KOKO, Guildford

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With an impressive rating of 4.9 stars on their Facebook page, the independent boutique KOKO salon in Guildford is certainly doing something right. We caught up with salon director and founder of KOKO, Steve Reina to find out what makes his salon so unique and why he choose KEVIN.MURPHY: 

What do you think makes your salon unique?
We think KOKO is unique as we understand that our salon is not just about hair, but is also about health and sustainability of all things: friendship, home, community, lifestyle. We also believe we have a very welcoming approach to service.
How did your relationship with KEVIN.MURPHY begin?
Back in 2012, I found a box in my office with what I thought was the perfect product line – it was exactly what I had been searching for! Then I was introduced to Kristy Jarman (the then Education & Sales UK manager for KM) and a embarked upon the most wonderful journey to introduce KEVIN.MURPHY to our stylists and clients.
We’re impressed to hear that you are one of the elite SESSION.SALONS… what does that mean? 
Being an elite salon means so much to me… I feel that a salon should identify with only one product brand, and KEVIN.MURPHY fits so well with our identity as a salon. The training we receive means that we are able to introduce new methods in styling firstly to our team and then onto our clients.
What do your clients make of the KEVIN.MURPHY product range? 
Our clients love the products and always mention the ethics and the fragrances. I’m also pleasantly surprised when non-salon clients come in to purchase products as we are the only place locally that stocks the full KEVIN.MURPHY range.
What are your favourite KEVIN.MURPHY products?
Currently, everyone in the salon seems obsessed with DOO-OVER – we use so much of it! However, our staple product from day one, and one which so many clients re-buy and comment on, is the YOUNG-AGAIN OIL. 
What do you think the secret to a successful salon is?
Simple! My secret is to be happy, friendly, approachable and professional to everybody that walks through the salon doors!  
If KOKO had to be known for one single thing… what would you like that to be?
I hope all of the above! 

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