Sorry for having been off the radar a little, we’ve had an extremely busy month! The Guildford and Wimbledon hair salons entered the Schwarzkopf Professional Creative Team Competition which took place on the 15th April so we’ve spent a lot of time preparing. All entries were based on Essential Looks Spring / Summer 2010 collection so they were really current hair styles and very on trend. It was fun being able to experiment with the hair to create a multitude of looks. The Wimbledon branch based our entry on the Cyber Sport collection which was made up of 4 models ie 3 girls and 1 guy. We wanted to use sport but with a futuristic edge. The Guildford John Carne salon based their collection on Punk Goddess.

 We all had a great time participating despite not winning the grand prize! Our Wimbledon team consisted of Alexandra Manton (me!), Jayde Rabbetts, Nigel Harvey and Darren Read.

Anyway finger’s crossed for the next competition…


Alex, x

Lights, Camera, Action!

April 8, 2010

Fresh from the Easter break the John Carne team headed to west London studio, The Worx to shoot the new collection – THE EDGE.

Andy Smith led the team with top photographer Colin Roy, celebrity make-up artist Lee Pearson and super stylist Claire Frith creating images to inspire, fresh for the new season.

Taking inspiration from strong lines, the collection is a riot of shape and colour so watch this space! Celebrating 30 years this year, John Carne have shown why they are still at the cutting edge!

Schwarzkopf Professional has announced that our very own Billie Davey (see image attached) from John Carne Hairdressing has made the 2010 Young Artist Team.

Schwarzkopf Professional made the following announcement:


After a day of intense competition in front of an elite industry judging panel the eight stars were selected.  The judges included award winning hairdressers Desmond Murray, Mark Woolley and Leo Bancroft as well as the leading trade press journalists; Marcell Gardner (Creative Head), Charisse Kenion (Salon Business), Nicola Shannon (Professional Hairdresser) and Alice Martin (HJ).  These talented youngsters proved their skills and technical know how, by not only illustrating their take on upcoming trends, but also by taking to the stage to present their work and model in front of all the judges.

2010’s YAT are in for a treat with such exciting opportunities as their very own photo-shoot, training from Schwarzkopf’s illustrious ambassadors, stage presentations and a wealth of education sessions.  All led buy YAT leader Catherine Adams “I am delighted to be mentoring the Young Artistic Team for 2010, it’s going to be a fantastic year for us all. I know we are all ready to go and make the most of the amazing opportunity that YAT offers.”

The 2010 Young Artistic Team are:

Tina Cowles from Spirit Hairdressing

Rory Gamble from Forresters

Courtney Murray from Rainbow Room International

Holly Taylor from Hensmans

Billie Davey from John Carne

Ged McLeary from Paul Gordon

Jade Lyons from Freddies

Jonathan De Francesco from Benjamin Ryan Hair

So watch this space as you are going to be seeing a lot more of these talented hairdressers!

Bumbles Salon

April 1, 2010

Hi there,

It’s Andy here, the Art Director. Just wanted to fill you in on my news as I’ve been pretty busy here but also with another salon called Bumbles. They invited us to help them with their customer care so I spent the day with them highlighting how we at John Carne Hairdressing tend to our clients needs. Bumbles booked in 4 clients for me to practise on so that they could see me in action! I had to treat the clients as though they were enjoying the same form of customer care which we aspire to at John Carne Hairdressing in order for Bumbles staff to learn from our salon. Hopefully they all found it really useful….

Anyway, to find out more about me and what I do, please see: http://www.johncarne.co.uk/staff/andysmith

Speak soon,

Andy