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Trainee Hairdresser survey

Welcome to the study!

This research has been approved by the Ethics Committee  of the Southampton Business School, University of Southampton.


Please read the following information. You will need to indicate that you have understood this information before you can continue. Also, you must not be a legal minor - that is, you may participate if you are over the age of 16 (or over 18 if you live in the USA). By checking the box at the bottom of this page and clicking 'Continue', you are consenting to participate in this study.



Dr Denise Baden, University of Southampton, England

Dr. Swarna Prasad, University of Southampton, England

Catherine Tarrant, University of Southampton, England.

Jordan Peel, Salon Futures, UK.


What is this study about, and what's involved?

This questionnaire is part of an ongoing research project into hairdressing and hair-care practices. The aim of the study is to work with hairdressing bodies (Habia) and training providers (VTCT and City  & Guilds) to integrate sustainability into the curriculum. This has a great deal of relevance for the hair and beauty industry as Habia’s new standards include guidelines for responsible and more sustainable ways of working.

The survey is designed to discover current beliefs towards sustainability in the hairdressing industry and uncover levels of awareness amongst learners. It is also a training resource in its own right.

This study is only applicable to those who are enrolled onto Hairdressing, or Hairdressing and Beauty  courses within the UK.


You may contact Denise Baden if you have any questions or concerns about the study on

Legal Stuff and Consent

Participation in this study is fully voluntary and you have the right to withdraw at any time with no penalty.

If participants have further questions about their rights or if they wish to lodge a complaint or concern, they may contact  Dr Martina Prude, Head of Research Governance, Research Governance Office, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ. Phone: (

I certify that I am 16 years or older, or if I am participating in the USA, that I am 18 years or older. I have read the above consent form and I give consent to participate in the above described research.