WHAT A BEGINNING BUT WHAT AN END!
Last year 2021
2021 saw us welcome a new stylist to our salon. Gary came to us with a wealth of experience and is a good all round character who always has a fantastic chat with his clients.
Both of our apprentices are nearing the end of their finishing school so, as we go in to 2022, we look forward to welcoming new clients for each of these girls.
At each mile stone these girls have achieved they have made me proud. Both are extremely talented and have a keen eye for colour work so we will be doing welcome packages for both girls for any new clients.
Last year again we reached the final of the SHABA awards (Scottish Hair And Beauty Awards ). It’s always a good night of glamour and a good party at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow. We were informed at the event that this now is the second most popular hair competition in the UK next to the British Hairdressing Awards which is amazing. Joanna and her team have worked hard to make it what it is.
What I love about this competition is that you have to submit creative work, something which I love to do. It takes hours to do one model so to reach the final once again is amazing. Here’s hoping that this year might be our year, but regardless it’s a chance to network and socialise with my peers. I’m not going to lie; sitting having breakfast with Errol Douglas MBE the previous year was awe inspiring. Having him invite me and Neill over for a chat was more rewarding than any trophy.
As part of my job as an education representative and salon owner I find that networking with others is crucial when it comes to broadening your business and knowledge within your business.
This year 2022.
Who knows what it will bring but we will always make the most out of any situation.
This has made me think much deeper about our carbon footprint and how it can impact the world we live in. It has made me think how much more environmentally friendly we can become in the salon and still make it workable. We already offer a refill on the products we can refill if you bring the bottle back in.
I mainly use foil where I can and stay away from plastic based wraps when possible. We use disposable towels but it’s not always viable when a client’s hair is extremely thick or curly.
As countries around the world feel the impact of global warming it has given me a sense of responsibility as a salon owner to do more to reduce our impact.
I am seeing so many new styles as we head in to this year. I am particularly loving the shag and wolf cut and I am so pleased to see many younger clients trying out this new trend of textured layers with soft bangs and fringes. Bring back the 90s grunge look, I am all for that. What’s your style this year and how are you rocking it?
So till next time guys, stay safe, be kind and keep rocking your style.
Love from Tina and the team at the little hair company.