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Hairdressing jobs at Popham Oxford

Popham hairdressing is Oxford’s Sassoon Professional Partner and the only UK hairdressing company to have been given the Champion Investor in People award. The Investors in People Standard is judged through independent confidential interviews with every Popham employee.

Why work for Popham hair salon Oxford?

The Following is an extract from the last independent Investors in People review report:

Popham has an empowering and highly supportive approach to people management, which is entirely consistent with its business ethos, goals and values. Continuous improvement, the highest standards of quality and delivery of fantastic results are goals underpinned by a set of people focused values, which are believed in and lived by every one in the business.

There is a well-developed business plan

And individual targets for all members of staff, to which people have contributed and can relate. A strong commitment to training and development from the directors and managers, and ensuring that this development takes place, and that people believe the commitment.

There is a very flexible approach to the delivery of learning and development activities, which take into account factors such as working patterns and people’s preferred learning styles. People confirm that development activities are readily accessible, regardless of their individual circumstances.

The range of communication processes in the business, for example, whole business meetings and monthly individual one-to-ones with the managers and directors, which are very effective in keeping people informed what is happening across the business and provides them with the opportunity to give feedback and make suggestions on how to improve the performance of the business.

“People commented that the organisation has a very caring, compassionate, open and honest culture, and felt that they had ready access to help and support when they needed it.”

Who we’re looking for

If you would like to be part of this culture, take a look at our current employment opportunities at Popham hairdressing for stylists, apprentices, and receptionists.

We are actively recruiting for the new salon in Jericho, please send your CV to Shirley Popham on

Experienced Stylists and colourists

Popham has established a reputation for excellence in customer service, craft skill, design, and creativity. To be considered for a position at Popham, you will already have the skills and experience you need to succeed as a new member of the team and deliver the Popham promise to the client. Our induction training will include a course at the London Sassoon Academy, and provide a foundation for continuous learning.

If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, contact Shirley Popham at



The Popham two-year diploma is recognised as Oxfords best opportunity for an ambitious young person seeking a dynamic career in hairdressing. Every one of the key techniques, which underpin the success of Popham, will be passed onto our new generation of qualified hairdressers. The course is divided into six stages, each lasting four months and covering all of the bases needed to provide a sound foundation on which to build a successful career. As a Sassoon Professional Partner, Popham draws on the Sassoon ABC cut and colour method, which provides a range of techniques that give the student the ultimate freedom to create.

If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, please contact our training manager Sarah Cherill at

Popham is an equal opportunities employer.


What some of our team say about working at Popham

  • “Because when you come and work for David and Shirley not only are you part on amazing team, you become part of their family.”

  • “Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible — the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.” – Ashli

  • “I like working at Popham because it’s relatively stress free and it’s a supportive environment.” – Reagan

  • “Fun things about work – we are all like one big crazy loving family! great days out and lots brilliant banter, there’s always laughs and giggles with plenty of happy memories to remember and lots more to make.” – Molly

  • “The past few months at Popham have been wonderful. I have loved joining the team and being constantly surrounded by creative, positive and inspiring people.” – Laura

  • “From the day I started at Popham I have loved every minute of it. I’ve never felt so welcome and comfortable in a work place so quickly. I feel it’s my second home already. I thank David and Shirley for having me join their team. I was thrilled to be invited to salon international and for my ticket to the Sassoon show. I look forward to my future with the salon. Thank you again to the lovely Popham couple!” – Kayleigh

  • “I am not great at putting stuff into words but I just want to say that even though I have a full time job I still love coming back at any opportunity to work with my Popham family because of the great fun and team work we have and it’s a bonus that I still get to get my hair done by the most talented hairdressers in Oxford. I am truly grateful that Shirley and David still have me back.” – Stacey (Bank staff receptionist)

  • “For all the pie’s Shirley has her fingers in, she really is an amazing woman. I enjoyed the Sassoon weekend, not only to learn more about hairdressing and everyone’s unique creativity but also to get to know David and Shirley. They are both amazing people who have achieved so much and I admire their determination. Two people I look up to and aspire to be.” – Aline

  • “I love the support that David and Shirley provide us with. And really enjoy getting up in the morning knowing I work in one of the most fun and inspiring company’s ever.” – Dean

  • “I want to thank Shirls and David for the support they’ve given me during my pregnancy and maternity leave and I feel very fortunate to have a job that I am looking forward to returning to someday.” – Michelle

  • “The difference David and Shirley have made to me this year is huge. It means so much to me that they cared about me enough to invest in my future with the company, but also my personal development. They have coached me through one of the hardest years of my life, and yet always been happy to do so and been willing to give up their time, even if it means they have to work other things around to accommodate it.

    I will always remember what they have done for me, and I can never thank them enough for the contribution they have made to my life.” – Sarah

  • “Personally a great year for me all thanks to working here, able to buy a new house, massively supported with family life, juggling children, football and work and now looking after a wonderful team of people who are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. Such a fun, loving, caring group of people.” – Jo


North Parade Salon

1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford OX2 6LX

Tel: 03300 415480


Summertown Salon

Prama House, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HT

Tel: 03300 415480


Jericho Salon

24 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HU

Tel: 03300 415480