Positive Approach Academy for Hair


Our industry standard apprenticeships educate you in the art of hairdressing and how to achieve the results that turn heads


Getting back to what is important

As Commercial Hairdressers and Barbers working in busy salons, we realise what skills are necessary to be successful, so we focus on training programmes to help create ‘stars of the future’.

The core skills are blow-drying, styling, cutting & colouring, we go back to strong fundamental techniques which will ensure quality results .

When you join one of our Academies you are made to feel like an important part of a team we are dedicated towards helping you achieve YOUR Hairdressing Goals.


Positive Approach Academy for Hair was established in 1984.
Since then it has become the leader in Hairdressing work based provision for Scunthorpe, Doncaster and Norwich. 

We currently work with 77 salons and have over 150 learners who are working towards five main hairdressing aims:-

Apprenticeship in Hairdressing Level 2 
Apprenticeship in Diploma for Hair Professionals Level 2
Apprenticeship in Diploma for Hair Professionals - Barbering Level 2 
Advanced Apprenticeship in Hairdressing Level 3  
Advanced Apprenticeship in Barbering Level 3



PAAH is directed by two multi-talented individuals with a wealth of experience in the training and commercial hairdressing field.

Our training philosophy isn’t just about teaching the theory and technical skills, it’s about inspiring each learner to love what they are doing and having a desire to succeed - that way they will be able to connect with the clients and create exceptional hair designs.
The joining of these companies has brought together a wealth of experienced trainers, assessors and business advisors who can provide support for salons across the region, ranging from owner managed local salons to well known salon groups.
We provide a wide range of courses and have already helped hundreds of young people to successfully gain qualifications.
With achievement rates above the national average, you really will be a ‘cut above' the rest!

Positive Approach specialise in assisting people with training programmes and career development opportunities within the hairdressing and Barbering sector.
Learners can join Positive Approach at any time, once they have a salon placement to work in.
You can get a placement by writing to employers, calling in, or by contacting us at the academy and we will arrange an interview for you. You will work in your employer’s salon each week and attend the Academy one day every other week.
During the ‘off the job’ visit you will be given lessons to give you the knowledge and understanding required to take “E-volve” online assessments and tests.



Contact us


14 Oswald Road
DN15 7PT

5-6 Castle Meadow


01724 865 048

01603 626 453 



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