Multi-award winner Ken Picton celebrated 25 years of his Cardiff salon this week with a lavish champagne soiree and award event at the 5* St David’s Hotel & Spa in Mermaid Quay.
The salon team was joined by VIP guests from the likes of L’Oreal Professionnel, ghd and Kerastase, as well as press, friends and family. Following champagne, Pimms and canapés, Ken hosted a retrospective of his journey from start up salon The Zoo in Cardiff city centre to the 6,500 ft eponymous luxury salon now based in Mermaid Quay, where Ken was the first business to open (the builders put paving slabs down so clients could get across the mud…) The brand’s history includes 5 shop refits, 27 major British industry awards, 40 staff, 500 clients per week, 26,000 client visits a year.
The awards section of the evening saw accolades go to:
Special achievement award: Natalie Hinton
Employee of the Year: resident make-up artist Lara Champion
Customer Care award: Rachelle Gronow
Award for over 20 years service: Natalie Hinton & Sally Edwards
Assistant of the Year: Chloe Maddox
Ken paid tribute to his team for their help and support in building the business and maintaining their reputation as Wales’ leading destination salon.
Ken Picton is at 8 Mermaid Quay, Cardiff, CF10 5BZ