Any hairdresser knows of or follows Creative Head, a leading industry Hair magazine… And for October 2020 issue, Moko were invited to participate in a 4 page spread featuring the brand new Salon re-fit. For many years the passionate Moko Team have always strived to be the best at what they do, and to be given this opportunity to reach their ultimate goal has been a great milestone. Join us below for this exclusive post lock-down interview, providing an insight into ways Anthony has future proofed his business during these unprecedented times.

The Outliers has been published in partnership with @Redken, and shines a light on artists and business owners proving themselves as industry innovators, and tastemakers who want to illustrate a fresh approach to hairdressing. It’s not easy out there on the British high street right now. Stores are closing; big name retail brands are disappearing. But within these unsettling times, there are reasons to be cheerful. For among the plethora of salons across the UK, there is an identifiable band of business brains that are bucking the trend, both new entrepreneurs and seasoned salon owners. 

THE RADICAL REFIT 

Few salon owners will have been bold enough this year to give their premises a major refit and introduce brand new colour and product brands. But Moko’s Anthony Young had good reason to make 2020 a year of change.

 “We’ve always done well in our market town,” he says, “hitting all the benchmarks. But I got the sense that we were getting too comfortable. Our client demographic was getting narrower and our passion and motivation were being lost.”

Throughout lockdown the 20-year-old salon was transformed. It ditched its previous neutral interior and emerged resplendent in July as a five-storey visual and sensual smorgasbord of unique spaces, each decorated in their own distinct style. From classic rose gold and marble to Japanese-inspired Zen and graffiti-daubed urban grit, there’s a look and feel to suit every client. And of course it’s all hugely Instagrammable… you’ll even find a room dedicated to Redken!

“I had so many ideas, and I wanted to use all of them!” laughs Anthony. “I wasn’t sure how to proceed but completing the Salon Emotion course from L’Oréal Professional Products Division gave me some useful pointers and also the confidence to press ahead with my plans.”

For more information on this exclusive write up about #MokoSalonSpa visit: 

Thank you – The Redken Tribe, and of course the team at Creative Head for giving Moko this amazing opportunity.

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