haircuts during the week depending upon availability. For further information contact the salon.

All of the trainees are fully supervised by fully qualified trainers with a minimum of ten years experience.

Model times and price list

Trainee Level 1st Year 2nd Year
Ladies Cut and finish £12.00 to £15.00 £14.00 to £17.00
Gents Cut and finish £12.00 £14.00
Boys cut and finish £10.00 £11.00
Girls cut and finish £12.00 £14.00
Wash and finish £8.00 £10.00
Regrowth £26.50 to £31.00 £26.50 to £31.00
Full head £30.50 to £32.50 £30.50 to £32.50
Colour touch £27.00 to £31.00 £27.00 to £31.00
Foils (consultation required) from £26.50 to £45.50

Our trainers


Education is the lifeblood of any salon to motivate, inspire, and deliver hairdressing skills that lead to personal success. we believe, and are committed to, encouraging trainees to achieve professional and personal growth by focusing on building competence and confidence through technical and creative excellence. We feel that NVQ apprenticship programmes provide the best platform for training and devlopment. The apprentices recieve intense 1:4 ratio training and they work in the salon which enhances the learning experience. By working in the salon they have to deliver high qaulity hairdrsssing and service to our clients who demand the best.

This programme allows them to earn whilst learning and has the benefit of working in a real salon environment which equips them for the true world of work and the ability to work as an integral part of a team.

The education is delivered by Sarah Garside, she is highly qualified, has exceptionally high standards, a wealth of experience and dedicated to her craft.  Sarah has attended world class courses, Master Colour at Wella and Vidal Sassoons in London, for her continuous professional devlopment. Sarah cares passionately about the trainees and gives them support and guidance to achieve their goals. Many of the trainees progress to hair designers within the Bobbles salons.

Trainee testimonials

"I've been training at Bobbles for 18 months and I love it, I look forward to every training day. The educators are helpful and have also helped my confidence to grow" (Isobel)

"Training with Bobbles is so much better than other places as the techniques you are taught are current and up to date. We are encouraged to develop a creative outlook." (Lucy)

"Trainers are really helpful and give you a lot of support. I have learnt so much since I have been here." (Lucy)

"I really feel that I have really progressed since joining the Training Centre, the trainers make everything easy to understand." (Lauren)

And a training centre client...

"I have been going to Bobbles for some years now and always have an excellent experience in terms of hair cut, colour and staff friendliness. I have been coming on a training day and it has been lovely watching Lucy gain in confidence and experience during that time. The supervisors, Susan, Nathan and Sarah, are great mentors and always encourage the trainees so it is a lovely atmosphere for the girls to train in." - KT Dentith