The Ken Picton Salon played host to special guests from the Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey team ahead of their Challenge Cup Final on March 8th in Sheffield, which the team went on to triumph in. The most noticeable of transformations came for Carl Hudson, well known for his long hair and beard, who donated his long locks to the Little Princess Trust.
Ken says, “It was a great day having all the Cardiff Devils players in the salon, and it was a pleasure to groom all these guys so they were looking sharp for their cup final. Carl, also known as ‘the beast’ for his hairy look, loved his new style and was as calm as could be despite having his hair put into 4 ponytails! To be long enough for the charity, the ponytails need to be 7cm long so we cut them separately, if we’d pulled it all back into one the hair from the sides wouldn’t have quite been long enough.”
The team is also celebrating after being shortlisted for the L’Oreal Professionnel Colour Trophy. Art team members Dafydd Rhys and Zoe Williams are through in the Colour Trophy and Men’s Image categories respectively.
Meanwhile, Assistant Director Dafydd Rhys has been busy using his presenting skills to help with a feature for BBC Bitesize – an online education platform to help students. Dafydd was on set in the salon shooting and hosting a Welsh language TV and Internet programme to assist GCSE revision.
Of the filming Dafydd said, “As an avid Welsh speaker and regular contributor to S4C, it’s always a pleasure speaking Welsh to my clients. To have the opportunity to improve the skills of eager clients is amazing and I shall look forward to welcoming more young Welsh learners into the salon!” The segment will appear on the website soon – http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/z98jmp3. Dafydd and the salon also featured in S4C’s news programme ‘Newyddion 9’ discussing the latest budget cuts in Wales.