Tikadi has been welcoming clients to their salons since 2007. Their recently refurbished flagship salon in Theydon Bois and the Ongar salon are both located in surroundings full of character and charm. As well as being a multi-award winning Essex salon brand with a relaxing salon environment, their friendly team are well known for excellent hairdressing work in creative cutting and styling as well as expert colour, extensions and a full menu of treatments.
Why Hairdressing: A career I always wanted to explore, especially for the social side and the diverse opportunities.
Why did you start working at Tikadi? When I went for the job, Tikadi had recently launched, so I felt I could grow with the business.
What is the training like? We’ve had exciting and invaluable education from Andrew Collinge, Schwarzkopf Young Artistic Team just to name a couple. In fact nothing is ordinary about Tikadi training, every opportunity is awarded to us to build exciting careers in the profession.
How long have you worked at Tikadi? 11 years
One best reason for working at Tikadi? Our team and our owner. We’ve all grown together since day 1 at the salon.
Is hairdressing a good career? Yes and I love my job!
Best advice for any new aspiring hairdresser: Keep focussed.
Why Hairdressing: Always had a keen interest
Why did you start working at Tikadi? I was a client beforehand so I knew they were a good salon from many perspectives, including the way they treat their clients and staff.
What is the training like? I’ve just graduated from the apprenticeship with Alan D training academy, which offer lots of one to one training compared to other hairdressing schools.
How long have you worked at Tikadi? 3 years
One best reason for working at Tikadi? The team have been really supportive since I started and I am exceptionally fortunate to work alongside excellent stylists with untold experience from who I am constantly learning from.
Is hairdressing a good career? Well I’m a junior stylist and I’m now looking to build my clientele and trying new ventures within Tikadi.
Best advice for any new aspiring hairdresser: Keep training to build knowledge and accreditations and continue to work hard.
Why Hairdressing: I like meeting new people and the satisfaction of transforming someone once you’ve finished their hair.
Why did you start working at Tikadi? I was looking at various hair salons to work for but Tikadi has an outstanding record of winning awards and competitions.
What is the training like? I qualified at another salon, however I’ve gained so much experience at Tikadi, I’m now able to oversee training for our own team. This is unique, so everyone learning has more time with myself.
How long have you worked at Tikadi? 8 years
One best reason for working at Tikadi? The team, everyone is so supportive and helps each other.
Is hairdressing a good career? Yes, absolutely, there are numerous creative opportunities outside the salon you can enjoy from working at London Fashion Week to creative competitions, I love it.
Best advice for any new aspiring hairdresser: Take every opportunity that arises.