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NHF presses government ahead of Budget for ‘fundamental’ reform of business rates

  The National Hairdressers’ Federation (NHF) has written to chancellor Philip Hammond and communities secretary Sajid Javid urging them to listen to the concerns of small businesses about the impact of next month’s changes to business rates. The government is coming under increasing pressure to outline measures in the Budget next week (March 8) to soften the revaluation of business ...

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Win a limited edition Swarovski Crystal CACI Microlift personal facial system

Get your hands on one of only 10 Swarovski Crystal CACI Microlift personal facial systems ever made by entering the beauty brand’s Facebook competition.  Worth RRP £749.99, the at-home anti-ageing device is embellished with over 2,000 Swarovski crystals. This personal beauty gadget must-have is the ultimate in luxury skincare and helps to firm and tone facial muscles while softening the appearance ...

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High Definition launches new website

High Definition Beauty Group has unveiled its new website with a refined, responsive design showcasing its award-winning treatments, training and make-up collection. The new design takes on a simpler, more user-friendly appearance with elevated product imagery, clear brand information and enhanced navigation with faster check-out and improved security processes. The ‘Pro’ site allows stylists a personalised experience, where they can purchase stock, gain information on advanced training ...

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Flirties appoints Cornwall and Devon educator

Flirties has announced Laura Bell as the latest addition to its team of highly skilled and passionate educators. Bell, who has vast experience as professional therapist and is owner of two busy salons in Penryn and Penzance, will support students in the Cornwall and Devon Area with Flirties training courses, tutoring and support. Flirties founder Britta Krueger commented: “We are very excited to have ...

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High Definition unveils new and improved retail solutions

High Definition has unveiled its new and improved retail packages for 2016 – available exclusively for its salon network. Created by High Definition CEO and founder Nilam Holmes-Patel and celebrity make up artist Francesca Neill, the new packages are built around the brand’s bestselling 81-piece make up collection and have been created to provide a definitive make up offering perfect for ...

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Cargo Cosmetics launches CAKE augmented reality shopping platform

Professional make-up brand Cargo Cosmetics and augmented reality specialist FaceCake Marketing Technologies have launched an innovative shopping platform, known as CAKE, which enables users to ‘try on’ make-up products in real time using a webcam and desktop or smart phone. Hailed as ‘an in-store experience online’, users can virtually try on products in real-time augmented reality and share selfies of their photo ...

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Crystal Clear Skincare founder wins Innovator of the Year at Women in Business Awards

Liverpool business woman, Sharon Hilditch, MBE, founder of leading anti-ageing skincare brand Crystal Clear, has scooped the award for Innovator of the Year 2016 at the Women in Business Awards. The beauty entrepreneur received the award at the fourth Women in Business Awards 2016, which celebrates female entrepreneurs and business owners from across Merseyside. The gala lunch was hosted on Friday 4 March ...

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SalonGenius launches interactive review platfrom

SalonGenius has launched a new interactive platform where salons, spas and therapists can host and manage their reviews. The new feature has been created in collaboration with Salonspy.com, an online community that provide listings for every salon and spa in the UK, and will allow users to automatically generate reviews from customers post appointments via SMS. A real advantage to salon owners and managers, the ...

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Great business advice for hair and beauty salon owners

As any salon owner or director knows, managing a salon business requires a whole raft of skills, many of which are unique to the industry, plus a wide knowledge of employment law and practice. From staff absence to client health and safety, to rent-a-chair agreements and race equality, keeping on top of it all can be daunting and finding the right kind ...

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Scottish Hair & Beauty Awards 2016 open for entries

The Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards 2016 are now open for entries, with over 30 titles to be won across a range of hair, beauty, aesthetics, barbering, make-up artistry, tattooing and business categories. Celebrating creative talent in the hair and beauty industry, the awards are open to individuals and salons operating in Scotland (including mobile salons). Applications are open until 30 June ...

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