Robert Eaton has built his profile within the industry to become a true expert in every aspect of hair. His work as a fully qualified trichologist and passion for both colour and styling is integral to his role Creative Director at Russell Eaton salons. Follow Robert’s life in the world of hair as he reveals all in his blog series.
I have to admit I can’t believe how fast this year is going, I’m enjoying every second and every great opportunity, so I truly understand why they say ‘time flies when you’re having fun’.
These past two months have been full of changes, especially within the salon. Two of our staff, Emily Scarth and Jodie Palmer have set off for new adventures. We are so proud of both girls and have been honoured to have them as part of our team. I know they will go on to do many more amazing things. However, this month also saw our beauty therapist Rachel re-joining our spa team, which has been wonderful for both our team and our clients alike. Not only that but we had a brand new member join the team. Ben is our newest stylist and is already working his styling magic on our clients. A strong team is so important; I believe that they are the key to success for a salon and it give me great pleasure to see my team blossom and grow over the years.
Speaking of the team, along with myself, we have been working hard creating our second collection for the second round of the British Hairdressing Awards. Everyone has really put their heart and soul into the collection and it has turned out to be absolutely incredible. We’ve also been working hard getting involved in other industry shows around the country displaying our creative work as part of the Russell Eaton Art Team.
Another team that I have had the pleasure of working with this month, has been the new Wella Generation Now team in Manchester. I spent a great day mentoring them, which is an aspect of my job that I love. It is amazing to see young talent within the industry and I’m keen to lend as much assistance and wisdom from my years of experience to help them along the way. Also with Wella I was part of the Irish Style Council for Wella Trend Vision in Dublin. I worked on a show based around the concept of knotted hair called Shibari Hair. The show was a great success.
We have also been honoured to work with retail and commercial expert Kate Hardcastle, styling her hair for her recent talk celebrating 21 years of business and charity work. We love getting to meet and spend time with inspiring people, especially those who work within different industries than hairdressing. The next few months I’m sure will bring even more interesting people into the salons so stay tuned for more updates and news. We’ve got Trend Vision coming up in London, Salon International, and the opening of the new Wella Studio. A very busy month to say the least!