Learn from the Best in the Business at Salon International 2011

by / August 27, 2011


Whether you are interested in creativity or looking for business advice, Salon International has everything you could need under one roof. Its Salon Seminars and Business Extra gives visitors the chance to take tips from the best in British hairdressing.


  • Mahogany

The Mahogany creative team celebrates 15 consecutive years at Salon International.

The team, led by UK creative director, Colin Greaney and salons creative director, Antony Licata, will present its Spring/Summer 2011 collection of precision cuts and contemporary colour live on stage in a step-by-step format.

Saturday 15 October: 11am-1pm

Sunday 16 October: 11am-1pm

Sunday 16 October: 2-4pm

Monday 17 October: 11am-1pm

  • Saco

Following its successful debut last year, Saco is back with the launch its new collection Led by Richard Ashforth, the Saco international creative team will be exciting and inspiring audiences with its unique take on contemporary precision hairdressing.

Saco has grown to become a name synonymous with quality and a recognised creative force within the hairdressing industry. Join the team in an intimate environment for cutting edge aesthetics and technical expertise.

Saturday 15 October: 12-1.30pm

Saturday 15 October: 2:40-4pm

Sunday 16 October: 10:30am-12pm

Sunday 16 October: 1-2.30pm

Sunday 16 October: 3:30pm-5pm

Monday 17 October: 12:30-2pm

BUSINESS EXTRA sponsored by Salon Genius

  • Sarah Cross

Sarah Cross, managing director of uber, which specialises in loyalty and customer relationship management, will share her experience in the fashion, beauty, hair and luxury markets. If you dare to be different, Sarah will share with you innovative loyalty strategy, tools, techniques and know-how to retain your clients, as well as maximize revenue and visit frequency and improve your client experience. 

Sunday 16 October: 10-11am

  • Michael Van Clarke 

Michael Van Clarke is one of London’s leading hairdressing experts, with more than 30 years experience. He has travelled the world looking after the most discerning clients, and has a host of creative and business awards under his belt. 

Michael will share secrets on building a great team for a sustainably profitable business; how to inspire and motivate colleagues to continually step out of their comfort zones to realise their best selves; and the importance of self leadership, commitment and aligning the team with a shared vision.

Sunday 16 October: 12-1pm

  • Hellen Ward

Hellen Ward is the managing director of award-winning supersalon Richard Ward Hair & Metraspa. A recognised industry business guru, Hellen’s commercial and financial advice are often quoted and featured in the national and trade media. She will share her jouney from buying a bandrup salon to creating a business with a multi-million pound turnover, and how she has utilised her tried-and-tested systems to develop an unprecedented new business solutions package, Ultimate Salon Management.

Sunday 16 October: 2-3pm

  • Louise Wood

Specialist hair and beauty public relations consultant and HJ’s own expert PR panellist, Lousie Wood, will be sharing PR success stories that will inspire you, helping you create the best PR you can within your own business. With 25 years of PR experience, Louise and her team have worked with major manufacturers and many key hairdressing industry names such as Hooker & Young, Barrie Stephen and Lisa Shepherd.

If you have any questions for Louise, post them on her Forum by 1 October, and they will be included within this not-to-be-missed session.

Sunday 16 October: 4-5pm 

Salon International will take place at ExCel London on 15-17 October 2011. For tickets, call 0844 894 2000 (UK) or +44(0) 20 7744 2000 (international).

Alternatively, visit to book all tickets online.



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