The countdown's ON! We will be back in business tomorrow and can't wait to welcome you back into the salon for those long-awaited cuts, colours and beauty treatments. Thank you so much for your patience, loyalty and support over the last three months – we are so excited to see you again as we get back to (the new) normal!
Rose gold freehand painting from Harriet Young 🖌
Booking update A HUGE thank you once again for your patience as we work through the enormous volume of requests for appointments. We wanted to provide you with an update on where we’re at now and what’s happening next. Last week, we created a new rota system for the team. Working in line with social distancing, spacing and how many people can safely be in the salon, we now have a view of who will be working, and when. If you had an appointment between 13th and 30th July, it will still stand and there is no need to contact us. We will contact you to confirm your appointment, subject to us being able to open as planned on Monday 13th July. We are now able to move into the next phase, which is contacting every client who had an appointment during lockdown, or who is on our waiting list. We ask that you please continue to be patient and know that we are working as fast as we can to process the unprecedented volume of requests we have received. We are SO grateful for your patience and loyalty, and can’t wait to welcome you back into the salon, safely, as soon as we can.
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Make it move 💃🏼 Hair for the ghd Artistic Team shoot way back in 2014 ✨
Squad goals 💕 Another look from our 2018 L'Oreal Colour Trophy stage show lineup – how epic?!
Wow! We were ecstatic to hear from so many of you this weekend – hundreds of clients have been in touch and we cannot wait to get our hands on your hair soon! �As a reminder, on Friday the Welsh Government confirmed that salons can start preparing to reopen, with a provisional opening date of Monday 13th July. The Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford, said: “Hairdressers should use the next three weeks to make preparations to resume services by appointment-only with all the necessary safeguarding in place.” With that in mind, we would ask you to please continue to be patient (thank you!) while we prepare the salon for a safe reopening for both you, our loyal and lovely clients, and for our fantastic team. We are still awaiting specific guidelines from the Government, but here are the next steps we are now taking: Week of 22nd June 1️⃣ Deep clean and sterilisation of entire salon including water systems and air vents, implementation of social distancing and safety measures 2️⃣ Confirm rotas, prepare for the front of house team to return and process requests. Week of 29nd June 3️⃣ Front of house team to contact waiting list and confirm and rearrange appointments. Please rest assured that we are working as hard as we can to arrange rotas and teams to see you all as soon as we can. We are also looking to implement late-night opening, seven days a week, to ensure that we can manage as many clients as possible while still maintaining social distancing and safety measures. Thank you again for your incredible loyalty and patience - we can’t wait to see you soon!
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UPDATE! We are delighted to announce that today we have received an update from the Welsh Government which states that we are able to start preparing to reopen, with a provisional opening date of Monday 13th July. We are still awaiting guidance on the precautions and measures that we will need to put in place in order to reopen – which includes the number of people allowed in the salon at any one time to adhere to social distancing. Please know that we are working as hard as we can with the limited information we currently have to create updated rotas and opening hours, in order to see you all as soon as we can. Since today’s update, we have received an unprecedented amount of calls and emails. As soon as we have rotas and procedures in place, we will call you directly to arrange your appointment. We are SO grateful to you all for your loyalty and eagerness to get booked in again soon, but ask that you please bear with us as we work through all of your requests. Once we have more clarity from the Government on reopening, we will contact everyone that has been in touch to confirm your appointments and answer your questions. As a reminder, everyone who has made an appointment from 13th July onwards will be automatically added to the list and will be called to confirm or rearrange their appointment if needed. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email email@example.com with your name and what service you require. Please note, this is a NO REPLY email. We will then automatically add you to the list and will call you when we have clarity on opening times and rotas to make your appointment. Our Online Booking Service has temporarily been suspended – please only use the email above. Each and every email, call and comment is appreciated and we cannot wait to see you all again very soon. We would like to thank you again for your patience, loyalty and enthusiasm – and we are SO excited that we finally have a date to work towards.
Throwing it back to this powder pink look from Paul's first year mentoring the Fellowship for British Hairdressing's PROJECT: Colour in a gorgeous shoot directed by Rob Eaton. #candyflosshair #pastelpinkhair #hairgoals
Who else misses that salon magic? We're certainly missing you! 🖤 Here's to pampering sessions again soon!
To all of our amazing clients and friends, We'd like to thank you for your patience, and we can’t wait to welcome you back in the salon as soon as we can. �While we wait for guidance from the Welsh Government as to when it will be possible to reopen, we have set up a dedicated email address for our waiting list. �Everyone who has ALREADY made an appointment will automatically be added to the list and will be called to confirm their appointment. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and what service you require. Please note, this is a NO REPLY email. We will then automatically add you to the list and will call you when we have clarity on opening times and rotas to make your appointment. Our Online Booking Service has temporarily been suspended – please only use the email above. Please know that Team Ken Picton is missing you! We miss getting creative and making you all look and feel amazing, however in line with the Welsh Government’s most recent updates, there are currently no changes to lockdown rules with regard to the salon.
Father's Day is fast approaching – so why not treat the main man in your life to a post-lockdown pamper at the salon? We can't promise to bring back those shaved heads, but for trims, tidies and general TLC, we're here to help! Order salon vouchers for digital delivery here: https://kenpicton.com/fresh/gift-vouchers
We're here to make you feel like megabucks 💸 Can't wait to see all you back in the salon again soon – and if you fancy dropping us a review while we wait, we'd love to hear from you! 🖤
As we continue to prepare for an eventual safe salon reopening, team KP wanted to let you know about the training we've been undertaking to ensure we're ready. The entire salon team have undertaken and passed the L'Oréal Professionnel Access Hygiene and Safety E-learning course, receiving certification that we have all completed it 📝 The course provided guidelines on salon, client and personal hygiene, to ensure that we - and you - are confident in getting back to the salon safely 🧼 On top of this, L’Oréal donated £1 to hairdressing industry charities (Hair and Beauty Charity and Look Good Feel Better Ireland) for every completed session, up to the first 10,000 🥰 We are proud to have taken this time to get certified, and look forward to welcoming you back safely as soon as we are able to do so 👋
Another cut by Nia giving us all the short hair goals for summer. Hands up who wants to make a change to a shorter style once we're back? 💁♀️
The difference a trim makes... ✂️ Put down those kitchen scissors though – this is the expert difference (hair by Nia), and we'll be back to maintain your manes before you know it! Stay safe, stay inside – and we'll see you soon.
Throwing it back... we love this shot, shared by Zoe, of her time on the Fellowship for British Hairdressing's FAME Team in 2016. Who could have guessed that four years on, Ken would be President of the organisation!
We'll take you as you are 🥰 Don't forget to leave us a review! 👇
Nice 'n' neon – who remembers our ghd Artistic Team shoot? ⚡️
A little disco flashback to our ghd Artistic Team shoot ⚡️
Don't forget! The salon may be closed at the moment, but as a thank you to all our loyal clients, we're still able to bring you a good hair day until our doors are able to open. We're delighted to be partnering with ghd to bring you an exclusive discount on the entire ghd product range, including the brand new ghd upbeat collection in limited-edition shades of neo-mint, moon silver and cobalt blue. To get 15% off your purchase, use the code KENP on ghdhair.com
One brilliant before and after from Nia, who took this client from one-length super-heavy hair, to this! She took 5" off the length and added some gorgeous long layers for a gorgeous, bouncy finish #kploves #kenpicton #kenpictonsalon @kenpictonsalon #bouncyhair #warmhaircolour #goldenhour
Thanks to the Cardiff Times for the feature!
Nearly ready to welcome you all back – here's a look at some of our safety measures for the new-look Ken Picton salon experience!
We love and miss our loyal clients – and can't wait to see you all again soon!
We 🖤 curls! Throwing it back to 2009 and our Ikonic collection, which was a celebration of iconic hair moments through the decades. Hair: Ken Picton Makeup: Lara Champion Styling: Bernard Connolly Photography: Andrew O'Toole
For my awesome team 😍
Thanks to Stella magazine, The Sunday Telegraph for including us in their Top 50 Salons in the UK!
We pride ourselves on a first-class experience, every time. 🖤
This year's L'Oreal Colour Trophy might have been postponed til September, but we're celebrating our 2018 show and the amazing colour looks created by team KP – including this epic pink wig!
Happy Father's Day to all their dads out there learning plaits and ponytails, avoiding at-home haircuts, staying clear of shaving their head and holding out for salons to reopen 💪
Did you see the incredible video put together by Ken and the Fellowship for British Hairdressing? We miss you, but we're making the most of this time to come back even better than ever. We can't wait to see you soon!
While we currently can't see you in the salon, we're excited to have teamed up with our salon partner, Balmain Hair to provide you with some special gifts and the chance to enjoy your own hair spa experience at home. When you order at www.balmainhair.co.uk, simply enter MySalon at the checkout – then add Ken Picton when prompted – and you'll receive a free gift of a luxe Balmain towel or limited edition makeup bag. We'll also receive a share of the spend, just as if you'd bought your products directly from us at the salon. Thank you for your ongoing support – we can't wait to see you soon. The Offers ✨ Receive a Limited Edition Hair Spa Towel gift with the purchase of two haircare or styling products ✨ Receive a Limited Edition Cosmetic Bag with the purchase of hair accessories or electrical tools
Take care of your hair – it's the crown you never take off 👑
Throwing it back to this trend piece we did for Creative Head magazine – does any hair trend ever REALLY go away for good?! https://creativeheadmag.com/paint-trend-time-warp/
Delving into the archives today for this gorgeous braided look from our 2012 collection, Automatik – and it's a handy style for hiding your roots too!
Fix up, look sharp – a moment, please, for this men's cut from Stephen! ✂️
Fab interview with Ken and the Fellowship for British Hairdressing's grand dame, Ann Herman – here to read on Hairdressers Journal: https://www.hji.co.uk/latest/ken-picton-interviews-ann-herman/
Did you catch Ken streaming live to Kerastase's MILLION followers last month?! Ken shared the benefits of #ElixirUltime – with beautifying precious oils and a gorgeous floral, woody and musky scent. Who else loves this hero product?
For the funny man in your life... don't forget, Father's Day is Sunday 21st June. Why not buy him a Ken Picton salon voucher online for a post-lockdown spruce up? Order a digital voucher today: https://kenpicton.com/fresh/gift-vouchers
And now for some good news! Team KP has our first lockdown baby – a HUGE congratulations to Jo from all of us. Introducing Olivia Violet, born on 9th May at 6lb12oz. We're sure you'll join us in wishing Jo all of our very best!
Another red hot transformation from Nia! 🔥
We're obsessed with this perfect copper by Nia ❤️
Tag someone you want to be sitting here with 👇
Sleek and straight, super-healthy hair ✨ A flawless finish by Jo for Brady
Now that's a bouncy blow dry 😍 Hair by Jo!
Throwing it back to our 2010 #Ikonik shoot and the sleek shapes and structured silhouettes created by team KP ✂️
Team Ken Picton is missing you! We miss getting creative and making you all look and feel amazing, however in line with the Welsh Government’s most recent updates, there are currently no changes to lockdown rules with regard to the salon. �With the announcement that English salons may be able to open on 4th July – at the earliest – we remain hopeful that we may be able to anticipate a similar reopening date. However, until we receive clear guidelines, we cannot guarantee this. Our main priority remains the health and safety of you, our clients, and our team and we will wait until we have confirmation from the Welsh Government before taking any further steps. In the meantime, please rest assured that we are working hard on preparing the salon and staying on top of all the relevant safe practices required for when, and how, we can get back to work. We miss all of you and want to provide as much support as possible during this difficult time. If you have any questions at all – regarding your hair, products, appointments or anything else we can help with! – please just email us on email@example.com