Kay Binnersley

Kay Binnersley has spent 38 years honing her craft and is a specialist in bridal styling and colour and will be sharing her knowledge in the bridal world with us at Salon Education Journal.  A passionate hairdresser and educator who works holistically with her clients and learners to ensure a caring approach is maintained.  Multi-awarded and a Fellow of British Hairdressing her knowledge will be a great addition to the SEJ family.

“I am Kay Binnersley I am the Artistic Director of Kay Binnersley Hair a bespoke colour salon and colour, cutting and bridal education studio, and bridal styling company in West Yorkshire. 

With over 38 years in the industry, I offer one to one bespoke specialist colour services running alongside my bespoke colour education in person, and worldwide online.

I am the founder of Colour Confidence Bootcamp where I grow and support and develop stylists’ skills in a very holistic approach. 

I am a fully qualified Hairdressing Educator teaching levels 1/2/3, I also worked as an End of Point Assessor for VTCT.   

I have been retraining and reinventing my business, so I grow in the direction of a new and holistic world, where caring, hope, and nature are the forefront of what I do. 

Hairdressing is my love and my life; I can often be found in my free time educating myself, learning new techniques from masters in my craft, creating new colour placement patterns, attending events, supporting in stage work, and continually growing myself as a person.

I love quiet time to think and offer gratitude everyday where I believe if you can dream it then it can happen. “You can’t have a dream if it’s not real” you must find the way to make it happen. I am an avid reader of self-help books and positive energy.

My ethos of caring, sharing and working in synergy with nature is the new way world thinking, it is deeply embedded in my business and education companies.

Awards, Press & Recognition 

My salon is multi award winning in colour and was the “English Hair and Beauty Awards” West Yorkshire Salon of the Year 2020. The Salon Awards winning UK Bridal Salon.

2023 1st place Yorkshire and Humber bridal hairstylist in the bridal category in the Hair and Beauty Awards, 1st place in local and country rounds of the International Wedding Awards bridal hairstyling and awaiting to see how I have done in the international rounds.

I am a finalist in the salon awards for bridal styling the final evening later this year.  

I owned two salons with 9 staff in the height of my career, I now work in the one salon just myself and my guests working a luxury 1-1 experience.

My first collection was featured on Hairdressers Journal online Instagram and in Independent Beauty Professional an international magazine. An international magazine has picked up my collection and will be publishing it in October. 

My greatest achievements in the industry are being awarded “The Fellowship of British Hairdressers” Member of the Year 2020. Then receiving a place on “The Fellowships” Prestigious Project X Team 2021, the ultimate finishing school elevating my skill set to a whole new level, while training with some of the top achievers and educators in the industry. This is something I have dreamed of and have worked hard to achieve this place. In December 2022 I was given the prestigious award from The Fellowship of British Hairdressing as “A Fellow With Honours”.”