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The Salon Success Story

The Distributor of Choice

Your success is our success

Established in 1979, we pride ourselves on having one of the friendliest and most passionate teams in the biz. We believe in building relationships, and that’s why our Salon Success logo icon is a representation of a hug (all together now, ahhh). It’s a family affair with siblings, parents and partners from the world of hairdressing (and those that secretly want to be hairdressers too!) working alongside each other to help your salon become a success.

Crazy culture
We are crazy about the professional hairdressing industry, offer you a crazy choice of products and tools, and provide a crazy amount of support to the success of your salon!

Our purpose
Representing a wide portfolio of professional products and brands from Paul Mitchell® Luxury Hair Care and Kenra® Professional to New CID Cosmetics and an array of other fantastic propositions, we work closely with you to ensure your salon is a success! Support is always available from our friendly Salon Business Consultants and our glamourous Club Services team.

Our values
We choose to work only in the professional hairdressing and beauty industry; you won’t find us selling products in Boots or Tesco. We want to support our awesome customers – you, the hairdresser; not just fill our pockets full of money (although that would be nice too!), while giving back to charity as much as we can.


Join our lovely team!

Being ‘crazy on purpose’ is second nature to us at Salon Success, but we mean crazy in a good way. We have crazy standards and crazy expectations that we hope will make you crazy about working with us! Salon Success is the European distributor for Paul Mitchell® Luxury Hair Care, Kenra® Professional and New CID Cosmetics products and also home to the successful 3•6•5 salon education programme. See our full list of current career opportunities here.

Peace, Love and future Happenings

We are excited to share with you John Paul DeJoria’s whereabouts in the newest John Paul Mitchell Systems blog: Peace, Love & Happenings!

John Paul DeJoria, Co-Founder of Paul Mitchell, is a first-generation American turned entrepreneur, philanthropist and pillar of the business community. He has struggled against the odds not only to achieve success, but to share his success with others, always living his motto: “Success unshared is failure.”

The blog will be sharing the many ways Paul Mitchell employees donate their time, how the distributor partners like us give back, and of course, the worldly adventures of John Paul.

We Care

At Salon Success, we don’t just care about our customers and our team (although they are the heart of our business), we care about our environment and the world we live in too

From using recycled and recyclable materials to getting our hands dirty planting trees; we constantly strive to make our business greener, and our world a little better.

In 2011 we took the decision to charge our salons for plastic retail bags, helping to reduce unnecessary waste. 100% of the sale proceeds of the bags go to an environmental charity to help them to continue their vital work.

We have donated over £85,000 since 2011 to charities including The World Land Trust, WWF-UK, Healthy Planet, Re’Forest Action and are currently partnering with Cruelty Free International.

We have also chosen to partner with breast cancer charity CoppaFeel! helping to educate and remind every young person, men and women, in the UK that checking their boobs could save their life.

Giving back is also at the heart of everything Paul Mitchell® do, so when you choose to work with or purchase Paul Mitchell® products, you help support countless charities and philanthropic causes around the globe. Discover more at

How we've been helping

Below are just some of the charities we've worked with, either by donating our time or raffle gifts to help raise money for the charity.

Aylesbury Vineyard

October, 2016

In aid of Aylesbury Vineyard we held our very own Harvest festivel here at Shampoo HQ, taking in donations of gifts and selling off some old sample products to raise money. We are delighted to share we managed to raise a fantastic £271 and recieved a great range of donations to the harvest table! The Vineyard help feed people that are homeless and on low income in the local area and we were very happy to be able to help such a great cause!

Oxford Radcliffe Hospital

October, 2016

The team at Salon Success HQ teamed up to help our very own Peter King raise a whopping £4,100 to help Oxford Radcliffe Hospital, a cause close to Pete's heart as they supported him through his own battle with throat cancer several years ago. 

The team took part in the Thames Bridge Challenge walking a staggering 23km and taking on 16 bridges! Well done to the team on their fantastic fund raising!

Fighting Leukaemia

September, 2016

We were thrilled to be able to send four families to Paradise Wildlife Park in support of the Alternative Hair Charitable Foundation, Fighting Leukaemia. This trip provides respite for young children suffering with leukemia and their families who work tirelessly to care for them.

Age UK

September, 2016

We were delighted to support Age UK and Bucks County Show by donating the first place raffle prize worth over £200 of Paul Mitchell goodies. The show was a great success and our prize helped to raise money to help support the local event.

Chiltern Rangers

June, 2016

The team helped clear paths to enable the public to walk freely through Highfield & Hangingcroft Woods in High Wycombe, whilst also clearing areas in the wood to make way for Owl and bat boxes and with the cuttings created habitats for other wild animals.