One of the world’s leading hairdressing practitioners is coming to the Isle of Man today (Monday 19th November) to run an exclusive training workshop for staff at Salon 3.
Antony Whitaker, two-time Australian Hairdresser of the Year and former Creative Director of Vidal Sassoon, will train all of the company’s stylists in the business metrics behind running a successful salon. Internationally acclaimed as one of the world’s best hairdressing motivators and academics, his seminars are designed to equip individuals with the skills to grow and develop their trade-specific business acumen alongside their cutting and colouring skills. His workshop will cover management, staff development and training, motivation and empowerment, business forecasting, marketing, financial planning, mentoring and retailing.
One of the key reasons why hairdressing salons close is because their owners have never received formal training in running a successful business alongside their hairdressing training; Antony’s ‘Grow’ seminar is designed to instil business principles in all participants, from trainees through to Managers, by inspiring them to take ownership of their individual success.
Salon 3 firmly believes in investing in its staff through training and Creative Director, Janet Lancaster, commented: “Surviving in business is more challenging than ever before and speaking from personal experience, the skills I need to run a successful salon are very different from those I learned whilst training to be a stylist. I wish I had had the chance to learn both when I started out.
“It’s therefore really important to me that all of my staff develop both skill-sets from a very young age, and their collective input will help to make Salon 3 the very best it can be, and help us to continue delivering exceptional service to our clients. I am really looking forward to meeting Antony and learning a lot for myself!”
About Antony Whitaker
Antony Whitaker is one of the world’s leading hairdressing academics, having worked in more than 40 countries and trained more than 225,000 stylists to date.
After spending more than ten years in London where he became Creative Director of the prestigious Vidal Sassoon chain of salons and Hairdressing School, he moved to Sydney in Australia where he opened his own businesses and in doing so, won many awards.
In 2004 he returned to London and began lecturing in the skills required to run a successful hairdressing business. His book, ‘Grow’, is renowned in the hairdressing industry for its motivational content.
He has won a multitude of international industry awards including twice the Australian Hairdresser of the Year, the Fellowship for Australian Hairdressing ‘Award for Excellence in Hairdressing Education’, seven Hair Expo awards for both styling and training, and two Association of the Professional Press Paris awards including the prestigious ‘Grand Trophy’ for services to the industry.