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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.

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

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.

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.

Mary Wan's fundraising

Kenra Educator Mary Wan has been generously giving up her time to cut staff hair in return for donations. She has been raising money for The Oracle Head and Neck Cancer Research Charity in Oxford, and has so far raised £1,620!

Christmas Jumper Day

On Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, all over the country, thousands of people will be donning their daftest, most wonderful woollies – all for a great cause. Embracing our 'crazy on purpose' culture we were no exception! We had a great array of jumpers from flashing lights to a special 'twosie' jumper from our Matrix ladies! We managed to raise a fantastic £251.13 for the cause.

Mix 96 Toy Appeal

Local radio station Mix 96 help organise a toy appeal every Christmas to collect toys for children who may not be recieving presents over the festive period. The Salon Success team rallied together and put together an impressive collection, helping to contribute to the total 3,521 toys the appeal managed to collect!

Aylesbury Vineyard Storehouse

We were delighted to help out Aylesbury Vineyard Storehouse by donating several boxes of strong paper bags we no longer needed. The bags will be used by the food bank for families when they come to them for support during times of need, and were greatly appreciated by the Storehouse.

Aylesbury Vineyard

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!