The whole team become Balayage Certified by Redken
The salon invited London based educator James Atkinson to Marzipan to push our colouring skills. We spent a day working on 5 models, using a variety of balayage techniques. The results were incredible and great to step out of our comfort zone and push the boundaries with colour.
Hannah tied the knot!
The salon closed on Saturday 15th June to celebrate Hannah getting married. Team Marzipan were dressed to impress and danced the night away!
Marzipan voted 2019 Best Hair Salon in Cornwall!
Muddy Stilettos held their annual awards for local Cornish businesses. This year we won Best Salon in Cornwall which we are very happy about! Thanks for the votes!
Three Best Rated vote Marzipan in the top 3 salons in Cornwall!
Our salon re-brand and makeover makes the national press
Thank you salon focus magazine for the wonderful feature!
MARZIPAN is 8!
They say time flies when you’re having fun!
We understand the importance of customer service. To be better, we need to make the effort to learn. We closed the salon to spend time with an industry expert who refreshed our minds on why we love our job!
Marzipan help to share Lee Stafford Education over the UK
As well as styling hair in the salon, Hannah works part-time for Lee Stafford Education. During 2018, she worked with Halesowen College and New City College London.
Lee Stafford shares his tips on cutting mens hair
Tasha & Adam bring back new ideas to Marzipan from a seminar with Lee.
The Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards are back!
This year is a little different for us. The Awards are now in their 4th year and we have certainly been involved from the start. Daisy came runner up in 2015 and won in 2016 in the hair & beauty category. Shannon was the winner in the hair & beauty category and overall winner in 2017. This year we are excited to be sponsoring the event and part of the judging panel. Good luck to all!
Finalists in local award!
Marzipan made it to the top 5 hair salons in Cornwall, in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2018!
Our Apprenticeship scheme is celebrated.
Thank you Truro & Penwith College for naming Marzipan an Oustanding Apprenticeship Employer!
Tom completes the Paris Marathon for the 2nd time!
Well done Tom!
Our record donations to The Little Princess Trust
The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults up to the age of 24, who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses. We have been sending off more plaits then ever and spreading the word about this fantastic charity.
To find out more visit www.littleprincesses.org.uk
Finally, our Christmas Party!
With December being such a busy time for us, we decided to celebrate Christmas and New Year in January. All 11 of the Marzipan team enjoyed a dinner, dance and stay over at The St Michaels Hotel and Spa in Falmouth. It was just fab!
Shannon had a clean sweep at the Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards 2017! She won Apprentice of the Year in the Hair & Beauty category and the overall award competing with all the winners! We are so proud of her.
Shannon is a finalist in the Cornwall Apprentice of the Year Awards 2017! We are very proud of her making the final 3!
We LOVE our new salon!
We have settled in to our new salon very well. Pop in to take a look!
It’s all change!
EXCITING NEWS! Next week we are having a salon makeover…..This means we are closed Monday 11th to Thursday 14th. We are back in full swing on Friday 15th with a new look! Say goodbye to our black and gold logo. Thanks to all!
Our 2017 summer photo shoot! 11 models, make-up, lights, camera, ACTION! Thanks to Jodie Slinger photography, Makeup by Hannah Symons and our 11 beautiful models. Images to follow.
Tom completes Paris Marathon in under 4 hours!
The hard work paid off! Well done Tom.
We love education!
We welcomed Tony Wood & Michael Saunders to Marzipan for a 2 day bespoke cutting workshop. These amazing artists are Lee Stafford educators, salon owners and industry experts!
2017 Loreal Colour Trophy Regional Finalist!
Well done Tom! Thanks to all involved, bring on Bristol.
Shannon is awarded 2nd place!
After plenty of preparation and a fantastic model, Shannon gained 2nd place at the 2017 Cornish Skills Competition. We are so proud of her!
Lights, camera, action!
The salon was transformed into a studio for a photoshoot last week. We are entering the Loreal Colour Trophy 2017. Watch this space……….
Tom is running the Paris Marathon
We are in support of Tom, who is running the Paris Marathon in April. He is raising money for Get Kids Going. If you would like to donate, please call the salon.
A Christmas party in January
With December being a busy month in the salon, we decided to celebrate Christmas in January! We went to a fabulous hotel in Falmouth, where we enjoyed a three course meal, dance and overnight stay.
December flew by!
Thank you to all our wonderful clients who visited us this December. We had a creative month with more transformations than ever. Happy Christmas to all.
Daisy wins Cornwall Apprentice of the Year 2016!
We are so proud of Daisy! She won Apprentice of the Year 2016 and certainly deserved it.
Marzipan is 6!
We were front row for Cornwall Pride
During a busy Saturday, we all took a break to watch.
The parade opened with the very glamorous Roland and included one of the country’s biggest rainbow flags!
Grey hair, still popular this season
We are still getting asked on a weekly basis to produce grey hair on our clients. Believe it or not this can be one of the biggest challenges we face. It can often takes many hours and can be hard to maintain.
Here are some of our recent makeovers.
Hair by Tasha, Daisy and Tom.
Lee Stafford Education is on fire!
Hannah has been around the country sharing the Lee Stafford way when it comes to education. Liverpool, Chichester and Oxford have been great places to visit.
Redken in Barcelona
A wonderful 3 day event by Redken. Lots of learning and inspiration!
Tom competes in the L’oreal Colour Trophy regional final!
Although Tom didn’t win, we loved his entry. Big thanks to our fabulous model Holly, photographer Jodie, Chris at Benetton and Keira at No3 lash and brow bar.
Salon Smart 2016
We strive to be part of the annual industry event Salon Smart. Held in London, the 2 days are packed with seminars, shows, networking and inspiration. This year we heard from big names Lee Stafford, Nicky Clarke, Shane Bennett, Tony Wood, Adam Reed and many more!
Both Daisy and Jess were asked to demonstrate their hairdressing skills at the 2016 Salon Cornwall event. They are working hard towards their NVQ3 in hairdressing and the hard work is paying off!
Kim becomes our Redken Certified Haircolorist!
Kim has been working hard for almost 2 years to achieve the top Redken Colour Award. Mixing practical, theory and exams, Kim got one of the highest possible results! Well done!
Lee Stafford adds Hannah to his education team.
Lee Stafford is opening hairdressing academies all over the UK and has asked Hannah to get on board to share his vision with the college trainers. Hannah is enjoying the new challenge and loves being part of the Lee Stafford Education team.
We decided to have our Christmas party in January. So thanks to the Fistral Beach Hotel for a great time. A wonderful meal, casino tables, dancing, swimming, overnight stay and breakfast!
Salon’s 5th birthday
After 5 years, our growing squad still has the original four from day one! A then and now below.
Daisy makes top 3 at Cornwall Apprentice Awards!
The Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards 2015 took place this month. Daisy made the top 3 in the Hair and Beauty category and the Achievement category. We are very proud of her and she is a very valued member of the Marzipan team.
Tom gets fit!
Since January this year Tom has enjoyed changing his lifestyle to be a fitter, healthier chap! So far he has completed the Truro and Indian Queens half marathon, Tough Enough challenge and the Newquay 10k. Well done Tom!
Tom styles the hair for a bridal photoshoot
Many people came together to create a fabulous bridal photoshoot. Christine Trewinnard Couture, Enchanted Brides photography, Katherine Rowe make-up artist, Jazzy the lovely model and Tom at Marzipan styling the hair.
Our apprentice Daisy was a model for Andrew Barton
Andrew Barton visited Truro to give a seminar on dressing long hair. Daisy was chosen to be his model!
Redken Symposium in Vegas an LA!
The Global Redken Symposium took place in January. It began with seminars and shows from well known hairdressers from all over the world, then finished with a few days in LA. We had lots of fun and were very inspired!