WE BELIEVE THERE IS A NEED FOR PROFOUND CHANGE IN THE UK HAIRDRESSING INDUSTRY.
Your Hair should be Beautiful
Hairdressing should be Professional
Hairdressing should be Ethical
Hairdressing should be Green
Hairdressing should be Art
We would like to change your view of hairdressing , an industry that does so much good by making people look and feel fabulous.
We believe that all hairdressers should be professionally qualified and officially registered (licensed). All salons should pay their employees at least the Real Living Wage. All employers in our wonderful industry should invest in its future by training and developing the next generation. All salons (and all businesses come to that) should do everything they can to save the planet by reducing their carbon emissions, cutting down on waste and pollution and by supporting organisations fighting to reverse the 6th mass extinction. (And if you don't know what that is or don't think it matters, check this article out) .
Hairdressers are creative, talented, energetic, knowledgeable, sociable, sympathetic and highly skilled. They are experts and professionals. Their best work is art.
So that's what we say! Do we walk the talk? We think we are having a good go...
Of course all our hairdressers are trained and qualified (or in training) to NVQ Level 3 or beyond. They are all State Registered and their professional development carries on throughout their career with us. We invest in the next generation by employing apprentices at both salons and Keith Mellen is a member of the government's "Trailblazer" Apprenticeship Steering Group developing the new Hair Professional Standards.
Anne Veck is a former Ambassador for The Hair and Barber Council lobbying for mandatory professional registration and is currently the Hairdressing Ambassador for the National Hairdressers' Federation, helping drive up standards across the industry.
Anne has been a member of The Fellowship For British Hairdressing for over 20 years and these days we have House Membership, ensuring that team members have access to this amazing organisation which promotes artistic and creative quality throughout the industry.
Anne Veck Limited is a Living Wage employer, accredited by The Living Wage Foundation. We are founder members of the campaign to make Oxford, England and Wales' first Living Wage City.
We believe in working in an open, honest and transparent way with both our clients and our employees. Our complaints procedure goes beyond the requirements of The Consumer Rights Act 2015 and we operate a completely transparent and objective career and pay scale for our team members.
We welcome job applications from anyone appropriately qualified, regardless of age, disability, race, faith, gender, etc.
We refitted our Oxford salon in 2013 and our Bicester salon in 2018, aiming to combine sustainability with the Anne Veck brand to create stylish, green, destination salons. The focus in Oxford has been on on reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions, whilst in Bicester the emphasis is on use of recycled materials for fixtures and fittings.
Anne Veck Limited is certified Carbon Neutral by Carbon Footprint LImited and we sponsor BBOWT, the local wildlife trust . We recognise that being an environmentally friendly business is a journey that we haven't yet completed so there is lots more we can do!
Is hairdressing art?
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