Salon Smart 2022: Big Questions – Answered

What is it they say, a problem shared, is a problem halved? Well, there are certainly some big burning questions impacting the hairdressing industry right now, and on Monday 21 March, at Creative HEAD’s business networking event, Salon Smart, you’ll have the opportunity to get the answers.

RECRUITMENT AND STAFF RETENTION
We know it’s a problem for many, so Nadia Suliaman, owner of Forbici Knightsbridge, will be explaining how to put the human back into human resources and get your team striving towards the same goals.

RED TAPE AND LEGISLATION 
It’s the big one and Hellen Ward, of Richard Ward Hair & Metrospa is here to help. A director of the newly formed Salon Employers Association, she talks National Insurance contribution, VAT and permanent tax parity equivalent to other sectors.

JOB SATISFACTION AND BRAND VALUES
Recruitment’s tough, so look inside and make sure you’re creating roles and an environment staff want to stay in. Valerie Maine, serial entrepreneur and founder of Live True London can help! She knows everything about empowering staff through focusing on authenticity, collaboration and creativity.

GREEN PRACTICE

Sustainability is the standout subject worldwide for multiple industries, hairdressing included. Confused about where to start to make a real difference? Let speakers including Most Wanted Sustainability Hero winners Anne Veck and Keith Mellen of salon Anne Veck, Denise Baden, Professor of Sustainable Business, University of Southampton and Nicole Hewitt, co-owner of The Salon of Chi, inform and enlighten on upping green credentials. 

GENDER INCLUSIVITY
Have questions on gender inclusivity but unsure how to ask? Salon Smart is providing a platform for experts including Keri Blue, barber and founder of Hair Has No Gender UK, Luca Jones, owner of Kitch Hair and Sophia Hilton, owner of Not Another, to help you take steps to becoming a more open and welcoming business for clients and staff alike.

TEXTURE EQUALITY
Texture experts Errol Douglas MBE, owner of Errol Douglas salon, Charlotte Mensah, owner of Hair Lounge, author and product pioneer and Lisa Farrall, founder of WIG London (Most Wanted 2021 Texture Expert winner), are passionate about texture equality and have the knowledge to help you achieve it. Here’s your chance to gain their insight and take action.

That’s not all on the Salon Smart agenda! See who is tackling key business issues and sharing real experiences on the links below!

KEY ISSUES – TACKLED
REAL EXPERIENCES – SHARED

Salon Smart 2022
In partnership with L’Oréal Professionnel Paris and Treatwell

Monday 21 March | 09:30-18:00
The Chain and Buoy Stores, London

Tickets £75 +VAT 

Ticket includes:

  • Access to the full business agenda
  • A light breakfast on arrival
  • Lunch
  • All-day refreshments
  • Gifts from our event partners
  • A glass of Prosecco at the closing networking session


 

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