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Salon owners Jennifer Linton and Jaye MacDonald fly the flag for female businesswomen with inspirational speech

Linton and Mac directors Jennifer Linton and Jaye MacDonald cemented their position as successful businesswomen by delivering an inspirational speech at a recent networking event. The Women into Business event – organised by Business Gateway – gave local businesswomen the opportunity to exchange ideas with like-minded individuals and improve their business skills. The pair shared their entrepreneurial business journey with the ...

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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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Duck and Dry opens new London flagship

Luxury London blow-dry bar Duck and Dry has opened a new flagship salon near bustling Oxford Street. The new space, which runs alongside its original Kings Road salon, features 20 styling stations, a group styling table, a prosecco bar and a DJ station for evening and weekends. Each area has been designed with Instagram in mind with picture perfect egg-shaped ...

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Blue Tit donates profits to homeless charity

Sustainable salon group Blue Tit has continued its mission to support as many local charities as possible by donating revenue to the homeless. The team at its Dalston salon teamed up with other local businesses to help the Hackney Winter Night Shelter, donating 10 per cent of its takings from a busy Saturday. The cash went towards providing hot meals and ...

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La Biosthetique announces the winner of its UK Beauty Stylist Award

Fran Sleightholme for Kaboodles in Torquay has been crowned winner of the La Biosthetique UK Beauty Stylist Award. To enter the competition stylists were challenged to create a total beauty look based on haircut, colour, styling and make-up. Each entry was dissected by a panel of judges before finally selecting a winner. Sleightholme will present the UK in the final ...

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Remi Cachet announces Image of the Year competition winner

Last month leading hair extensions brand Remi Cachet asked its stylists to select one image that best represented their work to be entered into its Image of the Year competition. The call-out received an “amazing response” – and a panel of judges short-listed the entries to the top five.   “The response was amazing and it was quite difficult to ...

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NEW PRODUCT: TAPE HAIR

Remi Cachet has added to their range of extensions yet again with the introduction of Injection Tape Hair into the Elegance Range.   Sourced from Russian Mongolian hair, these Tape hair extensions strips are injection molded to allow for the extensions to securely attach to the clients hair comfortably. The advantage of the injection-molded tape is that it blends with the ...

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BLOG: get your clients festival ready by Great Lengths’ Amanda Jackson

*SPONSORED POST*   Festival season has arrived, and with it a whole host of vibrant, celeb-approved colour trends to try. From perfectly pretty pastels to bold jewel tones, if clients love colour, you can guarantee they’ll want to shake up their style at this time of year.  While experimenting with hair colour is great fun, there are some clients who ...

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The Ultimate Spray Tanning Aura Combo

*SPONSORED POST* For 2016, Aura has introduced the ultimate spray tanning combo; the Aura Allure Xena Sprayer and the Aura Extraction. These two pieces of equipment work in unison to provide the ultimate spray tanning experience for beauty therapists and their clients. The NEW Allure Xena Sprayer is strong on the inside and radiant on the outside. It is perfect ...

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Take care of your body

*SPONSORED POST As we approach the summer months, we encourage everyone to be more aware of sun safety, ensuring that you apply sunscreen regularly if you are outdoors, enjoying the sunshine. Macmillan Cancer Support states that skin cancer is caused by overexposure to the sun, as the UV light from the sun damages the DNA in our skin cells, causing ...

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