In The Memory of Guy Mascolo

The name of Gaetano “Guy” Mascolo is strictly connected to the one of his brother, Toni Mascolo. Together, adolescents, they helped their father at his hairdressing salon in Scafati (Naples), but soon at the age of 20 they founded in UK their own company that today represents one of the most successful hairdressing businesses in the whole world.

 

Toni and Guy opened their first salon in 1963 in Clapham, London with the simple and modest aim to keep their family together, surely unaware that their small project would lead to a huge chain of hairdressing salons all over the world.
When they were 10 and 12 the whole family moved to London, considered by their father Franco “the capital of the world”. But unluckily, they lost their mother aged 45, because of some complications after a gall bladder operation and it was hard for their father, devastated, to take care of his five children. For this reason, aged 18 and 20 decided to build a business to support the family, to keep them always together and to permit the youngest brothers to continue studying.
They worked almost 18 hours a day, seven days a week, earning never enough.
Nevertheless, thanks to their tenacity and diligence and the help of special people, like for example Toni’s wife Paula who worked in their salon from the very beginning, their business started to work finally.

It was in August 2009 that a terrible tragedy hit the family: Guy died aged 65, of a heart attack in his house in Dallas.
It completely destroyed Toni, as they were very close, not just brothers but real friends, above all after the foundation of their first salon, as they spent every second of their life together, just the two of them, with the aim of fighting to save the family.

Toni and his beloved brother Guy (Toni&Guy) can count 480 salons in the organisation, with more than 260 just in the United Kingdom. They have salons everywhere: in Saudi Arabia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka and Cambodia. Next year they will open even in Nepal. Toni&Guy is proud of clients such as Diana Ross and The Rolling Stones, as well as of its 55 British Hairdressing Awards in many categories including British Hairdresser of the Year and Best British Artistic Team.
What’s more, they have more than 8000 people as employees and an annual turnover of £ 175 million.
Toni is aged 72 today and he still cuts hair, because he loves it and has he said, he has no choice, it is the only thing he can do.

Hairdresser for Hospitalised, Elderly and House Bound People.

Mobile hairdressing services continue to soar in global popularity. From the latest haircut styles to coloring and perms, mobile hairdressers have years of experience and are committed to excellence in all jobs. They also have the tools and expertise to make you look and feel great. No truer is this than when it comes to clients that are elderly, homebound, or recently hospitalized. Due to the immobility of these individuals, they simply cannot make it to their local hair salons or stylists. As a result, they rely on mobile hairstylists to cut their hair at home or even at hospitals or private healthcare centers.

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Mobile Hairdressing Services

In the past, mobile hairdressers mainly facilitated busy professionals and clients. While this is still true, they now offer a full suite of services catered for senior citizens and elderly patients. This includes haircuts, along with blow drying, perms, coloring, and even hair dying. As always, mobile stylists are punctual and will work around a range of schedules. Their services have also received stellar reviews from past and present clients. At cost-affordable rates, mobile hairstyling services are guaranteed to make patients look and feel fresh. In fact, these services not only brighten up their day, but can encourage them to be happy despite their current predicaments.

Mobile Hairdresser Appointments

Due to the growing demand of mobile hairdressing services, it is advised to make appointments as soon as possible. Most slots get filled up pretty fast during the week. Whether for homebound or elderly citizens, mobile hairdressers truly care about their customers. In fact, they treat each customer like family, and help them select a style that best meet their needs. Just because many elderly citizens are homebound or in wheelchairs does not mean they are permanently immobilized. In fact, the right haircut can spruce up their look, while making them feel wonderful about themselves and life in nature. Even with busy weekly schedules, most hairdressers are also willing to clear some slots just to make elderly customers happy.

Special Needs Customers

Mobile hairdressers also facilitate special needs customers. These are usually customers that are wheelchair or bedbound. As always, mobile stylists will work with caretakers to ensure their client needs are fully met across the board. Similarly, they will work with nurses and other care providers provide the best haircuts and styles for their customers. Whether as surprise gifts or simple hygiene, mobile hairdressers are always available for elderly patients. All it takes is one phone call or e-mail to secure their services in a timely and professional manner. For more information please click here.

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海外の美容室に行って、思い通りの髪形にならなかった経験はありませんか?それもそのはず。アジア人と欧米人は、髪質やスタイリングの好みが全く違うため、それぞれに見合ったカットやスタイリングの技術が必要なのです。Scissor Paper Rock hairdresserは、日本人の髪質に合わせたヘアスタイルをロンドンにてご提供しています。ロンドンにご滞在の日本人の方、ぜひ当店へお電話ください。日本人の髪質や好みを知り尽くした経験豊富なスタイリストが、カット、ブロー、カラーリング、ハイライトのサービスをご提供致します。大人の方はもちろん、お子様もご利用頂けます。

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Scissor Paper Rock hairdresserは出張ヘアサロンで、通常の美容室サービスを、ご自宅でくつろぎながら、かなりお得な料金でご堪能頂けます。しかも、完全予約制なので、待ち時間がありません。また、毎回あなたの担当スタイリストがサービスをご提供致します。通常の美容室では、担当スタイリストが退職した場合、新たに別のスタイリストを指名しなければなりませんが、当店ではご予約の度に、ご希望のスタイリストがお伺い致します。忙しくて外出する時間のない方や、小さなお子様がいる方にも、とても便利です。また、病気や怪我で外出できない方やご高齢の方も、ぜひご利用ください。当店のスタイリストがご自宅へ伺い、あなたにピッタリのヘアスタイルをご提供致します。
ロンドンに出張または観光でご滞在中の方やご在住の方、当店へご連絡ください。お一人でご利用の場合も、ご家族やお友達と一緒にご利用される場合も、当店のスタイリストが喜んでご自宅へお伺い致します。週7日、早朝から夜まで営業しております。

Top Beauty Tips For The Upcoming Winter Months

The weather is getting colder and as autumn turns to winter, our skin and hair are having to deal with a change in temperature. To keep yourself looking at your absolute best this autumn and winter time, here are a few top beauty tips.

Winter beauty

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Get your skin hydrated

As the autumn comes around, your skin is likely to be enjoying the last of the summer sun. The sun can dry your skin out so it is a good idea to ensure that your skin gets re-hydrated with a good moisturising regime. Get into a routine of regularly applying your moisturiser to ensure that your skin is radiant even when the weather isn’t. Remember to get a good moisturiser for your face and other good one for your body.

Get your hair back into great condition

The cold temperatures of autumn can do damage to your hair and as the winter months approach, it will only get worse. In order to combat the cold weather, treat your hair to a moisturising mask. Use the hair mask about once a week to ensure that your hair doesn’t suffer from the cold by becoming dry and brittle.

Give your body a rest and detox

If you’ve spent the summer months enjoying barbecues and over indulging on holiday, why not give your body a bit of a detox before you splurge again at Christmas? A few weeks of less alcohol and healthier foods will do wonders for your body, and your appearance. When you eat healthily, it shows. Your skin will be glowing and radiant with more water, fruit and veg.

Treat your hands and nails

When the weather gets cold, your hands really feel it. Your hands are exposed to the elements during cold weather and as a result, the skin can become dry and cracked. Try to use a thick hand moisturiser to replenish any moisture lost. If your hands are really struggling with the cold, buy some think cotton gloves to put on your hands over some hand cream whilst you sleep. Don’t forget to pay attention to your finger nails. You finger nails can really suffer, particularly if you use polishes which dry quickly. These also dry your nails quickly. Ensure that you moisturise your nails with a good quality hand and nail cream.

Give your makeup bag a clear out

The start of a new season is a great time to give your makeup bag an overhaul. Clear out your makeup bag, getting rid of those empties and shavings from sharpening your eye and lip liner. Anything which is old and not at its best, get rid of. Give your makeup brushes a good cleanse with warm water and mild soap. A good wash will get rid of debris and oil which can be bad for your skin. Now is a good time to add a couple of new items to your makeup bag, maybe some warm autumn tones to compliment your look as the weather cools down.

Claire Townley is a beauty blogger. She buys her natural skin products from www.worldsend.co.uk.

Best hairdresser for asian hair in London

Asian hair styling in London  photo credit

Scissor Paper Rock hairdresser in London offers hair styling to all those clients with Asian hair. If you are Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Filippino, or you just have very straight hair you can simply give us a call. We have several years of experience in hairdressing and the services that we offer include haircut and blow dry, colouring, highlights for adult and children alike. Scissor Paper Rock hairdresser is a mobile hairstylist that offers the same services of the regular hair salon but at your house and at a much lower price. The mobile hairdresser works by appointment so you do not need to queue up at the salon you can just be at home. Also another advantage of this kind of stylist is that you always get the same person to do your hair. Staff at the regular salon might leave and you would not have the possibility to get in touch with them. With our services you have the possibility to have your favourite hairdresser at each appointment.

The mobile hairdresser for Asian hair is also convenient if you cannot leave your house. If you are a mum with small children the mobile hairdresser is a convenient way to get your hair done without having to worry too much. Also house bound people in general will benefit from our services. Unfortunately sometimes we fall ill or we are injured but we do not need to give up to our looks. Our services had been used by sick and elderly people who preferred to remain in the comfort of their house.

If you work, live or play in London we will be happy to style your hair at home, you can be by yourself or you can organise a haircut party with your friends and family. We are open 7 days a week from early morning till late.


 

 

Starting Your Own Hair Salon

If you have a talent for hair and a brain for business, you may one day want to start your own salon. Establishing a business is never easy to do, but it can go a lot smoother if you are prepared. The fact that you are reading this shows that you want to at least do a little bit of research before jumping into the process. Hopefully our tips will help you out.  Here is a basic guide to helping you start your own hair salon.

Assess the Costs

The first thing you have to do is figure out how much this is going to cost you. You can either rent, buy, or build a building to house your salon, so you should check out the different prices in your area. You will also need to know what the monthly fees are going to be to run the salon so you can make sure you at least break even each month. The pricing for this will vary greatly by location, so talk to a realtor or accountant about the options around you.

Plan the Setup

How are you going to set up your salon? Are you going to have stylists pay rent for their stations, or are you going to offer them an hourly pay? Most new salon owners will go with the rent option because that will bring them guaranteed money right away. If you want to pay employees to draw them in easier, you could do that as well. You have to figure out what sort of commission rates you will offer, or what you will charge the stylists to use products you provide. The final decision is entirely up to you.

Get an Education

You technically don’t have to be a stylist to run a salon. You just have to provide the building. Nevertheless, it would be wise to at least have some sort of education so you can answer questions that come your way. There is a reason why stylist-owned salons do so well. It’s because people know they can trust the owners. When you have customers that can trust you, you are guaranteed to succeed.

Open the Doors

Once you have everything planned out, market like crazy to draw in new customers. If you make a good first impression, you will have a lot of business to come. Don’t expect to be a millionaire overnight because that just won’t happen. If you play your cards right though, you’ll be able to start off on a profitable foot.

About the Author: Kim McAlroy is a self-employed stylist who loves her job and clients. She recommends the Mandalyn Academy for cosmetology and business education.

Our London clients – success stories: how I came to love the mobile hairdresser

We have received great feedback from our clients in London, and we would like to share this success story with the reader of this blog. Using our mobile services it is a great way to save time and money, so if you are a busy professional like Jessica why don’t you phone us today?

Name: Jessica

Location: Covent Garden

Profession: stock exchange trader

Age: 26

Have you used a mobile hairdresser before: No I was very reluctant to use a different hairdresser but since I have been living in London have tried so many salons and I have never been happy with their w6ork, also the stylists at the salon always change so the service is inconsistent.

Why you have chosen this service: I am a professional trader and I work 12 hours a day so I do not have time to get an appointment at the salon. I thought to try a mobile hairdresser. I have been very happy with the outcome. The stylist is always the same, very friendly and I do not have to wait hours at the salon.
One night I had to attend this formal dinner with people from work as we were meeting an important client. My hair was a mess, so I phoned the mobile hairdresser. The day after the hairstylist came she was very punctual. She had all the necessary equipments in trolley suitcase, all I had to do was to wash my hair before the appointment. The lady cut and blow-dry my hair professionally. In less than an hour I was ready and dressed for my dinner.

Services: I have ordered the classic ladies’ cut and blow-dry

Would you come back for more? Yes indeed, I like the personal service that I get, and I do not need to make all day appointments at the salon any more.


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Written by Serena Durham  June 23rd 2012