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Q Hair & Beauty reveals new Drawing Room salon

Image: Q owner Anthony Barnes-Smith with managing director Dawn Lawrence Chichester’s Q Hair and Beauty recently invited guests to celebrate the official opening of its new Drawing Room salon. Once the grand drawing room of the historic townhouse on the city’s North Street, the first-floor ladies’ salon has been transformed into an elegant new space with a modern twist. The refurbishment has been carefully designed to be in-keeping with ...

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Mindbody extends Xero integration to the UK

Business management software Mindbody has made its integration with online accounting software Xero available to the UK, meaning wellness and beauty professionals across the country can now make use of the combined streamlined business management and accounting solution. Previously only available in Australia and New Zealand, the integration means users can transfer their financial sales data from Mindbody’s business management software into Xero’s accounting ...

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NEW COLLECTION: Robin James Spring Collection 2016

The Spring 2016 collection by the Robin James Aveda Lifestyle salon group embraces a fusion of simplistic, classic haircuts, brought to life with a twist of contemporary colour highlighting the precision and execution of each style. Credits Left: Colour: Emma Wakely Cut & Styling: Paula Davies Middle: Colour: Amy Jackson Cut & styling: Katie-Lou Freeman Right: Colour: Sally Rigby Cut & styling ...

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L’Oréal Colour Trophy regional finalists announced

Culminating in London last week, the L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2016 has completed its Backstage Tour of the UK with regional salons battling it out to claim their place at the Grand Final on 13 June, 2016. Taking in Belfast, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Duxford, Bristol and finally the capital, the competition was tough as regional finalists were decided for the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award, the L’Oréal ...

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CIDESCO survey reveals therapists’ concerns with chemicals in nail polish

A new survey released by CIDESCO focusing on the use of formaldehydes nail polish shows toxic chemicals are a key concern among nail professionals and training is essential to ensure technicians are aware of the potential dangers posed to them and their clients. Earlier this year, Sean Byrne, a chemistry student from Ireland carried out a survey amongst CIDESCO members worldwide to investigate ...

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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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Cloud Nine Education launches the Art of Styling

Professional styling tool brand Cloud Nine has launched its Art of Styling sessions – a new, cost-effective education concept to keep stylists at the cutting-edge of fashion trends. The brand’s creatives study global catwalk trends and distil them into four key seasonal looks along with a folder of step-by-steps, trend boards for each look, styling tips, techniques, product info and a complete Cloud Nine product ...

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NEW COLLECTION: Change by Allilon Education

The latest collection from the Allilon Education art team, ‘Change’, was inspired fby JR, a French artist whose work fuses art and act around themes commitment, freedom, identity and limit. The natural backgrounds and environments his work is exhibited in were the cue for Allilon Education colour director, Madeleine Murphy, who created palettes of light violets, pinks, lilacs, turquoise and blues offset by inky indigos, deep ...

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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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