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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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