Salon Gossip


January has flown by without too much of a hitch for us.  It’s been cold and damp outside but inside the salon we have remained positive and we’ve been experiencing good vibes only!!!  We are, of course, missing our Charlotte but we are very happy to hear that she is loving her new house and new life up north! 2018 feels like it’s going to be a very exciting year for William and Mary!  We have lots of plans in the pipeline and the year is looking to be our most ambitious yet and we are full of determination and focus for the months ahead. We will be closing the salon for a week on 12th February (half term week for most of us) for a much needed and deserved refurb for the salon.  We will be having new floors … Continue reading

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Hair Education

Education is a massive part of William and Mary and we love the fact that there are so many opportunities to grow and learn in hairdressing.  If we were to sit on our laurels and believe we knew it all, we would never be able to offer the hairdressing experience we do now.  Hairdressing is a trade where once you become qualified, you are free to hairdress for the rest of your career without being asked to train again.  In fact, there is no law to say you have to be qualified to be a hairdresser at all to work in hairdressing (which may account to any bad experiences you may have had!).  We believe that hairdressing is an ever evolving skill and we pride ourselves on our training and education.  Education is a vital element for all our stylists … Continue reading

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Colour Change Possibilities?

We love a good colour change at William and Mary and we also love the challenge that a major colour change presents us with.  Instagram and other social media sites along with celebrity press are having a big impact on hairdressing.  It seems the days of our clients presenting us with a magazine cut out of their new desired hair are long gone and now our clients are showing us screen shots on their phones of the hair they dream of.  Often these are shots from Instagram and we are faced with the dilemma of having to tell our clients that their desired look will not be achieved in just one salon visit.  Often, the shots are photo shopped and sometimes the hair is actually a wig, hence why so many celebrities appear to have many colour changes in such … Continue reading

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Summer please don’t leave!

Well, this must be the hundredth time we have sat down to write our summer blog and it’s taken us so long that summer is nearly over!!! So much has happened, holidays, festivals, weddings, proms, fun times and obviously being very busy in the salon.  We have had the best summer ever and we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming many clients new and old through our open door and we are pleased to say that our policy of always being friendly and non-judgemental has really been accepted and embraced by our William and Mary Clientele.  We pride ourselves on being warm and welcoming and we often have feedback that we have a different feel to other trendy salons whilst still being trendy and current in our hairdressing.  This is also a credit to our wonderful team of dedicated stylists who … Continue reading

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Better Blog Than Never

Where have we been? We’ve been busy perfecting our salon services and growing our expertise so that we offer all our clients, old and new, the best experience around, that’s where we’ve been!!! And now we can finally share with you all the benefits and advantages we offer at William and Mary. So why choose us? With all the uncertainty the modern world is bombarding us with, we know that you can be certain that being one of our much loved clients is the best choice you will make this year and here is a list of why: Friendly family run salon where you can relax and enjoy our inclusive policy Fab coffee and company Talented stylists with a passion for your hair Amazingly generous loyalty card system Free colour saving conditioning treatment with every colour Free No 2 Olaplex … Continue reading

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Events galore!!!

Our social calendar seems to have been pretty busy over the last few months and also for the next few months ahead.  We love to have events here at William and Mary as we feel it is important to utilise the space we have and give back something to our local community and to raise money for charities close to our hearts.  Here is some more information on these exciting events, past and present: On Wednesday 19th October we are very excited to have Chantelle Pike and Sarah Dollar playing an acoustic set at 7pm.  This event will be similar to the one we had last October which worked really well in the salon.  Chantelle and Sarah are the very best in local talent and we are privileged and honoured that they agreed to come and play for us and … Continue reading

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Quick Catch Up!!!!

We’ve had a busy few months in the salon and our stylists have been working hard in the salon and also out of the salon attending training courses.  We have had lots of exciting developments in the salon and we are currently planning our 5th Birthday party on Sat 13th August!!!  We can’t wait for this event and the theme is Alice in Wonderland and all the staff will be in fancy dress.  We are raising money for The Sheiling Ringwood which is a charity close to our hearts and also close to the salon!!!  Here is some more information about the charity: The Sheiling Ringwood is based on the Dorset and Hampshire border and provides a rich, enabling and therapeutic learning environment for students aged 6-25 who have a special educational need, specialising in autism and communication difficulties, severe … Continue reading

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All Systems Go!

Wow what an amazing couple of months we’ve had. Usually January and February are quiet months but we’ve been busy making plans in the salon. We took on a new Wella range, which we were not allowed to reveal until we had full training from our friends at Wella. System Professional is a totally new range of products, which are tailored to each individual hair type and every one of our clients has a unique Energy Code that highlights specific products designed for their hair. We have an entirely different method of diagnosis which creates the perfect prescription of hair products which aim to treat the hair and regain its virgin hair state, something which is incredibly scientific and revolutionary to your hair care regime. Finally hair care has been recognised as important as skin care and System Professional promises … Continue reading

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A New Year!

January’s here and we are back on form after a few days rest following the Christmas rush! So much has happened during the Christmas period. We had a very busy December in the salon and we all got into the spirit of it! We participated in Text Santa and all wore our Christmas jumpers to work and we managed to raise £136 thanks to all our lovely clients and staff! We were busy with blow dries and hair ups for Christmas parties and we also found that Balayage / Ombre colour was very popular along with mid length restyles. All our stylists love to work on the high fashion trends with colours and cuts which really added to the buzz over the festive period. Wella came in to the salon to give us some training on winter trends, especially the … Continue reading

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Mary’s Back!!!!

We are happy to announce that Mary is returning from her maternity leave at the end of October! I’m sure some you will have seen her on her frequent visits to the salon whilst she’s been on leave and hopefully you have been lucky enough to see her lovely baby Elizabeth! Mary will be working part time on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. She is already getting booked up so please call the salon on 01425 480558 to avoid disappointment! As Mary is returning to work we have decided to have a get together to celebrate her coming back. We will be holding an ‘Evening with Mary & Friends’ on Tuesday 20th October from 6pm onwards at the salon. We are very excited to announce that we have live music from Hadar Manor starting at 6.30pm. There will also be bubbles … Continue reading

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