One Year On: OPEN Hairdressing Hemel’s Monumental First Year

So much has happened since OPEN Hairdressing Hemel Hempstead first launched just over a year ago. It seems the Old Town has never been quite the same since, and we have met some wonderful people over the last twelve months. OPEN Hairdressing Hemel is the third salon in the OPEN family to begin trade within a four year time period. And the Directors consider this to be one of their greatest achievements yet.

We truly hope that our clients have enjoyed coming to see us over the past year. Our intention is to continue offering a space where clients are free to relax and enjoy themselves during their appointment. We are delighted to see more new faces come through our doors and we can’t wait to see what the next year entails.

However, if you’ve been wondering what we’ve been up to this past year, we’ve picked some of our favourite moments to share with you. We hope you’ll agree that these have been some of our finest!

We’ve welcomed a huge variety of clients through our doors

Our clients are at the centre of everything we do at OPEN. We have to thank them for keeping us busy throughout the year. We really wouldn’t be here without them in the first place!

Everyday, we’ve met people from all walks of life with different visions for their hair and their sense of self. As hair stylists and colourists, we have spent this year showing people that they can access London-style hairdressing on their doorstep. Manageability and suitability is at the core of our salon’s ethos, and we are delighted to help clients discover a look that is high-street ready.

We are proud to stock eco-friendly products

Environmental issues continue to be the forefront of news headlines. However, we aim to do our bit by using eco-friendly products by Davines (dav-in-as). Our clients adore this range almost as much as we do!

The brand’s mission is to have as little impact on the environment as possible. They can even be used for other purposes or simply recycled. How many hair products do you know that can do that?

We came out on top in the Muddy Stilettos Awards

The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2019 was certainly a night to remember. OPEN Hairdressing Hemel Hempstead was competing for the title of ‘Best Hair Salon in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire’. You could say we were quite thrilled to win the title!

It demonstrates yet again, that OPEN Hairdressing wouldn’t survive without our loving and loyal clientele. What’s more is that we also feature in the Muddy Stilettos Little Black Book.

Our in-house training scheme has gone from strength to strength

OPEN Hairdressing Director John Phillips studied and taught at the world-renowned Vidal Sassoon Academy in London. His passion for teaching has lived on since he left the city. As a result, OPEN’s own education scheme was born.

Think of our education programme as Sassoon styling with OPEN twist. All our students are making swift progress towards qualifying as hairdressing professionals. Students have taken part in workshops, Q&A’s with industry professionals, demo evenings and worked with a range of hair models. Who knows – there may even be a OPEN training centre on the horizon!

We’re a Finalist in the National Hair and Beauty Awards

OPEN is in the finals of the National Hair and Beauty Awards and we hope to win in the Best Hair Salon category. Pressure may be mounting, but we are delighted to be considered for another award. Here’s to more years of hairdressing success!

To arrange a consultation or appointment at our Hemel Hempstead salon, please call 01442 262673 or send us an email. And don’t forget you can keep up to date with all things OPEN via our Facebook pages and Instagram.