It’s time to get booked in! (If you haven’t already)
With Christmas fast approaching the team are limbering up ready for another manic festive season! It's always our busiest time of year with most people timing their appointment for their Christmas parties or simply to look fabulous over Christmas and New Year. Most of our stylists are already booked to capacity with little room for manoeuvre, even with the extra hours they're putting in!
Longer, fuller hair with our new, fuss free micro weave service
Hair extensions have been a big part of our service portfolio for many years now. Longer, fuller hair isn’t always achievable through natural hair growth, and even if it is many people don’t have the patience to wait for their hair to grow. Extensions are a great solution and can make a radical difference. It’s no wonder they’re so popular!
Kevin Murphy's 4 Fundamental Cuts to inspire the team
Keeping up to date with the latest colour and cutting styles is a high priority here in the salon. All the team follow trends coming from high fashion (London & New York Fashion Week) through to Instagram and You Tube along with the constant inspiration from Schwarzkopf and Kevin Murphy. We have regular in house training alongside external courses to inspire and push the teams creative buttons. You only have to look at our own Instagram account to see the quality of the work we're pushing out!
Looking for the ultimate high impact colour? Just Bleach It!
Full head bleach applications in the salon used to be few and far between, but this last couple of years has seen bleach and tone services become one of our most popular. That's down to fashion trends and also the massive improvement in products. The quality of the Schwarzkopf bleach we use now (which contains FibrePlex) is incredible and allows us to push the boundaries with hair colouring, achieving results that would've been impossible just 5 years ago.
Next level stylists - Promotion for 3 team members
A big aim for us here at Jakata is to train and develop stylists to the highest possible level. Just recently we've seen 3 of our team members rapidly work their way up the ranks! Layla recently got promoted to a fully fledged stylist and Abbi is flying through her apprenticeship and is now a Graduate Stylist! Well done to both of them. Our most recent apprentice Lucy is now taking on clients too!
We like to run a fair few staff incentives throughout the year to keep the team on their toes. Prizes are given for achieving various things. We've given away some great prizes from spa days to trips to Ibiza to iPads! We like to put the staff head to head for a bit of healthy competition!
Earlier this year our multi talented salon manager Jimmy was picked to work alongside seven of the UK's top session stylists to create a photographic collection for national trade magazines and large exposure across the Internet.
Are you struggling for Christmas present ideas? We have a huge selection of Christmas gift packs from Kevin Murphy, Schwarzkopf and GHD. All beautifully packaged this year, the perfect gift for anyone who takes care of their hair!
With the finishing touches being carried out on our new premises and a relocation date imminent the team are seriously excited about the move! Last week I posted a blog about how Jakata started. Here’s part 2...
Layla Relf, one of our current junior stylists, has now been promoted to Graduate Stylist. The high quality of her work and fantastic client feedback means she's ready to take the next step in her career!
With the exciting prospect of opening our brand new premises just a few weeks away I thought I’d go back in time to when Jakata first opened it's doors. To give a short history of where we came from and how we’ve evolved over the years….
The latest styling trend that a lot of our clients have been asking for is the ‘undone’ look. This requires a special type of product to achieve the desired look. Thankfully Schwarzkopf have answered all of our prayers and developed two unique products that are versatile and easy for you guys...and girls to use at home.
Caleb, Nat & Laura on advanced men's cutting course
Men’s hair is a big part of our offering here at Jakata. All the team are highly skilled in men’s cutting and styling and we pride ourselves in creating up to the minute men’s looks whilst offering a relaxed, professional experience.
In the salon we offer a wide range of extra hair services to give you the best experience possible along with the best looking hair! Our intensive conditioning treatments have always proven to be a popular add-on service. We have a wide range of different treatment options in the salon that include: Fibreforce, Fibreplex, Kevin Murphy treatments, Schwarzkopf BC and BlondeMe.
Layla Relf started with us as an apprentice last year and she’s been flying through her training. She’s now a junior stylist and working at building up her clients. She’s getting loads of great feedback from her clients and her technical skills are developing all the time. I asked her to do a write up on her journey to becoming a stylist….
Since we opened our second salon 'Paul Kemp Hairdressing' 6 years ago we’ve had a number of stylists switch across from one to the other. As the old saying goes “a change is as good as a rest” and Matt decided that he was happy for a change of scenery.
If you've been in the salon over the last few months you’ve probably been bombarded with info on our brand new product range - KEVIN MURPHY. The whole team instantly got on board with the new salon professional range, which we've been experimenting with since the day it arrived!
As the Jakata team continuously grows and evolves it's great to introduce new members to the team. When regular client Abbi Green approached us about becoming a trainee it wasn't long before we got her on board!
Jimmy recently received an invitation to work alongside some of the UK's top session stylists to create a photographic collection for national trade magazines. The shoot would also be used for major exposure across the internet.
Training Session with North West Hairdresser of the Year
A few weeks ago Gary Taylor, who was awarded the British North West Hairdresser of the year 2015, came into the salon to do a men's cutting course. We had our colleagues from Paul Kemp Hairdressing join us for the training session too.