Welcome to Atarashii Apprentice Program

Atarashii Apprentice Program is a Federally approved apprenticeship training program with approval through  United States Department of Labor- Employment Training Administration.  The Atarashii Apprentice Program offers sponsor apprenticeship training in:

Cosmetology | Hairdesign | Barbering | Esthetics | Manicuring

Our objective is to partner with a mentoring salons and apprentice candidates to provide oversight, reporting and fundamental training to enhance the on the job training provided by the salon. We make it our goal to make apprenticeship easy and fun for both the salon | spa and the apprentice.

Thank you for taking the time to understand us, who we are and what we are all about. Please reach out to connect and ask questions. Our goal is to get to know you and find out if an apprenticeship in the beauty trade is for you and guide you through the process. 



Core Values


The Atarashii Apprentice Program capitalizes on innovation, we believe the work we do empowers everyone to be their best self, and our legacy lives in the way that we give back to the community.


The Atarashii Apprentice Program empowers the beauty industry through life long education and philanthropy.  We believe it is our responsibility to evolve hair and beauty education, challenging the status quo, through continual commitment to creating rich, best in class, educational experiences using the latest technology and innovations.

We facilitate motivated individuals to realize sustainable careers within the beauty industry.  We provide education, resources and a community in which to thrive.

Our History

Atarashii Apprentice Program was launched through a grass roots effort in the backroom of a salon & spa just north of Seattle, WA. We wanted to create a path for the self directed motivated adult learner.

The three founding co owners of the Salon &  Spa found that they were constantly hiring and spending a minimum of a year or more training the new hires just to find out that it was all a futile effort.There had to be a better way. Apprenticeship afforded the opportunity to hire for personality, team culture fit and drive.

Client Testimonials

"First I would like to start by saying Jessee Skittrall and his team are outstanding professionals in our industry. The curriculum and oversight has the ability to provide all of the apprentices, with the knowledge and the placement in a Salon that will best suit the needs for their learning ability. Atarashii Apprentice Program makes it easy to on board with them. This program allows future professionals to get hands on training every day. We have all the hands on training things outlined and at our fingertips to use. The Atarashii Coaching checks in on a regular basis to keep things up to standard. Just to be clear the standards are top notch! I have helped many future professionals finish hours with externships and or internships. Working with the different schools has been good but very different than having someone so passionate about his apprentices being successful.  I feel this apprenticeship program is the best that has been done! Hands down. It is so nice to be able to contact and speak with a real person if the need arises.

Marie Weiss-Dootson

Marie Weiss-Dootson

Shear Perfection Salon & Day Spa