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For salon owners and managers there’s nothing else like it.

Lots of business events inspire, but Salon Smart, Creative HEAD’s business networking event for salon and barber shop owners and managers, aims to do this and more. The speakers are peers – people who are navigating similar circumstances, the topics are targeted to hair professionals and what is impacting your businesses right now, and the advice is relatable, action driven in a way that could make a genuine difference to your goals.

Salon Smart will return to London on Monday 18 March 2024, with a packed one-day agenda. It provides the chance to get together to share real experiences, explore new ideas and discuss big topics. Whether you’re a start-up or long-standing brand, solo venture, or growing chain, coming along will be a great investment for future success.

Hear how to diversify your business and reap the rewards, zone in on mindfulness and better mental health and gain tips on making young talent an invested part of your team. Get the latest insight on building a social media strategy that delivers on business results, explore the untapped potential of the textured hair market and revisit the client connection, as we go beyond hair, delving into inclusivity, community and giving back.

Speakers include influential industry experts including Winnie Awa (Carra), Maddi Cook (Boss Your Salon) Samantha Cusick (Samantha Cusick London and Stā Studios), Chris Foster (The Profile Guy), Hayley Jepson (The Resilient Hairdresser), Neil Maclean (Neil Maclean Hair Studio), Jordan Massarella and Ben Jones (Massarella & Jones), Alison McRitchie (The Head Gardener), Tom Smith (hairstylist and trend forecaster) and so many more. Click for the full speaker line-up >

Every topic and session on the Salon Smart agenda is carefully selected to help you build a better business, and that extends to the brands supporting the event, too. In addition to opportunities throughout the day to network with your peers, you’ll also have the chance to connect with leading hairdressing and business brands – including L’Oréal Professionnel Paris, Phorest, Vish, Beauty Works, GLOWWA and Moroccanoil – to learn about transformative products and services and gain important market insight. Read more about the brands here >

A ticket to Salon Smart costs £95 plus VAT, which includes access to the full business agenda, a hot buffet lunch, refreshments breaks and a goody bag containing products and offers from our event partners. Better still, sign up to Creative HEAD emails and get a £20 discount on your first ticket.

Salon Smart 2024 | Monday 18 March, 9.30am to 5.30pm | The Chain and Buoy Store, London



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