SUNDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2019, DUBLIN
08.30 REGISTRATION OPENS
Join us for a cup of tea or coffee and a light breakfast, before the sessions commence.
Creative HEAD publisher Catherine Handcock opens the very first Salon Smart in Ireland!
09.40 KOPPER LOAD OF THIS!
With an impressive social media following – attracting an audience of over 90,000 – Sabrina Hill, owner of Glanmire’s Kopper Hair Salon, has developed a digital footprint as impressive as her salon’s. Hear how she’s built – and her business is benefitting from – a seriously stand-out online presence.
10.05 TROOPING THE COLOUR
An award-winning colourist and expert educator,James O’Dwyer has risen through the ranks to become one of Ireland’s most prolific names. And it’s his passion for colour, alongside an exceptional technical skill set, that is keeping James busy at the salon, in the classroom and on the competition scene. And it’s all good for business!
10.30 FLASHBULB MOMENT
Creative HEAD Ireland editor Anna Samson shares her stand-out salon success stories
10.45 THE GREAT DEBATE: TIME
Five experts explore Salon Smart 2019’s key concept of time – from maximising how it’s spent and freeing up hours for important focuses like team and training, to time-saving solutions and debating how you charge for it; the panel debate key topics impacting salon businesses’ today. Panel members include:
Dylan Bradshaw, owner, Dylan Bradshaw
Casey Coleman, owner, CHAIR salons
Mark O’Keeffe, founder, Brown Sugar
Richard Phillipart, owner, The Boutique Atelier
Carla Rose McQuillan, co-founder, The.Space
11:15 TAKE FIVE
Tea, coffee and cake
11.35 KEEPING UP WITH THE JONES
From creative director of the hugely successful UK salon group, Headmasters, to owner of Rose & Wild – a beautiful new boutique colour-specialist salon space in London’s Fulham, Siobhan Jones has embraced the opportunity to put her stamp on “the salon experience”, shaking up the consultation process, debunking her service menu and taking the tailored approach to colour and style. Find out what’s top of her to-do list – and why she’s making all the right moves.
12.00 THE PROFESSIONAL DIFFERENCE
Monica Teodoro, general manager of L’Oréal Professional in the UK and Ireland, looks at how trends, consumer behaviours and new technology is disrupting the salon environment and creating new industry challenges.
12:20 THE WORKING LUNCH
Enjoy 90 minutes of unique and wide-ranging business inspiration courtesy of a stellar mix of L’Oréal Professional brands and ambassadors. Watch styling demos, learn about the power of products and innovation, meet top salon experts and discover more about L’Oréal Professionnel business support, education and opportunities. And don’t forget to eat – a hot lunch awaits!
13.50 TEAM TALK WITH LLOYDS HAIR
Three salons, a staff of 60 and two Most Wanted awards to boot – the Lloyds Hair group has come along way since the launch of its first salon in Waterford seven years ago. Owners Danielle Kennedy and Tony Heffernan and members of their team come together to share the secrets of their succes.
14.15 A FAMILY AFFAIR
You don’t survive 25 years in business without a pretty hot handle on performance, and Angie, Paul and Richard Dromgoole’s four Zeba Hairdressing salons in Dublin – including one inside the city’s iconic department store, Arnotts – are testament to the trio’s exceptional business acumen. Hear how this fierce family business has evolved and remains a firm industry leader as a result.
14.35 THINK TANK
A chance to put your burning business questions to a panel of industry experts in this live Q&A session. Panel members include:
David Campbell, co-owner, House of Colour
Paul Davey, co-owner, Davey Davey
Sara Holmes, business director, Stuart Holmes Salon
Danielle Kennedy, co-owner, Lloyds Hair
Margaret O’Rourke Doherty, network manager, Image Skillnet
15.10 TAKE FIVE
Tea, coffee and cake
15.20 THE PERCY & REED STORY
Paul Percival and Adam Reed met in 2003, when Adam signed to the styling agency run by Paul. Both enjoying established reputations in the session sphere, in 2007 they combined forces and the Percy & Reed brand was born, which today comprises two salons, an internationally successful product line and an A-list clientele. Passionate about team and about providing education at the highest level, we’ll sit down with Paul and Adam to talk careers, advice and the future.
16.00 EVENT CLOSE
Don’t forget your goody bag!
Please note: details and timings may be subject to change