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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.

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“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.

Exciting News – Popham is opening a new salon in Little Clarendon Street.

We are actively recruiting for the new salon, 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

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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

  • A relaxing pleasure , total confidence in Jo.

  • Ali listened carefully to everything I said, then gave me excellent colour and a fabulous cut! Everyone loves it, and seems to think it makes me look years younger – an unexpected benefit! Thanks so much – I’ll be back!

  • Vitor was excellent – attentive to my requests, provided his own creative vision and did an amazing job! Thank you so much!

  • Another perfect colour by the best colourist ever. Kate just manages to do it every time. She’s the very best.

  • A fantastic first-ever cut with Dean – in the consultation he listened really carefully to what I wanted, and then checked in to make sure I was happy with what he was doing as we went along. He was full of great ideas for making the cut work for me and my hair, and clearly loves what he does. Thanks for brightening my morning, and for a gorgeous cut and finish.

  • You don’t have an appointment you have an experience! Lovely atmosphere, great look. Couldn’t have asked for more! Luise never fails to make my hair look and feel healthy and glossy. So pleased with the result! Fantastic!

  • “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


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