January 18, 2018

Receptionist Vacancy

Receptionist (Senior)

SW1 Hair and Beauty – Royal Tunbridge Wells

SW1 is a vibrant, High street Hair and Beauty salon with a professional, welcoming and fun vibe.
We are looking for an experienced front of house person that will add to the team of 16 in a busy enviroment.
The successful candidate will have a can-do attitude and be proactive.

Fluent in English with strong communication skills.
Excellent customer service skills to assist with all enquires and welcoming guest to the salon.
To maintain and build the salons clientele
To have high levels of confidence and computer skills
To exceed client expectations.
Great face to face communication skills and a team player
Previous experience would be beneficial

We offer a competitive salary with the added bonus of training, personal growth and developments and free hairdressing.
A part time position of approx 24 hours and one Saturday a month

£13.200 to £14,500 pro rata – starting pay

Great Lengths Hair Extensions

Congratulations to Georgia and Anna for completing an intensive two days training of Great Lengths Hair Extension course.

They are now additional members to the Hair Extension team that includes Jaimie and Sandra.

From August to October 2013, We can offer you an amazing price reduction with Georgia and Anna.

Great Lengths hair extensions can be used for volumising, lengthening, colouring or simply adding texture; your Great Lengths certified stylist will offer a free consultation guiding you through your new style. Whether creating a new look, following fashion or with a special occasion on the horizon.  Great Lengths hair extensions have over 55 colours to choose from and blend with your own hair for perfect colour matches.  New to the range are Flowstrands combining two colours for that dip-dyed effect.

Pricing is very individual,t herefore a salon consultation will be perfect to allow you to know the full costs and what will be best for your hair and your requirements.

Up to 40% off for you from NOW till October 2013 – email any questions to info@sw1hb.co.uk

Male Grooming

Mens VIP Club Tunbridge Wells KentAt SW1 Hair and Beauty, The SW1 team are all trained in Gentlemen grooming and we pride ourselves on the fact that we are continuously training and updating skills and cutting techniques to keep on top of the fashions and styles that are new in. Visit us to receive our luxury treatment and a high quality service haircut.

Attention and care is our middle name.  Whilst at the salon you will receive a consultation, shampoo and head massage to ease you into your treatment with us.

01892 618388

Job Vacancy Beauty in SW1 Hair and Beauty

Full time and Part time vacancy at SW1 Hair and Beauty in our beauty department.

Email your CV to sandra@xlninternet.co.uk  or simply pop in for a application form

01892 618388

Anna Downs

Anna Downs - Graduate Hair DesignerAnna Downs – Graduate Designer
Anna joined the team at SW1 hair and beauty in September 2010. She progressed with NVQ Level 2 at West Kent College at a great pace. Completing the whole course in 9 months. Anna is enjoying the change in career from a veterinary nurse.

“After working as a trainee veterinary nurse for two years, I felt I needed a more colourful and creative career. There is endless amounts of knowledge to discover, but I am excited to rising to the challenge, and to learn as much as I can about all the aspects of hairdressing.”

Anna is looking forward to the challenges of being a busy hairdresser and working closely with the senior members of the team to embrace and learn all the varied techniques each one has to offer.

Anna says “ I love listening to the clients ideas and building a picture together of what can be achieved with their hair, I enjoy giving them ideas and pushing the boundaries.” Anna has great patience and a good aptitude towards hairdressing and continually strives for perfection. She is a great addition to the team.

Hair Dreams – Hair Extensions

Sorry we have been keeping this a secret since August.  Well now the story is out.

Hairdreams are the number one Hair extension company in Europe.  Jaimie found the company and we have been on an extensive training course  trained  joined the team of Specialists.

Let me tell you more

 Hairdreams has it all.  You can lengthen, thicken and fulfill almost every hair dream. For ladies with thinning hair, even on the top of the head – Hairdreams has a solution for all. It is not all about having more length. But about having beautiful hair that is right for you.

Why Hairdreams?

The quality of the hair is exceptional, great colours, great shine and natural elasticity from the hair roots to the ends. Many differing hair structures from extra straight to extra curly. 

Come in for a free consultation with Sandra or Jaimie

Look forward to seeing you.

Amazing Innovation for Nails

Excel beauty show (28th February 2011)

Myself and Rachel our other beauty therapist traveled up to London excel, to one of the biggest beauty shows this year. We were overwhelmed by the amount of stalls offering different treatments, but soon got down to business to find the best to bring back to SW1. One of the stalls that we were instantly drawn to was the Cnd sweet squared stall where they were introducing thier new nail system shellac and once we saw it we just had to have it!!  

Shellac is a 14-day, high shine gloss that’s truly addictive. No more flawed worn away edges, chipped or scratched polish, it helps get rid of all of that! It will strengthen and protect your nails whilst providing you with a resilient mirror finish, which anyone will be proud to show off. Its Applied with the ease of polish but with the strength of a gel and the brilliant thing is there’s No need to file on top of your natural nail so your nails stay healthy and strong!


  • Shellac and go on hands or feet shape & polish (30 mins) £30.00
  • Full set on hands or feet including shape, cuticle work & polish (45 mins)£40.00
  • Full set on feet including shape, cuticle work, polish, plus scrub (1hr) £50.00
  • Double up have both feet & hands done (1 hr 30 mins) £ 75.00
  • Removal with conditioning treatment (30 mins) £20.00
  • And if you have a new set the removal of your old set is free!!

So why not come give it a go I’m sure by the end of your treatment you will love it as much as we do!!

Gemma (4/3/11)

Becky Histed

Becky Histed Hairdresser in Tunbridge Wells KentFuture professional – Trainee hairdresser
After a weeks work experience at her local salon, combined with her artistic background, having completed a National Diploma in Musical Theatre, Becky decided upon a creative career in Hairdressing and began working at SW1 in February 2010. Becky is currently completing her NVQ level 2 in Hairdressing at West Kent College.

“Whilst in training, it is so inspirational watching every single stylist create different looks and creative colours every day.

I am completely amazed by the Keratin treatment (Everlasting Blow dry), I love it, for me it is a therapeutic treatment to do on clients and I am amazed by the before and after look that it gives them. I also enjoy the conditioning treatment and I know from personal experience how relaxing and beneficial so I love to be able to give them to clients”

Becky has also been a part of the in-house Wella creative colour evening and looking forward to many other Wella and TIGI courses in the future.

Karis Davis

Karis Davis Hairdresser in Tunbridge WellsGraduate Designer
Karis has been with SW1 since the spring of 2010. She has been working in hairdressing for 5 years, qualifying in the August 2010.

Karis studied at West Kent College where she completed her Level 1 and Level 2 in Hairdressing.

Her creative flair was presented well when she came second in the Avant Garde group of a Mid Kent college competition.

Karis has attended and successfully completed Transitional Cutting course at TIGI studios and in-house Wella Creative colour and she looks forward to forthcoming training courses to broaden her knowledge.

Karis has a great passion for Hairdressing and has entered into the NHF photographic competition for the stylist of the Year.

“I enjoy adventurous cuts and transformations as it is exciting to see the finished results develop in-front of you. I also enjoyed watching the senior designers creativity with Hair extensions”

Lauren Willis

Lauren Willis Hairdresser in Tunbridge Wells KentGraduate Designer
Lauren joined the team in 2009 after a career change. Having studied for a degree in fashion promotions, which lead to a career in buying jewellery then moving into hair extensions where she then felt that working behind the desk was not for her.

She needed a creative environment where you truly are first hand in looking and developing future fashion trends not only from the catwalk but also street trends.

Lauren completed her NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing in the December of 2010 from West Kent College showing great flair and dedication. Whilst studying she entered and came first in the Mid Kent College competition, Avant Garde division.

At SW1 Lauren has been on a TIGI Retail revival course, TIGI Transitional cutting course and Wella in-house creative colouring , consultation courses and in Jan/Feb 2011 Wella Corrective and Creative colour.

“I have absolutely made the right choice in changing my career it has over exceeded my expectations and I really feel that with my fashion background it has given another dimension of excitement for year on year trends through hair and beauty”