About Us

Develop Your Business Skills

Being a Salon Owner can be stressful at times, having to spin so many different plates. Being technically good at what you do is paramount, but what is your approach to running your salon business?

At Kin Connect we mentor and support the independent salon owners to create the best salon culture, slick systems and ultimately earn a better living.

We understand everyone learns differently, with our hybrid learning, a mix of face to face and online coaching

What We Offer

We Help You Grow Your Business

Be a part of Kin Connect, a club where sharing knowledge is key to the success of salon life. A business club providing business coaching for hair salons, salon owners and their teams. Advancing your salon business by mentoring and supporting the independent salon owner to create the best salon culture, slick systems and ultimately earn a better living. We deliver real life business content to salon owners, salon managers, stylists, therapists and assistants, in the form of 8 connect programme per year, specific networking events, and workshops. On top of this, you also get an abundance of online learning, your very own business tool kit, exclusive product sales and so much more! Leading pioneers of salon education, Kin Connect is a subscription based membership. Get Involved, be part of it!

Meet Our Team

Carolyn Sweeney

Honest solutions to growing your business, and a genuine need to help other business owners. 

Carolyn Sweeney has been in the salon industry for over 30 years, working her way up as manager, then salon owner looking after a team of over 50, and all the challenges that brings, and how, in the times we are in, to plan your future business accordingly.

Giving support and recognition, Carolyn offers affordable education, and loves seeing smaller businesses take on bigger challenges to grow. Carolyn says, ‘Adding value to a business is the most important thing to me’

Emma Shepherd

Systems and processes are essential to any business success, and this is certainly where Emma fits into Kin Connect.

Having met Carolyn back in 1995, Emma has spent most of her working career in the hairdressing industry as a business development manager for London based Salons and spent 6 years in Sales and Marketing for L’Oreal.

‘Putting the pieces of the jigsaw together is the best part… looking at a challenge and finding all probable solutions, then putting plans into place to achieve the goal, this is certainly my favourite part!’

Zaine Brookes

Zaine has been in the hair industry since training as a stylist in 1997. He started Wonderful Life in 2013 with the ambition of bringing a modern, practical approach to supporting salons through exclusive brands and education. With a thirst for knowledge and a personal ambition to help others succeed, Zaine loves adding value to other peoples business, through continual growth and development. Zaines says ‘You have to make it happen for yourself, don’t be afraid of new challenges, and I just love getting a buzz out of setting new challenges for myself, my business and other businesses I work with’

Jack Worrall

A keen eye for opportunities that give salons the edge, seeking out inspiring courses and profitable new services from all parts of the industry.

Starting his career in 2005 and working with all types of salons in London and the South East of England, Jack brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise. His team would say he is a motivator that exceeds expectations.

Jack uses a logical thought process to understand the salons needs, provide sensible solutions and most of all to ‘keep it simple’ and always do what’s right for the business.

Jas Sheridan

Hi, I’m Jas Sheridan and my business is ShortTech.  

ShortTech was launched in 2018 to deliver friendly, ‘No Waffle’  IT Support and Web Design services for small businesses.

I am passionate about delivering solutions that work and can grow with a business and in particular I LOVE working with the hair and beauty industry and Kin Connect.

Enquire via Kin Connect about working with ShortTech

Ese Emily Bilgic

I am Ese, half Turkish, a quarter Swedish, the rest British (I think!) 

I launched She’s Sassy Media in September 2018 after 10 years of working in the TV/Radio & Media industry for Celador Entertainment, creators of Slumdog Millionaire and Who Wants to be a Millionaire. 

My passion is helping SME’s use a mix of on & offline marketing & a secret social media strategy to improve and strengthen their brand positioning, grow and engage their audience and ultimately get them more incoming leads from their dream clients.

Enquire via Kin Connect about working with ShortTech

Jade Slade

My first job into the world of hairdressing was at a young age of 15, when I joined Creations Hair Salon in Chichester.

My career has spanned from being a top stylist, to being an NVQ trainer at The Chichester Hair Academy, and running a ‘finishing school’ for new stylists to make them the best they can be!

I now run the team and stylist training courses for Kin Connect, alongside being a stylist at a salon in Emsworth. I absolutely love training and education salons and inspiring salon teams to grow. 

Enquire via Kin Connect about working with Jade

LISA WEST
Lisa started in hair industry as a Saturday girl in 1984 and has had a great career working as a stylist, educator and salon owner. Over the years as her own clientele grew older she noticed more clients suffering with hairloss and realised she had been taught very little about the causes and treatments available.
In 2019 Lisa sold her hair salon to train in hairloss solutions and work from a home based business with clients one to one. Adding to her skills Lisa is now finishing a Trichology course and believes every salon professional needs basic hair loss training so has created a range of Hair Loss Hero courses.

Enquire via Kin Connect about working with Lisa

Claire Byrne

Hi I’m Claire Byrne, and my business is Infinity Business Solutions, providing business coaching and support.

Combining business acumen, with financial knowledge and extensive coaching and mentoring experience, to support business owners in all areas of their business and self-development.

Following a successful career as a Finance Director, Claire runs a business with her partner, and offers one to one coaching and accountability programs, working with business owners to clearly define goals, design achievement plans, and provide the support, knowledge and accountability to successfully build business and improve profits.

Enquire via Kin Connect about working with Claire

What We Do