Graduate Programme Launched by Solstice Hair Studio

Solstice Hair Studio, a leading co-working salon in Prestwich, Manchester, dedicated to providing a supportive and collaborative environment for hair professionals, is delighted to announce the launch of its innovative new Graduate Programme.

Aimed at challenging the perception that co-working salons neglect the development and success of the next generation, this ground-breaking initiative reflects Solstice Hair Studio’s commitment to nurturing talent and fostering entrepreneurship in the hairdressing and barbering industry.

The Solstice Graduate Programme offers selected candidates the unique opportunity to work closely with founders Kelly Furnival and Meg Piper, with both respected industry experts bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the programme, ensuring participants receive invaluable guidance as they embark on their entrepreneurial journey.

Solstice Hair Studio
Solstice Hair Studio

Meg Piper, founder of Solstice Hair Studio, said: “We are thrilled to introduce the Solstice Graduate Programme. At Solstice Hair Studio, we firmly believe in the potential and talent of the next generation. Our programme is designed to provide aspiring hair professionals with the essential tools, mentorship, and support to help them thrive in the industry.”

The Solstice Graduate Programme boasts a comprehensive range of benefits, including:

  • 6 months of personalised business mentorship, tailored to each participant’s specific goals and aspirations.
  • A 30% rent discount at Solstice Hair Studio, ensuring an affordable and conducive workspace for participants to develop their skills.
  • Ongoing mental health and stress management training, recognising the importance of holistic well-being in a demanding industry.
  • One external day course facilitated by a respected educator or coach, broadening participants’ knowledge and enhancing their professional repertoire.

To be considered for the Solstice Graduate Programme, applicants must hold a level 3 qualification in hairdressing or barbering obtained between June 2023 and June 2024. The position is slated to commence no later than June 2024, providing a seamless transition for successful candidates eager to kickstart their freelance business.

Meg adds: “After the 6-month programme, participants are free to pursue their own path. Whether they choose to continue their journey with Solstice Hair Studio or explore other opportunities, our aim is to equip them with the skills and confidence to excel in their chosen path. We believe in empowering the next generation and this programme is just the beginning.”

Applications for the Solstice Graduate Programme close on April 30th. For more information or to stay updated on future opportunities, please visit

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