The PK team is up and running again
It was a long drawn out wait but 2 weeks ago today we finally opened our doors after almost 4 months closed! When we were given the reopening date and all the guidelines it was all hands on deck to get everything in place to ensure the salon was COVID safe. With a little bit of staff reshuffling, screen building and gallons of Barbicide we were ready to re-open!
Abi Styles her way to London Fashion Week
Abi has been on the GHD style squad and was recently invited to help out the GHD team for a London Fashion Week Show! She’s put together this blog post about her time in London…
David Randles Makes the Move to PK
Back in August David handed his CV in to the salon and we called him in straight away for an informal interview. His potential was immediately obvious so we offered him a job practically there and then! We initially placed him in our new academy - Base Hairdressing - where we've been training him up the PK way. At the start of the month (December) he relocated to PK permanently and has now fully settled in as a Graduate Stylist.
Abi takes to the stage at Salon International
Recently our super talented stylist Abi has been travelling down to London with the GHD style squad taking part in Salon international! She's also getting some training by some amazing stylist like Zoe Irwin - here’s her account of her action packed few weeks...
Your safety is our priority
Here in the salon we don't take any chances when it comes to the safety of our clients. Reactions to colour are extremely rare but in extreme cases can be life threatening.
Welcoming Jo back from maternity leave
We're excited to announce that our senior stylist Jo is returning from maternity leave! She's back in the salon every Saturday from the 18th July!
Abi’s amazing styling skills earn her a place on the ghd Style Squad Team
All hair stylists love to get creative, it's an incredibly fashion focused industry. There's plenty of competitions and opportunities to get involved in high profile events when working alongside great companies like Kevin Murphy, Schwarzkopf and ghd.
Multi Award Winning Hooker & Young inspire the team
Gary Hooker and Michael Young have been a huge force in the hairdressing industry for over two decades. They are eleven times winners of the British Hairdressing Awards for their region and have a whole bunch of other accolades under their belts!
Are you ready to be up on 2019's hottest hair trend?
It started with ‘THAT GUCCI HAIR CLIP’ the one that went crazy on Instagram. Designers like Dolce & Gabana sprinkling the model’s hair with flowers & patterned scarves, Miu Miu showcasing petite bows & Prada going all out with Chunky satin headbands.
New Schwarzkopf Igora Vibrance is here!
Schwarzkopf Professional have revamped the Vibrance range and it is a game changer! They have developed a moisturising technology that is in all of their vibrance colours. This technology hydrates the hair during the colouring process and protects the hair from common damages that can occur during colouring.
Have a style overhaul with our newest Senior Stylist
Introducing our newest senior stylist to the team. Sarah Cartwright joins us after recently moving back into the area. She has 12 years experience from working in salons both in the UK and in Spain.
Promotions for progressive PK team members
The PK team has seen some changes over the year with some old faces moving on to new pastures along with an influx of new styling talent. The team is constantly evolving and our stylists are gaining new skills all the time.
Kellie's Last day before Maternity leave
Team leader Kellie gave us the great news back in August that she's pregnant. The whole team were obviously over the moon for her. The time has finally come for her to go on maternity leave - what are we going to do without her!!
Our latest skilled stylist Brad wants to transform you!
Introducing our latest team member Brad who joined us a couple of weeks ago and is working in the salon full time. We've been on the look out for new stylists and Brad really impressed us in the interview process. He's instantly settled in and is now looking to build his clientele.
Kevin Murphy's 4 Fundamental Cuts to inspire the team
Keeping up to date with the latest colour and cutting styles is a high priority here in the salon. All the team follow trends coming from high fashion (London & New York Fashion Week) through to Instagram and You Tube along with the constant inspiration from Schwarzkopf and Kevin Murphy. We have regular in house training alongside external courses to inspire and push the teams creative buttons. You only have to look at our own Instagram account to see the quality of the work we're pushing out!
Looking for the ultimate high impact colour? Just Bleach It!
Full head bleach applications in the salon used to be few and far between, but this last couple of years has seen bleach and tone services become one of our most popular. That's down to fashion trends and also the massive improvement in products. The quality of the Schwarzkopf bleach we use now (which contains FibrePlex) is incredible and allows us to push the boundaries with hair colouring, achieving results that would've been impossible just 5 years ago.
Have you got what it takes to be the next PK stylist?
We’re looking for new stylists to join our dynamic PK team! We’ve been running pretty much at full capacity for some time now, with each team member being really busy. The steady stream of new clients perfectly compliments our long term client base that we’ve built up in the eight years we’ve been open - which means the salon is constantly buzzing - especially late night and Saturdays!
8 Ways to revamp your blonde hair with ultra desirable pastels
Schwarzkopf have brought out two fantastic new lines within their BlondMe range: BlondMe Blush Wash and Instant Blush.
Festival Hair for Neighbourhood
Neighbourhood Weekender festival is less than a couple of months away and is happening practically in our own back yard! We have a team of amazing stylist excited to get you festival ready!
Louise is a big hit in Liverpool Comp
Last Sunday our stylist Louise took part in her first Open Chair Night competition sponsored by Kevin Murphy at Heebie Jeebies nightclub in Liverpool. There was no brief - the contestants could create whatever look they wanted, from hair ups all the way to barbering!
Here at Paul Kemp Hairdressing we offer our staff training on all aspects of Hairdressing from colour and cut courses to the business life of Hairdressing. Members of our Jakata and PK teams Abi, Louise and Layla took part in a Schwarzkopf retail course to widen their knowledge on the latest products.
Here's some of Amy's recent work
At the end of last year we introduced a brand new member to the PK team. Amy Woods came on board and settled in straight away. Her colouring skills have earned her a very loyal client following, she's continuously producing outstanding work.
Abi on fast track to success
We love to see the fast progression of our apprentices. Abi joined the team just over a year ago and instantly demonstrated loads of natural flair for hairdressing! She has kept a strong focus on becoming a stylist and she's developing at a rapid rate!
Team goes to British Hairdressing Awards
We like to run a fair few staff incentives throughout the year to keep the team on their toes. Prizes are given for achieving various things. We've given away some great prizes from spa days to trips to Ibiza to iPads! We like to put the staff head to head for a bit of healthy competition!
Welcoming New Stylist Amy
We’re pleased to welcome our latest team member Amy Woods. Amy started with us on Tuesday (14th November). She’s an extremely talented stylist with over 7 years experience.
Christmas Gift Ideas
Are you struggling for Christmas present ideas? We have a huge selection of Christmas gift packs from Kevin Murphy, Schwarzkopf and GHD. All beautifully packaged this year, the perfect gift for anyone who takes care of their hair!
New skills for PK team
The ongoing training of our team involves a combination of in-house training sessions and external courses. The team members have been sent on courses all over the country, with the majority being in London. This year Schwarzkopf enlisted a Manchester based salon to take on some of the courses, meaning more frequent visits are possible. Four PK team members joined up with 3 members of the Jakata team to do an advanced Creative Cutting course.
Three weeks Holiday for Kellie - book now
Our salon manager and super stylist Kellie is going away for 3 weeks! Her last day in the salon is Saturday 30th September and she will not be back until Tuesday 24th October.
Charity Haircut for Faye
How amazing does the gorgeous Faye look after taking the plunge and chopping all her hair off and sending it to the Little Princess Trust.
Is your hair in need of some TLC?
In the salon we offer a wide range of extra hair services to give you the best experience possible along with the best looking hair! Our intensive conditioning treatments have always proven to be a popular add-on service. We have a wide range of different treatment options in the salon that include: Fibreforce, Fibreplex, Kevin Murphy treatments, Schwarzkopf BC and BlondeMe.
Apprentice Abi heading for successful career
Taking on an apprentice and seeing their skills flourish is one of the most rewarding parts of being part of a growing team. Over the years we’ve been open we’ve trained up a number of stylists to an exceptional level.
Welcoming Matt to the PK Team
We’re excited to announce that Matthew Lane is now a full time member of the PK team. He came on board a few weeks ago and is already settling in.
New product range hits our shelves
If you've been in the salon over the last few months you’ve probably been bombarded with info on our brand new product range - KEVIN MURPHY. The whole team instantly got on board with the new salon professional range, which we've been experimenting with since the day it arrived!
Essential Looks 2017
Every season Schwarzkopf launches their latest 'Essential Looks' collections. Three sets of looks that are inspired by the upcoming trends in Paris, Milan, New York and London.
New Bombshell for Blondes
The revamp of the iconic Schwarzkopf 'BlondMe' range has finally launched with some dramatic changes that are sure to make you stand out from the crowd!
Touch of Pastel
We are very excited to stock Schwarzkopf ‘Instant Blushes’ spray in pastel colours.
PK Stylist Drafted in to cut pop legends hair
After growing up in the 80’s it’s hard to forget pop icon Rick Astley. His mega hit “Never Gonna Give You Up” was number 1 in 25 countries!
Last year was a big movement in our education department. Our focus was on putting our stylist through their paces. We have always had a strong focus on eduction and developing our team’s skill sets, but to further this we put all of our senior team members in both salons through a colour master class.