After my university course failed to live up to my expectations, I made a complete career change to fulfil my creativity and decided to attend night school at Tresham college where I completed my NVQ in hairdressing. I loved hairdressing and loved learning, attending many courses and undertaking online education to hone and develop my skills. Once I had found my direction, I was unstoppable, initially working from home and then as a manager of a local salon.
My passion for colour, backed up by my technical ability made me the go to stylist in the salon for colour. Im ambitious and when the opportunity arose I bought the salon I was working in and the Paul Watts Salon Group was born.
I have opened 6 salons over a 10 year period, which saw 4 operating at once and relocate 2 of them to much bigger premisses. This was down to the demand from clients wanting to visit the salons, but with the size, myself and the team were unable to fit everyone in.
The model changed from 4 small boutique salons to 2 big salons in the heart of Kettering and Oundle. This has been a complete game changer to the PWH group giving me much more time to develop my team and work more internationally, while keeping the quality of work at its highest.
I look at colour in a very unique way, taking inspiration from the make up industry, nature, and art to name a few, transitioning their techniques and colours into hair. I love to create bespoke colour, with a lot of freehand colour melting and blending to suit my clients lifestyle.
I have won numerous awards in the industry from local community awards, UK and international awards boosting my profile in the industry. One of my biggest achievements was holding the National Hairdressing Federation colourist of the year award from 2012 to 2015 with the awards no longer running. Check out the awards section on the website by CLICKING HERE for all of mine and the teams awards from 2009 to present day.
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In addition to running my successful salon group, Paul has travelled extensively throughout the UK, sharing my colour and cutting knowledge and techniques with others. I am now one of the members of JOICO’s European Color Design Team where I am working alongside the members of the JOICO team at shows, seminars, demonstrations and presentations both in the UK and Europe.
“I really am the luckiest person in the world, I get to do what i love everyday, with people around me who inspire and motivate me. I work with a team of incredibly talented people and their love for the industry is what makes it all possible”
Hairdresser & Educator