Appointment info: Returning to the salon…

woohooThe good news we’ve all been waiting for, Saturday July 4th is the day “the new normal” shall commence!

Here at MAJOR, we’ve taken extra measures to ensure the safety of our customers and team. Please read through our new booking & client procedures below before returning to the salon.

What we have in place…

Here at MAJOR we’ve taken the extra measure of installing perspex screens in-between each station, creating a booth like effect to really enforce social distancing between guests and team members other than your stylist. During your appointment, you will only have contact with one team member from greeting to checkout. All our team will be wearing all necessary PPE wherever possible including face shields. We will also be carrying out a full clean of stations in between visits.

Once we return back to work we will be working at just 50% capacity, this is due to not being able to carry out services between colour processes, as well as the time constraints of cleaning, greeting and checkouts. Unfortunately until we can relax these measures and resume a form of normality, we cannot apply any promotions such as our 15% off (Mon-Weds) or student discount. This is of course under constant review and we hope to get back to normal on the sooner side!

What to expect on your visit…

To assist us on your visit to the salon, we ask a few things to consider before coming & some new policies we have in place:

  • Please sanitise your hands on arrival using the automatic dispensers on reception.
  • Please wear a face mask when visiting the salon.
  • Please keep all personal items to a minimum (i.e. please leave bags & outer clothing at home or in the car).
  • Please sanitise your mobile phone before arrival if you’ll be using it in the salon.
  • There will be no waiting areas in the salon as we can only facilitate one guest per stylist. This may mean if on occasion, your stylist is running late or if you’re early, to wait in your car and we’ll call you once we’re ready.
  • Payments will be card only.
  • Due to social distancing, we are currently unable to facilitate children’s appointments, this is again under constant review.
  • Currently we are not serving refreshments, and all consumables (such as drink bottles) must be taken away with you.
  • For the track & trace guidelines, we will also need your full details including your full address before carrying out services.

We can appreciate that your visit will be a very different experience to what we’re all used to, however due to these unprecedented times the safety of our guests & team come above all else.

Please also note George will be working all his hairdressing days at St Leonards Road to avoid moving around salons.

COVID-19 related screening questions:

  • Do you have new signs of a cough?

  • Do you have a high temperature?

  • Have you noticed a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell?

If you have any of these symptoms, however mild, please stay at home and reschedule your appointment.

Thank you for taking the time to read through & we’ll see you soon!

The MAJOR Team


New cancellation policy

Due to the climate, we are currently in very high demand however, we are working at a reduced capacity. This makes our booked out time more important than ever so we ask if you need to cancel, please allow us at least 48 hours notice. This time allows us to offer the appointment to our standby list.
If 48 hours is not given, a 50% charge will be incurred. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. 
The MAJOR Team

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COVID-19: Salon Closure

It saddens us to say, we’ve made the decision to close our salons from Monday 23rd of March until further notice…

Here at Major we firmly believe it is all of our responsibility to contribute toward getting the country through these unprecedented times we face.

With this in mind we will be closing our Salons from Monday 23rd March 2020 for the foreseeable future. We will be closely monitoring and following the government guidelines daily and will keep you informed by regular updates on our website, or sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of this page for direct updates.

The long term goal has to be the health and well being of our guests, team and their friends and family members. We ask you not to approach your stylist privately or via social platforms for home visits, this is paramount to the social distancing guidelines.

We are determined and confident we can get through this with our team here at Major fully intact, so we are grateful for your continued support in helping us achieve this.

Stay healthy & WE WILL see you on the other side!

Team MAJOR.

Need to contact us?

You can still get in touch via email at [email protected] or via our instagram & facebook pages…

COVID-19: Update

In light of the current Coronavirus situation, we are taking a common sense approach and would like things to continue as normal as much as is possible during these challenging times. We are following government guidelines and are, as always, taking precautions.

In-Salon Procedures:

1. We are working at every other station to enable social distancing.

2. We have currently removed all magazines from all salons to reduce the handling of materials.

3. We will politely ask every client to wash their hands upon arrival.

4. We are currently not booking any future children’s appointments. (this will be reviewed regularly)

5. We also cannot facilitate children accompanying adults due to social distancing & other customer wellbeing in the salon.

6. We are no longer accepting cash payments to reduce the handling of material between our team & customers.

7. We are anti-bacing all touch surfaces on a very regular basis. 

We can appreciate that some of these procedures may cause some inconvenience but our main priority is the health & safety of our team and customer base.

If you are concerned about being unwell, please seek medical advice..

Please also call our salon on 01604 708228 to let us know you will be cancelling your appointment.

We value your co-operation. Thank you.

Before making an appointment, please ask yourself the following questions…

  • Have you travelled abroad or to any locations that have been hit by the virus?
  • Do you have any cold or flu-like symptoms?
  • Are you, or is anyone close to you, feeling unwell?

If so, please seek medical advice. Please also call the salon on 01604 708228 to reschedule, should you already have an appointment booked.

Government Suggestions for Prevention:
  * Wash your hands with soap and water often and for at least 20 seconds
  * Wash your hands when you get home or arrive at work
  * Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  * Cover your mouth with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze
  * Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  * Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell (1 metre has been suggested)
  * Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

What’s next after GCSE’s?

If this is the career for you, a hairdressing apprenticeship is the best path to achieve your goals & become a successful stylist!

Easter is storming upon us, as are the GCSE exams! It’s this time of year that we begin our search for our newcomers of 2020! Now is the time to claim a career of creativity, passion & enthusiasm on our hairdressing apprenticeship scheme!

Apprenticeships vs College Courses

If you are serious about a career in hairdressing, an apprenticeship is the best way to achieve it. You will gain invaluable knowledge & experience whilst working in a salon which you will not get in any full-time college course. Following an apprenticeship scheme successfully will also almost guarantee you a stylist position in one of our salons.

Why MAJOR?

Love your job and you’ll never work a day in your life… Our team is the foundation of our company and we love coming in everyday. Working with us will provide you with ample opportunity to excel yourself & achieve things you never thought you would. As well as our in-house training programme, you will learn outstanding people skills & customer service, transferable attributes into any industry. As well as this we reward our team with an extra week of paid holiday & time for yourself over the Christmas period, to provide a much better work/life balance.

Working for MAJOR will also provide you with the opportunity to enter national & international industry competitions. Though these are not mandatory, this will build your reputation within hairdressing, thus furthering your career should you choose to move into the world of session styling. Check out some of our most recent TrendVision entries here…

To see more of our salons, team & work, follow us on instagram @majorhairdressing…

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Careers

For applications or more information, head over to our careers page or email [email protected]

Please attach a copy of your CV & your predicted grades to all applications.

 

Thank you for reading & good luck this summer!

Ralph Major.

TrendVision Entires Are Open!

Once again it’s that time of year, the beginning off the best event in the hairdressing calendar! TrendVision 2020 has arrived!

Wella is now coming into their 19th year of showcasing the TrendVision awards ceremony! In our opinion, one of the best events to bless the hairdressing industry back in 2002. TrendVision is a competition that allows us in the hairdressing world to exhibit our creativity and gives hairdressers a platform to really hone their craft and explore areas of the industry that typically aren’t accessible in the day to day.

This year is an exciting one, as we have the pleasure of entering some of our team across several categories. 2020 will be introducing many new features, including new categories, as well as a brand new instagram entry process!

2019…

We were lucky enough to attend the 2019 finals back in September, hosted by Vernon Kay. We had the opportunity to view the stunning stage shows by the Sassoon Academy and the now ‘British Hairdresser of the Year’, Robert Eaton! Cocktails were flowing and due to the new central circular stage, we were able to see each look up close and converse with the competitors about their chosen styles. #bringon2020

TrendVision Finals

The TrendVision finals have always been hosted at the RoundHouse in Camden Town, making the night even more special. A true staple in the calendar and win or not, it’s  always an evening to remember! We always love networking with so many industry professionals & mixing with some of hairdressings elite, including Errol Douglas, Nicky Clarke, Patrick Cameron & many more.

Our Entries…

Darcy Major (@darcymajor_hair) | Colour Artist & Editorial Look

Darcy Major trendvision entry

Darcy Major entry

Gemma Collins (@gemmaatmajor_hair) | Editorial Look

Gemma Collins trendvision entry

Alex Redding (@hair.byalexandra) | Editorial Look

Alex redding entry

Alex redding trendvision entry

To book in with any of our TrendVision competitors, call us on 01604 708228 or book online!

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Thank you for reading.

Hair Colours For Spring 2020

Spring is now almost upon us and we’re seeing the movement in trends across the country as we embark into the (hopefully) drier and brighter weather! Here we have for you our predictions for the hair colours of spring 2020!

In commercial hairdressing, we see a huge variety of styles on a daily basis, however we always notice the colours changing with the seasons. Now we’re ‘springing’ out of winter, hair is getting lighter, we’re seeing highlights making a comeback, moving away from the low balayages, and most of all our guests are craving the shine of healthy, richer colours.
Below is some of the recent work coming out of our salons, and colours which we predict to be trending throughout spring 2020 into summer.

Auburn Blonde

This colour is stunning. A perfect combination of tones using Wella Blondor lightener and Wella KPme tint to exhibit both the blondness of the colour, as well as the shine.
auburn blonde

Breakthrough Colour

In contrast, the creativity of this darker colour is excellent. By taking big underneath sections, a breakthrough effect has been created, giving this look amazing movement.

Pink Dream

Let me just start by stating that not every hair type can achieve this. However, this 2020 TrendVision entry shows some amazing colour work. Pastel colours as far as I can see aren’t shifting anytime soon, because… just look.

Au Natural

Generally we’re finding a shift away from the super-platinum, white blondes we’ve seen over the past couple of years and more of our guests aiming for a more natural blonde. This is a much more sustainable, healthy colour and requires significantly less maintenance in terms of toner top-ups.

Sun-kissed

This probably takes No. 1 in my personal list. I love everything about this, the layering perfectly compliments the chunky, sun-kissed look highlights.

To book in for your free colour consultation, call us on 01604 708228 or book online to the right hand side…

When considering colour, always take the best care of your hair in terms of aftercare and treatments to improve the condition. We recommend that all of our colour clients consider WellaPlex in colour treatment. This will make your hair stronger, allow your colour to last longer and create more shine!

Thank you for reading our hair colours of spring 2020, and we hope to see you soon!

Sulphates… Are they actually that bad?

I’ll just start by saying in all MAJOR salons, we stock products that are Sulphate & Paraben free, as well as products that contain an amount of sulphates. Sulphate soap

Sulphate-free products are hitting the high street in force… But what are the facts?

You may have seen a surge of sulphate-free products hitting shelves in stores and online over the past year or two, and there has been a huge increase in sulphate-free product sales. Across the web there is also a lot of doom & gloom thrust upon products that contain sulphates, but don’t believe everything you hear.

What is sulphate?

The short answer is, sulphate is the additive that lathers a product to enable it to clean whatever it is more effectively. Most commonly you’ll find sulphates in soaps and toothpastes. The lather helps remove dirt, oil & build up more efficiently, and therefore takes a fraction of the time for you.

There are also a few different types of sulphates, some are harsher than others. However, they are effective and on most hair types are perfectly safe to cleanse your hair and scalp.

When should you steer clear?

If your hair or scalp is naturally drier, or you have curly hair, then you may find that products containing sulphate can take out too much natural oil, and therefore creating further dryness. This is the same for your skin, soap containing sulphates can also absorb too much moisture if your skin is prone.

The Conclusion…

So if you’re happy with the result of a product that contains sulphate and it’s not cleansing out too much natural oil, there’s no reason to stop using it. However if you’ve been thinking, “my hair is dryer that it should be”, then it may be the time to make the switch. At first you may find that sulphate free products don’t lather as much, if at all in some cases, but stay persistent and you’ll find the effects of them will greaten.

Thank you for reading, I hope I could shed some light on some of the urban myths. There’s no one size fits all, if it works for your hair, keep on with in!

Ralph Major.

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Product of the month

MAJOR Powder Grip

powder grip hair product

Last year we had the pleasure of launching a new product under the MAJOR brand and behold the MAJOR powder grip!

A truly brilliant product that this month, took the top spot on the best seller list. This is a matt, root lifting, texturising powder, that will provide hold and texture for all hair types. For long hair this product is perfect to get that extra grip when working with up-dos. For short hair you will find it provides a pliable hold but with enough gusto to style in any way you choose.

The entire MAJOR haircare line is completely cruelty free & never tested on animals!

Do you have lack of volume? Maybe you’re sick of that ‘freshly washed’ frizz. We’ve got you covered. Next time you’re in for an appointment, ask your stylist for some info and they’ll be able to show you exactly how to use the product, how much to apply etc, in the best way to compliment your hairstyle.

We stock our powder grip in all of our salons, so swing by to pick up yours. Whilst stocks last!

In store only £13.95

Click here to check out the rest of the MAJOR haircare range…

Direction of use

Shake a small amount onto the targeted area, be it roots for volume or mid-ends for texture. Work through the hair and style to the desired look.

For texture on the mid-lengths and ends, apply to the hands and work through the hair. This will add body and texture to eliminate that ‘freshly washed frizz’.

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