In an exclusive interview with Owners, Hannah Crerar and Kate Mooney, we explore the contemporary salon which is taking the industry by storm: Rock n Rose.
- Please introduce us to your brand.
We are an alternative salon based in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town specialising in all things creative colour, Priding ourselves on being experts in bleaching services, creative colour and balayage.
– You offer training courses, can you tell us about this and what benefits your course presents to a stylist?
We have always strived to create an environment where our team and clients can feel safe to express themselves through hair. We have evolved and taught ourselves many new techniques, this is what pushed us in the direction of opening our own academy. We want all stylists to push their boundaries of colour. We attracted our clientele by advertising the hair we wanted to create, so by teaching this to other stylists they can also attract the clientele that they want to appeal to.
Completing these courses has allowed us to enjoy education again. Being stylists ourselves we have done many cutting and colouring courses over the years, many of which never felt engaging. This inspired us to create something fun that we would like to attend ourselves.
We started with courses in the styles we generate the most profit from. For us this is creative colouring, 80% of our clients get colour and an average of 66% of them are creative colour clients. Not only is this profitable, it also allows us to keep doing the things we are passionate about and attract the clientele that allows our salon to thrive.
– Do you have any tips for stylists looking to make their mark in the industry?
Our advice would be to do what they are passionate about. Don’t feel put into a box by the salon you work in or feel you have to stand up on stage to be seen. If you allow your true passion and expertise to show, the clients and industry will respect you.
- What does the future of Rock n Rose look like?
We would love to see our academy grow and take it to other salons, hold one-to-one courses within the comfort of their space but we will always love hosting in our salon home too, we hope that we will attract more stylists on to our courses so we can share our passion.
As for Rock n Rose as a company, we strive to always stay true to what we set out to achieve and that’s to create beautiful hair in a creative environment with a passionate team and wonderful clients.
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