Fantastic employment opportunities at Ken Picton Salon

Do you love your job? Here at Ken Picton Salon we do, and we’re looking for talented people to join us in apprentice, stylist and colourist roles. If you’re looking for a hairdressing job in Cardiff, we offer excellent training and competitive salary as well as job satisfaction - hairdressing is a fulfilling career with a clear development path so that you can achieve your personal and financial goals. A career in hairdressing with us can mean a busy clientele in the salon alongside artistic opportunities for those who want them - we work around the world educating other hairstylists and we’re renowned for our award-winning photographic shoots. Interested? Send us your CV to

Kérastase Gift Sets - Perfect For Christmas

Stuck for gift ideas this Christmas? Kérastase have put together the most beautiful gift sets, available at our  Cardiff salon, for you to treat yourself or someone special!
Filled with your favourite Kérastase hair products, these sets are a beauty must have for maintaining healthy and luscious hair this winter. With a gift set for each hair type, you really can’t go wrong!
Gift sets start from £29.50 and come in a range of collections including: Resistance, Reflection, Nutritive, Discipline, Aura and Chronologiste.

Available at Ken Picton Salon, call us at 029 2066 2080 for more details.

10% Off All Retail Products Including ghds On December 7 Only!

For one day only, we're offering a 10% off deal on all of our retail products including ghd, Redken, Kerastase and Shu Uemura. Join us on Thursday December 8 for the Mermaid Quay Christmas Cracker Celebration Event and grab a brilliant price on everything from your usual shampoo and conditioner to Christmas gift sets and the latest ghd stylers - perfect for Christmas gifts or just treating yourself.

The Perfect Christmas Gift

Looking for the perfect gift this Christmas? Order one of our beautiful gift vouchers and let your loved ones choose their own treat, whether it's a fabulous haircut or colour, a blow-dry, a beauty treatment from our extensive menu which includes pampering massages and prescriptive, customised facials, nails, make-up - they're guaranteed to find something they love. Delivered as a beautiful personalised scroll, these can be bought online and delivered to you or your lucky recipient, bought in the Cardiff salon, or if you've left it a little late we can email it - an instant gift solution!


Ken Picton Salon Named Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year

How proud are we - our Cardiff salon has been named the best hairdressers in Wales and the South West for the fifth time! This year’s winning collection came from Art Director Zoe Williams & Salon Director Scott Evans, who said: “To win this award is incredible and we can’t believe it! A massive, massive thanks to Ken Picton for believing in us and giving us this opportunity. We love you!”

The team landed the Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year award last night at a star-studded ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House, hosted by Cat Deeley, alongside HJ’s executive director, Jayne Lewis-Orr. More than 1,500 of the top hairdressing talent from across the country attended the awards, which is a celebration of the most creative and technically-gifted hairstylists in Britain.

Zoe and Scott follow in the footsteps of Ken who has previously won this award 3 times before becoming the first and only Welshman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame for 3 category wins. 

Zoe says, “There have already been so many high points in my career so far at Ken Picton, but winning this is a dream come true! I’m very proud of the work we’ve produced and so happy to be representing our region.” Scott says, “A British Hairdressing Award is something I’ve had my eye on and worked towards for a long time so I’m so happy to have won.”

Each entrant must submit a series of images demonstrating not only their technical dexterity, but their creative vision and comprehension of current trends. Looks must be wearable and beautiful, as well as pushing the boundaries and limitations of hairdressing to showcase the pinnacle of a hairstylist’s creativity. Finalists are then judged, twice, by a panel consisting of hairdressing legends, leading national beauty press and past winners of the awards who have since joined the British Hairdressing Awards Hall of Fame.

Book in with Zoe or Scott now to experience the best hairdressing in Wales for yourself...



Paul Dennison Teaches Colour Classes in Dubai

Ken Picton Salon Colour Director Paul Dennison has just returned from Dubai, where he ran 2 seminars over 3 days looking at transferable modern colour techniques and how to make colour quicker and more appropriate to the local market. The presentations were given to L’Oreal Professionnel salons with approximately 10-12 delegates per seminar, allowing a good opportunity for one-to-one coaching in the practical element of the course.

Paul said, “Dubai is a very specific market and with the Middle Eastern client in mind, we worked on darker bases and customization of colours. Each seminar involved a demonstration on two models and a powerpoint presentation in the morning, and then the students were able to put the techniques into practice on their own models in the afternoon. As one of the first guest artist colourists they’d had, they were really interested to learn about what we’re doing in the UK. About 50% of the delegates were expats from the UK, America and Canada alongside native Dubai residents so there was a good mix of inspiration to draw on.”

Book in with Paul now for your pre-Christmas colour...