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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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ghd takes to the road with ghd platinum uncovered stylist sessions

ghd recently celebrated the launch of the new Platinum styler a series of pop-up styling events across the UK. ‘ghd platinum uncovered’ saw ghd UK education ambassador Ken Picton and the ghd art team host innovative styling sessions for almost 1,000 stylists in Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham before culminating in London’s iconic Lindley Hall. The ‘backstage at Fashion Week-style’ set ...

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Goldwell and Simon Harris take salon business coaching on the road

Following great feedback from salon owners and managers who saw Simon Harris’s seminars at Salon Smart, the hairdressing coach joined forces with Goldwell to take a whistle-stop tour of the UK sharing his ideas for salon success. The tour, which took in London, Newport and Glasgow, saw Harris address members of Goldwell’s HUB group of salons further afield and introduce them to his  on-line learning ...

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Allilon Education shares new collections with Greece’s aspiring hairdressers

The Allilon Education team recently travelled to Greece to showcase its educational skills alongside the Davines sustainable haircare line. Allilon Education co-founder, Johnny Othona, and director and men’s hair specialist, Jonathan Corby, along with colour director Madeleine Murphy embarked on a five-day trip to Athens to deliver the seminar and then a two-day class on primary work and advanced disconnection. The two-day ...

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NHF East Midlands to host Barbering Live with Sid Sottung

The NHF East Midlands Region is to host an evening with international barber and educator Sid Sottung. Held in Nottingham’s Alea Casino on 28 September, the event promises to marry the finest in barbering education and entertainment. Barbers of all stages of their career can benefit from Sottung’s 25 years of experience working with industry leading names. Alongside fellow academy educator, ...

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Ken Picton salon celebrates 25 year anniversary

Multi award-winner Ken Picton celebrated 25 years of his Cardiff salon by throwing a champagne reception and awards event for his team along with family, friends and VIP guests from the likes of L’Oreal Professionnel, ghd and Kerastase. Held at the five star St David’s Hotel & Spa in Mermaid Quay, Picton kicked off proceedings with a retrospective of his ...

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Wahl is searching for 2015’s British Barber of the Year

Wahl’s British Barber of the Year competition is back for 2015 and the UK’s barbering pro is looking to find the next big name in barbering. Headed up by Wahl’s European artistic director Simon Shaw, this year is set to be the competition’s biggest yet with eight finalists offered the chance to compete on stage at Salon International on 10 ...

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