Ken Picton in Metro
Ken's on the cover of Wales Metro's Progress section today, talking about his inspirational journey from having £1k in his pocket (borrowed from his mum), to owning Wales' premier destination salon and the prestigious position he holds in the hair industry today. Fancy a career in hairdressing, or know someone who does? We offer fantastic opportunities and great pay and we always love to hear from prospective candidates who share our dreams...
Ken Picton Team's Busy Weekend At London's Salon International
The Ken Picton team headed to London en masse for a busy schedule at one of the UK’s leading hair exhibitions this weekend. Ken, in his role as Chancellor for the Fellowship of British Hairdressing, compered on the Fellowship stand and oversaw the finals of the prestigious F.A.M.E. Team competition. The array of incredible judges had the tough job of shortlisting the final 4, who will be announced by Ken at the annual luncheon at the Dorchester hotel.
Paul, Scott, Harriet and Jade took to the HJ stage to represent the Art Team, where they brought to life looks from the new Blitz Kids collection of model images which have earned the salon a finalist spot in the British Hairdressing Awards (winners announced in November…) Jade demonstrated a box bob, Scott showed off a two-tone short cut - ask us in salon about using colour wefts for a temporary flash of colour, fantastic for adding drama to an evening look - and Harriet combined the braided style that she created to win a place in the L’Oreal ID Artist Team recently, with a showstopping pixel colour effect ponytail hair-piece.
The Blitz Kids collection is inspired by the Covent Garden club where the new romantic movement started, and features glamour with rawness against the luxurious sheer feel of lace-detailed clothing.
Paul Dennison's A/W Trend Report: Blueberry
Current British Colourist of the Year finalist Paul Dennison gives us his second trend report for A/W:
Brunettes this season have gone iridescent and super shiny thanks to this cool blueberry shade. It’s neither blue nor purple and gives hair this incredible hue that will make people do a double take. It’s the evolution of the mocha and espresso colours that we’ve seen over the last few A/W seasons. The key to the look is high shine so I’m using L’Oreal Smartbond in all my colours for healthy, glossy brunettes.
Ken Picton Hosts Fellowship Cardiff Masterclass
The Fellowship For British Hairdressing recently brought their masterclass events to Cardiff for the first time. Ken Picton hosted the night at Cornerstone in Cardiff for a fantastic night of inspiration from some of the best stylists in Wales. As well as Ken hosting, many of the team members also took to the stage: Zoe Williams represented the 2016 F.A.M.E Team alongside former member Jamie Benny; L'Oreal ID Artist Harriet Young recreated her braided look and Scott Evans and Jade Pointon represented the Ken Picton Art Team on their own podium.
Ken says of the night "It was a joy to host the evening with fantastic guests such as Errol Douglas MBE. It was such a privelege to bring such a prestigious event to Wales and with such an incredible audience response, I look forward to bringing more events to Wales to showcase the talent on offer!"
#KPtravels to Mumbai
The latest in the #KPtravels diary...
Ken and Paul recently headed to India with L'Oreal Professionnel for a series of masterclasses. The first classes were held in Mumbai before Ken and Paul were supposed to head to Chennai. Unfortunately due to monsoon weather they weren't able to make the masterclasses here and the two of them spent lots of time in airports instead!
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 presented by Huw Stephens for a third year. The ceremony will feature special guest performances and celebrity award presenters representing the best of the UK’s creative and media industries.
For the full list of nominees and information about tickets head to the BAFTA website