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As one of Worthing’s most successful hair salons, we’ve been training talented stylists for years.

The Academy

At Richard John we have been providing hairdressing training for over 35 years, during which time we have trained hundreds of young people and create a new generation of exceptional stylists.

In 2005, Richard John realised his dream of opening a dedicated academy to train the stylists of the future and to instill in them the ethos by which Richard John Hair Salon abides: to provide inspirational and creative styling, with an unparalleled degree of customer service, within a professional Team. In doing so it allows our young stylists to build their careers within a strong support network – our ‘family’ –  to be the very best and – to have fun doing it!

We strongly believe that excellence can only be achieved through strong foundations and a commitment to your craft.

Academy Opening Times

Monday 10:00 – 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 – 20:00
Thursday 09:00 – 18:00
Friday 09:00 – 19:00
Saturday 09:00 – 17:30
Sunday Closed


Above: Academy Trainers, Justine and Penny

The Educators

Our comprehensive training programme has been developed by Richard John to provide NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 training, and is delivered by our qualified Assessors who supervise our assistants during an extensive course, giving expert advice and guidance. Our excellent programme places emphasis on teaching methods that incorporate that crucial hands-on approach, so apprentices gain skills in a relatively short time.

Richard commented: “In order to secure our future we knew we had to train our own stylists, offering our clients a more accessible service, whilst creating a more comprehensive learning experience for our apprentices.”

Since opening, the Academy has gone from strength to strength, quickly achieving Approved City & Guilds Training Centre Status, and seeing many young stylists successfully obtaining their NVQ qualifications.

A Great Value Experience

And for you, the client, the beauty of our Academy is that you can benefit from the Richard John ethos, and have beautiful hairstyling at a greatly reduced cost, whilst allowing our students the opportunity to learn, strictly supervised, in a professional capacity.

Don’t forget, if our training courses do not fit into your own busy life you can make an appointment with one of our Graduate Stylists in our main salon. Our Graduates, who have finished their training and now work full time in the Salon, offer great value for money and our inimitable personal service.

Located in Rowlands Road, Worthing, the Academy prides itself on its excellent levels of service, providing great hair styling at great value.