Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

April 09, 2021

If you know any young candidates that would like to join us in this exciting, creative and glamorous industry please pass our details on to: summer@vanclarke.com

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Zen and the Art of Hairdressing

Zen and the Art of Hairdressing

March 19, 2021

I’ve always felt there was something very Zen about hairdressing. It’s one of the few jobs/practices that so absorbs the head, heart and hands.

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Our History at No. 1 Beaumont Street - Part 3

Our History at No. 1 Beaumont Street - Part 3

September 25, 2020

Standing at reception with the floor vibrating beneath my feet I started to see the dust rising through the floor boards...

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Our History at No. 1 Beaumont Street - Part 2

Our History at No. 1 Beaumont Street - Part 2

September 18, 2020

They couldn’t sell their newly refurbished flats on, so decided to let them. Unfortunately some of the female tenants they let them to, had an awful lot of male visitors so we asked the Council to step in.

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Reflexology - Bliss through the feet

Reflexology - Bliss through the feet

September 11, 2020

Maryce has a magic touch for massage. She spent the last three years delving into the specialisation of reflexology also known as foot mapping.

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The History of No. 1 Beaumont Street

The History of No. 1 Beaumont Street

September 11, 2020

Though hundreds of our loyal clients remember our first frenetic weeks nearly 32 years ago, many of our team, clients, and even my children have asked - ‘What was it like in the olden days?’

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Ready to Wear

Ready to Wear

August 07, 2020

Sassi Holford, is one of Britain’s most established dress designers who has been celebrated for her couture bridal designs and red-carpet creations for over 40 years. This week saw the launch of the Sassi Holford Ready-to-Wear collection.

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PPE Experiments

PPE Experiments

July 03, 2020

We were sitting around panicking a bit. Fretting about having to play doctors and nurses. I mean, I remember enjoying it when I was seven, but this head-to-toe PPE thing the German salons started, freaked us hairdressers out a bit.

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Ten Years Younger - Week 4

Ten Years Younger - Week 4

July 02, 2020

These blogs are about maintaining a quality and quantity of life. How you can tip the balance towards extended healthy life years: more strength and energy, better looks and less drugs (from the doctor).

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Family Business

Family Business

April 17, 2020

I’m lucky to have two families. My biological family and my work family. Our online store is continuing to ship worldwide as normal. Our warehouses are following the strictest W.H.O advice and protocols...

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At Home With The VCs - Week 3

At Home With The VCs - Week 3

April 10, 2020

How long does it take before we reminisce?

Three days into lockdown, I was struck by how sad I felt about a lost vibrant world of colour. The people, creativity, glamour, flowers. Yes flowers. I missed the flowers, already so soon.

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At Home With The VCs

At Home With The VCs

April 03, 2020

Two weeks of Lockdown. The salon is closed and Gaby hasn’t asked me to do any decorating yet. Gaby is a fitness and cake expert. I know. Not two skills you expect to see on the same CV.

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