The Process

Note: Please email us at and schedule an intake interview appointment before completing intake forms

Complete and submit the following:

  • Training Agent Eligibility Form
  • Atarashii Apprentice Program Salon | Spa Training Agent Agreement
  • Labor & Industries Approved Training Agent
  • Department of Licensing Cosmetology Division Salon/Shop Data Sheet
  • Submit Monthly Apprenticeship $250 participation fees through automatic Credit Card charge
  • Submit a one-time Training Agent Enrollment Fee of $250
  • Labor & Industries EEOC Training Agent Agreement

Adhere to the following requirements:

  • Must assist apprentice in completing intake forms
  • Commit to monthly electronic filing & manual documentation of hours
  • Pay the apprentice minimum wage for hours worked
  • Scale hourly wage in accordance with Atarashii Apprentice Wage Progression Standards
  • Provide Journey level oversight of training in practical skills and On-The-Job-Training
  • Train according to the Curriculum and Language in the Pivot Point Learning Lab

Complete and submit the following:

  • Apprentice Eligibility Form
  • Labor & Industries Apprenticeship Agreement
  • Department of Licensing Cosmetology Division Apprentice Registration
  • Submit a one-time Apprentice Enrollment Fee of $250

Adhere to the following requirements:

  • Complete on the job training Hours(OJT Hours) in accordance with Washington Sate Department of Licensing Cosmetology Division and Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Apprenticeship Division
  • Cosmetologist 3000 Hours
  • Esthetics 2000 Hours
  • Manicurist 2000 Hours
  • Barber 2000 Hours
  • Hair design 2000 hours
  • Complete 144 Related Supplemental Instruction Hours(RSI Hours) in accordance with the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Apprenticeship Division
  • Must cooperate in a timely way in recording required documentation

Client Testimonials

"Atarashii Apprentice Program presented me a learning path that I didn't think was an option. I worked in salon, with an experienced Nail Tech who taught me fundamentals, and guided me through scenarios that came up while working on clients. Once I passed my exams and was looking for work, I definitely feel having that salon experience buffed up my resume, and I got hired on the spot!! I love what I do. I love doing nails. This is my passion. My experience through Atarashii allowed me to discover that love/obsession. If you ever get the chance to work with Jessee directly, take it all in!! All the nuggets of wisdom just seem to flow right out and it really is inspiring. I'm so glad to have had my experiences, and looking forward to what's in store.

Leilani Cabral San Agustin

Manicuring Apprentice Alum

"First I would like to start by saying Jessee Skittrall and his team are outstanding professional in our industry. They have 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. This is the first time I have had the pleasure of being in an apprenticeship program under this program of Atarashii. They make it easy to be on board with this. 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 team checks in on a regular basis to keep things up to the program standards. Just to be clear their 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. The Atarashii Team holds all of their apprentices to very high standards.  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

Training Agent- Shear Perfection Everett, WA