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Snap Fitness to launch flagship site amid major rollout

Snap Fitness aims to more than double its UK footprint by the end of this year, with the franchise hoping its meticulously honed property acquisition strategy will begin to pay dividends.

Matt Quinn, owner of TwentyTwoYards, set up a master development agreement with Snap Fitness to bring the franchise to the UK last year, with initial plans to open 200 sites over the next four years. As has been the case with many gym businesses, the team found sourcing suitable properties tougher than anticipated, but believe they have now hit upon a formula that will allow them to hasten expansion. “The hard part has been finding sites and there’s been a lot of homework involved in identifying areas that are underserved by the existing market,” said sales manager Isaac Buchanan, who together with new CEO Todd Howard - the largest private owner of Snap franchises in the world - has taken the lead on developing the strategy which sees potential sites sourced predominantly inhouse. “We’re at that stage now where things are starting to move and we’ve got great partners coming in who are hungry to drive the business forward. We’ve developed a good structure for site acquisition, so there are properties in place ready for franchisees to take them on.” With five Snap Fitness clubs currently in operation, the team hope to open a further five to ten sites by Christmas, including a new flagship club in St Neots that will be operated in-house as opposed to being launched with a

franchisee. The new sites will be approximately 5,000sq ft (464.5sq m) and feature a selection of gym equipment from Matrix Fitness, Cybex, Technogym, Octane, with MyZone also on offer. Memberships will typically cost around £30 per month, with Quinn eager to remain focused on bringing new people into gyms. “We want to define value in the mid-tier segment of the industry, at a price point that’s affordable,” added Quinn. “We’re focusing on the 87 per cent not currently signed up to a gym and believe that identifying underserved locations and offering a clearly defined point of difference will help us to achieve this.”

Les Mills chiefs: Time for gym managers to get theatrical

Burnet and Franklin think interactive fitness experiences, such as the Les Mills and Reebok One Live events, can serve a useful purpose in engaging consumers

Gym managers should treat their role like that of a theatre manager and focus on getting the public through the door by promoting and selling an unmissable experience. That’s the view of Les Mills UK chief executive Martin Franklin and global markets COO Keith Burnet, who say gyms need to be able to tell a story that engages and excites their customers if they are to succeed in a competitive market. Speaking to Health Club Management at the recent LIW show in Birmingham, the recently-promoted pair warned of painful changes ahead for fitness businesses not aligned to meeting and anticipating consumers’ fastchanging expectations.

They said a reluctance to ‘get digital’ and re-engineer a business towards innovation and experiences can prove fatal, citing the example of one well-known brand which lost 90 per cent of its capital value in less than two years, simply by failing to adapt to market changes.

“As an industry in general, we’re very short term and I think club managers are too bogged down in the minutiae of running a club to identify threats coming from up ahead,” said Burnet. “Managers might be able to tell you where the threats and opportunities are coming from, but very few are in a position to produce a strategy that can deal with them. It’s scary to think that a business can fall away so quickly, but these are the dangers if you fail to embrace digital.” The pair praised Ray Algar’s LIW keynote speech calling for fitness entrepreneurs to stand up and help the sector take a giant leap

forward through innovation and authenticity. But they said there’s a sense of déjà vu in the need for evolution and innovation, with the fitness industry perennially sluggish to adapt to market factors. “We’ve been doing this for over 20 years, but it feels like very little has changed,” added Franklin, who was formerly Les Mills UK customer experience director. “The entire customer journey from start-to-finish needs to be experiential. As Ray (Algar) points out, it’s hard for the mid-market clubs to emulate boutiques in certain respects, but there’s nothing to stop them creating an authentic experience for their customers. We’re the fitness industry – why do we find it so hard to make things fun?”


Planned Demolition of Troy University Arena Is First Step Toward New Recreation Center

Troy University in Troy, Alabama, is planning to tear down the school’s former sports arena next year to make way for construction of a new recreation center, according to an article in the student newspaper, the Tropolitan. The Tropolitan reports that the recreation center will be built on land now occupied by Sartain Hall. That facility served as the main sports arena for the Troy campus until 2012 when the $40 million, 5,500-seat Trojan Arena opened. Sartain Hall was built in 1962 as a physical education building, and its 2,500-seat gymnasium was home for several decades to the university’s basketball team. University officials said that a new recreation center will be available to students during the 2016-2017 school year. John Dew, senior vice chancellor of student services and administration, said the university will collect feedback from students, faculty and staff before getting bids from architectural firms and then developing a budget. A task force has been formed, and a student survey has been disseminated to help determine what should be included in the center. Right now, the most popular recreational facilities at Troy are the fitness center and the natatorium. The fitness center averages 336 students a day, and about 60 students visit the natatorium daily. Among the features students said they would like to see in a new facility are multi-athletic courts, accessible equipment, ample workout space, instructor-led fitness classes, a leisure pool and more healthful food options. To pay for building the recreation center, students will be assessed fees beginning in fall 2016. All students enrolled in six or more credit hours will be assessed a $100 fee in the fall and spring semesters. In the summer semester, a $50 fee will be imposed on students taking three or more credit hours.

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NSCA Issues Correction on CrossFit Study Involved in Lawsuits The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Colorado Springs, Colorado, has issued a correction to a study disputed by CrossFit. The erratum will appear in the October 2015 issue of the NSCA’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, where the study was originally published in 2013. The study’s results are disputed in lawsuits filed by CrossFit and the owner of a Columbus, Ohio, CrossFit Gym involved in the research. A panel of reviewers examined new information regarding questions raised on the reasons described in the article for subjects not completing the study, and the NSCA issued the erratum on the recommendation of the reviewers, according to a NSCA announcement. The erratum reads as follows: “In reference to Smith, MM, Sommer, AJ, Starkoff, BE, and Devor, ST. CrossFit-based high-intensity power training improves maximal aerobic fitness and body composition. J Strength Cond Res 27(11): 3159 – 3172, 2013, the authors have stated that the reasons for participants not completing follow-up testing, as reported in the article, were provided to the authors by the club owner. The club owner has denied that he provided this information. “After the article was published, 10 of the 11 participants who did not complete the study have provided their reasons for not finishing, with only 2 mentioning injury or health conditions that prevented them from completing follow-up testing. “In light of this information, injury rate should not be considered a factor in this study. This change does not affect the overall conclusion of the article.” In the NCSA article, Ohio State University researchers examined 53 CrossFit participants who participated in an annual 10-week challenge at a CrossFit owned by Mitch Potterf. The results showed CrossFit-based highintensity power training significantly improved maximal aerobic capacity and body composition in subjects of both genders across all levels of fitness, according to the abstract. The original article also stated that 11 subjects dropped out of the training program, and of those, two subjects cited time concerns and nine subjects (16 percent) cited overuse or injury for failing to complete the program. The article stated the percentage was “notable” and “may call into question the risk-benefit ratio for such extreme training.” Researchers also noted CrossFit-based programs “may not be worth the risk of injury and lost training time.” CrossFit filed a complaint against the NCSA in U.S. District Court in 2014, alleging that the claim in the study that nine participants dropped out of the study due to injury or overuse was false. CrossFit’s complaint charges false advertising under the Lanham Act, false advertising under the California Business and Professions Code, and unfair competition under the California Business and Professions Code.


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NEW Yoga Workshops for Men with Ushvani & Imbibery London Launching Saturday 10th October 2015 @ 10.00am - 12.30pm

Ushvani, the Malaysian day spa in Chelsea, has recently introduced NEW male yoga workshops to accompany the new treatments and products they offer designed specifically for men. Allowing guests to release the tensions of the boardroom and enter a sattvic oasis, these workshops will be tailored to complement current training regimes and challenge the body in new ways - featuring strong, energetic and challenging postures. While the likes of David Beckham and Orlando Bloom attribute yoga to their strong and sculpted appearance, sportsmen such as Andy Murray and the All Blacks Rugby Team credit weekly sessions to their lack of injuries and enhanced performance. Now, male guests can follow suit and extend their wellness experience at Ushvani, with these workshops set to improve flexibility and muscle tone, alleviate aches and pains and combat stress. Participants will also be able to fuel their workout with Ushvani’s digestive tea, dried fruit and a selection of cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices from Imbibery London.

Male Yoga Workshops

The strength, flexibility and meditation exercise that originated in India thousands of years ago (and was practiced exclusively by men) finds renewal in the Malaysian oasis that is Ushvani. Held in the Sentosa Studio, a spacious room peppered with dark Malaysian furniture, incense and decorative carvings, male yoga workshops will cater for all levels and be led by an expert instructor. It is envisaged that men can use these workshops as a cross-training tool for flexibility and improving recovery time, or even as a useful warm up flow for circuit training. Regular workshops will also facilitate the calm yet focused mental attitude useful at work and play.

Structure

Limited to an exclusive class of twelve, the workshops will differ from typical yoga with dynamic flows tailored to address fitness requirements and male-orientated tension, targeting the core and larger muscle groups. Areas focused on will include hamstrings, calves, hip flexors, quadriceps, shoulders and pectorals – areas of common tension as result of running, football and cycling. With regular attendance, participants will refine newly acquired skills, enhancing their training on a bespoke, ultra-personalised level.

Workshop structure will be as follows: • • • • • • • • •

Ushvani’s Digestive Tea on arrival Welcome, outline and benefits of male yoga Savasana demonstration Sun Salutations, focusing on hips, hamstrings & quadriceps Warrior sequences Seated postures, focusing on the chest & shoulders 15 minute break with Imbibery juices and dried fruit Crow Arm Balance demonstration and first attempts Crow Arm Balance practice and Savasana

Ushvani (ushvani.com, 02077302888) will be holding regular yoga workshops for men from 10th October at 10am-12:30pm. This workshop will be priced at £55 if booked in advance or £60 to drop in.

Men can also extend their wellness experience at home with Ushvani’s new range of products for men, which draw on masculine tones to compliment the expertly blended and ethically sourced ingredients. All three of the Ushvani Men’s range products contain Ushvani’s signature blend Men’s Treatments and Products of nutmeg and ginger including the Kemiri & Perilla PreFollowing the yoga workshop, participants can choose to Shave Oil, Kemiri & Nutmeg Shaving Cream and Papaya & extend their stay at Ushvani with a Men’s Signature Facial Bamboo Facial Scrub. (£150) or Total Body Experience (£180). For more information on Ushvani please visit www.ushvani.com or for bookings call 02077302888. The Ushvani Men’s Signature Facial is designed to revitalise and renew tired and dull skin, drawing on active botanicals such as coconut, kemiri, mangosteen and jojoba oil. Meanwhile, the Total Body Experience for Men combines relaxation, exfoliation and Balinese massage in one to induce deep relaxation, relieve tension and stretch muscles.


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Do Eastern European countries lead the way in physical activity? The figures suggest people living in the East of Europe are more active

(30 per cent) are among the least physically active.

The latest data on physical activity levels in the European Union seem to suggest that countries on the Eastern edge of the EU are more active than those in central Europe and the west.

The stats, however, should be approached with caution as there are discrepancies between the data sets and the methodologies used in gathering the data.

Country-specific overviews on physical activity – published by the European Commission in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) – show that the EU’s most physically active countries are Greece and Hungary, closely followed by Slovakia and Romania.

Many of the countries which have reported high number of active adults – including table-topping Hungary – do not have national monitoring centres or services for health and physical activity. In these cases, figures are based on WHO estimations using global surveillance systems.

According to the report, 85 per cent of the population in Greece and Hungary meet the WHO minimum recommendation of at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity per week – or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week.

The danger in trusting WHO estimations becomes clear when studying those countries with their own, established health monitoring systems – such as Finland and Estonia – as differences between the figures published by the national systems and those by WHO are huge.

For Slovakia and Romania the figure is 81 per cent, while Germany (39 per cent), Ireland (31 per cent) and Austria

The Finnish national database shows that only 34 per cent of the adult population reached the WHO

recommended levels in 2013 – but WHO claims that 74 per cent reached the levels in 2010. For Estonia, the differences are even more stark – official Estonian government figures show that 36.7 per cent of the population met WHO recommended levels in 2014, but WHO estimates the figure at 85 per cent (in 2010). For further information click here

Kickstarter campaign aims to get kids moving with magic and martial arts

A new virtual training solution designed to get kids moving through a range of on-demand and on-screen entertainment, fitness and dance activities has launched a Kickstarter campaign to turbocharge its growth. iDEA, which offers classes available for streaming both at home and in schools, gyms, leisure clubs and hotels, is bidding to raise £25,000 on the crowdfunding website to develop its next range of activities. Current offerings – such as street magic, breakdancing and martial arts – are hosted by experts in their field and aim to get people more physically, mentally and socially active. “Not all children are attracted to physical activity under a ‘fitness’ banner, so we’ve created concepts that will get them up but also make them more socially active, for example they learn magic tricks that they can then practice on their friends,” Jane Maguire, MD and cofounder of iDEA, told Health Club Management. “We’ve taken to Kickstarter as we

want to bring more activities to market – such as a skills and thrills range of football and basketball tricks. We look to incorporate some fitness elements, but they aren’t necessarily fitness classes as we find that sometimes that’s where you lose the engagement.” Maguire says the activities will engage children as they’ve been developed on the back of in-school research asking children what it is they’d to do. iDEA, which launched this week at LIW, is offered to leisure properties for a subscription of £48 per month, while home users pay just

£5.99 a month. “Whether it’s for a school, gym, hotel or the home, we plan to deliver the latest entertainment, fitness and dance activities directly to consumers on demand - with absolutely no need for special equipment,” added Maguire. “Today’s world wants today’s technology, so we’ll be using the latest in on-demand streaming to deliver the latest trends across multiple devices.” For details about the Kickstarter campaign click here.


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XERCISE4LESS ARE FIGHTING FIT IN THE WEST MIDLANDS

Award-winning budget gym operator, Xercise4Less, has announced it will be launching a new £1million, state-of-the-art, gym in the heart of Shrewsbury later this year - the Group’s third club opening in the West Midlands this year. The announcement comes just a week after the national fitness chain unveiled it will be opening a new club in the centre of the Warwickshire market town of Rugby. Scheduled to open in December, the new Shrewsbury site will be the sixth Xercise4Less gym in the West Midlands, bringing the Group’s total investment across the region to £6million. The Shropshire gym, which will span 32,730 sqft, will also give the local economy a boost by creating 40 new jobs for the people of Shrewsbury.

Jon Wright, Xercise4Less chief executive officer, said: “We are very excited to be able to open a brand new fitness facility for the people of Shrewsbury and continue our expansion across the West Midlands. This is will be our sixth opening in the region in just two years and will enable us to offer an even greater number of people the opportunity to partake in affordable fitness. With many new gym openings in the pipeline, we are looking forward to a prosperous future”. The Arlington Way club will boast a number of trademark fitness zones including cardio, free

weights, combat and a ladies only area, plus a large fitness studio that will feature over 40 free classes per week. Those wanting to join can take advantage of the pre-sale membership offer of £9.99 per month which starts on Friday 16th October. Regarded as ‘the people’s gym’, Xercise4Less now boasts 32 clubs across the UK with 225,000 members and is set to launch up to 30 more clubs by the end of the year. The chain operates across the UK in regions including the North East, Yorkshire, North West and the Midlands. For more information and to register for presale offers visit: www.xercise4less.co.uk/shrewsbury-gym


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The Shrimp: This move is a fairly more complicated and requires good core control. The primary muscles working on this one are those of the hips and core so make sure you have studied this one and worked it from the floor up. Firstly start in the TRX full plank position with only one leg in the foot stirrup, holding the position kick the free leg across the centre of the body pointing the leg straight out whilst simultaneously raising the opposite arm up. JT PT tip: Practice the Shrimp on your body weight training days or take your time and practice it on its own this move involves a lot of hip control and the muscles in that region and your abs and core so hold tight lock off and flow once you master it, it’s a lot of fun.


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Science Tests the Effectiveness of the TRX When it came to the other muscle groups aside from the serratus muscles, there were mixed results. The TRX exercises had the greatest impact on core musculature in general. In terms of pecs, shoulders, triceps, and lats, theTRX push ups that were performed lowest to the ground were comparable.

There has been a lot of debate in the training world as to the value of stable versus unstable surface training. In general, standing on an unstable surface seems to detract from strength too much to be beneficial. But would it make a difference if our feet were stabilized but our hands were not? In a recent study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, researchers sought to find out the effects of using TRX suspension training straps. The research team included Dr. Stuart McGill, who is well known for his work in the field of biomechanics and kinesiology. The researchers compared pressing exercises done with the TRX to more traditional versions of the exercises. Given the similarity between a TRX and, say, gymnastics rings, I suspect that the results would translate to any similar exercise. There is good reason to believe that training with the TRX might be better at activating muscles compared to doing the same exercises on a stable surface. Recall a prior article of mine that compared the effects of different versions of the overhead press. Standing was compared to sitting, and dumbbells were compared to barbells. In each case the seated version was the more stable one, but there were some unique effects of adding instability to the exercise. For

example, the core muscles and the shoulders were shown to benefit from instability. In today’s study, the researchers were looking at more than just muscle activation. They were also interested in the effect of each method on spine loading and how coaching affected the outcomes. In terms of muscle activation, one of their focuses was on the serratus anterior muscle. The serratus are muscles over your ribs that you can see between your lats and abs, just under your pecs. Their primary function is shoulder protraction, which is when you move your shoulders forward. The researchers thought the unstable exercises would have the strongest effect on the serratus, but this was not so. The stable exercises tested were the push up, shoulder protraction, and bench press. The TRX exercises used in the study were the TRX push up, TRX push, and TRX scapular push up. The stable versions of the exercises had much stronger effects on the serratus muscle. The standard push up and standard shoulder protraction (what some call a scapular push up) were dramatically more effective at targeting the serratus than the TRX versions. This includes what they called the TRX scapular push up (shown below).

The researchers also compared these exercises to a bench press with 50% of 1RM, although they did not consider the ab muscles other than internal obliques or the quads during the bench press. In this comparison, the bench press had a significant peak activation of all of the muscle groups over the push up, either stable or unstable. When it came to compressing the spine, there were no significant effects from any of the exercises. In general, the stable versions had lower spinal compression rates than their unstable counterparts. However, the researchers also measured shearing forces, which are angular forces that also affect the spine. When it came to shearing, the standard push up had the highest measurements, probably because it is performed at the smallest vertical angle. The researchers also examined the effects of coaching during these exercise variations. They found coaching was effective at keeping the spine safe in the TRX exercises. However, it made less of a difference in the stable exercises. In conclusion, when it came to the core muscles, the TRX outperformed all other exercises, but was comparable to the push up for the other muscle groups. The researchers also found that the push up done without the TRX required less coaching to be effective. Neither TRX exercises nor the push up seemed to have much effect on the spine. Perhaps the biggest take home point is the bench press might work better than all of the exercises tested.


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The London Health Show 2016 The Leading Health Show for the UK’s Booming Health and Wellness Industry

Olympia London welcomes an exciting new expo on January 20th & 21st 2016 - The London Health Show 2016. The event is the only of it’s kind as it brings together the six key sectors within the health and wellness sector; Beauty & Anti-Ageing, Sports & Fitness, Complementary Health, Nutrition & Supplements, Organic & Natural Products and Healthcare Equipment & Technology. The show offers the opportunity to network, do business and establish long lasting connections with key stakeholders across the country.

The London Health Show will feature a 150+ booth exhibition, 22+ CPD training workshop sessions, live product demonstrations, networking sessions, as well as 50+ top level speakers presenting over a 2 day conference, bringing together buyers & distributors from all sectors of the UK’s healthy living and wellness marketplace.

The event will be opened by Channel Four’s Dr. Christian Jessen, and followed with talks from Head of LA Fitness, Sam Theyers, The Apprentice Winner & Founder of Dr Leah Skincare & Clinics, Dr Leah, CEO of the Gym Group John Treharne amongst many others. Head of Fitness, Sam Theyers recently spoke of the acquisition of LA Fitness and the future industry developments - “LA Fitness will continue to trade well whilst supporting Pure Gym in their conversion plans with the LA estate. A real emerging trend is the popularity of obstacle racing, parkour and calisthenics. Operators out there will need to take notice and adapt to the growing demand for performance training. The Pure Gym acquisition poses very exciting times which will foster over the next 12 months. Sam revealed The London Health Show will provide the

opportunity to interact with like minded individuals who share a passion for health, fitness and people”. The show will host exclusive Meet the Buyers sessions which will run alongside the conference, exhibition, live demonstrations and training workshops and will be attended by thousands of buyers, purchasers and key decision makers across the UK. If you would like to meet the right people, find cost effective ways to generate contacts within the industry, showcase your latest products and solutions and present yourself as a strong and developing company in the region, register today for free at www.londonhealthshow.com. For further details on the event please contact Marketing Executive, Kate Skinner at kate.skinner@oliverkinross.com


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022 Shows & Events Fitness & Beauty Professional The Pool & Spa Expo is back; and whilst some annual events seem to come round quicker and quicker each year, this one actually has. In a few short weeks the UK Pool & Spa Expo will be back at the NEC on 22-24th November, a good four months ahead of the previous dateline. So why the change? Claire Saunders, Event Director explains, ‘With change comes progress, in order to move forward, stay abreast of what is best for the industry and break new ground, we must adapt. The new dates come into line with global events. It allows us to stand apart from any other show in the UK and is therefore perfectly placed for companies to showcase their newest products to the UK marketplace. Staying at The NEC was an obvious choice, with the rail, road and air transport links arriving right on site it makes it the ideal location for both domestic and international exhibitors and visitors and with the new Resorts World, the social scene opens up a whole new networking arena (not to mention a luxurious choice of hotels, bars and restaurants). What else is staying the same? Well Pool & Spa Scene remain the official media partner for the show. ‘The support we receive for the show from Christina and the girls at Pool & Spa Scene is fantastic’ says Lauren King, Sales & Marketing Manager for team UKPS. ‘Christina knows the industry inside out and her panel forum last year was an unmitigated success with visitors spilling out into the aisles to hear what the experts had to say, we look forward to seeing who is on the panel this year.’ The Pool & Spa Awards run by the magazine have also moved to be timed with the expo and will run on the second night of the event. Alongside the panel forum there will also be seminars on safety and energy efficiency as well as the opportunity to gain your Certified Pool Operators certificate at the on-site two day course. So what’s new? Aside from the date change, the event team have been working hard and getting the right balance of exhibitors into this year’s show. With rumblings about the event become a ‘spa show’ they have certainly captured that side of the market, so this time around special attention has been paid to the pool companies and how to make sure there is a good balance of each. Doughboy, Desjoyaux and Sundance will be leading this particular parade with a number of ancillary companies giving the support that will attract not only pool seekers, but also owners and upgraders. Jo Downs Glassware, Pool-dek by Stage Systems and The Brio Group are all newbies this year but many old favourites will also be returning. Free parking, free wifi and most importantly free tickets to the show, it is clear that UK Pool & Spa Expo are doing everything bring value to both visitors and exhibitors of the wet leisure industry and are excited about this latest strategy taking them forward to becoming the right choice for pool & spa professionals in the UK and around the world. www.ukpoolspa-expo.co.uk info@ukpoolspa-expo.co.uk +44 (0)1483 440 229

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Major brands support new London event May 2016 will see the launch of Elevate, an annual trade event focused on an increasingly important societal challenge: turning the tide on physical inactivity.

Elevate has now been officially announced with inaugural dates of 4-5 May 2016 at Olympia, London. Many of the major brands from the physical activity sector including Technogym, Matrix, Cybex, BILT by Agassi and Reyes, TRX and Speedo have already confirmed their support.

‘As the leaders in wellness Technogym work closely with leading figures in the world of academics, medicine, and science to help encourage cross-sector collaboration, innovation and future health outcomes. We are pleased to support Elevate by becoming the sponsor of the Physical Activity for Health and Wellbeing seminar and look forward to a B2B event which brings together all those best placed to tackle physical inactivity.’ said Andrea Bianchi, Technogym’s UK Managing Director. Over 100 speakers from across academia, industry, healthcare and performance will be represented including Public Health England, Active Luton, University College London Hospitals, National Trust, SLM, Sport and Recreation Alliance, GlaxoSmithKline Human Performance Lab, British Cycling, Nuffield Health, EIS, Sheffield Hallam, Loughborough University and many more. Support for Elevate doesn’t stop there, with leading organisations such as London

Sport, The Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health (ISEH), The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), SIBEC, The Knowledge Transfer Network, The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) and The Project Network & Co, also supporting the event. Prof Fares Haddad, ISEH Clinical Director said “The ISEH aims to translate between elite sport, amateur sports and exercise prescription; with the ultimate aim of both health and performance gains. We are pleased to support Elevate because we believe London is the best place for the major stakeholders to learn more about the ways in which exercise, health and performance connect from each other.’’


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DOMESTIC MEETS COMMERCIAL WITH myPRO FROM ELECTROLUX PROFESSIONAL Electrolux Professional has unveiled the all new myPRO washer and dryer range. Engineered to bridge the gap in the market for a laundry solution that sits between the domestic and commercial markets, myPRO meets the needs of small businesses including hotels, bed and breakfasts, hair and beauty salons, sports clubs, facilities management companies and restaurants. myPRO presents an opportunity for small businesses to bring their laundry in house, or for those which may be struggling to keep up with the constant demand for clean linen, towels, mops and cloths while working with domestic washers and dryers, to improve the quality of their output. The new laundry range offers significant benefits over domestic appliances as it completes a wash cycle in half the time, thanks to a host of professional programs. Additionally, great wash results are guaranteed time after time thanks to the Electrolux SpeedCare drum, while peace of mind is provided through the professional warranty designed for light commercial use. Mick Christian, Regional Training and Demonstration at Electrolux Professional – Laundry, UK comments: “myPRO represents a reliable investment for small businesses which produces best-in-class results on a

realistic budget. The bespoke solution will mean business owners no longer need to worry about their ability to remove tough stains from linen, or about whether the linen will be ready on time, so they can spend more time tending to their customers’ needs. “During the product development of myPRO we prioritised durability, speed and quality, with additional focus on eco-innovation and the end result will save water, energy and consequently, money.” For more information please visit www.electrolux.co.uk/myPRO, or our social media channels; @ElectroluxProUK on Twitter, and also on LinkedIn. Quick facts to compare myPRO to conventional domestic machines: • • • •

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- Ballymore & Oxley’s development to include 20,000sqft leisure facility-

[LONDON – 29 September 2015] Plans for the 20,000sqft leisure facility at Royal Wharf, the residential centerpiece of the Royal Docks, have been released today. Alongside the David Morley designed state-of-the-art gym and pool facilities, the development will boast 45% outdoor space, including a 2.4 acre park and 500m of riverfront walkways, encouraging a sense of wellbeing and healthy living in its residents. The delivery of the sizable new leisure complex is central to Ballymore and Oxley’s vision of creating a vibrant community at Royal Wharf. This new facility is expected to become a social hub for the neighbourhood with two studios which will be used for group exercise, a 25metre swimming pool plus a communal café and rest area. It has been designed by David Morley Architects, who are renowned for their projects for sport and wellbeing, including the outdoor pool at the

Hurlingham Club, worldclass training facilities at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, and the Water Polo Arena built for the London 2012 Olympics. The design philosophy combines technical excellence with creating settings which promote an active lifestyle. The double height pool hall will provide an inspiring place to swim but also allows views between the surrounding leisure facilities giving a sense of ‘open plan sport’. Contact with nature is also an important theme, achieved through the use of natural materials, daylight and making the most of connections between inside and outside. In addition to the leisure facility, Royal Wharf will also include ample outdoor space offering residents further opportunities for wellbeing and healthy living. Quick workouts

in the gym and aqua aerobics in the pool will run alongside al fresco yoga and pilates in the development’s green spaces that surround the leisure hub. The development includes garden squares, pocket parks, and two new parks, one of which will be 2.4 acres, plus residents will also benefit from the proximity of two sizable existing parks Thames Barrier Park to the east and Lyle Park to the west. Oxley Chief Executive, Ching Chiat Kwong, said: “The planned leisure facility will bring a space for community and wellbeing to Royal Wharf, encouraging an active lifestyle among its residents. We are excited that David Morley, one of the UK’s leading architects for sporting facilities, is working with us to bring this vision to life.”

David Morley commented: “Royal Wharf combines many of London’s traditional qualities with exceptional opportunities for a healthy and active lifestyle. The leisure facility provides a distinctive focal point for sport, relaxation and contact with the surrounding parks and river.” Royal Wharf by Ballymore and Oxley launched in March 2014 and phase two following in October of the same year, with the third phase due to launch in autumn 2015. The development will offer a new neighbourhood of 3,385 riverside properties, complete with a high street of shops, bars and restaurants, garden squares, parks, community infrastructure and 500m of river frontage.


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DAVID LLOYD LEISURE WELCOMES FIRST FAMILY TO JOIN NEWBURY’S PREMIER HEALTH, SPORTS AND LEISURE CLUB David Lloyd Leisure, Europe’s premier health, sports and leisure group, welcomes the Milner family as the first members to join the new state-of-the-art club ahead of opening. The club launch represents an investment of £9.3M and creating more than 70 new jobs. Due to open in December 2015 next to Newbury Rugby Club, Monks Lane, David Lloyd Newbury – the group’s 92nd club - will offer the whole family unrivalled facilities, services and programmes to achieve their health and fitness goals. Mother to Ashton and Harrison, Tracy, is feeling really positive about this addition to their family life. “We cannot wait until the club opens, with a whole host of facilities and innovative features, such as the virtual instruction, swim facilities and fresh classes to keep us motivated”, she enthused. Tracy went on to say “The boys are really excited about learning to play tennis and my husband, Richard and I are equally thrilled that we can enjoy a class whilst our children are enjoying the benefits of DL Kids. Being so local to us, we have no excuse to visit – not that I think we’ll need it. Popping over to our club, whether it’s for a class and a coffee or a weekend full of activity will soon become a big part of our lives”. This family, amongst many more don’t have long to wait as construction company Pellikaan have work well underway at the new 3,300 sqm club, which will provide facilities including extensive tennis and sports facilities, a state-of-the-art fitness area featuring the latest in gym innovation and a dedicated zone for children’s activities. To rival the members’ excitement, Paul McNicholas, who has recently been appointed as General Manager for the new club exclaims, “We are delighted to welcome Tracy and her family as the first members of David Lloyd Newbury. The Club is a perfect environment for families to exercise and socialise both together and apart and we look forward to welcoming many more like-minded families.” The club will provide outdoor tennis courts, including all-weather bubble protection,

offering families some of the best tennis facilities, programmes and expertise in the region. David Lloyd Leisure’s Tennis All Stars exclusive junior coaching programme, accredited by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), will be available to children aged 3-11 years, while adults will also be able to receive instruction from a dedicated team of LTA-qualified qualified coaches. The racquets facilities will also include two squash courts. The swimming facilities will comprise both indoor and outdoor heated pools, offering a range of activities including aqua aerobics, family swim times and quiet adult swim sessions. David Lloyd Leisure’s Swim All Stars programme for children will be taught by a team of qualified coaches, catering for all abilities from absolute beginners to advanced improvers. A key feature in the club will be the 600 sqm gym, which will house David Lloyd Leisure’s cutting-edge gym concept incorporating the latest design and technology, coupled with an unrivalled array of best-in-class equipment. The gym will provide members with the best environment, equipment and experience to support them in achieving their health and fitness goals. To complement the gym, a full programme of group exercise classes will cater for a broad range of tastes and abilities. There will be three group exercise studios, one dedicated

to the popular class of indoor cycling while the others will offer high impact and mind and body classes. Other facilities will include a wet spa area, providing a relaxing haven where adult members will be able to destress and unwind. A DLicious cafebar will enable members to relax, work or enjoy a meal in modern, stylish and relaxing surroundings, with a great range of healthy options available from the award-winning menu*, integrating David Lloyd Leisure’s approach to eating with its exercise expertise. The cafebar will include an adults-only area for those looking for some quiet down-time or to catch up on emails. To enquire about joining David Lloyd Newbury, visit www.davidlloyd.co.uk/ newbury or call 0845 129 6751. *The DLicious: Fast Fitness Food menu was the leisure category winner in the Menu Innovation and Development Awards (MIDAS) 2014.


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Keeping People Moving

For generations pain in the hip has been considered an inevitable part of ageing, but in the last few years there has been a dramatic rise in number of hip operations. A number of factors are fuelling this rise. An ageing population, the active lifestyle revolution, people staying active later in life and improved diagnosis. But don’t be fooled into thinking hip problems are the preserve of the elderly. There has been a dramatic rise in the number of hip procedures in the young and active population. Termed hip preservation surgery it involves procedures for correcting hip dysfunction that preserves your hip joint avoiding the more commonly known total hip replacement surgery. It is common for this surgery to be keyhole with the aim of relieving pain, improving function and delaying or preventing the onset of osteoarthritis in the hip. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disorder of the joints caused by progressive loss of cartilage alongside other changes in the joint. OA of the hip occurs between and around the ball and socket of the hip joint and is the most common diagnosis for pain in the hip and unfortunately there is no cure for osteoarthritis. The hip joint is truly amazing and doing everything you can to maintain your joint for as long as possible without surgical intervention is advisable. The first line of treatment recommended to any one diagnosed with degenerative changes in the hip is exercise and manual therapy. Studies that have investigated the combination of manual therapy techniques (focusing on increasing capsular mobility of the hip) and therapeutic exercise have shown excellent results. The first and most widely used manual therapy technique to improve general hip joint capsular mobility and decrease pain is termed Long Axis Hip Traction. HipTrac is a device that replicates the manual therapy technique of long axis traction and can be used in the clinic setting or at home. The easy to use and portable design allows for regular therapy beyond the clinic in a place and a time that is convenient to you. HipTrac is also indicated for use with other hip conditions that cause pain at the hip and can be used as part of a rehabilitation process working with a manual therapist (physiotherapist, chiropractor or osteopath). Combining manual therapy with specific therapeutic exercises shows the greatest promise for conservative treatment of hip osteoarthritis. By increasing mobility and decreasing pain, you are better able to perform long-term exercise routines for decreasing weight, increasing flexibility, and increasing biomechanical strength. These conservative measures can decrease the need for medications, improve morale, improve functionality, and most of all, improve quality of life. The earlier you start conservative management of hip pain the better the long-term outcomes. So if you have any pain or niggle in the hips get it assessed by a manual therapist. Whether a potential patient of manual therapist for further information on HipTrac visit www.hiptrac.co.uk or contact HipTrac UK Limited on 0115 882 0733.


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It’s well into the cold and flu season and encourage your clients’ to exercise regul Here are some ways to encourage them

Set goals

Help your clients stay motivated by setting short, achievable goals mixed with one or two longer-term goals for spring. Training for a specific event is a great way to keep your clients focussed and committed to their training. An important part of setting goals is also setting rewards. Help your clients pick a reward for each goal they conquer, such as buying a new outfit or new training shoes.

Mix it up

This is also a great time to encourage clients to try out a new class, machine or exercise. With winter providing added ammunition not to train it’s more important than ever that your clients are excited about their fitness journey. If you’re a gym, this is generally the slowest time of year, which means it’s the perfect opportunity for you to motivate infrequent clients to try out something new. It’s also a good idea to extend your client’s warm up time in winter, so if you’re a sole trader, get your client’s heart racing with jumping jacks, a skipping rope or another fun, short workout that can be easily mixed up to suit your client’s needs.


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motivation levels are at a low, so larly to boost their immune system. to train in winter. Colour your world

Keep your clients motivated in winter by encouraging them to wear bright colours to boost their mood. Light clothing, layered, is ideal for winter workouts so that as their body heat rises they can take their jacket off. It is particularly important to remind your clients that they need to stay hydrated, as often there is a false assumption that because of the cold they aren’t losing as many body fluids, which puts them at increased risk of dehydration.

Set a precedence

If you’re an outdoor trainer you are also battling the elements when it comes to motivating your clients to attend. Set a precedence that regardless of whether it’s cold, wet or miserable training is always on. By having a back-up wet weather plan, such as a concrete area where you can run without risk of slipping, you can avoid having to cancel classes. To give your clients a reason to brave the cold and get out of bed, remind them that the efforts they put in now will pay dividends for their health goals come spring and summer. While hibernating for winter could put them back at square one. As a value add, consider purchasing gloves or beanies that you can offer to clients free of charge. This will not only strengthen the relationship you have with your clients but also eliminate potential excuses not to attend.


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Take control of weight issues by understanding Nutrition

Advice from CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Maintaining an ideal weight can be easily achievable by people who understand the powerful impact of nutrition upon every aspect of their health and appearance, and who have the knowledge to make the changes needed to their diet. Forget fad diets, weight-loss aids and punishing exercise routines. Knowledge is power!

Good nutrition is not about counting calories, but about making sure that every calorie counts in terms of nutrient density. By rebalancing your body to achieve better health, your ideal weight becomes attainable. No-one knows this better than Personal Trainer Keris Marsden from Fitter London and now Fitter Foods, who studied Naturopathic Nutrition at CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). “I tried every diet going” says Keris, “wasting hours counting calories and avoiding fat, and being misguided by food industry marketing.

Keris Marsden, Personal Trainer and Nutritional Therapist

“Exercise helped me burn off calories so long as I spent hours in the gym. It was not until later when I researched in-depth nutrition courses available and went on to study Naturopathic Nutrition at CNM that I realised that nutrition has a bigger impact on body composition than exercise. My own health and fitness was transformed as a result. By making important nutritional changes in your diet, you will help yourself develop a toned, lean body with less exercise, with a better hip-waist ratio for women.”

An in-depth understanding of the role as nutrition as medicine is useful for everyone. It also allows existing professionals, such as personal trainers, beauticians, chefs, masseurs or therapists, to provide an enhanced service which assists their clients’ health, appearance and wellbeing. There is no one-size-fits all when it comes to nutrition, so every client’s needs are different.

CNM offers a range of courses in natural therapies. Those relating to the therapeutic use of food include a Diploma Course in Naturopathic Nutrition, suitable for those wishing to practice as Nutritional Therapists, and the brand new Natural Chef Training. Relevant CNM Short Courses include Nutrition for Everyday Living, Cooking for Health, and Juicing for Health. All CNM courses, ranging from Herbal Medicine to Acupuncture and Homeopathy, are based on a unique, holistic approach founded on the body’s innate ability to heal itself if given the right conditions, such as good nutrition. CNM is the UK’s largest training provider in a range of natural therapies, and has 10 colleges across the UK and Ireland, providing flexible study programmes. Courses available depend on location. Each college holds free-to-attend Open Evenings where you can find out more, plus some fascinating special events and health talks, so have a look at CNM’s website to be inspired. Still on ‘weighty’ issues, on 24th September at CNM London, Professor Tim Spector, author of The Diet Myth will be giving a public seminar on why a modern processed diet and antibiotics are a major cause of our current day epidemic of obesity and diabetes. For further information about CNM Courses and events, visit www.naturopathy-uk.com


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Selfies boost prestige makeup sales in UK

The rise of strobing and the popularity of selfies are driving growth in the UK prestige makeup market, according to the NPD Group. Sales of prestige make-up reached £390 million in the period January to August 2015, an increase of 14.3% on the same period in 2014. According to the market research firm, face, eye and lip make-up reported double digit growth in the period January to August 2015 whilst the sale of highlighters (key to the strobing trend) grew by 48.5% on the same period in 2014. The total value of the British prestige beauty market is £1.2 billion in January to August 2015, which grew 6.4% on the previous year. Make-up represents a substantial part of the sector accounting for 32.8% of this market and has grown by 3.2% on the same period in 2014. “Make-up is really driving growth in the prestige beauty market fueled by the popularity of the selfie. Pioneered by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, it’s a trend we see across the board and make-up is essential to creating the perfect look. At the same time strobing, which emerged in early 2015, is the years’ hot new make-up trend which is driving consumers to spend more on highlighters so they can experiment with this new way of accentuating the face,” explains June Jensen, Director U.K. Beauty for The NPD Group. According to NPD, the three core segments of the makeup category have all reported double digit growth in the period January to August 2015, compared to the same period in 2014. The total value of face make-up is £206 million, up 17%; total eye make-up is valued at £101 million, growing by 13% and total lip makeup reported sales of £54 million growing by 16%. Foundation alone, which is part of the face segment, reported sales of £112 million and grew by 16% in the period January to August 2015, compared to the year before. This dramatic growth can be attributed directly to the continued popularity of the selfie. “Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and Cara Delevingne have inspired a generation of women to post selfies on social media channels such as Instagram and Facebook. Face, eye and lip make-up is vital to achieving a photo-ready finish and brands have responded with foundation and primers that reference the look people want to achieve using terms like photo-ready, camera-ready and HD. It’s spurned a new sub-sector and is driving sales,” explains Jensen.

Oxygen Development acquires Carefull Colours

As part of its growth strategy, the US company Oxygen Development, based in Florida, announced in a statement released this week the takeover of majority shares in Carefull Colours Produktions GmbH as of September 1st, 2015. “With Carefull Colours, Oxygen Development targets to give continuity to existing long-lasting business partnership with customers of Carefull Colours and to expand its offering to the global and European brands with a local production for nearly all of its existing product families and the addition of strategic technologies. German made technology and development, certified production, superior service and quality, experienced and qualified staff perfectly marries with competences built up at Oxygen Development over time,” the company said in a release. M. Kurt Pilchowski Founder of Carefull Colours will act as Senior Advisor to the company. M. Stefano Castelletti becomes CEO of Carefull Colours. Explanations... It may be recalled that the Oxygen Development company is a leading private label manufacturer and service provider for colour cosmetics, skin and hair care products, headquartered in Palm Beach, Florida, USA. Starting over 15 years ago, Oxygen presently employs 650 employees in two manufacturing sites. “Working in close partnership with several prominent brands of the worldwide cosmetics business, we operate mainly in the United States and on European and Latin American markets,” explains Stefano Castelletti, who joined the Oxygen Development Group recently. “We have developed our business by focusing on outstanding, innovative products, product quality and superior customer service – a recipe for success that allowed Oxygen to invest in new state of the art manufacturing facilities and extensive production capacity in the area of colour cosmetics, supporting companies’ successful growth strategy.” As for the German company, Carefull Colours Produktions GmbH, it is a traditional, leading private label manufacturer for colour cosmetics based in Burgwedel, Germany. Founded some 40 years ago by Cosmolab, USA, Carefull Colours’ business developed considerably after the takeover by the current owner M. Kurt Pilchowski some 25 years ago, to become an important partner to various cosmetics companies in Europe. According to the company’s leaders, this success “is built on a strong technological background, focused on offering first rate product quality, customer service and expedite time to market for new product development.“


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GET THE LOOK:
DEGEN SPRING/SUMMER 2016

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

JOSEPH DIMAGGIO FOR DAVINES LEAD STYLIST: Joseph DiMaggio, for Davines

INSPIRATION: “Lindsay created this collection with the idea of friendship in mind, which inspired her to collaborate with Hasbro and My Little Pony. We wanted to take this really fun, youthful idea one step further by creating these big, box braided buns, infused with brightly colored wefts to accent the clothes. The box braid is a classic technique young girls have been using to create friendship bracelets for years, so I felt this ode to childhood beautifully paired with the creative designs.” - Joseph DiMaggio

GET THE LOOK: STEP-BY-STEP

1. Apply NEW Davines More Inside This Is A Dry Texturizer to clean, wet hair and rough dry. 
 2. Split hair in two sections with a zig-zag middle parting 
 3. Pull a small section of hair out from one side and sweep across the forehead to the other side. Spray with Davines Essential VOLU Mist and secure behind the ear to create a side swept fringe. 
 4. Create pigtails by pulling each section into a high ponytail on either side of the crown and securing with an elastic band. 
 5. Spray Davines Essential VOLU Mist on ponytails for added grip and texture. Then, add a colored weft to 
the base of each pony and secure with an elastic and bobby pin. 6. Create a loose box-braid with one pigtail by sectioning it into four pieces. Then crisscross opposing pieces, 
repeating until the whole pigtail is braided and secure ends with an elastic. 
 7. Twist the box-braid into a bun and pin. Repeat this process on the other side. 
 8. Finish with Davines More Inside This Is A Shimmering Mist for shine. 
 9. For an added pop of fun, apply iron-on “Charmsies” hair accessories as desired. 


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Get party ready locks with Fudge Professional Having gorgeous healthy hair in time for the party season is essential – especially for us ladies. Thanks to the Fudge Professional Shampoo and Conditioner Duos hair will be stronger, smoother, brighter and whiter. MAKE-A-MENDS SHAMPOO AND MAKE-A-MENDS CONDITIONER 300ml – RRP £12.50 VALUE: £19.90 Wash away the troubles of the day and pamper your hair with an ultra-rich creamy formula which quenches hairs thirst and eliminates unwanted frizz. This twosome tackles dry and coarse hair that’s chemically treated, or suffering damage from bleaching or heat styling. Products are enriched with an elixir of oils (Marula, Argan, and Grape Seed and include highly specialised conditioning actives to provide targeted repair. CLEAN BLONDE SHAMPOO AND CLEAN BLONDE CONDITIONER 300ml – RRP £16.75 VALUE: £23.90 Up your platinum game and ensure you’re never left in a brassy situation. Our best-selling shampoo contains hydrating guarana and violet pigment to neutralise any unwanted yellow and brassy tones that beset blonde coloured hair. COLOUR LOCK SHAMPOO AND COLOUR LOCK CONDITIONER 300ml – RRP £12.50 VALUE: £19.90 Indulge your hair in a silky fondant-like texture to fight the fade and add vibrancy instantly back into your hair before the party season kicks off. The advanced Colour Shield Technology locks in, maintains and enhances colour, leaving hair looking lustrous and smooth. The duo protects colour for up to 25 washes and the UV filters prevent fade and shade breakdown. For more information, images or samples please contact: Eliane Banda, Communications Manager eliane.banda@pzcussonsbeauty.com

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The organic myth

Cosmetic companies within the beauty industry are misleading consumers across the UK by labelling their products ‘organic’, even when they contain some potentially hazardous substances. In support and to celebrate Organic Beauty Week across the UK, TanOrganic is encouraging beauty buyers to know how to buy organic products by being more conscious of labelling. Commenting TanOrganic, the world’s first-eco certified self-tan, CEO Noelle O’Connor says: “There has been huge growth of the ‘natural’ beauty industry, yet some products labelled ‘organic’ contain less than one per cent of organic ingredients. “Some of the nasty ingredients commonly found in non-organic beauty products, such as phthalates, parabens and PEGs can also be found in antifreeze, floor and oven cleaners and yet we continue to put these chemicals on to our skin. “And these products in many cases are being labelled ‘natural’ or even ‘organic’ which is horrendous. The skin is the largest organ of the body - which is why we should know exactly what we’re getting when it comes to skincare.” TanOrganic is calling on customer to know exactly what they are buying when purchasing organic beauty products. O’Connor continues: “Customers need to look for the symbol of an independent and recognised certification body - such as Eco Cert - This is the best way to be reassured when it comes to organic beauty products.

“Here at TanOrganic we are the world’s first ecocertified self-tanning brand, certified by EcoCert, made from 87 per cent certified organic ingredients. We received our certification in 2012 and we continue to lead the field in ensuring that our product is not just great for your skin, but great for the environment.” Stockists: Available from Boots Ireland, Lloyds Pharmacy, Sam McCauley’s, Shaws, AerLingus, McCabes Pharmacy, Avoca, Health Express, Mulligans Pharmacy, Boots UK, Waitrose, Holland & Barrett, Superdrug.com, Ocado, Boots UK, lookfantastic.com, hqhair.com, beautyexpert.co.uk, www.feelunique.com, beautybay. com, lovelula.com, ethicalsuperstore.com, amazon. com and tanorganic.com Range: TanOrganic Original Self-Tan - RRP €19.99 TanOrganic Self-Tanning Oil - RRP €24.99 TanOrganic OilArganic - RRP €24.99

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TanOrganic Tan Application Mitt - RRP €5.00 TanOrganic Duo Bronzer - RRP €29.99

“This shows that genuine organic products have a stamp of by a qualified independent inspector and are certified by experts, an accredited certification body.” With EcoCert certification being recognised organic is about more than just making sure the organic ingredients are truly organic. O’Connor explains: “The ingredients must meet strict criteria to ensure that they are not damaging to our health or the environment, and the overall product must also meet environmental standards for packaging and manufacturing - and use approved ‘green chemistry’ processes for any modified ingredients.

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HipTrac

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Keeping People Moving

For generations pain in the hip has been considered an inevitable part of ageing, but in the last few years there has been a dramatic rise in number of hip operations. A number of factors are fuelling this rise. An ageing population, the active lifestyle revolution, people staying active later in life and improved diagnosis. But don’t be fooled into thinking hip problems are the preserve of the elderly. There has been a dramatic rise in the number of hip procedures in the young and active population. Termed hip preservation surgery it involves procedures for correcting hip dysfunction that preserves your hip joint avoiding the more commonly known total hip replacement surgery. It is common for this surgery to be keyhole with the aim of relieving pain, improving function and delaying or preventing the onset of osteoarthritis in the hip. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disorder of the joints caused by progressive loss of cartilage alongside other changes in the joint. OA of the hip occurs between and around the ball and socket of the hip joint and is the most common diagnosis for pain in the hip and unfortunately there is no cure for osteoarthritis. The hip joint is truly amazing and doing everything you can to maintain your joint for as long as possible without surgical intervention is advisable. The first line of treatment recommended to any one diagnosed with degenerative changes in the hip is exercise and manual therapy. Studies that have investigated the combination of manual therapy techniques (focusing on increasing capsular mobility of the hip) and therapeutic exercise have shown excellent results. The first and most widely used manual therapy technique to improve general hip joint capsular mobility and decrease pain is termed Long Axis Hip Traction. HipTrac is a device that replicates the manual therapy technique of long axis traction and can be used in the clinic setting or at home. The easy to use and portable design allows for regular therapy beyond the clinic in a place and a time that is convenient to you. HipTrac is also indicated for use with other hip conditions that cause pain at the hip and can be used as part of a rehabilitation process working with a manual therapist (physiotherapist, chiropractor or osteopath). Combining manual therapy with specific therapeutic exercises shows the greatest promise for conservative treatment of hip osteoarthritis. By increasing mobility and decreasing pain, you are better able to perform long-term exercise routines for decreasing weight, increasing flexibility, and increasing biomechanical strength. These conservative measures can decrease the need for medications, improve morale, improve functionality, and most of all, improve quality of life. The earlier you start conservative management of hip pain the better the long-term outcomes. So if you have any pain or niggle in the hips get it assessed by a manual therapist. Whether a potential patient of manual therapist for further information on HipTrac visit www.hiptrac.co.uk or contact HipTrac UK Limited on 0115 882 0733.


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GET THE LOOK:
 NAEEM KAHN SPRING/SUMMER 2016 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK, JOSEPH DIMAGGIO FOR DAVINES LEAD STYLIST: Joseph DiMaggio for Davines

INSPIRATION: “The collection has a sophisticated nod to the iconic Sophia Lauren, and the look we created was inspired by a western European woman from the South of France, visiting Capri for the weekend. Her hair is pulled back into an elaborate bun, emulating Naeem’s intricate designs, while serving as the perfect counterpart to the headscarf. She’s our Mediterranean muse who travels extravagantly and lives a luxurious lifestyle, with a sleek hairstyle to match.” Lead Stylist, Joseph DiMaggio for Davines GET THE LOOK: STEP-BY-STEP 1. Blow dry clean hair back and away from the face, creating no volume. 
 2. Apply Davines More Inside This Is A Volume Boosting Mousse from root to tip. 
 3. Create a low ponytail at the nape of the neck, ensuring the shape is sleek and flat to the head. Secure tightly with an elastic. 
 4. Reapply Davines More Inside This Is A Volume Boosting Mousse to the ponytail, for maximum control. 
 5. Using a cord – also known as an elastic string – roll the top section of the tail into a loop over top of the pony, then secure by wrapping the cord around the center of the loop, where it meets the pony. 
 6. With the bottom half of the tail hanging loose, roll this section of the hair up and into itself, securing to the original ponytail base with the cord. 
 7. Finish with Davines More Inside Medium Hold Hairspray, to keep flyaway hair at bay, and Davines More 
Inside This Is A Shimmering Mist for a clean and structured look. 
 PRODUCTS USED: Davines More Inside This Is A Shimmering Mist £14.80 Davines More Inside This Is A Volume Boosting Mousse £16.40 Davines More Inside This Is A Medium Hold Hairspray £16.40

To learn more about Davines visit: www.davines.com


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MORE THAN JUST A WAX

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ith Harley Wax you can expect more than just a wax. You can expect a nourishing skin treatment that will remove hairs as short as 1mm. Expect quicker delivery times, better customer service and a more superior wax - So why not raise your expectations with Harley Wax? When it comes to unwanted hair removal Harley Wax comes highly recommended. Unlike other depilatory routines, Harley Wax almost has no sticky residue, it leaves skin soft with no irritation, removes hair from the root to reduce chances of ingrown hairs and leaves skin hair free for much longer. Harley wax was originally established in the UK, the driving force behind this company was to create a high quality professional waxing system that could also be sold at a reasonable price with excellent customer service.

Today Harley Wax is used by many high end Salons and Spas and currently available in over 19 countries across the globe. Harley Wax is always looking to expand its distribution territory, should you be interested in distributing our products please contact our head office. There is a range of excellent products to choose from, perfected over the years to suit different waxing needs. Harley Hot Waxes are designed for small intimate areas and are available in five blends; Aloe, Rose, Chocolate, Lavender and the Summer Fruits Wax which is our best seller. Strip waxes are for larger areas and are available in three flavours; Gold, Rose and the Summer Fruits. Harley has also developed a cartridge system that offers the same great results of strip waxes just in smaller quantities and they also come in the same strip wax flavors.

The Harley Film Wax is a hybrid wax that provides all the comforts and easy application of a traditional hot wax coupled with the thin “spread-ability� of a strip wax. This modern, new generation wax is fantastic for all intimate waxing from facial waxing to Brazilians making it a must have for professional Salon and Spas. For best results, use our before and after care oils to soften and condition the skin during and after each waxing treatment. For more information contact us on: 0845 6121944 Intl +44 1984623209

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Seek Natural offer a wide range of quality natural health products, herbal remedies and organic health and beauty products, all at great prices and available for delivery in the UK and Europe. If you’re looking for an alternative herbal remedy to combat an illness or common ailment, Seek Natural is the natural health and beauty store for you. No gunk, no junk, no nasties - just pure, natural skin care and beauty products! Whether it is multivitamin and minerals for use during pregnancy, baby bath & skin products, supplements to support your kid’s immune system or something to help teenage Acne, you will find it here at Seek Natural.

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BetterYou multi award winning Transdermal Magnesium range Magnesium is essential for a healthy body, a natural relaxant it helps rid the body of excess tension, aids muscle relaxation and promotes restful sleep. The BetterYou Magnesium range uses the most soluble and pure, natural source magnesium known to replenish the body with this vital mineral. The BetterYou multi award winning Transdermal Magnesium range is perfectly designed for topical application and is available in a number of different forms including Magnesium Oil sprays and Magnesium Flakes. Transdermal delivery has been proven as the most effective method of supplementation outside of a hospital environment, increasing the body’s magnesium levels up to five times faster than oral supplementation. This means the positive effects of magnesium are felt much faster. Supplementing with magnesium is beautifully simplistic for your body, Magnesium Oil guarantees to help you relax, achieve a better quality of sleep, recover after exercise and target key problem areas to relieve muscle tension and cramping. BetterYou Magnesium Flakes provide the ultimate relaxation experience, when added to a hot bath the solution feeds every cell and efficiently replaces magnesium lost through modern diet and pressured lifestyles. Providing you with the most relaxing 20 minutes you will ever spend. For more information visit www.betteryou.com or call 01226 814 030.


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If your clients have cellulite

you need CellSonic! Around 90% of post-pubescent women suffer to some degree from this unsightly “orange peel” condition. And now – at last – there is a method of tackling it that is effective and proven and that will not leave your clients looking like they have been punched, pinched or pricked! What is this method? It’s a machine called CellSonic and the technology it uses has been around in the medical world for almost 40 years, when scientists discovered how to smash kidney stones with the world’s first non-invasive surgery. It’s important to know this for two reasons; first, the technology has a medical pedigree that no product developed purely for the beauty industry can claim to have. Second, you and your clients are safe in the knowledge that this is proven technology and a proven machine when used according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. CellSonic is an electro-hydraulic machine that propels Very Intense Pressure Pulses (VIPP) into the body and has a profoundly beneficial effect, both in terms of medical applications and now, in treating cellulite.

CellSonic works by stimulating the body to essentially ‘heal itself’ by encouraging it to grow more capillaries. Better blood flow is especially important when treating cellulite in large areas like the back of the thighs and buttocks. Second, the body is stimulated by the intense and focused pressure pulses to grow more and stronger collagen fibres which become looser especially as we age. The result? Not only smoother and firmer skin with less dimpling in three months, but results that continue to improve , even after treatment has stopped. No other cellulite treatment is as effective or as long lasting. It’s non-invasive, drugfree, has no side-effects and, significantly, is painless. A treatment can be done in a lunchhour, so there is no down-time. We recommend a course of 6 treatments over 12 weeks – for results that continue to improve the condition long after treatment has finished. As if this was not good enough news in itself, a study produced in May this year by a sports physiotherapist in New Zealand, Dr Ken Craig, showed that treating athletes with the same “miracle machine” had a significant effect on the personal performance of those athletes.

A group of golfers and another group of weightlifters were given three weekly sessions with the CellSonic machine. No other alteration to their usual dietary and exercise regime was made. The results at the end of the test were remarkable. The golfers were striking the ball further, but their muscles were using less energy. The average improvement in each weightlifter’s lifting capacity had gone up by an astonishing 11.2%. It was concluded that the muscles had actually changed in structure, making them stronger and more efficient. If CellSonic can achieve this result with athletes, imagine what it could do for your clients and their cellulite! For more information, go to www.cellsonicbeauty.co.uk or email us at

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DOMESTIC MEETS COMMERCIAL WITH myPRO FROM ELECTROLUX PROFESSIONAL Electrolux Professional has unveiled the all new myPRO washer and dryer range. Engineered to bridge the gap in the market for a laundry solution that sits between the domestic and commercial markets, myPRO meets the needs of small businesses including hotels, bed and breakfasts, hair and beauty salons, sports clubs, facilities management companies and restaurants. myPRO presents an opportunity for small businesses to bring their laundry in house, or for those which may be struggling to keep up with the constant demand for clean linen, towels, mops and cloths while working with domestic washers and dryers, to improve the quality of their output. The new laundry range offers significant benefits over domestic appliances as it completes a wash cycle in half the time, thanks to a host of professional programs. Additionally, great wash results are guaranteed time after time thanks to the Electrolux SpeedCare drum, while peace of mind is provided through the professional warranty designed for light commercial use. Mick Christian, Regional Training and Demonstration at Electrolux Professional – Laundry, UK comments: “myPRO represents a reliable investment for small businesses which produces best-in-class results on a realistic budget. The bespoke solution will mean business owners no longer need to worry about their ability to remove tough stains from linen, or about whether the linen will be ready on time, so they can spend more time tending to their customers’ needs. “During the product development of myPRO we prioritised durability, speed and quality, with additional focus on eco-innovation and the end result will save water, energy and consequently, money.” For more information please visit www.electrolux. co.uk/myPRO, or our social media channels; @ ElectroluxProUK on Twitter, and also on LinkedIn. Quick facts to compare myPRO to conventional domestic machines: • 3 times longer lifetime due to more durable construction with professional components • Up to 50% faster with professional programs • Great results every time thanks to the unique Electrolux SpeedCare drum • Warranty for professional use Electrolux Professional Telephone: 08444 631 261

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REVOLUTIONARY BRAND KEBELO RECEIVES SHORTLIST STATUS IN TWO PURE BEAUTY AWARD CATEGORIES Specialist hair smoothing brand, Kebelo, is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted in two categories at the Pure Beauty awards 2015. The company’s Kebelo Bondage product is a finalist in the ‘Colour Treatment’ category, which is a phenomenal achievement as it was launched just two weeks ago. Kebelo BONDAGE is a unique, professional hair strengthening treatment that strengthens hair bonds with every colour treatment.

the ‘Hair Maintenance’ category. With Coconut Oil, Chamomile and the ‘super food’ Quinoa, the Velvet Curls range creates the ultimate soft, frizz-free, long lasting, defined curl. Now in its 14th year, the Pure Beauty Awards acknowledge the best in beauty with the most effective, exciting and innovative products launched over the past 12 months taking centre stage.

Benjamin Shipman, Marketing Director for Kebelo said: “We They have also received are delighted to have been recognition for their brilliant shortlisted in two categories at Velvet Curls Defining Cream, the Pure Beauty Awards. We have which has been shortlisted in spent a vast amount of time and

research to develop formulas that work with every hair type, and to receive recognition has made the whole Kebelo team very proud. “We want to continue to position ourselves as leaders in our field, and to win would be testament to our enduring dedication to each of our product ranges.”

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020 Shows & Events Fitness & Beauty Professional

The London Health Show 2016 The Leading Health Show for the UK’s Booming Health and Wellness Industry

Olympia London welcomes an exciting new expo on January 20th & 21st 2016 - The London Health Show 2016. The event is the only of it’s kind as it brings together the six key sectors within the health and wellness sector; Beauty & Anti-Ageing, Sports & Fitness, Complementary Health, Nutrition & Supplements, Organic & Natural Products and Healthcare Equipment & Technology. The show offers the opportunity to network, do business and establish long lasting connections with key stakeholders across the country.

The London Health Show will feature a 150+ booth exhibition, 22+ CPD training workshop sessions, live product demonstrations, networking sessions, as well as 50+ top level speakers presenting over a 2 day conference, bringing together buyers & distributors from all sectors of the UK’s healthy living and wellness marketplace.

The event will be opened by Channel Four’s Dr. Christian Jessen, and followed with talks from Head of LA Fitness, Sam Theyers, The Apprentice Winner & Founder of Dr Leah Skincare & Clinics, Dr Leah, CEO of the Gym Group John Treharne amongst many others. Head of Fitness, Sam Theyers recently spoke of the acquisition of LA Fitness and the future industry developments - “LA Fitness will continue to trade well whilst supporting Pure Gym in their conversion plans with the LA estate. A real emerging trend is the popularity of obstacle racing, parkour and calisthenics. Operators out there will need to take notice and adapt to the growing demand for performance training. The Pure Gym acquisition poses very exciting times which will foster over the next 12 months. Sam revealed The London Health Show will provide the

opportunity to interact with like minded individuals who share a passion for health, fitness and people”. The show will host exclusive Meet the Buyers sessions which will run alongside the conference, exhibition, live demonstrations and training workshops and will be attended by thousands of buyers, purchasers and key decision makers across the UK. If you would like to meet the right people, find cost effective ways to generate contacts within the industry, showcase your latest products and solutions and present yourself as a strong and developing company in the region, register today for free at www.londonhealthshow.com. For further details on the event please contact Marketing Executive, Kate Skinner at kate.skinner@oliverkinross.com


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The First UK ‘Global Lash Summit’

Flawless Lashes by Loreta would like to invite you to attend the UK’s first international conference for advanced lash practitioners. This will be taking place on 7-8th November 2015 at the Crowne Plaza London Gatwick Airport Hotel. The Global Lash Summit offers you the privilege of networking with the most talented lash artists in the beauty industry. Hosted by Master Lash Artist, Global Educator and founder of Flawless Lashes Training Academy, Loreta Jasilionyte, this inaugural global lash event will give you the edge that your clients are craving. The Global Lash Summit boasts an impressive roster of the lash elite, with fellow Master Lash Artists and Global Educators Eva Zacharias and Jill HeijligersPeloquin teaching alongside Loreta, offering never before taught material. The conference will give you the abilities you need to become a leader in the ‘fastest growing niche of the beauty industry’. Educate yourself in the ways of Russian Volume Lashes, and discover your competitive edge through tutoring in International Lash Competitions.

The Global Lash Summit UK consists of 2 full days of instruction, and hands-on workshops, including: • Original Volume Lashing Techniques • Fantasy Lash Art Secrets • The Insider’s Secrets to Lash Competitions Course • “Goodie Bags” of Beauty Products • Industry Standard Mock Competition Hosted by Three Key Speakers • And MORE... Master Lash Artist and Founder of Flawless Lashes – Loreta Jasilionyte

“I have put my heart and soul into writing the most up-to-date Master Lash Course available to you. I want you to succeed! Let me show you how.”

One of many eye-opening workshops taking place over the weekend, Day 2 will see an exciting Competition Class, in which Loreta, Eva and Jill will go head to head, hoping to coach their own teams to victory. Contestants will style models whilst the judges observe, giving tips on what they would expect to see in a real competition. It’s a perfect chance for the contestants to understand their level of knowledge and experience, gaging how it compares to the highest competition standards. Event Details The cost of the summit is £500 (inc. VAT). This includes two days teaching, buffet lunch (a selection of sandwiches and wraps served with


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7th and 8th November 2015 crisps and fruit) and unlimited tea & coffee. Dinner is not included in the price; however there will be a Saturday evening reception with champagne and a short programme. The Global Lash Summit conferences/ courses are for ADVANCED professionals only. For all UK Lash Artists attending, proof of your accredited course certification is required. If you have one year or less experience, you will be asked to send 3 current before and after photos of your Classic or Volume Extension work before being accepted at the summit. Speakers include: Loreta Jasilionyte, founder of Flawless Lashes by Loreta, (worldwide) is quickly rising to the head of the lash industry with her range of impeccable products and coveted courses. Her combination of medical training and beauty schooling make her one of the most respected international lash trainers and judges in the industry,

and she has gone on to educate some of the leading trainers in the largest lash companies. Loreta’s speciality is Russian Volume Lashes. They offer multiple extensions of a minuscule diameter, applied to just one natural lash, resulting in a natural yet dramatic look that will give a healthier, denser finish than you could ever achieve with individual lash extensions. When it comes to Russian Volume, Loreta is one of the best!

Eva Zacharias (Canada) is an A-list name and celebrated educator of many of the world’s top Lash Artists. Inventor and CEO of the lash industry’s first ever app, My Lash Book, she brings world-class expertise to the table. Attendees will be able to use her app at the Lash Summit, as well as having a hands-on lesson in never before taught Fantasy Lash Art techniques. Eva’s coaching will be about the importance of designing for the eye shape and characteristics in that shape, including the use of different curls to enhance the eye.

Jill Heijligers-Peloquin (USA) co-founded the first ever Lash Summit in Long Beach, California in 2012. More of a conference than a class, she has dreamed about working with the world’s finest Lash Artists and fellow Educators to bring an *interactive* GLOBAL series of Lash Summit events to you in 2015/2016. She will coach you on your way to fluent knowledge of chemical expertise and have you speaking ‘lash geek’ like a pro. She will teach you the one original Volume technique that will save the day in any Volume Lash scenario, and will lead “Team Jill” in Day 2’s Competition Class. For more information, please contact:

www.flawlesslashesbyloreta.com Tel: 01293 530735 aida@flawlesslashesbyloreta.com


024 Shows & Events Fitness & Beauty Professional The Pool & Spa Expo is back; and whilst some annual events seem to come round quicker and quicker each year, this one actually has. In a few short weeks the UK Pool & Spa Expo will be back at the NEC on 22-24th November, a good four months ahead of the previous dateline. So why the change? Claire Saunders, Event Director explains, ‘With change comes progress, in order to move forward, stay abreast of what is best for the industry and break new ground, we must adapt. The new dates come into line with global events. It allows us to stand apart from any other show in the UK and is therefore perfectly placed for companies to showcase their newest products to the UK marketplace. Staying at The NEC was an obvious choice, with the rail, road and air transport links arriving right on site it makes it the ideal location for both domestic and international exhibitors and visitors and with the new Resorts World, the social scene opens up a whole new networking arena (not to mention a luxurious choice of hotels, bars and restaurants). What else is staying the same? Well Pool & Spa Scene remain the official media partner for the show. ‘The support we receive for the show from Christina and the girls at Pool & Spa Scene is fantastic’ says Lauren King, Sales & Marketing Manager for team UKPS. ‘Christina knows the industry inside out and her panel forum last year was an unmitigated success with visitors spilling out into the aisles to hear what the experts had to say, we look forward to seeing who is on the panel this year.’ The Pool & Spa Awards run by the magazine have also moved to be timed with the expo and will run on the second night of the event. Alongside the panel forum there will also be seminars on safety and energy efficiency as well as the opportunity to gain your Certified Pool Operators certificate at the on-site two day course. So what’s new? Aside from the date change, the event team have been working hard and getting the right balance of exhibitors into this year’s show. With rumblings about the event become a ‘spa show’ they have certainly captured that side of the market, so this time around special attention has been paid to the pool companies and how to make sure there is a good balance of each. Doughboy, Desjoyaux and Sundance will be leading this particular parade with a number of ancillary companies giving the support that will attract not only pool seekers, but also owners and upgraders. Jo Downs Glassware, Pool-dek by Stage Systems and The Brio Group are all newbies this year but many old favourites will also be returning. Free parking, free wifi and most importantly free tickets to the show, it is clear that UK Pool & Spa Expo are doing everything bring value to both visitors and exhibitors of the wet leisure industry and are excited about this latest strategy taking them forward to becoming the right choice for pool & spa professionals in the UK and around the world. www.ukpoolspa-expo.co.uk info@ukpoolspa-expo.co.uk +44 (0)1483 440 229

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To book your place or for more information: www.flawlesslashesproducts.co.uk Telephone +44 (0) 1293530735 Email: aida@flawlesslashesbyloreta.com


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Finding a hairdresser you trust with your precious locks can be a bit of a nightmare, especially in a sprawling metropolis like London. Everyone and their mother has one to recommend, but it might be the case that they have very different hair and want an entirely different service. With so many celebrity-endorsed places, it can be tricky to figure out which ones are worth the (often extortionate) prices, while on the other end of the spectrum there is a huge difference between a budget salon and one that offers good value. Fortunately for you, we’ve compiled a list of the five best hairdressers in London. These places come with glowing recommendations, our own testing and varied price ranges and individual specialities. While some come with celebrity clients and celebrity price tags, there are still some that offer good value for money. If you’re trying a new place, make sure you arrange a consultation first to make sure they can provide exactly what you’re looking for.

If you can’t quite stretch your budget to some of the pricier salons, most have their own product lines that are stocked both in the hairdressers and in certain shops. The Percy & Reed, Aveda and Josh Wood ranges are particularly popular, and you can buy all of them in Boots!

Windle and Moodie

This low-key luxury salon is located in the heart of trendy Covent Garden and specialises in styling and colouring hair for photo shoots. Covers from magazines like Vogue adorn the walls, so you know you’re in good hands. The decor is calm and minimalist, with a zen hair washing room complete with massaging chairs and relaxing music – falling asleep is almost inevitable! They’re known for being very professional and providing fantastic cuts and delicate colouring. Stylists specialise in either colour or cutting to perfect their technique. The prices are reasonable for a top London salon, but a range of stylists are available. Plus, there’s a top-notch espresso machine and a selection of very fancy teas for you to enjoy. Windle and Moodie also now have their own full luxury product range encorporating ‘keratin technology’ to help rebuild and fortify hair. The shampoo and conditioners don’t contain sulphates (key if you’ve had a Brazillian blow dry or similar treatment) and less damaging to hair, so make sure you ask about the range whilst you’re getting your hair styled!

The Aveda Institute As the flagship salon and education centre behind this gentle beauty brand, this place was always going to be good. Aveda products use botanicals instead of strong chemicals, so it’s perfect for hair in need of some TLC. The salon itself is sleek and modern, and there’s a spa and shop on site too for some extra pampering and products to take home.


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Taylor Taylor

If Louis XIV had designed a hairdresser, it probably would have looked like Taylor and Taylor. The place is packed with antique chairs, gilt mirrors and chandeliers, like Versailles in a salon. The shampoo room is a particularly spectacular gold extravaganza, akin to a very wealthy bank vault. They have three salons in London, with the flagship in Shoreditch, just next to Spitalfields market. The clientele are largely young and cool, and the complimentary cocktails go down a treat.

When you step through the door of ESHK’s new Clerkenwell salon after a hard day in the office, you breathe a sigh of relief that there isn’t a hectic team of stylists running round to pounding music. The decor and atmosphere is more spa than salon – with natural and reclaimed materials used throughout. Importantly, all the stylists are friendly, relaxed and in a good mood, taking the time to listen to their clients and decide on the cut or colour as you sip your complimentary drink.

ESHK

They also do some of the best head massages I’ve ever had in a salon. So many salons neglect this detail, but it massively adds to a clients experience as it relaxes you for the rest of the cut, and potentially, day! Because ESHK listen to what the client wants, and are also so expert at their profession, you’re in no doubt of leaving with a cut that not only suits you, but was in-keeping or even better than what you wanted. If you really want to relax when having a hair cut, in the sure knowledge your hair is going to be looked after – go to ESHK, but don’t as for the talented Dimitri! He’ll surely be booked up already, by me!!

The Philip Kingsley Clinic

If another salon has left you with barely a hair left after a terrible bleach, then The Philip Kingsley Clinic is the place to come. A team of professional trichologists are used to dealing with the worst hair disasters, and will have you back to normal in no time. They also treat all sorts of hair and scalp issues from thinning to extreme dryness, and will give you a very thorough debrief and consultation, and send you away with plenty of products to help maintain your new locks.


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The new UK online recruitment specialists for the beauty, hairdressing health & fitness industries launches this autumn! A new national UK website dedicated to matching industry professionals to their dream job is inviting businesses to register now visit www.jobsinbeauty.co.uk

By registering your interest you will also be rewarded with a limited edition Jobs in Beauty Employer Loyalty Card that benefits employers with an ongoing 10% advertising discount off future jobs advertisements

Jobs in Beauty will offer employers: The Jobs in Beauty team offers employers and candidate’s impressive skill credentials to get the best results for everybody – not to mention a real passion for the industries they’ll be representing! Their skills set includes digital marketing, social media, recruitment and beauty PR – previous collaborations have included working with award winning Beauty Editor Kate Shapland of the Telegraph, and being featured in The Independent’s Top 50 best new UK fashion and beauty sites 2013. The aim is to establish Jobs in Beauty as the leading UK industry recognised online recruitment specialist and the No 1 destination for beauty, hair, health and fitness net workers!

Jobs in Beauty will advertise all levels of jobs from apprentices up to senior management and including freelance, temp and perm positions.

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The website will cater for every division of the industries including personal trainers, nutritionists, makeup artists, spa, beauty therapists, nail technicians and aesthetics. Get in touch with recruit@jobsinbeauty.co.uk Tel: 0845 116 1843 www.jobsinbeauty.co.uk


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HD BROWS ANNOUNCES ITS TRAINING DATES FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2015 HD Brows training takes place at its state of the art academies in Yorkshire, Glasgow and Milton Keynes. TWO-DAY TRAINING COURSE

A structured highly practical curriculum open to everyone offering attendees the skills required to master and perfect the unique HD Brows experience. Students will leave as a confident and accredited HD Brows Stylist. Time: Day one 10am – 5.30pm; Day two 9am – 5pm Cost: 1st Stylist £1,395 + VAT (includes start-up kit worth more than £395 + VAT plus HD Brows make-up Virtual Stockist tester kit worth £300 RRP); 2nd Stylist £595 + VAT; 3rd Stylist £495 + VAT. Price also includes a free place on Refresher Class plus a £25 pro product credit.

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Educates qualified make-up artists on the HD Brows ethos, HD Brows make up products and signature style. Once qualified, attendees will become part of the HD Brows team as a Professional Artist. Time: 9am – 6pm

Cost: From £1,250 + VAT. Includes a HD Brows make-up kit worth £1,500 RRP.

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A one-day intensive class focused on advanced hair removal and brow lightening techniques, along with new Wednesday 25 November express treatment training. To attend, THE REFRESHER CLASS Stylists must have passed the HD Brows two-day training course, Refresher Class A one-day class that helps improve design and Pro Class. skills through review, practice and in-depth Yorkshire Time: 10am – 5pm guidance. To attend, Stylists must have Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 November passed the HD Brows two-day training course. Cost: £695 + VAT. Includes free delivery, plus an extra 10% off all orders when Thursday 5 and Friday 6 November Time: 10am – 5pm qualified. Thursday 12 and Friday 13 November Cost: Free when booked with the HD Brows Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 November two-day training course. £95 + VAT when Milton Keynes Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 November booked separately. Includes £25 product Monday 16 November Thursday 26 and Friday 27 November voucher on completion. Wednesday 2 December Monday 30 and Tuesday 1 December Milton Keynes Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 December Yorkshire Thursday 10 and Friday 11 December Thursday 17 November Monday 9 November Thursday 3 December Glasgow Monday 15 December Yorkshire Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 November Thursday 5 and Friday 6 November Addresses Tuesday 10 November Thursday 12 and Friday 13 November Tuesday 15 December Yorkshire: Nouveau House, Barnsley Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 November Road, South Elmsall, Yorkshire Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 November Glasgow Milton Keynes: Unit K Haybrook Thursday 26 and Friday 27 November Tuesday 10 November Barn, Newport Road, Broughton, Monday 30 and Tuesday 1 December Milton Keynes PRO REFRESHER ASSESSMENT Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 December Glasgow: 130-132 West Regent Thursday 10 and Friday 11 December A one-day class focusing on maximising Street, Glasgow business, plus advanced treatment VIRTUAL STOCKIST TRAINING techniques that allow attendees to become Virtual Stockist, the latest concept a true HD Brows Pro in every situation. To To enquire about training, visit from HD Brows, allows industry attend, Stylists must have passed the HD www.hdbrows.com/training or professionals to recommend and Brows two-day training course and Refresher call 0844 801 6810. receive commission on the full range Class.

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Mimesis: Perfumes soon to scent salon ambiences

In France, there are about 80,000 hair salons, half of which are independent. And although the barber shop trend has shown both a real potential for diversification and need for differentiation, perfumes are not sold on this gigantic network. “Our objective is to manage to do with this channel what a few skincare brands did with pharmacies about thirty years ago: providing a new offering that will not eat into anybody’s market share and will generate additional sales,” Corentin Le Men explains. Within a harsh economic climate that particularly affects the stagnating hair market, it seems a daring challenge. But again, the Mimesis co-founder can see an opportunity here. “To resist against the crisis and withstand the competition of discount brands, many salons are going for premiumization. And our offer is perfectly suited to this trend.” Especially since, from a marketing standpoint, perfumes seem to be an ideal complement to hair care products. If the latter are very technical and need a certain expertise, they are little aspirational. By contrast, perfumes tell stories and make people dream. Even the technique to sell them is different. “A hair care product needs explanations and arguments. A perfume must be tested, and this does not require much talking, actually,” Corentin Le Men adds. “In a hair salon, where one often has to wait, it is very tempting to test a perfume if there is an opportunity to do so.” And what is more natural than encourage hairdressers to perfume their customers when they are over and done with their hair? Theoretically, these are ideal parameters. “In fact, the main obstacle is the price,” Marion Massiot explains. “At a hairdresser’s, one already has to pay for the haircut. So, we need to remain reasonable as far as spending is concerned. That is why we made the choice to present our perfumes in a 30ml format. Thanks to this small size, we can market high-end products for an affordable price: 34 euros.” To this day, the line counts four eaux de parfum (Le Matin du Monde, La Possibilité d’une Fleur, Le Lit à Baldaquin, Le Guépard), which can be applied both on the skin and hair. The four fragrances were created by Karine Dubreuil. They are presented in a standard bottle made by SGD and topped with a tailor-made zamak cap.

Berkem wants to help skin to face its daily environment

Berkem, a plant extraction chemistry specialist addressing the needs of the nutrition, cosmetics and health markets, has investigated the way human skin fights environmental aggressions. On the based of these observations, the ingredients supplier has launched the “Global 24h” concept. As a barrier between the environment and our body, skin is constantly exposed to many aggressions (UV, cold, pollution, etc.) that weaken it. All day long, the environment put a severe strain on skin, which has to permanently adapt itself. Thus the day skin faces and protects against various stresses and the night it recovers and regenerates. “Constituting the first defence line of our body, skin requires special attention and appropriate care,” explains Berkem. To help the skin in this mission, Berkem leverages its expertise in plant extraction and its wide portfolio of polyphenol-rich actives. “These powerful antioxidants are important for protecting the skin, especially against external stress, as well as for enhancing its regeneration.” Protecting and repairing In order to exemplify how it is possible to help the skin to protect itself, Berkem has presented a new concept called Global 24h at the latest Beyond Beauty Paris tradeshow. The concept combines two skin cares: one for a day protection phase and one for a night repair phase. The two products have opposite textures but complementary functions for an uninterrupted defence: Protect’day care: an airy and light day cream which contains the “Berkemyol Potentille” active ingredient. These stabilized potentilla polyphenols provide the skin with necessary elements to effectively fight against oxidative stress and defend itself. Repair’night cream: a night cream with a rich and creamy texture. “Ko’zen active ingredient is a quince leaf extract that soothes damaged skin, decreases inflammatory reactions and calms irritation. The skin is regenerated and revitalized,” claims Berkem.


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Chanel re-acquires Coco’s luxury villa ’La Pausa’ Chanel has re-acquired ‘La Pausa’, the luxury villa on the French Riviera built by the label’s legendary founder, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, in the 1920s. Overlooking the sea and dominating Cap-Martin, the villa La Pausa, the only of her houses she had specially designed, built and decorated for her. In her property, the famous designer used to entertain figures including Jean Cocteau, Pablo Cocteau and Salvador Dali, before selling it in 1954 following the death of her friend, the Duke of Westminster. The buyer at that time, American writer and publisher Emery Reves, in turn hosted Winston Churchill and Greta Garbo on the premises.

Chanel has announced that it will refurbish the property in it to its original spirit, and will then use it to “radiate the culture and values of Chanel.”

Brintons adds a touch of royalty to Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi Royal warranted carpet manufacturer Brintons has designed and supplied a bespoke, custom-made carpet to the opulent Beach Rotana hotel in Abu Dhabi to create a royal feel in its luxurious ballroom. Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies within the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe, appointed the Kidderminsterbased manufacturer to supply its high quality carpet for the 1,100 square-metre Al Thuraya Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 1,200 guests at Rotana’s flagship hotel, Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi. Brintons were asked to turn a simple geometric pattern into a contemporary design, with colours such as gold and purple specified to move away from usual Arabic schemes and instead reflect more traditionally regal and classic interiors. Tadek Kurasinski, Brintons Business Manager for the UAE, commented: “We worked closely with the hotel to ensure we were in keeping with the current hotel style, but to also give the ballroom interiors a big impact to be a standalone showcase of the hotel.

The Old Clare Hotel launches in Sydney

Two of Sydney’s iconic heritage-listed buildings -- the former Clare Hotel pub and the Carlton & United Breweries Administration Building have been carefully adjoined by a glass link-way under the engineered expertise of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects. The result: a distinctive and unique design-led property constructed with obsessive attention to aesthetics and a focus on retaining as many interesting and original features as possible, which is set to be Sydney’s finest boutique design hotel -- and is now officially open for business. The Old Clare Hotel brings a unique offering to the city’s hotel market. Not only a place to stay -- but for curious travellers and locals alike to entertain, enjoy and experience the cornerstone of Chippendale, the thriving, emerging city suburb. A total of sixty two rooms and suites of seven distinctive types feature high ceilings, large original framed windows, heritage timber panelling and original exposed walls. Highlights include the heritage C.U.B. Suite -- featuring spacious separate sleeping quarters, ample meeting, living and dining space with an eight-seater table and an anteroom with library. The Mary O’ Suite -- named after Chippendale character, Mary O’Shea, also known as Pig Mary entails a separate entertaining and dining area for up to eight guests, a wet bar and sleeping quarters overlooking Kensington Street. Additional amenities at The Old Clare Hotel include a private gym and a heritage meeting space. A day spa will also launch in early 2016. Outside of The Old Clare Hotel; explore the Chippendale neighbourhood by custom made bicycle.


Starwood Hotels & Resorts announces 10th hotel in Brazil

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has signed an agreement to develop a new-build Sheraton hotel in Brazil, owned by local real estate developer, Grupo Mendes. The Sheraton Santos Hotel, due to open in 2017, is part of a mixed used development that includes residences, offices and retail space. Featuring 213 guestrooms, the property will offer all of the Sheraton brand’s signature amenities, including an ultramodern Sheraton Club Lounge, a lobby bar serving the brand’s latest food and beverage program Paired, a signature restaurant, the Shine Spa for Sheraton™, a pool and state-of-the-art fitness facilities. “Brazil continues to be a key growth market for us and we’re seeing strong momentum in the region,” said Jorge Giannattasio, Senior Vice President and Chief of Operations, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Latin America. “When the hotel opens in 2017, we will once again be the first international hotel chain to enter an important and emerging city, reinforcing the global power of the Sheraton brand.” Sheraton Santos Hotel will cater to the increased demand from international and national business travellers, boasting some of the largest meetings and events space in the city with more than 15,000 square feet of meeting space, including a Grand Ballroom measuring almost 5,000 square feet and various banquet rooms. “Brazil, with its sheer size and potential, offers many opportunities for us to expand our brands in both primary and secondary cities,” said Victor Vazquez, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Development, Latin America. “The signing of Sheraton Santos is a testament to our strong brand recognition in the country and demand for our brands from guests, customers and development partners.”

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Introducing the Essente Autumn Collection by KOBE UK Luxury fabric specialist, Kobe, has introduced its Essente autumn collection of contemporary curtain and upholstery fabrics.

The fresh and contemporary range features a variety of plains in a cool linen, soft suede and silk satin appearance. This natural palette of pastel and neutral tones complements the sophisticated collection of fresh and contemporary geometrical, embroidered and floral designs. Said David Harris, md of Kobe UK: “The Essente collection benefits from the logistical expertise and quality of Kobe, while giving access to a wider customer base through its realistic price points. The range is suitable for both domestic and commercial installations.” Essente’s curtain and upholstery fabrics include Exeter and Cambridge, both comprising of 100% polyester. Exeter is a timeless plain with a natural linen texture available in a range of 31 colours. Cambridge is a luxurious soft suede in a range of 22 colours. The Essente Savanna collection, a range of upholstery fabrics, includes Antelope, a woven jacquard comprising 100% polyester featuring a traditional herringbone pattern, available in 13 colours. Serval has a semi-solid wool look and feel, woven with multi-coloured yarns. It comprises 65% polyester and 35% cotton and comes in a range of 10 colours. The autumn collection follows on from the success of the previous Essente ranges which offer a wide selection of chic, commercial and easy-care interior fabrics. As a sister brand, Essente benefits from the logistical excellence of Kobe and its sophisticated automated warehouse and ERP system.

Product Spotlight: The rugs of BoConcept Few things make a room come together more than a rug. With BoConcept’s collection you get a rug that fits your interior perfectly. From bold to elegant, BoConcept rugs are all handmade pieces of art in high-quality materials like cowhide, knitted wool and shiny strands that are put together in an elegant, shaggy way. Their collection offers a wide range of rugs to complete the look of a room and have been carefully selected to match their range of furniture.


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Moxy Hotel planned for York

Award winning Plas Bodegroes restaurant for sale

Christie + Co has been appointed to sell Plas Bodegroes, the award winning restaurant and country house, lying on the Llyn Peninsula, near Abersoch, North Wales. Plas Bodegroes is an imposing Grade II Listed Georgian residence set within circa 5 acres of grounds and secluded gardens and was awarded the “Sawdays Welsh Hotel of the Year 2016”. The business offers ten 5* chic and individually designed en-suite letting bedrooms alongside a beautifully presented restaurant and also has the advantage of a detached and secluded 3 bedroom owner’s cottage, set amongst extensive and secluded gardens.

Acting on behalf of Hiscox, CBRE’s Specialist Markets team has sold a prime hotel development site in York to Vastint Hospitality. The site is located in the Hungate area of York, adjacent to Hiscox’s new £19m office development – its largest office outside of London, employing up to 500 people. With outline planning consent already in place for a hotel development next to the Hiscox office, Vastint Hospitality is seeking to develop a purpose-built, 120 bedroom Moxy Hotel on the site. Moxy Hotels is Marriott International’s new economy hotel brand created to shake up the hotel industry with fresh attitude and modern flair. Designed for travellers looking for something fun, stylish and a bit edgy, Moxy’s buzzy lobby, tech-savvy guest rooms and intuitive service offers a refreshing alternative to traditional and often uninspiring economy hotels. Shaun Skidmore, Senior Director at CBRE comments; “The creation of Hiscox’s landmark new offices has drawn a significant amount of attention to the Hungate area of York and this strategically positioned site holds clear potential for the creation of a new hotel to further complement the City’s leisure provision. A Moxy hotel would be a superb and unique addition to the York hotel scene, offering a fresh and contemporary experience for the younger end of the market. We are pleased to have concluded this deal and look forward to following the site’s progress.”

Having owned and operated the business since 1986, it is due to retirement that the owners have placed the property on the market. Keith Stringer, at Christie + Co is handling the sale. He says: “Under our clients’ ownership the business has earned an enviable and justified reputation as one of Wales’ most outstanding and elegant restaurants.

Hoteliers receive five times more clicks with trivago Hotel Manager OCTOBER 1, 2015

Trivago, the world’s largest hotel metasearch, has announced the global relaunch of its free trivago Hotel manager (tHM) platform. Over 120,000 hoteliers use trivago Hotel Manager to build a unique profile in order to rank higher and receive five times more clicks on average than those who don’t have a profile. Registered, top-ranked hotels receive 35% of their bookings through trivago

“We were impressed when we found out that registered, top-ranked hotels receive 35% of their bookings through trivago. This illustrates the significance of our platform to hotel owners and marketeers and delivers tangible results to hoteliers’ businesses,” says Johannes Thomas, Managing Director and Head of Hotel Relations at trivago. trivago receives the hotels’ content from Online Travel Agents who want to advertise hotels on the world’s leading hotel metasearch. However, profiles are not always up-to-date or complete. “And that’s where the hotelier comes in. We see hoteliers as the most valuable source of our information for their hotels. They know best what they are good at and we want to present those insights to our users. A unique and up-to-date hotel profile results in more clicks from travellers, which positively influences their ranking on trivago as well,” Thomas added. Data shows that hotels using trivago Hotel Manager are seeing an average increase of more than five times more clicks (467%) to their properties than hotels who leave their profile as is.


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Aloft brand to open in Indiana

Taylor’s Classics at the Restaurant Show

Taylor’s Classics are delighted to be back at The Restaurant Show which, for the first time, is going to be at Olympia. The show runs from 5th - 7th October and they will be delighted to meet you on stand UP10 on the Balcony area.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide are pleased to announce the opening of an Aloft hotel in January 2017 within the state of Indiana. Aloft South Bend will be a strategic conversion from the former Magnuson Grand Hotel located at 213 Washington Street, walking distance from numerous restaurants, bars and clubs. The hotel will undergo a $15 million dollar renovation and redesign led by Kramer Design Group, the architect and designer of Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney. Aloft South Bend will feature a ground-floor lobby and occupy eleven floors of the mixed-use building, which will also include residential units and a parking garage. Hotel amenities will include an indoor Splash pool, an expanded 24-hour fitness facility, re:fuel at Aloft – a onestop gourmet grab & go food and beverage area. Aloft South Bend will also feature 183 rooms, 3,750 square feet of flexible meeting space and live music performances at the W XYZ bar. “Aloft South Bend will inject new energy into the city’s downtown and attract early adopters with its techforward mind-set, leading-edge design and buzzing social scene,” said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President, Specialty Select Brands for Starwood. “Due to its resounding success with next generation travelers across the globe, Aloft is gaining significant growth momentum as we near 100 hotels worldwide.”

Taylor’s Classics have some new furniture and some old favourites which include traditional, postwar and contemporary furniture. They will be introducing a number of new models too, including the Bristol armchair. Contact them to discuss your project today on +44(0)1785 240444 or email sales@taylorsclassics.com

10th edition of Sleep sees GROHE continue role as main sponsor Once a year, representatives of the international hotel industry converge on the British capital to seek inspiration and swap ideas. Held at London’s Business Design Centre on November 24-25 2015, the tenth edition of Sleep sees GROHE, a founder member of the event, reprise its role as the main sponsor and showcase its latest offering for the hotel trade.

GROHE is delighted that it will exhibit a wide range of innovations for modern hotel bathrooms at the event. New products such as the exclusive Grandera™ Collection in “Warm Sunset” rose gold and the GROHE Sensia® shower WC, delivering the utmost in hygiene and comfort, will be on display at Sleep 2015. GROHE will also showcase its BestMatch™ tool, which assists planners in matching taps to basins, complemented by a selection of particularly resource-efficient solutions. In addition, the exhibit introduces visitors to the manufacturer’s current “Masters of Technology” ad campaign, which illustrates that progress and advancement at GROHE are firmly rooted in the company’s history and tradition. GROHE’s luxurious VIP Lounge returns to the event, offering visitors an opportunity to relax and network while touring the exhibition. In addition, GROHE will be attending the European Hotel Design Awards taking place on the evening of the 24th November. An invaluable source of inspiration and an excellent platform for networking, the anniversary edition of Sleep will be an important innovation generator for the global hotel design community. For more information on GROHE’s products please visit www.grohe.com/uk.


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The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath, Named ‘England’s Best Hotel Spa’ at World Spa Awards

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath is delighted to announce its success at the inaugural World Spa Awards as ‘England’s Best Hotel Spa’. The World Spa Awards is a new and exciting awards programme for 2015. Developed to serve as the definitive benchmark of excellence and to help nurture a new era of growth in spa tourism. At The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, guests appreciate the professional care from experienced Spa Therapists to ensure the ultimate in relaxation and results-driven treatments. With the carefully chosen and locally produced brands Bath Spa Skincare and ESPA, the therapists enable guests to choose treatments which use the highest quality ingredients, giving maximum efficacy. The Taittinger Spa Garden was launched this summer and has proved enormously popular with guests as an outside space offering tranquillity and calm. An holistic haven that engages all the senses with perfectly chosen flowering plants and herbs, a welcome retreat from the bustle and noise of the city. Spa Manager, Anette Hall, comments: “The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is proud to be awarded ‘England’s Best Hotel Spa’, a superb achievement. This recognition is a testament to the skills and dedication of our staff whose pride in working in our beautiful Spa is always evident. We look forward to continued success and to further enhance our guests experience in the years to come.”


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Red Sox manager Torey Lovullo meets President Obama at hotel gym The leader of the free world and the skipper of the Boston Red Sox came together for a meeting of the minds Tuesday in New York.

Well, OK, maybe it wasn’t quite that serious. As it turns out, President Barack Obama was staying at the same hotel as the Red Sox during their trip to New York, and Boston’s interim manager Torey Lovullo just so happened to run into Obama at the hotel gym. According to NESN, that’s not exactly the whole story either. The Boston Red Sox found out Monday that they were staying at the same hotel in New York as President Barack Obama for their series against the Yankees. And now, Torey Lovullo’s wish has come true. The Red Sox’s interim manager said Monday that the president was spotted in the hotel’s gym but that he’d just missed him. Lovullo said he’d start his morning workout earlier Tuesday, per ESPN Boston’s Gordon Edes, and apparently, it worked.

A humble intro considering his current status. Though that’s obviously more a show of respect to his friend John Farrell, whom he took over for after his cancer diagnosis in August.

A little bit sneaky, but credit Lovullo for his attention to detail.

As for what was on Obama’s mind? Another pair of Sox, of course.

The meeting was worthwhile to Lovullo as well. In fact, he made sounds like the thrill of a lifetime. “It was almost unbelievable,” Lovullo said before Tuesday’s game, per the Boston Herald’s Jason Mastrodonato. “I walked into the same place that he was, and we were both civilians. He had the same workout clothes that I did, he just had 15 security guards that were watching his workout. It was a big difference. I took the advice of my stepson and just walked up to him freely and said, ‘Mr. President, nice to meet you, my name is Torey Lovullo. I’m one of the Red Sox coaches,’ anticipating that he would have said, ‘Hey, we had you guys in here (at the White House) a couple of years ago,’ but nothing.”

“He wanted to talk about the (Chicago) White Sox, he wanted to talk about how our season was going. He’s fairly dialed in to what’s happening in Major League Baseball, and we had a great conversation.” Obviously, opinions about President Obama are driven almost entirely by political viewpoints. But if we can put those aside for one moment, let’s do so just to appreciate and acknowledge his baseball fandom and his undying loyalty to those White Sox. This president is no bandwagon jumper. He makes that clear every time he attends a sporting event and every time he welcomes a team to the White House.


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Mitre Linen and Hypnos launch programme of national trade roadshows

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oyal Warrant holders Mitre Linen and Hypnos kicked off a programme of national roadshows with a launch event at Manchester’s Hotel Football.

The prestigious hotel, which has recently opened, is located opposite the Old Trafford stadium and is owned by former footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs. As well as a chance to win exclusive show prizes, all guests were given the opportunity to meet a Quality Assessor from Visit England, on hand to answer questions. The event was also a chance to discover the secrets of a good night’s sleep and see the latest trends in the hospitality industry including beds, bedding and designer wall art. Mitre Linen MD Stephen Broadhurst said, “This is the first in a series of national trade roadshows we have planned together with our partner Hypnos. “It is a delight to meet with our customers and to have the opportunity to showcase our products in situ to hoteliers who can’t easily come to visit our showroom in Wales. We know their time is precious and this type of events allows us to make things as easy as possible for them. The roadshows we are organising with Hypnos are a unique opportunity to meet with suppliers and industry bodies to discuss the latest hotel trends and advice.” Hypnos Sales Director David Lawrenson said, “It was great to team up with fellow Royal Warrant holders, Mitre Linen, to take a roadshow out to our customers and prospective customers in the North West. We’re looking forward to doing the same in other areas of the country over the coming months.” Sandra Dixon, Executive Head Housekeeper at the Midland Hotel, Manchester, who attended the event, said, “I think it’s a great idea for companies like Mitre Linen and Hypnos to come to us. Seeing and testing their products in the comfort of a hotel room was a real opportunity; our industry is based on customer relationships and it is always a pleasure to meet with hotel suppliers who go the extra mile to help us give our guests the best hotel experience.” More roadshows are planned for Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bristol and Cornwall. To find out more, please call Mitre Linen on 01685 353 456 or Hypnos on 01159 732 180. www.mitrelinen.com www.hypnoscontractbeds.com


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DOMESTIC MEETS COMMERCIAL WITH myPRO FROM ELECTROLUX PROFESSIONAL

Electrolux Professional has unveiled the all new myPRO washer and dryer range. Engineered to bridge the gap in the market for a laundry solution that sits between the domestic and commercial markets, myPRO meets the needs of small businesses including hotels, bed and breakfasts, hair and beauty salons, sports clubs, facilities management companies and restaurants. myPRO presents an opportunity for small businesses to bring their laundry in house, or for those which may be struggling to keep up with the constant demand for clean linen, towels, mops and cloths while working with domestic washers and dryers, to improve the quality of their output. The new laundry range offers significant benefits over domestic appliances as it completes a wash cycle in half the time, thanks to a host of professional programs. Additionally, great wash results are guaranteed time after time thanks to the Electrolux SpeedCare drum, while peace of mind is provided through the professional warranty designed for light commercial use. Mick Christian, Regional Training and Demonstration at Electrolux Professional – Laundry, UK comments: “myPRO represents a reliable investment for small businesses which produces best-in-class results on a realistic budget. The bespoke solution will mean business owners no longer need to worry about their ability to remove tough stains from linen, or about whether the linen will be ready on time, so they can spend more time tending to their customers’ needs. “During the product development of myPRO we prioritised durability, speed and quality, with additional focus on eco-innovation and the end result will save

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BEST OF BRITISH SHOWCASED AT JANUARY FURNITURE SHOW Flying the flag for Britain, the January Furniture Show 2016 will be the place to be for architects, designers and specifiers to see the Best of British designs. Following the success of last year’s event, the January Furniture Show is set to be bigger and better as it celebrates taking on additional space for its all-star line-up - with over 85% of its exhibitors being UK-based. The show, which runs over four days (24-27 January) has expanded into Hall 5 as more quality industry names join up creating a one-stop shop of the latest furniture and furnishings.

Said Laraine Janes, co-director of the January Furniture Show: “There has been a huge emphasis on buying British and the promotion of home-based businesses over the past decade. The January Furniture Show provides a fantastic platform for those companies to showcase their products to a range of key national and international buyers.

“Not only that, we’re starting to see confidence grow in the market which has resulted in the event booking up fast with new exhibitors alongside an 85% re-booking from last year. It all goes to confirm our position as the UK’s number one furniture and furnishings event.”

Architects and designers visiting the 2016 January Furniture Show will gain a wide range of furniture and furnishings inspiration with the newly added Fabric Pavilion and Flooring Showcase which includes some of the best known names in the business. The unrivalled exhibitor list of over 400 major names attracts retailers, interior designers, contract buyers, architects and developers to the NEC in Birmingham – an ideal venue for the furniture industry’s annual showcase event.

Parker Knoll, Ultra Furniture, Serene Furnishings, TCS, Rauch, Alstons, Sherborne, Buoyant Upholstery, Baker Furniture, Gallery Direct, Blue Bone, Duresta, Willis & Gambier and Stone the Crows and are just some of the renowned British brand names that are taking bigger and better stands for the 2016 event ready to showcase their wares to the UK architect and interior design market.

Said Laraine: “Those who are interested in sourcing products for commercial or domestic projects can see all their main suppliers under one roof in a day. The January Furniture Show is the first opportunity of the year to see a selection of the very latest new and exclusive developments and even meet the design teams on the stands to discuss any upcoming projects.”

The January Furniture Show was recently named 2015 Best New Show by readers of Interiors Monthly. Online registration for the January Furniture Show is open and visitors can see the full list of exhibitors for 2016 and secure their free badge by visiting www.januaryfurnitureshow.com


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THE INDEPENDENT HOTEL SHOW 2015 SHOW PREVIEW The Independent Hotel Show 2015 The Independent Hotel Show returns to Olympia this October (20 & 21) with a packed two days of networking, new business ideas, advice and insight from some of the UK’s leading figures from the luxury, boutique and independent hotel sector. Exceptional Exhibitors Discover the finest products and service providers with a carefully selected line-up of over 300 premium exhibitors from across the hotel supply chain. Offering a one-stop-shop of all the essentials needed to run a successful hotel, The Independent Hotel Show is the must-attend event for anyone working within the boutique and luxury hotel sector. Inspiring Independents Hear more from industry thought leaders as they share their knowledge, insight and expertise across a range of hard hitting seminars and business discussions that tackle some of the industry’s hottest topics. Offering first hand design, technology, marketing and business support and advice, the free-to-attend seminars and panel discussions provide valuable insight from some of the leading names in the hotel business to help new and established hoteliers improve their performance. Sessions run throughout the two-day show across two theatres – The Innovation Stage sponsored by CLEAN and the UKHA and The Business Theatre. The Hub Let the innovation of some of the design industry’s most exiting talent inspire you to network, discuss and share ideas at The Hub, a transitional space seamlessly changing from café to champagne bar as the day progresses - designed this year by Jestico + Whiles. Destination Spa From top to toe the Independent Hotel Show is making a bigger splash this year with an expanded feature area dedicated to hotel spas. Featuring some of the most respected exhibitors in the sector and supported by Spa Business, Destination Spa will also present a targeted programme of business sessions ideal for anyone interested in expanding in this area.

The Independent Think Tank

Launching at the show this year is the Independent Think Tank, a dynamic space that brings together the movers and shakers of the hotel sector to debate key issues and evaluate sector opportunities. Throughout the two days it will host a schedule of smaller, more in-depth, focused workshops allowing attendees the opportunity to ask questions and actively engage with the content. Hoteliers Hall of Fame

The Independent Hotel Show will again reward and acknowledge the country’s most influential and respected independent hoteliers with the annual Independent Hotelier of the Year and Outstanding New Hotel of the Year awards. Previous winners include Kit and Tim Kemp of Firmdale Hotels, voted Independent Hotelier of the Year 2014, and Robin Hutson, CEO for Lime Wood Group and Home Grown Hotels Ltd and founder of the Pig Hotels, winner of the Outstanding New Hotel of the Year award 2014. Nominees for this year’s awards will be presented on www.independenthotelshow.co.uk/awards with winners announced on the opening day of the show. Independent Hotel Show 2015 Visitor Infornation Event dates: Tuesday 20th October: 10:00 - 17:00 Wednesday 21st October: 10:00 - 17:00

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Whether you’re visiting on business, as a family getaway or a romantic weekend, London can always provide what you desire. The capital has seen a huge rise in visitors, with a record busting 17.4 million last year. With attractions such as the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Harry Potter Studios and The Tower Of London, it’s a mix of iconic venues and modern fun, guaranteed to be enjoyed. However, if you’re looking for more than just fun and want to see the luxurious, opulent side of London, then you would do well by staying in the following Hotels. Draped in history, style and decadence, we’re sure you’ll love them all.

The famous atrium (pictured opposite) at The Landmark is one of the most breath taking views you’ll find in a London Hotel. There is no better place to sit and enjoy your afternoon tea or something a little stronger, watching the world go by. With its huge glass ceiling, beautiful plaster work, fine fabrics and the sweeping Victorian staircase, The Landmark Hotel places itself within the finest of Five Star Hotels throughout the capital. The rooms are designed to a very high standard with Victorian splendour, featuring King size beds, wooden furniture and Sofas and armchairs, running alongside the large modern TV, Nespresso Machine and DVD player.

The Landmark 222 Marylebone Road London NW1 6JQ United Kingdom Tel : +44 20 7631 8000 www.landmarklondon.co.uk

Within walking distance of Madame Tussauds, Baker St & London Zoo, it’s the ideal place to stay as a family. There is also the Gymnasium, Spa and health club with swimming pool to help you keep fit or relax. A fantastic range of Bars & Restaurants awaits you, depending on your requirements, there is ample choice. The lighter bite and drink can be had under the glass ceiling in The Gazebo. The Mirror Bar gives you a choice of fine champagnes and cognacs or your pre theatre cocktail, with a plethora of visitors for the drink alone, now renowned in the capital. The Winter Garden is open all day, offering Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner, as well as a Champagne Lunch option. Being right in the heart of the atrium, The Winter Garden offers those fantastic views, that make it so easy to enjoy. Finally, the classical TWOTWENTYTWO Restaurant. With Oak panelled walls, art covered walls, dripping chandeliers and beautiful fireplace, it’s one of the top eateries in Marylebone. All in all, The Landmark is at the top of the Luxury London levels, fine dining, cocktails, glorious rooms and suites and the unsurmountable glass ceiling provide all you need for your stay.


The May Fair Hotel Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8LT Tel +44 020 7769 8200 www.themayfairhotel.co.uk Steeped in fame, The May Fair Hotel is situated in the heart of class, Mayfair. With a string of celebrity guests, it’s fine design and exquisite food keep it an A-lister for Luxury London. If you’re in London to celeb spot, there is no better place than at The May Fair. With its vibrant cocktail bar, incredible restaurant and rooms of opulence, it is no wonder why they continue to flock to this iconic venue. With a Buddha theme running through the hotel, you’re given no choice but to relax and enjoy. The large rooms are easily accommodating to any size party, on business, romance or family. Designed to the highest standard with the new must have bath TV, king size beds, large mirrors and flat screen TV, it can feel like a home from home, as soon as you close the door. However, pop downstairs and you can find dining like you will find in no home. In the May Fair Kitchen you will be greeted by the best service staff possible, an excellent manner and an unbridled knowledge on the fair on offer. You’re taken to a huge fridge filled with the top steaks, chops and ribs plus a huge iced display covered in langoustine, Lobster, Fish and Prawns. You can then go up and select which cut or fish you would like. Pick the sides to accompany and wait with a fantastic cocktail or glass of wine. It really is one of the highlights of Mayfair, with an abundance of top dining spots, I can’t recall a better steak. Only heightened by Fabrizio, with his passion for the food streaming through. The May Fair Bar is luxury defined, a selection of over 40 signature drinks await you, along with a Cigar Room and Casino, to live the Monte Carlo lifestyle in London. For visitors for a longer period there is the Spa and Gym, to give you the extra luxury you deserve and to work off some of the calories you will undoubtedly put on, once you’ve tried the dishes at the May Fair Kitchen. With its wall to wall, unashamed decadence – The May Fair is without a doubt the top venue for those seeking the celeb experience.


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The Ampersand Luxury London

The Ampersand 10 Harrington Rd, London SW7 3ER Tel: 020 7589 5895 www.ampersandhotel.com Walking around Kensington you can easily forget that you are in London. With the lower levels of human traffic and streets littered with bistro tables and gelato spots, it can feel like an Italian town. As soon as you hit Harrington Road, you can even forget that you are in 2015. With the huge, imposing Victorian Buildings on either side of the road, can whisk you back in time. Stepping into The Ampersand Hotel, you are once again escorted back to the present with a uniquely modern foyer. White everywhere, giving a crispness to the design. Butterflies adorn the walls, chic furniture invites you to put your feet up and lights cascade the spiral staircase. The rooms are very comfortable with a similar design and keeps everything looking fresh with the light colours and clever space awareness. Being in one of the best Neighbourhoods in the City, it’s a wonderful little walk around the corner to visit the bars for the evening and round off a perfect stay.


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The Bingham 61 - 63 Petersham Road, Richmond Upon Thames, Surrey Tw10 6Ut Tel: 0 20 8940 0902 www.thebingham.co.uk With the river running alongside you in Richmond-UponThames, you’re in close proximity to Kew Gardens, Richmond Park and Twickenham. You’re also not far from The Bingham Hotel.

The restaurant is complimented by the modern British dishes served, with a close eye on the seasonal produce and ever changing menu. The professional efficiency of the staff, with their impeccable uniforms and service delivery, cater for every desire. There are few better ways to spend a day in London than relaxing with the backdrop of the famous river, enjoying the sun in Richmond Park. The Bingham has all the elements of Luxury London in its calming hotel.

The understated grade II listed building opens the doors to opulence, charm and elegance with an uninterrupted view of the Thames. Whether you are here to unwind, to feast on the gastronomic delights or to hideaway with someone special, it delivers on all counts.

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Hotel Uniforms Can Add To Guest Experience When Joie de Vivre Hospitality got ready to open its newest boutique property in downtown Palo Alto, California, in March, one of the biggest sales points for The Epiphany Hotel was the custom employee uniforms by Taylor Stitch. The uniforms, with their clean lines, speak volumes about the hotel’s image, according to Lorenz Maurer, GM of the hotel.

“Taylor Stitch’s uniforms represent a modern take on classic staples … (and) complement the hotel’s friendly service and casual spirit,” Maurer said.

Furthermore, staff gets to choose the uniform that best suits them, with some tailoring to individual taste. Men don slim or classic-fitting dark denim jeans and a slim-fit Oxford button-down shirt in white, light blue, sand or pale gray. The laid-back look is jazzed up by a navy Japanese floral tie with hints of red, olive and white and smartened with an olive green twill blazer—matching the hotel’s décor. Female staff sport tailored Oxford shirts with darting and shaping and can customize uniforms using a floral scarf that can be worn traditionally or as a headband or ponytail wrap.

“This look represents the casual vibe of Palo Alto with the highest attention to detail regarding tailoring and materials,” Maurer said. “Every staff member was measured, and the shirts and jeans were custom made. It’s important for us that the staff looks and feels great. For us this is validating our most precious resource, our staff.”

A brand’s mirror

Uniforms have become a key selling point for global brands and independent hotels alike. Overhauling and investing in staff dress is a major part of creating an image as much as building upgrades, according to sources. Matching dress to brand image is a key consideration. Sofitel is identified with French luxury flair, and uniforms are part of that savoir-faire, according to Sirinate Meenakul, regional director of marketing and communication for Sofitel Southeast Asia and India. That style is being notched up with the growing trend of calling on luxury couturiers for uniform design.

At Sofitel So Mauritius guests are greeted by female staff clad in flowing white robes from fashion designer Kenzo Takada, while Christian Lacroix puts his mark on both the lobby and dress style at Sofitel So Bangkok. In the competitive hotel world, uniforms can help a brand stay a cut above the rest, and Meenakul said guests expect such refinery. “Using iconic designers with a strong link to France allows us to provide a unique experience for guests and strengthen our positioning and differentiation point,” she said. “The collaboration also enhances Sofitel So’s position as a collection of design hotels.”

The local look

For some hotel companies, uniforms are all about providing guests with an authentic local experience, according to sources.

“Uniforms at most of the Aman resorts are influenced by the local dress habits of the people, while

keeping in mind comfort and safety at the work place,” said Anand Singh Shekhawat, executive assistant manager of Amanbagh, near Jaipur, India.

He said gardeners and other staff who work in the sun wear a green kurta, which is a traditional tunic. They also wear a Dhoti, which is a waist sash, as well as a traditional red turban to protect their head from the sun. Chauffeurs wear khaki hunting shirts and trousers with a saffron colored turban, reminiscent of those worn by royals when out on hunting expeditions. “Front-office staff wears a white kurta and mogulstyle pajamas. Women wear saffron-colored saris tied in the same way as Rajasthani women from the Ajabgarh Valley, while the saris’ color is influenced by the beautiful Flame of the Forest flowers which bloom in April and make the entire valley look like it is on fire,” Shekhawat added. When Traders Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, was rebranded to the Sule Shangri-La Yangon in April, custom-made uniforms were at the crux of the rebranding. The uniform is based on the traditional longyi, a large sheet of cloth folded to form a cylindrical shape. Doormen wear uniforms representing the seven states of the country. In keeping with Shangri-La’s credo, the look reflects the city’s mix of colonial airs and Chinese culture, according to Phillip Couvaras, area GM of Sule Shangri-La, Yangon, in a news release. “We make it our business to provide guests with personal experiences and immerse them in the local culture.”

When the Shangri-La Toronto unveiled a new look last year, it was referring not to refurbished interiors but the new custom-designed wardrobe of its lobby lounge staff by red-carpet couturiers VAWK.

The knee-length purple and white dress with side splits and a kimono-like waist borrows from traditional Asian design and architecture, said communications director Kerry Connelly in a news release. “Its shoulders are reminiscent of pagodas found in Chinese gardens. The silhouette is a sleeker version of the traditional qipao dress with a mandarin collar.” In 2012, a redesigned uniform was launched at all Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces’ high-end hotels. The use of handloom saris fits with the group’s philosophy of luxury and that of feeding into local communities, said Rakhee Lalvani, Taj’s public relations director. Taj wanted to help save the dying tradition of the master weavers of Banaras, Lalvani said.

“It is part of our initiatives for providing sustainable livelihoods. Taj believes luxury like tradition needs to be preserved and nurtured,” she said.


5 STAR UNIFORMS

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They offer a wide range of fabrics and styles to suit all tastes. Their signature linen look fabric is particularly popular in hotel spas throughout the UK and to cater to this market they have introduced it in a number of colours: Brown, Beige, Moss Green, Grey, Black and Purple. This linen look fabric is durable and easy to care for making it a winner for therapists. It is a light weight fabric so very suitable for the humid spa environment. The company have many styles which can be tailored to suit specific needs. A bespoke uniform can also be designed for larger Spas. For more information please call 0845 0800 576 or view the collection:

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