Fellowship Connect: 7 Steps to Profitability

Join Marcus Allen for a dynamic session where he takes you through the 7 steps to a profitable business.




There are few in the hair and beauty industry with as much experience to share as the charismatic and fascinating Marcus Allen.

Louisiana-born Marcus was the man behind the phenomenal growth of Urban Retreat in London’s luxury store - Harrods possibly the largest single-unit salon business in the world, with 220 staff, 11,000 services a month and an annual turnover of £15 million.

Marcus has an incredible track record of creating hugely successful businesses from scratch. As part of the world’s largest Aveda distributor, Marcus was an integral part of setting up Quality College which at the time was forward thinking and unique. This helped to develop their concept salon Paris Parker which in turn set up the foundation for many salon and beauty school programs across the US.

Moving to the UK, Marcus helped to launch the original Urban Retreat business in Harvey Nichols Leeds, London, Edinburgh and Manchester. He was integral to the setting-up and managing the hugely successful Aveda Institute in Holborn before overseeing the reinvention of Urban Retreat in the world-famous Harrods in Knightsbridge.

Marcus’ next venture was with UNITE Haircare as the Global Educational Director where he developed brand educational programs and produced their outstanding annual global Sessions Show in the US. Whilst at UNITE, Marcus co-created the Paramount Business Course where over 1,000 salons attended from the US, Canada, Australia, UK and Ireland. 

Most recently Marcus was the Global Vice-President of The Refinery in Mayfair, overseeing all salon and business operations.

A much sort-after guest speaker and presenter for many leading industry events such as Salon Smart, 365, Phorest Software, Data Driven for Salon Today, Kao Group and The Fellowship - Marcus is a guest Judge for Creative Head Awards and over the last five years has been part of a team of designer preferred session stylists at London, Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks

Marcus’ experience and knowledge knows no-bounds, having worked on the salon floor with a full column of VIP and well-known clients to presenting to executive boards and hosting educational and business coaching events - Marcus is a true consummate professional and master of his trade.


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