BLOG: Tim Scott-Wright reflects on a month of charity work, presenting and networking
This month has been a lot about networking and promotion, with a packed itinerary of both industry and consumer events. Added to that was our house move, so it has been pretty full on!
I kicked off this month as a sponsor of the Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer Mothers Day Luncheon that was held at the amazing Marco Pierre White restaurant in Birmingham. These ladies are amazing and this event alone raised £3,000 towards their £1 million appeal. When I set up the salon, we decided that we would chose one charity to become our ‘in-salon charity’ and we chose this one because it is local and the women who set it up are clients of mine.
They have raised so much money for breast cancer over the years and I am really pleased to be involved with them. For the luncheon they auctioned a makeover prize with me at the salon, and the team and I will do the hair for the show at their big event in September. We will also support them all through the year at the salon with mini events to help them reach their target. You can read more about them on their website Ladiesfightingbreastcancer.org.uk
Next I had a date with the Clynol UK sales force! As I am now working with Clynol, they asked me to come and speak to the team – to let them know a bit about me, but also why I love using the products, which are my favourites and the real hero products within the ranges that I think they should talk about or demonstrate more.
It was the first time back on stage in a while, so it was a bit daunting, but once underway myself and Clynol’s head of education, Stephen McDowell, soon got right back into the swing of things – I love being on stage and hadn’t realised how much I missed it!
I am also running some courses at the ASK Academy this year and would love to see you there – if you want to know more about them check out the website Clynol.com/clynol/en/en/home/we-support/ask-academy-seminars.html
I think it is really important to keep up with new and exciting products and this month we have brought in a couple of new ranges into the salon which is always very exciting for both the team and our clients! Essie is now our range of choice for our nail bar. It is just such an iconic range, beautifully packaged and, with over 250 colours to choose from, there is definitely something for everyone. We have started with a small selection of their best selling shades and will be adding to them with new collections.
We have also just taken on the Bonacure Treatment range, which I have to say is proving to be a very good choice! The team are really behind it, the clients love it and it has had some great consumer press coverage, which always helps us when talking to clients about it.
These new brands arrived just in time for our Ariane Poole make-up day, which was just as well as we are always even busier on those days. Our clients love to get a bit of extra attention and having Ariane in the salon for a day really gives a boost to our retail sales! We have them planned in every month now on different days, so that more of our clients can benefit from her sound advice and great value products.
My final event of the month was an industry one – The Fellowship for British Hairdressing President’s night in London, which is always a great opportunity to catch up with industry friends and hear about all the Fellowship activity for the year. This year it was especially nice to catch up with the wonderful Beverly C and Fellowship president, Errol Douglas. I am hoping to get more involved with some of the Fellowship events this year. Not only do I really enjoy the ones that I present at, but they are also great for my team to go along to and be inspired by – so if you aren’t a member yet, then get joining so that you can have access to some of the best training and inspirational seminars the industry has to offer.
Until next month!
Tim Scott-Wright @ The Hair Surgery