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The Vanilla Room Wins Two Business Awards

Essex salon The Vanilla Room  recently scooped two trophies at the Havering Business Awards. The salon, which celebrates its 18th birthday next month, took home the titles of Best Customer Care, and Best Apprentice, seeing off  completion from businesses across a wide variety of industries in the London borough. Said salon owner, Kerry Larcher: “This […]

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ClubStar Team Enjoys a Day of Inspiration in Manchester

The Fellowship’s ClubStar team recently attended an inspirational education evening at the Wella Studios in Manchester, where they were treated to presentations from Jamilla Paul, Mia Ha, Helen Stillwell and Ellenora Dean. Leah Walton from The Colour Room was the compere and kicked off the evening by welcoming all four guests on stage. Jamilla Paul […]

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NHF Welcomes EU Decision to Pause Reform of Health and Safety Laws

The National Hairdressers’ Federation has given its strong backing to the decision by the European Commission (EC) not to press ahead with proposed health and safety reforms that it had been feared could cost the industry as much as £75m a year. As part of its drive to cut red tape, the EC said this […]

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Nicky Clarke Team Celebrates Opening of New Birmingham Salon

Nicky Clarke and his team recently welcomed group of journalists and V.I.P’s to their new salon in The Mailbox, Birmingham. As well as champagne and canapés, the group was treated to personal hair demonstrations and a Q & A with Nicky. Guest were also treated to goodie bags with products relating to their specific hair […]

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Paul Gordon Raise Money with a Great British Bake Off

Paul Gordon Hair had a cake line-up to make Mary Berry proud at their recent MacMillan Cancer Care bake day. There were no soggy bottoms in sight, and with cream filled scones to indulgent chocolate cakes to muffins and classic Victoria sponges, it was all kinds of delectable delights for clients and it showed, as […]

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How to Handle a Health and Safety Inspection

Water, electrical equipment, sharp tools and chemicals all make a salon a potentially dangerous place to work. Of course, all respectable salons will have a safety at work policy in place to protect staff and clients from any risk, but should the worst happen, a salon owner will need to be prepared for a visit […]

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Skyler McDonald Talks About Her Inspiring Career

Skyler McDonald, creative director and head of education at seanhanna salons, talks about her inspiring career. What do you love most about your job? I love that my role is versatile. I am always working on different projects so I am never bored. When it comes to education at seanhanna, I love coming up with […]

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Jamilla Paul Signed Up for New MTV Show

One of the North’s top hairdressers, Jamilla Paul, will be appearing in a new MTV reality TV series that focuses on the highs and lows of eight appearance-obsessed young people desperate for a career in the beauty industry. From hairdressing, waxing and massaging to body building, personal training, tattooing and more, the series of masterclasses […]

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Leading Industry Bodies and Insurers Work Together to Simplify Allergy Testing

A landmark agreement has been reached between the hairdressing industry and insurers to develop an allergy alert test ‘colour record card’ that will allow stylists to gauge whether a client making a colour appointment will need an allergy alert test 48 hours beforehand, or whether it will be safe for the treatment to go ahead […]

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Michael Van Clarke launches Salon Business Mastery scheme

Ever wondered how multi-award-winning salon owner Michael Van Clarke achieved his phenominal success? Well, the pioneering hairdresser and business guru is offering other salon owners and managers, and potentially their entire teams – the chance to share his insights with the launch of an education programme, Salon Business Mastery. Initially the programme will comprise 12 […]

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