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Dedicated to fulfilling colourists’ greatest needs, Topchic now features improved performance and superior technology, meaning you can offer clients the best grey coverage, as well as ultimate durability thanks to breakthrough CoolProtect Technology, protecting tones and keeping shades cool.

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Topchic’s wide spectrum of 130 intermixable shades caters for every creative colourist and client need. • The Naturals – perfect for a fresh and vibrant look, it provides 100 per cent grey coverage thanks to a new Dye Penetration System with a comprehensive colour choice. Clients will experience a natural look with multi-depth reflections. • The Blondes – pure luxury and always on-trend. Topchic Blondes reflect the complete variety of this iconic shade, from rich, warm hues to clear, cool blondes. The Integrated Protect System ensures smooth, shiny results. • The Browns – urban couture browns inspired by fashion. From rich and warm to matte and elegantly cool, Topchic Browns with CoolProtect Technology are perfect for every style. • The Reds – from deep, pure red to violet reflections, red is a strong statement. Topchic Reds fulfils your client’s wish for head-turning vibrancy, thanks to its Chromax Technology. • The Special Lift – make it easy for clients to reinvent themselves. Every look is personalised from brown to brights and soft reflections to full blonde. The Highlight Control System guarantees precise results. • The Mix Shades – intensifying and neutralising. Mix shades to ensure every colour desire is met.

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hile the much-loved Depot Can System remains the colourist’s favourite* and unique in the professional hair market, Goldwell has upgraded the system to include a brand new application tool. In addition, Goldwell has improved the consistency of its Cream Developer Lotion, featuring IntraLipid technology – it’s easier to spread, the new bottle shape is easier to handle and it’s compatible with the Depot Can System. So why do colourists love the cans? Benefits include time saving, precision, greater economy and no oxidisation.

The LATEST innovation! New to the Topchic brand is the application tool, P_Cat (Professional Colour Application Tool). It’s designed to make colour application easier and more convenient than ever thanks to its ergonomic shape – ideal for regrowth application.

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oldwell’s Topchic features a wealth of new technologies thanks to its team of more than 2,000 global researchers. Each of the new intelligent technologies has been developed to meet individual needs. Topchic’s core technology, the Integrated Protect System, consists of the new Equalizer System 2.0 and the new Coenzyme molecule. The former combines the patented Equalizer polymer with cuticle smoothing agents to ensure excellent, even colour from root to tip, while Coenzyme technology prevents hair from damage by neutralising free radicals, for brilliant colour tonality, gentleness and durability.

echnological breakthroughs include: • Goldwell’s patented IntraLipid Technology has been integrated into the new Topchic lotion for extra smoothness and added shine. • The Dye Penetration System is included in all grey coverage shades for guaranteed 100 per cent coverage of grey hair. • New CoolProtect Technology features in all cool brown and blonde shades for stability, preventing off-tone fading. • The HighLift Control System offers a perfect pigment concentration and controlled powerful lift – making high-lift blonde clients’ dreams come true.


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New TIGI copyright©olour Control Series helps to neutralise warm undertones in the hair, creating beautifully rich, cool tones. DISCOVER NEW CREATIVE 5/71, 8/71 & GLOSS 6/08 invent it. own it. control it. @TIGIcreatives /TIGIprofessional To become a stockist call 0844 844 0944 or from Ireland +44 (0) 1890 812 022.

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ELIMINATING TOXINS to deliver purer, cleaner and more organic products has become a focus for professional haircare brands, as they strive to position themselves as green champions and appeal to the eco-concious client. And with more manufacturers using the abolition of nasties such as sulphates, ammonia and parabens as their principal marketing tool, it’s more beneficial than ever for you to embrace the green boom, too. Today’s client is acutely aware of the effects their behaviour and purchasing habits have on the environment, and hold companies that share their green ethos in high regard. In short, the mainstream is becoming greener and sustainability is fast becoming the new norm – so what are you doing to evolve? Our feature, A Deeper Shade of Green, on page 80, reveals everything you need to know about upping your green credentials, whatever your budget. That’s not all we’ve got to get you thinking about taking your business to the next level. April is also the month that sees the business gurus of the industry come together for our action-packed Salon Smart event. There are still a few tickets left if you haven’t got yours already. And don’t forget to enter the 2013 Most Wanted and It List awards – there really is no better way to stand out from the competition. Visit




Not being a big Ben Affleck fan I had hastily written off Argo, but following its multiple award wins this season I was curious to see what all the hype was about and I was surprisingly impressed. Download it from iTunes now!


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After spending a few hours cooking with Channel 4 chefs Henry and Tom Herbert, aka The Baker Brothers, courtesy of Aveda’s new Invati range, I am now obsessed with their cookbook. The kedgeree is to die for.

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FAMILY-RUN SALONS ARE ‘DEFYING ECONOMIC CRISIS’ imperative for us because we have hereditary values that flow through to the whole team.” At least threequarters of survey respondents cited a long-term perspective as key to success, and this holds true for Forresters, which has been a familyrun salon for 41 years. Its approach has helped the salon brand experience growth in the past year, particularly in its Pangbourne salon, which saw 15 per cent growth in 2012. The survey also highlighted sticking together when times are tough as another major factor that gave family salons an edge. Karly Whittaker, who is co-director of Sarah Hodge Hairdressing along with her sister Abby, said: “You can be as stubborn or forgiving as you like but you just don’t give up.” Jayne Prigent, JAN

owner of Jas Hair Salon in Salisbury, winner of the Most Wanted BEST LOCAL SALON 2012 agreed, citing adaptability as another advantage among family-run salons with the speed in which they can respond to changes. She added: “Having far less processes and systems in place means you can move quickly when it comes to decision-making.” Michael O’Sullivan, head of Portfolio Strategy & Thematic Research for Credit Suisse Private Banking, believes the family-run model is not only proving to be a vital engine of economic activity, but also “the antidote to some of the failings uncovered by the financial crisis”. The Most Wanted 2013 awards are now open for entry, so to find out how to enter the BEST LOCAL SALON category and other awards, turn to page 66.







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FAMILY BUSINESSES IN THE UK are buoyant as 60 per cent reported revenue growth of at least five per cent in the past year, according to new research by the Credit Suisse Research Institute and Ernst & Young. The report revealed that the smaller, family-run business model is more robust in the face of slow economic activity due to a number of factors. Primarily a longer term ‘quality first’ approach, with emphasis on a ‘sticking together’ ethos, was noted as an advantage smaller companies may have over larger ones. John Forrester of Forresters Salons, a chain with salons across the South of England, said: “Family businesses are bucking the trend because they are what they are – and that’s family. It has been

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CELEBRATED CATWALK colourist Josh Wood is teaming up with Creative HEAD and Illumina Color by Wella Professionals to offer one lucky UK or Irish hairdresser the chance to win a place on a photoshoot. The winner will spend a day with the renowned colourist and global creative director for Wella Professionals, prepping and colouring models at his Atelier salon in London before working alongside him and leading Wella hair stylist Darren Ambrose of D&J Ambrose on the shoot day. The images will then be featured in the September issue of Creative HEAD magazine. To be in with a chance of winning, you need to create and capture a finished look using Illumina Color that represents key colour trends from S/S13. The star colourist said: “Colour plays such a fundamental part of any finished look and I’m passionate about sharing my knowledge with creatives who are equally passionate about colour!” For more details on the competition and Illumina Color, see page 28 or visit

Out and about

We find out what a few of the UK’s art teams have been up to so far this year…

Fashion days

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The FAME Team has spent two inspiring days learning from top hair mentors. The first day was spent with Richard Ashforth, who shared the Saco cutting philosophy, while the second day saw Akin Konizi of HOB present a cutting demonstration.

The Wella Professionals’ Generation NOW team members took part in a shoot for Alfa Romeo Young Designer of the Year, in association with St Andrews Charity Fashion Show. The team used their styling skills in Scotland with Kay McIntyre from McIntyres.

The 2013 Fellowship for British Hairdressing Project X students have been learning session techniques with Sam Burnett of the Rush Artistic Team. The team members presented their moodboards of S/S13 hair trends, before Sam showcased three different looks on the same theme to the group.

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BRANDS JUMP TO JOIN CELEBRITY AMBASSADOR TREND WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT of Kate Moss as the face of Kérastase Couture Styling, Alterna signing Katie Holmes, Mizani working with Shingai Shoniwa, and Alexa Chung as the first face of L’Oréal Professionnel’s INOA in the space of a few weeks, it’s clear collaborations between professional hair brands and stars heralds a rising trend for celebrity ambassadors. Kenneth Campbell, managing director of L’Oréal Professional Products UKI – a division that includes Kérastase, Mizani and L’Oréal Professionnel – says the recent announcements of celebrity faces across L’Oréal brands is part of its collective mission to raise awareness of the professional hairdressing industry. He said: “In an increasingly competitive market we are committed to our customers and profession and believe that celebrity endorsements will raise the profi le of salon products and services, as well as creating a huge buzz in the trade.” Peter Tobolski, managing director of Alterna distributor Fresh Approach, agreed and added: “It’s a great way to inspire and wow our salon and retail partners.” The trend comes as a new study from Warwick Business School proved it’s imperative to find the right face to suit a brand’s image, revealing that some women are actually turned off when products are placed next to certain celebrities and models. However, Claire Townend, general manager of L’Oréal Professionnel, believes INOA has got it right with Alexa Chung. She said: “The right spokesmodel can have a huge impact on a brand. Alexa Chung is the perfect choice as L’Oréal Professionnel is a colour house with outstanding fashion credentials and Alexa is a fashion icon known worldwide for her style and for having enviable ‘of the moment’ hair.” The survey went on to highlight that the right ambassador could have far-reaching implications for the marketing industry and how they use models and celebrities to sell their products in the future. Claire added: “Our customers and salons love that we are taking professional colour seriously by appointing someone who epitomises fashion, style and beauty.”


ERROL DOUGLAS MBE has been named as the new president of The Fellowship For British Hairdressing. Errol, who has three decades in the hair industry and a roster of high profi le clients, will take the helm at an official handover ceremony at the annual Presidents Night, held at The Dorchester Hotel on 22 April. He said: “I’m really looking forward to steering and further boosting the profi le of a crucial and truly prestigious organisation from the top.” Errol takes over from current president Mark Creed and will be supported by vice-presidents Gary France from Toni&Guy and Bruno Giamattei of Marc Antoni. JAN

SALON ELECTRONICS provider Casio has launched a tablet designed to enhance the customer experience through a ‘try before you buy’ concept. The Casio VT Android Tablet (pictured) enables clients to see a new style on a picture of themselves as well as browse an online gallery of hundreds of images, searchable by colour, length and even cost. The new tablet technology will allow customers and stylists to get creative without any of the risk. As a ruggedised, splash proof device, the tablet is also protected from droppage or an accidental rinse.







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The L’Oréal Colour Trophy has named TV presenter Zoe Hardman as the host of its 2013 tour, which will also feature London Fashion Week favourites Fyodor Golan. Zoe, who has co-hosted Take Me Out: The Gossip alongside TOWIE’s Mark Wright, will be on hand to guide the audience through the live hairdressing action and catwalk show. Designer duo Fyodor Golan will provide the style inspiration for the catwalk part of the tour, and will be joined by Toni&Guy Artistic Team members Cos Sakkas and Indira Schauwecker, who will be in charge of the hair, supported by L’Oréal Professionnel Portfolio team members. The 455 regional finalists are now set to attend one of the seven regional events in May that will see salon teams put both their knowledge of catwalk trends and technical skill to the test as they take part in a live competition. The regional winners will then compete in the Grand Final in London in June.

Aveda is unveiling its first TV campaign in the UK to back the launch of Invati, its new range for fine and thinning hair. Following the launch of Invati this year, the brand’s campaign will include ads on ITV1, Channel 4 and Channel 5 throughout May and June. Aveda hopes to reach a large audience and help clients identify a natural solution for thinning hair. Following this, Aveda will be unveiling its Invati LitreShip in July, which aims to help clients maximise on the ‘power of Invati’ with litre-sized bottles.

Wella presents Global Artistic Fusion More than 75 hairdressers came together at the Wella Manchester Studio for the first ever Global Artistic Fusion event, designed to bring together successful hairdressers from around the world. The three hairdressers presenting at the event were Robert Eaton representing the UK, Marco Tricca of Italy and Tobias Tröndle of Germany. The trio each presented two models and shared their inspirations. Robert said: “As a hairdresser, to continually learn and be inspired it’s vital that we learn from each other. Events such as Global Fusion allow the audience to increase their knowledge by learning and being inspired from international stylists.”

Salon manager Steph Jones won big at the the sixth annual Strands Hairdressing awards as she scooped Retailer of the Year and Hair Care Specialist of the Year. The Hampshire salon group and Most Wanted LEGEND celebrated a successful 2012 with winners awarded places at the Redken Symposium in London 2014, places on ghd and Redken courses as well as goodie bags. Other winners included Hill Head salon, which was was named Team of the Year, while Colourist of the Year was Danielle Carrier and Fran Potter won Achiever of the Year.

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GROUP MOMENTUM GETS NEW BOSS AND ART TEAM Salon chain Group Momentum has announced Linton Husbands as its new managing director and has launched its first ever art team. Husbands leaves behind his role as general manager of Schwarzkopf Professional, Clynol and Indola UK to join Group Momentum where he will be responsible for acquisitions and business development. Meanwhile, Group Momentum’s new art team has been revealed, with all six members coming from the Headlines salon group. They are: Jade Wells and Sara Hare from the Shenfield branch, Sami Page, Alex Garcia and Brad Allen from Billericay, and Hayley Spicer from Headlines Wickford. The team will be led by Paul Falltrick.

What does April have in store for… Lisa Whiteman

WEBSTERWHITEMAN This month starts with chocolate as the children will be off school for Easter! I will then be starting to work on our salon website, which we want to be more interactive for the clients. Then I have to revise a presentation and get models ready for the launch of Goldwell Topchic, which we are taking to Glasgow, Manchester and Wales and will be great fun. Finally it’s back to London to catch up on some paperwork and clients, before I start working on our photographic workshop for Salon Smart.

SHORTCUTS SPOTLIGHTS CLIENT RATINGS TOOL SHORTCUTS HAS REVEALED Spotlight, its latest innovation to help salons grow their businesses. The new tool enables salons and spas to automatically measure how clients rate a service. Tom Bentley-Taylor, chief executive of Shortcuts Software UK and Europe, explained: “This online service automatically asks for clients’ feedback by email or text immediately after their appointments to instantly gauge opinions about the experience.” The online tool can also be integrated into Facebook and Twitter, allowing businesses to cross-promote positive reviews.


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MUTINY HAIR I am working on the redesign of our new website. I’m also currently collaborating with photographer Dennis Davis on my latest hair collection, and we’ll be running a Facebook competition ‘Why do you come to Mutiny Hair?’ This has already proved to be highly popular with our clients, and entrants have a chance to win a selection of Fudge products. We’ll also be working alongside Northampton Hairdressing College to offer support and work experience for students.

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If you only do ONE THING this month... Get yourself to Salon Smart! The inspirational lineup includes headliners Hooker & Young (pictured) and a Meet and Mix feast featuring stars such as Andrew Barton, Carolyn Newman and Errol Douglas MBE. There are also two new workshop sessions on how to shoot for success with photographer John Rawson and top experts. Taking place on 28 and 29 April, Salon Smart is sponsored by Goldwell and KMS California. For tickets, visit or call 01434 610944 now! JAN







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RAYMOND BOTTONE HAIR It’s an exciting month for us, starting with a photoshoot on ‘wearable hair’ planned for the 17 April. We are launching a new, more interactive website that we’re really excited about. We feel it’s really going to invite conversation and become a powerful marketing tool. Behind the scenes, we are looking at more creative ways to market our salon. Working closely with my stylists and assistants, we are focusing on ways of bringing in new clients and nurturing client loyalty without losing profitability.

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It’s the colour competition of a lifetime! You could be working with Josh Wood on an incredible photoshoot. This is your chance to shine, with Creative HEAD and ILLUMINA COLOR by Wella Professionals Whether it’s on editorial shoots, major advertising campaigns, backstage at fashion weeks or at his exclusive Atelier salons in London’s Notting Hill and Liberty, Josh Wood is the go-to guy for incredible, luxury colour. As global creative director for Wella Professionals, he sets the trends and helps develop the innovative new colour products that you use in the salon. But for one incredible photoshoot, Josh Wood could be all yours! In an exciting collaboration, we are offering a once in a lifetime prize – the chance to win a place on a stunning photoshoot with Josh Wood using ILLUMINA COLOR and published exclusively in Creative HEAD magazine. One stylist from the UK or Ireland will get the chance to learn at Josh’s side as you spend the day prepping and colouring models at his Atelier salon, then you’ll work alongside Josh and leading Wella hair stylist Darren Ambrose of D&J Ambrose on the shoot day, ensuring the finished results are beautiful, on-trend and perfect for the pages of Creative HEAD. To win, you need to prove you know the hues that are hot for 2013. Using ILLUMINA COLOR, you will create a fabulous finished look that reflects the fashion-forward

colourist you are, captured in an incredible image that will show-off those skills in a simply stunning shot. You don’t need to spend thousands on a photographer, but you do need to illustrate that you have the techniques and the vision to distill a 2013 trend in a heart-stopping way. With such tantalising tones as the six new sheer shades from ILLUMINA COLOR, as well as the incredible line-up of colours in the portfolio, you’ll have everything you could need to paint your vision perfectly. With two warm, soft blondes, two cool browns and two cool, crisp blondes, ILLUMINA COLOR has created the ultimate S/S13 blonde palette, as seen on the catwalk at Mary Katrantzou. “Blonde is big,” says Josh. “I’ve created several Power Blondes for S/S13 on the catwalks using ILLUMINA COLOR shades. It provides the perfect combination of cool, icy and wheat shades to create this look from the Mary Katrantzou show – powerful yet natural-looking.” Once the colour has been crafted, you’ll then collaborate with Darren Ambrose to complete your vision. “Styling and colour go hand-in-hand,” explains Darren. “I’m excited and looking forward to working with the competition winner.”

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COLOUR LIKE NO OTHER Topchic by Goldwell has been revolutionised to offer an even better performance than ever before. It’s all down to the science – Topchic now features specialised technologies that are designed to smooth cuticles for even colour while preventing hair from damage by neutralising free radicals. In short, brilliant colour tones, the best grey coverage and ultimate durability!




There were audible gasps at the launch of BaByliss PRO’s new Perfect Curl – a ground-breaking device for creating curls and waves on mid-length and longer hair. It automatically draws sections of hair into a ceramic curl chamber, where it heats from all directions to form a long-lasting curl – a series of beeps then indicates when the hair is ready to be released. Check out the demo video at – it has to be seen to be believed.

Whether they’re lounging poolside or soaking up some rays in the garden, the Limited Edition Paul Mitchell Sun range promises to keep clients’ locks looking good while they’re enjoying the sunshine. The line-up includes the sulphate-free Sun Recovery Hydrating Shampoo, After-Sun Replenishing Masque and Sun Shield Conditioning Spray – together they will nourish sun-stressed strands back to glorious health, guarding hair from UV rays and preventing colour fade.

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For the client that likes to grab a few extra Zzzs in the morning, Joico Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo promises to extend the life of hairstyles by freshening and revitalising hair between washes. Featuring the brand’s new Bio-Advanced Peptide Complex – a powerful, targeted hair repair technology that pledges to restore damaged strands with DNAbased science that’s now in all revamped Joico products – the dry shampoo absorbs excess oils and odours while enhancing manageability, with no white residue in sight! RRP £11.95 CALL 0845 071 2626

SPRING CLEAN It’s time to give clients’ hair a bit of a spring clean and with Alterna Bamboo Style Deep Cleanse Clarifying Shampoo. It gently detoxifies, eliminating product build-up and environmental impurities that can dull the hair. Its eco-certified bamboo extract strengthens hair and restores natural flexibility. For more eco treats, turn to page 80. RRP £17 CALL 01925 578000


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Salon-fresh colour that lasts used to be the stuff of dreams, but vibrant colour that refuses to fade is now possible with Color Recharge, by Wella Professionals. The range includes a shampoo, six conditioners and a spray – boosting colour vibrancy while providing natural hold. RRP FROM £11.15 CALL 01926 659500


Get gorgeous, manageable hair, without a sticky or crisp feel thanks to L’Oréal Professionnel’s tecni art Nude Touch range. Featuring a styling spray, thickening serum and a mousse, the line promises to smooth unruly hair, create lightweight curls and provide long-lasting flexible hold and shine.

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It’s official; the world has gone high definition! Gone are the days of fuzzy and lacklustre looks, colour is in razor-sharp focus – the crystal clarity of Schwarzkopf Professional’s relaunched Igora Royal range is so vibrant it practically jumps out at you. Featuring the brand’s new High Definition technology, the colour delivers reliable results in every situation, meaning true, vibrant and lasting colour – even on damaged hair. IN-SALON SERVICE CALL 01296 314000








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As a colourist, you want the best: great colour precision, unbeatable colour intensity and excellent performance. With new Igora Royal by Schwarzkopf Professional you can have it all. More than 51 years and more than 100,000 tubes sold every day since its coronation, Igora Royal is reinventing itself with a full relaunch. Schwarzkopf Professional is always looking at ways to improve on perfection. The result? Igora Royal now comes with High Definition technology to deliver reliable results every time, meaning true, vibrant and long-lasting colour.

WHAT’S NEW? Schwarzkopf Professional colour has never been as creative or vibrant as it is today. From roots in bright shades to breathtaking ombré effects; anything can be achieved with High Definition. This new technology features fully re-engineered colour pigments for intensive colour and the clearest tone direction, alongside its new lipid carrier system, which amplifies penetration into the hair cortex. Colour is locked into the hair and perfectly sealed for longer retention, the new Igora Royal range guarantees heightened colour intensity and maximum coverage.

IGORA ROYAL • Up to 25 per cent more colour vibrancy* • Fashion colours with up to 70 per cent white hair coverage • Up to 50 per cent longer colour retention* *Versus previous Igora Royal Color Creme

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VIBRANCY • Up to 25 per cent more colour vibrancy* *Versus previous Igora Royal Creme

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RETENTION • Up to 50 per cent longer colour retention* *Versus previous Igora Royal Creme

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COVERAGE • Up to 70 per cent coverage on fashion shades

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LIFTING POWER • The clearest lifting shades and advanced care for maximum contrast and shine* *Advanced care achieved with 12% 40 Vol. Igora Royal Oil Developer

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CONTRAST • A one-step lift and colour for stunning highlights, intense contrast and outstanding brightness and luminosity

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CREATIVITY • Pastel shades, boosters and neutralisers for maximum colour personalisation

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IN LINE WITH ITS ‘DEDICATED TO SALON SUCCESS’ MANTRA, SCHWARZKOPF PROFESSIONAL HAS A RANGE OF EDUCATION COURSES, TOOLS AND EVENTS TO ENSURE IGORA ROYAL IS EVERYTHING YOUR SALON NEEDS Dedicated to salon success worldwide, Schwarzkopf Professional has a range of additional elements and activities to make your salon the very best it can be. These include: Schwarzkopf Professional’s colour courses, its tailor-made education support, its House of Color app and its salon support material.

ROYAL ACADEMY With the relaunch of Igora Royal, Schwarzkopf Professional has extended its education programme, implementing tailormade and certified expert classes. The new Royal Master Academy includes versatile modules such as seminars, webinars and assessments. Two new training systems have also been introduced: Grow my Colour Business and Colour my Personality. The first aims to maximise every salon’s business potential with colour services and provides tools, guidance and inspiration. The latter offers a holistic approach to colour consultation, including insights on colour personality types and rules for matching hair colour with skin tones and eye colour. Both of these courses push participants to the limits of creative expression with a key goal in mind: to grow your salon’s colour business.

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R BACK HOUSE OF COLOUR APP With the Schwarzkopf Professional House of Colour app, hairdressers are invited to digitally enter the vivid world of colour on the move, at home or at the salon. Features include: • Professional Colour Consultation: finding the perfect colour has never been easier. The client consultation feature helps hairdressers to choose the right assets in order to find the perfect colouration in just a few steps • Formula Creator: your everyday colour assistant with precise formula recipes for each type of hair. The creator has a practical timer to measure the development time, as well as the option to personalise the formula process • My Clients: an integrated ability client management system helps to save clients’ information, photo and colouration history • Essential Looks: the latest inspiration. Taken from Schwarzkopf Professional’s bi-annual Essential Looks collection, it’s the forefront of cut and colour

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Experience new Igora Royal live and see outstanding colour created by Mahogany Hairdressing! Taking place in London, Glasgow and Liverpool, these events bring Schwarzkopf Professional’s Igora Royal to life, firing your enthusiasm for colour.



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COLOUR WISH LIST? “WILL IT HELP ME STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD?” “WILL IT INCREASE CUSTOMER LOYALTY AND FREQUENCY?” “WILL I EARN MORE FROM MY EXISTING CLIENTS?” “WILL IT BRING NEW CLIENTS TO MY SALON?” The answer is YES! In partnership with Schwarzkopf Professional’s Igora Royal, the brand is dedicated to growing your colour business with numerous tools to boost your profits: REACH NEW CLIENTS – increase your colour turnover by attracting new colour clients and converting the colour-shy. Ideas include ladies’ day and midweek colour events. INCREASE FREQUENCY – reducing the time between appointments to increase client loyalty and revenue. Ideas include next appointment incentives and birthday deals. BUILD LOYALTY – grow your clients’ loyalty and secure business with a selection of tools created specifically for this purpose by Schwarzkopf Professional. Ideas include VIP membership. PREMIUM SERVICES – strengthen your reputation as a colour specialist and offer new and exciting service possibilities. Ideas include a salon app and a Colour Celebration Night.

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Lesley Lawson, Schwarzkopf Professional’s global colour ambassador, talks about her passion for colour Being the global colour ambassador of Schwarzkopf Professional and creative head of colour and form at the Real Hair salon in London’s Chelsea, Lesley Lawson is nothing less than the ultimate colour expert. Here, she talks about true colour partnership, her personal passion for colour, innovative training and her very own experiences with the new Igora Royal. Why do you love being a colourist? Since the beginning of my career, I have been absolutely fascinated by colours and the effects of colouring hair. I believe that hair colour can be understood as a language. So many expressions and interpretations are possible – reflecting your personality, marking changes in life or even transforming looks of people completely. The feedback from clients after colouring is often more intensive than after a haircut. I really love that colour has the power to influence the outer appearance of people. What should the perfect colour product offer you? Above all, as a colourist I need to rely on the performance of my colour. The key is coverage, intensity and retention. These qualities also need to be complemented by colour vibrancy and visionary colour worlds. For you, what are the benefits of the new Igora Royal? Igora Royal is the flagship brand of Schwarzkopf Professional for a reason. One of the most impressive assets of the new Igora Royal is its new High Definition technology, which delivers 100 per cent true colour results. Even under challenging conditions, such as

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porous and damaged hair, it provides perfect colour equalisation and white hair coverage. I have been involved in the relaunch process and had the chance to work with new Igora Royal during Schwarzkopf Professional’s Essential Looks shoot. The results speak for themselves: the state-of-the-art fashion colours, as well as outstanding vibrancy on coppers and violets, let my creativity as a colourist run free, while also making it possible to answer all of my clients’ demands. Last but not least, I am really thrilled about the 360-degree approach of the brand in terms of its education, offering fantastic new trainings and innovative tools such as the House of Colour app. Igora Royal is a worldwide brand – what do you think has made it so successful? Schwarzkopf Professional has created a brand that listens to the needs of colourists and provides services and tools perfectly adjusted to them. The Igora Royal product concept is dedicated to stylists’ expertise and salon success, since colour services play such an important role in salons nowadays. Besides this, Igora Royal keeps up with the trends and is perfect for hairdressers and trend seekers looking for the most up-to-date and fashionable results that are achievable in salon-appointment times. I also believe that the key to success is to invest in young talent and Schwarzkopf Professional is a pioneer in educating the best ones. Accompanying the relaunch of Igora Royal, the brand offers a diversity of great educational programmes. The Royal Master Academy, for instance, brings up new royal experts with a premium certificate, providing those with colour education like never before.

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It’s got to be Igora Royal Not one but 10 reasons why it’s got to be Schwarzkopf Professional’s Igora Royal


TRUE COLOUR: fully true-totuft colour for total reliability UP TO 25 PER CENT more vibrancy* and perfect equalisation* – even on porous hair


CLEAREST LIFTING SHADES* and advanced care** for maximum contrast and shine

EXTENSIVE EDUCATION SUPPORT, from essential workshops to the Royal Colour Master Academy ESSENTIAL LOOKS bi-annual trend collection brings the latest fashion trends from the catwalks into your salon

HIGH DEFINITION TECHNOLOGY for the best Igora Royal performance ever

FASHION COLOURS with up to 70 per cent white hair coverage and up to 50 per cent longer retention*

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NEW COLOUR SERVICE opportunities with Igora Royal high definition colour services


FULL BUSINESS SUPPORT for your salon, from salon events to increasing visits and new client acquisition *Versus previous Igora Royal Color Care **Advanced care achieved with 12% 40Vol. Igora Royal Oil Developer

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Hair colour gives women confidence, this is why I need to rely 100 per cent on the performance of my colour. One of the most impressive assets of the new Igora Royal is its new High Definition technology, which delivers 100 per cent true colour results and maximum performance. With new Igora Royal, my creativity as a colourist can run free Lesley Lawson, global colour ambassador for Schwarzkopf Professional

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Radical look With images of Tracey Emin and Gwyneth Paltrow, photographer Mary McCartney’s exhibition ‘Developing’ at The Lowry in Manchester includes a celebration of The Radical Woman – perfect inspiration!

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Catwalk king Josh Wood, Wella Professionals global creative director for colour, exclusively shares his Power Blonde moodboard

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Here are our top three business-boosting tips for the month ahead TAKE PART

L’Oréal Professionnel Ateliers Knowing products inside-out is the first step to retail heaven in your salon, and these informative training sessions from L’Oréal Professionnel help you to do just that. You will learn vital information on the latest launches and techniques so you can return to the salon and start creating perfect results straightaway. The courses are open to all hairdressers who work in a salon that uses L’Oréal Professionnel products and would like to spend three hours getting the low-down on the hottest new releases. Contact L’Oréal Professionnel Product Academy on 0161 834 9594


Vine Vine is a new mobile video service from Twitter that allows you to create and share looping videos with clients and your team. Like Tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (six seconds or less) inspires creativity. “The potential for salons is huge,” says social network guru Valorie Reavis of Linkup Marketing, who suggests posting daily film style updates to inspire your team or video podcasts for clients. Visit


Most Wanted Business Thinker 2013 Calling all salon business gurus. This is your chance to get your entries in for the 2013 Most Wanted Business Thinker award, which will be presented to the salon owner or director who has shaped the most outstanding salon business, at the Grand Final on Monday 2 September. Winning this prestigious award will not only get you noticed among your peers, but also impress clients with your acumen. For some top tips on what makes a winning entry from 2012 champions Esther and Tommy van der Veken, visit


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Keep watch on wages

Business expert Ken West urges you to question the cost-effectiveness of your team…

If you met a salon owner who told you they employed 15 stylists, you’d probably conclude they were fairly successful. At first glance, you might even think they’re making a fair profit, but whether that is the reality is often questionable. Experience has taught me that many stylists are not cost-effective to their salons, yet more often than not salon owners are unaware of this. The owner believes a big team equals big profits. However, with the advent of higher minimum wage levels and some ill-conceived discounting, far too many stylists are becoming inefficient in salons. Let me explain this further. Let’s assume a salon owner has agreed to pay a stylist one-third of their professional takings (net of VAT) and they are on minimum wage of £6.19 for a 40-hour week. Their guarantee is therefore £247.60, meaning they need to generate at least £742.80 a week (net of VAT) to be cost effective to the salon. Then factor in Employer’s National Insurance contributions and holiday pay and the true cost of employing them is much higher

than the 33 per cent you budgeted for. If you think that these numbers are unrealistic, believe me they are not. Far too many stylists are generating less that £750 per week (net of VAT). If a stylist is charging any less than £30 for a haircut, then the facts show us they will struggle. Do the maths! Now, if the salon owner with 15 stylists worked out the average income per stylist, what would be the results? There may well be high flyers generating high sales in the business, but there will probably be the opposite, too. Total professional sales net of VAT divided by the number of stylists will reveal the average income per stylist. Anything less than £750 per stylist (net of VAT) and there are probably too many stylists in the salon team. Now factor into the mix non-income producing team members such as receptionists and trainees. How do they affect your overall wage bill? Ken West is director of business coaching experts 3.6.5,

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Diamond Awards to sparkle in October

The Federation is working to develop a new event to kick off this October – the NHF’s Diamond Awards. The black tie event will celebrate and showcase the excellence of hairdressing salons – both NHF membersalons and others within the industry – covering everything from business acumen to customer service and including up-and-coming newcomers and salons that excel in humanitarian and charitable work. The event will be held on 6 October, just prior to this year’s NHF annual conference in Manchester, and the NHF’s long-standing Photographic Stylist of the Year Competition will be incorporated into it. The closing date for entries for the latter competition is 29 May. Ian Egerton, conference committee chairman, said: “We are very excited about the new Diamond Awards, which we hope will become one of the jewels in the NHF social calendar. The aim of this new event is, simply, to bring NHF members together to celebrate our creativity, showcase our skills and share our passion for hairdressing.” In addition, a date has now also been set for this year’s Britain’s Best competition. The event will be held on 17 November in Birmingham, with the exact venue still to be confirmed.

Federation website gets high-tech makeover The NHF’s website has been given a fresh look to help members access the Federation’s range of benefits at the touch of a button, as well as keep them up-todate with what is going on both nationally and regionally. The new look went live at in March following a redesign carried out by web design and digital communications company netXtra. Members will be able to use the new site to join and renew their membership online, register for events, shop and follow the latest industry news. There are new tabs leading through to membership benefits, an NHF Spotlight element where any new membership offers and benefits will be featured, a salon search tool for consumers to find salons, as well as regional and national news and updates and, of course, the latest images and work from the Federation’s Barbers’ Elite and Inspire artistic teams.

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Toni&Guy to be Inspire mentor for 2013 This year’s mentor for the NHF’s Inspire Artistic Team has been announced as the Toni&Guy International Artistic Team. The award-winning team will follow on from a successful year for Inspire during 2012 under the mentorship of the Trevor Sorbie Artistic Team. The Toni&Guy team is already busy working with the Inspire members, with the aim of passing on its knowledge and experience through a combination of photoshoots, presentations and demonstrations. Additional

educational seminar days will cover editorial work, hair up, cutting and colouring and at the end of the year the team will create a bespoke hair collection working alongside the Inspire team. Cos Sakkas, head of education at Toni&Guy, said: “We’re really excited to be working with the NHF Inspire Artistic Team. Between myself and the rest of the team we have so much hairdressing knowledge to share with them and I hope we can give them the inspiration and ideas they need to help them grow.”

NHF appoints new secretary general The National Hairdressers’ Federation (NHF) has appointed Hilary Hall, a senior manager from one of the UK’s leading vocational training bodies, to be its new secretary general. Following an intensive recruitment process, Hall, currently director of customer service and operations at the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), will take up her new role at the Federation from 15 April. She replaces Eileen Lawson, who took early retirement at the end of last year after five years at the Federation. The ILM has a 40,000strong membership and is the UK’s largest qualifications’ awarding body for leadership and management development programmes. Prior to joining ILM in 2004, Hilary was a director at Lantra Awards, a qualifications and training body for people working in land-based industries such as agriculture. Her appointment is a clear signal of the importance the NHF is now attaching to improving the

quality and delivery of training within the hairdressing industry, a key strand of its current activity. Mark Coray, president of the NHF, said: “We had a strong field of candidates but Hilary stood out throughout what was an intensive interviewing process. It was clear she has great people skills and was already up to speed on many of the core issues and challenges the Federation faces. We are all very excited about the experience and knowledge she will bring, and the contribution she will be able to make.” Hall said: “I am really looking forward to joining the Federation and working with an industry that is so vibrant, as well as such a key contributor to the high street and the wider economy. One area I will be keen to focus on is membership, as it is only through having a strong network that the NHF will continue to be an effective, campaigning voice for salon owners.”


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Your exclusive snapshot into UK salon performance, in association with Premier Software FEBRUARY – wow! What a great month it was! Flushed with the romance of Valentine’s Day, clients dug deep into their pockets to ensure they looked their best, with an incredible 50 per cent of salons reporting booming colour business. As ever, it was the forward-thinking salons that did best, reaping the rewards of promotions planned back at the tail end of 2012. Meanwhile, there was a 50:50 split among our surveyed salons between those who’d seen February 2013 business either stabilise or improve on February 2012, and those who’d seen a decline. However, everyone was agreed that discounting is not the way forward. “We want to offer our clients something different, rather than compete on price,” says Beverley Bates of Ekko Hair. Here’s what others had to say…

“We never give discounts – we always work on added value attached to our regular prices. I am constantly freshening up the look of my salon so there’s always something new to see. Clients can forget their recession worries here!” Paul Knights, Paul Knights Hair Spa

“Business for us in February 2013 was brilliant. This time last year we launched our salon loyalty programme, which gives exclusive benefits not just with us but also with reputable shops, restaurants and other businesses in our area. We’ve been working very hard on retaining clients and our rebooking rates, and we’ve also been heavily promoting ‘refer a friend’ cards for individual stylists, rather than for the salon as a whole. It’s more personalised that way” Sara Holmes, Stuart Holmes Hair & Beauty Spa

The average client spend grew to £40.37 in February, compared with £37.59 in January FEBRUARY 2013 – HOW WAS IT FOR YOU? Here’s how the start of the year shaped up for our salons How was business in February compared with the previous month? 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0



“A well-motivated, highly professional team is the lifeblood of any salon, and unless you monitor your team’s performance in key areas, your business will be unable to grow. Key areas to monitor naturally include your team’s performance on the salon floor – for example, in cutting, colouring, treatments and retail. “The other key areas of performance that should be measured are client acquisition and retention. This should include the total number of customers seen per day and the number of customers that are repeat/regular/ returning/recommended or request clients. “These results will identify if your salon is managing to bring its customers back and – most importantly – which team members are retaining their customers and which ones are driving them away. Being able to analyse staff performance to this level will allow you to set accurate targets for each individual staff member, which, in turn, will motivate them to work more efficiently. “At Premier we are working on staff performance dashboards for later releases of our software that will allow you not only to show results for individual team members, but also act as a performance monitor for the team as a whole. This holistic approach gives a visible set of data for the whole business – a powerful tool for you, the salon owner.” Robert Miles, founder of Premier Software

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ssy, healthy-looking hair, When it comes to achieving super-glo benefits of supplements. stylists are increasingly recognising the your retail shelves Here’s our pick of the best additions for

Fanelan Synergie Regardless of the cause, Fanelan Synergie, which is part of the Methode Regenerante range from La Biosthétique, aims to combat hair loss by balancing out nutritional deficiencies and supplying the roots with vitamins and mineral substances from within. It’s when the supplements are combined with the Bio Fanelan ampoules (applied externally to the hair) that the supplements really excel. Visit

Hair and Nail Nutrients Hairdresser Michael Van Clarke introduced Hair and Nail Nutrients to his 3 More Inches range in December, which works to support both the maintenance and structure of healthy connective tissue for the skin, hair and nails. Horsetail herb extract provides a natural form of silica to provide structure and strength, while folic acid, pantothenic acid, biotin and copper are required for hair pigmentation. Visit

Viviscal Professional Not only is Viviscal Professional the go-to supplement for clients with thinning hair and hair loss, it’s perfect for those who simply want to have the strongest, healthiest hair they can. It works in four stages over a six-month period and most users notice a difference after three to four months. With more than 20 years of research, the supplements contain 450mg of AminoMar C, combined with biotin and apple extract to fortify and promote healthy hair from within. It’s already got the vote of US Vogue and Glamour and Percy and Reed stocks it in-salon. Visit

PK4HAIR If anyone knows a thing or two about healthy hair it’s Philip Kingsley, who has provided holistic haircare solutions for the past 50 years and now launched PK4HAIR, a vegetarian protein supplement that encourages hair growth. PK4HAIR’s innovative formula provides a vegetarian alternative to traditional gelatin-based proteins, Philip explains: “Hair consists of protein, so sufficient protein intake is vital to strong, healthy hair. Proteins consist of amino acids. PK4HAIR is a combination of amino acids derived from soy protein, which helps hair to grow at its best possible density.” Visit

Densi-Recharge In an ideal world we would get the vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids we need from the food we eat, but in reality we don’t. Developed for people concerned about hair thinning and losing vitality, Densi-Recharge from Kérastase contains Complex Amino-Végetal, an innovative combination of ingredients that maintains healthy scalp circulation and promotes thicker, denser and healthier hair from the roots. Visit

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Space: 350 sq ft. Team: Four. Styling: Four. Backwash: Four. Inspirations: I was inspired by a butcher’s shop, with white London Underground tiles on the walls, art hanging on butcher’s hooks and a meat counter where we have products displayed. The design: My interior designer friend Laura Bracken and I designed the salon as we went along. We’re right on a street corner so we cleared out all the windows so people can see straight in. The salon features eight vintage factory lights from Labour and Wait (my new favourite shop) to add to the butcher’s feel, and there are four retro Takara Belmont Apollo 2 chairs that look amazing. The colour palette: Black and white. Favourite area: The art gallery, where we feature local artists and change every six weeks – we are currently showcasing work from Paul ‘Don’ Smith at the moment. He’s a very talented street artist. The brands: Davines, Layrite, Baxter of California, Proraso and Alvarez Gomez. Soundtrack: Music is very important to us. We have a Bowers and Wilkins sound system and we also have bands that come in and play for us. Innovative features: The art gallery, our band interviews and live sets, local breweries that supply us with beer for clients (currently Howling Hops and Crate) and local coffee houses that supply our coffee (currently Caravan). And you’ve got to check out our window vinyl from branding company Proud Creative, which has also done our business cards and website. Future plans: We have our own product range coming out soon – beard oil, moustache wax and hair pomade. Do you own a new or recently refitted salon that turns heads? If so, enter the Most Wanted’s Best New Salon category – new for 2013!

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Taking design inspiration from a butcher’s shop, this quirky East end salon ticks all the boxes for the modern day man

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Jawed Habib, owner of India’s leading hair and beauty salon chain, has opened his first salon in the UK. The 600 sq ft space on Fulham Road features four stylish boutique units and giant light-box mirrors. The inspiration behind the interior is East meets West, with a combination of graphic styles contrasting with simple furniture design. The salon also has two backwash stations, with soft padding for optimum comfort.

Having always been renowned for its stunning interior, Clay Salon and Spa’s latest revamp has enhanced its spacious, contemporary look. Turning the transformation round in just 10 days, owner James Davis had a budget of £10,000, including knocking down a wall to make space for two more styling stations. Redecoration features a black, gold and barley colour scheme, a custom-made reception desk and new signage.

This modern salon is bursting with contemporary style and has recently been completely re-vamped to celebrate the success of Michael’s new role as an educator for the Joico haircare brand. The bright and spacious salon prides itself on having a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere and features a new colour and styling station. Everything has been reworked to create a more relaxing experience for the client.


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Twice named Most Wanted BUSINESS THINKER, the owners of Tommy’s Hair Company run a team of 25, have recently opened a third salon, and are planning a nationwide franchise system. But that’s only the half of it. Hear all about Tommy and Esther’s inspiring journey.

Crowned The It List ENTREPRENEUR in 2012, Richard has grown his Ellesmere Port salon business into a celebrity destination, combining sheer hard work with a shrewd grasp of social media. Learn the 28-yearold’s award-winning business secrets in this engaging session.

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For Gary Hooker and Michael Young, owners of luxury North Eastern salon group Hooker & Young, a strong creative vision and a passion for people have helped secure a thriving business, while international show work and an everexpanding media profile keep them under the spotlight away from the salon floor. In high demand at home and overseas, what’s life really like for one of British hairdressing’s most respected partnerships?

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Packed with inspiration and personality, Germany’s capital possesses a magnetism that has drawn in some to the world’s most prolific writers, scientists, artists and travellers – not to mention the 3,000 hairdressers from 48 different countries who jetted in for the Essential Looks 1:2013 tour. Now in its 33rd year, the Schwarzkopf Professional bi-annual trends event has a rich history but lives for the here and now, just like Berlin. A whistle stop tour of the city’s unforgettable sites during the day – including a superb sausage lunch – whet delegates’ appetites for the inspiration that was to come. That evening we left the five star Concorde Hotel and travelled across the city to the Velodrome, for the Essential Looks show. As the lights went down, the audience was catapulted into the Colour Buzz collection, with Essential Looks global ambassadors Tyler Johnston and Lesley Lawson sending 72 models down the runway, each coloured with new Igora Royal and styled into four trends – Mono Mods, White Angles, Glam Chic and Electric Youth. By popular demand, 2013 marks the first year that Essential Looks presents a short, medium and long version of each of the looks, making it easier than ever for stylists to translate the trends to salon clients. A day of Look and Learn seminars and hands-on sessions the day after the show delivered priceless practical advice on turning catwalk inspiration into salon reality.

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The Label ‘icon’ is used too often, but at The Coterie, Creative HEAD’s members club, session star Sam McKnight illustrated just why he deserves the title! Sponsored by ghd and hosted at the London College of Fashion, the intimate evening saw the Most Wanted SESSION STYLIST 2012 being interviewed by BeautyMART founder and longtime friend Anna-Marie Solowij. Together they explored his four decades in hairdressing, going behind the scenes of some of his most famous cover shoots and campaigns, revealing who he thinks has the best hair in the business: “Gisele! It’s thick, wavy, smooth and a great colour – she has the perfect hair!” But Sam remains a down-to-earth fellow, revealing that when he’s not styling the likes of Kate Moss, Tilda Swinton and Cate Blanchett he likes to spend his time gardening and baking. He also discussed what it was like to be associated with some of the most iconic images in modern history, especially Princess Diana’s short, slicked-back style. Sam styled the princess for seven years, travelling with her throughout the world. But the biggest surprise of the night? Sam revealed that the one person he wants to style most of all is… the Queen! The evening ended with Sam presenting three looks; two from his recent Chanel shows and an amazing fauxhawk using coloured fox fur from Fendi A/W13. And while all guests enjoyed a ghd goodie bag, 20 lucky golden tickets holders scooped a new ghd eclipse styler, what a night!

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It was always going to be a night to remember; Kate Moss, session stylist Luigi Murenu, some of the hottest UK hairdressers and the biggest launch from Kérastase in years! More than 400 of the country’s best hairstylists gathered at exclusive London venue One Mayfair to celebrate the launch of the new Kérastase Couture Styling collection – the first line of styling products in the brand’s near 50 years in the business. The collection was revealed onstage by Kérastase general manager for the UK and Ireland, Cass Coulston, before the audience got the chance to witness a tête-à-tête with Luigi Murenu – the artistic director for the Kérastase Couture Styling range and favoured hairdresser for A-listers such as Madonna and Scarlett Johansson – and Creative HEAD publisher, Catherine Handcock. What followed was some incredible styling! A team of eight Kérastase Styling ambassadors including Ken Picton, Leo Bancroft, Paul Edmonds, Johanna Cree Brown, Jason Miller, Skyler McDonald, Dylan Bradshaw and Stephen Low – known as the K Stylists – each presented two models in a gorgeously choreographed show that demonstrated the unique capabilities of the 11-strong styling line. Then everyone rushed down to the crypt to party with Kate, the face of Kérastase Couture Styling, who arrived in a blizzard of flashbulbs. Ms Moss wore her hair loose and sexy with plenty of shine – a glamorous embodiment of the Kérastase look!

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n o i t a c u d e r u o y d n e t Ex Do you want free hair extension education that comes to you? Balmain Hair now offers three extension courses – providing all you need to launch a profitable extensions service

Hair extensions are an ideal way to upgrade and extend your salon offering, but the time and travel costs of going to an education centre can be off-putting. Recognising this, Balmain Hair is offering three courses that cover everything you need to start up your own extensions service, in the comfort of your own salon. On top of this, Balmain Hair boasts the most qualified and experienced education team working in salons today. Not only that, point of sale material is included to promote your service along with marketing ideas and ongoing support and all Balmain Hair courses are HABIA accredited, so you will receive a certificate on completion of a course.

Foundation Design course This one-day course focuses on the application and safe removal of Balmain Hair extensions. It guides you through simple application techniques, focusing on applying extensions for colour, highlights and volume. Advanced Length course This one-day course looks at creating completely lengthened extension hairstyles, using Balmain Hair DoubleHair, focusing on the planning and placement of extensions to create a natural-looking hairstyle. Fashion Focus course This one-day course focuses on cold fusion, a new technique for attaching hair extensions. It enables participants to offer extension applications using soft rings and tape – the perfect method for clients who do not want a heat-bonded system.

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Take it from us Places on the ID ARTISTS programme by L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL are hard won but worth their weight in gold. Here, ID ARTISTS reveal what they’ve loved so far and what they hope for in the second half of the programme AS WITH ALL GREAT teams, the L’Oréal Professionnel ID ARTISTS programme nurtures creative brilliance with a business side, providing a support structure and acting as a springboard to bigger and brighter things. The programme was set up in 2003 and has become one of the most sought-after

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educational opportunities for young hairdressers. For 2013, the ID ARTISTS programme began with regional auditions across the country, searching for 20 young artists to be part of the two-year education offering. The programme aims to provide training in cut

and colour techniques, product innovation, session styling and the latest catwalk looks and once chosen, the ID ARTISTS will be coached on cutting, finishing, presenting, session and styling skills. They can then look forward to presentation opportunities at the L’Oréal Professionnel Catwalk

Showcases during an eight-day regional tour that takes place in Dublin, Manchester, London and Edinburgh. Here, the L’Oréal Professionnel ID ARTISTS reveal some of their highlights so far and what they’re most looking forward to in their second year…

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Promotion “I want to be able to have the confidence to deliver results and inspire other people. The mentors of the ID ARTIST programme are so good at encouraging us to find out who we are as artists”

“The key thing I’ve learnt so far as an ID ARTIST is how to spot upcoming trends and how to interpret them to make them wearable for my salon clients. It’s great being surrounded by people with the same dreams”


“This year, I hope to polish my presentation work for the Catwalk Showcases, and I am eager to get involved in all the session work available with L’Oréal Professionnel”



“I’ve really improved my product knowledge and developed my cutting and session skills. Now that I’m in my second year, I’m looking forward to learning more about session styling and cutting trends” RICK ROBERTS, RICK ROBERTS

“The best thing about being an ID ARTIST is the training we get from top stylists such as Guy Kremer and Mark Woolley. In my second year I hope to grab all the opportunities I can”

“In my second year I want to create even more of a bond with my fellow ID ARTISTS; the best thing about being on the team is the opportunities that you would struggle to get elsewhere” SEAN BOWMAN, CENTRAL STUDIO


“The second year is all about taking what I’ve learnt and pushing myself to the next level. I’m looking forward to working with new mentors and absorbing as much as I can”

“I’m excited to learn new styles and techniques to take back to my clients at the salon. The ID ARTISTS programme is an educational and creative experience I will never forget!” GEMMA CHARLTON, AT SISTERS



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The right to clean water For Earth Month 2013, Aveda is on a mission to save the Earth and its children by supporting water projects in Nepal and India “Lack of clean water and sanitation have a devastating effect in some of the world’s poorest countries and the young are particularly vulnerable. This is why Aveda’s efforts are once again focused on ensuring clean water rights,” says Darren Potter, Aveda general manager UK, Ireland & Scandinavia. Each April, Aveda celebrates Earth Month as an opportunity for the whole Aveda network to come together across the world and help raise awareness and money to protect clean water rights at home and around the world. The eco-conscious hair brand is supporting the Global Greengrants Fund through sales of its Light the Way candle, along with WaterAid, its UK fundraising partner. The money Aveda raises for WaterAid will go towards supporting clean water and sanitation projects in Nepal and a new project in India. “Since 1999, Aveda has raised more than $22 million worldwide and I would like to thank everyone in the network who has contributed to this target. Last year, in the UK and Ireland we raised £153,500 and plan to beat it

this year with the objective of £168,500,” adds Darren. In Nepal, 7,900 children under the age of five die of diarrhoea and in India, 320,000 children under the age of five die from water-related diseases linked to a lack of safe water and sanitation, every year. WaterAid works with local communities to change this by implementing sustainable, affordable and safe water, sanitation and hygiene solutions. For the first time, Aveda is supporting projects in Andhra Pradesh in India, where the brand will be working with WaterAid to improve community access to water, sanitation and hygiene. Aveda is committed to protecting clean water and water rights through its limited edition Light the Way candle, which features a new vanilla scent for 2013, sourced from Madagascar, where Aveda has supported projects through the Global Greengrants Fund. One hundred per cent of the candle’s RRP (£16 less VAT) will go to support communities and clean water projects in countries where Aveda sources ingredients. For more than six years, the Light the Way candle profits and donations have raised about £3.8 million to help Global Greengrants fund hundreds of projects.

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783 million people in the world do not have access to safe water – roughly one in 10 of the world’s population*

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A deeper shade of green Hair: Lunh Nguyen, styling: Shannon Meddings, make-up: Maree Spagnol, photography: Milos.

Green products and services are no longer seen as unique offerings but simply hair at its best. We reveal how delving deeper into eco alternatives can lead to great change and a boost in profits

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TRY AS HARD AS YOU LIKE to avoid it, but there is no getting away from green this year – from clothing and make-up to manicures and furniture. Colour authority Pantone has spoken, and emerald green is the colour of 2013. But it’s more than a colour choice, it’s a statement that reflects a deeper trend – that environmental and ethical concerns are an important part of brand identity. With sustainability becoming what’s expected of brands, it’s important to keep up and, thankfully, it’s not too hard to do so. Whether you want to give your salon an eco makeover or gradually build towards a more eco-friendly business, there are lots of measures you can implement that can amount to great change.

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If you want to improve your green credentials, your salon interior is a good place to start. Take a leaf out of the books of these eco-friendly salons – although remember to recycle the paper afterwards! Blue Tit

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At Blue Tit in Clapton, London, owners Perry Patraszewski and Andi Hinteregger used the wood and material they found when they took over their premises to design and construct its interior. Perry explains: “We cleared out the old plasterboard and carpets to expose the raw brick and wood that had been hiding underneath. We used 90 per cent of the wood that we found in the shop and recycled everything we could.”

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Ena Salon

When Ena Salon launched in Holborn, London, the primary concern was to remain sympathetic to the building’s heritage, while also furnishing it efficiently. As a result, the salon features reclaimed scaffolding boards as shelves while all the seats, desks and display areas are bespoke pieces made from reclaimed furniture. Also, once a Davines product is finished, says salon co-director Pedro Inchenko, its container is recycled as a plant pot.


Bristol-based Bonomini has been decorated using only Farrow and Ball paint – both inside and out. “This was our first choice as it is ecofriendly with low volatility organic compounds,” says director Egidia Bonomini. All the wood used within the salon is reclaimed and locally sourced to create an earthy feel and has been used to make everything from the shelves to the desks and mirrors.

Doing their bit…

Kitting out your salon by yourself is great, but what if you want the guarantee of a leading manufacturer? Is it possible to get the same eco-friendly ethos? Italian furniture company Maletti is proof that going green doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. Its Presence Paris collection comprises three ranges with impressively green credentials. Think luxurious, sleek and stylish curved wood, eco-leather and recycled materials that look brand new. Plasticising agents are derived from natural seed oils, fabrics are made from natural fibres and padding is made from BiOH, a soya bean material. In addition, the shower heads on all basins are designed to use up to 30 per cent less water than normal basins and the Maletti factory has been certified ‘Carbon Zero’ for emissions. Creative HEAD 82

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Saving with grace

Your salon may look the part, but can it act the part, too? You need to look at energy and water-saving measures, and the products and tools you use. In the long run, better environmental business practices will save you money and are a selling point to clients who demand a more eco service

State of mind

“The first step to introducing more eco-concious initiatives is to start thinking differently,” says Darren Potter, Aveda general manager. “Look at your business and identify the areas where you can really make a difference. It’s also important to note that being eco doesn’t have to be a financial strain on your salon.” Not sure where to start? Take green inspiration from Elan Hair Design in Aberdeenshire, which aims to be entirely carbon neutral by the end of the year. Following extensive refurbishment, the salon now boasts solar panels, carbon neutral furniture and energy saving lighting. Owner Lorna Milton says: “We want to inspire other salon owners and prove that being sustainable does not compromise business performance and profits, you can have both – our customer numbers have increased by 25 per cent in the past six months.”

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Water wastage is another area that requires attention. While ‘reuse and recycle’ is the usual eco-friendly motto, there is one exception to the rule – disposable towels. Companies including Scrummi and Easydry offer 100 per cent bio-degradable alternatives to cotton or linen towels that are used once and then disposed of, meaning laundering and labour costs associated with washing and drying are no more. According to Easydry, the financial saving is as much as 20 per cent, as electricity and man-hours are reduced. At Emma Hellier, Natural Hair and Body Retreat, the salon is undergoing an eco revamp in mind as well as structure. Owner Emma explains: “We will be putting a new water tank in that is three times the capacity of our current one, meaning that a significantly reduced amount of energy will be used to replenish it.”

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Cutting down on energy usage doesn’t have to be complicated. If you don’t have a big budget, then follow in the footsteps of Mowgli salon in London, where manager John Mulhern encourages staff to turn off lights and electrical tools when not in use. He says: “We don’t have strict rules on wastage. Our team is educated and committed to doing the best for the environment so rules are unnecessary.” But if money doesn’t hold you back, who better to guide you on an energy quest than Anne Veck? As the owner of the UK’s hottest eco hair haven, Anne’s Oxford salon has undergone a £116,000 revamp. Supported by Matrix and designed by green salon guru Charlie Hearn and fitted with furniture from Aston & Fincher, Anne Veck Oxford is the first salon in the world with BlueGen Ceramic Fuel Technology. Reducing energy use by 50 per cent and resulting in a 70 per cent cut in salon costs, the main benefits of this innovative technology consist of converting gas to electricity to power appliances and heating.

“We are staunch supporters of recycling and actively promote the idea of reusing everything possible, including hair,” explains Ryan Knight, co-artistic director at Green Mango in Portsmouth. “By ensuring it is kept separate from our standard recycling we can donate the hair to local gardening associations, where it’s used as an accelerator for composting bins.” Extending its recycling expertise to clients, the salon also invites them to bring in their empty Davines product bottles for a discounted refill. Furthermore, once the salon’s bottles are empty, they are then used to store homemade jams and chutney – now that is food for thought! In addition to hair and containers, scrap aluminum foil used for highlights can also be recycled. “The metal is 100 per cent recyclable and can be reprocessed and reformed endlessly, losing none of its quality during the process,” explains Nick Scoon, managing director of hair foil manufacturer Procare. In fact, with 73 per cent of the UK now either benefiting from kerbside recycling or aluminum recycle bank services provided by their local council, it’s easier than ever to recycle your disused foil. Eco stylist Karine Jackson has become renowned for her green approach to hairdressing, saying it’s what sets her apart from her competition. “I spend a lot of time re-educating my clients to opt for the more ecofriendly product lines and processes, but I would say 95 per cent of new clients who come from the website are there because of my recycling rate and green stance,” she reveals.

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Hot stuff…

If you live in the Southeast of England, keep your eyes peeled for the Eco Bungalow Spa, which is currently being built in Bexhill. The brainchild of salon owner Emma Hellier, the bungalow is being built with wood sourced within a 10-mile radius and will be insulated with human hair. It will house a wood-powered Jacuzzi and an infrared sauna and is due to open within the next 12 weeks.

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Android is a technology we are all used to in the smartphone market. In fact, Blighty-based smartphoners still prefer Android by a wide margin, with more than half of the handsets sold in the UK (51.5 per cent) being Android-based as opposed to just over a third (36.1 per cent) being iOS based. So, if we place this much importance on smart technology to organise our social and family life, then why wouldn’t we use it for business? Enter the Casio VR-100 business support terminal – a device that puts you in control of important business matters and a huge step up from a traditional PC-based management system. The Casio VR-100, run on an Android platform, is a smartly engineered, all-inone system, designed for a wide selection of salon retail, management and customer service procedures. Essentially it’s an unmatched digital front of house manager, equipped with customer relationship management capabilities, and reservation and sales management applications to help grow your business. And with an optional cash drawer, the terminal can also function as a payment system. The device is equipped with a colour touch screen display, a sub-display that is great for showing information to customers and a built-in printer to generate receipts. Designed for use in small to medium-sized salon businesses, it works as a standalone system or as part of a networked system with other salon branches. For busy

managers and salon owners on the go, you can even check sales data from a separate location. Client relationship and reservation management applications include being able to view the purchase frequency of individual customers, which can then be used to identify preferred customers and formulate marketing strategies tailored to them. Operators can send emails to a list of preferred clients who have agreed to receive them, or they can specify automatic discounts when ringing up bills for preferred customers. The VR-100 also enables salons to conduct a multitude of sales calculations, including by product, time and clerk. Further management applications include a database of customer names and details. These clients can receive messages on mobile phones or email, and can automatically execute instructions contained in the messages such as booking for a discounted offer or a product deal. Environmental issues are at the forefront of many business decisions today, and the VR-100 hardware platform delivers here as well. It consumes considerably less power than a conventional PC-based EPOS system, requiring only 20 watts on full power and 4.1 watts in standby mode. This is a saving of more than 85 per cent when compared with most PC-based EPOS systems. Indeed, when looking at new ways to improve your business one thing’s for sure, the Casio VR-100 wins hands down.

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All on board

According to recent findings from Exxon Mobile, energy consumption will grow by 40 per cent in the next 20 years. So what are product manufacturers doing to try and offset this and support salons on their green journey? Alterna’s Bamboo Smooth range not only contains kendi oil, a miraculous natural ingredient that cultivates stronger, smoother, healthier hair, but also comes in eco-concious packagaing.

If an Evo product gets damaged, it’s given to a homeless shelter or other charities.

One brand dedicated to protecting the environment is Davines. To offset its environmental impact, the brand has used renewable energy to supply its plants and offices since 2006, and in 2009 the company devised the Davines Research Charter – a list of eco-objectives it strives to achieve when making its products. As a result of these measures, every product formulated, designed and produced by Davines is obtained with 100 per cent renewable energy. Eco-efficiency is at the heart of everything Aveda stands for, too, making it a go-to brand for those wanting to up the green ante. Not only are Aveda products formulated with nothing but natural goodness, the brand also runs a series of charitable initatives and offers throughout the year, with all funds raised going to solving pressing environmental issues across the world. Currently the brand is supporting Earth Month by raising funds for the Global Greengrants Fund. For some companies, self-sufficiency is the only way to ensure environmental credentials, and Joico strives to deliver high quality, cutting-edge products while

protecting the planet. Joico uses its own on-site turbine to power its manufacturing plant in the US and in doing so has reduced energy consumption by 70 per cent. And it’s not just manufacturing processes that are better. Increasingly, the bigger professional brands have dedicated lines that offer a more conscientious product. L’Oréal Professionnel’s série nature range includes the Ecocert-certified Oilixir, while Redken’s Nature’s Rescue is paraben, sulphate and silicone-free. Schwarzkopf Professional Essensity extends to care and style and Goldwell’s dual senses range now includes a green line. Often, the eco-option is not only the more mindful choice but the more luxurious one – just look at the success of Pureology; the beauty editor’s favourite brand is sulphate-free, vegan and also contains botanical extracts. In addition to wet line products putting environmental issues at the forefront of business decisions, electronics firms such as Casio are doing their bit too, with the launch of the VR-100 front of house terminal. This new tool saves 85 per cent more energy than PC-based EPOS systems.

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Hair colour has joined the green game, too, begging the question: why opt for a chemical-rich service when you can go without so many of the nasties? More than two-thirds of hair dyes contain PPDs – a chemical substance that’s effective at covering greys but linked to a host of health complaints. Other potential causes for concern are ammonia, parabens and resorcinol. Not only are these chemicals being applied to our skin and inhaled, they’re then being washed into the water supply. Eco-friendly and organic ranges can produce the same high-end results but are more gentle on the hair so your clients feel their hair is becoming healthier and better cared for. Nectaya from Goldwell is made with 92 per cent natural ingredients and is the first permanent hair colour with IntraLipid, which works to replenish lost lipids within the hair, repairing each strand. A New Colour from Davines fuses nature and science by replacing ammonia with monoethethanolamine, which creates the alkaline environment on the hair needed for pigments to penetrate. Other colour brands known for their ecological stance are Organic Colour Systems and montibel.lo’s Oalia Colour System, which provides radiant results without irritation. Alternatively, the main colour houses have unveiled their own ammonia-free options, such as ColorInsider from Matrix, INOA by L’Oréal Professionnel, Chromatics from Redken and Essensity by Schwarzkopf Professional. Ultimately, small changes can yield big results, and there’s never been a better or more exciting time to turn your salon green from the inside out.

Image: Living Jewels collection from Davines. Artistic director: Angelo Seminara. Colour specialist: Edoardo Paludo. Make-up: Denise Rabor. Styling: Leticia Dare. Photography: Andrew O’Toole

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Goldwell was the official hair sponsor for Whistles at London Fashion Week, showcasing a stunning collaboration between the sleek clothes collection and the polished hair. Session stylist James Pecis led the Goldwell team backstage, supported by Goldwell’s education team and Zac Coldicutt from Colour Unique salon in Newcastle. Held at the Dover Street Arts Club in Mayfair, Whistles presented a modern and sculptural collection with utilitarian overtones. To complement the clothes, the Goldwell team kept hair natural and not too ‘done’. Hair was parted on the side and worn loose with a natural, lightly tousled texture.




Goldwell’s relaunched Dualsenses Rich Repair has been upgraded and revamped with even more technology, repairing the hair from the inside out. Featuring the ground-breaking IntraLipidComplex technology, Dualsenses restores lost lipids in the hair in two steps. First, it repairs the hair from the inside by intensively regenerating the damaged lipids in the inner hair structure and second, the outer cuticle layer is repaired and the lost lipids are reintroduced. Pashmina silk proteins and Goldwell’s patented Care Formula with Dual Effect ensures that dry and damaged hair is restored to a healthy shine and silky feel after just one use.

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The latest graduates from Goldwell’s prestigious Colour Expert course have celebrated becoming expert colourists at the Goldwell Academy in London. Rachel Hurley, Goldwell academy manager and previous Colour Expert graduate, was on hand to present the diplomas and wish the graduates all the best for a bright future. The graduates join an elite group of Colour Experts who have been educated to a level that few can reach, and can consider themselves specialists in colour. Goldwell Colour Expert is a 12-day course spread over a six-week period, and forms part of Goldwell’s education programme. For more information, contact the Goldwell Academy on 020 3540 1200.

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coral accent through the fringe inspired by Goldwell’s 2013 Color Zoom trend Beautify. The next section of the evening focused on editorial and avant-garde looks, giving the audience ideas and insight into photographic and award-winning work. The next An Evening With... takes place on 3 June, starring Mark Leeson. To book, contact the Goldwell Academy on 020 3540 1200.

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In line with the S/S13 trend for all things heritage, ethnic patterns were spotted not just on the catwalks, but in hair, too. Here’s how to keep the look exciting, but completely wearable


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Step 1: For the zigzag line, apply formula A. For the bands, apply formula A using the Shine Line method without colouring the regrowth. Step 2: Observe the processing time, then rinse. Shampoo and treat with Goldwell’s Dualsenses. Step 3: Dry the hair. Apply Elumen Prepare by Goldwell to the areas pre-lightened for formula C. Dry the hair. Step 4: For the bands, apply formula B to the mid-lengths and ends and formula D to the regrowth using the Shine Line method. For the zigzag lines, apply formulae B, C and D working from the regrowth to the mid-lengths and ends. Step 5: Apply formula D to the remaining hair. Step 6: Observe the processing time, then rinse. Shampoo and treat with Goldwell Dualsenses. Finish with a Dualsenses Color Lock Serum.

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Now in its seventh year, Goldwell’s annual project with the London College of Fashion never fails to highlight the talent of the future, while providing an inspirational view of Goldwell’s Color Zoom collection for 2013, Beautify. Working alongside students from the School of Media & Communication, pupils had to create a photographic work and a short film showing the making of the project and their final vision. Split into six groups, each one provided a unique and creative retelling of Beautify, exploring what the collection means to them and looking at different ways to bring their individuality into their creations. The project titles were: New Masters of Colour, Scarabaeidae, Forever Blonde, Morphing Magdalene, Pop Tarts and Berlin 2013, and you can see all the final project images and videos at Goldwell plans to use the projects as inspirational material to stimulate students joining colour courses at the Goldwell Academy. The final images will also be exhibited at the Academy until February 2014.

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All hail a true star of tomorrow. if anyone’s earned their limelight it’s Westrow artistic director Matthew Sutcliffe. Seriously, it’s been one heck of a year…

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•• Step into my shoes Being crowned IT GUY at the 2012 It List awards was the cherry on the top of what has been an amazing year for 29-year-old Matthew Sutcliffe. Westrow’s artistic director is a true gentleman – but boy does he pack a punch when it comes to his greatest passion, hair. In addition to his It List win, the past year has seen Matthew knock the socks off the 2012 L’Oréal Color Trophy judges – scooping first prize with colleague Lauren Elliott – and in December he secured a place on the 2013 FAME Team. Matthew has also been sharing his talents as a L’Oréal Professionnel H3 Expert, a role that sees him educate hairdressers in the North East of England on key trends created by the H3 team. Fresh back from London Fashion Week, where he assisted backstage at Ashish A/W13, Matthew also finds time to run a jam-packed column at Westrow’s Leeds city centre salon, where a loyal client-following wait patiently for an appointment. All this and he even finds time to develop key looks for the salon, working on a variety of shoots and shows and nurturing younger stylists through the Westrow mentoring programme. It’s going to be hard to beat 2012 but Matthew’s ready to go! Have the It List judges gone and spotted a true star once again? We think so…

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“I love hairdressing: it never stands still and neither do I! My strengths are adaptability, creativity, energy and enthusiasm. I never let anything dampen my spirits – nothing is a setback, only a learning experience!” “I like the theatrical side of the industry, hairdressing that’s surprising with no limitations; Angelo Seminara excels in this arena”

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fascination with hair begins when he gets a brush stuck in his sister’s hair

Encouraged by his stepmother, Matthew becomes a hairdresser


Joins Westrow Leeds

ij Full speed ahead He’s young and successful and his career is about to go into overdrive. Here we chart how Matthew Sutcliffe learnt to walk before he started to run… FAR LEFT: MODELS ROCK THE RUNWAY BELOW: MATTHEW GETS BUSY BACKSTAGE BEFORE THE MODELS TAKE TO THE STAGE LEFT: CANDYFLOSS HAIR COUTURE!

Works backstage at London Fashion Week (LFW) S/S12 Fashion Fringe




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he Grosvenor House hotel in London played host to the 56th annual L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards earlier this year, where more than a thousand of the hair industry’s finest gathered for a show-stopping night of hair creation and innovation. Hosted by Radio One DJ, Sara Cox, guests were treated to a visual display of some of the finest hairdressing talent – which included a show from haute coiffure legend Charlie Le Mindu. Renowned for his avant garde collection of wigs that have wowed A-list clients – most notably Florence and the Machine and Lady Gaga – Le Mindu worked his magic backstage on his wacky wigs, ably assisted by members of the L’Oréal Professionnel Portfolio session team. This included Westrow’s Matthew Sutcliffe, who, armed with über-cool fashion stylist Anna Trevelyan, drenched the audience in a flood of fashion



and waves of colour. It was a fun-fuelled, London-inspired show that merged fashion, culture and music to whip the audience into an energy-infused frenzy. “We did two days prep work in London two weeks prior to the event, where we were given blunt wigs that we had to colour and cut into shapes,” said Matthew. “We then had one day prep the day before the show. It was amazing – really intense. We wanted to wow people and be different – and we were.” Charlie Le Mindu said of the event: “My fashion show is a perfect combination of textures, graphics and style, bringing to the audience a taste of my sexy, daring and glamorous haute coiffure. My team was made up of some of the young stars in the L’Oréal Professionnel Portfolio Team that each added to the raw energy of the show – their talent is truly exciting.”

Styles hair for Charlie Le Mindu show at L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final 2011

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My in-salon precision cutting and styling skills and my backstage session ones. I would describe my work as a perfect twist: cool and edgy without any fuss.

I’m inspired by…

So many things – music, fashion and interpreting trends all inspire me to create looks that my clients will love. I love Elle Collections, Italian, French and British Vogue, and Creative HEAD’s Runway magazine. When you know your trade you can be confident about what you do – and nothing is better for our clients than that.

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Proudest moment…

As part of our Year of Dreams for winning L’Oréal Colour Trophy, Lauren Elliott and I were lucky enough to work on a photoshoot for Vogue, which was in its March issue. For our look we wanted to create an effortless, ’60s vibe. The length was reduced by knotting the hair through the back and elevating hair towards the crown, for maximum height and femininity. The front was then left loose for a natural feel. The result was a Brigitte Bardot-inspired screen siren style. We were so excited to see our work in the March issue with the ultra-cool Cara Delevigne on the cover.

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To brainstorm our look for the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Regional Final we had to gather information from the A/W12 catwalk collections. Inspired by Gucci and Ashish, our dress was gold and delicious, and the hair was an androgynous shape with a seamless lavender panel of colour through the front.

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I loved the S/S13 runways – in particular Louis Vuitton where the clothes worked so well against the voluminous ’60s-inspired beehives with Stephen Jones headbands, and also the hair at Chanel Couture S/S13 – it was wild. I loved the way Sam McKnight whipped hair up into nest-like up-dos with feathers and butterflies. The way he plays with texture is second to none and, alongside Guido, he is one of my biggest inspirations.

My celebrity style crush is…

Jessie J. Her hair is awesome – or at least it was! She’s right on the money, her look is continuously evolving and I would love to work with her as she is versatile, and clients like that are amazing! My favourite session look of the moment is ’50s Marilyn Monroe heated roller curls.

Not many people know this, but… I’m a massive geek! If I’m not watching the History Channel or going to museums you might find me painting my model planes.

Deep down…

I like to think I’m funny, but my colleagues would probably say otherwise! I’m superambitious and very competitive, which means I am driven to succeed in all areas of my work. I never turn down an opportunity!

My style icons are…

In the past it was Michael Jackson and today it’s Lady Gaga.

Other things you should know about me… My salon name is Guy.

The future...

I love being a part of the 2013 FAME team and can’t wait for the opportunities that lie ahead of us. It’s also a very exciting time with Westrow as the brand is opening an academy and I would love to get more involved with the education side of things. I also want to open my own Westrow franchise – so watch this space!

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Step into the light Give sun-struck hair a new lease of life with the Paul Mitchell limited edition Sun range

Whether your guests are basking on the beach, lounging by the pool or even enjoying a sunny day in the garden, their hair condition should be a priority. Let’s be honest, as soon as the sun shows its face, we’re out tanning ourselves in a flash – before the sun goes behind the clouds! And while we all make sure our skin is protected from the sun’s rays, we know that hair has a tendency to be forgotten about, leaving guests’ locks fighting hard to remain hydrated and stay vibrant. So now is the time to start making them aware of the drying and dulling effects that the sun can have on their hair, by providing them with the saviour of sun-damaged hair – the limited edition Paul Mitchell Sun range. The answer to thirsty, sun-damaged tresses, the Sun

collection by Paul Mitchell features the hair brand’s exclusive UVeil Complex, a powerful blend of sunflower seed extract and active UV absorbers. This three-part system locks in hair colour while shielding fragile strands from damaging UVA and UVB rays. And did we mention the gorgeous smell? Inspired by the tropics, it’ll transport guests to a sun-drenched island in a jiffy. Suitable for all hair types, the range includes sulphate-free Sun Recovery Hydrating Shampoo to nourish sun-struck strands, After-Sun Replenishing Masque to treat hair with vital moisture before and after sun exposure, and Sun Shield Conditioning Spray to soften hair and add brilliance. Or guests can go for all three in one handy Rescue & Recovery bag.

Put the sunshine back into your guests’ hair and get the limited edition Paul Mitchell Sun range into your salon now, visit or call 0845 659 0011

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Amid a season of definitive hair trends, Ali Pirzadeh cleared the air with one word at Ashish S/S13 – scrunchy. Say what? Unlike other hair revivals with time-appropriate updates, the message from Ali backstage for L’Oréal Professionnel was: “Don’t mess with a good thing.” Think Bananarama and Kelly Kapowski from Saved By The Bell, reach for crushed velvet options and feel free to colour-coordinate to whatever you’re wearing. At Ashish, the baggy ties were adorned in sequins – the design house’s mainstay. Vivienne Westwood also championed scrunchies for her Red Label S/S13 show, enlisting MCS London (My Crazy Scrunchy) to design them, which Mark Hampton, global hair ambassador for Toni&Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe added to a selection of model looks. MCS, launched by Eu Simo Grijalbo and Laura Fraser (BFF of Alice Dellal), is now stocked at Bleach London. “Our influence comes from The Virgin Mary to Salt-N-Pepa, around the streets of Echo Park all the way back to London via Clueless, if the girls were in a pillow fight with the girls from Mi Vida Loca,” they say. You got that? If not, listen to Ali: “It’s all a bit random.”

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Images courtesy of L’Oréal Professionnel, MCS, Redken, TIGI, Toni&Guy and Toni&Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe

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● The scrunchy was patented by Rommy Revson for $1 in 1986, during the break-up of her marriage to Revlon heir John Revson. Rommy named the tie after her poodle.

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Gone are the days where so much as a fringe trim led to legal proceedings. Today model agents are turning to session’s best to catapult their girls into the big league with a shorn crop. Janice Alida is one, who at the hands of Guido Palau had her long, honey drenched hair chopped and bleached for a September Vogue shoot. Liberated by the change, the Canadian model went on to dye her hair black and walked to her heart’s content at 22 shows, from Victoria Beckham to Chanel. The gamine Saskia de Brauw launched her career by starring on the cover of Carine Roitfeld’s final issue of French Vogue. Most recently, the 31-year-old model poised as the face for Saint Laurent’s menswear campaign – a perk of sporting an androgynous mop. “I love working with Saskia. She reminds me of Linda Evangelista and the way she used to chop and change her hair,” says Paul Hanlon, who shoots regularly with the Dutch model. “She comes on set and is always open to something new. One shoot, we dyed her hair bright orange.” A look at newcomers Athena Wilson and Bo Don and even established catwalkers Karlie Kloss and Edie Campbell, and it’s impossible to deny the profound effects of a dramatic chop.

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Poppy Delevingne, Alexa Chung and Laura Bailey: three women whose sense of style has led them to become world-famous fashion stars and ambassadors for the British Fashion Council. Here, they model new-season pieces by London’s most exciting designers and talk to Natalie Rigg about their coveted sartorial secrets




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My kit has to include a million things to ensure I can create any look, at any point. On a shoot, the art director could decide they want to go from a slicked-back ponytail to a full head of blonde hair. My work can only be its best if I have the best of everything. My latest crushes are Redken quick tease 15 and Pureology Cuticle Polisher. The Pureology range is great for natural, invisible results. My kit case is now a Mulberry suitcase. As my career has progressed, some of the homes and opulent surroundings I have worked in made me look at my tatty old case and think I need to up my game. My essentials are a Parlux 3000 dryer and ghd round ceramic brushes, which set the hair and make a blow-dry last longer. My scissors are always Joewell, kept clean and sharpened. My favourite tongs are WAM as they heat up really quickly. I get my hair from Paks in Dalston and Finsbury Park. I travel to the US quite a bit, so I need an American version of everything. To be without my kit would be like having my hands chopped off.


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A sleek and easy-to-use guide to the products and services of this haircare giant, including stunning imagery, a complete overview of the product ranges available and information on how you, too, can benefit from Clynol’s experience.

The L’Oréal Professionnel website offers you instant access to the world of e-learning. As well as Colourweb, you can browse our gallery of latest looks, complete with step by steps, get detailed information on all our products or update yourself on the latest trends with our Colour Collections online.

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Power to the people Giving staff specific responsibilities creates a smooth operation and an effective team, as Sally Brooks explains...

As a company, we’ve discovered the more you involve your team in the development of your salon, the better the business. And the key to running a busy salon is to evenly delegate responsibilities throughout your team, so everyone feels included in the decisions and the running of the company. When people have worked for a company for a long time they can sometimes get a bit lost and unfocused, meaning responsibilities get passed from one person to another and before you know it, your 16-year-old junior is making decisions and doing every job. It’s fine to delegate, but the person who delegates is then the person who is accountable. You need to refocus your team on what the priorities are. Giving people individual responsibility for various parts of the business is a great way to run a smooth operation and motivate staff; we see our team members thrive within their own separate areas. If you are thinking of doing this yourself, first of all set out what you want to achieve as the boss – then lead people into different areas. After analysing our needs, we split responsibilities into salon-based and PR/creative based. We then worked with each team member’s individual strengths to distribute; people have different skills and naturally lean a certain

way to fit into different areas. A great example is a salon co-ordinator. We needed someone super-organised, great at making sure deadlines are met and at ensuring the right people are in the right meetings. Similar responsibilities include product incentives, targets, salon maintenance, junior appearance and standards. PR and creative responsibilities cover things such as updating our salon iPod, coming up with ideas for client incentives, creating monthly soirees, trend-sharing nights and imaginative business building concepts with local traders. The concept is brilliant; you suddenly see your team come into its own, with individuals working together, respecting everyone’s role and willing to help out a team mate should the need arise, knowing they can ask for help in return. As a boss, you also know who should attend and report on activities at monthly meetings. Since doing these things there has been no room for complacency to set in or for things to not get done as everyone knows their role and takes responsibility.


Sally Brooks is co-owner of Brooks+Brooks salon. Want to have your say? Email

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