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Nail superstar Marian Newman to host exclusive competition seminar in preparation for Nailympia London

  International nail mogul Marian Newman is hosting an exclusive competition seminar this month in anticipation of the newly titled Nailympia London, which will take place at Olympia Beauty in September. Techs who are new to competing in the former Nailympics competition as well as returning entrants will able about to troubleshoot with Newman and benefit from her guidance on ...

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Rising stylists in ghd Style Squad join the brand’s art team for London Fashion Week

Hot tool giant ghd’s Style Squad initiative saw this year’s group of up-and-coming stylists working on four key shows at February’s London Fashion Week. The rising stars worked alongside ghd’s session team for designers Felder Felder, Todd Lynn, Lucas Nascimento and Zoe Jordan. Jo Robertson, ghd’s head of education, said of the young stylists granted the opportunity: “They learned to ...

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Digital management specialist Mindbody secures $50M in new funding to create more cutting edge business solutions for salons

Software management provider Mindbody has secured $50 million funding to support its global expansion and mobile product development. A syndicate of current and new investors has leveraged the industry record-beating figure of equity financing for the California-based company, which specifically caters to the salon and spa sectors. The new funding will allow Mindbody to advance the development of its web ...

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How to use Social Media to promote your salon

Every day we are faced with new technical markets. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr… when did salons become all about social media? As Kiam once said; “In business, the competition will bite you if you keep running; if you stand still, they will swallow you”. Social media will not rid your competition but it can at least, give them a run ...

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Aromatherapy Associates and Lava Shells collaborate in exclusive treatment for Necker Island spa

Aromatherapy Associates has partnered with Lava Shells to launch an exclusive massage treatment at the spa on Richard Branson’s Necker Island. The new Lava Shell Intensive Muscle Recovery treatment, which is available to Bali Leha guests, is a 60-minute service designed to counteract tight, stressed and aching limbs. These symptoms are eased away with a mixture of heat and ice ...

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Beauty, Spa and Nail Services Standards Review

  Habia are now recruiting experienced Therapists, Nail Technicians and Make-Up Artists to be part of the specialist working groups to review the current National Occupational Standards for Beauty Therapy, Spa Therapy, Nail Services and Advanced Practices.   Therapists and Technicians applying must have recent or current industry experience, additional skills in training and development would be advantageous but is ...

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