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Gilded glamour | CND x The Blonds SS16, NYFW

CND collaborated with The Blonds on the designer duo’s SS16 collection at New York Fashion Week, creating elaborate gilded nails inspired by Egyptology. As Amanda Fontanarrosa, CND production director explained: “[We were] inspired by the Egyptian’s obsession of taking everything with them into the afterlife – it’s full of treasures, it’s full of jewels – all their wealth and possessions ...

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Simple sophistication | OPI x Amanda Wakeley SS16 LFW

OPI was once again backstage at London Fashion Week, this season sponsoring creative nail director Roxanne Campbell to head her session nail tech team at Amanda Wakeley’s SS16 show. The award winning nail session technician chose OPI’s lacquer Light My Sapphire – a deep, dark blue like the midnight sky – to perfectly complement the silky and beautifully simple new collection presented by ...

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Don’t forget: The National Minimum wage goes up this Thursday

Hairdressers, salons and barber shops are being reminded that National Minimum Wage rates are set to rise sharply from this Thursday, 1 October.  With HM Revenue & Customs currently actively targeting the industry with an enforcement and compliance campaign, salons simply can’t afford not to pay their staff their correct minimum wage, the NHF has warned.  All the minimum wage ...

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Mineral House spa opens at Newcastle’s Crowne Plaza Hotel

This September the Crowne Plaza Hotel opened its doors in Newcastle’s city centre along with the launch of a luxurious modern day spa, Mineral House, offering therapies and treatments with Germaine de Capuccini. The new spa has been designed to provide visitors with pure escapism with the convenience of a city centre location. Germaine de Capuccini as its brand of choice ...

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The Salon Magazine October Issue Now Online!

Major Player In this month’s issue: AW15 launches The latest hair extensions systems Manicure essentials Advanced beauty trends Christmas promotion ideas Click Here to view it now!

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Saks Hair & Beauty raises over £10k in five hours for women’s cancers

Saks Hair & Beauty held an action-packed charity day to raise funds and awareness for gynaecological cancers, with an amazing £10,000 raised in just five hours. As part of a two-year charity partnership with The Eve Appeal, the salon chain opened its doors on Sunday 6 September for a nationwide fundraising effort offering hair and beauty appointments in return for donations. Saks ...

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Save the Rhino International launches annual nail art campaign

Today, 22 September, is World Rhino Day and to mark the date UK conservation charity Save the Rhino is launching a national social media campaign with British cosmetics brand Barry M in a bid to inspire creative nail art in aid of the charity. With the hashtag #NailIt4Rhinos, the campaign encourages people to customise their nails throughout September, sharing their creations on Facebook, Pinterest, ...

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Book now: Linda Nordstrom to host IBX Certifications training sessions at Olympia Beauty

The revolutionary salon-only IBX system has taken the nail industry by storm and this year the brand will be providing training classes by none other than the highly influential Linda Nordstrom herself, at Olympia Beauty. Learn how to use the IBX system, a two-step nail treatment that is specifically designed to treat, protect and repair even the most damaged nails. ...

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Employment contracts: it’s just good business, says NHF

The NHF has stressed the importance of salon owners ensuring they have contracts in place for their staff, no matter how informal or relaxed an environment they foster, as it continues to receive calls from members who have got into disputes with employees and have no contract to fall back on. Having a contract keeps salon owners protected Contract-less may mean defence-less if you end ...

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Leading North East country house hotel opens luxurious spa

North East country house hotel, Ramside Hall Hotel has unveiled a luxurious new spa as the final stage of a £16m investment. The Spa at Ramside, based near Durham, opened to the public on 15 August offering premium spa facilities and creating around 60 new jobs for the region. Along with its five pools – including a 25 metre swimming ...

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