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BLOG: How to update your treatment menu for autumn by Natalie Roche

Natalie Roche, founder and managing director of Natalie Roche Ltd, helps you update your treatment menu for autumn. The weather is cooling down (although it never got as hot as I’d hoped this year!) and the nights are drawing in. The streets are carpeted with leaves and it’s definitely feeling like the start of autumn now This means clients will be ...

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BLOG: Seven reasons to love VitalShot by Keratin Complex by Aitch & Aitch’s Rebecca Clements

Rebecca Clements is technical director at Aitch & Aitch salons located in Kent. Keratin Complex, the professional beauty leader in smoothing treatments, hair color and styling ranges, is supporting salons and stylists across the globe with Vitalshot, a concentrated dose of keratin that rebuilds and repairs the bonds of the hair. Vitalshot features multi-patented triple-layer repair technology to strengthen hair ...

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BLOG: The importance of a safe working environment by Gatsby & Miller’s John Roads

John Roads is director of the Gatsby & Miller salons in Amersham and Harpenden. Health and safety is a key issue for professional hairdressers and recently I was asked to give a presentation on this to an industry training body. The invitation came about by chance when assessors from a training board called to examine induction for new joiners and ...

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BLOG: Negative to positive team building by Ian Egerton

In business when teamwork is good, life is sweet; when it’s not, your day can feel like hell. If we’re honest most of us have become exasperated with situations at work, sometimes based on our mood and/or lack of willingness to accommodate others. Negativity is caused by people and their attitudes; people can easily defuse, or aggravate, a situation – ...

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BLOG: Starting a new business by Caroline Biggs, creator of INFINatura Cura Oil

Caroline Biggs is the founder of INFINatura Cura Oil, a 100 per cent natural multi-purpose oil for use on skin, hair and nails. The pure botanical formula contains a curative blend of oils, including Camellia, Argan, Red Mandarin, Bergamot, Sunflower, Crambe Abyssinica, Geranium and Vitamin E. When starting your own business try to choose something that you love or are good ...

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BLOG: How to use seasonal promotions to boost business by Steven Gunnip

Steven Gunnip, director of Salon Evolution, shares his expert knowledge on making the most of seasonal events through special promotions in your salon. Only one thing is certain in the salon industry and that is that nothing stays the same. To remain ahead in this ever-evolving business, you need to ensure that your salon is constantly expanding and evolving. Seasonal ...

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BLOG: Natalie Roche’s top tips to help your team beat the back to work blues

Natalie Roche, founder and managing director of Natalie Roche Ltd, shares her top tips for helping rid your staff of the ‘back to work’ blues now summer is drawing to a close. Everyone looks forward to their summer holiday, whether you’re jetting off somewhere exotic or spending quality time at home. You’ve had it marked on your calendar for months ...

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BLOG: My Olaplex journey by Tom Smith, colour director at Billi Currie

Tom Smith is colour director at Billi Currie. Here he tells us about his discovery of hair treatment innovation Olaplex, how it has changed his work and what it does for his clients’ hair. I first stumbled upon Olaplex through social media; although I don’t work with every single haircare brand I am aware of most and Olaplex is a name ...

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BLOG: Salon Evolution on how to sustain the National Living Wage increase

Since George Osbourne announced plans to introduce a compulsory National Living Wage in 2016, salon owners have been left wondering how the introduction will affect them. Here, Steve Gunnip, director of business development and marketing agency Salon Evolution, offers advice on how hair and beauty salons can cope with the changes and sustain the National Living Wage increase.  The announcement of the ...

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BLOG: Top tips for restyling your salon by Nick Joelson at Liberis

Nick Joelson is marketing manager at Liberis, the business-friendly finance company specialising in boosting business for salons. He has extensive experience working with independent salons and bringing products to market, improving profit and funding for businesses. From your shop front to your treatment rooms, your salon décor has a big influence on how your clients view your business. You may be the finest hairdresser ...

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