In 1976, Jennifer Cheyne OBE opened the first Cheynes Salon with just one assistant.
From these humble beginnings the Cheynes Team has grown and now has more than 170 superbly trained and highly motivated staff in six salons located throughout the city centre of Edinburgh.
Jennifer and her Art team have travelled the world presenting shows and seminars which resulted in the opening of the Cheynes Academy in 1988, along with Managing Director, Paul Adamczuk. Check out examples of their photographic work from the archives of Cheynes in ‘Creative’.
Cheynes Training was launched in 1989 with Director, William Howarth, and has now delivered an NVQ Training Programme to hundreds of hairdressing salons all over Britain with over 8,000 trainees achieving qualifications. Cheynes Training continues to be one of the largest hairdressing training companies in the UK.
Jennifer also launched ‘Clipmeche’ to the hairdressing industry, which is an environmental friendly Highlighting System and can be purchased by salons (click on ‘Education’), which gives a tremendous long lasting result for clients.
Although Jennifer and her team have picked up many awards and Cheynes is recognized as a leading International Salon, the company’s greatest asset is undoubtedly it’s strong culture and happy working environment, as well as the indisputable talent of the Cheynes Team.
Jennifer attributes the longevity of the company to the tremendous loyalty of their wonderful clients.
Jennifer Cheynes was awarded an OBE in The Queens New Year Honours List 2014