News added 11/01/18: HEADMASTERS AWARDS
We are thrilled to share our top delights from the Headmasters annual awards event in central London this week including confirmation that 1000+ of the group’s salon teams can party like there’s no tomorrow! And that the Headmasters Pro Artistic Team has learned to put on an excellent hairshow which wowed all spectators in the room. Importantly, handing out the best awards (£5000 for the top salon, a new car to the busiest colourist… you get our drift) directors at the group prove they take care of their ‘family’. We are struck by the numbers feted, and how they celebrate high achievers including dishing out accolades for individual hairdressers each bringing in more than £100K in revenue in 2017. Respect!
Headmasters report of their special night gives us the following round-up:
- Chairman John Sanders detailed Headmasters success of 2017 and expansion plans for 2018
- The Headmasters Pro Artistic Team used the room to best effect with an ‘interactive show’: a street-style presentation inspired by Gucci’s SS18 catwalk; the looks were raw and urban with a little cheekiness to boot. Morphing into glam rock meets moody goth, the hair was structured and based on the foundations of shape triangular, round and square. Culminating in an ode to sci-fi movies in the 90’s the overarching theme of celebrating shape and movement was refreshing and bold.
- The Business awards are judged on in-salon performance and included a brand new addition for 2017 The Big 5 (presented in conjunction with HSBC) with the winning salon Dorking scooping a massive £5000. The winner of Headmasters Bring On The Colour competition won a gorgeous a brand new Audi A1!
- Artistic awards included: The Ultimate Image Award, Mens Image Award, Christine Sanders Future Star Award, ghd Avant Garde Award and Colour Innovation Award (which were independently judged by well known industry figures including renowned barber Kevin Luchmun, Katie Allan, creative director at Charles Worthington, Karine Jackson, president at The Fellowship and Darren Oram, education director at L’Oreal Professionnel)
News added 23/03/17: Headmasters Art Team were invited into L’Oréal HQ this week to try out the brands seven new #colourful hair shades. We caught up with Art Team members Sooz, Nicole and Rodrigo to find out how they got on with the new colour range and what techniques they trialled.
Sooz: “I loved working with #colourful hair because it isn’t a product we’ve ever had in L’Oréal before! For me when I colour hair, I love working with the natural tones to enhance the natural beauty in the hair. Even though I was excited to use the colour I was also slightly nervous as I wanted to maintain a taste level to my work. That’s what I love about Art Team days; I can make mistakes and experiment. As a colourist when I’m educating there is no room for error when advising students. So I love the free time I have to play with products and make the mistakes so I can pass on that knowledge to my students. #Colourful hair is so easy, the fact that I can dilute and intermix the shades means that I can test the shades on white paper before application meaning I know exactly what shade I will get. For me, Art Team days are a way for me to create new techniques that I can then carry on working with, until I can perfect it and use on clients, which for a colourist is the best part of my job.
Nicole: “The technique I used is inspired by tie-dye. I applied my global shade for the root area first, then created irregular ponytails using zigzag partings and secured them with elastics at the base. I followed by looping and securing along the length of the ponytail. The chosen shades were then freehand painted on the created curves and blended.”
Rodrigo: “To try the new L’Oréal #colourful range was very exciting. There are seven different shades you can chose from and the possibilities are endless because you can create different intensity within each shade and even intermix them. I can’t wait to have them in the salon!”
Browse the picture gallery below to get a feel for the colour possibilities of L’Oréal’s #colourful.
News added 24/02/17: Art team take on #LFW
The beauty about belonging to a salon group like Headmasters is that they create incredible opportunities for their staff… Take London Fashion Week for example, Headmasters enabled members of their art team to work backstage at seven high-profile shows which included: Central St Martins, ON/OFF showspace presentations, Charlotte Olympia, Haizhen Wang, Emilio de la Morena and Micole Ragni. Art team members Nicole Iroh, Reiss Harris, Clare Hansford and Rodrigo Pérez-Aradros Sáenz had a blast working alongside and learning from seasoned sessionistas Darren Fowler and Adam Reed, among many more. Lucky things! Take a look at the images below to get a taste of what they got up to:
Central St. Martins #AW17. Hair by L’Oréal Professionnel, assisted by Nicole & Reiss.
Haizhen Wang #AW17. Hair by Adam Reed @ L’Oréal Professionnel, assisted by Clare.
ON/OFF showspace Jayne Pierson #AW17. Hair by Darren Fowler @ L’Oréal Professionnel, assisted by Rodrigo.
Emilio de la Morena #AW17. Hair by Anna Cofone @ Oribe & Remington, assisted by Nicole and Rodrigo.
News added 02/02/17: Blow-dry collection 2017
What better way for your client to spend half an hour in the salon than getting a glamorous, on-trend blow-dry? That’s exactly what the team at Headmasters thought and they’ve put their heads together to create a menu of five fashion-forward blow dries. We love them and the super cool imagery too!
Hair: Headmasters Pro Artistic Team – Jonathan Soons, Siobhan Jones and Gareth Williams. Creative direction and styling: Laura Hinton. Make-up: Andriani Vasiliou. Photography: James Kemmenoe.
- Westend Waves: Undone glamour, cool girl hair perfected.
Must-have: L’Oréal Professional Tecni.ART Wild Stylers 60s Babe Savage Panache.
- Regal Roll: Elegantly swept up, this vintage roll gives the face a ‘crowning’ effect.
Must-haves: L’OréalProfessional Tecni.ART Pli and L’Oréal Professional Tecni.ART Volume Architect.
- Luxe Manhattan: Full volume curls – the timeless Manhattan is back with a bang.
Must-have: L’Oréal Professional Tecni.ART Fix Move.
- Classic Smooth: Simple and sophisticated, this blow-dry is a classic for a reason.
Must-have: L’Oréal Professional Tecni.ART Pli.
- French Bun: Understated and chic, perfectly placed to create beautiful shaping around the face and neckline.
Must-haves: L’Oréal Professional Tecni.ART Pli and L’Oréal Professional Tecni.ART Super Dust.
News added 27/01/17: The Art Team presentation at the 35th Headmasters Awards
Headed up by Jonathan Soons, Siobhan Jones and Gareth Williams, the art team presentation kicked off the evening at Battersea Evolution with a real bang! Vibrant and daring, the variety of shapes and styles showcased the creativity and innovation inherent in the brand. It set the perfect tone for an evening celebrating the achievements of individuals, salons and the Headmasters company as a whole. Marking 35 successful years in the industry, we’re thrilled to see that the brand continues to develop and nurture the creativity within its ranks. Scroll down to find out who won big on the night:
News added 16/01/17: When Headmasters throws its annual awards night, we can be sure that energy, excitement and team spirit are the key ingredients! At London’s Evolution venue in Battersea Park last week, Headmasters Chairman John Sanders, and owner Tim Binnington, got the party started by introducing a cool show from the brand’s Art Team based on recent collections. They showcased editorial and commercial looks, and confirmed how far the company has travelled in artistic terms especially for colour work. Bravo to all involved. Next up there was plenty of noise as the evening’s host was announced: Joey Essex – reality TV star. The 1000+ guests were thrilled! Joey was soon deluged with fans as he invited first to the stage the team members of long service, and then those joining the Headmasters A-List. Next, individual awards were presented in 7 business categories – judged on in-salon performance – and 5 creative categories which had been judged by hairdressers Jack Howard, Sophia Hilton, Karine Jackson, and Darren Orram, education director at L’Oréal Professional Products. A special night indeed. Browse the pictures and join us in congratulating all!
News added 13/01/17: In true Headmasters form, opportunities were found for members of the Art Team to work alongside L’Oréal Professional backstage at John Smedley’s LFWM AW17 show this week. The Headmasters hair team was led by James Bickmore from the Senior Art Team. With both men and women’s hair to style, the team had their work cut out creating separate looks that were simple, laid-back and with an un-done feel that allowed the John Smedley’s knitwear collection to be fully appreciated.
For the boys – James and the team worked the natural texture of the hair, enhancing the movement by using a vent brush and finishing with L’Oréal Professional Tecni.Art Density Material.
For the girls – A sports-luxe, twisted double knot was created with texture through the front.
Key Products: L’Oréal Professional Tecni.Art Pli, Tecni.Art Crêpage De Chignon, Infinium Hairspray, Tecni.Art Deviation Paste, Tecni.Art Liss Control and Tecni.Art Density Material.
News added 16/12/16: Junior art team collection
A culmination of a years hard work has resulted in this brand new collection from the Headmasters Junior Art Team. Taking inspiration from the ‘Undressed’ exhibition that recently took place at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Junior Team were fascinated by the changing perceptions of gender and gender norms within present day society. The Junior Art Team wanted the collection to shock, and set out to create images that are both provocative and thought-provoking. The 90s heroin themed styling is certainly shocking and helps to convey the androgynenous concept.
The Junior Art Team members: Samuel Hankin – Soho; Rodrigo Pérez-Aradros Sáenz– Clapham South; Tamàs Megyeri – Putney; Harry Souter – Farnham; and George Boleyn – Wimbledon Broadway.
The Junior Art Team commented: “This year – the most challenging of our lives – has enabled us to challenge our weaknesses and push our strengths to new and exciting extremes. To go from being internalised and withdrawn to presenting to hundreds of people and teaching classes has changed who we are forever. We’re eternally grateful to the team and the company for all we’ve learnt“.
News added 23/11/16: Obsidian
Headmasters’ own afro specialist Nicole Iroh has teamed up with photographer Tony Le-Britton to create Obsidian; a collection that celebrates the natural beauty, versatility and cultural styles of afro and curly hair.
Nicole said: “We chose to create each look on the same model to put a focus on the creative freedom textured hair types have and can supply the artist. “Obsidian” is formed when lava rapidly cools off and forms shapes with intricate and interesting movement, which we felt corresponds with the beauty of the female form. The collection ranges from free flowing voluminous styles to intricate braids which were really interesting to work with as they can completely changes the silhouette. This meant we could imitate those intricate shapes found in Obsidian – it’s a true celebration of natural textures”.
Hair: Nicole Iroh, Afro Specialist at Headmasters Notting Hill. Photography & art direction: Tony Le Britton. Model: Elah IMG models. Make-up: Carol Brown.
News added 07/10/16: Headmasters Talent Squad
In 2015, Headmasters launched the Talent Squad – a talent-spotting programme aimed to attract the attention of the enthusiastic and hard-working Apprentices within the Headmasters salon group.
Headmasters have just announced the 12 members of the 2017 Talent Squad! The team will be closely mentored throughout their time with the squad; and aside from their training they will have some fantastic industry opportunities including: involvement in photo shoots; public speaking training; assisting the Art Team; avant garde hair mentoring and show work. Headmasters are passionate about the programme, as they believe it is incredibly important to inspire and encourage their apprentices, giving them a taste of what the industry can offer once they have completed their training as well as building up their confidence.
Congratulations to the 2017 Talent Squad:
Lianne Cutajar – Headmasters Balham
Karen Bradshaw – Headmasters Soho
Steph Sjosvard – Headmasters Clapham High Street
Sophie Hendren – Headmasters Croydon
Sinead Carmel Kirby – Headmasters Wimbledon Broadway
Grace Okello – Headmasters Soho
Jack Strike – Headmasters Dorking
Mitchell Dyer – Headmasters Chiswick
Stefanie Riches – Headmasters Sutton
Ryan Chessman – Headmasters Soho
Alice Miotti – Headmasters Wimbledon Broadway
Charlotte Dickenson – Headmasters Guildford
News added 23/09/16: With London Fashion Week drawing to a close earlier this week, we are delighted to see that the Headmasters Pro Team had members at several shows and have first-hand knowledge of the latest trends for #SS17.
• John Smedley
Headmasters Pro Artistic Team kicked off their #LFWcampaign with John Smedley. Art Team member Nicole Iroh led the team who were creating super sleek, sporty ponytails for the #SS17 show.
“The inspiration behind the look was all about creating beautiful, healthy looking hair. We created the classic, simple ponytail by gently pulling back the hair whilst keeping the natural texture. We then used L’Oreal Mythic Oil through the ends, texture dust and dry shampoo where needed before tying the pony using a simple band to complete the look” – Nicole Iroh, Headmasters Pro Artistic Team Member
• J JS Lee
The hair team at J JS Lee was headed up by the legendary Adam Reed. Headmasters Pro Art Team were delighted to be on hand to achieve the “fresh hair” brief. Keeping it really simple, the hair was styled so it had a ‘lived-in’ feel with subtle kinks in the hair, keeping it smooth and embracing the models natural hair texture.
• Teatum Jones
“Masculine but beautiful” was the theme for the hair at Teatum Jones. The models hair was pulled back in a low pony, saturating the hair using high shine gloss products. The team then focused on creating a short fishtail braid at the base of the ponytail and the let the rest of the hair hang down.
• Anya Hindmarch
At Anya Hindmarch, the Headmasers Pro team were creating the “Futuristic Pony” under the direction of Sam McKnight. The look was super sleek and glossy using L’Oreal Fix Move Spray and L’Oreal Liss Cream!
News added 14/09/16: When it comes to education, Headmasters is pretty forward thinking and has proven tto be ahead of the curve with their latest move… On the 12th September, Headmasters solidified a partnership with Kingston College by opening an Academy within the institution.
Having implemented a successful up-skilling programme internally for their own Apprentices (above and beyond the NVQ standards) and seeing an increase in customer satisfaction by 89% and Apprentice retention and loyalty by 50%, Headmasters seem to have a winning formula. The new Headmasters Academy will focus on five main areas within its teaching; Train the Trainer, Educate the Student, Work Experience within Headmasters Salons, Management Support and Brand Recognition leading to higher standards for all clients and students. Amazing work guys!
Julie Watkins, Head of Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy at Kingston College: “We are absolutely delighted by this exciting new partnership between Kingston College and Headmasters. This collaboration between a highly successful College and a highly respected major hairdressing employer will ensure that all our hairdressing students graduate from Kingston College with the excellent technical and employability skills that the next generation of young hairdressers need to secure employment in this wonderful industry. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership”.
Stephen McManus, Head of Education at Headmasters: “We are really excited to launch our College partnership initiative. We saw that there was a real skills gap between college expectations of a stylist and salon expectations of a stylist. This paired with a shortage of stylists in the U.K. has led us to taking a new and exciting step. I am confident that we can really make a difference at Kingston College they already show a high standard of work with a strong focus on employability which we are looking forward to strengthening.”
News added 26/08/16: Continuing our #MyHeadmasters story series is Danielle Louis from Headmasters in Balham.
“Being part of the art team constantly keeps me inspired and allows me to be creative. However alongside my Art Team responsibilities, I also run a busy column at the Balham salon and teach at our Senior Putney Academy helping to inspire others and being inspired by others!
Education is a hugely important part of Headmasters and within the Art Team and I love being part of it and seeing how others develop their skills! I had the pleasure of teaching the 2016 Blow-Dry Menu on the Headmasters Revealed Course which is a crucial introduction course to the company for new stylists before they hit the Salon floor. Teaching this course was a chance to show the new stylists the ways in which we keep blow-drying current and innovative.
A huge highlight was being given the opportunity to lead the ‘Perfect Your Blonde’ Foiling Course which was over 4 days. The course is broken down into 4 sections; Perfect Your Blonde Foils, The Art of Balayage, Balayage Advanced and Full Head Blondies. Not only did the course cover all aspects from current to classic colouring trends, it also sets up all new stylists with the skills needed for Me-Day Makeover which is an in-salon service at Headmasters where foiling skills are essential. Teaching this course was hugely rewarding as I was able to share my Art Team knowledge and encourage the new stylists to view foils in a different and creative light!
None of this would have been possible without the constant support from Headmasters and the Pro artistic team #MyHeadmasters“.
News added 17/08/16: Siobhan Jones, Headmasters Artistic Ambassador transformed Perrie Edwards’ (from Little Mix) hair from a bright blonde to a beautiful pink blush. This statement colour gives a colour pop without too much commitment from the client and is proving to be a very popular trend. Siobhan aimed to create a low-maintenance, grungy pink colour on Perrie as it suits her personality and means she can play around with her colour with less damage.
Siobhan said: “We have slowly been making the ends of Perrie’s hair slightly brighter and lighter”, Siobhan explains, “and contouring colour around the face (Headmasters Colour Cure Service) to highlight her complexion and facial features. I did this to ensure that the Pink Blush tone will be more obvious.”
Siobhan used brand new L’Oreal Professionnel Smartbond to make sure Perrie’s hair was kept in optimum condition as it protects the health of hair during the colour process. Following this, the bespoke pink colour was applied to the lightened areas of Perrie’s hair to achieve the Pale Pink Blush.
News added 28/07/16: Chris Southern gives us his #MyHeadmasters story…
How did you get into hairdressing? My prosperous journey started with Headmasters as a salon apprentice. I was older than most following a degree in architecture, so at 22 years old the industry was very new to me! I threw myself into hairdressing and was open to every opportunity within the industry. While training for my NVQ 2, I entered and won the apprentice category for HM colour heroes.
What happened next? Headmasters gave me the confidence to apply for the ghd style squad for 2013-2014 where I was successful!Throughout my year on the ghd Style Squad I was given the opportunity to meet and work with many of my hair idols and travel around the UK working at various events and product tours as well as my first fashion week experience which was a huge highlight of my career. Although my year is now over, I have maintained a strong relationship with ghd and have recently become a part of the events team continuing to work with them on a regular basis.
“All of this incredible experience has led to more session styling opportunities and I’ve even worked on shows like the X Factor”
Where are you now? Following my experience with the ghd Style Squad I went on to audition and join the Headmasters Pro Artistic team. Now I am part of an amazing creative team teaching numerous courses at the Headmasters Senior Academy to other hairdressers as well as growing my own name in the industry. All of this incredible experience has led to more session styling opportunities where I have worked on shows such as the X Factor, with music artists and now even shoots on a regular basis. Whilst still maintaining a busy column within the salon, this is a side of hairdressing where my creativity is encouraged and I am able to build up my experience within the industry.
None of this would have been possible without the constant support from Headmasters and the Pro artistic team #MyHeadmasters
News added 19/07/16: Headmasters party hard at Ministry of Sound
It’s 6 months since they held a big awards bash in Battersea Park to bring in the new year, so about time Headmasters drummed up a new date for gathering the salon teams together and throwing some shapes on a dance floor! The legendary Ministry of Sound club in London was the chosen venue and 10 July the day for the HM brand’s first-ever summer party… and we’re betting it’s going to become a firm date on the calendar. Watching the salon group’s journey over the years, we’re impressed how the suits put their salon people at the heart of the business, and this latest dance-tastic date was a chance to for hard-workers on the hairdressing frontline to really make a few groovy moves to fine tunes! Three MoS rooms of music, delicious street food and of course a bar sealed the deal. 2017 marks Headmasters’ 35th anniversary and we can only imagine that the parties will get bigger and better. Watch this space for details…
News added 14/07/16: Catwalk to consumer
Headmasters offers a variety of courses to its stylists to develop talent and improve hairdressing skills throughout the company. Artistic ambassador, Claire Hansford teaches the two-day fashion-led Catwalk to Consumer at our Great Portland Street Studio. Claire is passionate about education and says of the course, “it is a chance for students to gain an insight into session styling and encourages creativity, which is not always available whilst working on the salon floor day-to-day.”
Day 1: Students review current trends in hair, make-up and fashion including opinions of leading people in the industry. London Fashion Week shows are played to stylists which demonstrate the trends they’ve studied in action. Trend-focused, students then begin working on their own mood board to inspired the image they want to create for their photoshoot the next day.
Day 2: The photoshoot takes place at Headmasters’ Great Portland Street Salon. Students bring their own model and styling kit to the shoot own including any props they might wish to use. Educators are on stand-by to help students style the hair, apply the make-up and dress the model based upon the moodboard they created on day one. Each student is responsible for the art direction of their shoot, giving full creative control without restriction.
At the end of the course, students leave with a better understanding of session styling and working with a team in a shoot environment. They are also given the professional images of their work with the potential of entering those images, if they wish, in competitions within the beauty industry and the company.
News added 08/07/16: In 34 years, Headmasters has grown from a single salon in Wimbledon Village to a 57-strong international group with salons in the UK, Norway and Sweden as well as three training academies, two of which are dedicated to training our apprentices in purpose-built City & Guilds approved academies. Knowing the importance of celebrating and acknowledging the hard work put in by their apprentices, Headmasters’ annual Apprentice Day took saw 180 trainees taken out for a day of inspiration and education at Thorpe Park on the 21st June 2016.
The day kicked off with inspiring talks from motivational guest speakers who shared their experiences and advice regarding the industry, including franchisee owners Emily Balderson and Emine Ellahi from Headmasters Walton; Art Team Member Sian Quinn; Customer Excellence Manager Palma Palmer; Headmasters Director Mark Foster and Ken West the Director of 365 Salon Education.
In the afternoon, winners of the Headmasters House of Innovation competition were announced. This competition recognises the creative talent of our apprentices and was judged by industry experts Anna Chapman, Zoe Irwin, Sophia Hilton and Adam Reed. The day closed with a catwalk show from Headmasters Talent Squad which ensured everyone was left feeling pumped and ready to enjoy a few hours of thrills at the theme park.
House of Innovation winners:
• New Talent Winner– Charlotte Dickinson – Judged by Anna Chapman
• New Talent Runner Up – Stephanie Sjosvard – Judged by Anna Chapman
• Rising Talent Winner – Sara Goncalves – Judged by Zoe Irwin
• Rising Talent Runner Up – Francesca De Souza – Judged by Zoe Irwin
• Creative Talent Winner – Lianne Cutajar – Judged by Sophia Hilton
• Creative Talent Runner up – Zyon Mena Ortega – Judged by Sophia Hilton
• Men’s Innovation Winner – Kirstie Mac Gregor – Judged by Adam Reed
• Men’s Innovation Runner Up – Amy Stringer – Judged by Adam Reed
• The Company’s Choice Winner – Connor Scanlon
• The Company’s Choice Winner – Ryan Chessman
News added 27/06/16: Headmasters catwalk at L’Oréal Colour Trophy
In early June, Headmasters put together an awesome show for L’Oréal Colour Trophy in the ‘Best of British’ section. The catwalk show was inspired by Paris and London. Headmasters opted to represent London at night; combining the bright lights and colours of the West End with iconic Soho. The three looks cleverly symbolised british weather featuring natural elements of Wind, Rain and Ice. Each model required make-up and hair that fitted their natural element and each took inspiration from iconic British designers. Burberry was chosen for Wind, Alexander McQueen for rain and Vivienne Westwood for Ice.
We caught up with Headmasters Artistic ambassadors Siobhan Jones, Jonathon Soons and Gareth Williams to talk us through the inspiration behind each look:
Wind: To represent this element we created voluminous, fluffy hair with strands pulled out all over to mirror a whirl-wind look. The make-up was smudged in places to appear as if the model had been caught in a storm.
Rain: To portray Rain we kept the hair slick and wet on one side, with an immense blow-out on the other. We wanted it to appear as if the model was hit by incoming rain on one side of her hair whilst the other side of the blow-dry stayed intact. Make-up was an all-over black with small bejewelled areas to imply an overcast but optimistic feel.
Ice: For Ice, we chose a geometric yellow-coloured bob with gold leaf embellishment added to the front of the fringe and the back of the bob. A dishevelled and frizzy square was shaved in to the top of the bob to give height to the look. The model’s face was covered entirely in a cold blue with silver and blue glitter on top to portray an icy feel to the look.
News added 09/06/16: English lessons
Headmasters are always looking at ways to improve the customer experience within our salons and understand that clear communication between the stylist and customer is key. In 2015, they started up English lessons at their Great Portland Street studio, aimed at Stylists who need extra practise with English in the workplace. There are usually 8-10 students per class and the lessons run for 90 minutes, completely free! Classes are also upen to people who are not employed by Headmasters, encouraging them to attend with a view of a potential job opportunity at the end of the course.
Holly Sklavounos, Headmasters’ English Teacher gives some insight on the syllabus taught and the desired outcome of the lessons:
• What do the classes entail?“The classes are usually about a range of different topics and I use lots of different materials, but with each different topic I try to teach speaking and listening skills as well as specific grammar and vocabulary around hairdressing and fashion. To give you an example, one week we looked at a video documentary about Camden style and London Fashion Week, through which the stylists learned vocabulary for talking about alternative style and practised listening and responding to authentic English.”
• What are the skills that students will develop? “In the lessons, I aim to help the stylists gain confidence and fluency in English, and to access the vocabulary they need in their jobs day-to-day”
For more information please visit: http://www.headmasters.com/hairdressing-jobs
News added 03/06/16: Headmasters A-List & Honours List
Headmasters truly strives to recognise the stylists within their company who excel in both their takings and retail totals. The Headmasters A-List has cemented its reputation as being the club all their stylists want to be in; created to recognise the potential in each stylist and celebrate their hard work and dedication. Alongside the A-List, in 2015 Headmasters introduced the Honours List in recognition of stylists who had taken over £100,000 that year. The ultimate in hairdressing excellence, these exclusive clubs shine the spotlight on Headmasters stars who continually push the boundaries.
Emily Streek, Headmasters Farnham, is the current leader of the A-List, and offers her insight and tips from the top:
• To make the honours list it takes hard work, consistency and continually seeking new opportunities. All this while maintaining your current clientele by ensuring they rebook their next visit before they leave the Salon!
• Rebooking your clients is the most important factor when it comes to being consistently busy. Rebook 75% of your clients every week and 6 weeks down the line you will have a very busy column! Make your client feel like they are your only client as they deserve all of your attention.
• You have to be on top of your game no matter what. You need to make sure you are offering your clients something they have never had before and they need to learn from you as you’re the professional. Consultation and consistency are key. Master your consultation and the rest of the appointment will be a success.
For more information please visit: http://www.headmasters.com/hairdressing-jobs
News added 25/05/16: Colour obsessed
On the 22nd & 23rd May, Headmasters presented at the long awaited and highly anticipated Colour World – an event dedicated to colourists and colour salons! Three of their Art Team Members Siobhan Jones, Alfie Pfeffer and Suzanne Alphonse shared their passion and experience with colour through a series of presentations and live demonstrations at the event.
On Sunday, Siobhan Jones Headmasters Colour Ambassador kicked off with a Listen-Learn presentation showcasing the contrasting ways in which Headmasters embraces and innovates with colour, in particular through her own teaching and the frequently changing in-salon services.
Alfie Pfeffer presented in the Colour SHair area on Monday demonstrating how to apply multiple colours into hair to achieve a carefully colour blended look. He explained the process of his colour to the watching audience and his technique to achieve the finished look (below) which was unveiled towards the end of the day.
Suzanne Alphonse presented alongside the legendary Michelle Blake explaining how Headmasters use their Colour Capes in salons as well as carrying out live consultations with members of the audience. Suzanne also shared her expertise at the Colour Genius Bar where visitors could drop by and ask any questions or queries relating to colour.
The two days were a huge success and gave a great insight into the world of colour. Roll on Colour World 2017!
News added 20/05/16: Bring on the colour
In 2015, Headmasters launched a brand new competition with all their stylists called ‘Recommended A Friend’. The competition was based around how many NEW recommended clients stylists could bring into the salon and the prize was pretty incentivising – a car! For each new client a stylist brought in, they were given a ticket which was entered into the prize draw. There was a lot of excitement built up around the competition, and a huge amount of anticipation around who would be announced winner at our Headmasters Awards Ceremony. Mateusz Parka from our Fulham Broadway salon was announced at our end of year, Celebrating 2015 Awards Ceremony, winning the grand prize of a Fiat 500 car!
“When the winner was announced, I didn’t initially register that it was my name that was called. It wasn’t until my salon team were encouraging me to go up to the stage did I realise I had won! I couldn’t be happier and feel so appreciated within the company for what I do!” said Mateusz Parka, Headmasters Fulham Broadway.
The competition focuses on personal targets for individual stylists and encourages interest and healthy competition across the Headmasters salon network. Following on from the success of their ‘Recommend A Friend’ competition, they have launched a new competition but this year they are concentrating on selling colour within Salons and have launched the “Bring on the Colour” competition. Targets have been set pretty high to encourage stylists to take on more colour service appointments and therefore increase their takings. The stylist who sells the most colour up until December will be the lucky winner of a Mini Cooper. The winner will be announced at our Awards Ceremony in 2017. Wowza!
News added 13/05/16: The latest franchise salon for the Headmasters group has opened in Beckenham! Jackson Wardle, who had previously worked in Headmasters in Wimbledon Broadway, Croydon, Kingston, Notting Hill and Balham Salons over the last 10 years has taken the leap and become the new franchise owner. We caught up with him to find out his insights into opening his franchise and his hopes for the future.
• Why did you choose to open a Franchise with Headmasters?
“Owning a franchise was the next step on the career path for me and it felt like I was ready in my life to take on the challenge. It was time for me to move onto the next level of my career and this was the most obvious and realistic move. Headmasters gave me the opportunity and support network to take the step and made me feel comfortable in my decision to open the Franchise Salon”.
• What are you most looking forward to with owning a Franchise?
“Initially I would like to work towards building strong client loyalty and run a busy Salon! There is something special about working in a busy Salon and taking pride in knowing that you own it. Following this, the next goal would be winning salon of the year!”
Click here to find out more information on franchising at Headmasters.
News added 03/05/16: The Headmasters 2016 blow-dry collection reflects our favourite catwalk and commercial looks. Each year we strive to create wearable looks and this 2016 on-trend blow-dry menu reflects sophistication and wear ability which can be easily recreated and is accessible to stylists in our salons. Each look is tailored to a specific trend that we have identified and would suit our target clientele.
The super braid: A lavish, luxe detailed braid. Tailored to suit your hair length & thickness.
The alice band braid: After our couple of seasons off our Alice Band Braid is back by popular demand. Beautifully Bohemian it works seamlessly from day to night.
The bob blow-dry: There is beauty in simplicity, sometimes a clean, smooth, blow-dry is perfection.
The undone blow-dry: Understated, second day chic, soft & touchable. Perfect date night hair.
The Manhattan blow-dry: A classic for a reason, polished & professional, with volume where is counts, this blow-dry will last the distance.
The Bergdorf blow-dry: Another Headmasters perennial, it’s soft loose waves are easy to wear & flattering.
News added 26/04/16: Headmasters Classics Collection is the ultimate cutting edit for Headmasters hairdressing professionals.
“We wanted to provide our stylists with the ultimate cutting edit for hairdressing professionals where they could master the fundamentals of hairdressing and principal cutting systems. The definition of Classic is an example of timeless quality so we created the Classics Collection to encapsulate this, as well as the traditional cutting techniques that have given the hairdressing industry a foundation for hairdressing excellence but with a fresh, modern twist”, said Jonathan Soons, Artistic Ambassador, Headmasters.
With 10 Classic Cuts including Box Bob, Long Round Layer, Invisible Layer, Bevel Bob, Concave Layer, Uniform Layer, Natural Inversion, Classic Disconnection, Square Graduation, Versatile Graduation – there is a timeless cut to suit everyone.
News added 13/04/16: Siobhan Jones – Little Mix’s colour fix
Siobhan Jones Headmasters Colour Ambassador for the salon group has been Little Mix’s long-term colourist since 2012, a year after their win on the X Factor. Since then she has taken Little Mix on an exciting colour journey. Not only for their ‘Get Weird’ tour this March but also for their first ever Brit Award Performance in February, the Little Mix girls have experimented with some vivid hair colours. From Jade’s transformation from green, then ombre to grey; to Jesy’s contrasting deep mahogany shades and bright blonde colour contouring for Perrie. Siobhan recognises that Little Mix require contrasting and unique hair looks to ensure they stand out from one another, whilst still keeping it in healthy condition.
Siobhan said: “I love doing Little Mix’s hair because I have been with them from the beginning which means I have been heavily involved in all of their vast image changes. The girl’s enjoy being experimental and pushing the boundaries with different hair looks which is challenging and fun.”
See Little Mix’s Instagram transformations below:
News added 05/04/16: Ooh, love this. A cool collection, named ‘Transition‘ melds fashion and music to remind us of our youth! It was developed by the Art Ambassadors at Headmasters and pays tribute to iconic hairstyles throughout the 70s and 80s.“Taking inspiration from legendary punk and New Romantic devotees from Debby Harry to The Smiths to Madness, we gave the looks a modern twist using colouring techniques like ‘balayage’ to create a graduation of colour. This was to create the illusion of movement and enhance the cut and overall finish of the hair” Jonathan Soons, Art Ambassador Headmasters.
News added 18/03/16: Exciting times! This year the Headmasters group has launched a brand new and exciting talent spotting programme: Headmasters Talent Squad. The intention is to identify 10 of the company’s most enthusiastic and hard working apprentices, and represents a hugely valuable opportunity for youngsters. Talent Squad aims to give these lucky apprentices a taste of what they could be doing once they have completed their training at Headmasters as well as building up their confidence.
To be one of the top 10 to make it onto the Talent Squad, you needed to submit a look inspired of a favourite designer and runway show, as well as to answer some trend lead/industry questions. The successful group that made it onto the course have since been exposed to an exciting range of opportunities such as being involved in high profile photo shoots, public speaking training, assisting the Headmasters Art Team on shoots, attending inspirational hairdressing events as well as in depth avant garde hair mentoring and show work. To cap it all, the team has the opportunity to enter a an highly acclaimed industry competition aimed at Apprentices! Here are some of the looks the Talent Squad created at our Great Portland St studio in London… Well done guys!
For more information please visit: http://www.headmasters.com/hairdressing-jobs/