We recently celebrated our 5th birthday here at Mod so to celebrate, we caught up with one of our Directors James Langley to ask him a few questions about the past 5 years.
Q. How has Mod developed over the past 5 years?
A. Mod’s team has doubled in the past 5 years! We now have 12 staff in total including 3 trainees. We have stylists on national art teams including American Crew Allstars, the KMS Art Team and KMS Session Syndicate.
Mod Salons is also a regular stage presence for Hairdressing Journal International at large national events, giving us plenty of opportunities to discover new industry trends to share with our clients back in Leeds.
Q. What have been your notable highlights?
A. We’ve seen constant growth through tough financial times and have had 2 refits, keeping the salon fresh and updated. But the greatest highlight has to be seeing our first apprentices qualified and hitting the floor. Izaak and I get a tremendous sense of achievement training our own staff.
Q. How do you think the industry has changed?
A. The industry has changed massively over past 10 to 15 years. Barbering and male grooming have taken off and men are much more into honing their look and enjoying the experience.
The market has also become quite saturated so it’s important to offer a great service, stylish environment and brilliant aftercare for each client. Online booking has given clients more access to booking at times convenient to them.
Q. What are you most proud of?
A. Again it has to be the investment in our staff. We take great pride in teaching young people new skills and giving them a trade in an industry that we love.
Q. What do you think the future holds over the next five years?
A. Who knows! The sky’s the limit!
Want to come and see how we’ve grown for yourself? Book your appointment and stop by the salon for a catch-up.