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Article by Heather Bell
Carey top London salon
talks to ukhairdressers
Steven says he has seen a big increase in customers
and web traffic, since he added his salon to our featured "Find
a Salon" listings
His styles regularly feature in the
Top 40 Hair Styles
from Manchester, Steven has become one of the most illustrious
names in British Hairdressing. He trained initially in Manchester
and then moved to London when he was 21 to further his training
In just a few years, Steven was promoted to the Art Team and it
was following this that his profile grew internationally. In demand
from leading photographers, his work has featured on the pages
of directional magazines such as Vogue, Tatler, Harpers & Queen
and Elle. He continued to work on the collections in London,
York, Milan and Paris and also was working on hair shows and seminars
throughout the world. Opening his salon in Mount Street has enabled
Steven to realise his dream of creating a space for that creativity.
One of the Steven Carey styles in the UKH Top 40 popular styles
the heart of prestigious Mayfair, the decor of the salon reflects
the Steven Carey ethos - simple clean lines, tranquil space and
an atmosphere of understated luxury. The ground floor is dedicated
to cutting, while a lower ground floor area is devoted to colouring,
manicures and pedicures. Additionally, the stand-alone treatment
room is home to a full range of beauty treatments and therapies.
The team at Steven Carey are proud of a long-retained client list,
as a result of their technical expertise, coupled with their high
levels of customer care and attention to detail. All the Steven
Carey team adhere to the same mantra, that hair must be easy to
maintain, healthy, lustrous and versatile.
his own name, his team are always working on new ideas, their collection,
hair shows, seminars, photo shoots and magazine work. He and his team
are always looking for that next bit of inspiration.
When did you first realise you wanted to become a hair stylist
and where did you start?
I first realised when I saw my brother hairdressing two years
earlier and then when I became 16 I started in a barbers shop
in Oldham called Giacomo and Piero.
Q: What made you move to London?
Michael John Hair Salon at the time all the creative work was
coming out of their Salon.
Q: If you had chosen another profession, what would it have
Something in the design field but really don't know.
We're delighted that you are joining UKHairdressers as a member of the
"Ask The Experts" team - are you looking forward to it?
We always like to ask stylists, what is their own particular favourite
hairstyle of all time?
In the 70s there was a hair style by Sasson called the Fire Fly
and since then there has never been a hair cut or technique to
Q: What do you consider the finest scissors to use for cutting hair?
I have always used Yasake 5 inch
Q: Apart from scissors, what hairdressing tool
or product would you never be without?
Q: What is the strangest brief/ location you've had to work with?
Quite a few but the strangest location must be Ayres Rock where we were
shooting on location for English Elle Magazine I was stood on a rock
doing the models hair in 118 Degrees heat, my experience of that heat
with me beating away the flies, me trying to keep the hair looking like
hair without it collapsing in the heat.
Your Salon is a member of the Salon Partnership and your hair
images are featured in the most viewed styles on UKHairdressers
Style Gallery - are you surprised at how many times they have
Gob smacked! My web site visitors has increased by 150% in the
last 10 weeks that it had been listed on the ukhairdressers site,
and I have also benefitted from people asking for jobs, seminars,
videos and most of all new customers. It's like having a second
website on television. It makes the 199 I paid for my subscription
quite insignificant. In June I was No 3 with one of my styles
and in July it jumped to number 2 it feels like I'm an X Factor
finalist ... come on I need your votes!!
Q: For our many web visitors who want
to become hairdressers, could you give them a couple of special
tips to help them on their way to success?"
Steven Carey style regularly in the UKH top 3 most viewed
First find the right salon by doing your homework by looking on ukhairdressers.com
Secondly you need to be a good listener. Thirdly leave your ego outside
the salon door and always put in 100% because remember what you put
in you get out!
two people the stylist and the colourist, colour work will be done during
this time she will be having light refreshments and snacks also has
the option has to the option for manicure and pedicure then up to the
stylists to get the hair cut.
Which celebrity would you like to create a new style for?
I would like to create a new hair style for Madonna she is such
an icon the last few hair styles have been quite normal! She really
needs to be blinged up!
Q: Tell us what's in the store for the
lucky Makeover winner in our recent competition?
She will come in and be made to feel welcome with a smile, she
will be taken to the colour room consultation will be