Cardiff Hairdressers Cut For Huge Crowds In Barcelona, Chile And Peru

Ken Picton and Paul Dennison receive hero’s welcome around the world

Award-winning hairdresser Ken Picton and colourist Paul Dennison travelled to Barcelona, Chile and Peru for L’Oreal Professionnel this month to teach inspirational looks and techniques to hundreds of the countries’ leading hairdressers.

Salon owner Ken, who celebrated 25 years in business this year, said, "We had a fairly grueling schedule of seminars and shows interspersed with model castings and finishing in Peru with a 12-model show for 600 people. The reception was incredible, they mobbed us for photographs and made us feel like rock stars!"

Ken and Paul have been crowned British Colourist of the Year and Ken is the only Welshman to have won Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year 3 times of the year, attaining Hall of Fame status.

The salon holds numerous other awards including Salon of the Year, Image of the Year, and Cardiff Life’s Hair Salon of the Year.

They are much in demand by the likes of L’Oreal Professionnel, Kerastase and ghd to appear in front of huge audiences around the world and their next destination is India in a couple of weeks.

Well-known clients of the salon include Cardiff City football players, Welsh rugby players, Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey team members and actors and actresses from the likes of Gavin & Stacey, Dr Who and more.


Introducing the ETHOS Creative Team…

Headed up by co-directors Sharon Peake and Adam Bryant, the six-strong team represent all areas of the Ethos brand, working together to create a powerhouse of creativity!

"Having the Creative Team enables us to draw on each other’s strengths and improve our own skills. We have incredible mutual respect and admiration for one another, which resonates throughout the whole business. Clients love to hear about all we get up to and know that our industry success and ventures make us stronger hairdressers on the salon floor." says Sharon.

Each member brings their own unique style and skill to the team, working together to create something amazing! "Ethos is all about encouraging creativity within individuals without unnaturally moulding or shaping them", adds Adam.

Meet the team:

Sharon Peake - The Artist. Sharon’s eye for art introduces the salon and creative team to intricate drawings, stunning paintings and the world of arts and crafts.

Adam Bryant
- The Style Specialist. Due to his history in the fashion industry, Adam has a passion for research and an obsession for all things stylish, which he harnesses to combine the works of fashion and hair.

Rosie Binns
- The Creator. Rosie’s focused mind and vast ability makes her the team’s go-to girl for everything. From editing videos to making clothes, she can do it all!

Alfie Booth
– The Educator. Alfie is an incredible teacher and his intricate haircuts in particular are loved by clients and hairdressers alike. Alfie works exceptionally hard in the salon to offer the very best training to the salon’s younger stylists.

Brent Barlow
– The Enthusiast. Brent’s love and passion for hairdressing alongside his dedication to the industry shines through in his willingness to try anything and take a risk.

Terry Longden
- The Scientist. What Terry doesn’t know about hair products and technology isn’t worth knowing! Keeping the rest of the team on the on the ball with hair science and colouring technology, Terry’s depth of knowledge knows no bounds.

P.Kai team raise over £2000 for local charity with skydive

Four members of the P.Kai salon team recently took part in a tandem skydive, raising an extraordinary amount of money for the Sue Ryder hospice in Peterborough.

Jemma Ridlington, Laura Chadwick, Laura Baxter and Nisha Ricorda jumped from around 14,000ft during the skydive, with Nisha saying "It was the scariest, most amazing thing I’ve ever done; I want to do it again now!"

The grand total raised by the girls was £2384.50, with donations topped up by cakes sales and a raffle in the salons.

Salon owner Kai Wan said, "We’re really proud of the girls – we’re all committed to raising money for charity all year round and they’ve really excelled themselves. And I was glad to see them with excellent hairstyles for jumping out of a plane!"


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