Employment Opportunities at Popham Hairdressing

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 shirley@popham.com

Find out more about Popham as your potential new employer

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

What they said about us

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 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.”
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.

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 shirley@popham.com


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 sarah@popham.com

Popham is an equal opportunities employer

What some of our team says about working at Popham

I can truly say that I love the place I work and all the people I work with which can be very rare these days, David and Shirley always go the extra mile for us all, so for that I am very grateful.

Popham feels like a family to me as we all get on so well! After returning to hairdressing after maternity leave, my personal needs were considered and took a flexible approach to my return to work. I feel cared about as a person and am so glad to be back!

Attention to detail, bespoke, and the space to be individual!

Working at Popham Hairdressing has helped me achieve more than I ever thought possible. Shirley and David are always there for me and I love working with them, I always feel supported, encouraged to do my best and valued. Plus – what a bonus to get your birthday off!!

Jo Hutton-Price