In-House Wella Master Colourist at Partners Hair & Beauty Salon in Dundee
Award-winning Partners Hair and Beauty in Broughty Ferry have been bringing Sensational Style and Class to their loyal guests for over 18 years. Dedicated to expanding what they offer, they are at the cutting edge of Hair Colouring thanks to salon manager Katrina Sloan, The Wella Master Colour Expert.
Everyone knows that when you look great, you feel great – and at Partners Hair & Beauty salon in Dundee, they make sure you look and feel great! Located on Gray Street, Broughty Ferry since 1998 their reputation for excellence in Hair and Beauty is second to none.
Owners Pauline and Laurie have assembled an award winning team of fabulous stylists and experts trained in the most current and on trend techniques and products.
One of them, is salon manager Katrina Sloan, who is Wella’s Master Colour Expert. Here she reveals why that’s so important and how Partners guests can benefit from her in-depth colour knowledge and skills…
What is a Master Colour Expert?
As a Master Colour Expert, I am one of Wella’s UK and Ireland’s Top Professional Hair Colourists. Partners Hair and Beauty is one of a chosen few salons in the UK and Ireland to be given this enviable accolade.
How did you get on the Master Colour Program?
I was given this fantastic opportunity because colouring hair has always been my passion. I am always want to learn new things! Therefore, this program was ideal for me to broaden my knowledge and increase my confidence in all aspects of hair colouring.
What benefits does it bring to the salon?
This accolade helps make the salon one of the most sought after and in demand in our area. I have also been fortunate enough to pass my knowledge onto my colleagues through further training sessions in the salon. This is a great thing to do because it boosts team morale and keeps spirits high, knowing that we are all there to support and learn from one another.
What did you enjoy most about the program?
I really enjoyed meeting new people and becoming part of the Wella family. I worked alongside some the most creative Wella Guest Artists. They shared all the latest techniques and hair colour knowledge with us. It helped me to gain confidence, knowing that everyone faced similar challenges when it came to colouring hair in the salon. It taught me to be realistic about what I can offer my colour guests. Not every colour can be achieved instantly, it’s sometimes a journey.
What’s next for you?
I have just finished my entry for The Wella Trend Vision Awards for 2017. It’s a dynamic industry competition which showcases a fusion of hair, fashion and creativity. I will be mentored throughout the whole competition and get top tips from the industry experts. I am entering the Colour Vision Category this year as I feel the Master Colour Program has really given me the confidence I needed to do so. The first stage is submitting a photographic entry, which could potentially lead to showcasing my model in London. It’s all very exciting as I have never done anything like this before.
What attracted you to Wella as a brand?
Wella have been around for over 130 years. They always deliver innovations and services enabling us to be extremely creative. Since joining the Wella Family, we have had massive amounts of training and the support network is incredible. I love working with Wella Colour as the possibilities are endless. They have such a vast range of Colour, Shades and Tones. There is always something to suit everyone.