The Spring journey started when Matthew began researching how to work with naturally curly hair and discovered the amazing Lorraine Massey. He bought her book, ‘Curly Girl: The Handbook’, in 2010 and hasn’t looked back. After making contact with Lorraine, in 2011 he flew to New York and became her protégé, with a desire to learn – really, properly learn – all he could about working with curly hair.
Whilst being trained by Lorraine he made the decision there and then to focus entirely on cutting curls – a leap of faith but absolutely the right decision. Matthew will be forever grateful to Lorraine; he’s very proud to call her his mentor and friend. In Matthew’s own words, “I have never been happier, Spring’s journey has only just begun…”
I love the difference in my hair since I started the curly girl method, and I love being able to get my hair cut by someone who knows what he’s doing!
Matt, you do a remarkable job and the salon is lovely. Just keep on providing the service you do!
I’ve been coming to Matt now for a number of years spanning four salons. I have stopped people in the street to tell them about Matt and Spring!
Spring was founded by Matthew James (formerly of Matthew James Hair) in November 2015. The salon is located on Corporation Street, part of the Birmingham conservation area, and is housed in Ruskin Chambers, a beautiful Victorian grade II listed building built in 1899. The salon is spread over two floors; be in the hub of things at ground level, or sit back, relax and enjoy a Nespresso coffee in a comfortable leather chair on the lower ground level.
Spring is rapidly establishing its status as the country’s first curly hair specific salon and the team continues to go from strength to strength, building upon the unique Curl-by-Curl™ cut and colour technique.
Spring regularly hosts events featuring Lorraine Massey, curl guru and author of ‘Curly Girl: The Handbook’.
“The staff are experts in their field, they will transform your curly hair and how you feel about it. Try it once and you’ll be hooked, it is an enlightening experience.”
“I want clients to feel that they are getting a personal, individualised service that simply takes their own hair and makes it better – working with curly hair is true freedom, as each and every head of curls is so unique – I just follow the curl!”
“The future is certainly bright but it isn’t orange (pun intended!), it’s whatever colour you want it to be. Most importantly though, it’s curly”.
“Curly hair is a different form of hairdressing. It makes you think outside the box and you can get more creative. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than a brilliant curly finish.”
“I love making people feel beautiful. I want to help clients love and embrace their curls, no one curl is the same! It is fantastic being part of the Spring community.”
Spring is the first UK salon dedicated to curly hair clients. If you’re creative, think outside the box and possess the passion and desire to be part of our unique and dedicated team, we’d love to hear from you.
FRONT OF HOUSE
Spring’s Front of House is an essential part of our business and our clients’ experience.
Situated in the centre of Birmingham, we are recognised as the UK’s first curly hair specific salon providing the highest level, premium quality care and excellent service.
As you will be the first impression for our clients, we expect you to have style, attention to detail, a passion for customer service, excellent telephone skills and a can do attitude. Essential attributes include excellent verbal and written skills, IT literate and comfortable using social media platforms. Experience in using salon management software would be an advantage, however full training will be provided.
We welcome applicants of all ages, part-time and full-time positions will be considered.
Spring requires a passionate and energetic individual to join the salon as a full time salon assistant. You must be a strong communicator, work well in a busy team and share our passion to work with natural, curly hair. You must be able to show a real desire to develop a career in the hair industry.
In return we will provide a training and education programme for aspiring new stylists and technicians who want to work with the UK’s leading curly hair specific salon. During the first two years of training you will attend UCE to gain accreditation in NVQ level 2 Hair and Beauty, alongside in-house training at Spring to develop the unique Curl-by-Curl™ cut and colour techniques.
We welcome applicants of all ages.
SENDING YOUR DETAILS
Please email your CV along with a covering letter outlining your experience and current position by clicking here.
We look forward to hearing from you.