Tameeka Bagnara
South Australia

Certificate III in Hairdressing (apprenticeship pathway)

RTO: The Parlour Hair Academy 

Employer: Station 95 Hair and Beauty 

Enrolled in the Certificate III in Hairdressing (apprenticeship pathway) with The Parlour Hair Academy, Tameeka is employed with family owned and operated business, Station 95 Hair and Beauty Salon.  

As their first apprentice, Tameeka has been supported by her employer throughout her apprenticeship, taking up additional training opportunities to learn about new products and return her learning to the workplace.  

Tameeka was the runner up in December 2020’s South Australian Wella Professional ‘So you think you can colour?’ and has also completed the Gladys Elphick Sisterhood Foundation Leadership and Personal Development Program, which assisted her to establish her goals and identify the learning required for career success.  

“My dream for the future is to own my own successful hair and beauty salon. As a proud South Australian young Aboriginal and future entrepreneur, I would like to train and inspire other Aboriginal young people to follow a career in this industry,” she says. “Like my employer, I would like to support other Aboriginal young people in their endeavours.”  

After completing her apprenticeship, Tameeka plans to study small business subjects through TAFE SA and continuing her training journey with the aim of owning her own business, as well as a qualification in makeup—positioning her to add further value to her clients.