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Nailed it!

Glasgow salon NAF! has been named winner of PRS for Music’s Music Makeover Salons competition, taking home a £5,000 prize to revamp the beauty haven’s soundsystem. As part of the celebrations, which happily coincided with NAF!’s second birthday, PRS for Music held a special launch party, followed by exclusive live performances from Edinburgh’s Elle Exxe and Dundee’s Be Charlotte at ...

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Give me Five

Considering software to run your business? Stephanie Jennings, MINDBODY Senior Vice President of Sales, suggests five questions to help you find the one that’s right for your salon.   How do you protect credit card information? Clients visiting for the first time will provide their credit card information for payment. Software without proper security puts them at risk for financial ...

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HD Brows announces three new training locations

High Definition, the award-winning beauty group behind the UK’s number-one salon brow treatment, HD Brows, has introduced three new training locations to its education portfolio to ensure more budding brow artists can train with the best in the business. The new locations are: Purley (pop-up): Purley Training Academy, 5 Russell Hill Place, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2LH Liverpool (pop-up): The Secret ...

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Quality needs recognition

Currently in the Uk and Ireland there are no regulations governing who can practice as a hairdresser! This sadly leaves the door open for unqualified stylists setting up salons and carrying out services on the public. In response to this, the Good Salon Guide was launched in 1993 with the aim of assessing salons against a set of strict criteria, ...

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Space invaders

Whether it’s a dedicated retail shop or simply a few shelves, the retail area has great profit potential. Your retailing philosophy has to be in tune with the space. The stylist should easily handle the transition from the salon floor to the retail space – and mirror the client’s journey. It should be well-lit and offer the products in their ...

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Gauge your salon’s performance!

Have you ever thought about taking your business to the next level? Many of us often do but have no idea how to reach our maximum potential. It’s important to understand where your business stands in terms of performance before it can truly grow. TileGENIUS by SALONGENIUS has been created specifically for this – gauge your salon’s performance, compare against ...

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‘Golden Triangle’ welcomes new salon

Saks, the UK’s biggest hair and beauty salon group, is excited to announce news of yet another brand new Saks salon. Saks Hair Knutsford on 5 Minshull Street, celebrated with a glitzy launch party and was opened by the mayor. Franchisee Paula Wood is a creative hairdresser with over 20 years’ experience. Having worked in London salons, by 21 Paula ...

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Luxury salon opens in Shepherd’s Bush

Shepherd’s Bush is in the spotlight as one of the fastest growing hairdressing brands in the UK reveals plans to launch a new luxury salon in the area. Rush Hair opened the doors of its 91st new venue in the West 12 Shopping Centre in July, bringing a ten-strong team of stylists to the heart of the bustling retail district. ...

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Crazy time for new ambassador

  Crazy Color®’s 40th anniversary celebrations continue with the announcement of a new collaboration with expert colour technician, Paul Callaghan. Paul’s unique educational approach is based on his philosophy of progressive colouring, and his ‘Let’s Get Vivid’ Colour Workshops showcase the very best in colour techniques ensuring attendees become more confident and creative using his fool-proof balayage and blending methods. ...

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Indola Inspire!

Indola’s Global Ambassadors Andy Smith and Chanel Nott, and UK & Ireland Education Manager Shayne Meadows headed to the Freelance Hairdressers’ Association’s Inspire! event at Hellidon Lakes in Northampton recently to exclusively launch Indola’s Smart Street Style Collection 2017 to an audience of freelance hairdressers. Taking the stage with models showcasing each of the five street style trends, the Indola ...

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