Our people are the backbone of everything we do at Academy Salons. Without our super stylists and fantastic front-of-house staff, we wouldn’t be able to deliver first-class service on a consistent basis. But what makes our employees tick?
In our second Getting to know… blog, we hear from Meryl, senior consultant at our Cobham salon. Find out whose hair Meryl is inspired by, what she loves most about working at Academy Salons, and more.
Name: Meryl Rosser
Position: Senior Consultant
Working at Academy Salons since: 08.02.11
Specialisms: Technical & creative colouring; Hair up & bridal/prom styling; Gents Hairdressing
Why do you love working for Academy Salons?
This company has grown massively over the last few years but still retains a warm family feel. If you join this friendly team, you can expect to feel an integral part of the ever-growing ‘Academy family’ and be supported on your upwards journey in the world of hairdressing.
If you had to give a top hair tip, what would it be?
Be proactive not reactive. I can’t stress enough the importance of making sure your hair is primed and healthy beforeany colour service. Speak to your stylist about what professional hair care they would recommend prior to your next colour appointment. The results will lead to more predictable results, longevity and, most important of all, a ‘head-turning shine’.
What’s your favourite style of the moment?
I like a pixie cut with more length and layers on top – think Ruby Rose, Katy Perry or Kate Hudson.
Who is your hair inspiration?
The person that has inspired me massively throughout my 25 hairdressing years is Patrick Cameron. Most professionals in the hair industry would say Patrick is a leader in the field of creative hair-up styling. He makes this art look effortless and has taught me many of the skills that I have since passed on through my own hair-up workshops.
What’s your favourite hair colour tone at the moment?
From magenta to pastel, this year’s pallet is still fulfilling a hairdresser’s needs, but it’s the mushroom blonde tones from the shadows of natural roots that are really getting our clients’ attention.
Whose hair do you love?
Like myself, Kate Hudson holds on firmly to her honey blonde tones, but she is fearless when it comes to trying out different lengths. Long or short, she wears every on-trend style with a confident smile.
Who are your top recommended people to follow right now?
None other than our very own Victoria Beckham and Emma Watson. Sophisticated and cool!
Stay in touch
Follow our blog to “meet” other members of the Academy team, stay up to date with our latest news, and get the very best hair and beauty tips. Alternatively, why not book an appointment with the lovely Meryl?
Join the team
Considering a career in hair and beauty? We’re currently hiring for a number of positions, details of which can be found on our careers page. We also offer aspiring stylists the opportunity to learn on the job through our Academy Education programme.