Learning Environment & Facilities

Learning Environment (Training Salon)

Taylorweir International School of Hairdressing’s centrally located premises are purpose-built to deliver hairdressing training in optimum surroundings. It is also very close to a range of transport links including buses and trains.

Its separate training areas are designed to provide the best in a training environment, and the demands of the 11 training staff exact high standards.

All Taylorweir’s teaching literature has been specially developed in-house providing students with bespoke training manuals that give them invaluable reference tools going into their hairdressing careers.

Taylorweir’s progressive teaching techniques including AV and PowerPoint presentations ensure material is conveyed in a user-friendly manner.

To allow the student/apprentice time to practice as much as possible in a monitored environment, the curriculum allows maximum opportunities for student/apprentices to practice on human hair mannequins and then exercise their new learnt practical skills on live models. This ensures that when they return to their salon, their confidence in utilising their new found skills are greatly increased.

A professional environment calls for professional salon products. To complement being trained by the best, Taylorweir only uses the best on the market today: L’Oreal, Wella and De Lorenzo.



Taylorweir prides itself in its training environment and comprehensive student facilities all of which contribute to a safe, healthy and inspirational learning experience:

Onsite facilities:

  • 1 x simulated salon with 27 workstations and basins
  • 2 x large hairdressing studios with basins, benches for mannequin practice and work stations for model practical work
  • 1 x lecture room with TV, computers, printer and internet access for student use
  • 2 x lecture rooms with TV, DVD and computer
  • International Student common room
  • Reverse cycle air-conditioning to all studios, lecture rooms, offices and salon
  • Student toilets
  • Disabled toilet
  • Lift/elevator
  • Seated waiting area
  • Vending machines

Salon and Studios each contain:

  • 1 x white board
  • Manufacturer equipment instructions
  • Product instructions
  • Manufacturer safety data sheets
  • Workplace policies and procedures
  • Product preparation area
  • Wash up area with running water for cleaning equipment
  • Hairdressing services workstations with mirror
  • Adjustable salon chair per workstation
  • Hairdressing stool per workstation
  • Hairdressing trolley per workstation
  • Disposable safety masks
  • Disposable gloves
  • Safety goggles
  • Basin Services areas:
    • Shampoo basins with adjustable hot & cold running water and shampoo hoses
    • Shampoo couches
    • Professional range of shampoo, conditioner treatment and colour removal gel
    • Clean towels, gowns and storage shelves
    • Used towel and gown storage bin

To emulate a real-life salon environment, the simulated salon also contains:

  • Reception desk
  • Receptionist/salon coordinator
  • Fully stocked retail display area
  • Point of sale system: Cash till and Credit card / EFTPOS machine  
  • Computer with salon booking system
  • Telephone
  • Client couch
  • Fully stocked professional colour and hair reformation products
  • Appropriate storage facilities for all salon products and chemicals

School resources and learning tools:

  • Relevant learner guides for each Unit of Competence
  • Book, video, DVD and PowerPoint library for access to industry-related updates from product companies and current fashion trends
  • Variety of mannequins for cutting, styling, colour and chemical reformation and clamps.
  • Variety of thermal styling tools
  • Setting dryers

Certificate IV specialty resources:

  • Mannequins for hair extensions – one per student and trainer
  • Hair extensions – variety of human hair extensions; (pre bonded, wefts, micro beads & tape) - one set each per student and trainer
  • Bonding gun, pliers, threader, bonding solution, dissolvent solution, discs, needle threader and thread
  • Head blocks for wigs and hairpieces – one per student and trainer
  • Variety of wigs and hairpieces and wefts – one each per student and trainer
  • Postiche pins, mesh, wire and hairdressing sundries
  • Trainer make up kit
  • Trainer make up brush kit
  • Trainer and student use facial cleansers, toners and moisturisers
  • Trainer and student use facial sponges, tissues, spatulas, face wipes, disposable mascara Brushes, eyelashes, glue, glass bowls and sterile sprays,
  • Make up chairs

Diploma of Salon Management specialty resources:

  • Computers with access to the internet for research; Microsoft 2010 office suite; MYOB accounting system; salon point of sale system
  • Printer, paper and plastic sleeves
  • Wireless internet

International/Full Time Student Common Room:

  • Chairs and tables
  • 1 x Locker per International student / full time student
  • Fridge – student use
  • Microwave – student use
  • Water Urn and disposable cups and cutlery