Premier Salon Group, Seckingtons Celebrates its 10th Anniversary, a hair empire for salons in Northampton and Milton Keynes. Entrepreneur, Johnny Seckington first opened the doors to Seckingtons on Wellingborough Road, Northampton on 9thApril 2009 and has built the business to be much more than a ‘hairdressers’, expanding into Milton Keynes and Hair Education.
Ten years on, Seckingtons boasts one of the strongest personal development and education programmes in the area. They house their own hairdressing academy, where salons from all over the Midlands and Anglia areas send their graduates to study under the incredible Seckingtons in-house trainers and assessors. Quite an innovation for a salon business.
Personality and character training come as standard at Seckingtons. Team members are encouraged to each learn about their own personal growth and that of others so that they can understand their working styles and work together to harmonise the business.
In an environment where happiness and an upbeat outlook is key for guests to enjoy their experience, Johnny makes health and wellness in the workplace a standard practice welcoming nutritionists, personal trainers and sleep specialists into the salon to consult with the team on a regular basis. “A happy team is paramount to a thriving business and the high staff retention rate at both the Northampton and Milton Keynes branches are testimony to this.” Said Johnny.
Seckingtons standards believe a strong business with longevity is about the team and the clients. The clients who are loyal and return to Seckingtons as part of their regular self-care ritual are Seckingtons top priority every step of the way. The guest journey is a 5* service from the moment they book through the Seckingtons app, to their warm friendly welcome and luxury experience. This level of service cannot be rivalled.
In addition to Seckingtons Service, is the business ethos for sustainability to stock the upmost eco-friendly and natural range from Aveda. Environment is at the forefront of Seckingtons and they only use recycled plastic, vegan friendly and manufactured only using windfarm energy. Aveda’s product range bring a spa like feel to the salon and their ritual experiences at the basin leave guests relaxed as they unwind and detach from their busy lives.
As if the team weren’t experienced enough already, they’re internationally trained and enjoy events as a part of their education in the likes of Miami, Berlin, Milan and more regularly, the big smoke itself, London. Growing from a team of just five back in 2009, the group is now an employer of 37 staff and has grown from the original flagship on Wellingborough Road in Northampton. Seckingtons Milton Keynes opened in November 2017 and has since developed a partnership with Milton Keynes College.
Johnny is proud of the business that he has built in the past decade:
“Having my own salon always seemed like such a pipedream to me so when we opened the salon in April 2009, all I could feel was pride. To have made a decade in business is amazing. I love my craft and I love my team, so each day that I come into the salon still fills me with excitement. In the past 10 years we’ve won awards, travelled the world and grown together as a team. To be able to offer my staff such tremendous experiences and see them each grow and develop is an honour.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to Seckingtons along the way and made it what it is today. You made a young man from Northampton’s dream come true and I couldn’t be more grateful.”
To book your appointment with Seckingtons Milton Keynes, please call us on 01908 670407. Alternatively, log onto the Seckingtons App.