Former Assisi Catholic College student Elloyse Eldridge has always demonstrated a natural flair for hairdressing and making people feel good about themselves.
The bubbly seventeen year old who recently signed up as ambassador for BUSY At Work’s GC101 campaign has fitted in very well at the Next International salon at Oxenford.
After finishing school in Year 11, Elloyse said she always knew she wanted to be a hairdresser.
“I had a couple of family friends who did hairdressing and I used to help them out and always loved it.”
“I wanted to start early and knew that hairdressing was the right career for me.”
“If you have a passion for something and that’s what you want to do, there’s no point in holding back,” Elloyse said.
Elloyse believes good communication skills and knowing what your clients want are essential skills to being a good hairdresser.
“I like being able to make a difference with people’s hair. If they have good hair they feel beautiful all over and more confident in themselves.”
“It’s important to have that happy vibe and be very personable in your approach.”
“Hairdressing can help people express themselves and achieve the look they have always desired,” Elloyse said.
Now twelve months into her Certificate III in Hairdressing, Elloyse has been learning about salon hygiene and cleanliness, hair washing, colour swatches and blowing drying techniques in her initial training.
As for the future Elloyse said she was keen to keep building on her skills and maybe travel in the future.
“Hairdressing is a very portable skill which you can take anywhere and travelling overseas has always been one of my goals,” Elloyse added.
Next International Manager, Denise Parkes said Elloyse was an enthusiastic employee and a dedicated member of the team.
“She is always well presented, very happy and smiling and very reliable.”
“She works well with people of all ages and the clients really like her,” Ms Parkes said.
A keen supporter of BUSY At Work’s GC101 campaign, Denise said BUSY had always been their preferred supplier for apprenticeship services.
“We have worked very closely with BUSY At Work for a number of years and have recently signed up five new apprentices to our business.”
“The staff at BUSY are always very dedicated to promoting apprenticeships and we would encourage all local companies to get behind the campaign and help young people achieve their full potential,” Ms Parkes added.
BUSY At Work, Managing Director Paul Miles said the GC101 campaign was a great way to help reduce youth unemployment and raise the value of apprenticeships and traineeships.
“As a nation moving forward we need to provide a skilled workforce for the future and help grow our economy.”
“Being strong advocates for apprenticeships and traineeships we encourage all local companies and employers to get on board and give a young person the opportunity of a lifetime to build a rewarding career and secure the economic future of Australia,” Mr Miles said.
Employers can contact BUSY on 13 2879 or go to busyatwork.com.au/gc101
Leanne Macnamara, Public Relations Coordinator
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