Ken Picton Salon in Cardiff are finalists in the L’Oreal Colour Trophy 2018. Started in 1954, the competition is the longest running live hairdressing competition in the world, and showcases some of the brightest hairdressing talents across the country while celebrating hair inspired by fashion.

Harriet Young, Salon Stylist is a L’Oreal ID Artist and this is her second consecutive time at the regional finals representing Ken Picton Salon. She says, “I’m so excited to reach the regional finals, it would mean so much to win the L’Oreal Colour Trophy. Last year was an amazing experience, and now I’m most looking forward to seeing the finished look on my model walking down the catwalk. I’ve had so many great experiences here at the salon, my absolute highlight has to be assisting Anthony Turner at London Fashion Week which was incredible and has really inspired me to relate fashion into my hair work.  As well as working at the salon, I’m also a L’Oreal ID artist and I love every minute of it!”

Jade Pointon, Salon Director, is also a finalist and says, “It feels so exciting to have reached the regional finals!  I’m really looking forward to the buzz of the semi finals and being part of a show with so much great talent.  Winning would be a huge accolade both for myself and for the salon. I’ve been hairdressing for 16 years now and I love being a part of such a creative profession.  I’m constantly inspired by my peers and the industry.  I’m looking forward to my new hair journey at Ken Picton Salon.”

Pro Hair Live

Ken has been in Manchester for Pro Hair Live where he presented on the brand new The Cut stage, a close up look at a cut in detail over the course of an hour. This stripped back approach to education saw Ken gamely take to a (slowly) revolving stage so attendees could watch the cut take place in 360 degrees of glory! The one man, one model, one cut, one hour format was temporarily breached as fellow star hairdresser Andrew Barton joined Ken to chat about his Beehives Bobs and Blow Dries exhibition celebrating modern hair culture, before Ken finished his beautiful, edgy cut for the audience.


Snowed Off...

Due to the adverse weather conditions most of our team haven’t been able to make it into work, please call the salon if you have an appointment today. Thanks for your understanding. 

We're Closed Today Due To The Adverse Weather

Due to adverse weather conditions Mermaid Quay has closed the centre and on their advice appointments for the rest of the day are now cancelled.

We're contacting all clients but if you’re booked in today please contact us on 02920662080 to rearrange your appt; thanks for your understanding and stay warm! 

Fellowship Colour Project Mentor Program

Colour expert Paul Dennison held a workshop for the Fellowship Colour Project, a year long mentor program for those wanting to develop their hair colour skills.

The 13 attendees arrived at Ken Picton Salon for a 9:30am start. Paul then presented his inspiration findings and concept building.

After demoing two techniques that explored how light shades and dark shades can change the look of the exact same haircut, the group then workshopped throughout the afternoon. Paul said " I was delighted to be able to share my passion for colour with this enthusiastic group and we had a great day exploring trends and technique, it's a fantastic initiative for anyone to wants to expand their colour knowledge."

Annual salon awards

We recently held our salon awards with accolades for the assistant of the year, customer care and employee of the year.

Megan Thomas won the Assistant of the Year Award; Megan has been with us for just over a year and has shown an immense amount of commitment to her job and to her learning! The award winner was selected by the management and trainers, for the person who had excelled with their training and their role as an assistant.

Harriet Young won the customer care award and the employee of the year award! The customer care award was for the person who had excelled in all aspects of customer care, from client returns to customer feedback and great results! The employee of the year award was for the person who has stood out as a role model employee and achieved great results.

We want to say a massive congratulations to the winners and thank you for all of your hard work!