Over the past 25 years ORBE has established a reputation as one of the most successful hairdressing salons in South Australia.
ORBE delivers inhouse training to all staff to ensure apprentices are supported to complete their Certificate III in Hairdressing. The stylists receive regular one-on-one in-salon training sessions to learn new techniques, and some have travelled interstate and overseas to further their education and compete in events like WorldSkills Australia.
The salon’s work regularly appears in local and national publications and stylists have worked at events including the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia and BAZAAR in Bloom. Staff have worked backstage on television programs such as The Voice and The Voice Kids.
ORBE employs six apprentices across its two sites, complementing their vocational education and training studies with weekly training provided by the salon’s four master stylists.
In addition to industry and product training, apprentices are coached in a range of business skills to support their career development. Topics include client communication, occupational health and safety, client retention, social/digital media, and customer care.