2017 competition season is here and Paul was asked to judge the prestigious Wella Trend Vision Awards for a second year running. Alongside other industry greats Paul and his fellow judges were asked to judge 2 completely new categories this year, Runway and Men’s. The standard was extremely high and we all look forward to seeing the winners come September ✂️


Kitty Cowell the amazing stylist and fashion blogger with a following of 12.k visited us in the salon to try out our new couture colours.

See below kitty’s brand new silver locks:




Staff and patients on Neptune’s ward at Southend Hospital dressed up as princesses and pirates, As part of a celebration of national play in hospital week.

Sophie was invited to pay a visit to Neptune Ward to create beautiful princess plaits for the children.

The aim of the week is to raise awareness of the benefits of play in the treatment of poorly children across the UK.

NAHPS Mission Statement

The object of the charity is to promote the physical and mental well being of children and young people who are patients in hospital or community settings. The charity aims to promote high professional standards for Health Play Specialists, and to ensure that the provision of appropriate therapeutic play interventions is embedded in the child’s care plan. Play is accepted as vital to healthy growth and development and a natural part of childhood which enables children to explore and make sense of the world they live in. For children and young people who undergo medical and surgical procedures, access to play carries greater significance.

The work of NAHPS is conducted by practising Health Play Specialists. The charity is reliant on the income from membership subscriptions, publications sales and conference fees. Apart from auditor’s fees, and an administrator, we have no salaried staff. We are the only organisation in Europe dedicated to promoting play for sick children and young people and frequently receive requests for advice from all over the world as well as the UK. The charity organises study days and conferences and works collaboratively with HPSET and the training colleges in order to develop and maintain high standards of professional practice.





System Professional is an industry leader in the science of hair care and now its scientists, in co-creation with top stylists, have succeeded in unlocking the secret to re-energizing and transforming hair. It’s through a ground-breaking discovery that each individual’s hair has its own hair energy profile that is as unique as a fingerprint, and that hair can be visibly transformed via a revolutionary new ENERGYCODE™ COMPLEX.

System Professional have discovered that each person’s hair has a unique energy profile that determines its health and responsiveness.
This personal energy fingerprint is defined by the hairs lipid level. Lipids, even though only 4% of the hair, have a uniquely active influence on the hair’s energy.
By diagnosing your individual hair energy profile. We can prescribe NEW System’s Professional’s Energy Code. The ultra personalised care system that will transform your hair.

Exclusively available at Chopp, this major leap forward in the science of hair care has informed the creation of innovative and wholly new System Professional in-salon treatments and at- home product range with ENERGYCODE™ COMPLEX.

NEW in Stock SP Silver Shampoo!

For clearer blonde hair, neutralises warmer tones in blonde, bleached, highlighted and grey/white hair.

Gives a brilliant shine. Gently cleanses and cares for hair.

Wella SP Silver shampoo is specially designed for cool blonde colour as it contains blue pigment to enhance bleach/highlighted hair and obtain stunning ice blonde results.

Book in for your own personalised Energy Code Consultation.


After months and months of training on the 15th May Mark headed of to Chiltern Hills with 9 fellow riders to raise money for Hattie Hero’s chosen charity DeleteBlood.org.

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They Cycled 110 miles climbing 8500ft which took them 8 hours. Mark has said it was his hardest ride yet and one of the cyclists struggled to talk at the end.

What a massive achievement they set out to raise £2000 and in the end had over £7000.



Sunday 10th April was a massive day for Joe as he completed the Manchester Marathon in just 3.5 hours.

A massive 26.2 Miles.

Well done Joe!

Joe Marahton


We are very pleased to announce that all 3 of our entries have gone through to the Regional Finals of Wella Trend Vision.

A massive well done to all involved – Reece Bullman, Jamie Futter and Frankie Stone congratulations on your amazing work.

We look forward to the Finals on the 18th May in London

Watch out for the results which will be posted here at Chopp’s Blog.

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EIMI, which comes from a Greek word meaning exist, consists of hero. Styling products – including Ocean Spritz and Perfect Setting – and three new hero products.

Sugar Lift ix a new texture and volume spritz and Perfect Me, a lightweight BB style cream to prep and smooth the hair, inspired by skincare developments.

A celebration of individuality, the new lineup of styling products promise versatile results that are light enough to be layered for your own bespoke finish on every client.

EIMI speaks to every individual style and our hero products continue to create exceptional desirable finishes. Glam Mist is a light shine mist that protects against humidity once applied to dry hair. Grip Cream creates a distinctive style when applied to dry hair and our Texture Touch is malleable matte clay that provides a loose, flexible hold.

Pop in to pick up your favorite product.




Sophie headed to The Manchester National Wedding Show backstage to help style the models hair ready for the catwalk shows. Here are a few of the images from her weekend in Manchester.

The main stage showed Rich brunette hair tones and lots of hair downs compared to the traditional hair ups we see at wedding shows.


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