In 2005, Richard John realised his dream of opening a dedicated academy to train the Hair Stylists of the future, and to instil in them the ethos by which Richard John Hair Salon abides. That is – to provide inspirational and creative styling, with an unparalleled degree of customer service, within a  professional Team. In doing so it allows our young stylists to build their careers within a strong support network – our ‘Family’ –  to be the very best and – to have fun doing it!

We strongly believe that excellence can only be achieved through strong foundations and a commitment to your craft.

The Educators

Our comprehensive training programme has been devised by Richard John, in conjunction with Cheynes Training, and is delivered by our three qualified Assessors, Justine, Julie and Penny, who supervise our Assistants during their extensive training, giving expert advice and guidance.

Richard commented: “In order to secure our future we knew we had to train our own stylists, offering our clients a more accessible service, whilst creating a more comprehensive learning experience for our apprentices.”

Since opening, the Academy has gone from strength to strength, quickly achieving Approved City & Guilds Training Centre Status, and seeing many young stylists successfully obtaining their NVQ Level II & III qualification.

A Great Value Experience

And for you , the client, the beauty of our Academy is that you can benefit from the Richard John ethos, and have beautiful hairstyling at a greatly reduced cost, whilst allowing our students the opportunity to learn, strictly supervised, in a professional capacity.

Don’t forget, if our training courses do not fit into your own busy life you can make an appointment with one of our Graduate Stylists. Our Graduates, who have finished their training and now work full time in the Salon, offer great value for money and our inimitable personal service.

Located in Rowlands Road, Worthing, the Academy prides itself on its excellent levels of service, providing great hair styling at great value.

Academy Opening Hours









9.00 – 20.00

9.00 – 18.00

11.00 – 20.00

9.00 – 18.00

9.00 – 19.00

9.00 – 17.30


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Richard John, one of Worthing’s most successful hair salons, has been training talented hair stylists for many years.

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