Salon Gossip

Wella Trend Vision 2019

At the end of this month we are off to a photo shoot at Wella World Studios for our trend vision entries. This competition is so hard to get any further than the entry stage if you are an independent salon as they largely focus on chain salons who of course have bigger accounts and more money to spend with Wella than us. However, this hasn’t stopped us in believing in our stylists capabilities and we are looking forward to show casing our creativity even if it is just for our clients. The artistry and passion going on in our salon at the moment is infectious and even though we might not be able to compete with the big boys of the hairdressing world, we are massively proud of our team and all their accomplishments. We have so much knowledge … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

As 2018 comes to a close we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our wonderful staff, clients and supporters for an incredible year. It’s been our best year ever with many celebrations along the way. We’ve welcomed new staff members Tasha, Becca and Jaz who have added much skill, talent and compassion to the William and Mary tribe. We have won our first award for Best Salon Team which was the first award we have ever entered so this was an amazing achievement and a memory we will cherish forever. Callum achieved his degree in colouring at Wella World Studios and is now a Colour Master which is the highest accolade in hairdressing in the world. He also passed his level 3 in barbering with renowned Barber Mike Taylor. All our stylists completed courses … Continue reading

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Christmas Market

We had a small idea to turn the salon into an indoor Christmas Market to raise some money for a specialist school in Bournemouth. The school is close to our hearts as our salon manager Emma’s son attends the school as he has autism. The journey for Emma and her son has been long and at times painful as he was excluded from a mainstream school at the age of 6 and Emma looked after him at home for a year until the place at his current school became available. Since starting the school in January this year, Emma’s son has become a completely different child. He now has a sense of belonging and he feels accepted at his special school. His confidence has grown and he now looks forward to going to school. Anyone that knows Emma and her … Continue reading

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Colour Master Expert Callum!!!

We are so very proud to announce that after months of hard work, dedication and many trips to Wella World Studios London, Callum has graduated with flying colours! We were so proud to see him receive his Wella certified diploma on Monday night at the Wella Master Colour Programme Graduation Ceremony. He is now officially Callum Bates-Siney MCE! This is the highest accolade of hairdressing colour qualification in the world and to have a fully qualified Master Colour Expert at William and Mary is such an honour and a privilege, not just for us but also for all our clients who will now have access to Callum’s wisdom and knowledge. Congratulations Callum 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

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Award winning salon!

Well we cant quite believe we are saying this but we won!!!! Best Salon Team at the Hampshire Salon Awards and we all had an amazing night. It really was very unexpected as we were up against some amazing Hampshire salons and although we love our team and we feel the buzz and love everyday, we never expected that we would actually be given an award! We feel rewarded everyday when we work with such an amazing team who are so hardworking and dedicated to the hairdressing profession. Our salon really feels like a little pocket of loveliness in a sea of hair salons so to be recognised and awarded for our hard work is an amazing achievement and an experience we will never forget. It would appear we really do have The Best Salon Team in Hampshire ❤️

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Team work makes the dream work!

Following our nomination for Best Salon Team at The Hampshire Salon Awards, we are feeling very reflective about our team.  We really are very proud of the team we have created at William and Mary and our working environment is lovely which is clear for all our clients to see.  We have a friendly atmosphere which is welcoming and inclusive!  We accommodate all individuals and whether you are a breast-feeding mum, a fashion icon, a teenager with big ideas, a free spirit from the 1960’s or just an ordinary person, you will be made to feel right at home in our salon, your home from home x

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Good news…..We finally have not one but two new apprentices at William and Mary.  We were beginning to get worried that us hairdressers were a dying breed but just as we were starting to lose hope (and train up Emma!), along came two!  Our faith has been restored and William and Mary Training Academy has two new recruits who are both so keen and already showing massive potential, surpassing all expectations at the salon!  Well done Chloe and Jasmine, we are so proud and excited to have you on board.   Education is a massive part of our long-term dream at William and Mary and we lovingly continue to train and guide all our stylists at all levels.  As we keep saying in the salon, you never stop growing and learning in life and it is no different in hairdressing.  … Continue reading

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2 awards in the Hampshire Salon Awards!

As summer draws to an end in the UK, the sun is still shining down on us in the salon and we are basking in the good vibes! Following a busy summer and all our hard work, we are excited to announce that we have been nominated for 2 awards in the Hampshire Salon Awards! This is our first ever award entry so to be finalists for 2 awards is a massive achievement which we really didn’t expect so we feel like we’ve won already! We are finalists for best salon team and we can honestly say that we feel we have the best team ever and the atmosphere in the salon is always positive and we support each other through thick and thin. We are there for each other in the salon and we all have each other’s backs … Continue reading

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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

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 and we are constantly training and enhancing our hair knowledge and expertise so that we can offer our clients the latest technology and techniques.   As … Continue reading

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