Business

Hair Loss Control Clinic partners with Toni & Guy salons

London, UK – HLCC is excited to partner with the Toni&Guy salon chain to promote the launch of the Laser Therapy Lounge in Canary Wharf, London.  Toni&Guy opened a new Laser Therapy Lounge in their flagship location at the promenade level of One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London.  The celebration of the new launch is already scheduled and will be hosted ...

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Checkaprofessional.com

Why not let your clients do your marketing for you!   Word-of-mouth recommendation has always been one of the most powerful drivers for generating new business, but it has been mostly random and not widely accessible. The online world is now changing all of that and service `users` can now post their feedback on sites in numerous product areas. This online method ...

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Mizani partners with Africa Fashion Week London 2012

Afro Caribbean and mixed-race hair care specialist Mizani is an official partner of Africa Fashion Week London 2012. Taking place at Spitalfields Market on 3-4 August, the event will see a team of top Mizani hairdressers bring beauty to the catwalk by styling the models’ hair using the brand’s range of exclusive luxury shampoos, conditioners and styling products. Now in ...

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New booking / marketing system for UK salons

A businessman was surprised that his local barbershop was still using a paper diary to schedule appointments and manage the business, and has now setup an online system for salon owners. Salon owners now have an online system that they can use to manage their bookings, see how their business is performing and easily market to their customers with text messages from anywhere, ...

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Rising to the challenge

James Davis, owner of the Clay Salon and Spa in Oxshott, reveals how he’s built a successful salon from scratch in today’s tough economic climate  Having taken the bold move of opening a salon in the midst of a recession, James Davis, owner of the Clay Salon and Spa in Oxshott, Surrey, says there was no doubt in his mind ...

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The Beauty of apprenticeships

With various accolades for his own salon’s acclaimed trainee scheme, Stuart Holmes reveals why he believes apprentices are the lifeblood of the hair and beauty industry Like many in this profession, I started my career as an apprentice. So when I set up my own salon I was keen to offer my staff the same support and development that I’d ...

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Growing pains

1and1 Internet’s Richard Stevenson reveals the importance of a professional online presence The majority of UK businesses now recognise that a web presence is essential for effective sales, marketing and customer communication. And while salon professionals will always be most concerned with the standard of their work, no firm can afford to neglect its business development. Thanks to the surge ...

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A colourful journey

As the nail industry bucks the recession trend with innovative products, Nail Harmony’s Danny Haile reflects on the success of his pioneering Gelish line The journey of Nail Harmony’s Gelish product began with a discussion in Japan. As a world leader, we were talking about the country’s nail industry and how it was changing: interest in acrylic enhancements had waned ...

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Going pro

With a vision to rival its highly successful European counterparts, the organiser of Professional Beauty London has pulled out all the stops for spring 2012 With its previous owner at the helm once more, last year’s Professional Beauty London was one of the most successful in its history. And now armed with plans to rival Europe’s most successful beauty expos, ...

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On the list

Hosting an event is not only good for retaining loyal clients. Play it wisely and you could draw in an army of new ones too. By Gemma Ward Whether you choose to do it in-salon or hire out a swanky venue, hosting your own event can bring many business benefits. Getting involved with the local community is of course the ...

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