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Bleach London opens on Soho’s Berwick Street

East London’s cult salon Bleach London has opened a West End sister salon in Soho, with a new 1000 sq ft. flagship arranged over two floors at 2 Berwick Street. Founded in 2010 by hairstylist to the stars, Alex Brownsell, and best friend Sam Teasdale in Brownsell’s kitchen, the Dalston-based salon has transformed the trend for bright dye-jobs into a thriving brand with an extensive celebrity ...

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Perth’s The Cutting Room celebrates 30 years in business

Perth-based salon, The Cutting Room, is celebrating after hitting a landmark 30 years of successful trading. The family business was started by current owner Stephen McCartney’s father, while his sister also worked for the company for 10 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia. Early days saw L’anza as its professional products partner, but now the salon is associated with luxury, premium brand, ...

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Rae Palmer partners with Revlon Professional

Award-winning hairdresser Rae Palmer has partnered with Revlon Professional as part of a move that sees her rebrand her eponymous business as WeLove Salons. Palmer, who is currently shortlisted for Southern Hairdresser of the Year, will be an ambassador for Revlon and will be focusing on the role of the commercial hairdresser in the industry today. Her aim is to empower the high ...

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Ego Professional rallies nation’s salons for National Blow Dry Day

Salons across the country came together for National Blow Dry Day, celebrating and raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support through a range of fundraising initiatives such as discounted blow-dries, tip donations and prize draws. Organised by Ego Professional on 28 July, National Blow-Dry aims to bridge the gap between the high street and home, encouraging stylists over the UK to ...

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British hairdressers get creative for HABB’s Helping Hairdressers Day

The first ever Hairdressers Helping Hairdressers Day saw hair salons across the country take part in an exciting day of fundraising activities to raise funds for industry charity, HABB (Hair and Beauty Benevolent). Fundraising initiatives ranged from dressing up days, to mad hair days, bake sales and salons donating a percentage of their takings or offering blow-dries in exchange for ...

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Phil Hunt wins BBC’s Hair 2015

Phil Hunt has won the title of Britain’s Best Amateur Hair Stylist 2015 in the BBC Two television series Hair. Hunt took top spot after battling it out against ten contestants – eight girls and two boys, and for the last seven episodes Hunt has been the only male contestant. The final, which aired 4 August, consisted of two challenges for the contestants to compete in: designing ...

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Gary Ingham acquires two new London salons

Hampstead hairdresser Gary Ingham has tripled his business portfolio with the acquisition of two more salons in London’s St John’s Wood and Primrose Hill, formerly trading as Mowgli. Following three years successful trading in his Hampstead salon, Ingham needed to expand in order to accommodate his growing client base. Together with business partner Sean Spence he accepted the opportunity presented ...

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HMRC launches campaign targeting hair and beauty employers not paying the National Minimum Wage

Last week HM Revenue and Customs launched its campaign to target salon and barbershop owners who may be paying less than the National Minimum Wage. The NHF has warned salon owners about the upcoming campaign since the beginning of the year, but is now urging members to double check their payrolls comply with government regulations while they still have the opportunity to fix ...

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NHF wins Social Media award at Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2015

The NHF is celebrating after scooping the Social Media award at this year’s Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards (TAF), while also achieving second place in Membership Success of the Year and Publication of the Year categories. Held at Shakespeare’s UnderGlobe in London earlier this July, the occasion marked the thirteenth year of the awards that acknowledge excellence, reward achievement and encourage the ...

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The MHFed creates ‘Raw’ magazine for Prostate Cancer UK

The Men’s Hair Federations (MHFed) has created ‘Raw’ – a new style guide to help improve communication between stylists and clients with all proceeds from its sale going to Prostrate Cancer UK Photographed by Desmond Murray and Martin Fox, the editorial book includes more than 40 head shots of all hair types, styles and lengths created by a team of make ...

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