Exciting a proud news, The Hair Shops Sarah Franklin has been accepted onto the Shaping Futures Team 2014 in India to teach hairdressing to disadvantaged young adults.
20 Years of The Hair Shop Kemnay
A great afternoon of nibbles and champagne to celebrate a tremendous 20 years of the The Hair Shop Kemnay and fundraising for the Schwarzkopf Shaping Futures Charity.
We would like to thank everyone who attended,it was a great start to our ongoing fundraising endeavors, also a thank you to Noelle for the incredible food, find her at http://www.andreefinefood.co.uk/ and of course the girls for all their help!
In the Chair with…
Such a wise head on young shoulders Isla has now achieved her Modern Apprenticeship in Hairdressing and has taken to it like a duck to water. The brain child fae Rothie spends her free time with her family tinkering around attaching tow bars to cars, riding horses and dog sitting for family while they are enjoying themselves on holiday. What a heroine!
The best thing my parents taught me… Nothing in life is unachievable if you work hard at it, and I’m a grafter!
What I love most about hairdressing… You can make someone’s day. Its always expanding
My proudest hairdressing moment… When I finished my SVQ Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship
I think my clients love me because… I try and put people at ease and really listen to want they are saying
My favourite part of the working week... Tuesdays, they are the start to my week
One thing I would change about the hairdressing industry… The stereotype given to hairdressers
If I wasn’t a hairdresser now I’d be… I’ve never really thought about it, I have always wanted to be hairdresser
My biggest influence… My Mum
My greatest weakness… Pizza!
If I could change anything about myself I’d… I would of learnt to drive sooner
It’s not good for my image but I like… To go home on a saturday a put my jammies on and dance around my bedroom!
The song i can never get out of my head is… Newton Faulkner – Dream Catch Me
The most expensive thing I’ve ever frittered money on was… Cigarettes 😦
My last meal would be… Hunters chicken and homemade spicy potato wedges, mmmm
In the Chair with…
Plenty of experience in all aspects of hairdressing, especially colouring and cutting. Infamous for her ‘inventive ‘ fringes and turn the clock back highlights and lowlights….Interests are many and varied but if you fancy a good chat about the remedies for powdery mildew and the latest must visit art exhibition then Sarah’s your stylist.
The best thing my parents taught me… Not to play with mercury or stick drawing pins in a mahogany fireplace.
What I love the most about hairdressing… Listening to the thrills and spills of peoples lives and being responsible for their image but ultimately their confidence…thats important.
My proudest hairdressing moment… There have been many big moments along this journey from buying my first shop to becoming an SVQ approved training centre. More recently it is being accepted onto the Shaping Futures Team in India to teach hairdressing to disadvantaged young adults.
I think my clients love me because… I listen, take an interest , learn and give them a great look at a damn good price.
My favourite part of the working week… Monday morning with a to do list.
One thing I would change about the hairdressing industry… The lack of respect some people give to young people in the industry.
If I wasn’t a hairdresser now I’d be… A horticulturist with my own nursery or an art critic/trader with my own gallery in central London, taking part in the Great British Sewing Bee!
My biggest influence… The people all around me from all walks of life, all ages and all industriess.
My greatest weakness… Antiques shop, charity shops, and dancing!
If I could change anything about myself I’d… Be more sporty/daring, and enjoy high octane adrenaline sports
It’s not good for my image but I like… A bit of silence and solitude at the weekend.
The song i can never get out of my head is… Withering Heights, Bohemian Rhapsody or New Orleans
The most expensive thing I’ve ever frittered money on was… Apart from cars and houses is a pair of boots that I can barely walk in!
My last meal would be… In Positano on the beach with a bottle of Sancerre!
In the Chair with…
Always imparting her skills and knowledge to our trainees, our workplace Assessor is so unflappable it’s quite comforting on a busy day in the salon. An expert in hair ups and weddings along with all other services Julie is a member of lots of local groups but probably drinks more wine at her local Book Group than reviews what she’s read! Eee by gomme she does a right good hair cut!
The best thing my parents taught me… Good manners
What I love the most about hairdressing… There’s no boundaries – Meeting new and interesting people
My proudest hairdressing moment… Sending a client away feeling happy about their new style
I think my clients love me because… Im chatty (most of the time) and always do a cracking job
My favourite part of the working week… The weekends
One thing I would change about the hairdressing industry… Its negative image it has sometimes
If I wasn’t a hairdresser now I’d be… A Countess 🙂
My biggest influence… Grandma
My greatest weakness… Chocolate and red wine
If I could change anything about myself I’d… Be taller and slimmer
It’s not good for my image but I like… To sing (badly!)
The song i can never get out of my head is… HAPPY
The most expensive thing I’ve ever frittered money on was… Clothes and Handbags
My last meal would be… Steak and Chips
In the chair with…….
Rache Milne is one of our most senior stylists and Alford wouldn’t be Alford without this Goddess of the hairdressing world. Her attention to detail is bordering on obsession but this is oh so important when one wants the perfect head of high-lights in the most flattering of shades.
The best thing my parents taught me… Honesty
What I love the most about hairdressing… There’s no boundaries – limitless
My proudest hairdressing moment… My 15 year anniversary @ The Hair Shops
I think my clients love me because… Im honest to the core
My favourite part of the working week… Saturdays
One thing I would change about the hairdressing industry… Holiday allowance (tee hee)
If I wasn’t a hairdresser now I’d be… In the music industry
My biggest influence… My mum
My greatest weakness… Jack Daniels
If I could change anything about myself I’d… Drink More
It’s not good for my image but I like… Dance and sing in the shop
The song i can never get out of my head is… Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son
The most expensive thing I’ve ever frittered money on was… Fags!
My last meal would be… Christmas Dinner
The dreary weather, back to work blues not forgetting the post christmas come down can take its toll so make a clean sweep for 2014
January always has a unique promise for what the year ahead may hold. Its a milestone month because its a fantastic chance to pause and take stock of where our lives are at.
Instead of making a grand resolution in January try and abide by the motto “better then yesterday” We think it means improve on the past today, whether its trying something different or tweaking a daily routine, or setting realistic goals, remember its the little things that make life wonderful!
This month we are celebrating simplicity and the joy of getting back to basics. We’ve always believed small changes in your life are as enriching as big ones, so pay us a visit and find lots of inspiration advice and insider tips on how to look and feel your best.
Heres a few simple tips for keeping your tresses in tip top coniditon:
Hope this helps!
The Hair Shop xx