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ACADEMY WEYBRIDGE NOW OPEN!
Academy Salons, August 2016

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We are delighted to announce that our fifth salon is now open in Weybridge! Our highly skilled team is ready to deliver the complete Academy Salons experience to new and existing clients on the Queen’s Road with a full range of Hair & Beauty treatments!

For opening hours & contact details, please visit our Salons page.

ACADEMY SALONS WEYBRIDGE!
Academy Salons, June 2016

Academy Salons Weybridge

We are delighted to announce that after the successful launch of Academy Salons Esher last year, we will soon be opening salon number five in Weybridge!

The Weybridge salon will open in September 2016 under Salon Associate, Caroline Milne and Beauty Salon Associate, Leanne Castronovo. We are currently recruiting Assistants, Graduate Stylists, Creative Designers, Beauty Therapists and Front of House positions. Applications can be submitted via our Careers page or CVs sent to Academy House, 10 The Green, Hersham, Surrey KT12 4HL.

THE STORY BEHIND ACADEMY SALONS
Academy Salons, May 2016

Academy Salons Generation Gain

Academy Salons was a featured case study in the May 2016 issue of Hairdressers Journal. Our Directors, Franco and Salv, took the opportunity to reveal the “secret” to our success and share their tips for launching a successful salon business!

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PROUDLY SUPPORTING BACK UP TRUST
Academy Salons, March 2016

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Academy Salons was once again on hand to support Back Up Trust’s Front Row Fashion Event in Kensington. Our Cobham team worked alongside the team from Headquarters Kingston to create the hair for the 13 models. Using the Balmain Hair Couture Catwalk Ponytails, the hair team created a style that transitioned from on-trend ponytails for the Occasion section, to chignon’s for the Couture finale.

We are delighted that the event raised over £53,000 which will help to transform the lives of people affected by spinal cord injury.

Full article on the event can be found on Professional Hairdresser.
For further information on how you can support Back Up Trust, please visit their website.

ACADEMY SALONS’ ANNUAL AWARDS 2016
Academy Salons, February 2016

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Saturday 20th February 2016 saw the second annual Academy Salons’ Awards. An evening dedicated to celebrating the outstanding achievements and talents of our team and the brilliant industry we are a part of!

A huge thank you goes to Henry’s Grill and Zenzi Lounge for hosting the Awards and After Party, our comper Karine Jackson, photographer Tim Fox and all of our collaborators from Salon Evolution, Alterna, Balmain, Living Proof, Skinade and Redken for their continued support!

Winners on the night were:

Record Takings in a day: Caroline Milne
Record Takings in a month: Meryl Thompson
Retailer of the Year: John Baxter-Hill
Best Client Retention: Holly Coppard
Best re-Booker of the Year: Leanne Castronovo
Best Team Player: Jodie Perry
Best Newcomer: Charlotte Vieira-Martins
Early Bird of the Year: Lisa Roberts
Most lates of the Year: Kara Kerley
Most self-motivated Team Member: Sarah Biss
Assistant of the Year: Talia Smith
Graduate of the Year: Amy O’Halleran
Mens Hairdresser of the Year: Maurizio Ferraro
Ladies Hairdresser of the Year: John Baxter-Hill
Hairdresser of the Year: Meryl Thompson
Salon of the Year: Hersham

Check out the photos here!
Full article on the Awards can be found on Professional Hairdresser.

ACADEMY SALONS ESHER!
Academy Salons, November 2015
Academy Salons Esher Reception
We are delighted to announce that our Esher salon is now open! Our highly skilled team is ready to deliver the Academy Salons experience to new and existing clients on Esher High Street! For full details on opening hours and how to contact the salon, please visit our Salons page.

ANNOUNCING SALON NUMBER 4!
Academy Salons, August 2015

We are very excited to announce the future opening of a brand new Academy Salons’ salon! The location of salon number four will be announced very soon but we are now recruiting for front of house, assistants, weekend staff and stylists of all levels to join our expanding team! Apply online via our careers page or by emailing your CV directly to careers@academysalons.com

ACADEMY SALONS’ SOUTHERN UK EXTENSIONIST OF THE YEAR
Academy Salons, April 2015
Southern Extensionist
We are proud to announce Meryl Thomspon, of Academy Salons Cobham, was crowned Southern UK Extensionist of the Year in the Commercial Creative category. The competition held in association with Balmain Hair Couture culminated at the Pro Hair Live event held at London’s Olympia on Sunday 26th April 2015 where Meryl had the support of her Academy Salons team.

Meryl will now go on to direct her very own photo shoot, funded by Balmain Hair Couture. The photo shoot will then be featured in Professional Hairdresser magazine.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to our model, Jazz and also to Charlotte for assisting Meryl on the day.

ACADEMY SALONS’ PROUD TO SUPPORT BACK UP TRUST
Academy Salons, March 2015

Academy Beehives Back Up Trust Back Up Trust work to transform the lives of individuals living with spinal cord injuries. Following the success of Back Up Trust’s Front Row Fashion Event last March, Academy Salons was delighted to be asked back to support this year’s event. We are proud to say the event, held in Peter Jones, Sloane Square on the 4th March 2015 raised over £23,000.

Our Creative Team used Balmain Hair Couture B-Loved to create some stunning beehives.

Full article available on Professional Hairdresser.

ACADEMY SALONS’ ANNUAL AWARDS 2015
Academy Salons, January 2015

Academy Salons Awards 2015 EsherSaturday 31st January 2015 saw the first annual Academy Salons’ Awards. Hosting our first awards evening provided the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our Academy Salons’ Team.

Compered by Karine Jackson, the current chancellor of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing, the awards evening celebrated not only the achievements of our team but also the wonderful industry that we are part of.

Winners on the night were:

Record Average Bill: Caroline Milne
Record Takings in a day: Meryl Thompson
Record Takings in a month: John Baxter-Hill
Retailer of the Year: Leanne Castronovo
Mens Hairdresser of the Year: Maurizio Ferraro
Ladies Hairdresser of the Year: John Baxter-Hill
Manager of the Year: Hannah Thom
Assistant of the Year: Amy O’Halleran & Charlotte Gorman
Graduate of the Year: Katie Ormrod
Best Client Retention: Caroline Milne
Best re-Booker of the Year: Jodie Perry
Best Team Player: Jodie Perry
Best Dressed on the Night: Angelica Fisci
Early Bird of the Year: Sophie Twilley
Most lates of the Year: Kara Kerley
Most self-motivated Team Member: Hannah Daniels
Salon of the Year: Cobham Beauty
Hairdresser of the Year: Meryl Thompson

A huge thank you to Karine for compering our awards and also to RockSalt Group for hosting the event, our contributors from Salon Evolution, Alterna, Balmain, Living Proof, Skinade and Redken for presenting our awards and finally our musicians, Rick & Lee, our dancers, Chantelle & Jose and our photographer, Tim.

Photos of the event available here.
Professional Hairdresser article available here.

Best for Hair and Beauty

BEST FOR HAIR & BEAUTY!
Academy Salons, June 2014

We are honoured to announce that our Claygate Salon has been voted as winner in the “Best for Hair and Beauty” category in the Elmbridge Retailer Awards 2014! Congratulations to our brilliant team, creating a true community feel in Claygate.

Full article available on Professional Hairdresser.

 ACADEMY SALONS PROUD TO SUPPORT BACK UP TRUST
Academy Salons, March 2014

Academy Creative TeamBack Up Trust work to transform the lives of individuals living with spinal cord injuries. Academy Salons sent a Creative Team to support Back Up in their first annual Front Row Fashion Show. We are proud to say the event, held in Peter Jones, Sloane Square raised over £25,000 on the night.

Check out our Creative Team’s efforts here.
Full article available on Professional Hairdresser.

ACADEMY CREATIVE TEAM – FELLOWSHIP FOR BRITISH HAIRDRESSING SHOW
Fellowship Show
Academy Salons, January 2014

Academy Salons’ Creative Team, led by Meryl Thompson, recently attended the Fellowship for British Hairdressing show.  Our first (of many) Fellowship show, we are extremely proud of our team’s hard work and the amazing looks created!

Check out the full album here.