Ken and Paul at Creative Head's 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 award-winning education and apprenticeship provider, Ken had lots to discuss on the subject from finding the budget for apprentices to the starting age.

A sumptuous three-course dinner followed before the evening audience settled down to enjoy a further exploration of colour in a  COLOUR. CREATIVITY. CONVERSATION. LIVE! segment. Alongside some of the most creative colourists in the UK, Paul was in conversation to discuss his career so far (from his early career in the 90's to joining the Ken Picton team) . After his interview Paul showcased his colour model, a take on the mod cut featuring a dark silhouette in a mix of damson and cherry shades and finished by saying "hair is getting shorter and that every client, no matter where you are or what you’re doing, needs to be taken on a journey."


L'Oreal Colour Trophy 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'Oreal Colour Trophy Men's Image Award

What is the L'Oreal Colour Trophy?

L'Oréal Colour Trophy, the longest running live hairdressing competition in the world, is back again to showcase some of the brightest hairdressing talents across the country, whilst ensuring that hairdressers nationwide are continually inspired to celebrate ‘Hair Inspired by Fashion’.

The L’Oréal Colour Trophy has evolved from its origin 62 years ago, growing from only 300 attendees in 1954 to now welcoming thousands more of the industry’ greatest talents. L’Oréal Colour Trophy continues to inspire the industry around the world, giving new salons the chance to unleash their star!


#kptravels to Jakarta, 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 #kptravels diary.

Zoe says, “Paul and I were lucky enough to be invited by L’Oreal to launch Smartbond in Jakarta. As well as a series of academy seminars, we also did a show in the beautiful ballroom of the Ritz Carlton.”

Paul continues, “Upon touchdown in Jakarta, our first stop (after dropping off our bags) was a dinner meeting with Indra from the L’Oreal team where we ran through the format for the show. Day two saw us prepping our 12 models, we wanted to incorporate a mixture of techniques so we did a mixture of long and shot ladies’ cuts, 2 men’s and 2 more session inspired looks. Day three was show day, we started rehearsals at 8am and whilst Zoe did the finishing touches to make sure everything was perfect, I did a press conference for the Indonesian press, discussing Smartbond. 6pm rolled around and before we knew it, we were onstage in front of 400 hairdressers.”

Of the show, Zoe says “The show was an incredible production, including choreographed dancers and a huge video mapped stage. We presented a runway show of 12 models, as well as demonstrating cutting and colouring techniques on 3 models. The aim was to show the benefits and the freedom we have using Smartbond for in-salon transformations.”

The show was so successful that Paul says, “ I was told that in excess of $15,000 worth of Smartbond was purchased after the show! We then did 3 days worth of workshops teaching modern approaches to salon-friendly, usable techniques.”

Zoe finishes by saying, “It was a wonderful opportunity to go to Indonesia and spend time in the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Jakarta. I can’t say thankyou enough to the team there at L’Oreal for their hospitality and hard work!”



The Ken Picton Salon are recruiting


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:

Kerastase launch 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-pressed Samoan coconut and argan oils and is free from silicones, sulphates and parabens. Come into the salon and our team can determine if Aura Botanica is right for you and your hair.




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 which Cardiff Devil player has been in for a sharp haircut from the picture posted on twitter @kenpictonsalon via the reply arrow with #GuesTheDevil hashtag, then you are in with a chance to win!

Add a cheeky hashtag for bonus points: #kploves #handsomedevil #letsgodevils

The lucky winner will be chosen at random within a week and announced on twitter. If you win, all you need to do is DM us your address and we send the signed puck directly to your door.