Metropolis Win Best Business for Customer Care at the Kingston Business Awards!

On Thursday evening on the 24th of October, hundreds of guests, including staff from Metropolis, attended The Kingston Business Excellence Awards in the Kingston Holiday Inn. The award celebrates outstanding local businesses in Kingston and their unique services that they bring to the community. The event was sponsored by NatWest and produced by the Kingston Chamber of Commerce, Kingston Council and Kingstonfirst.

Metropolis Hairdressing salon won the award for Best Business For Customer Service.

Amanda Flory, a member of the art team said: “It’s an amazing award to win. We were really hoping to be the runners up or win it but we didn’t expect it. To get a trophy for our customer service is fantastic, we really value our customers and this trophy is for them.”

Eve Dain, from the PR team received the award on behalf of Metropolis Hairdressing salon on behalf of Robert due to his : “I’m picking up this award on behalf of Robert Masciave, who couldn’t be with us tonight because he is Japan doing fabulous hair for his new collection. “I think this award is for the whole Metropolis team and for everybody involved in making the Metropolis experience accessible to Kingston and beyond.”


(left to right): Patrick Stewart of TWM Solicitors who presented the award, Amanda Flory from Metropolis, Eve Dain of Catalyst PR and Julia Baranova from Metropolis.



Catalyst launch a new Quif website

Quif website has been built in only two weeks and includes detailed information about the product, takes you through different shades Quif Blast Creative Colour is available in as well as directs you to nearest stockists to buy this fabulous new product. Not to mention the new website looks incredible and is so easy to navigate. See for your self – visit and let us know what you think. Colour seems to the hottest hair trend of the moment. Autumn Winter Catwalks were full of it with models from shows like Fendi and Balenciaga strutting around with a head full of funkiest colours which made this season’s ‘Punk’ trend on top of every ‘it’ girl’s wish list. Blast Creative Colour by Quif is a semi permanent hair colour which comes in 14 sizzling shades including inky blues, dreamy violets, fiery reds and hot pinks. The colours can be mixed with the ‘White Lightning’ shade to achieve a popular candy shade which celebrities like Rita Ora, Jessie J and Kelly Osborne seem to be raving about.

Michelle Griffin who is a current leader of the Colour Project shares her tips on how best to use Blast Creative Colour by Quif: ‘We have used the Quif Blast Creative Colour to create a gorgeous colourful look, we were aiming for the fashionable candy floss pink and the best way to create that was to apply the pink colour to the hair and then massage the White Lightning shade into the hair. This allows you to control exactly how light you want to go creating a beautiful dishevelled pink colour hue.’ Quif Blast Creative Colour is not only favoured by professionals across the UK but is also the latest hair colour which allows you to get a trendy dip dye, or recreate latest celebrity candy colour at home.

Salon International

One of the perks of being in the hair and beauty industry is events – every year there are a variety of shows that showcase the best and brightest products. This year I was lucky enough to attend Salon International on behalf of Reamin hand cream, now 3 days of seeing hairdressers and students was incredibly hectic, coaches poured in every hour with hundreds of trainee hairdressers ready to see the latest hair products! So what exactly is Salon International? Well to those of you who don’t know, the event is held every year and renowned brands such as Babyliss, Toni and Guy and GHD bring their models and hairdressers on stage to showcase different looks and techniques. The event hall is absolutely huge and hundreds of hair stylists travel from around the world to see the different exhibitors. It really is inspiring to see the different avant garde hairstyles being created on stage, especially seeing our clients Salon Genius, Reamin, Craig Chapman, Skyler McDonald, Orofluido, Michelle Griffin and Anne Veck exhibiting for the three days.