Saks Academy - a year later


Since opening our Saks Academy in Maidstone last July, we’ve welcomed a number of new salons and apprentices to the world of Saks Education, offering signature Saks education. 


The quality of training at the Saks Academy is of the highest standard, and we believe this is why salons around Kent choose to send their apprentices to us. 




We have a dedicated team of experienced educators to oversee and support the apprentices through their training programme. With the most up-to-date knowledge and skills for preparing apprentices for the new Trailblazer qualification we offer, we are able to ensure that apprentices achieve their dreams of becoming the best possible Hairdresser or Barber.


Apprentices are coached on how to present themselves and behave in a professional manner at every opportunity. This in turn gives them the added skill of being able to grow and maintain a good client base though excellent customer service. By gaining the combined skills of the diploma in Hairdressing and the excellent customer care skills, we believe that apprentices will have the best start in the industry when training with Saks.


Apprentices attend Saks Academy in Maidstone once a week and work in their salon during the rest of the week. When at the academy, the structure includes both practical and theory sessions throughout the day and apprentices carry out services on live models whilst training to ensure the best possible training experience. All apprentices have access to excellent resources to use to support them in their chosen course, including an ICT suite and separate functional skills sessions to achieve these qualifications to the highest standard.


Apprentices are always saying how they enjoy coming to academy and that it has helped them to refine their skill away from their usual working environment. 


If you'd like to learn more about Saks apprenticeships, give us an email at, or call us on 01325 341 605