Last year I was announced the Northern South Regional Winner for Apprentice of the year 2015! Following up on this achievement I got to have the most amazing experience up in Auckland for the weekend, attending the HITO Apprentice of the year 2016 Boot Camp.
This boot camp was run by Erica Cumming (CEO Hito) and Mana Dave (Creative Owner of Blaze and Pony). During this three day weekend we got to meet with some amazing hairdressers and even got hands on training. We had a session with Rebecca Brent (Owner of Willis York), we did a session on public speaking where we had to write and present our own speeches, I learnt a lot about social media and we had a session with Chinney Yeap (Dharma hairdressing in Auckland) learning new fashion week looks on mannequins.
We were really lucky and got to spend an hour in Maloney’s Barbershop run by Julian watching how the stylists work and the environment of the barbershop was fantastic! The last session we had we got to have some hands on training as well, was with Mikaela Edwards owner of (Runway) a salon in gore. This weekend was the best thing I’ve done in my career so far! I have taken so much knowledge and skills away from this weekend and meet some wonderful hairdressers and people.