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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.