BIG brands, BIG heart
Serving the Hairdressing Industry for 42 Years
Salon Success; the clue is in our name. We want you to be successful. And by the way we want to help you make more money while making your day more fun, rewarding and profitable. Arguably the friendliest people in the biz, we believe in building relationships and that’s why our Salon Success icon is a representation of a hug (all together now, ahhh).
A little bit of history...
Salon Success was founded in 1979 by industry maverick, Leslie Spears. With a background in retailing and the automotive industry, Leslie had his first insight into the wonderful world of hairdressing in 1974. He discovered that the majority of hairdressers were poorly paid for their work, and while they had the creative skills necessary to be successful, they lacked the business skills to be sustainable.
Leslie decided to apply his business know how to the hairdressing industry and 3·6·5 Salon Education was born at his kitchen table. After holding the first event in London in June 1982, Leslie shared the message of 3·6·5 with such prolific hairdressing groups as Headmasters who are still members to this day.
In 1987 after a meeting between Leslie and fledgling business owners Paul Mitchell and John Paul DeJoria, Paul Mitchell® was launched on UK shores.
In 1998, Salon Success outgrew its home, Vine Tree House in Wendover and moved to Millennium Point in Aylesbury.
In the early 2000's, Leslie sold the business to the Beauty Systems Group, further cementing our place within the professional hairdressing industry as part of the wider Sally Europe family alongside our sister companies Salon Services, Sally Express, Pro Duo and Sinelco.
2020, brings more change with an office move (during a global pandemic no less, talk about timing) from Millennium Point to our new home at The Future Centre in Aylesbury.
Salon Success is a business that firmly believes in giving back. Whether that is to our local community, our industry or our planet.
Plastic Oceans UK
Plastic Oceans UK, established in 2009, was the first NGO to raise awareness about the impact of plastic pollution on our ocean. Their work is based on proven science and their own experience. Plastic Oceans inspire people to make real-life positive changes to prevent ocean plastic pollution. In 2019 we donated £10,000 from the sales of our Paul Mitchell® retail bags to Plastic Oceans.
Hair & Beauty Charity
Salon Success is dedicated to supporting our industry - together we’re better. In light of how hard the coronavirus pandemic has hit our industry, we have made an initial donation of £7,000 from the sales of our Paul Mitchell® retail bags. A massive thank you to our wonderful customers as without you, we could not do this.
The Diana Award Anti-Bullying
In 2017/2018 we partnered with The Diana Award's Anti-Bullying campaign. Through sales of the Neon® brand and our Paul Mitchell® retail bags we donated £20,000. In addition we created a squad of anti-bullying ambassadors that shared their stories through an integrated social media campaign and provided salons with their own anti-bullying tool kits.
Cruelty Free International
Cruelty Free International works to end animal experiments worldwide. They challenge decision-makers to make a positive difference for animals, and champion better science and cruelty free living. In 2016 we partnered with CFI to donate over £11,000 through the sales of our Paul Mitchell® retail bags, and held a press conference with John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems® to speak about the importance of cruelty free beauty.
Through the sales of the Tea Tree brand, John Paul Mitchell Systems® have committed to plant 1 million trees in partnership with Reforest'Action. To further cement this commitment, in 2015 we donated over £18,500 to Reforest'Action through the sales of our Paul Mitchell® retail bags.
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund is the national charity dedicated exclusively to supporting research to improve diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. The fight against Pancreatic Cancer is one close to our hearts, co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems®, Paul Mitchell, sadly lost his battle with the disease in 1989. In 2015 we donated almost £13,500 to PCRF through the sales of our Paul Mitchell® retail bags.