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2020 Awesome Team Awards

On 6th & 7th January this year,  Directors Dean & Dean closed the salon for inspirational training focusing on customer service and advanced colour techniques.

On day one the team were treated to inspirational customer service training by internationally acclaimed trainer and close salon friend Julie Eldrett; during training the team were reminded of the core values of the Sixth Sense Salon mission statement “To Make Everybody Feel Like Somebody” along with advanced communication techniques to ensure that our clients feel totally at ease with our team.

After a motivational presentation by Salon Directors Dean & Dean, we then went on to announce the 2020 AWESOME Team award winners:

Rebook Rita
Anthony Brigdart-Johnson

Most Improved Stylist
Charlie Hammersmythe

Front of House Award
Mandy Dawson

Future Superstar of the Year
Ellesse Mcgann

Hairdresser of the Year
Anthony Brigart-Johnson

Outstanding Contribution
Conna-Rae Caldicott 

New Comer Award
Conna-Rae Caldicott 

Employee of the Year 
Ellesse McGann

On day two, the team worked Wella Technical educator Rob Howse in creating bespoke in salon colour techniques which we will be launching in Spring 2020, watch this space. 

Now, bring on 2020 for the best hair salon in Sutton Coldfield!!!

 

Teenage Cancer Trust – 6S Charity of the Year

 

Every year The Sixth Sense Salon Team pick a charity that they will support for the year, last year they picked two – Lola’s Footsteps and Midlands Air Ambulance Charity where the team raised in excess of £4,000 combined.

This year the team have decided to pick the wonderful guys at The Teenage Cancer Trust who offer life changing support and care to you people suffering from Cancer.

The Sixth Sense Team will not only raise money, they will also offer complimentary products, services and ongoing support to people within the charity.

Check out some of the images from our most recent event:

As well as running these events, the 6S Team will be undertaking a number of enduring challenges including Tough Mudder and gruelling Three Peaks Challenge to help raise money for this super inspirational charity.

Check out last years runners:

The first event is Tough Mudder on Sunday 19th May where 8 of the 6S Team Members, including salon director Dean V will be taking up the challenge.

What we need from our AMAZING clients is your ongoing support by helping us reach our £2,000 target by either donating online or sponsoring the guys in the salon for them to complete the tasks. If you would like  to donate online, click the button below which will take you to our just giving page. 

On behalf of The Deans and the whole team we would just like to say thank you for support and we can’t wait to share the pictures from the event throughout the year. 

 

SIXTH SENSE HAIR SALON – TEENAGE CANCER TRUST COMMUNITY CHARITY

AWARD WINNING SALON

The Best Salon in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

Welcome to the colourful and super friendly world of Sixth Sense Salon… It’s a place where thousands of men, women & children have descended for awesome hair, epic banter and an endless refreshment lists which includes 18 different teas and seasonal cocktails.

Our mission statement is simple ‘To Make Everybody Feel Like Somebody’ regardless of gender, age, race or sexuality.  Everyone is welcome with open arms and invited to join the Sixth Sense Family.

We have tamed the tresses of members of the royal family, movie stars, professional athletes and local celebrities. BUT nothing makes us happier than working with our loyal client base who travel from around the country for the award-winning Sixth Sense Experience. From 86-year-old Pat Foster to 6-month-old Hope Yates, we consider everyone as our number one client who receives exemplary customer service.

Our team is made up of exceptional hairdressers – precision cutters and colour technicians who have all had extensive training at some of the world’s best training academies including Vidal Sassoon, HOB’s Academy, Toni & Guy and The Wella World Studio London. All of our guys are trained in both cutting and colour, so you will have the same hairdresser taking you through the whole process.

There are 2 things that have made Sixth Sense Salon one of the best in the UK;  firstly is our STUNNING hair colour work, with our speciality being COLOUR CORRECTIONS. Our salon has 3 Wella Master Colour Experts on site, which is the highest qualification in colour any hairdresser can receive. Want to know more about why these guys are so special?  CLICK HERE to see some of their work.

Hair Colour Sutton Coldfield

The second thing is our 5* Customer Service delivered to every client, be it spending time in our bespoke treatment room with mood lighting and massage chairs, our luxury complimentary refreshments menu or the genuine love shown to every client by their stylist.

Don’t believe us? Well, check out the hundreds of 5* reviews spanning across the internet including GOOGLE, FACEBOOK and OUR WEBSITE.

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Not only that, but we have been nominated or won over 30 industry awards covering categories such as Salon of the Year, Best Salon Experience, Employer of the Year, Best Customer Service and Best Salon Design.

We have competed and won against some of the biggest brands in UK, making Sixth Sense Salon one the ‘must go to’ salons in the region.

Check out this video from Vlogger Tilly Cutley who visit Sixth Sense Salon last year:

You really have to visit us to understand why we’re so special.  Why not give us a call and get yourself booked in for a free consultation, where you can relax, with a cappuccino or glass of prosecco in hand, while you are pampered by one of our truly amazing team members…

See you soon,

The 6S Team xXx

Sixth Sense Salon, The Best Hair Salon in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

6S Team Building Seminar 2019

While most salons across the UK opened the first weekend in January, Sixth Sense Directors Dean & Dean decided to take their whole team away to feed their minds with knowledge and their souls with quality time spent with each other; after all, a team that plays together stays together.

First stop was the Wella Studio in Manchester where we invited Hall of Fame and three-time winner of the British Hairdressing Colour Technician of the Year Robert Eaton of Russell Eaton Salons.

The day started with Robert explaining some of the unique techniques used to create the looks in some of his award-winning collections; he introduced the team to a host of new tools and textures that could be used, think bubble wrap and fine art paint brushes. As you can imagine, the team were creating Hobby Craft shopping lists throughout the whole presentation.

Following the presentation, Robert then went onto do a live demonstration using the new and beautiful Wella Opal-Essence Colours which will be exclusively available to 6S customers in the coming weeks. As you can see below, the colours were STUNNING and the team are really excited to start using them on our clients.

After a brief lunch break, we then split the team into three groups where they could use the knowledge they picked up in the morning to create beautiful hair for our three glamorous models Natalie, Mandy and Elle. Check out their work below…

BEFORE 

AFTER

When the day was finally done, the team posed for one last photo with the legend that is Robert Eaton, who also got caught up in a Dean Sandwich.

The coach collected the whole team to transport them deep into the countryside where The Dean’s hired out a Grand Hall based in Ashbourne. The setting couldn’t have been more perfect, a 15 bedded mansion with games room, it’s own bar and hot tub located in the heart of the Peak District; and conveniently close to a number of pubs where the team were spent most of the evening fine dining at The Green Man Pub before heading back to the hall for an early night in preparation for next day.

After a great night sleep, the whole team woke up refreshed and ready for the days antics; nothing to heavy was planned as The Deans really wanted to focus on the team working together, sharing their goals for 2019 and understanding more about each other.

The day kicked off with the Dean’s explaining about their 12 months aspirations for the Sixth Sense Salon, things they were changing and how they wanted to ensure that everyone was fully supported in their roles. Following this, they gave the floor to the team who had all created mood boards outlining their goals for the year. Check out some of their mood boards below.

Finally, it was time to celebrate what a FANTASTIC 2018 Sixth Sense Salon had by throwing a MASSIVE party where The Dean’s cooked the whole team a three-course meal. This was closely followed by themed house party where the whole team dressed as either their favourite Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera, as you can see from the video below, everyone had a great time and put in a lot of effort into their outfits…

We think it’s safe to say everyone had a fantastic time and it’s put the whole team in good stead to start 2019…. 

Happy 4th Birthday Sixth Sense Salon


Dean & Dean’s motto is “Love your team and they will love your clients” which is why every year to celebrate the salons birthday they treat the team to an all expenses paid weekend away.

This year they decided to take them up North to surprisingly sunny Blackpool where the team ate great food, drank shots / partied hard, held each other’s hands as they screamed their way through roller coaster rides and laughed the night away watching the Funny Girls Cabaret Show.

More importantly, the weekend was about everyone coming together as a big family and enjoying each others company outside with the confines of the salon.

The Dean’s Commented “We all look forward to this weekend away every year, it’s a massive thank from us to show that every single team member is appreciated.”

If we could take all our clients with us we would, but we’ve done the next best thing, we’ve bought the whole weekend to our clients with this awesome video above and the images below highlighting the whole weekends’ antics…

Enjoy…

Love The 6S Team xXx

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours at Sixth Sense Salon, Sutton Coldfield

We’re open 2 additional late nights 09:30 to 20:00 on Wednesdays and Fridays from 13/11/19  up until Friday 20th December.

Tuesday 24th December (Christmas Eve) – 09:30 to 13:00

Wednesday 25th December (Christmas Day) – CLOSED

Thursday 26th December (Boxing Day) – CLOSED

Friday 27th December – CLOSED

Saturday 28th December – 09:30 to 17:30

Sunday 29th December – CLOSED

Monday 30th December – 09:30 to 17:30 

Tuesday 31st December (New Year’s Eve) – 09:30 to 15:00

Wednesday 1st January (New Years’ Day) – CLOSED

Thursday 2nd January – CLOSED

Friday 3rd January – 09:30 to 18:00

Saturday 4th January – 09:00 to 17:00

Monday 6th January – CLOSED TEAM TRAINING 

Tuesday 7th January – CLOSED TEAM TRAINING

Wednesday 8th January – SALON REOPENS, NORMAL HOURS RESUME

KOLESTON PERFECT +me Colour Launch

Sixth Sense, the Number one hair colour salon in Sutton Coldfield

At Sixth Sense Salon, we are at the forefront of the UK colour technology and we insist on using the very best products on the market to ensure that our clients continue to receive the outstanding results that they are used to…

With this in mind, we are extremely excited to announce that we are one of the FIRST salons in the UK to start using the NEW Wella Professionals KP +me Colour which is totally breaking the boundaries in terms of what we can now achieve.

Wella Professionals KP +me takes into consideration the ingredient-conscious client removing harmful chemicals such as pPD’s / pTD’s found in most other colour brands. It also boasts pure, balanced colour with natural depth/shine and dramatically reduces damage to your hair compared to the other alternatives.

Although the allergens have been removed, there are still molecules within the colour which clients could react to; therefore we needed to implement the following skin testing procedure to ensure that we are in line with Wella Professional’s safety guidelines:

ALL COLOUR CLIENTS WILL NEED TO BE RE-SKINTESTED 3 DAYS BEFORE SERVICE 

Once you have been tested against the new KP+me colour, you will be able to reap the benefits of this awesome new product:

  

As hairdressers, we are so excited to be able to work with such an innovative product and we can’t wait to introduce our clients to the future of hair colouring…

Please contact the salon to discuss updating your skin testing record on 0121 448 0760, alternatively one of our front of house team will be in contact in the very near future. 

 

 

4 Festival Hair Ideas

Festival hair used to pretty much equal a Fedora hat but thanks to evolutions in dry shampoos, festival hair has got a whole lot more glam. Here our are top four festival ready styles for summer:

Summer festival styles from your experts at Sixth Sense Salon (your number one salon in Sutton Coldfield) 

Perfect Ponytails 

4 Festival Hair Ideas

Ponytails are the easiest style to try at home but they often get a bad wrap for being not the most stylish.  Thankfully, this season, the fashion world gives all us busy women a gift by announcing that the ponytail is back! Yep, grab your hair elastics because the style that gives us all an extra unwashed hair day is going to be big. The only catch being, that it’s a jazzed up, textured ponytail.  Thankfully, getting texture is easy to achieve by ensuring your hair has a wave, a curl, a crimp, a plait or even a feather!  Yes, anything goes really, as long as it adds details and texture to your ponytail – get your Glastonbury game on. 
 

Big Fat Plaits

 4 Festival Hair Ideas
Big fat, schoolgirl, plaits are back with a bang!  This time it’s all about very loose chunky, ponytail plaits, very similar to what you would have worn as a schoolgirl.  If your hair is long enough to achieve this look then you can maximize it by first putting your hair into a ponytail and then backcombing from the tip to root. This backcombing will thicken the hair and have the plait, itself, appear more chunky. 
 

Performance Ready Buns

4 Festival Hair Ideas

 
The ballerina bun is big for summer.  We are talking really sleek hair, secured at the back of head, in a chic knotted bun.  Last season was all about the very high messy bun but this season it’s all about the smoothness and the height of bun is irrelevant, you can have it nestling on the nape of your neck. To get this look throw away your big bun donut and work with your own hair.  You can do this by securing hair into a ponytail, then parting it and working sections in on itself.  
 

Centre Separation

 
The centre parting is back and we aren’t talking soft but sleeked down and striking. This the anti-bouffant statement because it’s actually all about sleeking down hair right from the root and showing off a ruler straight parting. Hair can either be worn up or down and, if down, the ends of the hair can even be tousled and full of volume, as long as the root remains sleek.  To get this root use a tail comb to achieve a straight centre parting and work with straighteners to sleek down, fixing with a wet look gel or spray. The best bit about this style is the fact that it excels with greasy hair – bonus! 

If you have festival tickets this summer, enjoy and go forth with on-trend hair thanks to our experts at Sixth Sense Salon (your number one hairstylists in Sutton Coldfield). 

 

 

2018 Awesome 6S Team Awards


On 3rd & 4th January this year, the Sixth Sense Salon were whisked away to London where they were invited by Wella Professionals to use their state of the art Wella World Studio to hold the 2018 AWESOME Team Awards.

As part of the trip down South, we also treated the team to inspirational customer service training by internationally acclaimed trainer and close salon friend Julie Eldrett; during the training the team were reminded of the core values of the Sixth Sense Salon mission statement “To Make Everybody Feel Like Somebody” along with advanced communication techniques to ensure that our clients feel totally at ease with our team.

2016 Awesome 6S Team Awards

Next up was Sheila Jackson – Events & Education Director for Wella and Regional Trainer Rob Howes who excitedly talked about some of Wella’s big plans for 2018 and how the 6S Team were to be involved.

After a super motivational presentation by Salon Directors Dean & Dean, we then went on to announce the 2018 AWESOME Team award winners:

Retail Queen, Rebook Rita & Educator of the Year
Conna-Rae Caldicot2016 Awesome 6S Team Awards

Most Improved Stylist
Amy Gaskarth

2016 Awesome 6S Team Awards

Front of House & Newcomer of the Year
Mandy Dawson

2016 Awesome 6S Team Awards

Future Superstar of the Year
Brittney-Mai Wickson

2016 Awesome 6S Team Awards

Funniest Moment
Tash Gaynor

2016 Awesome 6S Team Awards

Hairdresser & Employee of the Year
Anthony Brigart-Johnson

2016 Awesome 6S Team Awards

Outstanding Contribution
Lauren, Leah, Natalie & Charlie

2016 Awesome 6S Team Awards

 

After the awards ceremony, the team were then introduced to Karbon Kyd – Jayson Gray, who has worked all over the world as the international creative director with Toni & Guy and who has recently joined the Wella Education team as a Global Creative Artist.

Jayson inspired the team by creating 3 beautifully coloured looks on stage using the new Colour Fresh Create range which the team are now using the salon.

2016 Awesome 6S Team Awards

Finally, after all of that action the team were ready to go home, but not back to Sutton Coldfield; instead, Directors Dean & Dean had booked a luxury apartment overseeing Buckingham palace where they had a PJ party, played games and laughed until their stomachs hurt.

2016 Awesome 6S Team Awards

Such an amazing weekend for a very we deserving team; massive thank you to Wella for having / putting up with us, to Julie Eldrett for as always inspiring our team to deliver excellent customer service, the Sheila & Rob for everything you do for us and last but not least Mr Jayson Gray for his stunning training session.

Now, bring on 2018 for the best hair salon in Sutton Coldfield!!!

 

Hair That Takes You From Gym To Brunch

No Fuss Hairstyles at Sixth Sense Hair Salon in Sutton Coldfield

If your workout tends to happen during the early hours (bravo!), you might be searching for a hairstyle that serves you all day with no fuss. For all you active girls, Sixth Sense Hairdressers in Sutton Coldfield have done the hard work for you with a full round-up of tried and tested gym hairstyles .  If you are looking to begin your day right after your workout,  it’s important that you opt for updos that ensure no hair irritation during your dead-lift, but still look chic enough for those well-deserved post workout brunches. Read on for inspiration.

Braids for brunch

We love a front plait because it ensures hair is tightly swept away from the face by performing like a headband, while the side ponytail keeps the back of the neck cool. If your workout is uber demanding, you can simply clip the bulk of the ponytail up in a bun, and release before brunch. Braids are a great weapon for keeping your hair positioned away from your face but also impressing the girl on the mat beside you.

Pile it like a pineapple

If you are blessed with thick long hair, why not work with it by piling your locks high on the top of your head? Not only will this style help to keep you cool, but it will also ensure that hair doesn’t become a nuisance during your workout. This means that it won’t need to be washed post-workout and, best of all, it’s glamourous enough for dining! 

Ponytails rule

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Guilty of thinking that the ponytail lacks enough substance for après gym? Think again. The high ponytail is totally on-trend for lunching and brunching – while still being practical for the gym. The key is to forget about chic and sleek and to simply grab and go. If your  hair is heavier than the average tresses, secure with two (or even three) hair bands for the ultimate hold.

Cute chignons

Best Hair Up Sutton Coldfield

Messy chignons, or dishevelled buns, are an easy way to style back hair for a workout. They are easy to do and are guaranteed to stay in place during low to medium intensity workouts. To take them to lunch, why not add bling with some sparkly hairclips or stay bang on trend with a bandana?  

Ballerina buns

The ballerina bun  is big news, and it’s the perfect style to take you from the gym to lunch. Not only can this style be worn all day, it also has the super power of keeping your locks in optimal condition so that after your workout, you can simply unravel and go. 

Half up / half down

If your hair is lacking in length, you can opt for a half up/half down style but keep the bulk of it away from your face and neck by securing in a relaxed braid. Simply,  start from the front, braid back and secure with a hair band.  If you want something that stands up to higher intensity, tighten the braid or work to create two braids – one on either side. 

If you are an gym lover, why not pop by to Sixth Sense Salon (your number one salon in Sutton Coldfield) to have a chat about your perfect style to see you through planks, lunges and brunches. Alternatively, have a talk to us about our Rapture hair extensions, which allow you to have short hair and add length whenever you want!