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COLORWORX TRAINING

The lovely Diane from Schwarzkopf came up to our Kemnay Salon for a training afternoon to show us all the bright new Colorworx range and the Nude Tones.

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Model 3 After:

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Team Photo with Diane From Schwarzkopf

The Team 1

The Team 2

Thank you again to Diane for coming up and teaching us some new skills, we can’t wait until the next time!

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YES or No? In or Out?

These are the questions the media throws at us on a daily basis on a variety of strategic matters. It is all so perplexing we often don’t know what to think.
In our line of business there are , however, more pressing matters. To have a fringe or not to have a fringe? Should it be a heavy blunt cut or a soft asymmetric flowing fringe? And this is only one of  the burning issues we are faced with on a daily basis.
Fashion is a funny old thing really, here today and gone tomorrow but in our shops we try and suggest and act in the best interests of the individual.
IGORA ROYAL Nude Tones
The Spring/Summer 2016 edit from our guru Schwarzkopf has been launched and we are loving the soft, earthy, nude tones which is the biggest trend in hair colouring. Or perhaps you are an urban creative in which case you will love the  the new Igora Colorworx. Bright, bold and vibrant ranging from the mermaid hues of green, blue and purples to to the cupcake pastel blends. Anything that can be imagined can be created. Experiment a little or a lot!
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Ask your stylist to explain which shades will work best for you.
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In the Spotlight with Laura Duguid

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In the Spotlight with Laura Duguid

AKA “Turkey Twizzler”

 

Laura has been the star of the show since she embarked on her hairdressing career in August.  Super organised, she keeps us all in check because we can be a messy bunch when we are slicing our way through a hair cut.

Laura loves walking (on a dry day), catching up with her favourite TV series and posting her ubiquitous selfies in her spare time, thats when she is not in the shops or soaking in the bath with a fruity cider.

On holiday Laura can be found twirling her way round a wee dancefloor in a bar in Turkey like an exotic flamingo, flapping her wings and fending off the posse of waiters and market traders who have been added to her list of faceyb friends!

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Day 12 – The Secret Window

Day 12 – The Secret Window

Thursday 20th November


It’s always a bit of a laugh driving around and seeing some of the bill boards advertising stuff. Loved the wedding themed ‘Your love is like steel, our furniture compliments it.’  It was advertising those steel man cupboards, where no self-respecting woman would dare go. The ones that men have in the garage to keep the drain rods, sprockets and funny shaped sponges to clean those tricky places on their cars … only in this instance, in the picture, it was in a house with saris, girly blouses and heels stacked neatly one on top of the other. Maybe that’s what really happens in a man cupboard, who am I to say? I think all us women should find the household torch and sneak out and dare to have a peak….you have been warned!

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Day 11 – In her Shoes

Day 11 – In her Shoes
Wednesday 19th November

Well the high light of the last couple of days has been preparing for Show time. At the end of the course the students put on a show for local employers and everything is quite fraught. It’s times like these that I am so grateful to the experience of the  Kemnay Panto days and I have to say these kids knock spots of you lazy dead beats who could never be bothered to learn your lines…and you know who you are! It’s been such fun and I love the enthusiasm and fun that they have all had. Last night I nipped down the road to buy some kind of Indian garment to wear to present the acts. I ended up getting a ‘traditional designer frock’ according to the man in the shop. At the time I had Tess or Claudia from Strictly in my head but I think I ended up more like a Christmas Puppet you stick on the mantelpiece a week before the festivities. These cultural things are as tricky as an Indian presenting something in the UK and ending up on stage looking like someone in a Cor Blimey Love a Duck Pearly King outfit wearing a See You Jimmy Hat. Nevertheless it seemed to go down a treat with adults and children alike and the audience went wild with excitement at some of the acts.
Oh and if anyone is having a bit of a do at Christmas please don’t hesitate to invite me round to sit on your mantelpiece.
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Day 3 – Little Miss Sunshine

Day 3 – Little Miss Sunshine
Tuesday 11th November

A very satisfying day with lots of new skills achieved and a growing confidence with these young people. Janet and I went to the supermarket last night to by some supplies for helping to keep the salon clean and tidy, all part of the H&S side of things. The joy and excitement that bucket and mop created was a joy to behold. They actually took turns in using it and fought over who would use the squirty household cleaners with colourful sponges….even the lads! No sexism on our watch! I have been awarded the title Entertainments Mam as we will put on a small variety performance next week for local employers. Some hairdressing demos but adding a bit of singing, dancing and a wee comedy sketch illustrating good/bad practice in the salon. I am hoping this will prevent the audience nodding off. It’s going to be a laugh and the students are quite excited about it.
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On the wall outside the village there is a sign which says ‘a loving home for every child’ and as soon as you chug and bounce through the high gates in the village van you see how that mission statement has been put into practice with happy, giggly, smiley faces of all ages. Friends wandering round, holding hands, chatting and capering about. Truly lovely to see.
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The Hair Shop 20th Anniversary Party

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! 1908389_806779886012578_7350333703602357517_n10410147_806779649345935_7051530512266414668_n10527606_806779452679288_6277007559715655818_n10533757_806779812679252_5349347330142345389_n10325366_806779016012665_4323153026479668247_n10489676_806779136012653_5009947046994986926_n

 

Up Close and Personal

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In the Chair with…


Isla Henderson

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

Up Close and Personal

In the Chair with…


Sarah Franklin

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!

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In the Chair with…


Julie Giblin

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