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Ken Picton Salon Sponsors BAFTA Cymru

September 18, 2017

Ken Picton Salon Sponsors BAFTA Cymru

We're delighted to announce that we've partnered with BAFTA for the British Academy Cymru Awards 2017. We will once again be the sponsor for the make-up and hair category. The 26th ceremony will take place on 8 October 2017 at St David’s Hall, Cardiff and will be pres

Paul Dennison's A/W Trend Report : Atomic Blonde

August 31, 2017

Paul Dennison's A/W Trend Report : Atomic Blonde

Colour Director Paul Dennison gives us his first A/W colour trend for 2017: Atomic Blonde "Thanks to the release of the new film, and with celebrity adopters like Katy Perry and Cara Delevingne, we'll be seeing the super clean, white blonde everywhere this season. They key i

#choptoyourchin Campaign launches for ghd & Little Princess Trust

August 07, 2017

#choptoyourchin Campaign launches for ghd & Little Princess Trust

We're so delighted to be part of ghd #choptoyourchin campaign in association with the @officiallittleprincesstrust as one of their ten HERO SALONS.  Over the next few months, we'll be telling you more and more about this incredible campaign and how YOU c

Ken Picton Salon Shortlisted for ONE SHOT

August 01, 2017

Ken Picton Salon Shortlisted for ONE SHOT

We're delighted to announce that one of the images from our latest art team collection Anti Shoot is shortlisted for Behind The Chair's annual image awards ONE SHOT awards. Over 215,000 images were submitted across 26 countries.

BHA FINALISTS 2017

July 25, 2017

BHA FINALISTS 2017

After a day of judging with some of the most respected hairdressers in the industry, the finalists for HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, are revealed. We are delighted to announce that members of the Ken Picton Artistic Team have made it into

Ken Judges BHA's

July 23, 2017

Ken Judges BHA's

After a day of judging with some of the most respected hairdressers in the industry, the finalists for HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, are revealed. The british Hairdressing Awards are the most illustrious in the calendar and are a privalid

Jade Joins The Team

July 20, 2017

Jade Joins The Team

We are delighted to announce that stylist Jade will be joining us as a Salon Director! We welcome Jade as she joins the Ken Picton family from recently closed Vidal Sasson in Cardiff central. Jade has a wealth of salon experience and also specialising in hair-ups and is e

NEW Chromatique Range

July 17, 2017

NEW Chromatique Range

Why you should try the NEW Reflection Chromatique Range for coloured hair... Ask when you visit us in the salon or try any of the range with your hairdresser. The NEW Kérastase Reflection Touche Chromatique : The 1st personalised colour correcting care for colou

L'Oréal ID Artist Team News

July 11, 2017

L'Oréal ID Artist Team News

Harriet Makes L'Oréal ID Artist Team! HOT NEWS! We are delighted to announce that our Harriet is officially a L'Oréal ID Artist! This is the fantastic look that got her through the programme. Now Harriet can look forward to 2 years worth of L'Or

Judging L'Oreal I.D Artist

July 02, 2017

Judging L'Oreal I.D Artist

Ken and Paul were on hand to travel to L'Oreal HQ in Hammersmith recently to judge the London region of the esteemed L'Oreal I.D. Program.  Hairdressers from all over London set out in force with their models to show the panel what they can do. If successful after the audit

Colour SpeciA-list Tour

June 28, 2017

Colour SpeciA-list Tour

Always on a colour mission, the salon's Paul Dennison has been travelling the length of the UK recently to teach Colour SpeciA-list Artistic Tour on behalf of L'Oreal Education. Recently Paul has strived to deliver these up to date balayage techniques for industry standard  

JOIN TEAM PICTON

June 26, 2017

JOIN TEAM PICTON

We are expanding and want fresh talent to join our incredible team! Come and work in our beautiful salon. It has everything you need to be successful. We have so much opportunity to grow and flourish. We care about your career path and want you to be the best you can be. With a wide ran

Ken and Paul Judge LCT

June 07, 2017

Ken and Paul Judge LCT

Ken and colour director Paul headed to London to judge the grand final of the 2017 L'Oreal Colour Trophy. Alongside a panel of industry elite, Ken and Paul were on hand to pick the best of the best in each category. The Grand Final was held at Battersea Evolution and hosted by A-lis

#KPtravels India

May 25, 2017

#KPtravels India

Another installment in the #kptravels series... After the success of last year's trip to India, Paul and Ken were once again invited by L'Oreal to India to educate the stylist and colourists in both Delhi and Bangalore. Over 2 dates, Ken, Paul and the delegates explored cre

Ken Makes Chancellor

May 09, 2017

Ken Makes Chancellor

The salon are delighted to announce that Ken has been made Chancellor for The Fellowship for British Hairdressing for a 2 year period. Ken and the salon are long-time supporters of the organisation which seeks to raise the profile of the hairdressing industry and have won multiple awards i

Ken & Paul Judge LCT

April 27, 2017

Ken & Paul Judge LCT

Ken and Colour Director Paul were recently asked to judge the final heat of the L'Oreal Colour Trophy competition. Along with the team of industry judges, they headed to the Apollo Theatre in London where they picked the finalists for 3 of the categories (Men's, Rising Star and Wom

Salon Smart

April 05, 2017

Salon Smart

Ken and Colour Director Paul recently headed to London for Creative Head's business networking event Salon Smart. Closing the Sunday afternoon sessions, Ken was invited to sit on a panel of industry experts to discuss the current apprenticeship system in place in the industry. As an

LCT 2017 Finalists

March 28, 2017

LCT 2017 Finalists

We are thrilled to announce that we have made it through to the next round of the L'Oreal Colour trophy in two categories.  Harriet will be representing Ken Picton Salon for the: L'Oreal Colour Trophy Award Scott will be representing Ken PictonSalon for the: L&

#kptravels Indonesia

March 23, 2017

#kptravels Indonesia

Art Team Take Over Jakarta Salon Director Zoe Williams and Colour Director Paul Dennison recently travelled to Jakarta with L’Oreal Professional to launch the game-changing Smartbond to the Indonesian market. Here they tell us all about their time in our latest #kpt

We Are Recruiting!

March 21, 2017

We Are Recruiting!

COME AND JOIN US! Exciting opportunities ahead as Ken Picton Salon is recruiting We are looking for professionals to join our ever expanding team, looking for: - Colour Technicians - Senior Stylists - Beauty Therapists - Assistants Message us for more details: natal

Kerastase Aura Botanica

February 28, 2017

Kerastase Aura Botanica

We're delighted to announce a brand new product from Kerastase into the salon. The Aura Botanica range has been designed to target dull hair that's lacking shine, and slightly rougher at the ends. The four-product range (including a luxury in-salon treatment) is made from hand

#GUESSTHEDEVIL Competition

February 19, 2017

#GUESSTHEDEVIL Competition

Can you #GUESSTHEDEVIL You have the chance to win a signed ice hockey puck from the mystery Cardiff Devil Player! Being official Cardiff Devils partners, it is our duty to make sure we have handsome devils on and off the ice. To win this competition all you need to do is guess

Ken Picton judges Cardiff Life Awards

February 03, 2017

Ken Picton judges Cardiff Life Awards

As a previous winner of a coveted award at the annual Cardiff Life Awards, Ken Picton is honoured to have been asked to sit on the judging panel for 2017. The awards, held on the 16th March at Cardiff City Hall, celebrate the best in business in the capital from the arts to prope

#kptravels to Paris and top secret filming...

February 01, 2017

#kptravels to Paris and top secret filming...

Ken headed to Paris last week to film with L'Oreal Professionnel for the launch of a brand new global business portal which will help the hairdressing industry when it officially launches this year.   Ken then headed to London, alongside our Colour Director Paul for a TO

Ken Picton Salon Annual Awards

January 17, 2017

Ken Picton Salon Annual Awards

Our annual awards evening saw the entire team descend on The Potted Pig restaurant in Cardiff, where we enjoyed a specially chosen, delicious menu and a good catch up with each other - our feet barely touch the ground in the salon during December! Ken had everyone giggling with some

Katherine Jenkins : Home For Christmas

January 06, 2017

Katherine Jenkins : Home For Christmas

Katherine Jenkins recently hosted a night of star-studded entertainment. Ken, Zoe, Lara and Sarah have taken part in the show, transforming one of Katherine's guests Fran, to achieve the ''red carpet look''.     Ken Picton, alongside his make

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017

January 01, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017

IS IT TIME FOR A NEW YEAR AND A NEW YOU? Happy New Year from all of us here at Ken Picton Salon - Thank YOU for making 2016 such a great year!   WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL IN 2017 The salon re-opens on Tuesday, 3rd January. &nbs

Ken Picton Travels: Russia

December 02, 2016

Ken Picton Travels: Russia

Ken has recently returned from his first trip to Russia, teaching masterclasses in the beautiful city of Moscow.     Award-winning hairdresser and L’Oreal Professionnel Ambassador Ken has been very much in demand across the world this year, with trips to B

KEN HELPS CARDIFF DEVILS  #BRAVETHESHAVE

November 21, 2016

KEN HELPS CARDIFF DEVILS #BRAVETHESHAVE

Ken and the team have recently led a #bravetheshave event with the Cardiff devils help to raise money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support.  Ken, Scott and Callum  shaved the heads of Joshua Batch, David Brine, Patrick Asselin and Sean Bentivoglio.

Zoe Features At Colour Jam London

November 07, 2016

Zoe Features At Colour Jam London

Zoe Williams took part at Loreal Educational evening in London this week for an evening of inspiring styling and cutting Live onstage along with the other L'Oreal I.D Artists. Taking inspiration from her year of F.A.M.E Team, Zoe showcased a modern fingerwave with a twist. &n

#GuessTheDevil Competition Is Back!

October 31, 2016

#GuessTheDevil Competition Is Back!

OUR #GuessTheDevil COMPETITION IS BACK VERY SOON! You have the chance to win a signed ice hockey puck from the mystery Cardiff Devil Player! Being official Cardiff Devils partners, it is our duty to make sure we have handsome devils on and off the ice. To win this competition all

L'Oreal Live Insights Seminar

October 24, 2016

L'Oreal Live Insights Seminar

Ken Picton and the Art were in full force for a day seminar at L'oreal HQ in Hammersmith, London for a special insights day. Ken talked through our brand and what his inspirations were from previous collections. Thereafter, Ken, Paul and Zoe were all on hand to disucss current trend

Salon International 2016

October 23, 2016

Salon International 2016

This years Salon International 2016 was in full flow this year with the Ken Picton Art Team. All the biggest names in the industry turn out with live shows of their work all day, every day for 3 days straight. This included live seminars from Ken picton himself and the Ken picton Art Te

Vogue Salon Season

September 29, 2016

Vogue Salon Season

This season is Salon Season: Vogue has partnered with Kérastase this month and created an exclusive menu of signature Vogue hairstyles. It's simple - book one of the showcased styles here at Ken Picton Salon and get a Fusio-Dose deep conditioning treatment free! Thi

GHD Supports Breast Cancer Now

September 19, 2016

GHD Supports Breast Cancer Now

ghd has raised £9 million* for breast cancer charities across the globe with annual pink limited editions over the past twelve years. This year we want to raise that number to £10 million by donating money from every electric pink purchase to breast cancer charities.  

The Big Hair Do

September 08, 2016

The Big Hair Do

SAVE THE DATE: 28th September, 5:30 - 8:30pm The 'Big Hair Do' at Ken Picton Salon, Cardiff 100 SALONS. ONE BIG NIGHT. Join us for an exciting evening full of hair tricks and techniques - party in style with bubbles & canapes and get expert advice on s

Exclusive Invitation To Sample CARITA

September 07, 2016

Exclusive Invitation To Sample CARITA

  Our CARITA range in salon consists of an exlusive selection of products targeted to specific skin concerns.   Come in today to find out about CARITA from one of our qualified beauty therapists and receive a FREE 10 day trial* of products suited specifically to your ski

delilah - The New, Luxurious Make-Up Brand

August 05, 2016

delilah - The New, Luxurious Make-Up Brand

Following the recent launch of CARITA and Essie, delilah is the latest addition to our distinctive selection of brands within the salon.  A new, British, boutique collection of luxurious cosmetics is finally here. Inspired by the beautiful pale pink delilah 

Ken Picton Salon Finalist for the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2016!!!

August 04, 2016

Ken Picton Salon Finalist for the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2016!!!

Apprenticeship Employer of the Year We have been shortlisted as one of the thhree finalists for the Apprenticeship Employer of the Year Award! Apprenticeship Awards Cymru rewards employers who have excelled in contributing to the development of the Welsh Government’s E

Ellis Completes Her Training!

July 30, 2016

Ellis Completes Her Training!

Ken Picton's hard-working Ellis is the next to become fully qualified! Ellis has recently obtained her City and Guilds recognised qualification in Ken Picton's certified training school. The City and Guilds NVQ Level 2 in hairdressing was achieved under the guidance of our

Rising Star: Zoe Williams - June!

July 05, 2016

Rising Star: Zoe Williams - June!

Zoe's mentoring continues - she's been recently practising some Avante Garde techniques with Skyler  McDonald at the seanhanna Academy. These included hair crocheting and using unusual objects she had picked up from various haberdasheries to create different effects in th

Kerastase Spécifique Range Relaunched!

July 04, 2016

Kerastase Spécifique Range Relaunched!

Redescover your favourite haircare range for special scalp concerns, Specifique from Kerastase!   Besides it's newly redesigned packaging, the range has now launched some brand new prodcuts and re-folmulated its' current ones. The products now feature a more sleek, moder

Ken Picton Travels: India

June 15, 2016

Ken Picton Travels: India

Ken, along with our Colour director and Ken's Art Team member Paul Dennison, recently travelled to India to deliver four masterclasses and one 'look and learn' seminar in Delhi and Bangalore. Following their recent return from Chile and Peru, Ken and Paul

Most Wanted Finalists announced - we're in!

June 08, 2016

Most Wanted Finalists announced - we're in!

We've made it again! Finalists for CREATIVE TALENT, COLOUR EXPERT and HAIR TREND!   Well done Callum - shortlisted for the it Rising Star award!   The Most Wanted 2016 Grand Final will take place on 5th September - goodluck to all the finalists!

New members join the Ken Picton Team

June 03, 2016

New members join the Ken Picton Team

We welcome new joiners to our award-winning team here at Ken Picton!   Sarah - Beauty Therapist   I enjoy all aspects of my job: meeting new people and building relationships. What I love the most is enhancing everyone's beauty!   Danielle - Beaut

Discover Carita & Essie

May 04, 2016

Discover Carita & Essie

Following our recent interior refurbishment, we have since introduced two major skincare and nailcare brands: Carita and Essie. What makes those brands so special and why did we fall in love with their products? Find out below! CARITA             Pres

Life In The F.A.M.E Team With Zoe April

April 30, 2016

Life In The F.A.M.E Team With Zoe April

This week was my 2 year anniversary of working at Ken Picton, and salon life has been as hectic as ever this month so far! April began with an incredible F.A.M.E. Team day spent with Cos Sakkas and Indira Shauwecker at the Toni and Guy Academy in London. Jamie, Melissa, Rosie and I were

#LCT16 Regional Final Results

April 18, 2016

#LCT16 Regional Final Results

Ken Picton Salon entries in both L’Oreal Colour Trophy Backstage Live Finalists and Men’s Image Award Backstage Live Finalists 2016. Assistant Director Scott created his on-trend image ready for the regional finals in Brunel’s Old Station, Bristol on Monday 18th April

Ken Picton Travels: Chile and Peru

April 14, 2016

Ken Picton Travels: Chile and Peru

Ken Picton and Paul Dennison have just returned from their 12 day cut & colour adventure. Travelling from country to country, delivering exceptional seminars and leading inspirational workshops, the duo have proved yet again how inspiring their educative shows are to people all over th

Little Lucy Donates for Little Princess Trust

April 12, 2016

Little Lucy Donates for Little Princess Trust

Little Lucy was recently in the salon to have a very special cut from stylist Chantel Brooks We have supported the work of the Little Princess Trust and love it when our guests give their locks to such a great cause. Well done Lucy!  

Life In The F.A.M.E Team With Zoe March

March 31, 2016

Life In The F.A.M.E Team With Zoe March

So March has been a bit of a quieter month, I even had a cheeky week off and went on holiday! But I did have a brilliant couple of days with the F.A.M.E. Team, so I thought I would tell you a bit more about that... We've had a whirlwind 3 months so far, and I can't believe we

The Thumbs Up! Salon Review

March 19, 2016

The Thumbs Up! Salon Review

Another Trip to The Ken Picton Hair Salon in Cardiff Last week I reached one of those points in the Female Hair Calendar where no matter what I did with my hair, it looked a mess. I probably went at least a month longer than I should have, before taking the plunge and eventually booking

WIN OUR #GuessTheDevil COMPETITION!

March 11, 2016

WIN OUR #GuessTheDevil COMPETITION!

JOIN OUR #GuessTheDevil COMPETITION! You can have the chance to win a signed ice hockey puck from the mystery Cardiff Devil Player! All you need to do is guess which Cardiff Devil player has been in for a sharp haircut from the picture posted on twitter @kenpictonsalon. The lucky

ID Artist in Barcelona

March 07, 2016

ID Artist in Barcelona

Ken Picton and Paul Dennison held the main stage at L'Oreal Headquarters in Barcelona, inspiring a talented team of I.D Artists. The dream team held their colour and cut masterclass shared advise and professional industry tips by giving an insight into 4 specific looks on 4

Pro Hair Live 2016

February 29, 2016

Pro Hair Live 2016

Ken Picton live on stage once again! The weekend of 27th & 28th February has seen our talented team gear up for Pro Hair Live in Manchester.              The event took place in the Manchester Central Complex, showcasing the fine

KP Wedding Team At Cardiff City Stadium

February 28, 2016

KP Wedding Team At Cardiff City Stadium

KEN PICTON WEDDING TEAM ASSEMBLE! We are proud to be the official partners along side Cardiff City this Sunday at Cardiff City Stadium for an exciting Wedding Fayre. The Ken Picton wedding team will be out in full force, showcasing a variety of wedding hair and make-up techniques liv

JOIN OUR TEAM- Apprentices Wanted

February 24, 2016

JOIN OUR TEAM- Apprentices Wanted

COME AND JOIN US! We are currently looking for Assistants to join our exciting professional salon team 2016.  Our apprentices work as part of the team whist training and working towards a City & Guilds Qualification. Our Apprentices will complete an NVQ Level 2 in hairdressi

Insight Into Zoe's Life With F.A.M.E. Team 2016

February 14, 2016

Insight Into Zoe's Life With F.A.M.E. Team 2016

Zoe is on a meteoric rise. She stepped on stage for the first time at Pro Hair Live in 2015 and less than a year later has made the cut for the F.A.M.E. Team and L’Oréal ID artists, as well as securing her place in the Ken Picton Art Team. Follow her journey and inspirations f

Brand New Salon Facelift Almost Upon Us For 2016

February 12, 2016

Brand New Salon Facelift Almost Upon Us For 2016

We are delighted about our salon's upcoming interior facelift! Dates confirmed! Our current Beauty Department is set to undergo a major transformation, bringing along several touch ups to the salon along the way. We'll be introducing a variety of advanced anti-

Ken Picton Sponsoring Ladies' Night 2016

January 07, 2016

Ken Picton Sponsoring Ladies' Night 2016

We are delighted to be the headline sponsor of Cardiff Devils Ladies' Night! Soon after partnering up with the local hockey club, we've made numerous apperances alongside the Devils - we are now looking forward to the Ladies' Night 2016. The exciting event will 

F.A.M.E. Team 2016 announced - Zoe's in!

December 08, 2015

F.A.M.E. Team 2016 announced - Zoe's in!

At last! The fabulous four have finally been chosen at the Fellowship Luncheon last night. Our Zoe is now officially part of the lucky group who make up F.A.M.E Team 2016. After a rigorous selection process, these four talented hair stylists have become T

KP an Official Partner of Cardiff City FC

December 02, 2015

KP an Official Partner of Cardiff City FC

Celebrating the latest launch of our official partnership with the Cardiff City Football Club, Ken and the team have welcomed a trio of the players in to the salon on Tuesday. Joe Mason, Sean Morisson and the one and only Fabio were all keen to get their hair pitch ready whilst

Boys Travel To Bulgaria With L'Oreal

November 17, 2015

Boys Travel To Bulgaria With L'Oreal

Paul Dennison and Dafydd Rhys ventured further into Europe for L'Oreal showing off a collective mixture of colour and cut trends. Stopping in Sofia, Bulgaria for a 2 day creative course, the boys were able to show some on brand cut/colour styles with a focus on L'Oreal

Dafydd Gets Social With GHD

November 16, 2015

Dafydd Gets Social With GHD

Dafydd has recently taken some time to educate in the GHD Headquarters, sharing how-to tips on social media and advice on communicating with your followers. The hair industry is fun and creative so it is always important to let your fans know what is going

Dafydd Talks Movember On Prynhawn Da

November 09, 2015

Dafydd Talks Movember On Prynhawn Da

Dafydd Rhys was on hand to discuss the very worthy Movember campaign. The purpose of this is to raise awareness of testicular and prostate cancer as well as depression in men. You can see Dafydd giving top tips and advice for the two bearded models who are growing their moustaches.

Ken Picton Wows At Tribute Showcase

November 01, 2015

Ken Picton Wows At Tribute Showcase

It was yet another excitingly busy working weekend for Ken Picton, as Ken took part in the most exclusive live hairdressing performances of the year 2015.  Highly regarded Trib-Ute Magazine always puts on an elaborate showcase  every year. This year Ken was on the bill pr

Ken Picton Artistic Team @ Salon International

October 13, 2015

Ken Picton Artistic Team @ Salon International

Ken and the KP artistic team showcased there latest collections at Salon International . Thousands flock to the ExCel to see mass amounts of live shows, seminars and new products all in one place over the course of three days.  Ken was non stop for the 3 day's , jumping from

Zoe Makes F.A.M.E Team Finals at Salon International

October 12, 2015

Zoe Makes F.A.M.E Team Finals at Salon International

Ken Picton Salon director, Zoe Williams took to the Fellowship stage to compete for a place in the final 4 spaces for Fellowship's F.A.M.E Team.  This highly regarded competition has to choose 4 lucky hairstylists out of 8 for the finals at Salon International 2015. Zoe re

Paul Adventures to Indonesia With L'Oreal

October 09, 2015

Paul Adventures to Indonesia With L'Oreal

This month saw Ken Picton Salon's own Paul Dennison Travel far and wide to Indonesia on behalf of L'Oreal to showcase some latest colours and techniques.  Paul and budding colour technician Reggie made their way to the country's capital, Jakata where they were plesantly

Official Stylists for the Welsh BAFTA's

September 20, 2015

Official Stylists for the Welsh BAFTA's

Ken Picton Salon: Official Styling Partners of the Welsh BAFTA's! We are proud to be the official styling partner for the British Academy Cymru Awards on Sunday 27th September 2015 by making the stars shine for the evening. Dafydd Rhys will head a styling team to h

Tribu-te Magazine's 2015 Show Ft. Ken Picton

September 12, 2015

Tribu-te Magazine's 2015 Show Ft. Ken Picton

It has been announced that our own Ken Picton will be on the bill for the amazing Tribu-te 10 Anniversary Show! In 2015, Tribu-te celebrates it’s 10th Anniversary in the elegant surroundings of London’s Novello Theatre providing the perfect stage to present an unplugged and

Team Picton At The Most Wanted Awards 2015

September 07, 2015

Team Picton At The Most Wanted Awards 2015

It's always fun at the Most Wanted Awards and this year was no different in the Natural History Museum, London! What are the Most Wanted Awards? The unrivalled platform for the next generation of UK hairdressers. Since 2010, The It List presented by Creative HEAD a

Ken Picton Salon Sponsors Cardiff Devils Game

September 05, 2015

Ken Picton Salon Sponsors Cardiff Devils Game

Ken and the team were able to witness the first Cardiff Devils ice hockey win of the season! Winning the game 5-1 to a rowdy home crowd, Ken and the salon were able to enjoy the game and soak up the atmosphere in Cardiff Bay's Big Blue Tent. Being proud sponsors of the season, Ke

Paul's Colour Crusade To Australia

August 31, 2015

Paul's Colour Crusade To Australia

After a being busy working in the salon, Senior colour technician Paul was handed the opportunity to travel to Melbourne with L'Oreal for a huge event. Almost 500 people came together at Melbourne’s Docklands on August 30 for the L'Oreal Professionnel Colour Jam Sho

Dafydd Makes The British Hairdressing Awards 2015

July 29, 2015

Dafydd Makes The British Hairdressing Awards 2015

We are delighted to announce that Dafydd Rhys has made it through to the finals of the British Hairdressing Awards 2015 category: Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year! http://www.hji.co.uk/…/hjs-british-hairdressing-awards-201…/

KEN PICTON SPONSORS THE CARDIFF DEVILS

July 10, 2015

KEN PICTON SPONSORS THE CARDIFF DEVILS

We are delighted to announce that Ken Picton Salon have signed a sponsorship agreement which sees the Cardiff Bay based destination hair and beauty salon become a principle sponsor for the 2015-16 season. Ken Picton Salon will proudly see our logo on the back of all the Cardiff Dev

Dafydd Rhys Appears On S4C Heno Programme

July 09, 2015

Dafydd Rhys Appears On S4C Heno Programme

Dafydd Rhys made an appearance last week being resident hair stylist for S4C Show Heno. Dafydd was on hand to assist national beard week and to run through a number of recommended products in numerous ranges.  http://www.s4c.cymru/clic/e_level2.shtml?programme_id=526307122 Here

Apply To Be A Ken Picton Salon Apprentice

July 08, 2015

Apply To Be A Ken Picton Salon Apprentice

We only have a few spaces available left on our highly regarded Ken Picton Salon apprenticeship programme.  Please apply if you are interested and become a valued member of the team.  Learn a great trade in the best salon around, being trained by our highly e

Ken Appointed Project Leader For Fellowship Scholarship

July 04, 2015

Ken Appointed Project Leader For Fellowship Scholarship

Ken was recently appointed as project leader to choose a special candidate to be put forward for the Fellowship Scholarship 2015. Along side Ken was a professional panel of judges to assist in choosing the special candidate . This fantastic project was in a

Director Zoe Makes The Cut For L'Oreal I.D Artist Team

July 03, 2015

Director Zoe Makes The Cut For L'Oreal I.D Artist Team

Ken Picton Salon Director, Zoe Williams recently made it onto the highly prized L'Oreal training programme called I.D Artist. Zoe travelled to Birmingham to show her I.D Artist look using Ken Picton Salon's in-house-model Caitlin. Having to present to the panel of L'Oreal ju

Pictures Following The Grand #KP25 Event

June 29, 2015

Pictures Following The Grand #KP25 Event

Following the success of our 25 Year anniversary last week at the lavish 5* St Davids Hotel, Team Picton enjoyed the evening and had a ball! Ken Picton himself hosted the wonderful evening and featured our annual Salon Awards 2015.   Here are a few more pictures from the evening fe

The Ken Picton Salon Award Winner's 2015 Are...

June 28, 2015

The Ken Picton Salon Award Winner's 2015 Are...

Chloe managed to fight off stiff competition from Callum and Abbi to make it a first year win for the promising assistant. Chloe is proof that hard work gets you recognised in winning the Assistant Of The Year 2015.  After winning Welsh Make-Up artist of the year 2014 at the NHF Aw

KEN PICTON SALON CELEBRATES 25 YEARS

June 27, 2015

KEN PICTON SALON CELEBRATES 25 YEARS

Multi-award winner Ken Picton celebrated 25 years of his Cardiff salon this week. The salon team was joined by VIP guests from the likes of L’Oreal Professionnel, ghd and Kerastase, as well as press, friends and family. Following champagne, Pimms and canapés, Ken hosted a r

Ken Judges For The Most Wanted Awards 2015

June 19, 2015

Ken Judges For The Most Wanted Awards 2015

Ken lent a helping hand amongst the industry's top professionals to deliberate on who makes it through to the final of the Most Wanted Awards 2015. The evening take place in London's National History Museum and will draw a crowd of the most creative, experienced artists in the i

Paul Judges For L'Oreal I.D Artist Auditions

June 18, 2015

Paul Judges For L'Oreal I.D Artist Auditions

Paul was chosen by L'Oreal to judge the latest group of hopefuls to take part in this years highly rated I.D Artist Programme. The I.D Artists is so highly rated in the industry as it provides fantastic opportunities to work with amazing people and gain knowledge and experience

Dafydd Rhys Makes the IT List For 'The IT Guy' 2015

June 16, 2015

Dafydd Rhys Makes the IT List For 'The IT Guy' 2015

A big congratulations to our Dafydd Rhys for being shortlisted for Creative HEAD Magazine's 'IT Guy Award' About the IT LIST: The unrivalled platform for the next generation of UK hairdressers Since 2010.  The It List presented by Creative HEAD and sponsored by hair

Ken and Callum Finish the GHD Platinum Tour

June 15, 2015

Ken and Callum Finish the GHD Platinum Tour

Ken Picton and Callum finished the last stops of the super fun GHD Platinum Tour in Birmingham and ending with the last stop in London.  The guys were touring around the UK with the GHD Team for the grand UK launch of the brand new GHD Platinum Styler (£165). Ken expertly sho

Callum's GHD Stye Squad Adventure Ends 2015

June 12, 2015

Callum's GHD Stye Squad Adventure Ends 2015

Callum was recently busy with GHD as he was involved with the end of year showcase from being part of the GHD Style Squad 2014. Throughout the year Callum has been involved with various product launches, helping editorials and generally improving his knowledge from industry

Ken and Dafydd on GHD Platinum Tour, UK

June 09, 2015

Ken and Dafydd on GHD Platinum Tour, UK

Ken Picton and Dafydd Rhys were on tour with the GHD Art Team for the grand UK launch of the brand new GHD Platinum Styler (£165). Expertly showing how to to use the GHD Platinum Styler, Ken and Dafydd had fun with a fantastic range of gorgeous looks for all occasions.  The f

WOW! 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS

June 07, 2015

WOW! 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS

2015 marks a HUGE anniversary for the salon. This year the team will be celebrating and enjoying what has become of Ken Picton Salon. The biggest and best independent salon, proudly flying the flag for Cardiff and Wales. Throughout all of the exciting plans this year, at each of our ev

Ken Goes To The House Of Commons #getregistered

June 04, 2015

Ken Goes To The House Of Commons #getregistered

Ken Picton himself showed his support for the important 'get registered' #getregistered campaign which makes sure that hairdressers who work in the industry are fully registered to a certain standard. Ken was in full force alongside industry's royalty to show their support for

Paul On The L'Oreal #LCT15 Judging Panel

June 03, 2015

Paul On The L'Oreal #LCT15 Judging Panel

Paul Dennison has been non-stop from being on the coveted Colour Trophy judging panel, helping to choose the winner for the 60th Annual awards show. Paul worked throughout this competition with judging many of the regionals as well as in Ireland too! Paul is also a member of t

Dafydd Stops By Dubai Before The L'Oreal Show

June 02, 2015

Dafydd Stops By Dubai Before The L'Oreal Show

Dafydd had an action packed week with GHD in Dubai for a huge event called BeautyWorld, which hosts crowds from all around the world. Dafydd was showing the crowds the eagerly awaited GHD Platinum styler (£165) on it's official GHD release.  After Dubai, Dafydd was called

HairClubLive #OpenChairNight Results

June 01, 2015

HairClubLive #OpenChairNight Results

Hair Club Live took place in Cardiff's Buffalo Bar and featured Director Zoe and Head Assistant Callum. Zoe and Callum showed a mixture of techniques in 10 minutes on stage to create an overall exciting new styles on their models Chloe and Leah. The cool venue hosted a great array o

HairClub Live, #OpenChairNight in Cardiff

May 31, 2015

HairClub Live, #OpenChairNight in Cardiff

As the Hair Club Live show pulls into Buffalo Bar, Windsor Place, for the Cardiff leg of the tour Sunday 31st May 2015. Team Picton will be present to showcase some hair techniques and looks for a live audience.  Zoe and Callum will be featuring on the night for Ken Picton Salon.

The Charity Search Continues

May 28, 2015

The Charity Search Continues

The search is going very well at the moment, we have had quite a few fantastic options to choose from but please keep sending us your favourite charities. Being our 25 Anniversary in business, this year being a huge year for us!  We want to raise awareness and set up a positive

GHD Platinum Launch

May 27, 2015

GHD Platinum Launch

Ken Picton is excited to announce the launch of GHD'S brand new innovative ghd platinum styler that gives you ultimate results without compromising the health of your hair. What is different? With revolutionary tri-zone technology the ghd platinum styler uses safer-for-hair heat to

How To Keep Staff Happy With Ken Picton

May 23, 2015

How To Keep Staff Happy With Ken Picton

This article in Professional Hair Magazine gives a wonderful insight from Ken Picton sharing advise for keeping a great team together. Being the salons 25th anniversary year, Ken identifies keeping his staff happy in a creative space and salutes long serving team members. How has this b

F.A.M.E. Team Day with Angelo Seminara

May 12, 2015

F.A.M.E. Team Day with Angelo Seminara

Dafydd caught up with his old and new F.A.M.E Team members from 2014 and 2015 to experience a mentoring day with multi-award winning hair icon Angelo Seminara (Artistic Director of Davines) at Ena Salon, London.  Moving on to another technique – and one that mo

Paul Judges L'Oreal Colour Trophy, Ireland

May 10, 2015

Paul Judges L'Oreal Colour Trophy, Ireland

Paul recently jetted off to Ireland to judge the L'Oreal Young Colourist 2015 Semi-Finals taking place in Mansion House, Dublin. He helped deliberate on the judging panel, booking many hairdressers a place into the grand final. All entries have been jud

Hair Club Live #OpenChairNight

May 08, 2015

Hair Club Live #OpenChairNight

Ken Picton and the wonderful Zoe Irwin will be present for this cracking event along with a whole host of other top talent in Camden, London This event will be completely different than anything else as provides a 10 minute platform to show some styling skills. "See our Top Guns i

Jo Gets Her Level 3 Hairdressing Diploma

May 07, 2015

Jo Gets Her Level 3 Hairdressing Diploma

Great news this week to Senior Stylist Jo who received her certificate for obtaining her Level 3 Hairdressing NVQ Diploma. Congratulations Jo! At the moment, we are looking for keen, energetic assistants to join our expanding team of professionals. Our own City And Guilds Appro

Vote For Our Colour Trophy Entry

May 06, 2015

Vote For Our Colour Trophy Entry

Last month we competed in the 60th Annual L'Oreal Colour Trophy Competition. We managed to get through to the people's choice award round and now needs votes.  Use this link to vote for our L'Oreal Professionnel Colour Trophy, People's Choice Award! http://www.lo

Pro Hair Live London Showcase

April 28, 2015

Pro Hair Live London Showcase

At the forefront of the industry, Pro Hair Live event held in London is always a top showcase of the industry's best talent across the UK.  Ken Picton with a helping hand from Dafydd Rhys were able to show the anticipating crowds a live tutorial of latest look

RED Magazine Shoot for Kerastase

April 27, 2015

RED Magazine Shoot for Kerastase

Ken was recently asked to co-ordinate a special editorial shoot with RED Magazine for Kerastase UK alongside Hooker & Young. Ken says: "It is great being at the forefront of styling innovation for our partners Kerastase and RED Magazine. I love being creative wit

Cardiff City FC Host Fabio Da Silva

April 08, 2015

Cardiff City FC Host Fabio Da Silva

After his man of the match performance, Fabio Da Silva stopped by the salon for a haircut. The flying wing-back was hosted by director Dafydd Rhys in the chair and loved his new cut.  It was a pleasure to have Fabio in the salon with the Cardiff City FC media team who will be

Cardiff City FC Match Sponsors

April 06, 2015

Cardiff City FC Match Sponsors

To celebrate the bank holiday, Ken and the long serving team members went to see Cardiff City FC play Bolton home at the Cardiff City Stadium. Being the match day sponsor, Ken Picton Salon proudly sponsored the game and had a great day, regardless of the result...    

ATTENTION: MODELS, WE WANT YOU!

April 03, 2015

ATTENTION: MODELS, WE WANT YOU!

Want to be a part of Ken Picton Salon's In House Models? Would you like to help showcase our new collections? Would you like to be apart of our history? If the answer is YES come along to our model casting call which will be held in salon: FRIDAY 6PM 10th April 2015 We hope

Charity Partnerships Required

April 02, 2015

Charity Partnerships Required

This year Ken Picton Salon is looking for more charities to partner up with. We want to raise awareness and set up something positive.  All you need to do is tag us as a salon into a tweet/post across any of our social media forms with a charities you like. After l

Heart FM Competition Time For Colour Trophy

April 01, 2015

Heart FM Competition Time For Colour Trophy

To celebrate getting through to the finals of the L'Oréal Colour Trophy Award have partnered up with Heart FM to bring you the chance to WIN a prize hamper worth £250!   Interested? All you need to do is: Vote for KEN PICTON SALON as your favourite hair salon and

Dafydd in Glasgow With L'Oreal

March 31, 2015

Dafydd in Glasgow With L'Oreal

Dafydd adventured up to Glasgow, Scotland representing Ken Picton Salon and L'Oreal for an education day in Napier Hair and Beauty Salon situated in Paisley.  The training showed commercial and salon friendly cutting techniques that stylist could use and adapt to every day l

A GHD Education Day With Ken

March 30, 2015

A GHD Education Day With Ken

Ken recently showcased his skills for GHD Education day in London. All of the GHD Team including the GHD Art Team and Style squad to see Ken in action. Ken says: "It is always a pleasure to teach amongst GHD'S elite. It is important to recognise how good GHD education is in the

Suki Waterhouse and Hair Texturing

March 26, 2015

Suki Waterhouse and Hair Texturing

Suki Waterhouse has revealed that she washes her hair in Coca-Cola to give it a natural beachy texture – but is there any method to this madness? In an interview with US Weekly, the model-turned-actress revealed that she relies on the drink to give her otherwise fine hair a boost.

It Looks for 2015 Spring / Summer

March 23, 2015

It Looks for 2015 Spring / Summer

The team recently had a training day showing the latest It Looks for 2015 Spring / Summer 15, inspired by backstage festival hair. This season is all about style, and these three on-trend yet wearable looks are a perfect reflection of the hottest catwalk shows; rock attitude and freedom.

Jess Joins The Team

March 20, 2015

Jess Joins The Team

We welcome colour technician Jess to our fantastic team of colourists. Under the guidance of Ken and the salon family, Jess is looking forward to the future. Jess says: "My aim is to make every single guest to have a relaxing, enjoyable experience. It helps working in such an amazin

Dafydd and Ashley on Newyddion 9

March 18, 2015

Dafydd and Ashley on Newyddion 9

Dafydd and Ashley made it onto the news this week. The guys featured this week in the budget cuts section of the S4C Programme Newyddion 9 on Wednesday night.

Assistant Training Competition

March 16, 2015

Assistant Training Competition

Recently a mini competition was added to the training calendar for our assistants to see who could come up with the best catwalk looks for spring/summer. The winner of the competition held and judged by Ken himself won a pair of brand new Ken Picton edition scissors worth £250. Con

L'Oreal Colour Trophy Finalists

March 13, 2015

L'Oreal Colour Trophy Finalists

We are thrilled to announce that we have made it through to the next round of the L'Oreal Colour trophy in two categories. The team is celebrating after being shortlisted for the L’Oreal Professionnal Colour Trophy. With this being the 60th Anniversary of the L'Oreal Co

Art Team Makes Bangstyle Supremes List

March 12, 2015

Art Team Makes Bangstyle Supremes List

This week Bangstyle, a hair obsessed website sensation featured Ken Picton Salon in 'Bangstyle Supremes'. Every week Bangstyle pick their 6 favourite collections from over the world and mail them out on a newsletter and this week Colour Contrast collection has been chosen. https:

Pro Hair Live In Manchester

March 11, 2015

Pro Hair Live In Manchester

Ken Picton and Artistic Team travelled up to Manchester for an event called Pro Hair Live last weekend. Ken, Dafydd, Paul and Zoe successfully showcased techniques in colour and cutting to a live audience.

Cerys Joins The Team

March 10, 2015

Cerys Joins The Team

We are delighted to welcome Cerys (Formally known as Ceri) to our salon family.  After winning NHF Colourist of the Year 2014 Cerys is ready to test herself at the highest level at Ken Picton Salon. Cerys says: "I absolutely love being in this amazing salon and I am happy to lea

L'Oreal Colour Trophy Judging

March 05, 2015

L'Oreal Colour Trophy Judging

Ken with other amazingly talented professionals judging the Dossier round of the L'Oreal Colour Trophy 2015 this week in London. The presigious L'Oreal Colour Trophy is a yearly hairdressing competition that supports creative talent throughout the UK. This year, on the 60th annive

Ken Picton Salon Team up with the  Devils

March 02, 2015

Ken Picton Salon Team up with the Devils

Great fun in the salon this week making our Cardiff Devils look sharpe ahead of their massive final. The Challenge Cup Final against Sheffield is this Sunday. LET'S GO DEVILS! Here are some of the players who stopped by: Trevor Hendrikx Ben Bowns Dougie Clarkson Mike Will Chr

Cardiff Devils' Haircut

February 27, 2015

Cardiff Devils' Haircut

Special salon guest Cardiff Devils star Andrew 'Marv' Hotham recently had his hair cut by Ken Picton. With Ken Picton Salon proudly sponsoring the Devils star, we are showing our full support ahead of the final.  Looking good Marv. Check out the full transformation!

Dafydd shoots BBC Bitesize

February 24, 2015

Dafydd shoots BBC Bitesize

Dafydd on set in the salon shooting for BBC Bitesize, helping educate young minds last week. Dafydd was able to lend a hand in hosting a Welsh language TV/ internet programme to assist GCSE revision. The friendly crew were able to be in the salon for large parts of the afternoon and had

Nia Backstage At London Fashion Week

February 23, 2015

Nia Backstage At London Fashion Week

Last weekend Nia was backstage at London Fashion Week for the H by Hakaan Yildirim show. Nia was responsible for 6 of the models for the Hakan Yildrim and even met the man himself for the always elaborate London Fashion Week. This is what backstage looks like.

Dafydd and Paul Return From Greece

February 21, 2015

Dafydd and Paul Return From Greece

Dafydd and Paul represented Ken Picton Salon and L'Oréal Professional on a training mission to hold seminars showcasing the latest in cut and colour techniques. Cut and colour inspirations was a bespoke seminar created by Dafydd and Paul. This was designed to motivate an

Ken Picton Art Team In Greece

February 13, 2015

Ken Picton Art Team In Greece

Ken Picton Art Team will be flying the flag for Welsh and British hairdressing in Greece this coming weekend. Dafydd and Paul will be representing Ken Picton Salon and L'Oréal Professional on a training mission to teach Greek hairdressers our latest cut and colour collections.

Ken Picton Art team present masterclass in Manchester

February 09, 2015

Ken Picton Art team present masterclass in Manchester

The Ken Picton team held a cut/colour masterclass last weekend when they hit the road to Manchester representing L'Oreal Professional. The team demonstrated the salons latest cut/colour collections with the help of in-house model Sophie. Ken says: "It is a great way of sharing ou

Little Princess Donates to Little Princess Trust

February 06, 2015

Little Princess Donates to Little Princess Trust

Little Rhiannon was in the salon yesterday to do something very brave and honourable. Rhiannon decided to cut her hair off to give it to a charity named the Little Princess Trust. This is a charity to provide real hair wigs to children suffering with hair loss. http://www.littleprinc

20:20 Colour in Partnership with L'Oréal

February 04, 2015

20:20 Colour in Partnership with L'Oréal

20:20 Colour in Partnership with L'Oréal Professional Products Division. L'Oréal Professional Products Division has partnered with the UK hairdressing industry's elite colourists to develop the professional colour industry of the future: 20:20 Colour. Featuring o

Finalists in Cardiff Life Awards 2015

January 27, 2015

Finalists in Cardiff Life Awards 2015

We are delighted to announce that we are finalists for the 2015 Cardiff Life Awards. http://cardifflifeawards.co.uk/ Last year we were lucky enough to win this great Cardiff award but this year we have some top competitors. We are proud just being nominated for the best Hair awa

New Website Goes Live!

January 16, 2015

New Website Goes Live!

We are delighted to launch our brand new website for a brand new year. 2015 will be a special year for Ken Picton salon, what better way to kick off an exciting year with creating a shinny new interface for our guests and visitors alike to showcase our salon and our team. We have listen

Golden Globes 2015 Style Winners

January 13, 2015

Golden Globes 2015 Style Winners

See what Ken Picton and Dafydd Rhys think of the Golden Globes 2015 style winners. This article was published in the Good Salon Guide website.  Check out the article here: http://www.goodsalonguide.com/community/trends-and-tips/hot-off-the-catwalk/golden-globes-2015-style-winne

Callum completes his training

January 09, 2015

Callum completes his training

GHD Style Squad member Callum has now completed his City and Guilds recognised qualification!  Callum shall now work towards getting prepared for salon life later this year.  Callum says: "It has been tough but I am grateful for the opportunity that Ken has given me and

New career for the New Year?

January 06, 2015

New career for the New Year?

2015 will be a HUGE year for us with plenty of exciting events happening throughout. As we have major things planned, we are expanding our team. Be part of our award-winning team of professionals. We are currently recruiting for Beauty Therapists, Assistants, Colour Technicians and Sty

NEW YEARS GREETINGS!

January 01, 2015

NEW YEARS GREETINGS!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU! We will look forward to seeing you all next year! We have many exciting things planned for the new year so stay tuned... Team Picton. x

CHRISTMAS GOING'S ON

December 12, 2014

CHRISTMAS GOING'S ON

Hello..o-ho-ho to one and all. New festive stuff this week:  -Festive flowers from our favourite florist, Blodau Florist.  -Our new stylish computers are now active and looking pretty.  -Grab yourself a complimentary welsh-cake whilst you are with us. Supplied by the g

Colour Technician Sally Returns

December 11, 2014

Colour Technician Sally Returns

Colour technician Sally has returned to the salon to work after temporary retirement! Sally says: "I just couldn't stay away! I am thrilled to be back in the salon and looking forward to having a catch up with everyone" You can book in with Sally for colour online or by

BHA Awards 2014 Results

November 28, 2014

BHA Awards 2014 Results

Dafydd and Rachelle got pipped to the post by another strong collection in the Wales and South West Hairdresser of the Year 2014 grand final.  Team Picton came back from the British Hairdressing Awards 2014 empty handed but had a fabulous night, mixing with hairdressing royalty.D

Rachelle and Dafydd for the BHA Awards 2014

November 21, 2014

Rachelle and Dafydd for the BHA Awards 2014

This is the biggest awards show in the calander for 2014. A whole host of the industrys greatest will be turning out for this evening and should be a great night. You can see the array of talent here on the HJI website: Here Rachelle and Dafydd are in the running for Wales and

Tammy joins Team Picton!

November 20, 2014

Tammy joins Team Picton!

"I am very excited to join the Ken Picton Team and work with the very talented team here. I get great satisfaction from seeing my clients walking out of the salon looking great with an air confidence and a bounce in their step. I strive to be at the forefront in the field to ens

Lara Wins NHF Wales Award!

November 03, 2014

Lara Wins NHF Wales Award!

The stage was set for this years NHF Wales awards 2014 in the Historical Angel Hotel in Cardiff. A whole host of salons from around Wales were competing against each other based on a client votes for. Lara appreciated the award and revelled on stage after facing tough competition

Ken Picton: Hall of Fame 2014

November 03, 2014

Ken Picton: Hall of Fame 2014

Ken Picton added a Hall of Fame award to his trophy cabinet this week after being honoured at the second annual Welsh Hairdressing Awards organized by the National Hairdressers Federation, Wales. Ken became the first Welshman to enter the British Hairdressing Hall of Fame and is the most

Dafydd Rhys and F.A.M.E Team's London Showcase

October 28, 2014

Dafydd Rhys and F.A.M.E Team's London Showcase

"The end of October saw the F.A.M.E Team return to the the stage at the Rising Stars event hosted by The Fellowship For British Hairdressing. Designed to celebrate the industry’s future talent, the evening was a feast of techniques, both creative and commercial from an array of

Paul and Dafydd Head to Ireland

October 24, 2014

Paul and Dafydd Head to Ireland

Ken Picton's own, Dafydd and Paul were back over in Ireland last week teaching a cut and colour course for L'Oreal professional. Situated in Cork, within the The Edge Hair Design, the lads had fun on their teaching mission. Paul said: "It was great to nurture a dynamic t

Dafydd Rhys Launches GHD Curve

October 22, 2014

Dafydd Rhys Launches GHD Curve

Dafydd Rhys on tour with GHD, launching the latest innovation 'Curve'. "With all the endless social media hype, I’m sure it’s very obvious to you all that ghd has released yet another ground-breaking product. Having had first hand experience of the new ghd cur

Salon International 2014

October 17, 2014

Salon International 2014

Thousands flock to the ExCel to see mass amounts of live shows, seminars and new products all in one place over the course of three days. Our Team who were onstage were Ken, Paul and Dafydd and each took to the stage to showcase different techniques/ styles to a mass audience. D

Gemma and Nicole complete their training!

October 11, 2014

Gemma and Nicole complete their training!

Under the guidance of our in house registered City and Guilds assessors Louise and Rachelle in Ken Picton's certified training school. The girls now have a obtained City and Guilds NVQ Level 2 in hairdressing and are looking forward to the future. To be able to have a successful City

Dafydd Rhys: On The Road To F.A.M.E. Oct Edition

October 03, 2014

Dafydd Rhys: On The Road To F.A.M.E. Oct Edition

"It's already September and I can't quite believe we're almost three quarters of the way through the year! Even more worrying is that at this time every year, the semi-finals of the Fellowship's search for the next F.A.M.E. Team take place - signalling the beginning of

Paul's Irish Adventure

September 19, 2014

Paul's Irish Adventure

On his travels to Cork and Dublin, Paul assisted with creative colours and techniques on behalf of L'Oreal. Paul said "It was amazing to be involved in mentoring the future generations. It's always a pleasure being in a new environment talking colour with other passionat

Dafydd Catches up with the GHD Gang!

September 04, 2014

Dafydd Catches up with the GHD Gang!

"Since I became a part of the Fellowship F.A.M.E. Team, I have had what can only be described as a whirlwind year. The Fellowship, sponsors and guest artists have all been so generous with their time and skills and I really can’t thank them enough for it. With my commitment to t

Dafydd Shortlisted for the HJ Business Awards

August 01, 2014

Dafydd Shortlisted for the HJ Business Awards

Our Salon Director Dafydd Rhys (Current Wales and South West Hairdresser of the Year and F.A.M.E. Team member) has been shortlisted for Salon Stylist. The finalists were announced after two days of judging by a prestigious panel of industry experts, manufacturers and business gurus. The a

An evening of Colour with Paul Dennison

August 01, 2014

An evening of Colour with Paul Dennison

Colour Director and former British Colour Technician of the Year Paul took part in an evening of colour at the Toni and Guy Academy in London alongside renowned colourists such as Jo O’Neill and Mark Creed. The event was a sell out success with over 100 audience members in attendance

Ken Picton is shortlisted in worldwide competition, the AIPP Awards

July 23, 2014

Ken Picton is shortlisted in worldwide competition, the AIPP Awards

Continuing on from nominations for Most Wanted and the British Hairdressing Business Awards, the Ken Picton salon are celebrating after it was announced they’ve been shortlisted for the hugely prestigious AIPP Awards in the Best Photo Category. This year the Awards received over 561

Triple Nominations For Creative Head's Most Wanted Awards

June 13, 2014

Triple Nominations For Creative Head's Most Wanted Awards

We're celebrating after it was announced that we've been shortlisted in three categories for Creative Head Magazine’s annual Most Wanted Awards. Now in their 13th year, the Most Wanted awards, which are judged by hair, fashion and business icons, and attract nominations from

Dafydd Showcases At Hair Expo Gala in Sydney

June 08, 2014

Dafydd Showcases At Hair Expo Gala in Sydney

"On Sunday 8th of June, while out in Australia, the F.A.M.E. Team were given a great opportunity to showcase our inspiration on a huge stage at the Generation Next show at the Hair Expo Gala in Sydney. This is a collection of some of the most talented and up-and-coming teams from arou

Dafydd Down Under

June 07, 2014

Dafydd Down Under

"For the last six months there’s been a large part of my diary blocked for a very special and important event for the F.A.M.E. Team...we were off to the Australia Hair Expo. The British F.A.M.E. Team have not been out to Australia for two years, but were kindly invited this year

Ken Picton Wins At The Cardiff Life Awards 2014

March 07, 2014

Ken Picton Wins At The Cardiff Life Awards 2014

Ken Picton is celebrating this week after winning the Hair category at the Cardiff Life Awards held at Cardiff City Hall. The awards celebrate the best independent businesses in the city and reward the success of hard-working teams and individuals from theatres to gastropubs and

Cardiff Life Awards 2014

March 06, 2014

Cardiff Life Awards 2014

The multi award winning Ken Picton Salon has been announced as one of the finalists for the Hair category in the Cardiff Life Awards. The awards, to be held at Cardiff City Hall on the 6th March, celebrate the best independent businesses in the city and reward the success of hard-working t

Ken's Annual Awards

January 13, 2014

Ken's Annual Awards

After a year of scooping some of the industry’s top accolades (including British Hairdressing Awards’ Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year for the fourth year, a Hall of fame award for Ken – the first Welshman to enter he Hall of Fame, L’Oreal Colour Troph

British Hairdressing Awards 2013

November 28, 2013

British Hairdressing Awards 2013

The Ken Picton salon is celebrating after winning the Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year award for the fourth time at last night’s British Hairdressing Awards. This year art team members Dafydd Rhys and Rachelle Simmonds helped to continue the salon’s winning streak

We're shortlisted for 2 new British Hairdressing Awards!

August 09, 2013

We're shortlisted for 2 new British Hairdressing Awards!

We're excited to announce we're shortlisted in 2 British Hairdressing Award categories: Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year and Art Team of the Year. We currently hold the coveted Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year title, while Ken is the curr

The Ken Picton Salon wins L’Oreal Colour Trophy Regional Final & presents catwalk show

June 11, 2013

The Ken Picton Salon wins L’Oreal Colour Trophy Regional Final & presents catwalk show

Prynhawn Da presenter Dafydd Rhys who regularly appears on BBC Wales and S4C TV and who has worked on LFW shows at Vivienne Westwood and Ashish among others, and Hannah Rawlinson from the Ken Picton Salon, Cardiff, were thrilled to win the overall L’Oréal Colour Trophy Western

Ken Picton wins the fellowship fashion focus image of the year award!

December 07, 2012

Ken Picton wins the fellowship fashion focus image of the year award!

Multi award winning hairdresser Ken Picton was thrilled to win the Fashion Focus Image of the Year Award for his ‘Chunky Plaits’ image from his Au The Fashion Focus award ‘represents the highest technical and artistic standards in hairdressing and/or colour which is li