New format, new names, fresh ideas – here’s to Salon Smart 2017!

If you’re looking for new ways to grow your salon business, make the smart move: attend Creative HEAD’s business networking event on 19-20 March

Presented in and all-new partnership with L’Oréal Profesionnnel, Paul Mitchell and 3•6•5 Education, and with an exciting programme update and a recently renovated 4-star venue within which to soak up every ounce of insight and inspiration, at Salon Smart 2017 you can look forward to two days packed with practical advice, smart ideas and fresh new thinking to set you and your team on course to success.

Salon Smart
Salon Smart
Salon Smart
Over a buzzing 48 hours, attendees will hear form a raft of hairdressing heroes. Like Electric Hairdressing’s Mark Woolley, Most Wanted Business Thinker 2016. Find out how Mark’s crafted a super-charged business portfolio featuring salons, products, a studio and education. Celebrating 30 years in the business, Mr Charles Worthington MBE makes a superstar addition to the line-up, look forward to a candid interview – studded with imagery from decades gone by – with the great man. Lee Stafford makes a welcome return – all set to share his passion and determination to transform hairdressing education for the better. And The It List Entrepreneur 2016 Ky Wilson will be waxing lyrical about keeping business moving – his 100% fresh approach to hairdressing mixed with a firm grip on digital tech will wow you. All these great names and so many more!

 We’re getting really stuck into the serious stuff, too. Together with a team of experts, at Salon Smart 2017 we’ll be discussing and debating highly topical issues such as the national minimum wage and its impact on salon business and operations, as well as the pros, cons and mishaps of chair rental – “to employ or not to employ”, that really will be the question.

Lee Stafford


Mark Woolley


Ky Wilson


Charles Worthington MBE

Full of bright ideas and real experiences – tried, tested and talked about by real hairdressers – Salon Smart 2017 will also see the introduction of our NEW themed Sunday Sessions, addressing the “new rules of recruitment” as well as staff retention and motivation challenges, and delivering first-handwho’ve been there, done that, found (or lost) their fab new apprentices. Staffing case studies, recruitment model comparisons, training and development insight, live discussion and debate… it’s going to be a bumper start to the hotly anticipated event!

The George's Hairdressing team at Salon Smart 2016

The George’s Hairdressing team at Salon Smart 2016

Nicky Clarke OBE speaking at last year's event

Nicky Clarke OBE speaking at last year’s event

Meanwhile, workshops in smart salon practice – from making your products and services fly to developing a truly motivated workforce – will arm you with all you need to know – and do – to bet the best in the business.

And of course, we’re delivering networking opportunities on-tap – unique opportunities to meet and mingle with like-minded salon owners and managers, as well as your hairdressing heroes – whether they’re attending or presenting – or co-hosting our 5-star-rated Meet & Mix session on Sunday evening!

Three-course meals, fizz, coffee and cake breaks, overnight accommodation – that’s all included, too, when you buy a Weekend Ticket. So get everything out of Salon Smart and book now. See you there!

A Salon Smart Weekend Ticket costs £245 (plus VAT). A Day Tickets costs £100 (plus VAT). For full ticket and event information visit the Salon Smart website >