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…
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….