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August 2013


CONTENTS 6 The Collections - McIntyres 18 In The Spotlight with D&J Ambrose 20 Fashion - Get some ideas on what’s hot this season 38 Profiles - As featured in: Hairstyles Only Aug / Sept and Ulster Tatler Aug 48 Hair Doctor - Our experts advise on your latest hair dilemmas 58 News - The latest news and events from some of our Good Salon Guide salons

Front Cover Hair: Kay McIntyre @ McIntyres, Dundee Photography: John Rawson


to the August 2013 issue!

This year sees Good Salon Guide celebrating its 20th anniversary! Launched in 1993 Good Salon Guide is very proud to continue to support and help to maintain standards in hairdressing and beauty in the UK and Ireland. Along with our members, we continue to raise the profile of salons, big and small and with the support of the general public help improve standards across the industry and develop the business of hairdressing and beauty.

On pages 4-5 we give a special congratulations to those salons who have been with us since the beginning and who continue to maintain their high standards. We also bring you the latest summer trends and styles from those in the know including Phoenix Hair & Make-up, Jason Hall Hairdressing, Enzorosario, Mango Love Hair and Polished.

D&J Ambrose, a stunning award-winning salon in the picturesque village of Pinner, Middlesex takes to the spotlight, and we showcase the amazing talented work of Kay McIntyre and her team at McIntyres in the collections. Enjoy!

Jodie Withers Editor



The Collections

Hair: Kay McIntyre @ McIntyres, Dundee. Photography: John Rawson


McIntyres McIntyres Salons are Dundee’s largest independent hairdressing salon group located in Tayside, in the heart of Scotland. Established over 21 years ago by Kay McIntyre the founder and creative inspiration of the brand, as well as three times ‘Scottish Hairdresser of the Year’ and British Hairdressing Award Hall of Fame member, Kay leads the team and puts a huge emphasis on achieving quality standards whilst delivering natural customer care. McIntyres provide a complete range of hairdressing services to a varied male and female clientele, whether it’s the latest haircut, hair colour, hair extensions or hairstyle you can be assured that McIntyres can provide the look you want in a positive and friendly atmosphere, designed to be relaxing for clients whilst the stylists enjoy a creative environment to achieve the best possible results.

50 Union Street , Dundee, Tayside, Scotland DD1 4BE 01382 202 030


Hair: Kay McIntyre @ McIntyres, Dundee. Photography: John Rawson




Hair: Kay McIntyre @ McIntyres, Dundee. Photography: John Rawson




Hair: Kay McIntyre @ McIntyres, Dundee. Photography: John Rawson




Hair: Kay McIntyre of McIntyres, Dundee. Photography: Jenny Hands




Hair: Kay McIntyre of McIntyres, Dundee. Photography: Jenny Hands



In The 18




D&J Ambrose

The importance of looking good cannot be underestimated in today’s society! D & J Ambrose have the expertise to help create the perfect look for you and your lifestyle. In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere their innovative and professional team of stylists are highly trained to advise both male and female clients on all aspects of hairdressing. The right hairstyle depends on many factors like, the texture of your hair, face shape and image, all considerations which the Ambrose team will discuss with you. The salon offers a full range of colour services from semi permanent, organic and permanent to enhance your natural hair colour. 12 Bridge Street, Pinner, Middlesex HA5 3JE 020 8868 9174



Hair: Darren Ambrose of D&J Ambrose. Photography: Trevor Leighton. Styling: Jackie Ambrose. Make-up: Adam Sidwell



Hair: Jonathan Andrew @ Jamie Stevens Hair. Photography: Jens Wilkholm


What’s Hot? Festival season is in full swing with a myriad of concerts and events taking place up and down the country, and with the full cooperation of the weather it’s definitely that time of year for hair-ups, braids, bandannas, bright nails and luminous skin. Over the next few pages we bring you the latest trends and advice from some of our Good Salon Guide salons including hair-up trends from Phoenix Hair & Make-up and Enzorosario, how-to fishtail braids from Jason Hall Hairdressing, the latest bridal styles and creative work from Mango Love Hair and what’s so now in the world of nail colours and perfect summer skin with the team at Polished.

Everything you need to see you through until autumn!



Hair: Errol Douglas of Errol Douglas, Knightsbridge. Make-up: Lauren Mathis. Styling: Angharad Merrey Photography: Jack Eames


Popular hair-ups for this summer are still those sizzling high buns - just so easy to achieve with a high pony tail and then just wrapping the hair around the top and secure with a bobby pin. Another popular one is a side plait, either fishtail or or just a plait so simple. What’s new out for summer in make-up are MAC Lustre drops – its liquid sun in a bottle with a fabulous luminous finish. Complement this with MAC powder blush duo and lashings of mascara. To finish, use MAC Viva Glam Nicki lip gloss in hot pink.

Pauline Heap Williams of Phoenix Hair and Make Up, Abergele



Hair: Joseph Koniak of Joseph Koniak, London. Stylist: Despi Ziguli. Makeup: Akgun Manisali. Photography: Lakovos Kalaitzakis



Its festival fun right now as the many summer festivals take place around the country, expect simple yet effective up-styles like plaits, braiding and simple accessories to perfect your locks!


Enzorosario Team, Godalming, Surrey




Summer nails and flawless skin by the team at Polished, Dulwich “Beautiful, wellgroomed hands and nails is the first step for the creation of a fashionable look. As in other areas of fashion, this seasons nail trends are very diverse, so you will definitely find something for you! You can choose between natural, non-striking colours, bright and shining lights and strong tones in unusual patterns. Summer 2013 offers us a diverse range of ideas!”

Neon bright When it comes to colourful nail polish it is safe to say that the trends for summer 2013 have stayed traditional. Almost every year bright nails are the MUST HAVE summer colour. Essie has just released her Summer Collection 2013 Neons, which every ‘bright obsessed’ manicure fan has been waiting for from the beginning of May when this collection was first advertised.

Keep it simple Whether it is beauty, hair or nails this season puts the emphasis on simplicity and naturalness. If you take care of your hands and nails but you’re not a fan of bright colours, this trend will definitely suit you. Keep nails short and in the shape of an oval or almond and opt for milk, delicate rose, nude or pale peach nail varnish.

The other option for strong colour lovers is the endless freedom of experimenting with colours, power and style such as red, black, different shades of pink, dark blue, light green, deep purple, gray and white. One up-and-coming nail trend to look out for is metal! You can choose from gold, silver and pearl shades, and look for inspiration from the catwalks of Giles, Elie Saab, Kenzo, Moschino, Jason Wu, Marchesa and Carlos Miele.”

Half-transparent will colours highlight the natural beauty and blend very well with any style of clothing. This trend was spotted on the catwalks of Dior, Valentino, Carolina Herrera, Fendi, Lanvin and Oscar de la Renta.”




Hair: Nissim Zvi at Radiant Hair and Beauty, Bermondsey. Photography: Agata Preyss


All that bling Just like the trends in makeup, fashionable ornaments for nails have appeared this season on the catwalks, especially on Ruffian and Dsquared2. You can choose the colour as you like, and at the very end of one or two nails adorn with sequins, stones or other jewellery applications. This is the next fashion trend of 3D Nails following last year’s caviar nails.”

Every girl wants perfect looking skin for the summer holidays, so before you book any beauty service you should always remember to avoid harsh treatments like IPL Laser Rejuvenation, retinol based services or strong percentage chemical peels until the sun has lost most of its summer strength. Here at Polished we offer a range of facials using the Biodroga Professional product range with enzyme peels and the newest nanocurrent technology. Enzyme peels (like Biodroga facial exfoliator with AHA) allow the skin to renew and rejuvenate cells without harsh intervention. Nano-current technology works like a ‘’gym for the skin cells’’ and helps them to get back to their right shape and structure so skin looks flawless and smooth. Results are usually seen after your first

Polished A-lift Facial, however like with all treatments of this type we highly recommend a session of six to see real results. We also offer a luxury version of our Polished A-Lift Facial for ladies who would like an extra pampering massage and work on their décolleté area. A-lift is designed for mature skin and we use the Golden Caviar Biodroga range in our facial - it refines the skins complexion, flattens wrinkles and helps with the appearance of fine lines. For those who aren’t fans of beauty ‘machinery’ we would recommend a Polished Classic Facial (customized for your skin type) and Polished Teen Skin Facial (for young skin). You will need to follow a beauty routine everyday of cleanse, tone and moisturise, plus add extras to see results. We highly recommend cleansing foams and oils for




Pretty Litter, issue 4 (autumn 2012) - Hair: Simon Webster assisted by Hannah De Frateschi, both of Simon Webster Hair. Styling: Lyssa Rutherford Make-up: Alessia Mancini. Photography: Richard Hanson


the summertime as they not only leave your skin clean and smooth, but they also calm redness and deeply hydrate. Our Biodroga Cleansing Oil leaves skin silky smooth, flawless looking and hydrated – the perfect cleanser for skin after sunbathing!

To even your tan and to get rid of dead skin cells you should use a gentle exfoliator one to three times a week, depending on skin sensitivity and your beauty technician’s recommendation for your skin type. A very effective summer treatment add-on is our Collagen Ampoule - it is a ‘life saver’ for dehydrated tired skin. It moisturises, hydrates deep down in to the cells and leaves your skin plumped and glowing. This treatment is available in most good beauty salons as an add-on. Finally summer moisturising! Your summer moisturiser should be of a lighter consistency than your winter

one - so it doesn’t block the pores. We highly recommend Biodroga Oxygen Range oxygen brightens the skin leaving it radiant and glowing, it also prevents skin from environmental damage and reduces shine. We also advice you stop using heavy makeup in the summer and swap for a light mineral powder. Most importantly of all - SPF30 is a must in the UK at the moment. If you go to hotter countries or have fair skin you should go for SPF 50 straight away. Don’t worry, a high factor will not stop you from getting an amazing tan but it will protect your skin from the negative effects of UVA and UVB light and help prevent sunburn and damage.”




MANGO LOVE HAIR Lauren and Glenn from Mango Love Hair in Durham have been busy showing off their creative skills with their stunning hairups and colouring expertise.

Glenn created a gorgeous colour and finish using wella’s exclusive Colour I.D which allows 3D colour techniques without colours bleeding into one another. Glenn used a warm base with fashion violet triangular panels to add texture whilst also lifting both the colour and the haircut. This summer’s wedding and prom season has been keeping Laura busy. She has been transforming client’s hair into beautiful hair-ups making many a wedding guest and prom queen extremely happy! Mango Love Hair Carr House Drive, Durham 0191 386 3900



Hair: Jason Hall of Jason Hall Hairdressing, Edinburgh. Make-up: Nina Raphaella Morrocco. Photography: Andrew R Moore


PERFECT FISHTAILS The team at Jason Hall Hairdressing show us how to achieve a perfect fishtail braid with their simple step-by-step guide. 1. Pull all hair back into a loose ponytail - secure only with your hand 2. Pull all hair back and split into two even sections 3. Grab a small piece of hair from the nape of the neck from the section on the right side 4. Take the small piece of hair and pull it out to the right and over the ponytail on the right and under the ponytail on the left. 5. Repeat on the other side 6. Keep braiding, taking the small piece of hair from the outside of each ponytail 7. Keep the sections neat and the size of them similar 8. Be sure to keep it tight or it won’t stay in 9. Continue until there is no more to braid and secure with a hair band 10. If you want a messier look gently pull each section


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PROFILES As featured in Hairstyles Only Simon Webster Hair, East Sussex HOB Leeds, West Yorkshire LAFHAB, West Yorkshire Felda Health Fitness and Spa, County Louth Urban Hair, Ayrshire



Hair: Akin Konizi @ HOB Salons. Photography: Jenny Hands

Opening the door to the world of celebrity hair and welcoming you to styling that stands out from the rest, HOB Salons Leeds is now home to hairstylist of the stars, Shabaz Hussain, who takes the reins as your new Franchisee. Situated in the prime location of Duncan Street in the bustling city centre, Shabaz brings 12 years of industry experience to his role. His CV is bursting with a vast array of work which includes the TV show Coleen’s Real Women, styling the hair of many a footballers’ wife and celebrities such as Jade Jagger and superstar Lady Gaga, through to fragrance campaigns and London and Milan Fashion Week for various designers. With Shabaz you can rest assured that you are in the hands that will leave no hair untamed. The sumptuous salon surroundings with on-trend décor depicts the vast range of up-to-date services available, including seasonal fashion colours such as balayage, dip-dye and pastel hair. Unwind and indulge in the only branch in the north from the award-winning hairdressing group where your stylist and technician will give you an in-depth consultation discussing your eye colour, natural skin tone and personal style to ensure you leave with a look tailored to you. Open seven days a week and just moments from your door, book your appointment at HOB Salons Leeds now to look and feel fabulous.

12 Duncan Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DL T: 0113 243 5555 Branches at: Amersham, Baker Street, Barnet, Brent Cross (HOB Man), Bushey, Camden, Elstree, Gerrards Cross, Hatch End, Hertford, Loughton, Leeds, Mill Hill, Northwood, Potters Bar, Radlett, Rickmansworth, Ruislip, Stanmore, Southgate, St. Albans, Temple Fortune, West Hampstead, Whetstone. 40



LEEDS ACADEMY FOR HAIRDRESSING AND BARBERING LEEDS • WEST YORKSHIRE Leeds Academy for Hairdressing and Barbering (LAFHAB) was established in 2011 by husband and wife Beverley and Keith Boseley-Yemm. The academy was opened through a disappointment in the calibre of college trained job applicants. Since then the duo have put a package together that offers high quality training in both theory and practical, making sure students are job ready once the course is complete. LAFHAB’s mission is to be regarded as an outstanding training establishment within the community, offering a wide range of VTCT-accredited Awards, Certificates and NVQ Diploma courses, as well as being a leading Habia Member School. They have also separately secured a sub-contract agreement with Central Training Group, one of the UK’s largest training providers, as a result of which they offer apprenticeships in hairdressing and barbering. With insurance companies now starting to demand qualifications for stylists/barbers (regardless of experience), it is now more important than ever that those wishing to sustain a career in hairdressing or barbering achieve recognised qualifications. For this LAFHAB have an RPL policy which can take into account industry experience. Recently LAFHAB have added a number of VTCTaccredited Learning & Development courses to their vast prospectus. These include a Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (AG30200), and a Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (AG4022). Funding is also available for the Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Learning and Development (AA30051). 76 Kirkgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7DJ T: 01132457439 E:



SIMONWEBSTERHAIR Simon Webster Hair offers luxury services, stunning interiors and exceptional client care within their threestory boutique salon. Husband and wife team, Simon and Sophie Webster, have created a salon that reflects the quirky uniqueness of Brighton with a high-class finish; elegant, eclectic and a little eccentric. 16 Gardner Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1UP T: 01273 605 577 E: 42

Simon was one of the first L’Oreal ID Artists and specialises in session-styling for runway and photographic shoots for the fashion and music industries, having worked for Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood and has had work featured in British and Italian Vogue. Simon Webster Hair (SWH) is situated in the heart of Brighton’s bustling North Laine area, noted for its trendy boutiques, antiques market and independent cafes. The salon interior consists of rockabilly blue paint, black flocked feature walls and aged oak-effect flooring. The walls are adorned with vintage features and original artworks. The leather furniture is rich purple with ornate silver-leafed mirrors and embossed silver cabinets lining the workstations. Although large and airy, SWH has a cosy feel and exudes decadence without feeling stuffy or cluttered. On the ground floor you will find the cream and gold art deco reception area, complete with an original 1930s leopard print sofa and three main cutting stations. To the back of the reception is the ‘faffing room’,


Hair: SWH Team @ Styling: Stevie Jelbart Make-up: Xoe Kingsley & Alessia Mancini Photography: Kevin Mason @

a dedicated area for retouching make-up and playing with your new hairdo. A black staircase leads you to the first floor which has another three stations, two backwash areas and a black velvet chaise longue. Continuing up to the top floor is the private styling room with two independent backwashes and two workstations, ideal for wedding parties, group bookings and personal services such as wig-cutting. In their first year of opening the salon gained five-star status from the Good Salon Guide, and two of the team reached the national finals of the L’Oreal Colour Trophy 2013; Men’s Image Award and Young Colourist Award. The collective of stylists and colourists that make up the SWH Team have a diversity of styles and specialism’s encompassing both men’s and women’s bespoke contemporary and vintage work, razor cutting and Afro hair. The team are united in their passion, creativity and professionalism for their craft, providing

thorough in-chair education to ensure clients are able to recreate their styles at home with knowledge of the products and techniques used in-salon. The salon also holds client workshops and 1:1 tutorials demonstrating styling techniques, latest trends and product use. As an Icon salon for Bumble and bumble, Simon Webster Hair stocks the complete product range, as well as Layrite pomades, having been given exclusive retail rights by Hawleywoods barbers in Los Angeles to stock the traditional gents’ styling product, thanks to the salons established reputation for male grooming and vintage styling. L’Oreal Professionnel provides the salon’s colour, including the ammonia-free INOA range. With a reputation for its personal service, quality styling and recognition nationwide and locally, this salon is a real Brighton gem, where every client is treated like an old friend. Why go anywhere else?


Ken Finegan, BA (Hons), MFA Newspics Photography, Co. Louth

Sometimes we forget how important it is to slow down and take a break from the stresses and strains of modern life. Felda Spa offers you the ideal place to do just that. As a Five Star salon this provides a ringing endorsement of the reputation the spa has attained since opening in 2004 in the towns foremost fitness and health club.

Felda Health Fitness & Spa is a warm, peaceful oasis where you can avail yourself of a wide variety of treatments to help de-stress, unwind and revitalise, all of which are available to both men and woman. These treatments are provided by a highly qualified and experienced team of therapists headed by Manageress Jacqui McDonald, who has 28 years experience in the business. One of Felda Spa’s most popular treatments is their Signature Special; luxurious hot oil back and scalp massage combined with a refresher facial and complementary refreshments to be enjoyed afterwards in the Tranquillity Suite, all of which costs only €55! The spa is open seven days a week and offers four late nights which makes it suitable for those with busy lives to set aside time for themselves. Felda Spa has 12 beautiful treatment rooms all specially equipped to provide their customers with that special spa experience, and is also open to non-Felda gym members. For more information on Felda Spa’s special offers, pamper days and packages, check out their Facebook page, pick up their brochure, or phone and talk to any of the spa therapists.

Dublin Road, Dundalk, Blackrock, County Louth T: 0429 322 688 • E: • 44



URBAN HAIR Urban Hair is an award-winning contemporary salon located in Cumnock, offering affordable prices with an excellent and professional service in all aspects of hairdressing.

Specialising in precision cutting and colour, Urban Hair was founded in 2006 and has been steadily growing ever since. Salon owner Marlene Lamont attributes the success of her salon to commitment, hard work and a passion for the craft that is shared by her team. Marlene’s philosophy is that education and passion creates knowledge and confidence, which helps her staff to have self-belief in themselves and the work that they do.

The team at Urban Hair understand the importance of working with you to create the perfect, manageable style to suit you and your lifestyle. This is reflected in their customer service where, on your arrival, you’ll receive a warm welcome from friendly stylists who will listen to your needs and discuss which style you’d like.

The atmosphere at Urban Hair is friendly and approachable, a place where clients feel at ease but confident in the knowledge that the team have. It has been mentioned by clients before that all the salon needs is a bar and a dance floor and it would be the perfect night-out. A salon where clients feel they can meet for a catch-up and a giggle.

46-48 Glaisnock Street, Cumnock, Ayrshire KA18 1BY

There is no doubt Urban Hair is ahead of its game and is well worth a visit next time you’re in town.

T: 01290 425 911



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The best salons in the UK and Ireland

023 9229 5000 (UK) • 1890 946 661 (Ireland) •

Orlagh Maye Salon Orlagh Maye Salon is a trendy, upbeat and energetic salon situated in Lurgan, County Armagh, offering an excellent and professional service in all aspects of beauty at affordable prices. Having been established for five years Orlagh Maye Salon has gained an impressive client following, many of whom travel to the salon for the expert and specialist eyebrow treatments the team offer. Orlagh Maye was the first salon in the area to introduce the ancient art of threading, with salon owner, Orlagh Maye, being trained by the renowned threading specialist Neelu White. Orlagh has clients travelling from all over to experience having their brows reshaped to suit their individual features. Brows are the salon’s speciality from threading, brow rehab and 3D brows to semi permanent brows - Orlagh and her team are the eyebrow doctors! These specialist skills can be seen in the salons numerous awards which include the Magners Lite Style Awards for Best Salon, Sterex Electrologist of the Year as well as awardwinning nail technicians who provide one stroke nail art and flawless gel nail treatments in a wide range of colours. Also for you cosmetic queens out there, Orlagh Maye offers a fabulous brand of make-up called Harlotte, developed by Australian make-up artist Michelle Crofts. Orlagh Maye is the only distributor of this boutique brand outside of Australia which specialises in nude lips and smoky eyes. You can find an extensive list of services at or for exclusive offers and promotions; check out Orlagh Maye Salon on Facebook.

54 Union Street, Lurgan, County Armagh BT66 8EB T: 028 383 44573 •

Hair By Shelley Situated in Bangor town centre and adjacent to Bangor Castle Park, sits Hair By Shelley, a barber shop created from the love of the city it inhabits and its young and funky residents. Hair by Shelley owner, Shelley Forsythe, has been in the hair industry for nine years and is extremely passionate about making her clients happy. Shelley and her team create perfection every time with meticulous attention to detail, adapting their client’s appearances and creating stunning haircuts that influence their overall image. At Hair by Shelley all requests are catered for, from hair tattoos to bespoke styles and funky colours. Extra care is given to each client so they can leave the salon with complete peace of mind knowing that their cut is technically perfect and is the correct style to suit them as an individual. The salon interior features stencils of Banksy’s artwork which is displayed around the salon. The atmosphere is energetic, chatty and upbeat where clients are urged to sit back and take full advantage of the free entertainment that is on offer. Hair by Shelley is open five days a week and can open until 8pm or later if requested, another personal touch added by Shelley herself. Experience the ultimate in barbering with a visit to Hair by Shelley today.

70 Abbey Street, Bangor, County Down BT20 4JB T: 07541 286 022 • E:


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Hair: Kieran O’Gorman Hair, Beauty & Day Spa.

HAIR DOCTOR Our experts advise on your latest hair dilemmas


GREY HAIR solution “I have H been

using Just for Men for many years but it’s not covering my greys. What’s the best thing to do now?”


Hair@ Gareth Clark Hair for Men, Oxfordshire.

i there, I have a grey birth mark on my head which I have been dying since I was 18 using Just For Men. I’m now 40 and have more grey hairs that I want to hide and make it look natural. I have found that Just For Men looks ginger on grey hair. Will this be different if I go to a salon? What’s the best thing to do now? Anon, UK


“Firstly you need to decide what is best for you, when guys have an all over colour the maintenance of keeping the hair that colour is quite high. If your hair is going grey is this disguising your birthmark? If this is the case it may be time for a silver fox to shine through. Grey/Silver haired men are a fair bit more stylish now with famous figures such as George Clooney, Paul Weller and Matt Le Blanc all showing of their silver locks. If you have a good haircut that suits your face shape that you can maintain and style yourself without any issues, then this will give you the confidence to throw away any dye bottle.

“Despite this you may still want to colour your hair, if so this may help you. “I would always recommend that when having any colour done that you go to a reputable colour technician. This is for several reasons, the main one being that the colour is then tailored to what you need. When colouring white/grey hair you will need to have what is known as a base colour added to your colour, this allows the colour to grab on to your hair. When purchasing a “shop brought colour” this is made on mass so is not tailored to your hairs needs. A good colour technician will give you a complimentary consultation. With this the colour technician will do a skin test to see if you react to the colour. They will also take a small amount of hair so they can test the colour on your hair. This checks to see if the colour is compatible (some shop brought colours contain metallic salts, if these are on your hair it is really essential that this is found before going ahead with a full head colour). They may try different peroxides, colour and base combinations or may even


look at pre-pigmenting the hair to avoid any unwanted tones coming through. “The style of the hair and how you wear it would also have a massive factor on how quick the regrowth shows. For example if you have a quiff at the front of your hair, your hairline is immediately exposed for people to see your regrowth. A textured loose haircut will disguise the hairlines. Again a good barber will talk through your options with you and go through some pictures of what is best suited for you. “Thanks for your question and if you need any other advice please feel free to email me on” Kind regards, Daniel Davies, General Manager of Pall Mall Barbers, London


HAIR LOSS advice “Since H having my roots retouched I am


a large amount of hair loss!”

i, I have just had my roots retouched as I have a lot of grey, but when the hairdresser rinsed it off a lot of my hair fell out mostly on the crown and on the sides. It is very upsetting for me as you can now see my scalp! Please help me. Will it grow back? I dare not touch it again, and with my grey coming through I dare not even go out. This is really affecting me, please help! Thank you, Elaine, York

EXPERT ADVICE “Dear Elaine, “I am so sorry to hear about your situation. It is important to make sure that your salon is aware of your situation, and ideally for them to have a look to see what has happened! “It is my experience that hair always does grow back, but it is always best to see a specialist such as a trichologist to see if there are any further symptoms that could have caused this to happen.


Hair: Jamie Stevens of Jamie Stevens Hair. Photography: Jens Wilkholm

“Generally, if you are having darker colours put through I have never experienced this to be a cause of hair loss. It would normally be if the hair is overprocessed by bleach. “I am confident that if you were to get your hair re-coloured it would not make it fall out further, but it is better to be safe than sorry - a skin and a strand test would be advised. “I wish you all the luck in resolving your situation,” Joseph Koniak, Artistic Director of Joseph Koniak and Eleven Hair, London



“This sounds like a problem that needs to be addressed by a medical professional. I have never heard of a colour making hair fallout from the root. If it is bleach then I have come across it breaking off close to the scalp because of poor application and over processing. “I wouldn’t have your hair coloured again until you seek advice from your doctor.” John Clark, Head of Colour at Brooks+Brooks, London


Blonde to Grey “I’m H thinking

of going blonde with fine highlights so I can eventually go all over grey. Is this the best way to go?”


i there, I have long dark hair but I am completely grey around my temples/face, hairline and on top - about 30%. Normally I colour it dark brown but I feel I would like to go older as I’m in my mid 50s. I thought about going blonde with fine streaks so eventually I can go all over grey.


“You are on the right track! Light, fine blonde highlights are the perfect way to camouflage your white hair and it is definitely a great way to eventually let the white hair take over in time.

What would you suggest? I am very fair skinned and blue eyed.

“Go for it! Have a new modern cut to give you a new look and you’re on your way to what you want to achieve.

Thank you,

“Good luck with the new you.”

Anon, UK

Pierre Alexandre of Pierre Alexandre, Manchester

Hair: Joseph Koniak of Joseph Koniak, London. Stylist: Despi Ziguli. Makeup: Akgun Manisali. Photography: Lakovos Kalaitzakis



“Embracing grey is very liberating and it doesn’t mean that once you do it you have to stay grey! “With your colouring I think that highlighting the grey areas around your face would be a great statement. Fine highlights in an ash based blonde with a cool brunette shade would be a very nice way to start the ball rolling into letting your white hair shine through. “Remember to start using a silver shampoo; I like L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Silver. This will make your new colour glow!” John Clark, Head of Colour at Brooks+Brooks, London


FIXING layers! “What’s

the best approach to fixing badly done layers?”

Dear Hair Doctor, I just got my hair cut and the layers are so blunt and poorly done that it looks like I have shoulder length hair with 15cm extensions underneath, even though it’s all my real hair! I want to keep my overall hair length long if possible, but I can’t stand the awful layers. What’s the best approach to fixing this? Anon, UK


“You probably don’t want to hear this but, the only way to get rid of what I can only imagine to be a slightly mullitty hair cut is to lose some length and create more weight throughout the length. If this is too traumatic you can always add some extensions to fill those layers back out.” Vanessa Essack, Artistic Director at Paul Edmonds


Hair & Make-up: El Turco, Beverley. Clothes Design & Photography: Hull School of Art and Design


“Your face shape should dictate the internal shape of your hair. To me it sounds like there has been a band of weight cut into the hair, this is technically called, graduation, a build up of weight. So, what you need is to try and blend this line out, keeping the length, which would be a layer or some sort. The bluntness could be refined gently to remove that fresh end look, ‘blunt’. As much as you don’t want layers, it’s the only way to blend these heavy areas into a more conventional shape.” Nelson Brown, Browns



“This really depends on what you want from your hair, if it’s the volume created by the layers that you don’t like then unfortunately my suggestion would be to try and remove the length and create a one length shape. However if you are enjoying having more volume and texture, then relayering the layers to create a less top heavy shape would be the best solution to your problem, although you may have to lose some of the length to make this blend into a more natural style.” Andrea Martinelli, HOB Salons Creative Team Member



Hair: Chris Wallbank Hairdressing Photography: Rebecca Hull Photography

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NELSON BROWN Nelson Brown of browns in Dumfries took to the stage in an education day at Kilmarnock College for a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course. Nelson taught a class of up-and-coming hairstylists the latest techniques, trends and how to tips and tricks of the trade - who better to learn from than award-winning stylist and fashion week regular Nelson Brown




CHARLES CLARKE Charles Clarke Launch Professional Barber Shears Range



harles Clarke Gent’s Hairdressing have launched their Professional Barber Shears range “Caladbolg” with the Warrior 6.0” Offset Scissor. The shears are quality made; hand forged and made to order. They are crafted from the purest lightweight J440c Japanese steel and finished with a hardened convex edge. The Caladabolg range are designed to provide

today’s modern barber with a versatile, durable and excessively hardworking all round scissor to tackle the many tasks in a busy salon. A 6.0” thinning scissor will also be released within the next 3-4 weeks. For more information contact Charles Clarke: Tel: 049 952 4647 Email:




Launch Breakfast Club The Breakfast Club is the place to rendezvous.


Hailing from Bermondsey, South London, awardwinning Radiant Hair & Beauty Salon launch their first ever Breakfast Club. Within five minutes of London’s capital this elite service is available by appointment only. For the cosmopolitan woman who is caught up in the dayto-day activities of work, the Breakfast Club caters to her needs and offers head to toe pampering available at daybreak.

From 7am every day, the professional woman who needs to be groomed for that important city appointment or a woman of leisure who wants to be pampered before the lunch rush, Radiant Hair & Beauty Salon is the place for you. Serving freshly warm hot croissants, rich coco adorned with marshmallows and an assortment of breakfast delights, The Breakfast Club is the place to rendezvous.



ANDREW COLLINGE Talks Apprenticeships on the BBC Good Salon Guide member and top hairdresser Andrew Collinge recently appeared on a BBC documentary talking about the value of apprenticeships.



ndrew was asked to contribute to the programme Apprentice for a Day, a BBC learning documentary highlighting the best apprenticeships available to young people in the UK. The BBC followed Andrew who shared his thoughts on apprenticeships being key to the future of hairdressing. Andrew said, “I believe an

Hair: Russell Crane at Brooks+Brooks, London. Photography: Yusuke Miyazaki

apprentice with the right attitude could set themselves up for life. The vast majority of people who do a hairdressing apprenticeship go on to fulltime employment.� Andrew Collinge has two dedicated academies, both awarded Ofsted Grade 1 status, and responsible for around 200 apprentices working towards an NVQ Level 2 and 3.




Finalises in Creative HEAD’s Most Wanted Awards Caroline Sanderson of Ego Hair Design is a finalist in this year’s Most Wanted Awards in the Business Thinker category.


he awards, which are organised and hosted by Creative HEAD, are designed to celebrate excellence across a multitude of hairdressing disciplines. Each category winner receives a bespoke Most Wanted trophy, an exclusive gift from the category sponsor, and a year-long programme of publicity in Creative HEAD and its associated titles. This year’s awards will take place on Monday 2nd September in Central London.

EGO HAIR DESIGN Receives Four Nominations for the British Hairdressing Business Awards


Caroline Sanderson of Ego Hair Design in Inverness, Scotland is one happy salon owner after receiving four nominations in this year’s British Hairdressing Business Awards. The British Hairdressing Business Awards reward and recognise individuals and salons that excel in the business of professional hairdressing. Ego Hair Design

Hair: Sarah Roberts of Sarah Roberts, London. Make-up: Lauren Christy. Photography: Darren Woolway

has been nominated in four categories which include Marketing, Salon of the Year, Manager of the Year and Business Director. Ego’s nominations are a great way to acknowledge the professionalism and skills of everyone in the team. The British Hairdressing Business Awards will take place on Monday 9th September at The Lancaster London.




New Partnership With Calm


acks of London have chosen CALM as their official charity for the year. CALM stands for Campaign Against Living Miserably. The Campaign Against Living Miserably exists to prevent male suicide, the leading killer of young men in the UK. CALM is a campaign and a service for men, about men and focused on men. They offer support and information to men via their website and through their helpline and texting service open seven evenings a week.


At Jacks of London we believe we have the opportunity to help CALM promote their message to our large male audience, generate awareness for their services and in turn help to reduce male suicide in the UK. We would also like to help raise funds for the charity to assist them in continuing their good work. Each of our five stores held an event on the 14th and 16th June to launch our partnership with CALM. Promotional materials and copies of CALM’s magazine

were displayed around the salon, whilst our staff swapped their usual uniforms for t-shirts with the CALM slogan,‘Save the Male’, and each made a small contribution to the charity for their ‘mufti’ day. Donation boxes were also placed in-store for clients to make a donation if they wished. To find out more about CALM visit http://www.thecalmzone. net. If you wish to make a donation visit the Jacks of London donation page www. or make a donation in any of our five stores.


CALM STATS • 76% of suicides* in the UK are male. • Suicide is the biggest killer of young men in the UK - bigger than road accidents, murder and HIV/AIDS combined. • 3 young men kill themselves every day. • 12 men kill themselves every day. • The highest suicide rate is in Men aged 35-49. • Currently the highest rates of male suicide in England & Ireland are in the 35-39, 40-44 and 45-49 age groups. • In the United Kingdom, suicide is defined as deaths given an underlying cause of intentional self-harm or injury/poisoning of undetermined intent. ** Source: ONS, 2011


Alfaparf Select Sean Taaffe as Official Collaborative Partner for their Pure Illusions Campaign


ulti Award-Winning Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty Group have been selected by Alfaparf Milano, the renowned Italian luxury hair product and education company, as official collaborative partner for their new “Pure Illusions” national campaign. The official hair industry trade launch of ‘Pure Illusions’ was held in the Europe Hotel, Killarney on Sunday 23rd of June and attended by over 60 hairdressers from all over the country. The selection of the Sean Taaffe Group for this prestigious project is testament to the group’s standing nationally and its ongoing dedication to innovation, creativity and quality standards within the industry.

Sean Taaffe, MD of the Sean Taaffe Group commented, “The Sean Taaffe Hair Group was delighted to be asked to front Alfaparf’s new colour campaign. The task involved putting together a collection of new colour techniques for the coming season and then working with the Alfaparf Team to professionally film the process and techniques to produce the “Pure Illusions” DVD. The national roll-out of the DVD commenced at the Europe Hotel launch last Sunday. The Sean Taaffe team will also be launching it at an industry event in Dublin and Belfast in the coming two weeks. It’s exciting as ‘Pure Illusions’ was completely filmed in our Killarney Salon, and on location in the Europe Hotel. It is an incredible vote of confidence by one of Europe’s premier hair product companies, Alfaparf, in the professional ability of the Sean Taaffe Team.” Ger Hand of Alfaparf, Ireland commented, “Pure Illusions is a collaboration between the Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty Group and Alfaparf.


The techniques shown in the DVD, and the step by step processes, are designs selected from many weeks of creation by the staff of Sean Taaffe’s group. Alfaparf used Sean Taaffe’s Killarney Salon & Academy to shoot the DVD and the Europe Hotel as the location for our joint partnership on this project. Many thanks to Karah Connolly at the Sean Taaffe Group, our production manager on this project, and a special thanks to all the 50 plus staff that have put forward their ideas to make ‘Pure Illusions’ happen.” The Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty Group was established as a one man operation in Killorglin in 1989 and today has state of the art salons in Killorglin and Killarney and in the heart of Tralee town. The Sean Taaffe Group employs 42 dedicated and highly trained professionals over its seven businesses throughout Kerry. Download the Sean Taaffe App from itunes - or visit



PAUL PHILLIPS OF CHOPP Showcases at MHD Asian Launch O’Gorman Hair


he launch of MyHairDressers (MHD) at the 8th Asian Hairdresser Festival in Shanghai, China proved a phenomenal success with a stage invasion leading to extra security and teaching workshops mobbed. The launch, which took place this week, was also the inaugural event for the newly appointed MHD Global Show Team: Stacey Broughton, Steve Turner and Paul Phillips; supported by MHD CEO Mark Butcher and MHD China’s Suiki Lor, Gary Woo and the team at the Debut Academy. Stacey Broughton and Steve Turner worked tirelessly, prepping over 20 models with the team at Debut Academy to showcase work influenced and inspired by that on the MHD website. It proved to be the busiest stage at the event and was ambushed by the crowd resulting in 12 security guards being called in and a three-foot steel barricade erected to ensure the safety of the on-stage team! Meanwhile in a separate classroom adjacent to the


stand, Paul Phillips of Chopp worked with over 100 students throughout the event and did an amazing job showcasing the power of MHD’s revolutionary teaching system ‘See-Do-Stop-Check’ – the power is in the pause. Mark Butcher said, “I’m completely overwhelmed by the reaction to MHD in China. It’s an honour to bridge the hairdressing education gap between East and West and to launch the world’s largest online hairdressing education site to the most powerful country on the planet! I owe a huge thank you to MHD COO Jo Lincoln who has worked tirelessly with the team in China for the last two years to bring this to fruition and also Tim Hartley and Dove Palmer, who supported us at the launch.” Suiki Lor added, “We could not have envisaged better results from a team who were working together as one for the very first time – and so it can only get better. The audience here adored everything we offered from MHD China and

we attracted crowds second only to the main stage, which was about 20 times bigger than our stand! “I have to say thanks to our team in China who worked so hard during the event, before and after: my assistants Inam Yong, Eric Wong and Yao Yao, our MHD China ground team member Aric Z. Ding who doubled as translator for Stacey and Steve, and our regular translator Azure Liu who translated for Paul during the See-Do-StopCheck sessions. All worked so hard with lots of enthusiasm and without any breaks! “Also to Miao Weichang, who worked along with our helpers TianHau, Xiao Qi, our Technology consultant Zhou Zhong, who was there to troubleshoot logon/subscribe issues, Peter and Thomas Wang from Wakeup – who is the current Wella TrendVision Word Champion; staff from the Debut Academy and finally, Hiki Wang and Wallis Wang from”



THE FRINGE Big Win For The Fringe At The Aberdeen Trend Magazine Awards


The Fringe in Laurencekirk has been awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ title in The Excellence in Hairdressing category at The Aberdeen Trend Magazine ‘Life With Style’ Awards. The awards were held at the Marcliffe Hotel and Spa and were hosted by Alex Flemming. Speaking of the win, The Fringe owner Carrie Ritchie said, “We are

absolutely delighted as the competition was high and receiving this has put our wee village of Laurencekirk firmly on the map. The feedback from this has been fantastic and along with our Four Stars from the Good Salon Guide we seem to be going from strength to strength - a great year so far.”



ARROCCA HAIRDRESSING TRAINING All the students who attended Arrocca’s training day are hoping to continue with Arrocca for their VRQs.



rrocca Hairdressing Training in Berkhamsted recently delivered a presentation at Cavendish Secondary School in Hemel Hempstead to students who are interested in a career in the hairdressing industry. Ciente’s Designer Stylist and Educator Samantha Makepeace, who has been at Ciente since a Saturday girl through to her

apprenticeship and Level 2 qualification, was indeed an ex Cavendish pupil herself, so felt this was befitting for her to explain and share her experience and skills with the up-and-coming stylists of tomorrow.



CODE HAIR CONSULTANTS Code Hair Consultants are Shortlisted in the Creative HEAD It List Awards


aura Bull, salon owner of Code Hair Consultants, and her team are celebrating after being shortlisted in the Creative HEAD It List Awards in the Entrepreneur category. Creative HEAD’s It List Awards shine the spotlight on young UK hair stars aged 30 or under. Presented by Creative HEAD and exclusively sponsored by hair superstar ghd, the It List celebrates hairdressing’s brightest young talents. Now in its fourth year and with six exciting categories the 2013 competition seeks out skill, ambition, new creative thinking, entrepreneurial spirit, and the kind of fashion awareness that keeps the hair industry moving forward. The Entrepreneur category which Laura is nominated for celebrates salon owners with


Hair: Keith Kane. Photography: Jim Crone

bright new ideas. The winner will take home a bespoke It List trophy, a mentoring day and photo shoot with Zoë Irwin, courtesy of ghd, as well as a year-long programme of publicity in Creative HEAD and its associated titles. The grand final will take place on Monday 2nd September at The Natural History Museum in London. Laura has also previously won many industry awards including Best Hair Salon in the East of England at the 2013 English Hair and Beauty Awards and winning the Excellence in Customer Service Award at the 2012 Waveney Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. Adding the It List Award to her portfolio will make her hairdressing career and future even brighter.



NELSON BROWN Nelson Brown participates in Fashion East’s 10th Menswear Installation



elson Brown of browns in Dumfries recently participated in Fashion East’s 10th Menswear Installation, a new line-up of emerging designer presentations and hosting Meadham Kirchhoff’s menswear presentation for the third season. Considered the seedbed of London’s most promising menswear talent, Fashion East introduces an

exciting edit of ones to watch. The styling team, led by Session Expert James Pecis who Nelson has worked alongside for the last four years, didn’t fail to disappoint. The hair was styled to represent the 90s good boy vs. bad boy look. As always Nelson brings the fashion trends he works on back to his salon in Dumfries & Galloway for his clients.



HOB Salons HOB Southgate Gets Festival Fever

The Festival Season is upon us and not ones to miss out on the fun, HOB Salons Southgate jumped at the chance to get involved in their local community day on Saturday the 20th of July. Opening their shop front to the Southgate Festival goers, the team extended their services to the street providing exclusive GHD styling, Colour Rapture extensions and hair chalking, ensuring those who indulged left with that special HOB Salons touch to their tresses. And that’s not all they walked away with! Guests


Hair: Michelle Lawley at Royston Blythe. Photography: Alex Styles

were given a goody bag including HOB Vouchers and Alterna products. Keen to give Southgate the service they deserve from their local hairdressing haven, this expert team also offered a one-off discount on GHD’s! Speaking on the event HOB Southgate Franchisee Bobbi Alba said “Getting involved in local community events such as the Southgate Festival is always great. Working with the local businesses and the residents of the area was fantastic, and it was such a fun day - looking forward to being part of it next year too!”



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