Why training is the springboard to success: Sally Salon Services champions education this New Year

As a result, in order to keep their offering current and competitive — and ensure they’re equipped to offer their clients the hottest trends and treatments on the market — salons must prioritise investment in training.

“Staying educated is essential to meet the ever-changing needs of customers and remain ahead of the game — it’s the lifeblood of our industry. Routinely providing your staff with training, and enabling them to be hands-on during this process, will not only help your employees grow as professionals, it will also help your salon grow its reputation. That is why Sally Salon Services created their Pro Academy Training Guide, to help hair and beauty professionals excel”, says Jo Martin, Marketing Director at Sally Europe.

Sally Salon Services’ guide features over 50 accredited courses designed to cover every aspect of the hair and beauty industry — including, nails, brows, lashes and makeup, massage and hair removal. Whether you’re just starting out in the industry and looking for foundation knowledge or a seasoned professional keen to brush up on the latest techniques, there’s something for everyone.

Here’s a flavour of some of the courses you can find in Sally Salon Services’ Pro Academy 2019 Guide:


For beginners, the Sally Manicure & Pedicure course (£70 ex VAT) will teach you the basics of mani-pedi techniques such as polish application.


If you’re looking for something more in-depth, ASP’s Power Set Acrylic Intensive Foundation course (£260 ex VAT) is perfect for professionals looking to gain a more comprehensive understanding of acrylic application. Over the course of four days, you’ll learn about infilling, rebalancing, white tip and white product application, along with safe removal and sculpting.


Looking to hone your makeup skills to create eye-catching and dramatic looks? Kate Hughes’ Ultimate Contouring & Smokey Eyes Make-up Workshop (£150 ex VAT) will help you master the basic skills of these popular techniques, to create the ultimate statement look for your clients.


One of the most popular salon treatments all year round, Sally Salon Services’ Warm Waxing Course (£100) covers all areas of facial and body waxing using the pot and spatula system. You’ll also gain a greater understanding of the essential theory and aftercare treatment, in order to enhance the client experience.

Courses are available across 50 venues in the UK and Ireland and are hosted by industry experts from top beauty brands, with the majority of courses accredited by one or more industry associations.

The start of a new year is the perfect time to refresh your skillset and look at expanding your service portfolio by learning a new treatment or technique. With this in mind, Sally Salon Services are thrilled to announce that all their training courses are VAT-free this month!

Professionals can book their courses now by visiting https://www.salon-services.com/training/. For further course information, please email training@salon-services.com, call 0330 123 5447, or simply pop into your closest store.