September 24, 2020
As President of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing, Ken helped keep spirits up during lockdown by hosting weekly Drinks with the President - an online, informal interview series hosted live from the salon bar in Cardiff, with guests Zooming in from across the country.
This week, Ke
September 18, 2020
If you've popped into the salon this week, you might have noticed we've got some new gorgeous greenery! We worked with Penarth's Florist 64 to introduce plants throughout the salon, creating an even more serene, feel-good atmosphere than ever!
While the salon experience
September 11, 2020
Our very own colour maestro, Paul Dennison, was back doing what he does best this week - educating for other hairdressers as part of Colourworld!
Colourworld is the biggest colour-specialist event for hairdressers in the UK, and while the pandemic led to it being hosted online this year
September 09, 2020
We are excited to announce that we’re recruiting for new members of the team.
With a few lockdown babies leading to maternity leave, we’ve now got vacancies for stylists and senior stylists.
Our excellent training programme and high standards of customer care have earned
August 27, 2020
As salons and stylists across the country navigate the new normal, the Fellowship for British Hairdressing is continuing to celebrate the professionalism and perseverance of the industry with the launch of its annual Salon Awards.
Open to all members of the Fellowship, the Individual Sa
August 13, 2020
It's always nice to bag a front cover - so we were delighted to see our Punk Renaissance shoot making the pages of Kurier Fryzjerski; the Polish hairdressing magazine.
Our latest shoot was featured in the magazine in full for their summer issue. Take a look at the issue here!
August 06, 2020
Don't forget, our online booking system is back up and running as normal, so you can book your appointments through the website. You can still call us on 02920662080 to make an appointment, but if it's quicker and easier then please feel free to log in and book online here.
July 30, 2020
Each Sunday, starting from this Sunday 2nd August, the Fellowship for British Hairdressing will be broadcasting the Sunday Showdown; a compilation of education and inspiration content comprising pre-recorded shows, education and interviews.
The Sunday Showdown will be presented by a dif
July 24, 2020
As the industry adjusts to life after lockdown, the Fellowship for British Hairdressing is continuing to inspire members with online education.
As Fellowship President, Ken says: "We have loved being able to inspire and educate our members and the wider hairdressings industry
July 22, 2020
Here are our new-look guidelines, so that you know what to expect now we have reopened .
The waiting area will be very limited and set up so there is no issue with self-distancing, but please be on time for your appointment. If you are running late, please call the salon. B
July 16, 2020
Wow — what a first week it's been! We've been delighted to see so many of you and thank you once again for your patience as work through the new normal and do our best to get you all looking back to your best as quickly as we can!
On the eve of reopening on Monday, Ke
July 08, 2020
Our phone lines are reopening!
The Ken Picton team has been working hard over the last week to get in touch with everyone on our waiting list, and we’d like to thank you for your patience as we work through the hundreds of requests!
We are continuing to contact everyone who was
June 30, 2020
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 w
June 26, 2020
The accolades keep coming! We've just been included in the Daily Telegraph's Top 50 Salons in the UK -- and we're the only Welsh salon on the list!
A huge thanks to the Telegraph editors for choosing us, and to all of our lovely loyal clients for making us what we are. We ca
June 22, 2020
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 ope
June 19, 2020
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 target opening date of Monday 13th July.
We are still awaiting guidance on the precautions and measures that we will need to pu
June 18, 2020
The Fellowship for British Hairdressing has launched the first two categories of its annual photographic competition – including one brand new, special category for 2020; the Lockdown Look!
Each year, the Fellowship invites its members to enter their best photographic work from th
June 12, 2020
Our Online Booking Service has temporarily been suspended
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 the guidance from the Welsh Gove
June 11, 2020
Ken was a guest on a panel with Hairdressers Journal this week, talking to Jayne Lewis Orr about the changes that salons will have to make to reopen safely post-lockdown.
Joining a lineup that also included fellow salon owners Luke Hersheson and Alan Edwards to talk about what reopening
June 04, 2020
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 Access Hygiene and Safety E-learning cou
May 28, 2020
Ken has been talking to Time Out magazine, about what the predicted reopening of salons across the UK could look like.
In two features for the magazine, Ken talked about what salons might look like when they reopen, and when that might happen.
Using knowledge garnered as President of
May 22, 2020
Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, the Fellowship for British Hairdressing has been keeping its members close and informed through #THEKNOWLEDGE – its series of weekly broadcasts sharing important updates, advice and guidance.
Now, as we move into the eighth week of lockdown, the Fel
May 14, 2020
Ken will be the special guest of ghd on Monday, as they go live with the latest installment of their Good Hair Diaries series.
The interview series profiles leading hairdressing experts on life in lockdown, covering education, inspiration and how they’ve been staying motivated dur
May 09, 2020
A message for our wonderful clients.
Owing to the Government's most recent announcement, made on 8th May, we will remain closed until at least 2nd June.
The safety of you, our clients; our team; and the community as a whole is our priority, and it is paramount that we stick
May 07, 2020
Ken will be taking over the official Kérastase Instagram channel today, broadcasting to more than one million followers!
For the Instagram Live, Ken will be sharing his expertise and insight into the brand – with a special focus on Elixir Ultime.
Elixir Ultime is the ori
April 30, 2020
Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, the Fellowship for British Hairdressing has been keeping its members close through #THEKNOWLEDGE – its series of weekly broadcasts sharing insight, inspiration, updates and education.
Now, the organisation has gone one step further, creating an insp
April 27, 2020
It’s time for another special offer for our clients, to keep you looking your best during lockdown – and to say thank you for ongoing support and patience as we navigate the current crisis.
We’re really excited to be able to offer you 15% off at ghd, using a special di
April 22, 2020
The early birds amongst you may have heard our main man, Ken Picton, chatting with Claire Summers on BBC Radio Wales this morning — and what a great interview it was!
Ken chatted to Claire about how best to look after your hair to feel your best, with plenty of advice and tip
April 20, 2020
Team KP is missing you!
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.balm
April 14, 2020
We might be on lockdown at the moment, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be inspired by the team’s travels from the last few months and years of globetrotting.
We’ve dug through our archives to find the best videos from the #KPTravels tag – featuring the team
April 11, 2020
We're missing you!
We're as disappointed as you that we can't see all of our lovely clients in the salon at the moment – but rest assured, when it's safe for us to reopen everyone who had an appointment booked will be our priority and we'll be working hard to
April 06, 2020
Ken has joined the hairdressing industry’s One Picture Challenge on Instagram – a call for hairdressers to share their favourite image.
The challenge was launched by Gary Hooker and Michael Young, who asked people to share one picture from their archives. They requested imag
March 30, 2020
Ken might be the President of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing, but the undoubted first lady of the Fellowship is Ann Herman – Patron of Honour and doyenne of the industry. Ken recently sat down for a (Skype) interview with Ann, for the Fellowship’s #THEKNOWLEDGE educati
March 23, 2020
To our clients, team and friends;
This week we are celebrating 30 years in business; and one of the most important things we’ve learnt in that time is that your health, safety and wellbeing are our priority.
With that in mind, we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily
March 23, 2020
The Fellowship for British Hairdressing is making its online education platform, #THEKNOWLEDGE free and accessible to everyone to support the industry during the current Coronavirus pandemic.
Normally a member benefit, #THEKNOWLEDGE features a library of videos covering Inspiration, Edu
March 17, 2020
In the wake of the Covid 19 virus, we as a salon are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure that the health and wellbeing of our team and guests remain our top priority.
A high level of hygiene comes as standard at the salon, and we will continue to enforce this with mandatory h
March 16, 2020
Make a date in your diary for the March Ken Picton Sunday Club, which takes place on March 29th.
There’s still time to book in for an appointment during our special Sunday opening day – which provides all the hair and beauty perfection you’re used to from a visit to th
March 09, 2020
Our Colour Director Paul Dennison has been on his travels again, this time taking his next-level colour knowledge to the Ukraine to share his expertise.
Paul was in Kyiv with L’Oreal Professionnel, launching Majirel Cool Inforced to the Ukraine. He presented models on stage for an
March 02, 2020
We’re super excited that Ken’s first President’s Night as President of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing is on the horizon – and there are a few changes in store!
Ken has worked with the Fellowship events committee to find an exciting new venue; The Brewery
February 24, 2020
In his latest day with the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s PROJECT: X team, Stephen found out more about the world of session styling with the help of two fashion week favourites: Leigh Keates, and Paul Jones.
The training session, which took place at the ghd studio in Londo
February 19, 2020
Join the Ken Picton salon team and be comfortable in the knowledge that you are working with the best. Expand your skills, be appreciated and be apart of our amazing team.
Beauty Therapist and Nail Technician
We’re recruiting for a talented beauty therapist to join our aw
February 17, 2020
The lineup for the Fellowship for British Hairdressing's next Hair & Vision has been announced, with our very own #MrPresident Ken Picton as host.
Hair & Vision will take place at Fest in Camden, London, with an inspiring lineup of brilliant hairdressing names, including hea
February 10, 2020
We’re super proud of Stephen, who is a member of both the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s PROJECT: X team and the L’Oreal ID Artists this year. Between these two incredible mentoring programs, we know his talent is going to go from strength to strength and his skill
February 03, 2020
We're delighted to announce that the Kérastase Genesis range of products and salon services are now available at Ken Picton in Cardiff!
This brand new line is designed to tackle hair fall - the loss of hair through either its natural cycle from the root, or through break
January 27, 2020
As sponsors of the Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey team, we were proud to be match sponsors for their recent game against the Dundee Stars.
Team KP headed down to the Viola Arena to watch the game – and also had the opportunity to drop the puck to get the match started.
January 20, 2020
Our very own colour guru, Paul Dennison, has a starring role in the new L’Oreal Professionnel Colour Trophy launch video – sharing what living life in true colour means to him!
The newly-launched video celebrates the launch of L’Oreal Colour Trophy; the biggest competi
January 13, 2020
The first Ken Picton Sunday Club of 2020 will take place on 26th January 2020!
Every month, we throw open the doors of the salon on a Sunday for a day of brilliant hair and beauty, accompanied with all of the things that make weekends great; think pastries, papers, peaceful surroundings
January 06, 2020
The #KPTravels got off to an early start for 2020, with Ken jetting off to Dublin in the first full week of the year for the Phorest Salon Owners’ Summit!
The salon software company hosts an annual get together for salon managers and owners to come together, network, share ideas a
December 16, 2019
Ken Picton Senior Director, Stephen Smith, is adding to his experience in 2020 with a place on the prestigious Fellowship for British Hairdressing Project X Team. This place comes hot on the heels of Stephen joining the L’Oreal ID Artists team.
Project: X is one of the Fellowship
December 09, 2019
We were delighted to see Paul Dennison named a Fellow with Honours at the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s annual Awards and Luncheon last week! Paul achieved his medal in recognition of the hard work he has done across the board for the Fellowship, most recently as Project Lead
December 02, 2019
After last week’s British Hairdressing Awards, this Monday it’s all go again, as Ken hosts the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s annual Awards & Luncheon. As #MrPresident, Ken will be co-hosting the event – which is unofficially known as the hairdressing ind
November 25, 2019
It’s beginning to look a lot (OK – a bit!) like Christmas, which means it’s time to get your festive appointments booked in… and because we know how busy things get in December, we’re excited to have two Sunday Club sessions scheduled!
We’ll be open
November 18, 2019
Our very own #MrPresident Ken Picton was in China last week to represent the Fellowship for British Hairdressing. Ken flew to Xiamen for the World Hairdressing Congress, where he presented on stage in front of thousands of international hairdressers.
As well as sharing the messages of t
November 11, 2019
Take the stress out of Christmas shopping this year by picking up your hair and beauty favourites during your next visit to the salon; pampering for you, presents for them – what could be better!
We’re proud to be stocking the luxe range of Kérastase Christmas Sets th
November 04, 2019
Ken has been talking apprenticesships and hairdressing careers this weekend, with interviews for BBC Wales and Wales Online. The interviews come off the back of a news report that reveals the number of hairdressing apprentices in Wales has fallen by 40% since 2012-13.
The health an
October 28, 2019
We’re delighted to announce that this striking shot from Ken and Zoe’s most recent collection has been named as a finalist for the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s Image of the Year.
The shot, which is part of their Wales and Southwest Hairdresser of the Year coll
October 21, 2019
The Ken Picton Sunday Club is one of our favourite times in the salon – a chill Sunday session with prosecco, pastries and papers… oh, and the same great hair that you’d expect from a visit to the salon!
The #KPSundayClub means you can enjoy all the same great service
October 14, 2019
As President of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing, Ken is super-excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for the Fellowship Luncheon & Awards – aka, hairdressing’s biggest and best Christmas party!
Each year, the event takes place on the first Monday in Dec
October 07, 2019
Salon International is the biggest event in the British hairdressing calendar, and the Fellowship for British Hairdressing has one of the busiest, most exciting stage at the show. For three days, the Fellowship provides inspiration for its audience, and opportunities for its members as the
September 30, 2019
Our colour director, Paul Dennison, and artistic director, Zoe Williams, have been out in India this week, educaing for L'Oreal Professionnel.
The dynamic twosome have been showcasing trend-led cuts, colours and finishes as they showcase skills on stage and in seminars ac
September 23, 2019
The Fellowship for British Hairdressing headed our hometown for their latest Hair & Vision event; give it up for Cardiff!
Joining Fellowship President Ken in the Welsh capital on the night were a star-studded lineup of talent both local and national, as well as special guest, Ja
September 19, 2019
Another day, another international feature! We were delighted to be included in Australia's Hair Biz magazine this month, as their International interiew subject.
Over three pages, Ken shares the stories of his success as a hairdresser, a business owner and as an all-round creativ
September 16, 2019
As Team Leader of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s Colour Project, our Colour Director Paul is responsible for creating an exciting schedule of education, shoots and opportunities for the team of emerging talent.
Earlier this year, Paul arranged a photoshoot for the team
September 09, 2019
As proud sponsors of the BAFTA Cymru, we were very excited to welcome Elin Fflur into the salon for a hair appointment ahead of the 2019 finalist announcements. Singer and TV presenter Elin popped in for a blow-dry ahead of the announcement of the finalists for the British Academy Cymru Aw
September 02, 2019
If you love sleek, soft and shiny hair, have we got a treat for you… We’ve been very excited to work with Kérastase as they prepare to launch their exciting new service; K Water. After all, who better than team Ken Picton to celebrate a launch beginning with K!
August 27, 2019
We’re excited to announce that our very own senior director, Stephen Smith has earned a place on the prestigious L’Oreal Professionnel ID Artist team! Stephen is following in the footsteps of various members of the Ken Picton salon team who have passed through the education pro
August 19, 2019
Our very own Esther Wood will be fighting it out for a spot on the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s 2020 F.A.M.E. Team in live auditions in London on Wednesday.
Esther made the shortlist after a successful application and will now be joining 15 other stylists to compete in fr
August 13, 2019
We were delighted to see our Blitz Kids collection on the cover of this summer’s Salon Business. The July/August issue doesn’t just feature our gorgeous green-haired model, but the rest of the collection is also published inside.
The collection is, “a tribute to the Bl
August 05, 2019
Last month, Ken sat down with the dynamic hairdressing duo Hooker & Young for an in-depth interview which has just been published in Professional Hairdresser. Although Donald Trump was in town while the meeting took place, this day was all about President Picton!
Gary and Michael ar
July 29, 2019
We’re very excited to announce that the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s next Hair & Vision event will be taking place in the hometown of #MrPresident – Cardiff!
As President of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing, Ken is proud to be hosting their next big
July 22, 2019
Our very own Colour Director, Paul Dennison, is featured in Creative Head this week, talking all about retro-inspired colour trends.
Paul is one of the experts sharing his insight in the magazine’s Trend Time Warp feature, which covers the current craze for retro colouring techniq
July 15, 2019
Acclaimed colourist and balayage expert, Jack Howard, will be teaching his best-selling course – Introduction to the 4 Gestures of Balayage – at the Ken Picton Academy in Cardiff.
The introductory course, created by Jack, has been attended by hundreds of hairdress
July 08, 2019
During the summer months, a full face of makeup can feel like too much – but going totally bare-faced isn’t always ideal either. Introducing your customisable makeup solution; Le Teint Personnel from Carita, which is now available in the salon.
This clever beauty product all
July 01, 2019
Zoe isn’t just our Artistic Director, she’s an established hairdresser in her own right, quickly making a name for herself as one of the brightest rising stars in the industry.
Passionate about education and growing her profile from a young age, Zoe has invested in her caree
June 25, 2019
Since being named President of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing, Ken has been even more in demand than ever! Here, we share an interview with him from the most recent issue of the Fellowship’s magazine…
How does it feel to be President?
It’s a huge honour. I&r
June 17, 2019
We’re extremely proud to see the work of our Colour Director, Paul Dennison, on the cover of Hairdressers Journal this month.
As well as creating gorgeous colour in the salon, educating across the globe and shooting his own sensational work, Paul also find the time to mentor the C
June 10, 2019
Father’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re looking for a last-minute gift for the main man in your life, Ken Picton Salon has you sorted! We’re proud stockists of Baxter of California; the exclusive grooming range that proves that premium doesn’t have to be pret
May 22, 2019
We have some exciting opportunities for stylists colourists and Assistants
Check out our vacancies page below
April 14, 2019
Ken Picton is delighted to announce that he has been named President of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing. This venerable institution represents the very best of British hairdressing talent and over the last 70 years, has launched the careers of some the industry’s most iconic
March 24, 2019
Our very own Paul Dennison headed to Paris this week, to present the latest trends in colour at the 110th L'Oreal World Colour Trophy final.
After a jet-setting trip to Australia with the Ken Picton Artistic Team to shoot our latest collections, Paul hot-footed it straight to Fr
December 05, 2018
Our Christmas opening hours are ;
. 22nd Dec 9am-6pm
. 23rd Dec 10am-5pm
. 24th Dec Closed
. 25th Dec Closed
. 26th Dec Closed
. 27th Dec Closed
. 28th Dec 9am-6pm
. 29th Dec 9am-6pm
. 30th Dec Closed
. 31st Dec Closed
. 1st Jan Closed
And then we are back to normal hours
November 20, 2018
New sunday hours for 2019
Join us for #pastries #papers #prosecco with our full team
- January 27th
- February 24th
- March 24th
- April 28th
- June 2nd
- June 30th
- July 28th
September 25, 2018
The latest news on #kptravels...
Ken and Paul are back in India to share their haircut and colour techniques with L’Oreal Professionnel. The pair headed to Mumbai for the second leg of their master classes which kicked off in India two months ago. The multi-award winning tea
September 17, 2018
Our ‘Blitz Kids’ hairstyle collection has been shortlisted for yet another prestigious award, this time in the commercial category for the AIPP Awards 2018-2019.
The commercial category showcases styles that are easy to wear and simple to re style. With over 732 entran
September 11, 2018
On the 6th September 2018, nominations were announced for the Welsh BAFTA. Elin Fflur presented the nominations last week and she looked amazing! Harriet, the Senior Stylist, styled Elin’s golden locks which left her with beautiful bouncy waves. Our make up artist Lara worked her mag
August 28, 2018
We're thrilled to have won the International Haircut shot of the Year award, especially in the face of such fierce competition; over 300,000 entries from all over the globe were whittled down for the finals. The winning image is from our Cool Skool collection (which also
August 20, 2018
Estetica Magazine has chosen our “Green Fashionista” shot from the ‘Blitz Kids’ collection as their ‘Look of the Day’. The full collection was featured in their July issue and this is what they wrote - "A tribute to the Blitz Club of Covent Garden,
August 07, 2018
We love being involved with the Little Princess Trust, it’s a brilliant charity initiative which provides free real hair wigs to young people suffering hair loss as a result of cancer and other illnesses. Our lovely Director Chantel gave the chop to this generous client and we love t
July 18, 2018
We are very happy to announce that one of our Cool Skool images (from the collection that won Wales and South West British Hairdresser of the Year) and three of our Blitz Kids images (from our finalist collection for British Colour Technician of the Year) have been shortlisted fo
July 10, 2018
For product of the week, Lucie has chosen CARITA’s Les Précis. She says “It is a daily skin booster that brightens the skin beautifully, adds radiance and helps to even skin texture of dull skin. Perfect for daily life and when travelling as it can go underneath, on top
July 02, 2018
We’re recruiting for colour technicians, senior stylists and assistants to join our award-winning team at Ken Picton Salon in Cardiff. Our excellent training and high standards of customer care have earned us a reputation as the destination salon for South Wales. We’ve won more
June 13, 2018
We're finalists in the Most Wanted Awards' Hair Trend category with this graphic short hair cut model shot - a huge honour as the competition is fierce! We're looking forward to the awards ceremony on September 3, tickets sold out in five minutes and comedian Katharine Ryan is
June 07, 2018
A very exciting new range from Kerastase is now at our salon..
The Editor of Look Magazine included the new Serum Extentioniste in her Editor’s letter, as her beauty product pick of the week: “If, like me, you’re the proud owner of some pretty ratty ends, do try Kerast
June 06, 2018
We’re so proud of salon director Jade Pointon who scooped the award for the Western region at L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final in London! In an incredible night for us, the salon was also one of only 3 chosen to present breathtaking shows on stage at the even
May 18, 2018
Ken Picton and Paul Dennison were recently in Greece with L'Oreal Professionnel where they hosted workshops, masterclasses and seminars. They taught colour techniques such as soft freehand removing previous bands and lines. This involved 400 participants, 15 models, 4 flights, 2
April 17, 2018
Huge congratulations to Salon Director Jade Pointon who scooped the top accolade of 'Best in Region' at the Western Regional Semi-Final of the L'Oreal Colour Trophy Award 2018. Started in 1954, the competition is the longest running live hairdressing competition in t
April 04, 2018
Our talented trainee Shanai Powell competed in the Hair & Beauty Championship of Wales 2018 and emerged with the trophy for Level 3 Hair Up for her beautiful prom-themed style. Shanai triumphed over competitors from all across Wales and says, “I wanted my look to be creative but
March 22, 2018
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
March 07, 2018
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 pl
March 02, 2018
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.
March 01, 2018
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
February 19, 2018
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 buil
February 16, 2018
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 learn
February 13, 2018
Look who's back! Nia is in the salon again following her maternity leave - book in for colour, cuts and kerastraight treatments with Nia who's looking forward to catching up with clients old and new
February 09, 2018
Our new Salon Director Matthew has been sharing his top hair hacks with us - try this tips for salon styles at home...
Hair hack no1:
Waves That Last:
Curl your hair.
Once the hair is curled, twist all of your hair in the same direction and create a bun using bobby pins to secur
February 05, 2018
Welcome to our newest addition to the team, Matthew, who's joining us as Salon Director.
Book in with Matthew now for cuts, blow dries, up-dos and consultations, and Matthew will give you the confidence to recreate your new look at home with his brilliant tips.
January 26, 2018
Holly Willoughby's make-up artist has revealed the products she uses to get the beautiful TV star's look, and you can buy it here at Ken Picton Salon! Make-up artist Patsy O'Neil has revelead that she uses a number of Delilah make-up products on the presenter of This
January 04, 2018
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
December 19, 2017
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 mainta
December 06, 2017
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 a
December 06, 2017
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, cu
November 28, 2017
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 i
November 20, 2017
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 Professio
November 03, 2017
We know, we know, Christmas talk already! But we had to tell you that our December dates are going fast with some stylists already fully booked. Don’t be disappointed, call now to bag your hair appointment.
Here’s our festive opening hours:
October 19, 2017
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. Fan
October 17, 2017
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. T
September 29, 2017
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 peo
September 29, 2017
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 memb
September 25, 2017
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'
September 18, 2017
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 pres
August 31, 2017
Colour Director Paul Dennison gives us his first A/W colour trend for 2017:
"Thanks to the release of the new film, and with celebrity adopters like Katy Perry and Cara Delevingne, we'll be seeing the super clean, white blonde everywhere this season. They key i
August 07, 2017
We're so delighted to be part of ghd #choptoyourchin campaign in association with the @officiallittleprincesstrust as one of their ten HERO SALONS.
Over the next few months, we'll be telling you more and more about this incredible campaign and how YOU c
August 01, 2017
We're delighted to announce that one of the images from our latest art team collection Anti Shoot is shortlisted for Behind The Chair's annual image awards ONE SHOT awards. Over 215,000 images were submitted across 26 countries.
July 25, 2017
After a day of judging with some of the most respected hairdressers in the industry, the finalists for HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, are revealed.
We are delighted to announce that members of the Ken Picton Artistic Team have made it into
July 23, 2017
After a day of judging with some of the most respected hairdressers in the industry, the finalists for HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, are revealed.
The british Hairdressing Awards are the most illustrious in the calendar and are a privalid
July 20, 2017
We are delighted to announce that stylist Jade will be joining us as a Salon Director!
We welcome Jade as she joins the Ken Picton family from recently closed Vidal Sasson in Cardiff central. Jade has a wealth of salon experience and also specialising in hair-ups and is e
July 17, 2017
Why you should try the NEW Reflection Chromatique Range for coloured hair...
Ask when you visit us in the salon or try any of the range with your hairdresser.
The NEW Kérastase Reflection Touche Chromatique : The 1st personalised colour correcting care for colou
July 11, 2017
Harriet Makes L'Oréal ID Artist Team!
We are delighted to announce that our Harriet is officially a L'Oréal ID Artist!
This is the fantastic look that got her through the programme.
Now Harriet can look forward to 2 years worth of L'Or
July 02, 2017
Ken and Paul were on hand to travel to L'Oreal HQ in Hammersmith recently to judge the London region of the esteemed L'Oreal I.D. Program.
Hairdressers from all over London set out in force with their models to show the panel what they can do. If successful after the audit
June 28, 2017
Always on a colour mission, the salon's Paul Dennison has been travelling the length of the UK recently to teach Colour SpeciA-list Artistic Tour on behalf of L'Oreal Education.
Recently Paul has strived to deliver these up to date balayage techniques for industry standard
June 26, 2017
We are expanding and want fresh talent to join our incredible team!
Come and work in our beautiful salon. It has everything you need to be successful. We have so much opportunity to grow and flourish. We care about your career path and want you to be the best you can be. With a wide ran
June 07, 2017
Ken and colour director Paul headed to London to judge the grand final of the 2017 L'Oreal Colour Trophy. Alongside a panel of industry elite, Ken and Paul were on hand to pick the best of the best in each category.
The Grand Final was held at Battersea Evolution and hosted by A-lis
May 25, 2017
Another installment in the #kptravels series...
After the success of last year's trip to India, Paul and Ken were once again invited by L'Oreal to India to educate the stylist and colourists in both Delhi and Bangalore. Over 2 dates, Ken, Paul and the delegates explored cre
May 09, 2017
The salon are delighted to announce that Ken has been made Chancellor for The Fellowship for British Hairdressing for a 2 year period. Ken and the salon are long-time supporters of the organisation which seeks to raise the profile of the hairdressing industry and have won multiple awards i
April 27, 2017
Ken and Colour Director Paul were recently asked to judge the final heat of the L'Oreal Colour Trophy competition. Along with the team of industry judges, they headed to the Apollo Theatre in London where they picked the finalists for 3 of the categories (Men's, Rising Star and Wom
April 05, 2017
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
March 28, 2017
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&
March 23, 2017
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 #kpt
March 21, 2017
COME AND JOIN US!
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
Message us for more details:
February 28, 2017
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
February 19, 2017
Can you #GUESSTHEDEVIL
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
February 03, 2017
As a previous winner of a coveted award at the annual Cardiff Life Awards, Ken Picton is honoured to have been asked to sit on the judging panel for 2017. The awards, held on the 16th March at Cardiff City Hall, celebrate the best in business in the capital from the arts to prope
February 01, 2017
Ken headed to Paris last week to film with L'Oreal Professionnel for the launch of a brand new global business portal which will help the hairdressing industry when it officially launches this year.
Ken then headed to London, alongside our Colour Director Paul for a TO
January 17, 2017
Our annual awards evening saw the entire team descend on The Potted Pig restaurant in Cardiff, where we enjoyed a specially chosen, delicious menu and a good catch up with each other - our feet barely touch the ground in the salon during December!
Ken had everyone giggling with some
January 06, 2017
Katherine Jenkins recently hosted a night of star-studded entertainment. Ken, Zoe, Lara and Sarah have taken part in the show, transforming one of Katherine's guests Fran, to achieve the ''red carpet look''.
Ken Picton, alongside his make
January 01, 2017
IS IT TIME FOR A NEW YEAR AND A NEW YOU?
Happy New Year from all of us here at Ken Picton Salon - Thank YOU for making 2016 such a great year!
WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL IN 2017
The salon re-opens on Tuesday, 3rd January.
December 02, 2016
Ken has recently returned from his first trip to Russia, teaching masterclasses in the beautiful city of Moscow.
Award-winning hairdresser and L’Oreal Professionnel Ambassador Ken has been very much in demand across the world this year, with trips to B
November 21, 2016
Ken and the team have recently led a #bravetheshave event with the Cardiff devils help to raise money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Ken, Scott and Callum shaved the heads of Joshua Batch, David Brine, Patrick Asselin and Sean Bentivoglio.
November 07, 2016
Zoe Williams took part at Loreal Educational evening in London this week for an evening of inspiring styling and cutting Live onstage along with the other L'Oreal I.D Artists.
Taking inspiration from her year of F.A.M.E Team, Zoe showcased a modern fingerwave with a twist.
October 31, 2016
OUR #GuessTheDevil COMPETITION IS BACK VERY SOON!
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
October 24, 2016
Ken Picton and the Art were in full force for a day seminar at L'oreal HQ in Hammersmith, London for a special insights day. Ken talked through our brand and what his inspirations were from previous collections.
Thereafter, Ken, Paul and Zoe were all on hand to disucss current trend
October 23, 2016
This years Salon International 2016 was in full flow this year with the Ken Picton Art Team.
All the biggest names in the industry turn out with live shows of their work all day, every day for 3 days straight. This included live seminars from Ken picton himself and the Ken picton Art Te
September 29, 2016
This season is Salon Season: Vogue has partnered with Kérastase this month and created an exclusive menu of signature Vogue hairstyles. It's simple - book one of the showcased styles here at Ken Picton Salon and get a Fusio-Dose deep conditioning treatment free!
September 19, 2016
ghd has raised £9 million* for breast cancer charities across the globe with annual pink limited editions over the past twelve years. This year we want to raise that number to £10 million by donating money from every electric pink purchase to breast cancer charities.
September 08, 2016
SAVE THE DATE: 28th September, 5:30 - 8:30pm The 'Big Hair Do' at Ken Picton Salon, Cardiff
100 SALONS. ONE BIG NIGHT.
Join us for an exciting evening full of hair tricks and techniques - party in style with bubbles & canapes and get expert advice on s
September 07, 2016
Our CARITA range in salon consists of an exlusive selection of products targeted to specific skin concerns.
Come in today to find out about CARITA from one of our qualified beauty therapists and receive a FREE 10 day trial* of products suited specifically to your ski
August 05, 2016
Following the recent launch of CARITA and Essie, delilah is the latest addition to our distinctive selection of brands within the salon.
A new, British, boutique collection of luxurious cosmetics is finally here. Inspired by the beautiful pale pink delilah
August 04, 2016
Apprenticeship Employer of the Year
We have been shortlisted as one of the thhree finalists for the Apprenticeship Employer of the Year Award!
Apprenticeship Awards Cymru rewards employers who have excelled in contributing to the development of the Welsh Government’s E
July 30, 2016
Ken Picton's hard-working Ellis is the next to become fully qualified!
Ellis has recently obtained her City and Guilds recognised qualification in Ken Picton's certified training school. The City and Guilds NVQ Level 2 in hairdressing was achieved under the guidance of our
July 05, 2016
Zoe's mentoring continues - she's been recently practising some Avante Garde techniques with Skyler McDonald at the seanhanna Academy. These included hair crocheting and using unusual objects she had picked up from various haberdasheries to create different effects in th
July 04, 2016
Redescover your favourite haircare range for special scalp concerns, Specifique from Kerastase!
Besides it's newly redesigned packaging, the range has now launched some brand new prodcuts and re-folmulated its' current ones. The products now feature a more sleek, moder
June 15, 2016
Ken, along with our Colour director and Ken's Art Team member Paul Dennison, recently travelled to India to deliver four masterclasses and one 'look and learn' seminar in Delhi and Bangalore.
Following their recent return from Chile and Peru, Ken and Paul
June 08, 2016
We've made it again! Finalists for CREATIVE TALENT, COLOUR EXPERT and HAIR TREND!
Well done Callum - shortlisted for the it Rising Star award!
The Most Wanted 2016 Grand Final will take place on 5th September - goodluck to all the finalists!
June 03, 2016
We welcome new joiners to our award-winning team here at Ken Picton!
Sarah - Beauty Therapist
I enjoy all aspects of my job: meeting new people and building relationships. What I love the most is enhancing everyone's beauty!
Danielle - Beaut
May 04, 2016
Following our recent interior refurbishment, we have since introduced two major skincare and nailcare brands: Carita and Essie. What makes those brands so special and why did we fall in love with their products? Find out below!
April 30, 2016
This week was my 2 year anniversary of working at Ken Picton, and salon life has been as hectic as ever this month so far!
April began with an incredible F.A.M.E. Team day spent with Cos Sakkas and Indira Shauwecker at the Toni and Guy Academy in London. Jamie, Melissa, Rosie and I were
April 18, 2016
Ken Picton Salon entries in both L’Oreal Colour Trophy Backstage Live Finalists and Men’s Image Award Backstage Live Finalists 2016.
Assistant Director Scott created his on-trend image ready for the regional finals in Brunel’s Old Station, Bristol on Monday 18th April
April 14, 2016
Ken Picton and Paul Dennison have just returned from their 12 day cut & colour adventure. Travelling from country to country, delivering exceptional seminars and leading inspirational workshops, the duo have proved yet again how inspiring their educative shows are to people all over th
April 12, 2016
Little Lucy was recently in the salon to have a very special cut from stylist Chantel Brooks
We have supported the work of the Little Princess Trust and love it when our guests give their locks to such a great cause. Well done Lucy!
March 31, 2016
So March has been a bit of a quieter month, I even had a cheeky week off and went on holiday! But I did have a brilliant couple of days with the F.A.M.E. Team, so I thought I would tell you a bit more about that...
We've had a whirlwind 3 months so far, and I can't believe we
March 19, 2016
Another Trip to The Ken Picton Hair Salon in Cardiff
Last week I reached one of those points in the Female Hair Calendar where no matter what I did with my hair, it looked a mess. I probably went at least a month longer than I should have, before taking the plunge and eventually booking
March 11, 2016
JOIN OUR #GuessTheDevil COMPETITION!
You can have the chance to win a signed ice hockey puck from the mystery Cardiff Devil Player!
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.
March 07, 2016
Ken Picton and Paul Dennison held the main stage at L'Oreal Headquarters in Barcelona, inspiring a talented team of I.D Artists.
The dream team held their colour and cut masterclass shared advise and professional industry tips by giving an insight into 4 specific looks on 4
February 29, 2016
Ken Picton live on stage once again! The weekend of 27th & 28th February has seen our talented team gear up for Pro Hair Live in Manchester.
The event took place in the Manchester Central Complex, showcasing the fine
February 28, 2016
KEN PICTON WEDDING TEAM ASSEMBLE!
We are proud to be the official partners along side Cardiff City this Sunday at Cardiff City Stadium for an exciting Wedding Fayre. The Ken Picton wedding team will be out in full force, showcasing a variety of wedding hair and make-up techniques liv
February 24, 2016
COME AND JOIN US!
We are currently looking for Assistants to join our exciting professional salon team 2016.
Our apprentices work as part of the team whist training and working towards a City & Guilds Qualification. Our Apprentices will complete an NVQ Level 2 in hairdressi
February 14, 2016
Zoe is on a meteoric rise. She stepped on stage for the first time at Pro Hair Live in 2015 and less than a year later has made the cut for the F.A.M.E. Team and L’Oréal ID artists, as well as securing her place in the Ken Picton Art Team. Follow her journey and inspirations f
February 12, 2016
We are delighted about our salon's upcoming interior facelift!
Dates confirmed! Our current Beauty Department is set to undergo a major transformation, bringing along several touch ups to the salon along the way.
We'll be introducing a variety of advanced anti-
January 07, 2016
We are delighted to be the headline sponsor of Cardiff Devils Ladies' Night!
Soon after partnering up with the local hockey club, we've made numerous apperances alongside the Devils - we are now looking forward to the Ladies' Night 2016.
The exciting event will
December 08, 2015
At last! The fabulous four have finally been chosen at the Fellowship Luncheon last night. Our Zoe is now officially part of the lucky group who make up F.A.M.E Team 2016. After a rigorous selection process, these four talented hair stylists have become T
December 02, 2015
Celebrating the latest launch of our official partnership with the Cardiff City Football Club, Ken and the team have welcomed a trio of the players in to the salon on Tuesday.
Joe Mason, Sean Morisson and the one and only Fabio were all keen to get their hair pitch ready whilst
November 17, 2015
Paul Dennison and Dafydd Rhys ventured further into Europe for L'Oreal showing off a collective mixture of colour and cut trends.
Stopping in Sofia, Bulgaria for a 2 day creative course, the boys were able to show some on brand cut/colour styles with a focus on L'Oreal
November 16, 2015
Dafydd has recently taken some time to educate in the GHD Headquarters, sharing how-to tips on social media and advice on communicating with your followers.
The hair industry is fun and creative so it is always important to let your fans know what is going
November 09, 2015
Dafydd Rhys was on hand to discuss the very worthy Movember campaign.
The purpose of this is to raise awareness of testicular and prostate cancer as well as depression in men.
You can see Dafydd giving top tips and advice for the two bearded models who are growing their moustaches.
November 01, 2015
It was yet another excitingly busy working weekend for Ken Picton, as Ken took part in the most exclusive live hairdressing performances of the year 2015.
Highly regarded Trib-Ute Magazine always puts on an elaborate showcase every year. This year Ken was on the bill pr
October 13, 2015
Ken and the KP artistic team showcased there latest collections at Salon International .
Thousands flock to the ExCel to see mass amounts of live shows, seminars and new products all in one place over the course of three days.
Ken was non stop for the 3 day's , jumping from
October 12, 2015
Ken Picton Salon director, Zoe Williams took to the Fellowship stage to compete for a place in the final 4 spaces for Fellowship's F.A.M.E Team.
This highly regarded competition has to choose 4 lucky hairstylists out of 8 for the finals at Salon International 2015. Zoe re
October 09, 2015
This month saw Ken Picton Salon's own Paul Dennison Travel far and wide to Indonesia on behalf of L'Oreal to showcase some latest colours and techniques.
Paul and budding colour technician Reggie made their way to the country's capital, Jakata where they were plesantly
September 20, 2015
Ken Picton Salon: Official Styling Partners of the Welsh BAFTA's!
We are proud to be the official styling partner for the British Academy Cymru Awards on Sunday 27th September 2015 by making the stars shine for the evening.
Dafydd Rhys will head a styling team to h
September 12, 2015
It has been announced that our own Ken Picton will be on the bill for the amazing Tribu-te 10 Anniversary Show!
In 2015, Tribu-te celebrates it’s 10th Anniversary in the elegant surroundings of London’s Novello Theatre providing the perfect stage to present an unplugged and
September 07, 2015
It's always fun at the Most Wanted Awards and this year was no different in the Natural History Museum, London!
What are the Most Wanted Awards?
The unrivalled platform for the next generation of UK hairdressers. Since 2010, The It List presented by Creative HEAD a
September 05, 2015
Ken and the team were able to witness the first Cardiff Devils ice hockey win of the season!
Winning the game 5-1 to a rowdy home crowd, Ken and the salon were able to enjoy the game and soak up the atmosphere in Cardiff Bay's Big Blue Tent.
Being proud sponsors of the season, Ke
August 31, 2015
After a being busy working in the salon, Senior colour technician Paul was handed the opportunity to travel to Melbourne with L'Oreal for a huge event. Almost 500 people came together at Melbourne’s Docklands on August 30 for the L'Oreal Professionnel Colour Jam Sho
July 29, 2015
We are delighted to announce that Dafydd Rhys has made it through to the finals of the British Hairdressing Awards 2015 category: Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year!
July 10, 2015
We are delighted to announce that Ken Picton Salon have signed a sponsorship agreement which sees the Cardiff Bay based destination hair and beauty salon become a principle sponsor for the 2015-16 season.
Ken Picton Salon will proudly see our logo on the back of all the Cardiff Dev
July 09, 2015
Dafydd Rhys made an appearance last week being resident hair stylist for S4C Show Heno. Dafydd was on hand to assist national beard week and to run through a number of recommended products in numerous ranges.
July 08, 2015
We only have a few spaces available left on our highly regarded Ken Picton Salon apprenticeship programme.
Please apply if you are interested and become a valued member of the team.
Learn a great trade in the best salon around, being trained by our highly e
July 04, 2015
Ken was recently appointed as project leader to choose a special candidate to be put forward for the Fellowship Scholarship 2015. Along side Ken was a professional panel of judges to assist in choosing the special candidate .
This fantastic project was in a
July 03, 2015
Ken Picton Salon Director, Zoe Williams recently made it onto the highly prized L'Oreal training programme called I.D Artist.
Zoe travelled to Birmingham to show her I.D Artist look using Ken Picton Salon's in-house-model Caitlin. Having to present to the panel of L'Oreal ju
June 29, 2015
Following the success of our 25 Year anniversary last week at the lavish 5* St Davids Hotel, Team Picton enjoyed the evening and had a ball!
Ken Picton himself hosted the wonderful evening and featured our annual Salon Awards 2015.
Here are a few more pictures from the evening fe
June 28, 2015
Chloe managed to fight off stiff competition from Callum and Abbi to make it a first year win for the promising assistant. Chloe is proof that hard work gets you recognised in winning the Assistant Of The Year 2015.
After winning Welsh Make-Up artist of the year 2014 at the NHF Aw
June 27, 2015
Multi-award winner Ken Picton celebrated 25 years of his Cardiff salon this week.
The salon team was joined by VIP guests from the likes of L’Oreal Professionnel, ghd and Kerastase, as well as press, friends and family. Following champagne, Pimms and canapés, Ken hosted a r
June 19, 2015
Ken lent a helping hand amongst the industry's top professionals to deliberate on who makes it through to the final of the Most Wanted Awards 2015.
The evening take place in London's National History Museum and will draw a crowd of the most creative, experienced artists in the i
June 18, 2015
Paul was chosen by L'Oreal to judge the latest group of hopefuls to take part in this years highly rated I.D Artist Programme.
The I.D Artists is so highly rated in the industry as it provides fantastic opportunities to work with amazing people and gain knowledge and experience
June 16, 2015
A big congratulations to our Dafydd Rhys for being shortlisted for Creative HEAD Magazine's 'IT Guy Award'
About the IT LIST:
The unrivalled platform for the next generation of UK hairdressers
The It List presented by Creative HEAD and sponsored by hair
June 15, 2015
Ken Picton and Callum finished the last stops of the super fun GHD Platinum Tour in Birmingham and ending with the last stop in London.
The guys were touring around the UK with the GHD Team for the grand UK launch of the brand new GHD Platinum Styler (£165). Ken expertly sho
June 12, 2015
Callum was recently busy with GHD as he was involved with the end of year showcase from being part of the GHD Style Squad 2014. Throughout the year Callum has been involved with various product launches, helping editorials and generally improving his knowledge from industry
June 09, 2015
Ken Picton and Dafydd Rhys were on tour with the GHD Art Team for the grand UK launch of the brand new GHD Platinum Styler (£165). Expertly showing how to to use the GHD Platinum Styler, Ken and Dafydd had fun with a fantastic range of gorgeous looks for all occasions.
June 07, 2015
2015 marks a HUGE anniversary for the salon.
This year the team will be celebrating and enjoying what has become of Ken Picton Salon. The biggest and best independent salon, proudly flying the flag for Cardiff and Wales.
Throughout all of the exciting plans this year, at each of our ev
June 04, 2015
Ken Picton himself showed his support for the important 'get registered' #getregistered campaign which makes sure that hairdressers who work in the industry are fully registered to a certain standard. Ken was in full force alongside industry's royalty to show their support for
June 03, 2015
Paul Dennison has been non-stop from being on the coveted Colour Trophy judging panel, helping to choose the winner for the 60th Annual awards show.
Paul worked throughout this competition with judging many of the regionals as well as in Ireland too! Paul is also a member of t
June 02, 2015
Dafydd had an action packed week with GHD in Dubai for a huge event called BeautyWorld, which hosts crowds from all around the world. Dafydd was showing the crowds the eagerly awaited GHD Platinum styler (£165) on it's official GHD release.
After Dubai, Dafydd was called
June 01, 2015
Hair Club Live took place in Cardiff's Buffalo Bar and featured Director Zoe and Head Assistant Callum.
Zoe and Callum showed a mixture of techniques in 10 minutes on stage to create an overall exciting new styles on their models Chloe and Leah. The cool venue hosted a great array o
May 31, 2015
As the Hair Club Live show pulls into Buffalo Bar, Windsor Place, for the Cardiff leg of the tour Sunday 31st May 2015.
Team Picton will be present to showcase some hair techniques and looks for a live audience.
Zoe and Callum will be featuring on the night for Ken Picton Salon.
May 28, 2015
The search is going very well at the moment, we have had quite a few fantastic options to choose from but please keep sending us your favourite charities.
Being our 25 Anniversary in business, this year being a huge year for us!
We want to raise awareness and set up a positive
May 27, 2015
Ken Picton is excited to announce the launch of GHD'S brand new innovative ghd platinum styler that gives you ultimate results without compromising the health of your hair.
What is different?
With revolutionary tri-zone technology the ghd platinum styler uses safer-for-hair heat to
May 23, 2015
This article in Professional Hair Magazine gives a wonderful insight from Ken Picton sharing advise for keeping a great team together. Being the salons 25th anniversary year, Ken identifies keeping his staff happy in a creative space and salutes long serving team members.
How has this b
May 12, 2015
Dafydd caught up with his old and new F.A.M.E Team members from 2014 and 2015 to experience a mentoring day with multi-award winning hair icon Angelo Seminara (Artistic Director of Davines) at Ena Salon, London.
Moving on to another technique – and one that mo
May 10, 2015
Paul recently jetted off to Ireland to judge the L'Oreal Young Colourist 2015 Semi-Finals taking place in Mansion House, Dublin. He helped deliberate on the judging panel, booking many hairdressers a place into the grand final.
All entries have been jud
May 08, 2015
Ken Picton and the wonderful Zoe Irwin will be present for this cracking event along with a whole host of other top talent in Camden, London
This event will be completely different than anything else as provides a 10 minute platform to show some styling skills.
"See our Top Guns i
May 07, 2015
Great news this week to Senior Stylist Jo who received her certificate for obtaining her Level 3 Hairdressing NVQ Diploma.
At the moment, we are looking for keen, energetic assistants to join our expanding team of professionals. Our own City And Guilds Appro
May 06, 2015
Last month we competed in the 60th Annual L'Oreal Colour Trophy Competition. We managed to get through to the people's choice award round and now needs votes.
Use this link to vote for our L'Oreal Professionnel Colour Trophy, People's Choice Award!
April 28, 2015
At the forefront of the industry, Pro Hair Live event held in London is always a top showcase of the industry's best talent across the UK.
Ken Picton with a helping hand from Dafydd Rhys were able to show the anticipating crowds a live tutorial of latest look
April 27, 2015
Ken was recently asked to co-ordinate a special editorial shoot with RED Magazine for Kerastase UK alongside Hooker & Young.
Ken says: "It is great being at the forefront of styling innovation for our partners Kerastase and RED Magazine. I love being creative wit
April 08, 2015
After his man of the match performance, Fabio Da Silva stopped by the salon for a haircut. The flying wing-back was hosted by director Dafydd Rhys in the chair and loved his new cut.
It was a pleasure to have Fabio in the salon with the Cardiff City FC media team who will be
April 06, 2015
To celebrate the bank holiday, Ken and the long serving team members went to see Cardiff City FC play Bolton home at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Being the match day sponsor, Ken Picton Salon proudly sponsored the game and had a great day, regardless of the result...
April 03, 2015
Want to be a part of Ken Picton Salon's In House Models?
Would you like to help showcase our new collections?
Would you like to be apart of our history?
If the answer is YES come along to our model casting call which will be held in salon:
FRIDAY 6PM 10th April 2015
April 02, 2015
This year Ken Picton Salon is looking for more charities to partner up with.
We want to raise awareness and set up something positive.
All you need to do is tag us as a salon into a tweet/post across any of our social media forms with a charities you like.
April 01, 2015
To celebrate getting through to the finals of the L'Oréal Colour Trophy Award have partnered up with Heart FM to bring you the chance to WIN a prize hamper worth £250!
Interested? All you need to do is:
Vote for KEN PICTON SALON as your favourite hair salon and
March 31, 2015
Dafydd adventured up to Glasgow, Scotland representing Ken Picton Salon and L'Oreal for an education day in Napier Hair and Beauty Salon situated in Paisley.
The training showed commercial and salon friendly cutting techniques that stylist could use and adapt to every day l
March 30, 2015
Ken recently showcased his skills for GHD Education day in London. All of the GHD Team including the GHD Art Team and Style squad to see Ken in action.
Ken says: "It is always a pleasure to teach amongst GHD'S elite. It is important to recognise how good GHD education is in the
March 26, 2015
Suki Waterhouse has revealed that she washes her hair in Coca-Cola to give it a natural beachy texture – but is there any method to this madness?
In an interview with US Weekly, the model-turned-actress revealed that she relies on the drink to give her otherwise fine hair a boost.
March 23, 2015
The team recently had a training day showing the latest It Looks for 2015 Spring / Summer 15, inspired by backstage festival hair.
This season is all about style, and these three on-trend yet wearable looks are a perfect reflection of the hottest catwalk shows; rock attitude and freedom.
March 20, 2015
We welcome colour technician Jess to our fantastic team of colourists.
Under the guidance of Ken and the salon family, Jess is looking forward to the future.
Jess says: "My aim is to make every single guest to have a relaxing, enjoyable experience. It helps working in such an amazin
March 18, 2015
Dafydd and Ashley made it onto the news this week. The guys featured this week in the budget cuts section of the S4C Programme Newyddion 9 on Wednesday night.
March 16, 2015
Recently a mini competition was added to the training calendar for our assistants to see who could come up with the best catwalk looks for spring/summer.
The winner of the competition held and judged by Ken himself won a pair of brand new Ken Picton edition scissors worth £250.
March 13, 2015
We are thrilled to announce that we have made it through to the next round of the L'Oreal Colour trophy in two categories. The team is celebrating after being shortlisted for the L’Oreal Professionnal Colour Trophy.
With this being the 60th Anniversary of the L'Oreal Co
March 12, 2015
This week Bangstyle, a hair obsessed website sensation featured Ken Picton Salon in 'Bangstyle Supremes'.
Every week Bangstyle pick their 6 favourite collections from over the world and mail them out on a newsletter and this week Colour Contrast collection has been chosen.
March 11, 2015
Ken Picton and Artistic Team travelled up to Manchester for an event called Pro Hair Live last weekend. Ken, Dafydd, Paul and Zoe successfully showcased techniques in colour and cutting to a live audience.
March 10, 2015
We are delighted to welcome Cerys (Formally known as Ceri) to our salon family.
After winning NHF Colourist of the Year 2014 Cerys is ready to test herself at the highest level at Ken Picton Salon. Cerys says: "I absolutely love being in this amazing salon and I am happy to lea
March 05, 2015
Ken with other amazingly talented professionals judging the Dossier round of the L'Oreal Colour Trophy 2015 this week in London.
The presigious L'Oreal Colour Trophy is a yearly hairdressing competition that supports creative talent throughout the UK. This year, on the 60th annive
March 02, 2015
Great fun in the salon this week making our Cardiff Devils look sharpe ahead of their massive final.
The Challenge Cup Final against Sheffield is this Sunday.
LET'S GO DEVILS!
Here are some of the players who stopped by:
February 27, 2015
Special salon guest Cardiff Devils star Andrew 'Marv' Hotham recently had his hair cut by Ken Picton.
With Ken Picton Salon proudly sponsoring the Devils star, we are showing our full support ahead of the final.
Looking good Marv.
Check out the full transformation!
February 24, 2015
Dafydd on set in the salon shooting for BBC Bitesize, helping educate young minds last week.
Dafydd was able to lend a hand in hosting a Welsh language TV/ internet programme to assist GCSE revision.
The friendly crew were able to be in the salon for large parts of the afternoon and had
February 23, 2015
Last weekend Nia was backstage at London Fashion Week for the H by Hakaan Yildirim show.
Nia was responsible for 6 of the models for the Hakan Yildrim and even met the man himself for the always elaborate London Fashion Week.
This is what backstage looks like.
February 21, 2015
Dafydd and Paul represented Ken Picton Salon and L'Oréal Professional on a training mission to hold seminars showcasing the latest in cut and colour techniques.
Cut and colour inspirations was a bespoke seminar created by Dafydd and Paul. This was designed to motivate an
February 13, 2015
Ken Picton Art Team will be flying the flag for Welsh and British hairdressing in Greece this coming weekend.
Dafydd and Paul will be representing Ken Picton Salon and L'Oréal Professional on a training mission to teach Greek hairdressers our latest cut and colour collections.
February 09, 2015
The Ken Picton team held a cut/colour masterclass last weekend when they hit the road to Manchester representing L'Oreal Professional. The team demonstrated the salons latest cut/colour collections with the help of in-house model Sophie.
Ken says: "It is a great way of sharing ou
February 06, 2015
Little Rhiannon was in the salon yesterday to do something very brave and honourable.
Rhiannon decided to cut her hair off to give it to a charity named the Little Princess Trust. This is a charity to provide real hair wigs to children suffering with hair loss.
February 04, 2015
20:20 Colour in Partnership with L'Oréal Professional Products Division.
L'Oréal Professional Products Division has partnered with the UK hairdressing industry's elite colourists to develop the professional colour industry of the future: 20:20 Colour. Featuring o
January 27, 2015
We are delighted to announce that we are finalists for the 2015 Cardiff Life Awards. http://cardifflifeawards.co.uk/
Last year we were lucky enough to win this great Cardiff award but this year we have some top competitors. We are proud just being nominated for the best Hair awa
January 16, 2015
We are delighted to launch our brand new website for a brand new year. 2015 will be a special year for Ken Picton salon, what better way to kick off an exciting year with creating a shinny new interface for our guests and visitors alike to showcase our salon and our team.
We have listen
January 13, 2015
See what Ken Picton and Dafydd Rhys think of the Golden Globes 2015 style winners.
This article was published in the Good Salon Guide website.
Check out the article here:
January 09, 2015
GHD Style Squad member Callum has now completed his City and Guilds recognised qualification!
Callum shall now work towards getting prepared for salon life later this year.
"It has been tough but I am grateful for the opportunity that Ken has given me and
January 06, 2015
2015 will be a HUGE year for us with plenty of exciting events happening throughout. As we have major things planned, we are expanding our team.
Be part of our award-winning team of professionals.
We are currently recruiting for Beauty Therapists, Assistants, Colour Technicians and Sty
January 01, 2015
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!
We will look forward to seeing you all next year!
We have many exciting things planned for the new year so stay tuned...
Team Picton. x
December 12, 2014
Hello..o-ho-ho to one and all.
New festive stuff this week:
-Festive flowers from our favourite florist, Blodau Florist.
-Our new stylish computers are now active and looking pretty.
-Grab yourself a complimentary welsh-cake whilst you are with us. Supplied by the g
December 11, 2014
Colour technician Sally has returned to the salon to work after temporary retirement!
Sally says: "I just couldn't stay away! I am thrilled to be back in the salon and looking forward to having a catch up with everyone"
You can book in with Sally for colour online or by
November 28, 2014
Dafydd and Rachelle got pipped to the post by another strong collection in the Wales and South West Hairdresser of the Year 2014 grand final.
Team Picton came back from the British Hairdressing Awards 2014 empty handed but had a fabulous night, mixing with hairdressing royalty.D
November 21, 2014
This is the biggest awards show in the calander for 2014. A whole host of the industrys greatest will be turning out for this evening and should be a great night. You can see the array of talent here on the HJI website: Here
Rachelle and Dafydd are in the running for Wales and
November 20, 2014
"I am very excited to join the Ken Picton Team and work with the very talented team here.
I get great satisfaction from seeing my clients walking out of the salon looking great with an air confidence and a bounce in their step. I strive to be at the forefront in the field to ens
November 03, 2014
The stage was set for this years NHF Wales awards 2014 in the Historical Angel Hotel in Cardiff. A whole host of salons from around Wales were competing against each other based on a client votes for. Lara appreciated the award and revelled on stage after facing tough competition
November 03, 2014
Ken Picton added a Hall of Fame award to his trophy cabinet this week after being honoured at the second annual Welsh Hairdressing Awards organized by the National Hairdressers Federation, Wales.
Ken became the first Welshman to enter the British Hairdressing Hall of Fame and is the most
October 28, 2014
"The end of October saw the F.A.M.E Team return to the the stage at the Rising Stars event hosted by The Fellowship For British Hairdressing. Designed to celebrate the industry’s future talent, the evening was a feast of techniques, both creative and commercial from an array of
October 24, 2014
Ken Picton's own, Dafydd and Paul were back over in Ireland last week teaching a cut and colour course for L'Oreal professional. Situated in Cork, within the The Edge Hair Design, the lads had fun on their teaching mission.
Paul said: "It was great to nurture a dynamic t
October 22, 2014
Dafydd Rhys on tour with GHD, launching the latest innovation 'Curve'. "With all the endless social media hype, I’m sure it’s very obvious to you all that ghd has released yet another ground-breaking product. Having had first hand experience of the new ghd cur
October 17, 2014
Thousands flock to the ExCel to see mass amounts of live shows, seminars and new products all in one place over the course of three days. Our Team who were onstage were Ken, Paul and Dafydd and each took to the stage to showcase different techniques/ styles to a mass audience.
October 11, 2014
Under the guidance of our in house registered City and Guilds assessors Louise and Rachelle in Ken Picton's certified training school. The girls now have a obtained City and Guilds NVQ Level 2 in hairdressing and are looking forward to the future.
To be able to have a successful City
October 03, 2014
"It's already September and I can't quite believe we're almost three quarters of the way through the year! Even more worrying is that at this time every year, the semi-finals of the Fellowship's search for the next F.A.M.E. Team take place - signalling the beginning of
September 19, 2014
On his travels to Cork and Dublin, Paul assisted with creative colours and techniques on behalf of L'Oreal.
Paul said "It was amazing to be involved in mentoring the future generations. It's always a pleasure being in a new environment talking colour with other passionat
September 04, 2014
"Since I became a part of the Fellowship F.A.M.E. Team, I have had what can only be described as a whirlwind year. The Fellowship, sponsors and guest artists have all been so generous with their time and skills and I really can’t thank them enough for it. With my commitment to t
August 01, 2014
Our Salon Director Dafydd Rhys (Current Wales and South West Hairdresser of the Year and F.A.M.E. Team member) has been shortlisted for Salon Stylist.
The finalists were announced after two days of judging by a prestigious panel of industry experts, manufacturers and business gurus. The a
August 01, 2014
Colour Director and former British Colour Technician of the Year Paul took part in an evening of colour at the Toni and Guy Academy in London alongside renowned colourists such as Jo O’Neill and Mark Creed. The event was a sell out success with over 100 audience members in attendance
July 23, 2014
Continuing on from nominations for Most Wanted and the British Hairdressing Business Awards, the Ken Picton salon are celebrating after it was announced they’ve been shortlisted for the hugely prestigious AIPP Awards in the Best Photo Category.
This year the Awards received over 561
June 13, 2014
We're celebrating after it was announced that we've been shortlisted in three categories for Creative Head Magazine’s annual Most Wanted Awards.
Now in their 13th year, the Most Wanted awards, which are judged by hair, fashion and business icons, and attract nominations from
June 08, 2014
"On Sunday 8th of June, while out in Australia, the F.A.M.E. Team were given a great opportunity to showcase our inspiration on a huge stage at the Generation Next show at the Hair Expo Gala in Sydney. This is a collection of some of the most talented and up-and-coming teams from arou
June 07, 2014
"For the last six months there’s been a large part of my diary blocked for a very special and important event for the F.A.M.E. Team...we were off to the Australia Hair Expo. The British F.A.M.E. Team have not been out to Australia for two years, but were kindly invited this year
March 07, 2014
Ken Picton is celebrating this week after winning the Hair category at the Cardiff Life Awards held at Cardiff City Hall. The awards celebrate the best independent businesses in the city and reward the success of hard-working
teams and individuals from theatres to gastropubs and
March 06, 2014
The multi award winning Ken Picton Salon has been announced as one of the finalists for the Hair category in the Cardiff Life Awards. The awards, to be held at Cardiff City Hall on the 6th March, celebrate the best independent businesses in the city and reward the success of hard-working t
January 13, 2014
After a year of scooping some of the industry’s top accolades (including British Hairdressing Awards’ Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year for the fourth year, a Hall of fame award for Ken – the first Welshman to enter he Hall of Fame, L’Oreal Colour Troph
November 28, 2013
The Ken Picton salon is celebrating after winning the Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year award for the fourth time at last night’s British Hairdressing Awards. This year art team members Dafydd Rhys and Rachelle Simmonds helped to continue the salon’s winning streak
August 09, 2013
We're excited to announce we're shortlisted in 2 British Hairdressing Award categories: Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year and Art Team of the Year. We currently hold the coveted Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year title, while Ken is the curr
June 11, 2013
Prynhawn Da presenter Dafydd Rhys who regularly appears on BBC Wales and S4C TV and who has worked on LFW shows at Vivienne Westwood and Ashish among others, and Hannah Rawlinson from the Ken Picton Salon, Cardiff, were thrilled to win the overall L’Oréal Colour Trophy Western
December 07, 2012
Multi award winning hairdresser Ken Picton was thrilled to win the Fashion Focus Image of the Year Award for his ‘Chunky Plaits’ image from his Au
The Fashion Focus award ‘represents the highest technical and artistic standards in hairdressing and/or colour which is li
January 01, 1970
Since being named President of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing, Ken has been even more in demand than ever! Here, we share an interview with him from the most recent issue of the Fellowship’s magazine…
How does it feel to be President?
It’s a huge honour. I&r