01708 452245
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HairCamp offers an alternative to staying on at school or going to college. It is full-time salon based, and provides paid work whilst you learn.

If you are a school leaver, then apply now!

hornchurch@thevanillaroom.co.uk or call 01708 452245

brentwood@thevanillaroom.co.uk or call 01277 263360


Apprenticeships at one of Essex’s best independent hair salons.  Your chance to work alongside some of the hairdressing industry’s most talented and creative hairdressers.

As a Vanilla Room apprentice you will have lots of exciting opportunities. Our HairCamp training programme is inspiring and updated continually to ensure apprentice training remains at the cutting edge of the hairdressing industry, whilst our talented and creative team of stylists provide a constant source of knowledge and are committed to your success.

So if you’re keen, creative, energetic and have a love of hairdressing then please contact us for more information.  We’d love you to start your future career with us, and set the standard for the Essex hairdressing industry. You can either enquire at either our Hornchurch or Brentwood salon, or email via the contacts to your left.

The Vanilla Room Apprentice Programme offers NVQ training to Levels 2 and 3 and an opportunity to progress as a stylist within this prestigious, award winning salon.  Choose to train at either our Hornchurch or Brentwood salon, and work alongside hairdressing experts covering all aspects of hairdressing including bespoke cutting, styling, technical and perming techniques. You will also learn about customer care, reception, retail and health and safety.

Want to know what makes TVR’s HairCamp so special? Let’s ask Ellie – Apprentice scheme graduate, and winner of the title Best Apprentice at The London Borough of Havering awards.

I always wanted to become a hairdresser. I attended Albany School, and was proud to be Head Girl. When I started to consider next steps after my G.C.S.Es I knew that finding a route into hairdressing was my top priority. Aged 16 (2010) I applied for and was offered a Saturday Girl position at The Vanilla Room, Hornchurch. Once I’d begun my induction, my decision to enrol for the TVR apprentice programme, ‘HairCamp’, was immediate. I could see that the training was going to provide me with the very best opportunities to learn and become an outstanding hairdresser. The fact that I was working day to day with a team of stylists and their clients meant that training was intense and opportunities to stretch myself were available frequently, unlike the college based courses my friends attended.”

“Since graduating HairCamp, and completing my NVQ3, I have won the title Best Apprentice in Havering, become a stylist with TVR, and I am now building my client base and learning more and more skills daily.”

“I was so lucky to be part of an outstanding apprentice programme within a fantastic salon. I admire and enjoy working with everyone at TVR and as an apprentice I could see that HairCamp works. As a young stylist, it is incredibly motivating for me to know that the vast majority of the 40+ TVR team trained in salon, and have successful careers with the business still.