L'Oreal Professionnel workshops in Greece

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 cities: Athens and Thessaloniki. Next stop, Russia! 

Vote for Ken Picton in The Elite Awards

Our talented team and our very own Ken Picton are up for two awards in The Elite Awards: The Stylist Award and The Hairdresser Award. We would be delighted if you could vote for them on the website Thank you in advance!

The Stylist Award:

The Hairdresser Award:


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 the world, and showcases some of the brightest hairdressing talents across the country while celebrating hair inspired by fashion.

Harriet Young also represented the salon at the compeition with a beautiful blonde and pink wave style.  Jade will now compete at the grand final on Monday 4th June at Battersea Evolution, London.  Jade says "I'm still buzzing from securing one of the top spots out of 32 in the Colour Trophy and want to thank the Ken Picton team for their support, espeically Harriet Young, you were a lifesaver!  Looking forward to going up against the rest of the UK in London..."

Shanai Powell Wins First Place in Hair & Beauty Championship of Wales 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 not too classic, so I made a bow out of the hair to sit on top of a vertical roll. The prom theme was perfect for me - I started hairdressing because of a passion for occasion hair and used to practise on my dolls! It’s amazing to win and as well as the fabulous trophy and certificate I brought home a goody bag packed with perfumes and products.”

Our resident make-up artist talent Lara was on hand to complete the model’s look. We’re proud that Shanai has shown her winning qualities so early in her career - she’s working towards her NVQ Level 3 and will soon be graduating onto the salon floor; we’re tipping her as one to watch...



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 by fashion.

Harriet Young, Salon Stylist is a L’Oreal ID Artist and this is her second consecutive time at the regional finals representing Ken Picton Salon. She says, “I’m so excited to reach the regional finals, it would mean so much to win the L’Oreal Colour Trophy. Last year was an amazing experience, and now I’m most looking forward to seeing the finished look on my model walking down the catwalk. I’ve had so many great experiences here at the salon, my absolute highlight has to be assisting Anthony Turner at London Fashion Week which was incredible and has really inspired me to relate fashion into my hair work.  As well as working at the salon, I’m also a L’Oreal ID artist and I love every minute of it!”

Jade Pointon, Salon Director, is also a finalist and says, “It feels so exciting to have reached the regional finals!  I’m really looking forward to the buzz of the semi finals and being part of a show with so much great talent.  Winning would be a huge accolade both for myself and for the salon. I’ve been hairdressing for 16 years now and I love being a part of such a creative profession.  I’m constantly inspired by my peers and the industry.  I’m looking forward to my new hair journey at Ken Picton Salon.”

Pro Hair Live

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 place in 360 degrees of glory! The one man, one model, one cut, one hour format was temporarily breached as fellow star hairdresser Andrew Barton joined Ken to chat about his Beehives Bobs and Blow Dries exhibition celebrating modern hair culture, before Ken finished his beautiful, edgy cut for the audience.