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Last updated 06 December 2012 11:53 by NZTecAdmin

View comments from Erica Cumming, CEO Hairdressing and Beauty ITO, taken at the Literacy Forum in Wellington, May 2011.

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Erica describes some benefits of addressing the numeracy gaps of people in the hairdressing beauty industry.


We started to unpick that a lot of the people in the industry do have literacy gaps. A lot around numeracy and because the industry has changed a lot now in terms of mixing colour and working with obviously at the till, fractions, angles, that we realized there’s actually a lot of gaps for our people. And sometimes that’s affecting the bottom line of businesses. So we had a chance of engaging our salon owners to understand the issues that were perhaps facing them and why businesses weren’t making some levels of profit.

If you hear peoples lives are changed because of it either in their workplace or at home, people that can now go home and read to their children or understand what their pay cheque actually says and that they can engage in a different way then it does make a difference.



01 August 2017 18:34
Hairdressing is a need for everyone. People like Erica will write essays for money uk on beauty related sites . Everyone wants their hair will look nice and beautiful. So people who are in the field of hairdressing will get good amount of money.
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