A workshop is a small workplace where handcrafts and manufacturing are practised. It also refers to a brief intensive course for a small group, with an emphasis on problem solving. Basicsalon is a small workplace that enables further skills-training for qualified staff and encourages group discussions on the subjects of hair and beauty treatments; hence a hair and beauty workshop.
Our practitioners are our therapists and stylists. Both are practising their skills; we refer to them as our hair or beauty practitioners.
A: NO. In order for any practitioner to practise their skill on clients in our workshop, they must be qualified already in the field. We do have students at basicsalon but they can only assist the stylists or therapists.
A: Yes, we can all be considered trainees, because we are all still developing our skills in different areas, at different levels.
A: To rate is to give us your feedback on our practitioners' work. This helps us to identify the skills we need to develop and to upskill. You only rate when asked though, it's not necessary on every visit.
The same as at any salon, it is important to test for any possible contra-indication to treatments or products, due to sensitivity or allergy. Registering helps us to identify you in our salon system for future appointment bookings and to quickly see any restrictions needed in your treatments because of contra-indication.
We only offer this discount to employees in the fields of education and health, or to those who work with the elderly and young people. If your occupation does not lie in these fields, we are unable to provide you this discount.
Our 10% discount (on £15 treatments and upwards) are for those who work in health and education sectors, as detailed below. Also, registered charitable organisations.
Entitled to discounts are:
- Schools/Universities: Students, Teachers, Lecturers, Staff
- NHS: Doctors, Nurses, Staff
- Community Workers: Police Officers, Fire Officers, Postmen, Caretakers, etc.
- Charity Organisations
- Hair & Beauty Practitioners: Hairdressers, Beauty Therapists, Masseurs, etc
Please also note that this entitlement is valid strictly by proof of ID with a valid date, or proof of payslip not more than 3 months old. Terms and conditions apply.
No single person owns Basicsalon. It is a collection of individuals investing in a new concept, to contribute to our community. Our intention is to help others progress in their fields and to provide more quality practitioners in the market place.
Our primary investor is based in Dubai in the UAE, they provided us with furnishings and equipments when we began. Others individuals provided as with our business establishment. And our business relies on the local community using our services.
If you are not happy with a completed treatment, you can request to give your immediate feedback, verbally or by filling out our ratings sheet. This enables the management to deal with the issue. Treatments completed with unsatisfactory results can entitle you to further discount, extra treatments or repeat treatments. If treatments are still uncompleted but you believe them unsatisfactory, our workshop instructor will be appointed to resolve this. If irresolvable, the treatment will be free of charge. Otherwise, complete treatments are charged at workshop prices, which are already below the standard market rates.
When this occurs, we would really appreciate if you can call back in so we can rectify it. This helps the stylist to improve their skills by taking notice of the areas they need to work on. All you have to do is to call back in and our senior workshop instructor will rectify it free of charge.