About Mane Solutions

Mane Solutions is a result of my passion for the hair and beauty industries, a love of education and training, and the realization that support and mentoring leads the way to success.  It is a result of feedback from salon owners, Registered Training Organisations, and salon staff who provide  personalised services and training.

A snapshot

The hairdressing and beauty industries are wonderfully portable yet demanding Industries. They enable it’s members to travel and work anywhere in the world and support themselves come what may!

Since completing my apprenticeship more than 25 years ago; I’ve gone on to own salons, train and assess hairdressing students as the Artistic Director for a salon chain, as a Goldwell technical expert, Pivot Point educator, and was the Director of Education and Training for a private training organisation, looking after the training needs of 500 apprentices. I’ve worked on TV shoots and done editorial work for magazines, mentored student Artistic Teams , and organized and participated in Hair Shows, Expos and Career events.

This experience puts me in a unique position to be able to understand the needs of owners and managers in developing their business and upskilling creative and fashion-focused staff working in a salon or spa.

I have Australian training and hairdressing qualifications, including a Diploma in Salon Management, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, and an Associate Diploma in Vocational Instruction from Griffith University. I lived and worked in Germany for 8 years after being recognised as a ‘Master Craftsman’ (Friseur Meister) but my passion has always been education and how to develop and deliver learning outcomes and professional development programs in a way that involves and engages learners, yet also provides value to the salon business.

To a business:

“Employees are a company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best, then provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission by developing them professionally and   equipping them with the skills needed to build a clientele and  make the salon profitable”.

Having managed an RTO, I am also in a position to mentor and provide support to RTO’s, trainers, assessors, and workplace supervisors responsible for staff training.  I provide RTO compliance services including resource development, assessment validation and moderation services, assessment mapping and bench-marking. 

The Industry specific learning resources I have on offer are based on the Australian National Hairdressing Training Package; however, I have also written resources for other sectors such as retail, beauty, business, training and assessment, food processing, and  health and safety.  

Mane Solutions unique approach seamlessly combines consulting expertise with highly customised solutions. 

With a network of subject experts and VET professionals, Mane Solutions can offer contextualised, non-accredited training, targeting most needs.   

                                                                               

Mane Solutions suite of services

  • business solutions and needs analysis
  • pre-employment aptitude and skill assessment
  • training needs analysis
  • suitable professional development programs
  • learning and assessment resources
  • mapping and benchmarking assessment material for accredited programs
  • assessment validation and moderation
  • mentoring RTOs through compliance requirements
  • last minute labor needs for RTOs
  • project management
  • apprentice and traineeship brokerage
  • contextualised and personalised in-salon training
  • facilitation of accredited training and assessment for staff at their workplace
  • pre-employment programs to JSAs.

 

My background as an educator and manager in vocational education and training, running RTOs, managing government contracts, and apprenticeship training, nationally, means we can monitor apprentice progression, coordinate trainee/apprenticeship signups and contracts, liaise with RTOs providing off-the-job training and monitor the apprentices progression, manage incentive payments and the contract in general, so salons and their staff can concentrate on their clients, while we look after the rest!

Mane Solutions has a high standard of delivery and can contextualize and personalize accredited training to suit the individual learner and facilitate this in the workplace during the day, or evenings,  if more suitable to the working environment.  For those in remote or regional areas, we are able to deliver accredited training in blocks. This is done  under the auspice of an RTO but a minimum number of students will apply.

If you are interested in discussing your salon’s training options, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Karen Roemuss