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It’s a state of mind…

Take a moment to indulge yourself in a timely new series of visually delicate, yet warmly considered equipment, blessed with the most adorable, unassuming spirit. Zen, by Takara Belmont, is a new furniture and equipment collection that emits peaceful enlightenment through a Zen state of mind. Consciously minimalist and crafted using colours, shapes, and textures that promote total relaxation and ...

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Get the Edge!

Specialist awarding organisation VTCT has strengthened its qualifications for the new academic year. VTCT have expanded their training and assessment offering with the addition of the two online learning tools; ManageAssess and Pivot Point platform. Together with online learning tool ManageAssess, the newly enhanced Pivot Point will form part of Edge, a new suite of resources which will boost the ...

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Make payment a pleasure

Specifically designed to meet the needs of salon owners and mobile beauticians, SumUp empowers you to seamlessly accept payments with its elegant, all-white SumUp Air Reader. Carry your SumUp Card Reader in your bag and take it wherever your clients take you. It effortlessly connects to your smartphone or tablet and only requires a mobile internet connection or wi-fi to ...

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The magic of re-booking

At this time of year teams work harder at rebooking clients’ next appointments. Colin Shove, founder of Salon Advantage Systems Ltd. explains why this should happen year-round. Rebooking your clients before they leave is incredibly important, so much so that I credit this one skill as being largely what separates very high performing salons from ordinary ones. I asked a ...

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Improve your skillset

As we come towards the end of another year and into a really busy season for us all, we start to look ahead to 2018… With January a quiet time in the industry it is a great chance to do some training, and Remi Cachet have released their 2018 calendar for their education – and now is the ideal time ...

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First impressions

When it comes to tough customers, there’s nothing like a young child – especially when it comes to cutting their hair. Having their child’s hair cut is something many parents dread. How do you get them to stay still in the chair or avoid screaming the whole place down at the first sight of a pair of sharp scissors? For ...

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Many happy returns…

Keep clients coming back with MINDBODY software. When it comes to running a successful salon, experience is everything. Why? Because your clients are the centre of your business. And in a world full of choices, it’s getting more difficult to convince clients to visit you – let alone come back again once they do.   Make a first impression Before ...

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Learn the look

Indola are the go-to brand for laidback but head-turning wearable vibes! Indola have just released a whole host of snappy care and styling tutorials with super smart products, techniques and tips to make achieving all the hottest new looks simply smarter. As demonstrated by Indola’s Global Ambassador Andy Smith and session stylist Mustafa Yanaz, the five looks in question for ...

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Shaping Futures’ Indian inspiration

The inspirational Shaping Futures volunteer team are back from their trip of a lifetime teaching disadvantaged young people the art of hairdressing in India.  It is seven years since Shaping Futures was piloted by a team of UK hairdressers and Schwarzkopf Technical advisors in India (2010) and since that time over 1700 young disadvantaged adults have benefitted from this phenomenal ...

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Create a re-booking culture for your salon’s health

Re-booking your clients’ appointments is an essential route to gaining a stable appointment book and maintaining peace of mind. It is also a great way to grow your hair or beauty business to a steady profit. When it comes to creating a re-booking culture, it is vital to educate, and mentor your team – as it’s important that they know ...

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