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Meet the Kalypsos Family

It’s always tricky when you’re so used to one stylist, but when they’re not available we want you to know that the rest of the Kalypsos family will be here to look after you. Let me introduce you to the team and let me also share with you all of their specialities that they love to do. Please take the time to read about each of them, so that you can feel more comfortable and confident with our other stylists.

Sean

Sean is a vintage stylist, always putting a classical twist to today’s fashion. With over 20 years’ experience his passion is cutting and blowdrying like no other! He endeavours to ensure you leave happy and feeling good about yourself.
His barbering skills are precise, and his clients return regularly for his skills.
 
 
 

Janet

My name is Janet and I have been in the hairdressing industry for over 40 years, in which the last 13 have been with Kalypsos. I’m a Director and from the Shaftesbury area, and I love every aspect of the industry. 
I have a very loyal regular clientele which without these I wouldn’t have remained in the industry as long, but I do enjoy creating that complete new look using a colour change or correction with a cutting restyle and not forgetting the lovely Brides, bridesmaids which is always a pleasure in making them happy on their special day.

Ellen

My name is Ellen and my hairdressing career began at Kalypsos when I was only 14 years old on work experience. Now aged 30, I have been here ever since and built my way up from salon assistant to a busy director, which I have all my lovely clients to thank for that.
 
I really enjoy cutting and colouring and seeing the joy people get as we all know how a great haircut makes you feel amazing. I also love doing hair ups as I really enjoy being a part of all the special events in people’s life’s like prom and weddings.
 

Emily

A colour creative enthusiastic stylist! Always smiling with a happy outlook on life.
 
Her highlighting skills are amazing and her skills with long hair (be it curly or straight) are her passion.
 
She will help you achieve healthy shiny hair with her knowledge of haircare.
 
 
 

Beth

Hi my name is Beth and I’m a junior stylist. I’m originally from Shaftesbury and have been with Kalypsos for 4 years.
 
I really enjoy cutting, colouring and hair ups. I have a real passion within the hair industry and would love to have the chance to improve your hair with a personalised hair consultation to get the most out of your hair.


 
 

Faye

My name is Faye and I’m from Shaftesbury. 
I’ve always had the passion for hair styling, eventually after being a wife and a mummy to my 3 children, I was able to make the change from my previous career to put my passion into practice with the help of Kalypsos. 
2 years later I have qualified as a junior stylist and have started to run my own column with regular weekly clients. I love all the aspects of hairdressing, especially colouring & blow drying – I love to see the final result!


Rosie

After graduating in March, Rosie has an abundance of passion for hairdressing. Helping you achieve the style and cut that works for you and your lifestyle.
 
As Rosie’s  popularity increases she is expanding her colouring knowledge and experience.
 
Less experience is reflected in the price level, she is looking for clients that are happy for her to take a little more time to achieve the desired style with support and knowledge from senior stylists.



Katharine

My name is Katharine and I have been hairdressing for 18 years. I have been with Kalypsos for 16 years, hairdressing is my passion and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else!
 
I especially love colouring and foils. I have a very loyal client base and really enjoy looking after and spending time with my clients.

Well Spring feels like it has sprung!

Here at Kalypsos we have been sooo busy we didn’t really notice the winter!

Sally, our Director has just returned from a working weekend at one of the biggest Hair & Beauty trade shows in Europe Cosmoprof in Bologna Italy. It had a footfall of 260,000 people! Sally was there representing Skin Candy and promoting the many benefits of sugar hair removal.

The show was a huge success for her, as Sally was able to generate a lot of interest in the product and the training that she provides across the UK.

How smooth are you?

Next time you need a wax think Skin Candy and get candied instead.

It’s vegan, environmentally friendly and it hurts way less than waxing with no ingrown hair problems!

Regular candying leads to hair reduction and super smooth healthy skin everywhere!

Once you’ve been candied there is no way you will go back to the painful ways of sugaring or waxing, we promise!

Come and try today and experience the difference for yourself.

Our Supermum competition (held on our Facebook page) to nominate a mum you think deserving of a year’s FREE hairdressing was inundated with amazing stories of strength and love.

After a strong competition, we nominated Caroline Fryer as our Supermum of 2019.

As a huge thank you to all of our runner up nominees, we have rewarded those amazing mums with a free blowdry.

And whilst we’re on the subject of Supermums…

Big congratulations to our Ellen

Ellen has delivered a beautiful baby boy Olly Jack weighing 7lb 15 oz born on 29th March.

Congratulations to them and another new addition to the Kalypsos family!!

Emily has now returned to the salon after completing her maternity leave.

Wow these girls are busy here at Kalypsos!

Remove those unwanted skin tags, lesions and dark spots

Our beauty therapist Sophie is building quite a business here and introducing some great new really interesting treatments.

Her latest treatment is the Freezpen!

Freezpen is an advanced technology in cryotherapy that offers a quick and incredibly effective treatment that removes unwanted skin lesions, warts, skin tags and age spots.

It’s a fast, affordable, minimal discomfort treatment with effective results first time and a short recovery time, with optimal safety with no side effects.

Only 15 minute appointment time required, so why not get rid of those annoying skin tags and dark spots for good. Call the salon to book an appointment with Sophie.

Would you like to look younger?

Our dermaplaning treatment is a manual exfoliation technique that removes skin surface debris which in turn aids absorption of topical products.

It immediately diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and primes the skin for our amazing peels.

We use advanced professional skincare from Circadia by Dr Pugliese who is committed to using the latest technology in skin science. Circadia’s formulations combine pure botanoicals, stem cells, second generation vitamins and innovative peptide technology to achieve optimal skin health.

Sophie offers speciality treatment products to address a multitude of skin conditions including acne, dehydration, pigmentation and rosacea.

You can enjoy a healthier more radiant appearance ready to jump into spring! Call the salon now to book your appointment with Sophie.

Are You Getting Married this Year?

Our dedicated and professional team understand that your style as a bride is totally unique, which is why our bespoke hair styling services are tailored to suit your individual needs.

Pop in for a consultation and discuss your ideas for a wedding look like no one else!!!

Easter opening times

Our opening hours for Easter are:

  • Friday 19th April  (GOOD FRIDAY) Open 9-3.30 pm
  • Saturday 20th April CLOSED
  • Monday 22nd April CLOSED

If we don’t see you before, have a Happy Easter and enjoy the break if you get one!!

So finally, I have one last favour to ask of you…

Do you know anyone who would like to join our amazing team?

We are looking for an experienced full-time hair stylist to meet the demands of our fast-expanding salon.

And

We are looking for a part-time or full-time person who is passionate, confident and flexible to adapt within our salon and become part of the team.

Salary dependant on individual.

Duties will include

  • Taking bookings over the phone
  • Computer skills
  • Physical fitness-as salon assistants are on their feet most of the work day
  • Organisational skills
  • Meeting and greeting clients
  • Communication skills
  • Making refreshments
  • Shampooing and rinsing colours
  • Maintaining high housekeeping standards of the salon
  • Perks will be free hair and beauty treatments!

A career in hair is not essential as the role is for a general salon assistant to help assist the daily running of the salon. Training will be given where needed.

If you are interested then please email info@kalypsos.co.uk with your CV and what role you would like within our team.

It’s been a while… but we’ve been a bit busy!

Oh my gosh I hadn’t realised that the last time I posted was April! And what a busy year we’ve had.

Just take a look below to see what we’ve been up to, and on top of all this, I’ve just recently come out of hospital having successfully had my gall bladder removed! Don’t ever say I let the grass grow under my feet….!

And I’m fine thankyou – all went very well! Almost back to normal!

So let’s start with this little beauty here…

Welcome Jacqui – the BEST there is in the nail business!

Jacqui has been at the forefront of fashion and celebrity work, having worked at international fashion weeks, high profile magazines and photographers and beauty shows as a judge and lecturer. She has 6 Vogue cover shots under her belt as well as ES Magazine, Time Out, Sunday Times, Hello, Cosmopolitan, Tatler and Grazia. She has worked for Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Ben-de Lisi, John Rocha and Donna Karen to name a few!

Your nails will be in the best hands when you come for your nail extensions, manis & pedis at Kalypsos. Want to book an appointment with Jacqui? Book your appointment online now.

Meet our fabulous new Beauty Therapist, Sophie

Sophie has joined the Kalypsos ranks as our in-house beauty therapist/skincare specialist.

She has been trained for over 7 years, she did her training at Bournemouth college where she trained in NVQ level 2 and 3 in beauty therapy.

She then went on to work within a spa where she was for 5 years and did further training in various products and treatments.

Sophie is excited to be part of the team where she will bring all aspects of beauty to the salon including the fantastic Skin candy natural hair removal treatment. Less painful than waxing! Be kind to your skin and kind to the environment.

To book your appointment with Sophie call the salon now!

Congratulations to our stylist Faye on her NVQ Level 2

We want to give our new stylist Faye big congratulations on completing her NVQ Level 2! Faye joined our salon family in September last year and she has worked incredibly hard to achieve this qualification.

She is looking forward to building her clientele and progressing further in the salon. To book an appointment with Faye call the salon now!

Get your hair and nails done whilst raising money for Children in Need

It’s been a while… but we’ve been a bit busy!On Thursday 15th November 4pm – 8pm we are running a very special Children in Need evening!

Join us in our ONE OFF offer for £10 for a blowdry and £10 for a manicure or pedicure!

ALL money made goes to Children in Need.

We only have a limited number of appointment slots so ring us on 01747 855400 to book your slot.

Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Did someone say Black Friday discounts on GHDs?

It’s been a while… but we’ve been a bit busy!

Yes, yes we did! On Friday 23rd November you can pop into the salon and get SELECTED GHDs for £99! It’s the perfect opportunity to get the Xmas present for that special someone. Amongst our GHD collection is the Arctic Gold Curve curling tong gift set as well as a few straightener styling gift sets. Pop into the salon on Friday 23rd to get your gift sorted at a discount!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways

Keep your eye out for our extra special Xmas giveaway on FB. We will be doing 12 giveaways in the lead up to Xmas on our Facebook page so be sure to follow us for the chance of winning some AMAZING prizes!

Get a FREE Shampoo & Conditioner!

To welcome our wonderful Beth back from maternity leave we are running a fantastic offer on any appointments booked with Beth throughout December – get a FREE Shampoo & Conditioner with any blowdry or cut and blowdry booked with Beth!

Beth is available on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays so book your appointment online now whilst appointments last!

We can get you ready for that Little Black Dress

Party season is fast approaching, with December hosting staff parties and friend reunions. To help you get party ready we have a Little Black Dress offer running in December.

You can get a lash lift & tint, shellac manicure, eyebrow shape and tint, sugaring hair removal treatment for underarms and half legs ALL for £50. Our LBD offer is your one-stop shop to making sure you are ready to party and glamorously dance the night away!

Treat your toes this winter

Sadly it’s time to put those flip-flops away and snuggle our feet into our winter boots. So before we tuck our toes away for winter why not give them one last treat.

Book an appointment with our beauty therapist Sophie and get a paraffin wax foot treatment, a relaxing foot massage and a shellac or varnish finish pedicure – only for £35.

Over £4k raised for our local charity BooBs!

It’s been a while… but we’ve been a bit busy!

We want to say a massive thank you to all those who supported the fundraising event on 27th October, the Kalypsos team had a blast!

BooBs managed to raise over £4k which will go towards supporting local women in need with wigs, mastectomy bras, prostheses as well as the costs of parking and travel to the hospital.

It’s been a while… but we’ve been a bit busy!

Opening Hours over Xmas/New Year

Below is when the salon is open over the upcoming holiday season:

24th: 9:30 – 1:30pm
25th – 27th: CLOSED
28th: 9:00 – 2:00pm
29th -1st:  CLOSED
2nd: 9:30 – 3:30

Phew, well that’s all for now.  I promise not to leave it so long next time J

Looking forward to seeing you in the Salon again soon. We have some amazing Christmas packs in stock including Moroccan oil, Davines and Paul Mitchel so come in and have a browse.

Love

Sal x

A hair thinning treatment plan that was made for you

Combatting your thinning or fine hair can be tough (and expensive) when you’re constantly trying and testing out the new product that comes onto the shelves, promising those elusive results!

Many available solutions actually serve to camouflage thinning instead of combatting it, which is why most supermarket products aren’t giving you the results you want.

The innovative Nioxin approach inspired by skincare is different. Customized technologies deliver thicker, fuller-looking hair without side effects so you can thrive with newfound confidence.

We are now full trained and taking bookings for Nioxin consultations and treatments, to help you properly start combatting your thinning or fine hair.

What to expect?

When you arrive for your consultation you receive a completely personalised (and private, if preferred) appointment. In this consultation we will walk through a questionnaire together and you will receive a scalp examination by us, using our Nioscope tool, which will allow us to show you and explain your scalp and hair’s health.

Our Nioscope can take images of your scalp and store them in our own private app, which is used to create your own profile to help us track your progress with your prescribed customised Nioxin kit.

Want to start combatting your thin/fine hair?It can take up to 3 months to see results after your consultation, which is why we like to refer to your Nioscope images to track how well Nioxin is working for you.
Want to start combatting your thin/fine hair? Over the course of the first 3 months we recommend you come to the salon for a wash & blowdry once a month where we will check your progress with our Nioscope. At the end of your first 3 months we will compare pictures of your first examination to your last, so you can see close-up for yourself the effects Nioxin has had on your hair and scalp.

How much is the treatment?

We have two different payment options available.

Option 1: For £65 p/m for x3 months you receive your consultation, analysis, in-salon treatment and take-home kit, as well as follow-up consultation blow-dry and analysis appointments, including a monthly take-home kit over the last 2 months.

Option 2: For £195 up front you receive all of the above (with x3 months of your take-home kit at once) PLUS your 4th month kit (worth £32.10) for FREE.

Contact our salon now to book your consultation and start combatting your thin/fine hair.

Want to start combatting your thin/fine hair?

We are so excited to announce that we are now fully trained and taking consultation bookings for Nioxin treatment, helping you combat thin (or thinning) hair effectively!

Thinning hair is a broad issue, affecting 50% of men and women. Many available solutions serve to camouflage thinning instead of combatting it.

The innovative Nioxin approach inspired by skincare is different. Customized technologies deliver thicker, fuller-looking hair without side effects so you can thrive with newfound confidence.

Want to start combatting your thin/fine hair?Book yourself a Nioxin treatment appointment in our salon and receive a completely personalised (and private, if preferred) consultation. In this consultation we will walk through a questionnaire together and you will receive a scalp examination by us, using our Nioscope tool, which will allow us to show you and explain your scalp and hair’s health.

Our Nioscope can take images of your scalp and store them in our own private app, which is used to create your own profile to help us track your progress with your prescribed customised Nioxin kit.

It can take up to 3 months to see results after your consultation, which is why we like to refer to your Nioscope images to track how well Nioxin is working for you.

Want to start combatting your thin/fine hair?Over the course of the first 3 months we recommend you come to the salon for a wash & blowdry once a month where we will check your progress with our Nioscope. At the end of your first 3 months we will compare pictures of your first examination to your last, so you can see close-up for yourself the effects Nioxin has had on your hair and scalp.

Contact our salon now to book your consultation and start combatting your thin/fine hair.

Easter Opening Hours

Easter is approaching fast, don’t leave your appointments until last minute! Below are the hours we’re open over the Easter Holidays.

  • 30/3/18 – Closed
  • 31/3/18 – 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • 1/4/18 – Closed
  • 2/4/18 – Closed
  • 3/4/18 – 9:00am – 6:00pm

Our Supermum for 2018!

Due to the success of last years’ Super Mum we opened our form for Supermum 2018.

We are SO excited to announce that Louisa Bayes is our Supermum of 2018!

Louisa has won a year’s worth of salon pampering at Kalypsos after she was nominated by a friend.

Congratulations Louisa!

You asked, we listened!

We asked you what your biggest problem with your hair was last year and a lot of you said it was your thin (or thinning) hair.

You asked and we listened! To help you combat your thin hair, we’re currently training our staff on Nioxin products which is a treatment for thin hair.

We have tested this product on a very small handful of customers to see if it really did what it said on the box. Here’s what Alison has to say about Nioxin:

I’ve been using Nioxin shampoo and conditioner for the last 6 months and I cannot express how much of a difference it’s made to my hair. My hair was so fine I could never get any sort of volume out of it, no matter how I blowdried and hairsprayed it. Within a few months of using Nioxin my hair feels and looks so much thicker, I now wouldn’t use anything else on my hair, it’s made such a massive difference.

For extra hair repair and health, Nioxin can be used with Olaplex to help encourage healing of the hair strand as well as encourage new growth.

More details to follow soon!

Do you know a Super Mum?

Nominate your Mum to have FREE hair care for a year

Due to the success of last years’ Super Mum we will be running our entries for Supermum 2018, in time for Mothering Sunday.

We want to pamper one Super Mum with FREE haircuts and colours at Kalypsos for a whole year! Do you know a mum who deserves a years’ worth of salon pampering?

Being a mum isn’t an easy job – putting everyone else’s needs before themselves first is mentally and physically exhausting! We love being able to provide that hour (or two!) of R&R at our salon for all our Mums who come and see us to relax with a cuppa whilst they get their hair done – always leaving our salon feeling refreshed, vibrant and beautiful.

Nominate a super mum you know to be our Super Mum by liking us on Facebook and completing the form here telling us why she is so fantastic.

We will pick the mum who we think deserves a year’s worth of free pampering haircuts and colours the most, so please provide us with all your reasons for your submission!

Welcome to Sean, Faye and Rosie

We have recently had a few new members join our Kalypsos team and we’d like to introduce you to Sean, a very experienced new Director, and Faye and Rosie who are in training to become our future stylists.

Feel free to pop in and say hello when you’re next in town!

Skin Candy Sugaring Vs Waxing

With Skin Candy, you don’t need to grow the hair to the length of 5-7mm unlike with waxing techniques. Experienced therapists can remove even the shortest hair with Skin Candy’s Xylitol enhanced pastes.

Waxing products do stick to living skin cells, making the procedure painful and skin irritated. This doesn’t happen with Skin Candy, since the paste is water soluble – it slides off from living skin cells, scrubbing the dead cells from the skin surface and making the skin easier to treat after the treatment.

The products used for waxing legs and full bodies are made from petroleum based resins and chemicals making them prone to contamination or cross contamination. Scandinavian Skin Candy paste is all pure natural. It’s even edible and delicious. All of the pastes are 100% safe and extremely skin friendly.

All in all we can assure you, that once you go Skin Candy there is no way you’ll be going back to waxing. That is how different the products are.

Skin Candy Sugaring Vs Waxing

Natural ingredients do not irritate the skin or cause allergies

Since the paste is made from pure natural ingredients and it does not contain any preservatives or extra additional ingredients, it is safe to use even for customers with allergies, dry psoriasis and dry itchy eczema.

Our pastes have a very high concentration of sugar which prevents the bacteria from breeding in the paste. With added Xylitol the paste includes sugar alcohols, that make the paste also moisturising and antibacterial.

More comfortable treatment technique

With Skin Candy, you will have a more complete and pleasant epilation experience:

With our sweet method, the hair is removed in its growing direction, which will prevent the trauma caused by the epilation and will remove the hair deeper from the follicle. This way we avoid breaking the hair in the follicle and thus we can minimise a number of ingrown hairs.

Since the hair is removed to its natural direction of growth the treatment is much more gentle for you.

Effects on skin and hair growth

With Skin Candy, don’t need to grow the hair to the length of 5-7mm unlike with waxing techniques. Experienced therapists can remove even the shortest hair with our Xylitol enhanced pastes.

After a number of treatments the hair follicle begins to deplete. The hair gets frailer after every treatment and after a few treatments, the regularly treated areas will show permanent results in decreasing hair growth.

Please join us in congratulating our Beth

It’s been a little while since we updated you on the goings on within the salon, so I wanted to let you know that we have been celebrating Beth’s progress!

About KalypsosBeth is now a fully-fledged stylist available for appointments within our Stylist price range.

Beth joined us nearly two years ago straight out of school, and with determination and hard work she has passed her Level 2 NVQ.

She has been a very quick learner and we’re very proud of her progress!

If you’d like to book an appointment with Beth then call the salon on 01747 855400 or book yourself in online here.

See you soon!

Pop in and play make-up with us (for free)!

We posted last month about our new lipstick we’re launching in the salon called LipSense – a lipstick unlike any other!

As the original long-lasting lip colour, it is waterproof, does not kiss-off, smear-off, rub-off or budge-off! Once it’s on, it’s on! You won’t be worrying about whether it’s on your teeth, or caked in the corners of your mouth, so you can just concentrate on being you.

Next week on Friday 23rd June we’ve got the salon open for you to come in and play all day with LipSense and the different colours to see what it’s all about – we’d love to see you!

P.S – There are over 30 colours to choose from! Come in and play!

Are you protecting your hair colour as well as your skin this summer?

We are most definitely in summer now, hooray!

I bet you’ve got the sun lotion out to protect your skin from the sun’s rays, but are you protecting your hair too?

Here’s something you might not know:

UV rays can damage the colour of your hair as well as dehydrate it, which means split ends can be a real pain during the summer.

Are you protecting your hair colour as well as your skin this summer?We have a little bottle full of magic by Davines called SU Hair Milk which is a leave-in protective and softening treatment that provides all of the benefits of a cream and the lightness of a spray.

Thanks to anti UV-A and UV-B filters, it protects the hair hydration and colour during sun exposure. It has a light formula that conditions hair without weighing it down, leaving it soft and shiny, with a floral (camellia and mimosa), fruity (apple) and woody fragrance.

If you’ve got a holiday or trip to the beach planned, this is a must-have to pack so you can protect your colour for longer.

You can pick up these amazing bottles from our salon today.

Enjoy the sun and take care!

Sally & The Kalypsos Team

Will we see you on the 23rd June?

We have been a bit excited in the salon lately and it’s because we’ve got a brand new product we think you will LOVE.

Available now in our salon is LipSense – a lipstick unlike any other. As the original long-lasting lip colour, it lasts up to 18 hours, it is waterproof, does not kiss-off, smear-off, rub-off or budge-off! Once it’s on, it’s on!

You won’t be worrying about whether it’s on your teeth, or caked in the corners of your mouth, so you can just concentrate on being you.

Check it out:

On Fri 23rd June we’re hosting 1 day in the salon for you to come into the salon to play all day with the different colours and test for yourselves how long they last.

As Joanna Lumley once saidLipstick and mirrors and hairspray, I find them a great antidote”!

We can only agree!

A little note to say thank you!

Things are moving fast at Kalypsos and every month our newsletter seems fit to burst!

We understand that our newsletter can be a tad long, so make it easier for you to read what’s going on in the salon we have decided to break down our usual newsletter into weekly blogs. So, instead of reading one long blog from us every month, you’ll get four little ones instead, packed full of value!

We have our winning Supermum of 2017!This week, we would like to thank everyone who bought raffle tickets for our Super Mum’s prize draw! Last month we introduced you to our Super Mum of 2017 Kay, who was faced with the challenge of raising £10,000 to provide her poorly diabetic daughter Ruby-Mae with a new glucose monitor.

Well, since our last email, our Super Mum has managed to raise £22,000!! The fundraising football match that took place at Shaftesbury School last Sunday was a massive success!

We are thrilled for our Super Mum and want to thank you for your support and well-wishes. Ruby-Mae is excited to start her treatment journey to health.

Have a great weekend!