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ISSUE 9. AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2016.

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he hair and beauty industry never stops innovating and moving forward – that’s why we love it! At SalonNV we always try and speak with the movers and shakers who are at the forefront of its development and we think we’ve outdone ourselves in this issue. As he aims to be named British Hairdresser of the Year for a record fifth time, we spoke with the Creative Director behind HOB Salons, Akin Konizi. An icon of British hair, his brand have opened 26 salons across the UK and Akin even helped design the new Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer. Amazing stuff. Over the past couple of months we’ve seen two of our favourite brands team up once again to bewitch us with their talents – FUDGE Professional and Mazella&Palmer. I was in Manchester to see their Core Collective show, an amazing collaboration showcasing the latest cutting and colouring techniques. After which I caught up with Jean-Baptiste Mazella himself to talk all things M&P. We’re also gearing up for the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards, the biggest night of the year for the hair and beauty industry north of the border and we’re proud and delighted to be sponsoring it once again. If you’re coming to join us for the festivities then make sure to read our red carpet feature – we don’t

want any wardrobe malfunctions! And if you want the perfect tan then Fake Bake’s James Harknett, ‘the Tom Ford of self-tanning’, has just the product for you! Sustainability is the one of the world’s biggest issues and one company that is doing more than anyone to tackle it is Davines, where we went Behind the Brand with Creative Director Angelo Seminara. Top session stylist Sophie Harris-Greenslade spoke to us about how she got to the pinnacle of a career so many aspire to, while our Beauty Salon of the Month Sleeping Beauty Salons have shown how to start off small and still become an awardwinning franchise. Our business experts are at it again with more knowledgeable articles on opening a second salon and the best software to expand your customer base. I haven’t even scratched the surface of what is another packed issue with all the latest news, hottest products, and every bit of information you need to know about surviving in the hair and beauty industry within these covers! Enjoy!

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NEWS FEATURES INDUSTRY NEWS

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14 RED CARPET READY

INDUSTRY BODIES

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16 FUDGE CORE COLLECTIVE

SCOTTISH HAIR AND 10 BEAUTY AWARDS

PRODUCTS

18 MAZELLA&PALMER 22 FAKE BAKE’S JAMES HARKNETT 23 HIGH DEFINITION NAILS

EDITOR’S CHOICE

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HAIR

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HAIR EXTENSIONS

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SKIN & MAKE-UP

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44 SESSION STYLIST: SOPHIE

NAILS, HANDS & FEET

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BODY, TANNING & WAXING

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46 BEHIND THE BRAND: DAVINES

FURNITURE 36 DETOX, WELLBEING & AESTHETIC BEAUTY

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BUSINESS LIZ MCKEON: SELF-DISCIPLINE

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THE CARETAKER EMIL MCMAHON

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BOOSTING CLIENTELE

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SALON SOFTWARE

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OPENING A SECOND SALON 52

40 SLEEPING BEAUTY SALONS 42 HOB SALON’S AKIN KONIZI

58 TAKING CARE OF COLOURED HAIR 60 HALLOWEEN 70 MALE GROOMING 72 MEN’S HAIRDRESSER OR BARBER?

TRAINING 74 ACADEMY OF THE MONTH: WESTROW ACADEMY 76 AUG/SEPT TRAINING DATES

INSPIRING UK & IRELAND SALON SUCCESS

CONTENTS ISSUE 9 | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2016

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President Obama calls on Jane Wurwand’s expertise Jane Wurwand, Founder and Chief Visionary of Dermalogica and the brand’s social impact initiative, FITE has been named by President Obama as an ambassador at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) initiative was launched and established by President Obama in April 2014 and is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between American entrepreneurs and the White House. As part of their commitment,

PAGE members develop Signature Entrepreneurship Initiatives designed to inspire entrepreneurs, expand networks and global exposure of existing entrepreneurs, or increase deal-flow between investors and entrepreneurs. Jane was appointed alongside other brand founders and company CEOs with the goal to join together their energy, ideas, and experience to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs at home and abroad.

Hair by S J Forbes celebrates first year in the business Hair by S J Forbes, the award-winning, independent hairdressing salon in Egham, Surrey is celebrating its first birthday after a successful 12 months for the brand. The first of directors Hayley Gibson-Forbes and Sean J McElhill’s salon portfolio, it was a finalist in the prestigious British Hairdressing Business Awards Independent Salon Business Newcomer category and a second salon is set to open in Windsor, Surrey in August. The directors said: “We are delighted to have had such a fantastic first year in our Egham salon and are thrilled at what a successful twelve months it’s been.”

Gatsby & Miller receive acclaim Gatsby & Miller has been voted Best Hair Salon in the Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire area in the Middy Stilettos Awards 2016. As the biggest lifestyle blog in Oxon & Bucks, receiving a Muddy Stiletto is a great achievement for the salon who are also in the process of releasing its new hair care line R+Co. “We are so proud of our team, who continually go beyond to deliver excellent service standards, this award is a reminder of their teamwork and effort,” said salon director Julie Church.

Fudge to keep curls in fashion with new product launches

Eyebrow launch Salon System have launched a brand new in-salon concept for beauty and hair salons, offering professionals a complete three stage brow treatment with their Marvelbrow products. The new extensive Marvelbrow Eyebrow system is designed to sculpt, colour, and correct unruly and over-tweezed brows. The concept combines a scientific approach to brow shaping with treatments to sculpt, define, lengthen, and thicken for a more natural youthful appearance. With brows an ever growing sector of the beauty industry, this is sure to increase retail opportunities for professionals. 6 | SalonNV Magazine

Fudge have announced two new products to join their ever-growing portfolio this September. Curve Maker and Curve Recovery were launched at a sophisticated breakfast event at the Rosewood hotel in London, where all the movers and shakers in the industry were on hand to witness London School of Barbering’s Michael Kontos and session stylist Alexis Day demonstrate the products’ impressive results. With curls bang on trend, Fudge have come along with these new products at just the right time so keep your eyes peeled for their release.


Holmes-Patel honoured The High Definition Beauty Group is delighted to announce that Co-Founder and CEO, Nilam Holmes-Patel, has won the Woman of the Year SME Business (start-up to £10million turnover) Award. With more than 20 years’ experience in the beauty industry as a brow stylist, Nilam has built an extensive and high-profile portfolio of work, including major music videos, movies and TV work, resulting in an army of A-list clients around the world. Combining her skills as a therapist with her natural business acumen, Nilam launched the innovative High Definition Brows brand – now the UK’s number-one salon brow treatment – in 2008, leading from the front as CEO. Nilam progressed the brand further by developing the High Definition make-up range in 2014, alongside the launch of its first high street Boutiques, which opened in both Notting Hill and Manchester this year. High Definition has a revenue growth achievement of 42% year on year, and is constantly developing its products and services, with Nilam being at the forefront of any development. The capsule collection of 86 retail products is now expanding to more than 150 products, and is available in hundreds of salons across the UK, as well as through online and premium high street retailers.

ghd style squad takes to the stage The 2016/17 ghd style squad has been announced and the new team are already looking forward to taking advantage of every incredible opportunity that ghd has to offer. This year’s team beat off stiff competition to become members of the squad, with Chloe Haride, Monique Rogers-Fallon, Sophia Tsilidis, Joanna Mires, Ben Grace, Anton Thomas, Rheanne Bryant, and Kirsten

Bassett making up the talented team. Mentor Anton Alexander said: “I’m super excited to be working with the new style squad! We have a very busy year planned of industry events and stage opportunities, especially alongside our education team where we will be teaching trend techniques throughout the year using ghd tools.”

ZoeIrwin.com takes off ghd UK brand ambassador Zoë Irwin launches new website to celebrate her work. Noted as one of the most original and inspiring hairdressers in the industry today, her new website at www.zoeirwin.com will contain course and education opportunities including the ghd Graduate Styling programme, as well as opportunities including Fashion Editorial and Cool Huntress.

L’Oreal’s bright BHA nominees appointment Colourist Jack Howard at Paul Edmonds has been named as L’Oreal Professionnel’s UK Colour Spokesperson for whom he will be commenting on all things colour. Jack has just worked with L’Oreal Professionnel on the innovative Brunette Bar concept now being rolled out in salons around the UK, for which Jack devised techniques to give brunette girls a beautiful, 3D salon colour. Known for his attention to detail and star-attracting quality, Jack is regularly in-demand from A-list clientele like Gillian Anderson, Suki Waterhouse, Abbey Clancy, Mollie King, and is the official colourist to Next Model Management.

For four decades, the British Hairdressing awards sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional has been raising the bar, and the profile of the talented, brightest lights in the booming hairdressing industry. The highlight of the awards is the British Hairdresser of the Year which crowns the top hairdresser in the country. Four time winner, and featured in this issue, Akin Konizi is looking for a record breaking fifth title and has been nominated alongside Darren Ambrose, Errol Douglas, Mark Hayes, Gary Hooker & Michael Young, Mark Leeson, Angelo Seminara, and Jamie Stevens.

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Brow care drives industry growth A recent report by a global information company has stated that sales of prestige brow products reached £20m in 2015, and it’s believed that the trend for well-groomed brows is driving this growth. Brow maintenance has been a rapidly growing industry for a few years and shows no signs of slowing down, with eyebrow maintenance now a crucial part of many women’s beauty regime. The developments in brow treatments have played a huge part in this shift in women’s beauty priorities and it is no surprise that it continues to grow. Not only are women and men queuing up to take advantage of treatments like

Organic growth The 2016 Free From Skincare Awards saw a host of natural and organic brands who are committed to the ‘free-from’ cause rewarded for their faith in natural skincare. Top honours went to Kinvara who won the Overall Award for Best Free From Skincare Product for their Absolute Cleansing Oil, with testers saying it “left skin feeling cleansed and nourished.” Among the other winners were Sukin, who took the prize for the Best Free From Achievement Award sponsored by Organii, Kokomelt who won in the Men’s Grooming category for their 24 Sugar Scrub Hand Cubes, Shea Innocence, whose Mandarin Body Butter won in the Family Skincare category, and Jason, whose Gluten Free Shampoo won in the Hair Care section.

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nsions brands over the length of my career, but ething special about the quality of Zen’s hair, nks to how they carefully source and select the 8 | SalonNV Magazine nts love the results and I can’t wait to get out

have perfect brows, but they are investing substantial money on brow products that they can use at home. Over a million brow products were sold last year and the bestselling brands included specialist make-up ranges and prestige skincare houses with an established make up line. More and more brands are capitalising on the popularity of this sector with new product development that is both innovative and exciting.

Byron trekking for charity As featured in SalonNV issue seven, Byron Hairdressing showed their charitable side once again as the team raised over £3,600 for Maggie’s Centres, after successfully making a 20-mile trek through the Cairngorms to show their support for the charity which offers support to people living with cancer and other terminal illnesses. Six hardy hairdressers and receptionists from the salon in Kirkcaldy, Fife, bonded together to get through the gruelling test of endurance all in the name of charity and teambuilding, eventually completing the trek in nine hours. Byron have now raised more than £30,000 for Maggie’s over the past decade.

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High Definition Brows to ensure that they

OCS mentors Organic Colour Systems have completed the first of their mentor training programmes designed for professional hairdressers from their successful salons who want to help spread the word about their natural product line. Taking place over a number of months of training, hard work, and commitment, each participant has to demonstrate their expertise and knowledge of the Organic Colour Systems processes, science products, and ability to educate others. Having completed the process, the first of their Salon Mentors are Renee CalleriEmanuele, Jessica Newman, Nicole Morelli, Tracey Burnap, Christine Singh, and Stefanie Kaufman.


The Fellowship for British Hairdressing is

What is the Hair Council?

taking a break from events over August, which

The Hair Council’s aim is to raise standards

is understandable after an incredible array of

and improve professionalism within the

workshops, presentations and evenings that

hairdressing industry by encouraging every

have already taken place in 2016!

hairdresser to join the UK Register of Qualified

Before their well-earned rest, The Fellowship made sure July was brimming with inspirational events, including their annual Colour Night. The evening returned with a bang as eight amazing colour experts took to the stage at the Toni & Guy London Academy to showcase an array of stunning looks. The sold out audience were treated to exciting techniques and even future colour trends, plus there was even an interview with Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year Andy Heasman from Rush. Then it was a chance for members to present their skills on stage at Alan Howard in Stockport for The Fellowship’s renowned Members’ Night. This a chance for individuals and/or teams to get noticed by top industry professionals who are hidden within the audience. A must for those who are hoping to get the chance to appear at large trade shows! The evening didn’t disappoint and everyone left feeling inspired and excited by what they had seen.

Hairdressers. Set up by an Act of Parliament in 1964, the Hair Council enables hairdressers to apply to become State Registered. But while state registration is mandatory for doctors, nurses, dentists, and several other professions, hairdressers can register voluntarily. The Hair Council has two main aims: firstly to increase the number of hairdressers who join the UK Register of Qualified Hairdressers on a voluntary basis. The other key objective is to introduce mandatory registration so that all practicing hairdressers will need to be registered in order to work in the UK. What is the APPG? The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is a cross-party grouping of MPs who meet to discuss issues affecting the hair industry. Sponsored by the Hair Council, the Group is chaired by SNP MP John McNally, who is a former barber. The Hair Council alongside their Political Director Shirley Davis-Fox MBE and

ClubStar is tailored towards 16-25 year

Parliamentary lobbying specialists Connect

olds and is ideal for young and enthusiastic

Communications, have set up the APPG to

hairdressers who want to enhance their skills

enable important subjects close to the heart of

and improve their confidence. July was a

the UK hairdresser or barber to be discussed.

chance for ClubStar members to spend the

Such subjects as minimum wage, apprentices,

evening with the Rush Workshop Team as they

and VAT will be looked at, as well as the need

shared their interpretation of the latest catwalk

to professionalise the whole industry through

trends. It was another fantastic addition to the

registration.

ClubStar calendar and a further example of

What happens at the APPG?

why this membership is so popular.

The APPG meet every eight weeks and

We cannot talk about ClubStar without

members of the Hair Council and Barber

highlighting the ClubStar Art Team

Council alongside key industry influencers

applications which are coming soon. Keep

are invited to attend and listen to the APPG

an eye out on www.fellowshiphair.com as full

discussions. Each meeting has a set focus.

details will be available on how you can apply

The July meeting focused on Counterfeit

to be part of this incredible year of education.

Products. Delia Williams, Assistant Counsel

Always very popular so if you would like more

at GHD and Alison Statham, Director of

information email freya@fellowshiphair.com.

Operations at the Anti-Counterfeiting

The office will still be available throughout August as they prepare for the rest of the year’s events. Remember that if you aren’t a member then

Group (ACG) were invited to provide their perspectives, the issues were then opened up to discussion by other attendees. Who can attend the APPG?

take advantage of their ‘no joining fee’ for 2016

The Hair Council invites around 20 guests to

and join today.

each meeting.

THE FELLOWSHIP

THE HAIRDRESSING COUNCIL

Well what a busy couple of months - with ‘Brexit’ and a new Prime Minister we’re set to see some changes over the next few months and years. The NHF believes that salons shouldn’t panic about the future as leaving the EU is unlikely to have a direct impact on them, although the uncertain economic climate caused by Brexit is more of a worry. There are some positives though, for example an EU directive on salon health and safety which could cost the industry £65m has been on the cards for years along with rumours of power restrictions on hairdryers. The UK government now gets to decide what legislation we want in our country. Right to work checks New rules cracking down on firms that employ people illegally came into effect on 12 July under the Immigration Act 2016. The NHF is warning salons to do the necessary ‘right to work’ checks including: that documentation is genuine and undoctored, that photographs look the same (and are actually of the applicant), that the birth dates and ages tally, that the person can show evidence they have permission to do the work they’re applying for, and that their right to work in the UK has not expired. Don’t risk big fines by being found guilty of employing an illegal worker. Non-compete clauses The government has made a ‘call for evidence’ looking at whether non-compete clauses should be banned from employment contracts because they stifle entrepreneurship. The NHF has argued that in service industries such as hairdressing, barbering, or beauty, the relationship with clients is a key part of running a successful business. Allowing too much freedom for former employees to set up a new business on their doorstep and poaching clients can be potentially devastating for an otherwise successful salon or barbershop. Let us know what you think. The next step is for the government to make specific proposals which will go out for consultation. NHF Events The NHF’s events programme for September to November has now been launched. New events include ‘Salon start up, what you need to make it happen’ and ‘How to boost a flagging column, make more money and create happier clients’ plus many more. Go to www. nhf.info/events for further information. If you’re not a member of the NHF and want to find out how we can help you and your business visit us at www.nhf.info

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It’s the biggest night of the year for the hair and beauty industry in Scotland, with over a hundred nominees across 30 categories coming together to celebrate the creativity and flair that makes our industry one of the most watched in the world. 10 | SalonNV Magazine

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he Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards (SHABA) are celebrating their sixth year with an awards ceremony that is bigger and better than ever. The introduction of barbering categories has proven extremely popular while the competition in every other field is as fierce as ever. Last year’s star-studded event saw Jennifer Cheyne take home the Lifetime Achievement Award, the most prestigious award in the Scottish beauty industry and well deserved for such an incredibly talented hairdresser, with another icon of the industry set to be honoured at this year’s ceremony. Other winners and nominees enjoyed a night of festivities that is set to be topped this year when the event moves to the five star Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on September 4th. A three-course gourmet meal will be followed

by live entertainment from The X-Factor’s Seann Miley Moore (plus some other surprises still to be announced!), before the after-party at the Grosvenor Riverboat Casino where DJ Lauren Andrew will be spinning the hits – it’s sure to be another incredible night! Excitement is already hitting fever pitch across Scotland, with the nominees finalising their preparations and completing any last-minute tasks for the judges. SHABA has been attracting more and more attention by the year and with TV personality George Lamb set to host the ceremony and Miss Great Britain Deone Robertson, presenter and columnist Josie Smith, and former Celebrity Big Brother star Calum Best just some of the elegant socialites adding to the glitz and glamour, 2016 is set to be the best year yet.

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THE SCOTTISH HAIR & BEAUTY AWARDS 2016 FINALISTS BEST BEAUTY THERAPIST SPONSORED BY HIGH DEFINITION

BEST WET SHAVE - SPONSORED BY FIT FOR VIKINGS

• Ria Henderson Soprano Ice, Edinburgh • Jo Rattigan - Frenchy’s, Bruntsfield Seonad Hodge - Urban Hair & Beauty, Highhouse • Stephanie Sneddon Diva’s Salon, Glasgow • Claire Keegan - Studio 45, Gilmerton • Ashleigh Sayers - Silk Waxing Studio, East Kilbride • Kerry McKay - Purity, Fochabers • Emma Tierny - The Secret Beauty Garden Edinburgh

• The Italian Job - Galashiels • Primo Gentleman’s Barber - Glasgow • Curley’s Urban Barbers - Shawlands • Him Grooming - Edinburgh • The Gentleman’s Groom Room - Dundee

BEST BLOW-DRY - SPONSORED BY GANESHA GROUP BRAZILIAN BLOW • Nadine Torrie - Dream Hair, Abroath • Toni Findlay - Hermanas Hair & Beauty, Glasgow • Paula Shaw - The Hair Boutique, Renfrew • Marley Gibson - Bryony Quate Hairdressing, Edinburgh • Jack Kennedy - Urban Hair & Beauty, Highhouse • James Cummings - The Hairdressers, Motherwell

BEST BARBER SHOP - SPONSORED BY HAIR & BEAUTY WORLD

BEST HAIR COLOURIST SPONSORED BY MOOD • Nicola Dow - Urban Hair & Beauty, Highhouse • Sarah White - Hair by Sarah White, Kilmarnock • Monica Conroy - The Hair Boutique, Renfrew • Laura Curran - Caldow, Edinburgh • Kelly Brodie - Cutting Edge, Mauchline • Emma Wallace - Emma Wallace, Edinburgh

BEST NAIL ARTIST • Savannah McKay – Savannah at Mirror Image, Kilmarnock • Amanda Agnew – Nail Envy, East Kilbride • Karen Brown – Sanctuary in the City, Stirling • Susan Ramsey – Susan’s Profile, Irvine • Stacey Anderson – Nail Diamond, Perth • Jennifer Valentine – Jennifer Valentine Nails, Dundee

• Gentlemen’s Lounge, Dundee • Stag Barber Co, Edinburgh • Rebel Rebel, Glasgow • Orbit Smoke Barbers, Edinburgh • Barbers Under the Bridge, Glasgow • Miss Barberettes Barbershop, Dundee • Slicks Barbers, Glasgow

BEST NAIL BAR

BEST HAIR EXTENSIONIST SPONSORED BY BEAUTY WORKS

BEST MAKE-UP ARTIST

• Marnie Gallacher - Lots of Locks by Marnie, Barrhead • Jennifer Fraser - JF Hair Extensions @ Dollhouse, Inverness • Chloe Lawson - Hermanas Hair & Beauty, Glasgow • Bryony Quate - Bryony Quate Hairdressing, Edinburgh • Venice Sharkey - Mission Hair Salon, Helensburgh • Donna Green - Bonnito Cabello, Bearsden • Karen Dickson - Karen & Annette Hair, Glasgow

BEST APPRENTICE BARBER SPONSORED BY THE TRAINING COMPANY & ORBIT SMOKE • Graeme Milne - Rebel Rebel, Glasgow • Shannon McClue - Urban Hair & Beauty, Highhouse • Alan Pochen - Barber Lounge, Dundee • Nickki Cartwright - Chris Cooks, Inverness • Alan Clark - Slicks Barbers, Glasgow

BEST AESTHETIC/COSMETIC PRACTITIONER - SPONSORED BY EPIBROW • Frances Turner Traill - Frances Turner Traill, Hamilton • Kasia Ojrzynska - Esteem Beauty, Glasgow • Fiona Sutherland - Fiona Sutherland Cosmetics, Stirling • Leanne Stewart - Peppermint Group, Glasgow • Lucia Pawlak - Soprano Ice, Edinburgh • Jen Russell - Skinfiniti Concept/Day Spa, Clarkston

• Bonnie Quines - Broxburn • 3Sixty - Montrose • Nail Envy - East Kilbride • The Beautique - Glasgow • Nails by Susan - Cambuslang • Savanna A Mirror Image - Kilmarnock

• Katie Hellier – Katie Hellier Make-Up, Glasgow • Brienne Burgess – Death by Lipsticks, Glasgow • Tegan Whigham – Womankind, Edinburgh • Leghanna McGeachie – Ikandi, Irvine • Cat Robertson – Cat Robertson Makeup Artistry, Glasgow • Anna Millington – Anna Millington Makeup, Borders

BEST MALE BARBER • Luigi Caterino – The Italian Job, Galashiels • Simon Harvey – Rebel Rebel, Glasgow • Murray McRae – Stag Barber Co, Edinburgh • Sean Carberry - Barbers Under the Bridge, Glasgow • Ryan Jones– Gentlemen’s Lounge, Dundee

BEST MALE STYLIST • Ian Bruce-Low – Bruce-Low Hair, Oban • Gordon Cruickshank – Hair & Body Mechanic, Elgin • Craig Simpson – Copperfields, Perth • Liam Hanson – Mirror Mirror, Dundee • Gary Thomson – GT Hair, Glasgow • Gary McGill – McGill’s Hairdresser, Edinburgh

BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST • Bryony MacMillan – Bonnie Quines, Broxburn • Deborah King – Angel Loving Care, Broxburn • Sithban MacNeill – Athena Therapies, Giffnock • Sharon MacNair – Massage and Glow, Braehead • Sylwia Bajor – Relax, Glasgow

BEST SALON DESIGN

BEST BEAUTY SALON

• Cupping Suite, Kinning Park • McGills, Edinburgh • Trigg, Edinburgh • Womankind, Stockbridge, Edinburgh • Urban Hair & Beauty, Highhouse • Anderson’s Hair, Glasgow

• Diva’s Salon, Tollcross • Frenchy’s, Edinburgh • The Secret Garden Beauty, Edinburgh • Soprano Ice, Edinburgh • Images, Bathgate • The Beauty Spot, Bathgate • Lady Muck Beauty Salon, Bilston

BEST SPA/DAY SPA • Relax for the Body and Soul, Glasgow • Refresh Spa, Glasgow • Athena Therapies, Glasgow • Skinfiniti, Busby • Sleeping Beauty, Edinburgh • Amore, Oban

BEST SPORTS MASSAGE • Noorie Khot - The Cupping Suite, Glasgow • Kerry – Purity, Fochaber • All Staff – Images, Bathgate • Deborah King – Angel Loving Care, Broxburn

BEST WEDDING HAIRSTYLIST • Ashley Nimmo – Allure, Kilmarnock • Lori Crawley – Urban Hair, Highhouse • Hannah Given – The Hair Boutique, Renfrew • Sam Lorimer – Rebel Headz, New Cumnock • Kathryn Savage – No75 Hair Design, Fairlie • Nicola Delamare – Nicola Delamare, Fairlie

BEST TRAINING SCHOOL • Academy of Make-Up, Glasgow • The Training Company, Glasgow • Zen Touch Therapy Academy, Broxburn • Perfection Hair& Beauty, Dundee • I Lounge, Glasgow • Frances Turner Traill, Glasgow

BEST TANNING TECHNICIAN • Emily Wood – 3sixty, Montrose • Louise Ballantine – Louse Ballantine Make-up Artist • Kate Baxter – Kate Baxter, Inverness • Cloda – Skinfiniti, Clarkston • Stephanie Murdoch – Lookingood, Galston • Coral Griffin – Bonnito Nails & Beauty, Bearsden

BEST FEMALE BARBER • Gemma Willock-Smith – Rebel Rebel, Glasgow • Carah Glassey - Miss Barberettes Barber Shop, Dundee • Nicola Dow – Urban Hair & Beauty, Highhouse • Angie Todd – The Barber Lounge, Dundee • Eva Maclaulan – Chris Crooks, Inverness • Lynn McCardle – Barbers Under the Bridge, Glasgow

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ow in its sixth year, SHABA has come a long way from its humble beginnings and is now one of the most influential award ceremonies within the industry, attracting celebrities such as Mark Wright, Michelle Keegan, and Denise Van Outen and supported by icons such as Charlie Miller and Trevor Sorbie. An idea that has grown from one person’s vision to put Scotland on the map and create a platform that ultimately showcases the wealth of talent from the length and breadth of Scotland. A lot has changed over the six years the awards have been running, from a new name to a new format, however after speaking to founder Joanne Reid at SHABA HQ, one thing is clear: 2016 is going to be bigger and better, with a new location, a new judging panel, and the introduction of the ever popular barbering categories. It is fair to say that this year is set to be the best yet! One thing however that won’t change is the amount of effort that the attendees put in to look like they are heading to the Oscars. From the sparkle encrusted dresses to the glue in, sew in, or clip in hair extensions, what we can be assured of is there will be sparkle, a lot of buffed bronzed skin paired with big hair, big eyelashes, and HD Brows - all contributing to a night of glitz and glamour. Like every other major awards ceremony, a lot of prep goes into looking the part. Here at SalonNV we ask the question, ‘are you ever red carpet ready?’ With this is mind, we have put together a list of #redcarpetready tips to make sure you rock it!

01. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DRESS You likely don’t have the six-figure budget or 10-person glam squad that your favourite celebs do, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still look stunning. Nowadays it’s all about spending less and getting more! One bit of advice is always have a cocktail dress at the ready. Cocktail has become the new black tie, so you can always get away with a cute little black dress. And that LBD doesn’t need to be a B, it can be green, purple, or red. The best part is

you don’t have to spend a fortune to look good. It’s how you wear it that is key to turning that £100 ASOS dress into a £1,000 look.

02. PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES First rule: always be prepared. You never know what could happen. No one wants a wardrobe malfunction. Whether it’s a nipple slip or a see through outfit, walking on to that red carpet or up those steps to collect your award can be one of the best moments, but sadly for some the worst. A few tips to make sure you never have one of those moments: have double sided sticky tape, a plaster or two in case your shoe rubs you the wrong way, and if you have been watching the Great British Sewing Bee and think you are a dab hand with a needle and thread, have some at the ready.

03. DON’T, AND I REPEAT, DON’T OVERDO THE MAKEUP Let’s be honest, no one wants to look like someone from Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. It may be the biggest event of the year, but ladies, that does not mean you should go all out with the make-up paired with 10-inch fake lashes that give Mount Everest a run for its money. Bold red lips are always a must, but never pair this with a smokey eye. Walk into any toilet at such event and you will see a line of females in front of the mirror ‘touching up’ the look while uttering the words “you look amazing, are those extensions from Beauty Works?” Ladies, always keep a lip gloss and a mascara in that clutch. It does wonders for topping up during the night. Speaking of clutch, this leads me nicely onto what accessory you should have.

04. KEEP THE BAG SMALL Understand that you can’t be prepared for everything. Of course it would be great to have a bag for some backup make-up, a professional digital camera and a pair of flats for when you’re standing waiting for an Uber to pick you up from the after party to go to the after, after party. Keep in mind that you are as well humphing about a suitcase, but that’s never a good look. Nothing ruins a great look like


an oversized showy bag. Keep it small, take a clutch. Repeat after me ladies: ‘keep it small and take a clutch’. After all, it’s an accessory. Let the dress make a statement.

05. BUFF AND MOISTURISE If you’re going with bare legs or arms, don’t forget to moisturise. Better yet, mix a bit of loose shimmer powder or even a little foundation to your body cream before applying. To get flawless radiant smooth skin, I would recommend Kiehls Creme de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish. It leaves skin comfortably soft, smooth, and primed for moisturisation.

06. TWO WORDS: KILLER HEELS Reach for the sky and add some killer heels to that outfit. Remember, no pain, no gain, but always have a plaster or two, just in case! Let’s be honest, size does matter and anything under a 6-incher is, well, not much fun on so many levels. The higher the better. Platforms are the easiest in this set to walk in, but test them out in advance. Wear them around the house for a couple hours, break them in and please make sure you can stand and walk in them without toppling over. Also, make sure the shoes are padded so they are a bit more comfortable.

07. SEXY vs. SLUTTY DO NOT CROSS THAT LINE There is nothing wrong with being sexy or seductive, but do not cross that line ladies. There are better ways to get noticed. The key is to not show too much skin with your dress. As with your make-up. Less is more! Make sure you’re playing up one feature and not them all. If you choose a backless dress, keep the hemline from creeping up too high. If you choose to wear a dress with a high slit, a major bit of advice is stay clear of a plunging neckline. When choosing a dress remember to think ahead - are you going to be sitting most the night? This means the one that you look good in but really is a huge pain in the butt to wear. It’s a dress that you really can’t sit, dance, or eat in. No one said fashion was easy, keep that in mind!

08. NO TO PANTY LINES I cannot stress enough when I say this. NO PANTY LINES. Remember it’s only one night. Keep those Bridget Jones pants where they belong: locked away! Leave those frilly panties at home, ladies. For important events, you need to take out the big guns when it comes to undergarments. Wear a proper bra and a trusty pair of Spanx. The camera never lies and remember flashes pick up everything; inappropriate underwear can ruin an otherwise gorgeous dress.

09. TAME THOSE LOCKS LADIES Red carpet ready hair and make-up isn’t just for celebrities. There is no need for an army of experts to spend hours on your look at a cost of hundreds of pounds. You might want to go all out with your hair, but like many of my other tips, less might be more. When making an appearance on the red carpet, it’s worth considering the entire look. Hair, shoes, and handbag should all work in harmony to pull a look together. If you have chosen an updo, remember, try not to make the hair look too fussy or overworked. The main thing is that your hairdo lasts all night. Ask any hairdresser and they will say, “make sure the hair is clean and comb a mousse through wet hair before styling.” There are lots of amazing products on the market to help with getting that red carpet look. Most important thing ladies; enjoy your night and keep it classy!

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Fudge Professional and Mazella&Palmer teamed up for the Core Collective show in the iconic Old Granada Studios in Manchester to showcase the Fudge Professional range alongside the latest colouring and cutting trends and techniques to over 400 hair professional customers of salon distributor, Alan Howard.

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he evening’s entertainment showcased the work of the Mazella&Palmer creative team working with the Fudge Professional range to demonstrate different ways and techniques the products can be used to achieve the hottest looks for salon clients in the coming months. Compered by Sue Lever, Education Specialist & Events co-ordinator at Fudge Professional, the show sought to educate the audience of salon owners and hair stylists in the benefits and versatility of the Fudge Professional range and how it can be employed to create and style a plethora of show-stopping looks to add to salon menus. Stage presenters included Fudge Professional’s Global Head of Technical Training Tracy Hayes who demonstrated the newly re-launched Fudge Professional Paintbox colour range with innovative sectioning to show and tell for colourists on how the products can be used to achieve the pastel rainbow hair looks currently in hot demand, alongside expert colourist Faye Turner from Mazella & Palmer and Claire Whittaker Technical Educator

for Alan Howard demonstrating the Fudge Professional Headpaint colouring techniques. Mazella&Palmer creatives were also on hand to demonstrate how the semipermanent dyes might be used on male clients to subtler effect, and which cutting methods can be used to complement Fudge Paintbox colour techniques. Next up, Jean-Baptiste Mazella from Mazella&Palmer lead the creative team to share tips and tricks from backstage at Paris Fashion Week, their own collection techniques in men’s hairdressing and Avant Garde editorial looks, whilst also demonstrating how Fudge Professional styling products can achieve a range of different textures within the hair. The Mazella&Palmer creative team also showcased their past and current collaboration hair collections with Fudge Professional that have seen worldwide press coverage and educational courses undertaken. The evening ended with a catwalk finale and a #PlanetF Aftershow party for all guests.

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NOT JUST HOW TO CUT HAIR, BUT WHY. It’s the motto that sums up Mazella&Palmer, a brand that hopes to redefine education by giving hair stylists the knowledge and understanding to take their creative and technical skills to the next level.

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he brainchild of Jean-Baptiste Mazella and Dove Palmer, two friends that having already travelled the world together teaching and educating decided to forge their own path with Mazella&Palmer and reach out to clients who wished to further their abilities. “It was about creating a totally different education system that was related to the individual, not trends or hair type,” JeanBaptiste says when we ask about what gave them the motivation to start their own brand. “Every time we gave education clients would ask ‘why since the 60s or even before has this always been done in a similar way?’ “What we designed is an education system that someone who has never done hairdressing can do, and alongside them can be someone who has been in the industry for 50 years. No matter how many years a student has been hairdressing we require every person attending our courses to start with foundation. Every trade needs a 18 | SalonNV Magazine

foundation; the best pianists in the world need the foundations, the best chefs in the world are the same. A lot of young people believe it will be a bit boring but they are wrong – it’s really the essence. “What we realise is a lot of people go to the big companies and get the top courses as they’ve been in the industry a long time, but all they’ve gained is visual inspiration not technical understanding. Like every craft you need a strong foundation or you can’t understand what we’re doing creatively.” Mazella&Palmer believe in mastery through simplicity, wishing to further their clients’ comprehension of hair cutting techniques by going right back to basics. Or rather, the fundamentals. Jean-Baptiste explains: “The foundation of Mazella&Palmer is very specific. It’s related to three individual lectures: The first is about the visual understanding of the fundamental techniques; line, graduation, cut. Nothing new, just an approach that is a lot easier to

“It is a bit like 80s rap in America. Without taking away from the east and west coast, when they started to have alliances they produced some of the best albums of all time.”


understand. The geometry which is round, square, and triangle, we learn how they affect the individual’s bone structure and hair colour. “The second lecture is the dynamic behind the techniques. Basically we start learning about everything to do physically when cutting hair; why inside the fingers or outside, why we should keep the body up straight, understanding elevation, understanding how to section the hair. Those dynamics are very important. “The third lecture is the placement of the line. It completes the first lecture. Hairdressers are taught with a very specific way they should line from the company they go to. Some are rigid, some are soft, and some people believe the outline is a signature on the haircut. This lecture is about how suitable an outline should be on an individual and follow the growth pattern of a person.” It’s a unique way of doing things in an

industry that can be very set in its ways and traditional, and it may not have been possible if it wasn’t for Jean-Baptiste and Dove’s close friendship and willingness to take a risk in creating Mazella&Palmer. A risk justified by the fact they are currently booked out up to 18 months in advance. “I believe if we were not very good friends and able to talk to each other and trust each other, we wouldn’t be where we are today,” Jean-Baptiste admits. “I think that everything you start in life you learn from. A partnership like this is like being in a couple, it’s very strange! With my fiancé I might say ‘I want to do that because I like it’ and she might say ‘I want to that because I like it’, but when you fuse as a relationship is when you start to look at what’s best for us. With Dove and I it was very smooth, after a few weeks we said it’s not about what’s good for Dove or JB, it’s about what’s good for Mazella&Palmer. We always put the brand first. u www.SalonNV.co.uk | 19


“We work in a very egocentric craft and what we have to do is try to eradicate this. It’s not about individuals, it’s about the power of the brands. For us, we have no academy physically so we bring the expertise to the comfort of their own home. If we have two clients in two destinations we go to those destinations and put our brand out there. Straight from the start we knew that to be one of the big guns you have to drive forward as though you were already there, so that’s what we’ve done. “It’s been very hard for both of us. Our thing was cutting hair but you have to learn about all these other things: paperwork, organisation, payslips. For me specifically, and I’m sure for Dove it was the same, I’ve learned so much over the last five years it’s incredible.” Part of Mazella&Palmer’s brand growth has been their collaboration with other incredible industry companies like Fudge who they’ve been involved with for the majority of their five years in the business.

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What started with Fudge Creative Director John Vial getting in touch to join forces for an event at Saint Martin’s College in London eventually blossomed into a partnership that sees Mazella&Palmer take advantage of the wonderful Fudge colour palette to create collections alongside them. Getting the chance to combine with some of the hair industry’s top names delights Jean-Baptiste. He enthused: “The way we like to see it is a bit like 80s rap in America. Without taking away from the east and west coast, when they started to have alliances they produced some of the best albums of all time. It’s all about diversity and taste. “You will never be the best in the world. That does not exist. The people who believe that will go insane. It’s just about collaborating, about really giving the option to consumers and hairdressers to see a lot of things. I think the more you have people around you, the more you have choices, the more you get inspired. “With social media it’s opened everyone’s

eyes. You can be in a small village at 3,000ft altitude in Peru and you can see what a guy in Singapore is doing! Inspiration is everywhere.” Now that Mazella&Palmer is fully established as an innovative and gamechanging brand that’s so far reached over 50 countries around the world what’s next for Jean-Baptiste and Dove? “Dove has two children and is married, I just got engaged and want to have a family in the future,” Jean-Baptiste says. “That’s why we want to grow the team. We have some amazing team members that will soon become way better than us and then they can take the company forwards. Our Mazella&Palmer colour education is growing too, using the principles of our cutting education but tailored to technique and understanding the palette. “What we want to do is build a family. That’s the most important for us is to build a healthy relationship with our staff, help them grow as much as they can. Then the whole point is they very quickly become the headliners. As soon as they start and after a really good training period they have some really great opportunities to start travelling. For example one of them is going to Australia in a couple of months, another to Europe. The pride is to really see the family grow.” You’ll be able to see for yourself how the Mazella&Palmer family is growing when they come to Salon International on the 15th – 17th October at the Excel in London for the launch of their new collection with Fudge. For each day of the show they’ll be on the Fudge stand doing amazing, unique performances to showcase it, so make sure you don’t miss out.


NAILS IN HIGH DEFINITION High Definition, the pioneering and award-winning beauty group behind the UK’s number one salon brow brand has announced the launch of its own-branded salon nails system – High Definition Nails.

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he launch follows the success of the group’s elite training courses and expert treatments, including Brow Shaping, Professional Make-up Artistry, and Anatomy & Physiology, and further expands its educational offering. The High Definition Nails offering includes natural nails (manicure and pedicure), gel and acrylic systems. The courses are designed to focus on the care and health of the natural nail and at the core of each personalised treatment the nails are shaped, cuticles are tidied, and skin is exfoliated and nourished to promote healthier hands, feet, and nails before colour is applied. Designed and developed in-house by High Definition Founder and CEO Nilam HolmesPatel and VIP manicurist and industry expert Sharon Baker, the treatment procedures, product range, and polishes will be exclusively available to salons once they have attended and passed the High Definition Nails education. The polish and gel shades will make up a permanent collection that follows the group aesthetic of timeless and classic beauty featuring shades that will suit everyone, including ‘Nilam Red’ and ‘Pearl Nude’. The core collection will be added to each season to reflect demand from clients and industry trends. As part of the new range of nail treatments, High Definition have created The Nacial, a step within the nail treatments designed to ensure optimum health before any polish, gel, or acrylics are added. This ensures the natural nails are prepped and primed, using the High Definition Cuticle Remover, so everything applied afterwards – nail polish, gels, or acrylics – are built onto the perfect foundation. This not only helps it last longer, but makes it look flawless. Following the prep of the nail, there is a mild exfoliation using the High Definition Nail Scrub, removing any embedded dirt, which could be causing discolouration and smoothing the nail without losing any layers. Serums – such as the High Definition Nail Reviver or High Definition Growth Booster – are then applied,

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which nourish and revitalise the nail and surrounding skin. These are great for people with over-processed nails. Both products can be used on bare nails as well as over gels to promote healthy nails and growth. Every product works in synergy and the Nail Reviver and Growth Booster are key products for clients on a regrowth programme to use between treatments at home. The Nail Reviver is perfect for those with overprocessed nails, or for those clients who bite their nails, or are on medication that makes their nails weaker. It’s packed with nourishing ingredients including vitamin B5 for strengthening the nail and providing deep moisturisation, as well as Colloidal Gold, which combats drying and splitting of the nails and cuticles and naturally promotes healthy nail growth. Vitamin E protects the nail from environmental stress, while the Hydrolysed Keratin revitalises the nails natural protective layer, rebuilding strength, returning elasticity and reducing breakage. It’s a must-have product for nail health.


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Organic Colour Systems – Aqua Boost Shampoo Ideal for hair that’s dry or low in moisture, this product uses organic aloe and natural extract of black oats and lecithin to moisturise and improve the internal structure of your hair. This sulphate-free shampoo softens the inner protein, leaving your hair feeling supple and hydrated. Aqua Boost Shampoo also improves colour retention, gives natural UV protection and has a fresh mixed berry scent. This is particularly effective for thick, coarse, or grey hair. £10.95 - www.organiccoloursystems.com

Elemis Hydra-Boost Sensitive Day Cream This target moisturiser addresses sensitive skin head-on with a potent, but gentle, formula that will calm and care for complexions that need nurturing with scientific precision and natural ingredients.

Murad Eye Lifting Firming Treatment Delivers filler-like results thank to its surface-filling spheres that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, plus it lifts, firms, and tightens the skin around the eyes giving you younger looking eyes in an instant.

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Mi Salon Series Paddle Brush

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Designed with a lightweight structure to create superb balance for the professional stylist, its soft rubber pad with pull free technology creates the perfect styling tool and is amazingly gentle on the scalp. £16.95 – www.misalonseries.co.uk

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Complex Designed to be most effective from midnight to 4am – the time when skin is most adept at absorbing ingredients. It instantly penetrates the skin’s surface, strengthening its protective barrier to give dehydrated skin an intensive moisture boost. £37 – www.kiehls.co.uk

Khairpep Transforme Leave In Serum Beauty addicts and sunworshippers alike will love this post-summer hair repair serum that actively reduces the damage caused by sun, sea, and chlorine. It’s ideal for those of you with fine hair and gives thirsty, lifeless locks a shot of life.

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Fake Bake has teamed up with ‘the Tom Ford of self-tanning’, James Harknett, to launch a new Face & Body Tanning Contour Kit that makes it easier than ever to get the body and look that you want.

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e caught up with James and the Fake Bake team when they were in Glasgow working with Miss United Kingdom Mhairi Fergusson to put together some short video tutorials on how to make the most of this innovative new product. Having recently tanned David Gandy for his Marks & Spencer campaign, James is one of the most sought after experts in the industry and this collaboration with Fake Bake is the result of his appointment as their Global Creative Consultant. With his expertise and Fake Bake’s product range, they hope to make contouring more commonplace. “When it comes to contouring, a lot of people are frightened,” James told us. “They think it’s only something a make-up artist can do. So I’ve taken two fantastic products and an applicator with very easy, simple instructions for people to achieve a contoured look on their face and body. “A lot of people don’t even know what contouring means. It’s basically working around the muscle groups and natural contours of someone’s body shape. So when it comes to tanning it’s doing fine layers to enhance those areas to have a slimming effect or if a guy comes to me and he’s done

a thousand crunches that week and has a great body, then the tanning will highlight the hard work he’s done. We can create a darker silhouette just by tanning certain areas and giving a tightening effect on the stomach and also on the cheeks, the collarbone, and on the inner calves and thighs. Basically it’s thin layers of tan to build up and create shading. It’s really simplistic and anyone can do it.” With Miss United Kingdom as his model, James live streamed the kit in action on the Fake Bake Facebook page and uploaded clips to Snapchat, a valuable way to target the younger audience. James said: “It’s nice to be working with a company like Fake Bake that is taking social media and technology to the next level and really capitalising on it. What’s important for these videos and how-tos is not to be too long or convoluted. People get impatient flicking to the next thing so we’re doing quick buzz videos, 15-30 seconds of tips on how to get a great tan using such a great product line.” The kit is available from www. fakebake.co.uk for £49.95 and comes with James expert tips to perfect your contour. As his work with Fake Bake as Global Creative Consultant continues, we’re sure to see more from James in the future.

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label.m Resurrection Style Dust This is a handy little product as it can create a huge amount of volume in hair without having to set hair first. A little goes a long way and a simple backcomb and sprinkle with this dust will maintain the highest of styles easily. An absolute essential backstage at any fashion show or shoot. £11 – www.lookfantastic.com

R+Co Twister Curl Primer A lightweight primer that acts as a foundation for all your other styling products, adding moisture, helping define your curls and leave your hair soft, never crunchy. A concentrated burst of style that allows you to rock your curly hair like a roller coaster! £20.95 - www.randco.com

Montibello Treat Naturtech Hair Loss Control Shampoo

OSIS+ Session Label Strong Hold Hairspray This spray is lovely. I particularly love it on shoots as it gives enough hold to get the right shot but is easily brushed out so the hair can be changed quickly and easily without becoming tangled or matted. Its formula works especially well on bouncy styles I find.

Especially recommended for hair loss of a hereditary origin, it protects and activates the hair follicle stem cells, making the capillary growth cycle longer lasting and increasing hair longevity. For stronger, thicker, and more resistant hair. £8.99 – www.fragrancedirect.co.uk

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OSMO Chromaplex A revolutionary new three step professional hair strengthening system with OSMO Fibre Bond Technology designed to be used in combination with any professional salon colour or beach treatment to strengthen damaged hair fibres, minimise breakages, and aid in the improvement of overall condition. Price on request – www.osmo.com

Pamela Docherty Bridal Hair Specialist, Colour Technician | Asteria Bridal Like most stylists I’m a creature of habit and when it comes to session work I have my favourites. When you only have one chance to get it perfect you need your staple products to make sure all runs smooth. These are high quality but affordable and I always have them to hand. Pamela Docherty has over 20 years of experience as a hairdresser and as well as being one of Scotland’s leading bridal hair specialists, she is a stylist to the stars. Internationally trained, she has worked alongside brands including Wella and Patrick Cameron. Pamela’s work has taken her to runways and events around the globe. From presenting models at the iconic TrendVision finals, to being crowned a Best of British hairdresser, she continues to be recognised for her creativity and expert eye.

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Balmain Hair Extension Brush Large with multiple length soft bristles to ensure no snagging or catching to your extensions or natural hair whilst brushing, it’s the perfect addition to your Balmain Hair aftercare regime. £15.55 – www.balmainhair.com

Gold Class Application Machine This new hot fusion machine is set to revolutionise the industry with its slick and compact design giving extensionists more space at their workstation for their other hair tools. Having been in testing for almost two years it is now ready to be deployed in Gold Class select salons.

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Beauty Works Balayage Widely credited with bringing the balayage colour technique to the UK, Jack Howard has teamed up with Beauty Works to create these new instant extensions. With five different shades including St Tropez, Bronde, Biscuit, Brazil, and Nordic Blonde, you’ll find what suits you. Coming November – www.beautyworksonline.com

Crown Couture Hair Extension Trolley You’ll wonder how you’ll lived without this essential. With two unique hair extension holders to ensure the bonds are hung in an organised manner, making for a faster, easier installation. £170 – www.crowncouture.co.uk

Remi Cachet Tape Hair New to the Remi Cachet Elegance range, these tape hair extension strips from Russian Mongolian hair are injection moulded to allow the extensions to be securely attached to the client’s hair comfortably, and are less visible than normal extensions. Professional extensionists can get trade accounts giving them 20% off. £46 – www.additionallengths.co.uk

Gold Class ‘The Midas Touch’ Gold Class founder and multi-award winning extensionist, Inanch Emir joined forces with avant garde expert Anne Veck and photography/hairdressing extraordinaire Desmond Murray for ‘The Midas Touch’ - an inspirational photo shoot which harnessed the specialisms of each professional to create 11 looks using Gold Class. You can see more in our Showcase section later in the issue.

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Bobbi Brown BBU Foundation Palette This amazing pro foundation and concealer palette is one of the best investments you will ever make for your kit. With a full range across three of Bobbi’s bestselling products, you will be prepared for any skin tone.

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Scientifically designed to enhance the appearance of shorter, straighter, or more downward facing lashes, the L-Curl range features a short, straight base that easily sits on straight, natural lashes, then a dramatic curl upwards opens the eyes and allows the effect of the extensions to be seen.

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in Shade 01 This is the best truly white foundation I have ever used. Perhaps your model has very fair skin and your usual foundation range is looking too orange – a drop of this mixed in will lighten any foundation to the desired shade. It is also amazing for avant-garde looks on edgier shoots.

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Pevonia LipRenew Plump & De-age Treatment This potent lipofiller and anti-ageing treatment targets the delicate lip and mouth area to instantly and progressively achieve fuller, plumper lips and smoother, more youthful skin for a more perfect pout!

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Look Good Feel Better Angled Contour Brush From the only global cancer charity supporting women with the visible side effects of cancer treatment, this versatile contour brush is angled for expert application. Use for definition or for giving cheekbones a naturally sculpted look. £11.99 – www.boots.com

Jennifer Peffer Jennifer Peffer Make-up | Asteria Bridal Packing your make up kit to work on location is never an easy job. I’ve picked my key products for versatility and multiplying your make-up options when you’re on set. Jennifer Peffer trained in make up artistry at London College of Fashion and Make Up Designory, Los Angeles. She is now based in Glasgow, where she has a make up studio in a five star salon; she is also half of bridal beauty partnership Asteria Bridal. In addition to bridal and make up clients, Jennifer specialises in beauty & fashion work and has had her make up featured in magazines such as Red, Marie Claire, Ok!, Tatler and the Scottish Wedding Directory. She is also the make up artist of choice for several celebrity clients when they are in Scotland.

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OPI Avojuice Peony and Poppy Hand & Body Lotion Filled with natural fruit extracts and nourishing ingredients, OPI Avojuice hydrates your skin and leaves it feeling fresh, healthy, and silky smooth. The lightweight lotion is absorbed quickly resulting in a soft, non-greasy feel. £25 – www.opiuk.com

CND Marine Salt Scrub This uplifting sea-salt scrub gently polishes and refines skin to a healthy glow by physically exfoliating with minerals and seasalts. Great for feet, legs, and all-over body use, leaving skin looking and feeling radiant. £29.35 – www.tailormadenails.co.uk

High Definition Nails Growth Booster Used to nourish and revitalise the nail and surrounding skin, High Definition’s new Nails Growth Booster is an essential part of the new Nacial treatment which is set to launch in High Definition salons from September.

Coming soon – www.beautyinhighdefinition.com

OPI Plumping Top Coat Instantly builds volume to plump nails and provide a high-gloss finish and protective shine to give that gel look while prolonging manicure wear and protecting against chipping. £12.95 - www.nailpolishdirect.co.uk

Salon System Gellux Chameleon A range of eight new heat reactive shades, the Gellux Chameleon range gives wearers the ability to change their nail colour without the fuss of actually re-painting the nails. The reactive polishes change according to your body temperature for an instant fresh look. £11.95 + VAT – www.salonsystem.com

Leighton Denny Essential Manicure Collection The ultimate kit to repair and care for nails, including: an award-winning crystal nail file, Intensive Nail Repair Cream, a duplex buffer, and marvel balm to nourish all areas of dry skin. Everything you need to keep your hands beautiful.

£25 – www.lookfantastic.com

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St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion

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An innovative self-tan with super-fast application, the formula delivers a natural-looking, sun-kissed glow that builds within three minutes, whilst providing long-lasting hydration and softening skin. Enriched with sweet almond oil, the body is left smooth, golden, and bursting with moisture from top to toe.

£14.50 – www.lookfantastic.com

GiGi Brazilian Hard Wax Designed specifically for thorough hair removal of the bikini area, also known as Brazilian waxing, this non-strip formula is designed for coarse, resistant hair, yet is gentle enough for use on sensitive and delicate areas.

£7.25 + VAT – www.beautyexpress.co.uk

Satin Smooth Premium Gold Wax Blended with manuka oil and beeswax, its unique antibacterial properties soothe and restore the skin and it is both antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Suitable for use on all skin types and particularly effective for the removal of thicker, coarser hair such as the bikini line. £4.99 – www.beautyexpress.co.uk

Dermalogica Body Hyrdating Cream Advanced body cream helps tone and smooth all skin conditions. Use after cleansing to help hydrate skin and lock in moisture. Smooth and relieve skin dryness with lactic acids and natural hydroxyl acid while patchouli and orange essential oils combine with green tea to help soothe and soften. £39.30 – www.dermalogica.co.uk

Lauren’s Way Cucumber and Watermelon Tanning Oil

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The luxurious formula provides a natural looking glow that leaves skin feeling soft and smooth. The colour is buildable so a natural glow can be achieved through one application or a dark bronzed look when reapplied. And the fruity fresh scent is to die for!

As a pre-wax powder this protecting spray will create a fine barrier between wax and skin for a superior waxing experience. The 360° aerosol spray allows for quick and easy application and is instantly drying. It can also be used as a post-wax deodorant to cool and calm, leaving skin refreshed.

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Mesoestetic Collagen 360 Intensive Cream P R O D U C T

Stimulate your face’s collagen production with this new cream from Mesoestetic. Enriched with marine collagen, it dramatically reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and combats the damage to tissue caused by our body aging. Get firmer, smoother skin and a more youthful appearance. £59 – www.facethefuture.co.uk

Exuviance Bionic Oxygen Facial Fillerina Lip Volume Designed for ease of use at home, Fillerina Lip Volume targets the delicate and thin skin of the lips to improve plumpness and texture. With no needles required, you simply apply using the rollerball applicator each day.

Give the skin a breath of fresh air with this innovative five minute facial in a bottle. A dermatologist-developed face mask, it’s used to infuse skin with calming and restorative pure oxygen that energises and detoxifies stressed skin. An instant pick-me-up for dull, tired complexions.

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SuperFoodLx Hair, Skin & Nails Specialising in vegan, gluten-free superfood plant based formulas to target hair growth, SuperFoodLx have created an expertly synchronised blend of bamboo silica and biotin to contribute to both maintenance and improvement of hair quality.

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Resultime Hydrating Gel Cream A lightweight moisturiser for dehydrated skin types, it transports highly active miniature fragments of natural collagen into the lower levels of the epidermis and works to smooth the skin’s micro-texture on the surface, stimulating the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid for complete anti-ageing regeneration and prevention. £35 – www.beautybay.com

STOP…THE WRINKLES BEFORE THEY START Day Cream Get wiser, not older. This ultra-light, non-oily day cream absorbs in a flash to hydrate and prepare your skin for the day ahead. A high concentration of active ingredients, including resveratrol, carnosine, and milk thistle, defies the ageing process and helps your skin look firm and youthful for longer. £40 – www.stopskincare.com

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GiGi Deluxe Double Warmer

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Redesigned from the inside out, this new, sleek, contemporary warmer has a smooth stainless steel surface and removable lids, making it easy to clean and sanitize. Separate on/off switches and temperature control knobs ensure wax temperature is optimal no matter the wax formula. £69.99 - www.gigispa.com

Glamtech SP Light Weighing in at a featherlight 35 grams to allow for unrestricted hand movement and reduced fatigue. The sleek and simple ergonomic body shape further enhances the comfort. Crafted from high-grade, heat-treated Japanese steel for a beautiful, long-lasting cut. £120 + VAT – www.glamtech.co.uk

REM Soma Treatment Couch A fully motorised and sumptuously upholstered treatment couch available in a choice of laminate and fabric colours. Other features include towel warmer storage with socket facility, towel shelf with feature LED lighting and a multimotor for height, back, and leg rest adjustment. £3,325 – www.rem.co.uk

Chloe Washpoint The Chloe includes an adjustable headrest and a reclinable back making it the perfect choice when selecting your salon backwash. Also available in plain black effect to give your salon a more modern look. Delivered with tilting basin, mixer taps, and flexi waste. £479 – www.livingitupsalon.co.uk

BeautyPro Hot Towel Steamer Kit - Mini Whether you need them for facial treatments, waxing, manicures and pedicures, or massage treatments, you can get hot, moist towels in as little as 15-20 minutes with this portable offering from BeautyPro. £59 + VAT – www.beautypro.com

REM Opal Vanity Unit This beautifully designed storage unit with integral stainless steel basin unit and chrome mixer tap comes with a variety of open and closed storage modules. Available in a selection of 20 laminate finishes it features a mirror splashback to the mid-section.

£1160 + VAT – www.rem.co.uk

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WRINKLE-FREE TECHNOLOGY Too good to be true? Ladies, a revolution is upon us. What if aesthetic medicine evolved to the point of reducing wrinkles, restoring skin hydration, and improving collagen to tighten skin without needles, absolutely no ‘down time’, and treatment time was five minutes a day? We’re almost there.

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have been trialing a new treatment called Radara in my clinic with fantastic results. It has improved aesthetic treatments from neuromodulators (such as Botox) and is a great alternative for those who aren’t quite ready to have injections. It sits somewhere between full micro-needling and a topical cosmeceutical skin care regime. With a five minute nightly application over the course of a month, patients should expect to see smoother, firmer skin and a significant 35% reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, with no pain or downtime. So what is Radara? Innoture Ltd Research & Development team have joined forces with the Institute of Life Sciences at Swansea University to develop and patent a proprietary manufacturing printing process that allows for the development of micro-needles (MN) to create micro channels in the skin, allowing for the passage and delivery of various molecules. Although the technology has the potential for various aesthetic and therapeutic indications, its utility and efficacy is first being explored with the Radara patch, in the correction of fine lines and wrinkles around eyes (crow’s feet). Each Radara patch contains 2000 micro needles, equally spaced and approximately 100 micrometers in diameter at the tip (that is very, very small!) Radara is a single use application in conjunction with a hyaluronic acid (HA) serum. It can conform and adhere to the skin by itself and requires an application period of five minutes per day for one month. Radara’s specially-formulated serum containing pure high concentration HA is then applied and flows through the newly-created micro-channels to the deeper skin layers where it is needed most. Here, the HA serum restores the skin’s natural elasticity, hydration, and support – giving a smoother, firmer feel as well as gently reducing signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles. Quick recap on what hyaluronic acid is: HA is a molecule found in all living organisms. Think of it as the body’s natural sponge. We lose a great deal of HA as we get through the years. At birth we are made up of 3% HA, and lose more than half of this by adulthood. If we can therefore infuse skin with more HA it absorbs water, and as a result truly hydrates skin. There is good evidence that HA deposited directly into skin stimulates fibroblast activity, which produces collagen type 1. And as we know, more collagen equals tighter skin! Most topical creams only work at the surface level. This is where Radara is different – it works

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deep within the skin, bringing real changes from the inside out by directly improving skin cell renewal and hydration. Skin is made up of three layers: the epidermis (outermost layer), the dermis (inner layer) and the subcutaneous layer. It’s designed as a natural barrier, intended to keep out harmful elements and protect the delicate functions of your body – however this barrier also means that most of the time, it keeps out the useful ingredients in skin creams. Active ingredients in skincare products that are applied to the skin surface only penetrate the very top few layers of the epidermis and cannot reach down to the level of the stratum corneum where they are needed to effect skin renewal, hydration and collagen formation. This is where Radara’s micro-channelling approach comes in: the innovative ultra-thin patches provide a direct route through the skin barrier, allowing the high-grade HA serum to penetrate to the deeper skin levels where it is most needed. So, let’s summarise. Small polymer pads with tiny cone shaped structures create microchannels in the skin where hyaluronic acid can pass into the deeper layers, improving hydration and skin tightness. At the moment, Radara pads focus on improving the skin quality and texture around the eyes and can improve the results from Botox. I think Radara’s biggest strength is improving the hard to treat lower eyelids that thin with age and become rather wrinkly (a no go area for injectables). Can you imagine where this technology will go? What if larger sheets of Radara were made that could be applied to the chest or ‘décolletage’ area

to help restore skin health to this sun damaged area. What about the dreaded ageing hands that are always a tell-tale sign of our years? Furthermore, it opens the question of ‘what other molecules can we use the micro-channels to transport’ into the deeper layers of skin? The applications of this novel delivery can be endless. Exciting times lie ahead! Aesthetic medicine is developing and progressing at a wildly exciting rate. By mapping out our body’s normal functions, and understanding the ageing process better, we can use our own natural repair mechanisms to age well, improve skin health and vitality, and as always, ‘look exceptional for our years!’ For more information about aesthetic treatments, have a look at www.drnestor.co.uk

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Struggling to get back to fitness? Feeling run-down or fatigued? With everyone busier than ever, it’s not unusual to not quite feel yourself or to feel tired and down. ®

With effects in as little as two to twelve hours and the procedure only taking 45 minutes so you can fit it in on your lunch break, it’s proving popular with a big cross-section of the public.

nfortunately, feeling like this can make you more susceptible to illness and injury which is why more people are turning to vitamin supplements to reinforce their immune system and give their body a boost. The normal way of taking supplements like that is through pill form, whether it’s vitamins, iron, or magnesium, but any type of tablet is not the most effective way to repair these deficiencies due to the body’s absorption process which can render up to 85% of the pill ineffective. While they can still be beneficial, more and more people are turning to a more effective solution. Literally. Intravenous drips provide replenishing fluids, vitamins, and minerals direct to the bloodstream to achieve the maximum and most efficient benefit. Championed by everyone from celebrities to professional athletes, Vitamindrip is making waves by offering a new way to improve your health and well-being. Whether you suffer from stress, depression, headaches, a weakened immune system, allergies, muscle aches, fatigue, difficulty in concentrating, and for those with gastrointestinal disorders such as reflux and indigestion where oral supplements can prove particularly ineffective. Karen Addison of Sur Medispa, Scotland’s exclusive vitamindrip practitioner, says that there is a wide range of people who can benefit from the procedure, with the drips tailor made for the individual depending on what they need. “Athletes who are training hard for their sport and need constant rehydration, or improved magnesium levels to avoid muscle cramps and things like that get real benefits from it. They’d typically take a course of four to six drips over about six weeks. For patients with chronic fatigue or who feel particularly run-down you can get a good response from a one-off drip, while we have another one packed with vitamin C for immune system support.” With effects in as little as two to twelve hours and the procedure only taking 45 minutes so you can fit it in on your lunch break, it’s proving popular with a big cross-section of the public and although there are no adverse effects, Sur Medispa’s team of qualified medical practitioners are careful to ensure safety. “All the drips are given within therapeutic levels so there’s no chance of any toxicity,” Karen explains. “But it’s very individual so each patient goes through a rigorous health check. Their health and lifestyle is taken into consideration before we administer anything. Everything from their medical history to any medications they are currently on is taken into account and people who suffer from chronic conditions such as liver or kidney disease would be refused.” Whatever’s keeping you from feeling your best, a Vitamindrip could help you find your feet again and get back on top. Try it out!

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It’s been a fairy tale few years for Sleeping Beauty Salons who have gone from a single salon on the Shetland Islands to winning Salon of the Year at the UK wide Scratch Awards.

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ow with five salons across Scotland, the Sleeping Beauty brand is making plenty of people wake up and take notice (no kiss from Prince Charming required), and the awards keep coming; including Beauty Salon of the Year at the Look Awards 2016. A family business founded in 1999 in Lerwick, and with a second branch opening in 2006 in Inverness, it’s only been in recent years under Managing Director Lilac Miller that Sleeping Beauty has begun to really spread its wings, including opening two salons in hotels which operate almost as day spas for their clients. It’s this variety that Lilac believes is part of why their clients keep coming back. “We offer a very diverse range of treatments,” she tell us. “A lot of salons specialise and focus on waxing or tanning, but we do every treatment. We find that clients don’t just get one treatment but come back and try a couple. Plus we’re always looking for new treatments. “Having always done quite a lot of spa treatments – massages, facials, etc. – we opened the Palace Hotel Salon in Inverness and started offering more spa packages and found they were really popular. It gives our existing clients somewhere else to go and

have a spa day and also helps to look after the hotel guests for them.” Having partnered with many of the biggest names in the business to provide their treatments such as Elemis for their spa therapies, CACI for their extremely popular non-surgical treatments, St Tropez for their tanning products, and NovaLash for eyelash extensions, Sleeping Beauty clients know they are getting top end treatments provided by top class therapists but Lilac and her team have devised another way of maintaining customer loyalty with a membership scheme. Lilac says: “We’ve done the Platinum Memberships for eight or nine years now and it’s very popular. Clients who are members get 20% off treatments, discounts on products, and invites to member events and gifts on their birthday. “They join on a six or 12 month basis, then after that they can continue on a rolling contract. When they’ve committed to that they are paying in advance and the money is held on account so they don’t need to pay for treatments. It’s a popular way for people who want to budget their treatments every month.” As Sleeping Beauty continues to grow and expand, there comes the inevitable need to ensure a consistent level of service across all


“Members get 20% off treatments, discounts on products, and invites to member events” their salons, not only in terms of quality of treatments but in a cohesive style and look. By sticking to neutral, earthy colours like green, brown, and cream, Sleeping Beauty are trying to be as inclusive as possible and also attract the growing male market. In terms of establishing the Sleeping Beauty quality across all five salons, Lilac believes the quality of their training programme is integral to their success. She says: “Consistency is important. We do a lot of training both internally and externally – everyone new to the company has to go through a lot training and we do review days to make sure everyone in the company is working at the same level. “We find that with apprentices who have been here for a while, their treatment level is much higher than someone who is just out of college. Senior therapists are all trained from within, we don’t take them on from existing salons.” As well as concentrating on training up their own staff to award-winning levels, Sleeping Beauty encourages them to develop in the area they feel most comfortable. “We have some people who pretty much do everything,” says Lilac. “But many of our staff specialise in in nails, or make-up, or are holistic and complementary therapy

trained. We encourage them to pursue their passions.” It’s certainly paid off with the crowning glory being the Salon of the Year prize at the recent Scratch Awards, where they also picked up Retail Salon of the Year. Achievements that Lilac is proud of, mainly for the recognition they give the salon on a national basis. “As we are based mainly in the Highlands people presume they’d be won by places in Glasgow or Edinburgh. It’s good from a clients’ perspective as they are behind us and are delighted when we win and it’s good for the staff to get the reassurance that they’re doing well.” They’re doing more than well, with Lilac revealing they scored 98% in the mystery shopper section of their Scratch Awards victory. With quality like that on show, clients will be clamouring for more Sleeping Beauty salons to open around the UK. Should they be optimistic on that front? “Maybe not for a little while,” Lilac admits. “We hope to go down the spa route a bit more and we’re working on signature treatments and getting some products developed, continuing along the path of making it more unique.” Sounds great to us and we can’t wait to sample them! www.SalonNV.co.uk | 41


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An icon of British hairdressing, Akin Konizi has won every accolade there is to win, usually multiple times, consistently showcasing his unique talent and passion for hair.

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ut his achievements go beyond personal awards and can best be summed up by the continued success of HOB Salons. The brand, which has been going strong for over three decades, is widely regarded as one of the shining lights in the industry, offering the highest standard in quality hair care and an academy that is second to none. As HOB International Creative Director, Akin has played a vital role in overseeing the development of the company from day one and he was always confident it would become the success it is today. “Our goal was always the same, which was to create a large company with an academy,” he tells us. “We never had a fixed number but I was always aiming for around 20 salons but nothing was set in stone. “That was my initial target because then you can create a culture and a brand, but there was never a ceiling on that. We have 26 salons and two academies now and we’re very much into making sure the next generation is coming through in the right way. We’ll grow organically and do whatever is in demand, but we’re definitely not standing still as that can potentially lead you backwards.” No one can accuse Akin and HOB of not

moving forward. With over 600 staff on their books they’re getting bigger every year and while growing their team has its challenges, Akin believes the way of doing things that he and his business partners, Clive Collins and Paul Simbler, have cultivated within the brand has helped them. He says: “The team dynamic is always different from the individual. With an individual you need to develop a person, with a team you need to develop a culture. That starts from the top and needs to develop through the core. I’ve always been careful to have the right people on my team. “Myself, Clive, and Paul are very different characters but that’s the key to our relationship. We come from different angles and for that reason we come up with every diverse idea that one of us wouldn’t necessarily have thought up, but between the three of us we do. It’s always been dealt with respect support and so we are still friends.” Quality is the hallmark of the HOB brand and Akin is keen to stress his refusal to compromise saying “throughout my entire life – my company, my home – I think that if you compromise when you don’t have to that’s when things start to level. You have to aspire to develop and grow.


“I think the first thing everyone needs to ask themselves is what they actually want from their careers, it is a choice, a lot of people just get dragged along in the direction it takes. You need to be proactive with some kind of plan and then just keep working towards it. With lots of practice and continuous learning from wherever you can, the more you will achieve.” It’s that desire to grow his company and his staff that means HOB has one of the most rigorous education programmes for their employees. “We have an intensive staff training programme,” Akin says. “Anybody who joins our team has to go through it to understand our philosophies and techniques. We feel that’s very positive and sets them confidently and successfully rather than slowly finding their feet. “Everyone in the company comes to the academy at least four times a year to brush up on their skills, and it works very well. A developing company is a happy company!” With HOB developing nicely, Akin still finds the time to enter competitions and hone his skills on the big stage. As a four time British Hairdresser of the Year – tied for the most wins ever – he is respected as one of the idols of the industry. So what does such

personal glory mean to him? “It means I’m doing the right thing, going in the right direction. It means I’m developing, reaching my goals and gives me confidence. I hope it means I’ve got the support of our industry. “It feels great. As a hairdresser, confidence is a great thing.” With four wins under his belt, Akin has his sights well and truly set on number five when the winner is announced at the British Hairdressing Awards at the end of November. “I’m developing my collection and CV at the moment which will be submitted in six weeks and we’ll know at the BHA. If I win I’ll be delighted, if not I’ll try again… If I win for a fifth time that’ll be a record so that’s my next goal, to do something that’s never been done before. I’ll keep striving for that.” Akin is making a habit of doing things that have never been done before. With his work on an innovative new hairdryer with Dyson making waves around the world when it was announced recently. He says: “After many preliminary talks, Dyson and I found common values in our brands. I’m proud it is not just another hairdryer and I hope I’m the best person to convey that to our industry.

“We’ve got other ideas in the pipeline and I’m sure that we’ll be bringing more products to professionals and consumers that will be very beneficial. I don’t think we should ever stop developing the tools of our trade.” From cutting hair to designing incredible new products, there seems to be no end to the variety and diversity in Akin’s career, a blessing that he says he’s been fortunate to make the most of. “My career is very important to me and I’ve been very lucky to direct it in the way that I want it to go. So I am a hairdresser, I am a business person, I am an educator. I am all kinds of different things. I enjoy all aspects of it or else I wouldn’t be doing it, but what I enjoy most is cutting hair! “As you get older you need to adapt and change and let the younger group through. If I carried on the way I did 20 years ago I’d run out of ideas. I’d run out of steam and awareness of what the young people in fashion want and that would be the end of my business, and I want my business to continue to the next generation. This business lasts as long as a creative is able to be creative, which I always want to do.” Great news for everyone who is inspired by Akin’s work and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for Akin and HOB Salons. www.SalonNV.co.uk | 43


THE ART OF SESSION STYLING

For many it’s a dream job. A test of your imagination and originality to create the perfect look for a specific brand’s photoshoot. It’s high pressured and hard work but the perks can include travelling around the world and showcasing your work alongside some of the biggest names in the industry.

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fter coming to the wider attention of the beauty industry with her incredible The Illustrated Nail blog on Tumblr, Sophie HarrisGreenslade is one of the most sought after nail session stylists in the trade, having been called upon to paint Rihanna’s nails, signed up to the OPI A-Team, and awarded Scratch Stars Session Nail Stylist of the Year two years in a row. Sophie’s passion for session styling was kindled while assisting celebrity nail stylist Andrea Fulerton on shoots and fashion shows such as London Fashion Week. But it was The Illustrated Nail that brought offers to get involved in her own right. “From my blog I started getting approached by photographers and make-up artists to come and do nails for test shoots,” Sophie explains. “Eventually I got asked to work for published magazine shoots. I built up my portfolio and was approached by an agent, Emma Davies, who I am still with today.” It was no overnight success for Sophie though, despite having an unbelievably popular blog read by hundreds of thousands of people she had to lay plenty of ground work to make the professional scene, and says you need to be willing to put in the effort to get to where you want. “You need to have a lot of passion and be prepared to work hard. Assist on nail technician teams at fashion week and events and learn from other nail technicians. I worked for free for a long time, doing test shoots to build up my portfolio of work inbetween working in a salon and doing my own freelance clients. “The more you shoot and meet people in the industry, the more jobs you will get 44 | SalonNV Magazine

asked to do. I always tried to do every job that was offered to me as I never wanted to miss out on an opportunity. You never stop learning so it’s important to regularly update your skills and personal development by attending professional industry courses with recognised professionals and brands.” One of the most important parts of session styling is collaborating with the client to produce something that not only showcases your skills but meets their desires. “It depends on the job as some clients have a specific look in mind that they want you to create,” says Sophie. “However, I always inject my own style and personality into all my nail looks as it’s so much more fun and exciting to create something new. You still always have to keep your client’s needs or the style of the shoot or campaign in mind as the nails need to work with the whole story and you need to keep in mind the brand’s target audience. But you can still put your own twist on things? “Very much so! I want to create work that’s new and exciting and gets you noticed. It’s so much more fun to think outside of the box and to push the boundaries to create something that hasn’t been seen before. As a session stylist you create the trends!” It’s that opportunity to lead the way in the beauty industry that inspires so many stylists to get involved in session work but for Sophie the best part is that “no two days are ever the same. I get to meet so many talented creative along the way which really inspires me and pushes me further in my careers. I also had the opportunity to work with many nail artists, session nail stylists, and manicurists around the world and I am pleased to be able to call them my friends.”


Sophie certainly has travelled the world, working in exotic and far-flung locations like Paris, Berlin, Istanbul, New York, and Los Angeles. But she remembers a trip to Hong Kong with particular fondness. “A few years back I was asked to create nail art designs inspired by five fashion designers’ spring/summer collections including Manish Arora and Meadham Kirchhoff for a Hong Kong based fashion company called Joyce. I was invited to fly to Hong Kong to exhibit the work, to shoot a fashion story with them, and also create nail art for press at the event. “It was such an amazing experience and I had free reign with the nail art designs. I created a whole range of looks inspired by the prints, patterns, and cut of the collections using intricate hand painted techniques, heavy embellishments, and an assortment of textures on long stiletto nails. It was amazing to be able to push the boundaries of my nail art designs and an incredible experience to visit and work in Hong Kong.” By creating such innovative designs and inspiring so many people through her blog, it’s no surprise Sophie has been the recipient of so many awards and she doesn’t take her accolades for granted. “It’s a real honour to be recognised in such an amazing industry,” she says humbly. “Just to be nominated for an award is an achievement in itself; to be in the same category as some amazing nail stylists, all of whom I know and admire. Even though I have won awards I always feel inspired to do more and I want to continue growing as a nail technician and pass on my skills to others through teaching.” We’re sure there’s plenty more awards to come for Sophie and you can stay up to date with her latest work at theillustratednail.tumblr.com. www.SalonNV.co.uk | 45


In a world dominated by greed, short-termism, and the desire for instant results, one beauty brand has made it its goal to create something more sustainable.

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avines has gone from research laboratory to world-renowned cosmetics company and they’ve done it without sacrificing their personal and ethical responsibilities, going out of their way to improve the work life quality of the thousands of beauty professionals around the globe who call on them to help satisfy their clients’ needs. One of the key influences behind Davines’ rise in popularity in recent years has been Artistic Director Angelo Seminara. With an illustrious CV including a spell as International Creative Director at Trevor Sorbie and with regular contributions to fashion shows including Milan, Paris, New York, and London, he was an obvious choice to bring his expertise and flair to Davines. Since 2011 he has been gaining more and more influence in expanding the scope of the brand and it’s a partnership that’s flourished with the combination of two partners who both share the same values and desires. “I love the people, the sense of community, and the respect that Davines shows towards our planet,” Angelo tells us when we ask about how they’ve meshed since his arrival five years ago. “It was a very natural decision to choose Davines at the time. I wanted to work with a company that thought sustainably and that wasn’t the biggest, so we could grow together, sharing our passion, our philosophy, and enjoying the ride together with our colleagues worldwide.” And what a ride it’s been! The three time British Hairdresser of the Year has seen his role at Davines evolve and grow along with the company. As well as playing a pivotal part in events such as Davines annual Worldwide Hair Tour (WWHT), which this year took place in Los Angeles, Angelo is involved closely with the Educational, Marketing, and Creative directors to further establish the brand but his role certainly doesn’t lack variety. He says, “It varies from day to day, from month to month, and from year to year! At the beginning I was creating the collections and inspiring the team and now after five years it has evolved gradually, so I am now helping to develop new products, new tools, and have even created a collaborative product line (Your Hair Assistant), which makes me very proud.” Your Hair Assistant, which launched in January of this year, is just one of the multitude of Davines lines available for both professional and at-home use, with many of their ranges more than suitable for both due to their quality and utility. For Angelo this means creating products that also correspond with the company’s ethos.

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“Davines products are great because they are based on sustainability, they perform excellently, and they are easy to use,” says Angelo. “As an ambassador I’ve always strived for excellence in all areas and I always try to push the boundaries in the colour world with Davines as this is one of my biggest passions. “Testing after testing is our secret to keeping the standard high. We like to involve our clientele to collaborate and we are continuingly innovating thanks to their invaluable feedback.” Angelo and Davines seem like a match made in heaven, with both determined to put their heart and soul into their work and following the same ethical guidelines. He tells us that their similarities have helped establish a bond between the two. “I love nature and all the elements of this planet. I think on this point Davines and myself are on the same wavelength. I constantly work with artists, directors, producers, and art curators around the world and we always strive to create and sustain beauty and beautiful things, in the same way that Davines does. “I think we have built a great relationship. We trust each other and there is a synergy between the two brands which has allowed us to be creative and to have the freedom to explore and to achieve excellent new results.” Being allowed such creative freedom has helped Angelo and Davines put some amazing collections together, inspire thousands at events like WWHT, and, of course, create products that are the envy of most other brands. Not a simple task when you are dealing with such a diverse customer base something Angelo has to consider when coming up with the next big idea. “I believe that we are different and we all have opinions and passions,” he explains. “When I work with Davines I always try to put myself in the shoes of our clients and I try to achieve a great result and finished product for them. I always try to give them the best I can, using my experience and knowledge.” With such amazing success over the past five years there can be no doubt it is working… but what does the next five years have in store for Davines and Angelo Seminara? He says simply: “We will continue to innovate, create, and inspire.” And we can’t wait to see the results!


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Liz McKeon

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SELF-DISCIPLINE… HOW I T W I L L E N SU R E YOU R S A LON I S A SUCCE S S Your ability to develop the habit of self-discipline will contribute more to your salon success than any other personal quality. Self-discipline can be described as ‘the ability to make yourself do, what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.’

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usiness owners who enjoy great success have the ability to think long-term, delaying gratification in the short term so that they can enjoy even greater rewards. The key word is ‘sacrifice.’ It is the ability to sacrifice immediate pleasure in the present so that you can enjoy rewards later on. Self-discipline means self-control and self-mastery: it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy pleasurable experiences in your day to day life, but it does mean that you have them after you have done all the necessary hard work and completed your key building business tasks. If you want to achieve all that is possible for you, there are seven disciplines you must develop: 1. Daily Goal Setting: Focus and concentration are the essential qualities for success. Every morning, take three to five minutes to write out your top goals in the present tense. By writing out your 10 goals at the beginning of each day, you will programme them deep into your subconscious mind. It will stimulate your mind and make you more alert. Throughout the day you will see opportunities and possibilities to help you move more rapidly toward your goals. 2. Daily Time Management Take a few minutes, to plan out every activity for the coming day. Always work from a list and always think on paper. The more you plan, the better you use your time and the more you accomplish. Organise the list by priority before starting work. Use the A B C D E method to set priorities. This is based on considering the consequences of doing or not doing a particular task. A = Must do – serious consequences for not doing B = Should do – mild consequences for non-completion C = Nice to do – no consequences for non-completion D = Delegate – everything you possibly can E = Eliminate – everything you can to free up more time. The discipline of time management spreads to all your other disciplines and has immediate benefits in the quality of your work life.

3. The Discipline of Courage: Courage makes you do what you should do, teaching you to deal with your fears rather than avoiding them. It is another habit that is developed by practicing whenever it is required. The biggest obstacle to business success is the fear of failure. Make a habit of confronting fears rather than avoiding them. For practice, identify one fear in your life and then discipline yourself to deal with it, to confront it, do whatever it takes as quickly as you possibly can. This will give you the courage and confidence to go through your life and deal with every fearful situation. “Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson 4. Excellent Health Habits: The key to health can be summarised in a few words – rest well, eat less, and exercise more! Design and imagine your ideal body in your own estimation and let this become your goal. Develop the habit of exercising daily, best done in the morning before you have time to think about it. 5. The Discipline of Hard Work: The harder you work, the luckier you get! Develop the reputation for being a hard worker and work all the time you work! In other words, don’t waste time. Continually ask yourself “what is the most valuable use of my time right now?” Whatever your answer, work on that every hour of every day.

6. Develop The Discipline of Persistence: The greatest test of self-discipline is when you persist in the face of adversity. Your persistence is the measure of your belief in yourself and in what you are doing. Selfdiscipline leads to improved self-esteem and a greater sense of personal power – all very useful in running a successful salon. 7. Making Time For People Relationships are everything. Be sure that in climbing the ladder of success, you do not find it leaning against the wrong building. Make time for your relationships every day, no matter how busy you get. There are many benefits of practicing self-discipline: • The habit of self-discipline virtually guarantees your success in life. • You will get more done, faster, and of higher quality than with any other skill. • You will be paid more. • You will experience a greater sense of self control, self-reliance, and personal power. •

With self-discipline, you will have strength of character to persist over all obstacles until you eventually succeed. Begin today to practice self-discipline in every area of your life and your future salon success will be guaranteed.

Liz McKeon is a Business Coach and Trainer, specializing in the Beauty Industry. We are running a management programme on the 4th, 5th, 6th of July in Swords Co. Dublin. For full information about this programme and other events check out www.lizmckeon.com or call 00353 86 386 1243


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Emil Mcmahon

THE CARETAKER

IS R ETA I L R E A L LY I M PORTA N T ?

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ecently, whilst hosting a retail training session, a question was asked by a young stylist: “Is retail really important?” When I asked why he asked his answer was all about online shopping and how consumers now buy everything they want on internet sites, invariably at reduced prices. Whilst it isn’t true that everyone buys everything online, it is a major player in the world of retail and as such his question provoked an outcry from the rest of the group about their product houses supplying other sites and how it was preventing them from being able to get their clients to buy from them. Now I am an avid online shopper and tend to browse sites almost daily, but there are some things I really do need help and advice with, and in those situations I seek out an expert who can give me the information I need to make sure my purchase is the right one. Advice and information, it’s a hairdressers secret weapon; their expertise and experience should be the tool they use to engage their clients and help them with their product choices. Accepting that some people will always want the bargain, and always want to go hunting for it, doesn’t mean that we stop retailing in salons. On the contrary it should make each and every client visit a more structured and focused opportunity to share the wealth of knowledge we all have about the products we stock. The world of retailing changes daily and all the different channels of business are trying to squeeze every last penny out of the consumers purse, that’s

just the way it is. But it’s not the way it needs to be in salons. Retail really is important, not just for the obvious monetary reasons, it’s also important because it means that hairdressers, who spend at least 45 minutes making sure their clients hair looks sensational in the salon, are able to recommend the very best products and equipment to use at home which will help them achieve better results when they style their hair themselves. The young stylist who asked the initial question, “Is retail really important?” suggested that whilst my answer made sense he would rather focus on booking the next appointment and trying to encourage the client to upgrade their service each time they visited. I applaud him for his honesty, but, and it’s a serious but, hairdressers should never lose site of the fact that each of their clients has to use a range of products on their hair at home, and if the choices are left to them, without any advice having been given by their stylist, then who knows what they might choose from an online site. If they buy products they have seen in the salon, then so be it, at least they chose the product because they recognised it, but did they buy it for that reason, or maybe because it was on offer, or maybe because their hairdresser never gave them the chance to buy direct from them? Retail really is important. Why? Because it’s an intrinsic part of the service we should offer every client. If they decide to buy elsewhere after we have made our recommendation, that’s part of the way shoppers shop now, but it should never be a good enough reason to stop sharing advice and recommendations to all our clients.

Advice and information, it’s a hairdressers secret weapon; their expertise and experience should be the tool they use to engage their clients and help them with their product choices.

Emil McMahon offers training on all aspects of customer interaction and social media. For more details visit www.emilthecaretaker.com or email emil_mcm@hotmail.com

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Words Steven Gunnip, Director, Salon Evolution

HOW TO BOOST CLIENTELE AND INCOME WHEN EXPERIENCING A LULL IN BUSINESS When faced with quieter periods, salons should resist the urge to panic and instead turn their attention to utilising the time effectively to the benefit of the business.

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his is the perfect time for staff to perfect their skills and knowledge, enabling them to deliver a broad range of treatments and services to suit individual client needs, to the best of their ability. Every minute of business time should be fully maximised, whether the salon is busy with customers or not, and stylists and therapists should continually practice their technique, particularly when there is free time in the salon, to ensure that clients return to them and recommend them to others. This will ensure that, every time they see a client, the treatment is as near to perfect as possible and the client leaves knowing it was money well spent. A quieter period is also a great time to go through client history records to determine who has visited recently and who has not booked in for a while. Look at the treatments these clients have previously enjoyed and offer incentives and promotions on these, or recommend new treatments that they may enjoy to entice them back to the salon. It’s worth spending the time sending individual incentives, tailored to clients’ specific needs; this has the desirable effect of making the client feeling special and valued as an individual. It is also more likely to translate in to a sale or booking, as it works as targeted marketing. During these quieter periods consider offering extras, such as a hand or head massage, when clients are at the backwash, or a free shave with every style. Remind existing clients of the little extras that set you apart from other salons that they

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may have forgotten about. If you offer a menu of alcoholic refreshments instead of soft drinks, why not remind them of this? Consider setting up a mini bar in your salon on a Friday night, or a coffee bar over the weekend, and shout about it to clients who haven’t visited in a while. Anything that makes the experience that bit more memorable will distinguish you from the many competitors in town, setting you on the road to salon success and helping to ensure repeat customers. To encourage repeat custom it’s also crucial that you and your team understand what your unique selling point (USP) is; what do you do differently to any other salons in town? What do you want to be known for? It’s these key elements that you should be aiming to promote and deliver to each client that walks through the door, ensuring a cohesive service every time. In a world with so much choice, it’s important to place a firm emphasis on what really makes your business stand out from the rest. The market is there for male salons that provide a different experience and atmosphere. Make sure that your clients understand your specialities as well as the services or added extras you offer that no other salon in the region does. Put these at the forefront of your business and key promotions, as they will really set you apart from your competition. Also ensure your staff understand the importance of constantly reminding your clientele of this unique aspect to your business. A key driver of any salon business is acquiring new clients from your direct market. At Salon Evolution, we work with a range of brands across

the hair and beauty sectors to encourage new clients into salons at the times when they need it most, through personalised solutions that ensure salons maximise all areas of the business, increase customer potential and result in a motivated team, providing a heightened all-round client experience. We don’t believe in the hard sell; all of our team is equipped with low profile selling skills, working on the basis of information and education, to ensure maximum results. Implement this in your salon by encouraging clients into the salon with ‘2 for 1’ offers, as opposed to half price deals, which people can either share with a friend, or enjoy individually and then come back at a later date for their freebie. This will ensure that you receive the full price for a treatment and inject additional capital into the business during a quiet period, with the added bonus that the extra treatment can be enjoyed by a new client or by someone who will come back to the salon in the future, leaving them more likely to become a loyal customer. Finally, use this quieter period as a time to put structures in place across the whole business. It is important to consistently keep up-to-date with all of the correct systems in order to maximise efficiency. Running a successful business can require a huge amount of processes and procedures, which take time and effort to implement, however having these in place will ensure your business will run more smoothly throughout the year, saving you time - and clients - in the long run.


SALON SOFTWARE It’s the 21st century. We have electric cars, smart watches, ‘hoverboards’, and phones in our pocket that can shoot video, find Pokémon, and do pretty much everything else you could ever imagine. Yet still we find salons that are doing things the same old way they’ve been done for a hundred years.

If that sounds like you then we’re here to tell you why you should be embracing technology in 2016. Now there’s nothing wrong with being a traditionalist. People like the comfort of knowing they can phone up their local salon, speak to the receptionist, and make an appointment for next Tuesday with Belinda for a cut and colour.

SOCIAL MEDIA With over a billion people on Facebook right now the chances are you’ve already got it. But are you maximising its potential for your business? Opening up a page for your shop is simple, easy, beneficial, and can even be fun. By encouraging your existing customers to ‘like’ your page you’ll quickly build up a following online and by posting interesting content – recent cool haircuts, special offers, events in the local community – you’ll find your page being shared to people who previously didn’t know about you. This instantly increases your brand awareness and gives you the opportunity to reach out. You can’t phone up all your regulars to let them know you have a space available on Friday but it takes less than a minute to post it on Facebook and alert everyone who follows you. Their friends then see them booking an appointment with you online and suddenly they’re interested. The snowball effect is underway. The same goes for Twitter and Instagram but Facebook is the behemoth of the social media world so that should be your first step. Social media is completely free (unless you choose to take out more targeted adverts) so can you really afford not to give it a go?

Salon Evolution – Virtual Receptionist Having a great receptionist or front of house team can be a big hit with your customers and help promote a smooth relationship between

But that doesn’t quite cut it these days. People are busier than ever, but on the upside they’re more connected with each other than ever. You can take advantage of that by using a variety of new software, some completely free, that will bring you closer to your current clients and bring you in contact with clients you didn’t even know were out there.

you both in terms of increased sales, client loyalty, and customer retention. However, it comes at a great expense and it’s not always one a small salon can afford. The other option has been having your staff answer the phone while they’re working but this takes their attention away from their number one priority – the clients. Rather than miss calls or not have your staff focused on the customer in their chair, Londonbased business development and marketing agency Salon Evolution has devised a Virtual Receptionist service. This bespoke answering phone system removes the daily disturbance of phone calls and allows your staff to fully concentrate on their clients. As well as leading clients into appointment slots that suit your salon through its ‘intelligent booking’, this tailored service represents your salon in a premium, seamless way, ensuring clients are catered for as they would be in the salon.

LOOP Keeping on top of your staff in the salon can be a big enough challenge without all the added hassle that a big company would have their human resources department handle. Since hiring someone solely to deal with staff rotas, holidays, sick days, salaries, commissions, etc. is a non-starter for most small salons, Loop is the perfect solution. A cloud based, online salon management HR facility, it enables management and staff to share valuable information and maximise employee

performance 24-hours a day. Quick and easy to use, it puts everything you need at your fingertips in a simple interface that will see you saving time and money almost instantly. Financial planning, benchmarking, and excellent team building strategies are all part of Loop’s straightforward business building tools designed to keep you informed, your team on track, and your company in profit.

i-Salon With over two decades experience providing software to the hair and beauty sector, i-Salon offer a range of features to help your salon be a success. Their i-Salon Appointment Book helps you look at unsold appointments and work on filling the gaps while auto-generating reminder texts to your customers to ensure they never miss an appointment. You can create and manage standby lists so that if a gap appears you have a willing customer ready to slot right in – no more downtime. Keep an eye on of your income with their full till system that tracks all your transactions, discounts, promotions, and loyalty points and also has fully integrated credit card payment processing. You can even take pre-pay account payments and manage up-front deposits, while financial reports make your month-end more efficient. That’s just the tip of the iceberg with stock control, marketing, and client record management also included to give you the full package. www.SalonNV.co.uk | 51


OPENING A SECOND SALON

Nicola Smyth Award Winning Hair, Warwick

It’s taken a lot of blood, a lot of sweat, and more tears than you’d care to admit but you’ve made a success of your first salon. What next?

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ou might be quite willing to make a living from your shop and live out your days happy and content but what about you empire builders out

there… Despite the experience and confidence you’ve gained from setting up your own business and making a living from it, taking the next step into opening a second location can be just as, if not more, daunting. That’s true whether you’ve been in the industry for four years or 40 years so don’t let that fear put you off. The key is to take your time and plan out the path to success. Just as you did for your first salon, there are certain fundamental issues you need to consider and account for before you take the plunge and we spoke with some fellow multiple salon owners about what they were. 52 | SalonNV Magazine

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Times three, as the saying goes. “When expanding to a second salon, the initial key is location,” says Sue Haydon, who knows a thing or two about it as Salon Development Manager at Trevor Sorbie. “It’s important to consider the market and the demographics of locations and whether these work for your new salon. At Trevor Sorbie, we spend a lot of time on this as we believe that is the key to success. Once you know your perfect location, then it’s down to finding a great site. Ideally, it’s good to avoid anywhere that needs building work as this can be very costly. However, if this is the only option then use this with landlord negotiations. With your new unit, look at what utilities are provided as this can be costly. Is there a service charge? What are the rates? Is there somewhere to put your bins? Little things like this sound minor but they turn out to be really important!” Picking the right setting for your brand can come down to everything from bin placement to the ‘feel’ of the street, which Nicola Smyth took into account when opening the second of her Award Winning Hair branded salons. “We felt that Smith Street in Warwick was the perfect setting for the salon. The whole street is full of independent traders and like a little family with everyone supporting each other. Because it was also being used as an overflow salon when our flagship Leamington salon was full, we decided on Warwick due to it being quite close.” STAFF

The lifeblood of your organisation, you may wish to move staff from one salon to another, or to try and recruit staff as talented as your current lot. Of course, in some instances of opening a new salon you may not get that luxury, as as Matthew Curtis, top hair stylist from Britain’s Next Top Model, discovered when he opened his second salon Matthew Curtis Hair Retreat at Hoar Cross Hall, a grade II listed stately home. “When I took on the project we had to bring on board the previous team members due to TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)).” This regulation protects employment rights

Trevor Sorbie, Covent Garden

when employees transfer from one business to another, meaning their contract and benefits are also transferred to the new owner. However, even without perhaps his first choice staff, his new salon is on course to more than double its turnover in its first year of business. You may also be tempted to hire the cream of the crop from nearby salons, but Sue believes this is a mistake, saying: “Don’t poach from local salons! It will come back on your some day and it is poor business ethics. Just let the team find you and if you’re a great place to work then they will!” DESIGN

While maintaining a style across multiple locations is good for building your brand recognition, how much is too much? Do you just want to build the same salon in a different location or do you want to adapt it to the local environment? Those decisions can be taken out of your hands as Matthew discovered when he opened at Hoar Cross Hall. “My second salon design differs from my Stratford flagship as it had to be sensitive to the existing surroundings, so the steampunk style would not have been right in this instance,” he admits. “We felt obliged when building our second salon to respect the status of Hoar Cross Hall, agreeing that no expense should be spared in creating a space which both complemented and paid homage to such an esteemed setting.” Sue says Trevor Sorbie learned from their mistakes when opening a salon up north and not giving it enough of its own identity. “Just because something works in the first salon, it doesn’t mean that it will work in the second,” she explains. “For example, when we opened our Manchester Salon, we tried to model it on London. However, Manchester clients want Manchester with a bit of London thrown in. When we tailored the salon to its demographic’s needs and wants, it became so much more successful!” Maintaining the branding across both salons was integral for Nicola Smyth and she says they “learnt so much from opening and developing our first salon that this time we knew exactly what was needed. The branding flows continuously through both salons – our NYC feel and design is one of the reasons our clients choose to come to Nicola Smyth.” Of course when designing your shop there is always the risk of your heart running away from your head and you taking on a project you can’t afford so we’ll leave you with this advice from Sue. “Emotion and creativity is at the heart of everything we do in this profession but be sure to keep your business head on when shopfitting or you will overspend. Remember – you want to make some money!” www.SalonNV.co.uk | 53


RUSH H A IR, YORK

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ne of Britain’s fastest growing hair brands, Rush Hair has opened their latest salon in the historic city of York. This is the first time the company has chosen a location outside London, the South East, and the Midlands. The 70-strong salon group synonymous in providing clients with beautiful hair at affordable prices, opened its newest salon on York’s bustling Market Street in June to immediate success. The team at Rush Hair have over 20 years’ experience in creating the latest on-trend styles offering high quality services and the latest treatments and trends to all their clients. Rush Hair is an industry leader in cut and colour services and their stylists are regulars at London Fashion Week, working backstage at Erdem, Peter Pilotto, Daks and Anya Hindmarch. The franchisee of Rush York, is Jessica Graville, a native Brazilian who has been calling York home for over 11 years now. Jessica says, “I fell in love with York the minute I laid my eyes on it and my husband

and I feel that we couldn’t have chosen a better place to bring up our children and to open our new salon.” Jessica was attracted to the array of awards Rush Hair have won and their commitment to training and development for all members of staff and the brand. Having York as her hometown simplified Jessica’s decision as to the location for the salon. Jessica says, “York is an absolutely beautiful city, the scenery and historical buildings are breathtaking, and with the love that we have for York, it just made sense opening our Salon here.” Noticing the potential and fantastic opportunity for Rush in York, she goes on to say “our aim is to give our clients the best salon experience they can get, from great customer care, to a fantastic hairdressing service, where clients leave feeling absolutely beautiful and confident. Our aim is to make sure every client feels special.” For appointments at Rush York please call the salon on 01904 236458 or book online at www. rush.co.uk/salons/york

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lacton-on-Sea salon Hoop Haircutters have recently opened their brand new, bespoke salon in Great Clacton to the public. The doors were opened after a year of finding the perfect premises and three heavy months of hard work and renovating. The new salon was formerly an old Barclays Bank that the team had to completely renovate, starting from scratch. It has now been well and truly transformed into a hairdressing haven and features a whole new look and feel. With a clean, neutral colour scheme and rustic wooden details, the salon has an earthy and serene feel, making it the perfect setting for Clacton’s beauty conscious clients to come and relax. The design draws upon French and English heritage and each area of the salon has its own individual vibe. The backwash is in a separate area to the rest of the salon and has a spa-like feel with mood lighting and relaxing music and the 20 styling stations are

now on islands, giving the client that little bit more privacy. The salon now also boasts a beautiful new coffee bar in the waiting area where hot drinks are served as well as wines and beers. Hoop offers Schwarzkopf Professional products, from the IGORA colour ranges to the OSiS+ styling range. Hoop Haircutters have been in business for over 20 years and are not short of fabulous hairdressing talent. The salon has been finalised for numerous prestigious awards and team members Emma Bedwell and Lauren Saunders have spent time training on the national Clynol Protégé Team, working under the wing of the hairdressing industry’s greatest mentors. The £100,000 refit had Hoop’s staff members and salon owner, Tim Thomas working tirelessly to make the dream a reality. Tim says, “We couldn’t be happier in our brand new salon! The staff are all absolutely loving their new workplace.” To make an appointment call 01255 474 392 or visit www. hoophair.co.uk

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itch & Aitch have added to their growing team of salons with their new boutique-led Aitch SE24 in Herne Hill, London. With an edgy and eclectic look, helping out stand out from the group’s other two shops in Beckenham and West Wickham, Kent, Aitch SE24 promises to offer on-trend cuts and colour from its hand-picked team of expert cutters and colourists. A lively opening event showcased the salon’s design aesthetics that include a classic LP feature wall, an antique medicine cabinet retail display and a beautiful open brickwork-encased fireplace, with champagne and canapés to mark the occasion. Building an environment that encourages your visit to the salon to be more of an experience than just a cut and colour, mobile phones are discouraged and children are restricted to family days – Wednesday between 9-5pm and

Sundays from 9am-6pm. Their list of services is second to none, with the usual cut and finish, blow-dry, and updos, customers can also avail themselves of one of their special treatments. They have expertly trained stylists to fit hair extensions and also offer Keratin Smoothing Treatment to improve the shine and lustre of your locks. As one of the leading specialists in hair colouring, Aitch Se24 are experts in a variety of looks including balayage, ombre, highlights, and lowlights. And you are guaranteed the best products with a visit to Aitch SE24 as they use Davines, the sustainable hair care brand. Client happiness is of vital importance to the team and each appointment includes a complementary consultation to ensure customers get exactly what they want, and with events like music and cocktail nights you know they care about looking after their clients.

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NICOL A SMY T H AWA R D W INNING H A IR

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second salon has been added to the Nicola Smyth Award Winning Hair group based in Warwickshire. The latest addition to the expanding network is at 66 Smith Street, in the county town of Warwick, just west of the Nicola Smyth flagship salon in Leamington Spa. The new salon maintains the group’s character for modern, comfortable and identifiable interiors, bringing together all the trademark notes of the brand. Think urban-loft, a touch of NYC, a splash of pop colour, and moodenhancing lighting that brings the Warwick salon to life. Clients are welcomed to the salon at the idigbo wood reception desk, a statement timber that runs throughout the salon. While the luxurious square quilted seating makes for a pleasant salon visit, the centerpiece backwash room, encased by loft-style window panels along with multisensory inducing features, provides the very best in relaxation time. Surround-sound music on the

salon floor and far afield visuals from the built-in plasma screen within this new backwash captures the moment. Creating the most desirable salon space in the local area, you’ll find the iconic SMEG fridge stacked with champagne for all clients - whether you choose to enjoy their hospitality in their chesterfield waiting area, or in the salon, it all adds up to the ultimate salon experience. Winners of a string of accolades including ‘Colour Salon of the Year’ at the Salon Business Awards 2015, the quality of hair speaks for itself, with the bustling flagship nearby. Sit back, enjoy the thoughtful touches, and let the extended Nicola Smyth team create the best hair, in your own ‘frame’, and enjoy the award-winning feel of Nicola Smyth Award Winning Hair. You can book online at www. nicolasmyth.co.uk , by emailing bookings@nicolasmyth.com, or by telephoning 01926 494 411. There’s no excuse why you shouldn’t have award winning hair as well!

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THE KEY

Has your personal or professional life stalled? Have you hit a roadblock on the path to prosperity that you can’t seem to get round? Are you unable to unlock the door to success? You need The Key.

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t’s the result of two decades of development from entrepreneur and scientist Christine McGrory and it’s helped change the lives of thousands of people since 2010. A combination of leadership and management principles and mindfulness philosophies learned over her career, Christine has combined them all to build the perfect program for anyone looking to improve their life by embracing positive emotions. Lana Hunter is just one of the many success stories. Owner of City Chic Permanent Make-up in Glasgow, she was struggling professionally and personally before taking a chance on a Christmas present from a friend who had taken The Key. “Within a half hour of being on the course I realised life wasn’t happening to me, I was creating it,” said Lana. “Whether it’s positive or negative you attract certain things. I did the programme and put the principles into action and I’ve changed my life. “It’s a motivational self-development course and it’s taught me the power of manifestation. I would never have sat down and done vision boards but now as fast I’m making them they’re happening! When I went on the course I wanted to open my own training academy, now I’m opening it in October. Everything is falling into place. I was in a cycle of going out with guys that weren’t right for me,

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I didn’t believe that I deserved a relationship. Now I’m in the best relationship of my life. “Everything just happened. If you believe you can achieve. I was quite sceptical and only went along to not let my friend down but she’d done it before and knew it would be right for me. It’s transformed my life. The Key helped me achieve my dreams.” Now Lana is an ambassador for The Key, bringing it to other people and helping out with courses. She says she’s brought it to 50 people and every one of them has taken something positive from it. Christine and her team are bringing The Key to the SECC for their World Conference on August 28th, with the full variety of different programmes they offer being showcased. It’s a great chance to sample The Key and get a feel for how it can help change your life and learn how to apply the principles to your business. With The Key set to expand around the UK, including heading to London and Manchester in the near future, no matter where you are you can prepare to take the next step on the journey of your life.


BRIGHTON’S SIMON WEBSTER HAIR CROWNED PRS FOR MUSIC’S MUSIC MAKEOVER WINNERS BEATING 300 SALONS ACROSS THE UK PRS for Music, the membership organisation that represents the rights of 118,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers, established the Music Makeover campaign to showcase and raise awareness of how good music can impact businesses. The quality of the sound system itself, the acoustics, music choice, and volume all impact both your customers’ and staff’s experience.

More than 300 entrants from around the UK were judged by a panel comprising PRS Chairman, Guy Fletcher, PRS for Music’s commercial director, Paul Clements, PRS for Music’s head of marketing, Paul Sims, PR consultant, Jonathan Morrish, esteemed record producer, Steve Levine, Small Business Saturday’s Michelle Ovens, Vitality Magazine’s Tricia McDougall, and last year’s winner Paula Foskett.

PRS for Music’s team of music experts will now work with the Simon Webster Hair will now be able to develop and curate their music use to best benefit their business, pairing music as winning owner to transform their salon into a music haven, with top of the line equipment and a post-makeover launch party. a key part of their service offering.

WIN NER A N D RU N NERS UP Winner – prize value £5,000 Simon Webster Hair, Brighton. Two runners up – prize value £2,500 each Westbourne Beauty Clinic, Emsworth. THESALONOFCHI, Henley.

Guy Fletcher OBE, PRS Chairman said: “I really liked Simon and Sophie’s energy and enthusiasm in their salon. What particularly impressed me was that they are incorporating local artists and talent within their music offering. We love that they care about Brighton’s wider music community alongside their business. Congratulations to the team and we very much look forward to working with you.” Winner Sophie Webster: “We’re over the moon! Thank you so much PRS for Music. We try so hard to work with all the amazing creative industries in Brighton with music at the forefront and we’re so excited to be finally able to have a music system that reflects our passion.” www.SalonNV.co.uk | 57


WASHED OUT COLOURS ARE FOR JEANS, NOT HAIR. There’s nothing worse than seeing your resplendent red, alluring auburn, or brilliant blonde locks slowly fading away, being stripped of their lustre and, even worse, receiving permanent damage because you haven’t maintained them.

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good care regime is vital. Not only will it keep you looking better for longer, it’s more cost efficient than dealing with run-down hair once it is past the point of no return. But where do you begin? Gemma Hensman is Co-Director and Art Director of Hensmans. With two award-winning salons in Milton Keynes and Northampton, Gemma is a Schwarzkopf Ambassador and has also presented for the Fellowship of British Hairdressers. “If your hair colour has gone flat, the first step to getting your hair back in great condition is to ask your chosen salon for a consultation. Your stylist will look to see what your hair needs. Flat hair can be due to environmental damage, heat, or chemical factors, so it’s important to get the right course of treatment for your hair type. “In most cases the best thing to do initially is start a course of conditioning treatments that will rebalance the moisture and protein levels, in turn this will brighten, strengthen and give added gloss to your hair. “It is always important to use the recommended home care products in order to get the best longevity and quality from your colour, these will be prescriptive to your hair type and enable the best styling results. “Once you have the hair in good condition you could look to add other colours if required.” With a Mayfair salon and another three in Oxford, Mahogany Hair is a centre of hairdressing excellence and their Head of Colour Tai Walker has years of experience helping his clients keep their colours from getting dreary and he agrees with Gemma about adding colour. 58 | SalonNV Magazine

“Usually the case is to add more tones to give it a multi-tonal effect,” he tells us. “Adding caramels, beiges, and nudes will give better light reflection. “If your blonde is looking flat, ask your colourist to make the shade of blonde iridescent, which means combining warm and cool tones within the one shade to make your blonde ‘sparkle’. For brunettes, try going for interlocking sections using more than one shade of brunette instead of one global blanket coverage. Subtle muted red or copper undertones can be key to achieving this. “There are things you can do at home but only with the guidance of your colourist! Gentle direct dye toners i.e. colour mousses can be prescribed by your colourist to help maintain colour between salon visits. “Violet/blue based shampoo can be used once or twice a week, depending on your at-home hair care regime. Again colour mousses can give a slightly longer term result. Just monitor usage as over doing it could cause a tonal build up giving a dull finish on the hair.” If you are heading abroad for some fun in the sun and sea then both Gemma and Tai have some advice to avoid holiday horror hair. Gemma says: “If you swim on a regular basis it is more important than ever to opt for a professional shampoo range to keep your hair in great condition. As your hair is coming in contact with water more than it usually would this would cause your colour to fade quicker and dry the hair out which when yellow tones can start to keep through.” While Tai says: “UV is the biggest culprit in yellow tones and brassiness. Protection sprays and creams should be used throughout the summer season. Remember how easy it is to get sunburn without protection even on overcast days, those UV rays are doing the same damage to your hair colour!”


I.C.O.N. Transformational Infusion An intense, 60-second treatment, specially formulated to increase the longevity of permanent, or semi-permanent colour. Leaves the hair feeling and looking silky soft with a glossy shine.

R+Co Gemstone Color Shampoo and Conditioner Not only great for anyone with colourtreated hair, it’s also completely colourblind; it works for blondes, brunettes, and redheads alike.

Schwarzkopf Professional BC Colour Freeze Treatment An intensely restoring, creamy treatment for colour treated hair delivering in-depth care.

Fudge Professional Dynamite Hydrating Hair Drink A deep penetrating premium salon quality intensive rinse out crème from Fudge designed to protect, hydrate, repair, and restore dry and damaged hair.

Indola Kera Bond With an instant and tangible reduction of breakage of up to 90%. Lightening, lifting, and colouring processes all experience dramatically improved hair quality.

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Hair-raising Halloween

It’s the one day of the year you don’t mind being visited by a scary skeleton, a wicked witch, or a ghoulish ghost. Halloween is coming and Britain loves to use it as an excuse to get dressed up and head out for a night on the town.

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e have some incredible shots from The Academy of Make Up, showing just what a talented make-up artist can do in our Showcase section on the pages following this – though I warn you, they are truly terrifying! If you’re looking to jazz up your nails then there’s a step-by-step to get you in the fancy-dress mood, so if you’ve been inspired by our interview with session stylist Sophie Harris-Greenslade, that’s for you. Of course, Halloween is also one of the few days where it’s acceptable to turn up to work with bright green hair or pink highlights, so what are the best products to give your clients the look they want? Whether it’s just a quick fix for the night or if they’re wanting to turn it into a more permanent look there are plenty of options to choose from. Lasting up to 20 washes, the IGORA ColorWorx shades from Schwarzkopf Professional offer great versatility when applied to blonde or lightened hair to create dazzling effects. Whether you’re choosing a flame-like palette from yellow to red for a firey-look, or doing your best mermaid impression with some blue-green-purple, the range is now available in Schwarzkopf Professional partner salons. For a striking, semi-permanent look you can’t go wrong with Organic Colour Systems No Limits range. Great for applying in the salon, you can also sell the colours to your clients to use at home to revitalise their colour in-between salon appointments if they decide they like it so much they just need to keep it going! As their name suggest, Organic Colour Systems stray away from using too many chemicals and additives in their products so you won’t be damaging your clients’ locks and with 64 colours you can be sure you’ll find what you need, whether you’re styling Cruella de Vil or Marge Simpson. It’s not uncommon for customers to stick with what was originally a risky choice so 60 | SalonNV Magazine

if your client is looking to keep a blonde or silver look (the in-thing for men these days) refreshed between visits then you can recommend they try Indola’s Profession Colour Style Mousse Street Style collection which boasts a range of bold and bright pearly tones. If commitment isn’t your thing then the JOICO InstaTints could be just what you’re looking for. Lasts up to three days but washes out in a single shampoo, meaning you can perfect your Undead Bride at night and still be office ready by the morning. Perfect for that shiny and shimmering look, you can combine the five shades into the ideal hue, and at under a fiver each, you won’t be breaking the bank. Of course, if you’re being extra careful and don’t want to risk your hair at all, you can always go down the wig route. Hothair’s new range of fantasy coloured wigs come in a range of colours and styles, from dark and gothic to bright and colourful. Whatever you choose, you’ll certainly stand out this Halloween.


Step by step With Halloween just around the corner, Salon System GELLUX Expert Nail Technician, Julie-Anne Larivière has created this spooktacular Halloween cat nail design. Step 1 Prepare nail and clean with GELLUX Prep + Wipe (£4.05), and apply GELLUX Fast Bond (£5.85). Allow to dry for 60 seconds.

Step 2 Apply GELLUX Easy Off Base Coat (£11.95), then cure, 30 seconds with LED, 2 minutes UV.

Step 3 Apply GELLUX Moody Blue (£11.95 +VAT), then cure, 30 seconds with LED, 2 minutes UV.

Step 4 Apply a second coat of GELLUX Hocus Pocus and cure, 30 seconds with LED, 2 minutes UV.

Step 5 Dip a fine nail art brush into GELLUX Black Onyx (£11.95 +VAT) and paint a moon crescent around the left edge of the nail, then cure, 30 seconds with LED, 2 minutes UV.

Step 6 Dip a fine nail art brush into GELLUX Black Onyx and paint the silhouette of a cat within the moon crescent, then cure, 30 seconds with LED, 2 minutes UV.

Step 7 Dip a fine nail art brush into GELLUX Black Onyx and paint a star on the upper right hand side of the nail, then cure, 30 seconds with LED, 2 minutes UV.

Step 8 Dip a fine nail art brush into GELLUX Purely White (£11.95 +VAT) and paint two small dots on the face of the cat to create the cat’s eyes, then cure, 30 seconds with LED, 2 minutes UV.

Step 9 Dip a fine nail art brush into GELLUX Devil Red (£11.95 +VAT) and paint two small dots onto the white dots, then cure, 60 seconds with LED, 2 minutes UV.

Step 10 Apply GELLUX Top Coat (£11.95), and cure, 60 seconds LED, 3 minutes UV.

Step 11 Wipe off sticky layer with GELLUX Prep & Wipe (£4.05) and apply NAILLUX Cuticle Cream (£4.55) to moisturise the skin around the nails.

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Perfect for all-around outlining, dry shaving, and fading, the Andis T-Outliner is equipped with close-cutting, carbon-steel T-blade, specially hardened for long cutting life. It’ll be a must have in any barber’s toolkit.

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Fab Friction Hair Tonic Created for those who want to look and feel like a champion, the Fab Friction Hair Tonic’s blend of refined spices will tingle your senses as soon as you massage this tonic into your hair.

Reuzel Beard Balm This mild, woodsy beard balm features shea butter and argan oil, with a light to medium hold. Reuzel designed this balm to tame and soften hair, as well as reduce beard itch and ‘beardruff’. Look for it to repair split ends and promote thicker hair.

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Squire Clay New from Squire, this Clay gives a firm hold that remains dry and re-workable, allowing you to effortlessly reshape your hair when you need to. Great for achieving a thicker/fuller appearance for thinner hair. £11.49 – www.squirehair.co.uk

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Johnny’s Chop Shop Hell Gell This firm hold styling gel helps to mould firm shapes and adds a light shine and polish with frizz control and humidity resistance. Packed with aloe vera and pro vitamin B to provide long lasting moisture, improve lustre and sheen, and help prevent hair damage.

Fudge Light Hed-ed Hair Oil A lightweight mist created to help you control unruly hair, Fudge Light Hed-ed Hair Oil repairs stubborn split ends and damaged hair to reveal silky, smooth locks. Feeding the hair essential nutrients, the non-greasy oil formula won’t weigh the hair down and makes your hair manageable, allowing you to style it as you desire. £9.71 – www.fudgehair.co.uk

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Who are you? “If someone called me a barber a couple of years ago I would be massively offended.” It’s fair to say Tom Baxter wasn’t the first person to jump on the barbering bandwagon.

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aving trained as hairdresser on predominantly male clients, Tom enjoyed the creativity of his job and didn’t see the same enthusiasm and inventiveness in barbering. “Around where I was, the local barbers was just a five minute, short back and sides, no style, £5 haircut and leave. I always classed myself as someone who would take my time on it and make a style rather than just cutting it short, but then over the last two years the whole industry has changed. It’s exploded and male hairdressers who do styles are happy to be called barbers.” As a proud British Master Barber and winner of multiple barbering awards, Tom has certainly come to embrace the barber life since he began his training 15 years ago, something he believes is due to more men embracing different hairstyles. “I’ve always been trained on men,” says Tom. “But I started looking into women’s hair because the men’s was boring me, there wasn’t much to it. A two at the back and sides and short on the top – I was sick of the same mundane thing. I was trying to be as creative as

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I could but you can only be as creative as your audience and over the last two years men have accepted it a lot more. “It’s been helped by footballers, reality TV, and young, up-and-coming males who are taking care of themselves more and so everyone is seeing on TV and social media. Guys have been projected as more feminine over the past year so we are starting to see more proper haircuts.” That’s not to say there’s no place for the original working man’s barber in the industry. Tom believes there’s a split in the barbering community, with not everyone as quick as him to embrace hairdressing. “When I go to the Great British Barber Bash there’s two types of people there – one with creativity and colour, and guys who look like they want to hurt you,” he jokes. “They look like motorbikers, they do slick back, spit and sawdust cuts. That would be bore me a little bit, I like to add colour and curls and different textures and softer looks. “On stage in Glasgow you had Hard Grind, they are quite traditional. Then you have Rebel Rebel who brought along a big pile of


hairdressing with them. It was barbering but one of the girls put a hair piece on someone which you wouldn’t see in a high street barbers – it was very salon based, very Hooker and Young. You wouldn’t have seen that a few years ago but they did it and it looked fantastic. The audience then get to see all aspects.” Tom believes the current barber boom has seen not only a rise in men embracing alternative looks but also a rise in the quality of barbers. “100% it’s raised its game, it’s raised the standards. I didn’t necessarily fall out of love with it but seeing the rise of barbering and seeing all these guys posting their work, it makes you determined to be better and make your blends better – it’s only a good thing.

The standard of barbering has risen to a point where it can’t get any better. Some of the blends you see I think they can’t be real! If I look at a picture and think it must be fake, that’s the highest compliment I can pay. “In fact the cameras are so good it’s a bit annoying as you can take a picture and it looks shit and you need to do it again,” he laughs. So what should someone interested in joining the men’s hair industry do – barbering or hairdressing? “It depends on the style of stuff you want to do. If you’re into the traditional barber image and the barber life like the Schorem guys, the real traditionalists, then that’s a certain style of barbering. You’ll not get a perm from them or any colour, you’ll just get a rock and roll haircut so if you want to be trained in that it’s different. “I’ve always said that if you want to be more rounded as a stylist and as an individual then you should look to combine the two. If you’re a barber you should spend some time with a hairdresser and vice versa. Not all barber training will cover things like feather cutting and cutting different textures. “I would speak to salons and ask to shadow them and go watch. Tell them you’re new to the trade and spend a couple of hours on a Saturday or whenever you’re free, just to stand and watch and take in as much as you can. I was lucky where I worked I got to see hairdressing being done and I’m part of the artistic team for Matrix so I got to see all different types. There’s also academies and YouTube education.” A good place to start for YouTube education may well be Tom’s own videos. Through his work as brand ambassador for Kamasori, Tom has innovated the way educational videos are made online by attaching a GoPro to his head and giving a true ‘barber’s-eye’ view of his work. “I used to see educational videos where you had a camera filming over the shoulder or in the shop but you don’t get to see what’s actually happening,” he tells us. “So I made a video where the camera is on my forehead so they can see exactly what I see. You can see how high the guard is, how close is the zero.” With over 45,000 views on some of his videos already, Tom’s brand of barbering and hairdressing is making an impression and he’s certainly an advert for being as good an allrounder as you can.

I started looking into women’s hair because the men’s was boring me, there wasn’t much to it. A two at the back and sides and short on the top – I was sick of the same mundane thing

Spot the difference the experts’ opinion Marcus King North East Hairdresser of the Year, from Hooker & Young “I think the main difference is the environment. A salon environment differs so much to a barbershop environment. I feel that clients who want a more bespoke, individual and unique style would visit a men’s hairdresser in a salon. I feel like you get that little bit more of experimentation within a salon, whereas clients who want that classic, skin fade style would visit a barbershop where they do what they do, and they do it well.”

Ryan Forsythe Head of Education at Trevor Sorbie, Covent Garden “I am a hairdresser that cuts men’s hair and roughly 30% of my clientele are male. The prices are the same for men and women and both get the same appointment time of one hour. We do all of our work with scissors and combs, unless a client is opting for zero length. It’s time consuming but it gives a soft finish and grows out very naturally and our clients tend to prefer this. They seem to enjoy the longer appointment! “I think that the main difference would be that barbering is a much quicker and affordable experience. It involves a lot more clipper work which allows you to get much closer to the scalp, as well as creating intricate detailing. It is also much faster, enabling a faster client turnaround.”

Jamie Stevens 3x British Men’s Hairdresser of the Year “Working in a unisex salon, we offer a wide range of services to suit both men and women. I think the difference between hairdressers and barbers is an age old stigma; some people thinks it’s purely about cutting women’s hair or not but I get the impression that people think barbers just cut hair quickly with clippers and hairdressers only use scissors and take much more time. Cutting hair is an art and anyone who does it should be able to use every tool possible to get the best results, regardless of the time you have with your clients – meaning there’s no difference between hairdressing and barbering.”

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WESTROW ACADEMY

“There is nothing else like this in the North,” says Steve Rowbottom, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Westrow Academy, an institution striving for hairdressing excellence beyond anything its competitors have to offer, whether they’re in Leeds or London.

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nd they appear to be succeeding. Based in Westrow House in Leeds City Centre, the academy is one of the most stunning examples of Georgian architecture in the city, with four floors dedicated to education and growing the Westrow brand which currently has eight salons across Yorkshire. Steve explains: “With 26 years in the business behind us, and education being so crucial to what we do, opening an educational academy in 2013 felt like the most natural progression, both commercially and professionally. We wanted to develop an educational strategy that ensures the academy is always at the forefront of innovation.” To do that Westrow offers both NVQ level courses in hairdressing and barbering and also private courses currently including 74 | SalonNV Magazine

Advanced Creative Cutting, Colour Inspirations, Contemporary Barbering, and Specialist Creative Barbering. “It’s an unrivalled environment,” says Steve about their top of the range facilities at Westrow House. “It boasts a full working salon space, three creative studios, and two theory and key skills studios. Courses are updated frequently to reflect industry changes and have been tailored to provide a focused education from the very best educators in each field. In addition to the courses, we frequently run seminars with guest appearances from leading educators and globally renowned industry leaders. “We wanted to offer quality education to the industry at large, so the academy has been opened up to external students (with a capacity of 240) to help improve the standard of training across the UK.”


It’s no simple task so Steve and his business partner of 29 years Marc Westerman have worked hard to put together an “awardwinning” team fit to shake up the industry. “They educate nationally, for manufacturers including L’Oreal Professionel, and are constantly in-demand for platform education throughout the UK and around the globe. This means that students at Westrow Academy are taught by world-class educators who are renowned within the industry.” Steve elaborates: “The Westrow Artistic Team includes myself, Leanne Brown (Education Director), and Jenny Pelter (Technical Director and Franchisee of Westrow Street Lane). Dedicated to discipline, they are at the forefront of creativity and continually strive for excellence, pushing the boundaries in contemporary cut and colour techniques. The team works on session, photoshoots, London Fashion Week – the list is endless. We invest heavily in our Artistic Team – everyone we invest in educationally delivers education back into the salon, cascading down their new-found knowledge to others who can learn from their experience. The team are focused, specialists in their field and constantly inspired and inspiring others. “Hairdressing is a much sought after industry that can never be replaced by technology. It is a booming business, constantly evolving both creatively and commercially and so the standard of education needs to evolve and increase in line with these changes. It is our ultimate aim with the Westrow Academy to set the educational bar high and constantly adapt so that other educators continue to keep the level high too.” The real judge of how successful Westrow is at educating the many students who flock through their doors each year is how many go on to become hairdressers or barbers, and they’ve been doing fantastic on that front. “The majority stay in the industry,” Steve tells us. “The students who join us at Westrow all have a career path mapped out for them when they start; one size doesn’t fit all and so we ensure we respond to individual needs and their key skills have room to be developed so they can achieve their aims – whether that is to work on the salon floor; to become an educator working on platform for the brand; or to open a franchise salon. As long as communication is open and clear, anything is possible, so we establish a very open-door policy with all our students and aim to direct them on the path they want to follow or the path that is best suited to them. “We have had students in the past who have felt they should head in one particular direction, whereas we have seen an

abundance of potential in an area they have not yet considered or they may be feeling less confident in. It is times like those that the importance of communication and confidence boosting tactics becomes most relevant.” Since establishing Westrow in 1987, Steve and Marc have set about making their brand one of the biggest and most exciting not just in the North, but throughout the UK, with Steve saying their “first class Academy, with stringent and consistent standards, is world class and not just excellent for the North, but excellent irrelevant of its location. “Aside from the excellent level of education, the Academy itself is state-ofthe-art and so unique. It has become an events space, being used by a whole host of hairdressing beauty manufacturers for showcases, photoshoots, seminars and platform work, and is also used by the brand for its annual Westrow Skills Week – a threeday event boasting a range of seminars, workshops, and hands on demonstrations for hairdressers, led by some of the industry’s elite. “The building itself is imposing and prestigious and has a heritage all of its own, having been established in 1692. We love the presence of Georgian architecture in Leeds and thought that this four-storey building really was a great representation and visual statement of our brand. What we have enjoyed most was bringing a building that was built in 1692 into the 21st century. The academy boasts its own ‘brain’, which is essentially a server that has taken the businesses into another dimension in terms of the digital arena. The building is fully interactive, which means we can demonstrate and educate room by room.” While the building that houses Westrow Academy is a reminder of the city’s past, Steve believes that the North as a whole has a bright future. “Leeds particularly is a constantly evolving city, with so much life and energy, and so much going on,” he tells us. “It has become a city at the cutting edge of fashion and is a thriving hub of creativity, successful businesses and dynamism. Leeds city centre has had so much money injected in to it in recent years, and now the shopping, dining, and nightlife scenes are easily on a par with – if not better than – Manchester. There is a real draw, for both individuals and businesses, to being based in a major British city with so much going on that isn’t as big or as expensive as London.” With Westrow’s continued quest for quality education, it’s unlikely they’ll have any problems attracting talent for the foreseeable future. www.SalonNV.co.uk | 75


AUG/SEPT 2016 TRAINING DATES Date

Duration Course

Company/School

Location

Cost

Contact

4th Aug

1 Day

Pro Refresher Class

High Definition

Leeds

£365.00

01423 405105

4th Aug

1 Day

Pro Refresher Class

High Definition

Milton Keynes

£365.00

01423 405105

4th Aug

1 Day

Pro Refresher Class

High Definition

Glasgow

£365.00

01423 405105

6th Aug

1 Day

Facial Reflexology

Infinity Training Academy

Derby

£165.00

01530 812609

7th Aug

1 Day

Crazy Angel Spray Tan Training

Hair & Beauty World

Dumfermline

£75.00

01383 730505

8th Aug

4 Days

Facial Therapy

Pevonia

London

POA

01449 727008

8th Aug

1 Day

Pre Bonded Hair Extensions

Cinderella Hair Training

London

£714.00

0208 965 3777

8th Aug

1 Day

Pre Bonded Hair Extensions

Cinderella Hair Training

Doncaster

£714.00

0208 965 3777

8th Aug

1 Day

The Complete Micro Ring Course

Beauty Works Pro

Manchester

£99.99

0843 289 5198

8th Aug

1 Day

Perfect Match Gel Polish

Hair & Beauty World

Paisley

£50.00 +VAT 0141 887 2167

8th Aug

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Leeds

£1,395.00

01423 405105

8th Aug

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Milton Keynes

£1,395.00

01423 405105

8th Aug

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Glasgow

£1,395.00

01423 405105

8th Aug

1 Day

FHT Diploma Facial Lift Massage

Infinity Training Academy

Derby

£150.00

01530 812609

10th Aug

1 Day

Classic Lashes

Novalash

Edinburgh

POA

01273 862 399

11th Aug

1 Day

American Volume Lashes

Novalash

Edinburgh

POA

01273 862 399

11th Aug

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Leeds

£1,395.00

01423 405105

11th Aug

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Milton Keynes

£1,395.00

01423 405105

11th Aug

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Glasgow

£1,395.00

01423 405105

12th Aug

3 Days

Indian Head Massage

Infinity Training Academy

Derby

£150.00

01530 812609

12th Aug

1 Day

Classic Lashes

Novalash

Edinburgh

POA

01273 862 399

15th Aug

1 Day

Pre Bonded Hair Extensions

Cinderella Hair Training

London

£714.00

0208 965 3777

15th Aug

1 Day

Pre Bonded Hair Extensions

Cinderella Hair Training

Doncaster

£714.00

0208 965 3777

15th Aug

1 Day

Professional Bonded Course

Beauty Works Pro

Manchester

£99.99

0843 289 5198

16th Aug

1 Day

Classic Lashes

Novalash

London

POA

01273 862 399

17th Aug

1 Day

American Volume Lashes

Novalash

London

POA

01273 862 399

19th Aug

1 Day

Aromatherapy Massage

The Beauty Academy

UK Wide

£165.83

0800 999 2277

22nd Aug

1 Day

The Ultimate Weft & Weave Course

Beauty Works Pro

Manchester

£99.99

0843 289 5198

22nd Aug

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Leeds

£1,395.00

01423 405105

22nd Aug

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Milton Keynes

£1,395.00

01423 405105

22nd Aug

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Glasgow

£1,395.00

01423 405105

22nd Aug

1 Day

Crazy Angel Spray Tan Training

Hair & Beauty World

Paisley

£75.00

0141 887 2167

22nd Aug

1 Day

The Ultimate Tape Course

Beauty Works Pro

Motherwell

£99.99

0843 289 5198

25th Aug

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Leed

£1,395.00

01423 405105

25th Aug

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Milton Keynes

£1,395.00

01423 405105

25th Aug

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Glasgow

£1,395.00

01423 405105

28th Aug

1 Day

Diploma in Hot Stone Massage

Infinity Training Academy

Derby

£150.00

01530 812609

5th Sept

4 Days

Body Therapy

Pevonia

London

POA

01449 727008

5th Sept

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Leeds

£1,395.00

01423 405105

5th Sept

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Milton Keynes

£1,395.00

01423 405105

5th Sept

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Glasgow

£1,395.00

01423 405105

5th Sept

1 Day

Crazy Angel Spray Tan Training

Hair & Beauty World

Ayr

£75.00

01292 285 050

5th Sept

1 Day

Pre Bonded Hair Extensions

Cinderella Hair Training

London

£714.00

0208 965 3777

5th Sept

1 Day

Pre Bonded Hair Extensions

Cinderella Hair Training

Doncaster

£714.00

0208 965 3777

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AUG/SEPT 2016 TRAINING DATES Date

Duration Course

Company/School

Location

Cost

Contact

6th Sept

1 Day

Pre-Bonded & Micro Ring Course

Beauty Works Pro

Manchester

£99.99

0843 289 5198

8th Sept

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Leeds

£1,395.00

01423 405105

8th Sept

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Milton Keynes

£1,395.00

01423 405105

8th Sept

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Glasgow

£1,395.00

01423 405105

10th Sept

11 Days

VTCT Diploma in Body Massage

Infinity Training Academy

Derby

£1,450.00

01530 812609

12th Sept

1 Day

American Volume Lashes

Novalash

London

POA

01273 862 399

12th Sept

1 Day

Pre Bonded Hair Extensions

Cinderella Hair Training

London

£714.00

0208 965 3777

12th Sept

1 Day

Pre Bonded Hair Extensions

Cinderella Hair Training

Doncaster

£714.00

0208 965 3777

12th Sept

1 Day

The Ultimate Tape Course

Beauty Works Pro

Manchester

£99.99

0843 289 5198

18th Sept

1 Day

Crazy Angel Spray Tan Training

Hair & Beauty World

Dumfermline

£75.00

01383 730505

19th Sept

1 Day

Colour Correction

Davines Academy

London

£140.00

020 3301 5449

19th Sept

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Leeds

£1,395.00

01423 405105

19th Sept

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Milton Keynes

£1,395.00

01423 405105

19th Sept

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Glasgow

£1,395.00

01423 405105

20th Sept

1 Day

Introduction to Mask Colour

Davines Academy

London

£75.00

020 3301 5449

20th Sept

1 Day

Pre-Bonded & Micro Ring Course

Beauty Works Pro

Manchester

£99.99

0843 289 5198

21st Sept

1 Day

Classic Lashes

Novalash

Manchester

POA

01273 862 399

22nd Sept

1 Day

American Volume Lashes

Novalash

Manchester

POA

01273 863 399

22nd Sept

2 Days

2 Day Training Course

High Definition

Leeds & Glasgow

£1,395.00

01423 405105

26th Sept

1 Day

Pre Bonded Hair Extensions

Cinderella Hair Training

London

£714.00

0208 965 3777

26th Sept

1 Day

Pre Bonded Hair Extensions

Cinderella Hair Training

Doncaster

£714.00

0208 965 3777

29th Sept

2 Days

Beyond Hands Advanced Massage

Infinity Training Academy

Derby

£195.00

01530 812609

29th Sept

1 Day

Pro Refresher Class

High Definition

Leeds

£395.00

01423 405105

29th Sept

1 Day

Pro Refresher Class

High Definition

Milton Keynes

£395.00

01423 405105

29th Sept

1 Day

Pro Refresher Class

High Definition

Glasgow

£395.00

01423 405105

30th Sept

1 Day

Master Class

High Definition

Leeds

£650.00

01423 405105

30th Sept

1 Day

Master Class

High Definition

Milton Keynes

£650.00

01423 405105

30th Sept

1 Day

Master Class

High Definition

Glasgow

£650.00

01423 405105

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