Good news for those looking to start their hairdressing career!

The Higher Education Minister has welcomed the expansion of the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship across six new locations.

It includes Mayo, Limerick, Sligo, Wexford, Dundalk in Louth and Crumlin in Dublin.

It’s after Simon Harris announced the roll-out of €20 million in capital funding to respond to the growing demand for apprenticeships.

The funding allows for a significant expansion in electrical, plumbing and carpentry places.

Simon Harris

And it’ll be used for equipment for apprenticeships including hairdressing.

Minister Harris said there’s a skills shortage in hairdressing.

And also that many salons are struggling to find suitably qualified hairdressers to sustain and grow their business.

He also asked hairdressers to consider taking on an apprentice.

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