News added 31/08/17: Want a place to work in central London from time to time, but without having to make a large investment? A new initiative called The Hunter Collective could provide a cool solution! Here in a 2000sq ft studio, owners hairdresser Lacey Hunter-Felton and financier Nico Bonfiglioli have created a co-working space set up ready for use by beauty and fashion professionals, offering the freedom to book your own clients and organize your own schedule. Arranged like a beautiful salon its friendly and chic. For a small joining fee (currently only £100) you then have the right to book salon time as you wish, and benefit from a concierge service to look after your clients, plus a hot-desk area (with wifi), and access to a studio space for shoots. We’re impressed. According to Lacey and Nico, The Hunter Collective is best described as a ‘members-only space for international session stylists, new parents returning to work or seeking work/life balance and flexibility, mobile hair stylists, nail technicians and make-up artists missing the community of a salon, or those that have reached their potential within a current job’.
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News added 21/06/17: On the 18-19th June, salon owners descended on Tenerife for the first ever HUB Network event. Nestling an action-packed schedule into the back-drop of five star resort Gran Melia Palacio de Isora, the Goldwell and KMS salon owners were truly spoiled. Sharing business, education and marketing nous, guest speakers included: Mary Portas “Queen of Shops”; customer service expert Julie Eldrett; head of the NHF’s legal team Laura Chalkley; digital strategist Neil Ballinger; retail guru Emil McMahon and Maggie Norden from the London College of Fashion. What a roster!
True to its name, there was plenty of opportunity for networking in the evening when guests were treated to dinner on the terrace with a resident DJ and a saxophonist, followed by lots of dancing! It wasn’t all fun and games though; Mark Giannandrea general manager of KAO UK set down some serious stats to benchmark your business against, here’s just a taster:
• Salons are the 5th most popular start-up business
• 12 new salons open up every week
• 78% of hairdressers choose hair as a career for life
• The average spend in a salon in the UK is £54
• On average, 9.4% of a salons turnover comes from retail
• 79% of salon owners are female
• 40% of salon business enjoyed a boost last year
• 93% of salon business employ 1-10 members of staff
• 10.1% of clients are new clients
• 66% of salons have an annual turnover of less than £99K
We’ love to tell you more… but suggest instead you make sure you’re at The HUB Network in 2018 so you can hear for yourself. We can’t recommend it enough, but for now why not browse the pictures from Tenerife and get a taster:
News added 20/04/17: The NHF announces a new report on leisure and retail produced by The Local Data Company, and headlining that more barbers and beauty businesses opened in 2016 than ever before. Barbering, beauty, nail salons, and hair & beauty salons took 4 of the top 10 slots – beating restaurants and bars, clothing and newsagents. Yay! Happily for us, this bucks a general down trend for the high street as the number of shops opening across Great Britain last year nearly reached 46,000, but the closures exceeded 47,500.. a loss of 1500.
The NHF’s CEO, Hilary Hall comments: “Not only does the LDC report unveil the explosive growth in the number of new barbering, beauty and hairdressing businesses, which opened in record numbers in 2016, it also provides concrete proof that salons and barbershops are facing ever-increasing competition. If they are to survive in such a tough marketplace, business owners will need to work harder than ever before on their brand and client experience to differentiate their business from the many others out there.”
You can download the retail and leisure report summary for 2016, by visiting: http://info.localdatacompany.com/retail-leisure-report-summary-full-year-2016-download
News added 06/04/17: BRITISH PEOPLE SPEND MORE THAN £38,000 ON HAIRCUTS IN THEIR LIFETIME says SME Insurance. Here’s their report – see what you think?!
New study reveals the nation spends £6 billion each year to ensure “good hair days”
– Average British person visits hairdressers five times a year
– 40% of people wouldn’t complain about a bad haircut
According to a new study into the spending habits of UK consumers, the average Briton will spend around £38,615 at the hairdressers over the course of their lifetime. That’s more than the average deposit on a house for first time buyers in 2017
The study, which was conducted by hair and beauty salon business insurance provider, SME Insurance Services (SMEi), found that British women spend £146.11 on average per year at the hairdressers whereas men spend only £81.39. Averaging out at a spend of £118.12 per year this results in an annual collective UK spend of around £6.06 billion3 on professional hair maintenance.
The study also revealed that men visit the hairdressers more frequently than women, with 12% taking a trip to the salon 11 or more times each year compared to four times for the average female. However, the findings also show that men will generally spend less when it comes to their hair, which results in women spending around £11,229 (43%) more over the course of their lifetime on cutting, styling, colouring, or treating their hair at a salon.
It’s perhaps unsurprising to learn that 40% of UK consumers surveyed wouldn’t complain if they weren’t happy with a haircut, but also that two in five (42%) of these would then find a different stylist or salon in future. However, of those who would complain (49%), being polite with their complaint takes priority over demanding that the hairdresser fix the problem at hand.
Not everyone can point the finger of blame at a professional for what happens to their hair, as a quarter of men (26%) claim they never visit a salon, as do 13% of women.
Those living in the following regions can expect to pay the most at the hairdressers, with average spends per person per year as follows:
West Midlands – £135.52
North West – £131.97
London – £130.24
Scotland – £119.58
North East – £119.56
People living in the following regions can expect to pay the least for their total yearly trips to the salon, with an average spend per person per year of:
East Midlands – £82.19
East Anglia – £94.85
Yorkshire and the Humber – £101.52
Wales – £104.02
South East – £116.37
Tto view the full survey findings, go to: https://www.smeinsurance.com/uks-most-expensive-haircuts/
*Survey of 2000 UK consumers, conducted by OnePoll
News added 25/01/17: Celebrity Intelligence agency just revealed its top 20 celebrity endorsers for 2016. These are the A-listers your clients are most impressed by. Hailey Baldwin leads the pack, and Kendall Jenner (above), Karlie Kloss and Vogue Williams follow. Essentially, the shiney celebs are rated based on on the volume of endorsement deals they signed in 2016 ie what brands are prepared to invest in them to get them to front campaigns. The drive to use ‘social celebrities’ for marketing purposes has grown gigantically over the last few years with more brands keen to tap into their celebrity’s social media following – most prominently on Instagram and Twitter. Kendall alone boasts 20.7 million followers on Twitter, an eye-watering 71.7 million on Instagram and an impressive 15.3 million on Facebook. Yikes! It’s no wonder then that brands are keen to tap into these resources and we expect to see this trend take off in the year ahead.
1. Hailey Baldwin
2. Vogue Williams
3. Kendall Jenner
4. Iris Apfel
5. Karlie Kloss
6. Gigi Hadid
7. Bella Hadid
8. Stephen Curry
9. Emily Ratajkowski
10. Ashley Graham
11. Rebecca Adlington
12. Cara Delevingne
13. Alessandra Ambrosio
14. Jourdan Dunn
15. Louis Smith
16. Kate Moss
17. Cristiano Ronaldo
18. Alexa Chung
19. Shaquille O’Neal
20. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
News added 27/08/15: So this story is a lesson in the beauty of branding, delivered by Mark Woolley and the team at Electric Hairdressing. They’ve established a great logo, displayed a remarkable savvy-ness on social media in recent times, and understand the power of rolling out of a couple of well chosen events to rock their signature for industry and client awareness. Witness: In July the entire team attended the annual ‘Electric sessions’ – themed for the Hacienda Club’s contribution to youth culture. The day included a fashion show, talk from Mark W and a jump into the sea followed by a beach party! Then came a visit to Brighton Races to present a pop-up salon and powder room. Click here to check the visuals for cool branding ideas, and of course the Instagram frame complete with hashtags to ensure the name stuck. We likey like what you do!