100 Years of History
KH Hair Group is celebrating one hundred years of history which began with
a single salon opening on a quiet corner in Long Eaton.
KH Hair – 100 Years of History
KH Hair Group is, today, run by joint managing directors, Darren Messias (Stephen’s son) and Tim Fee, who joined the Board in 2004, alongside existing shareholder, Tim Lacey, who retired in 2007.
Darren joined the company nearly 30 years ago and has since worked his way up from the salon floor. As creative director for the KH Hair Group, he leads the acclaimed Creative and Colour Teams as they represent the brand both nationally and internationally at photo shoots, on the catwalks, in the press and at industry shows. In 1994, Darren was a member of the exclusive Fellowship F.A.M.E Team with Errol Douglas and, in 2003, was winner of the Best Men’s Collection at the AIPP Awards.
Darren can often be found judging at leading industry awards and is regularly featured in hairdressing and consumer press. In 2016 he received the Fellow with Honours award from the Fellowship for British Hairdressing , marking his contribution to the Fellowship and the industry as a whole.
Tim began his KH Hair journey in 1976 as a young apprentice at the St James Street salon in Derby. On finishing his apprenticeship, he soon became a very busy and popular stylist, going on to become manager of the salon in 1990. A year later he joined forces with Sally to open the Ashbourne salon, before becoming sole owner of both establishments in 2000. With his astute business acumen and his head for figures, Tim joined Darren at head office part-time in 2004 before leaving his salon life behind and becoming a full co-partner in 2007.
Mr Arthur Hall opens his first salon in Long Eaton
Mr Keith Hall joins the family business in charge of Chair No.6
Keith Hall leaves the salon to join the Royal Air Force
Mr Keith Hall qualifies as a flying instructor
Mr Keith Hall is awarded an MBE for ‘gallantry not in the face of the enemy’
TRAIN WITH THE BEST
Hairdressing apprenticeships are delivered
by Central Training Group.
Seeking a successful career in hairdressing? KH Hair has been providing professional hairdressing services to the general public through our own nominated training salons. The Central@KH Hair training academy is located within our Head Office premises and we currently have a long standing clientele of training models however, we are always welcome to new applicants. We select ambitious, motivated individuals for our training programme, which we believe to be the industry’s finest. We train our teams to the highest standards, invest continuously in their development, and create a culture that recognises each client is unique.