Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Capital Hair and Beauty

 I am all for championing UK grown businesses on my blog and indeed I have featured one or two in my time. Today's honour is bestowed upon Capital Hair and Beauty who began their journey some 60 years ago as a scissor sharpening company based in Brighton, East Sussex.  Today they have gone on to became the UK's largest independent supplier to Hairdressers, Beauty Therapists and Nail Technicians with over 34 cash & carry stores throughout the UK and Ireland.

The company for me has a really fascinating history, back in 1954, the scissor sharpening service used push bikes to deliver their service, not using a courier service as you might use today or indeed a Boris bike for those of you who live in London.  Throughout the 60s and 70s the business grew and self-service trade counters began to appear, then fast forward to the 1980s and there is the very first cash and carry wholesale outlet in Hayes, Middlesex.  Today with stores and distribution warehouses expanding rapidly, we hit the year 2004 to see Capital’s first eCommerce website which was later launched and in 2005.  It was at this point they started providing training courses to encourage customers to pick up new skills and broaden expertise, plus give them a chance to meet new people in the business and share tips!  Now the website has a mobile version of the website and most interestingly of all, a blog and a step into the ever growing and rapidly changing universe of social media.

I know a few of my readers are beauticians in many different forms and this website has everything I can think of for running your own business.  Whether you need a barbers chair, styling units or even a nail station, which look super handy for make-up storage, this site covers it all and at amazing prices, I somehow expected to see chairs costing a lot more than they do, my own office chair is three times the price of one of these and it isn't that comfortable - I wonder if I can trade!




Furniture aside and there is a huge lost of products for sale with every brand you can think of from Tigi, American Crew, Babyliss, Fudge, L'Oreal and Schwarzkopf to name just a few of them.  As this is a wholesale site you can only imagine some of the bargains to be had and if you do run your own company, are just starting out or have been thinking about starting out, then Capital Hair and Beauty is more than worth checking out.


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30 comments:

  1. I love hair products! Although I cant say I require any furniture ha!

    #bbloggerbunch

    Oh So Gawjess

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  2. I didn't even know scissor sharpening companies even existed! Interesting :)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  3. I might not be a beautician but I do love hair products hehe. I have a bathroom full of them. My husband goes mad lol

    angelahamilton2014.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. That nail station looks amazing for makeup storage!

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Totally agree with Jess, the nail station looks great! xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

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  6. I’ve just found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
    Interesting posts, beautiful photos & design! It’s really amazing!
    Great job! I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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  7. I love that desk it looks great for storage. I love to support British businesses - great company!

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  8. oo great to hear about a fab british company! Their furniture looks really sleek and stylish!

    Jess
    owlcrazymummy.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I buy all my beauty stuff from Capital. KBxx

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  10. The nail station looks fabulous! I remember my hairdresser sending her scissors away to be sharpened - its so bizzar but I guess someone has to do it so hair is cut perfectly :)

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  11. the nail station would be great as a standard desk or makeup desk!

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  12. The nail station looks great I have bought online from Capital Hair & Beauty before.

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  13. Their furniture looks very stylish and I would proudly display on my salon if I had one! x
    www.lilinhaangel.com

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  14. That chair looks comfy - think my Toni and Guy uses them!

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  15. Wow, that was a blast from the past, I trained as a beauty therapist a very very long time ago and got all my training kit from them.

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  16. Sounds like a great resource - I could do with the nail station for home!

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  17. I wouldn't mind having this armchair with sink at home and someone to wash my hair once or twice with a proper head massage :)

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  18. I always wanted to be a hairdresser when I was growing up :) nice to support a British company x

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  19. I used to go there all the time when I lived in Sussex

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  20. I love sites like this, there's so many things that I want to buy and I don't work in the industry

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  21. Love the storage drawers in the desk, I could easily fill it

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  22. Such a great post! love the furniture xxx

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  23. That's pretty awesome growth of that company! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Wow I love their story. It's always nice to support british companies and especially ones that have really worked their way up through the ranks, good for them!

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  25. I appreciate your guidelines. It’s nice information for us.

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