Author Archives: Gemma Ward

NEW PRODUCT: VOESH Lemon Quench Pedi in a Box

Add a zesty twist to pedicures this summer with VOESH’s new Lemon Quench Pedi in a Box. The range includes everything techs need to get their clients’ feet in ship shape. Begin each treatment with a Sea Salt Soak followed by using the Sugar Scrub, Mud Masque and Massage Cream for instantly refreshed tootsies. The innovative product is one of ...

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There’s still time to enter the Scratch Stars Awards 2017

Calling all independent nail techs and those working in hair and beauty salons: the only annual awards ceremony dedicated to nail professionals is back again for 2017. Now in its sixth year, the Scratch Stars Awards presents 18 categories that celebrate and reward nail pros and salons within this ever-evolving arena. New for 2017 include two fresh categories, Nail Team of the ...

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How protein could boost the results of your skincare treatments

When people think about beautiful, healthy skin, nail and hair, they probably don’t think that something in their diet could make a big difference. They’d be wrong to think that though and you can actually help educate them about the benefits of certain dietary changes on their beauty regime. Protein can actually have a big impact on beauty as well as making the body stronger in ...

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Exclusive by name, exclusive by nature: introducing Remi Cachet’s best extensions yet

Exclusive by Remi Cachet is the highest grade of hair extension available from the luxury brand and will only be distributed through its exclusive chain of Super Stylists.  The salon supplier has also gone one step further and attained exclusive agreements direct with the Indian hair temples to secure the finest quality hair in a good supply. Launching with two ...

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Saks Apprenticeships calls on beauty employers for support as it pushes government for new formal qualification

Saks Apprenticeships is calling on industry employers to write letters of support explaining why a ‘fit for purpose’ qualification for Beauty apprentices is vital for salons. The appeal follows recent news that the government has rejected plans suggested by the Beauty Trailblazer group for a formal qualification linked to new standards. In October 2013, the government announced a shakeup in the education ...

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Salon owners Jennifer Linton and Jaye MacDonald fly the flag for female businesswomen with inspirational speech

Linton and Mac directors Jennifer Linton and Jaye MacDonald cemented their position as successful businesswomen by delivering an inspirational speech at a recent networking event. The Women into Business event – organised by Business Gateway – gave local businesswomen the opportunity to exchange ideas with like-minded individuals and improve their business skills. The pair shared their entrepreneurial business journey with the ...

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NHF presses government ahead of Budget for ‘fundamental’ reform of business rates

  The National Hairdressers’ Federation (NHF) has written to chancellor Philip Hammond and communities secretary Sajid Javid urging them to listen to the concerns of small businesses about the impact of next month’s changes to business rates. The government is coming under increasing pressure to outline measures in the Budget next week (March 8) to soften the revaluation of business ...

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Duck and Dry opens new London flagship

Luxury London blow-dry bar Duck and Dry has opened a new flagship salon near bustling Oxford Street. The new space, which runs alongside its original Kings Road salon, features 20 styling stations, a group styling table, a prosecco bar and a DJ station for evening and weekends. Each area has been designed with Instagram in mind with picture perfect egg-shaped ...

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Blue Tit donates profits to homeless charity

Sustainable salon group Blue Tit has continued its mission to support as many local charities as possible by donating revenue to the homeless. The team at its Dalston salon teamed up with other local businesses to help the Hackney Winter Night Shelter, donating 10 per cent of its takings from a busy Saturday. The cash went towards providing hot meals and ...

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La Biosthetique announces the winner of its UK Beauty Stylist Award

Fran Sleightholme for Kaboodles in Torquay has been crowned winner of the La Biosthetique UK Beauty Stylist Award. To enter the competition stylists were challenged to create a total beauty look based on haircut, colour, styling and make-up. Each entry was dissected by a panel of judges before finally selecting a winner. Sleightholme will present the UK in the final ...

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