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

Congratulations to Jaimie at SW1, Receiving an MCE

Here at SW1 we’d love to congratulate our The master colour programme is an intense journey of training towards becoming a MASTER COLOUR EXPERT to Jaimie Hilton.
Wella Professionals Master Colour Programme is the ultimate course to provide the highest achievers in colour with absolutely everything that could ever be needed within the salon to promote colour to the ever demanding clientele.

It is truly holistic, bringing in all the key factors for colouring success from handling and getting more from basic colouring to the most challenging and complicated aspects of colouring and colour correction.

There are 4 stages to the programme:

Stage 1:
This stage is to brush up on all basic colouring techniques and the basic science behind the technical services provide.

Stage 2:
This stage covers all aspects of colour including the science, biology and history to colour. This is no basic colour programme; it is very intense with projects, course work and an exam. The pass rate for this has to be higher than 85% and to be able to continue on to the stage 3 is 90%. At the end of this stage Jaimie had to work on a model and colour and style hair and do an overall presentation to members of Wella.

Stage 3:
This stage helps to build and consolidate on the expertise and the experience gained during stage 2. It helps to polish your skills and to learn to analyse hair from an advanced level. During this stage you learn advance colour correction techniques and how to maintain healthy hair. JAIMIE RECIVED HIS MASTER COLOUR SPECIALIST TITLE ONCE HE HAD COMPLETED THIS STAGE!

Stage 4:
THIS STAGE IS BY INVITATION ONLY! Not just anybody can apply for this title and part of the programme. During this stage you learn the chemistry of colour and extreme colour correction, the emotion and psychology of the effects colour has on clients and the legal considerations to do with colour. This is followed by a technical exam where hair has to be coloured to the same colour as a swatch Wella provide you. The hair you have to colour had been coloured already in 4 different sections. One section is jet black, the second section is blonde and damaged, the third is green and brown and the final section was red, orange and yellow including being very damaged. For each section there is an allotted amount of time and the exam is over 4 afternoons. All the hair from each section is marked and has to be the same colour as the swatch, and in good condition. This exam has a high failure rate and was one of the most stressful and testing things Jaimie has endured within his hairdressing career

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.

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SW1 News – New starters update


Here at SW1 we have some new starters to let you know about.

We have a new designer Zac Wall to add to the great hairdressing team here at SW1. Zac has come from Metin Warwick, a salon within the Virgin Active Health Club in Tunbridge Wells. Zac has been hairdressing since 2010, and loves getting his teeth into training courses and then in turn sharing his own expertise in Gents hairdressing.

“Hairdressing is a real passion of mine. I feel SW1 will make me an even better hairdresser as I am always looking to improve my knowledge and give the best possible service! ”

So if you’re a new client to the salon remember to print off your 25% new client discount from our website and ask for Zac when you call in!

Staying with the hairdressers we are pleased to announce that we have 3 new future professionals in salon. Jessica Goldsmith, Nunn Toben and Meghan Roberts. So look out for them when you come to visit us and I’m sure like us you will wish them well with their new hairdressing career!

And in our Beauty Department we are pleased to announce that we have a new Beauty Therapist and department supervisor in Kim Doyle. Kim has come from Reef Hideaway in Sevenoaks and has years of experience in many aspects of beauty therapy. Kim will bring knowledge in hot stone massage and will fit in perfectly with adding memento to the eyelash extension service we offer here.

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

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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.

SW1’S 5 Year Anniversary Party and Open Evening

Happy 5th Birthday to SW1.

Here at SW1 on Tuesday 10th May, we hosted a birthday celebration that treated our clients, friends and family to an evening of hair and styling workshops, consultations and demonstrations.We opened up the salon; giving advice and helping with the day-to-day trials that us ladies and gents have to go through to looking fabulous.

 Celebrating in Style….

Our stylists were available to chat to many of our long-standing and brand new clients to the salon and taught them how to enhance their colour and style.Holiday hair advice was given and how to correctly use their styling tools and products, right down to skincare advice and make up application.

Our stylists, that specialise in areas such as Wedding hair, prom hair up styles, Extensions as well as The Everlasting Blowdry were on hand to answer any questions they had always wanted to ask us.

 There was a great lively gathering not only taking advantage of the fantastic hair and beauty treats laid on but also celebrating a brilliant landmark birthday. What a great achievement surviving, succeeding and looking forward to the future of hair and beauty at SW1.

To all of you that attended…

 Thank you to all of our loyal standing and new clients that attended the evening. We are all really touched by your support.

 Thank you once again and here’s to another 5 + years.


Patrick Cameron and SW1 Hairdressing Winners

Pateck Cameron EveningPatrick Cameron at Kent College Open Evening
March 2011

Patrick Cameron, the internationally renowned hair up expert and icon to many hairdressers spanning the length and breadth of the country came to West Kent College, Tonbridge, Kent last night for a master class in his trade. This was an evening to celebrate the opening of the new look college and the high tech hair and beauty rooms they now have available.

All salons where members of their team attend the college had one free ticket to be a part of the evening as well as any prizewinners of the Mid Kent hair up competition that took place in the Summer of 2010 also bagging free tickets to the event. As SW1 Produced 3 winners: Georgia May coming 3rd in the 18th and 19th century division and Karis Davis coming 2nd and myself Lauren Willis coming 1st in the Avant Garde ‘Dreams Theme’ division, along with Sandra we were only to honoured to attend the evenings entertainment.

Patrick Cameron Showcase

Patrick Cameron came out to a packed audience showcasing 2 looks easily created within minutes. To start with he told us a little about his background and how he originally got into hairdressing, hair up and generally conquering the world with his take on step by step easy to follow hair up designs. – Such a lovely, humorous guy with a very addictive personality. This was so inspirational and giving you a feeling of ‘I can do that!!!’

The first look offered to us was the French pleat, feared by some stylists but he made it effortless to recreate. Whilst working his magic step by step and easy to follow he interacted and chatted away to the audience and engaging each and everyone by pulling out certain members and talking to members of the audience during his presentation. The final outcome was sleek and faultless considering he must have spent just over 5minutes on this design – Truly fabulous!!!!

Patrick Cameron Second LookThe second look was more Avant Garde but presented in a way that you could recreate the look on any young woman going out for an evening that wanted something different from the norm. This was the Lady Gaga bow! This design seems and looks difficult yet in true Patrick Cameron style he made it simple, sleek and very polished.

The great thing that came across when he was presenting was the personality and the reference to what’s in Vogue, looking at hair trends from high end to high street people and magazines to catwalk shows and celebrities. This was great for us to really look and research ‘outside the box’ and make our job more inspiring, interesting and current.

A Great Big Thank You to Kent College

So a big thank you goes out to Kent College for the invite and hosting the event and a huge thank you goes out to Patrick Cameron for just being inspiring, truly brilliant and a great comedian!!! All of us at SW1 had a fabulous night out with all of us brimming with ideas and wanting to practice his hair up designs ASAP. So…..any willing models out there?…..