WE BELIEVE THERE IS A NEED FOR PROFOUND CHANGE IN HAIRDRESSING.
Your Hair should be Beautiful
Hairdressing should be Professional
Hairdressing should be Ethical
Hairdressing should be Sustainable
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, pollution and single-use plastic and by supporting organisations fighting to save natural habitats and biodiversity.
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?
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 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 Hair and Beauty 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 , aiming to combine sustainability with the Anne Veck brand to create a stylish, green, destination salon. The focus in Oxford is on on reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions, together with using products which are manufactured using renewable energy, recycled packaging and naturally derived ingredients.
Anne Veck Limited is certified Carbon Neutral by Carbon Footprint Limited and we sponsor BBOWT, the local wildlife trust . In the salon we use Davines hair care products and colour which are created with attention and respect for our environment, using high grade, natural ingredients. 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!
We think that hairdressing is a very often underrated art medium, seen by many as a purely functional (and fashionable ) service. But this is not so. Just look at Vidal Sassoon’s iconic images of precision cutting to see, hairdressing is an art form all unto itself. The practice of cutting hair and styling, doing so perfectly is an art, but there are also artists expressing themselves through avant-garde hairdressing, using hair as a canvas. They manipulate it as if it were material, change its properties, paint it… And the results can be magical.
Is hairdressing art?
Please take a look at our photo collections to see what you think!
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