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KeraStraight UK Art Team Attend First Educational Day

The newly-formed KeraStraight Art Team have taken part in their first education day, hosted at the Saks Academy in Covent Garden. The day involved brand immersion, with managing director Jez Barnett ensuring that the entire time were up to speed on the brand’s history and values, as well as product knowledge and presentation skills. There was […]

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MyHairDressers.com Partner With Salons Direct

Online hairdressing training facility, MyHairDressers.com have partnered with hair and beauty wholesaler, Salons Direct, to cross-promote their services. Following a joint competition in August offering one lucky student a money-can’t-buy day on a shoot, they have once again joined forces to offer a free seven-day trial of MyHairDressers.com to Salons Direct customers via their website. […]

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ENA Salon Introduces Weekly Boxing Classes

Ena Salon has introduced boxing classes to the team’s schedule in a bid to help keep staff fighting fit in both body and mind. The Davines flagship salon in the heart of Covent Garden now plays host to twice-weekly training sessions, open to every member of staff. Ena director, Johnny Othona says: “Our motivational mornings […]

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Cheltenham Salon Calls in Royal Butler for Etiquette Masterclass

The Stuart Holmes Hair and Beauty Spa in Cheltenham has called in the help of royal butler, Grant Harrold, to assist with etiquette and hosting training. Grant, who has served as butler to HRH the Prince of Wales and Princes William and Harry – as well as acting as PA to Prince William and his […]

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HJ’s Student Creative Team of the Year: Finalists Announced!

Celebrating the rising stars of tomorrow, HJ’s first Student Creative Team of the Year competition saw a huge response from colleges and trainee hairdressers. Tasked with entering a celebrity-inspired look, entries flooded in from talented trainees across the country with looks ranging from red-carpet ready to avant-garde artistry. Choosing the six finalists were a panel […]

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Patrick Cameron opens Leeds College Printworks Campus

Patrick Cameron Opens State-of-the-Art Leeds City College Campus

Patrick Cameron was guest of honour at the opening of the state-of-the-art new Leeds City College Printworks Campus, cutting the ribbon at the impressive new educational institution. Providing training for around 1,000 students per year, the new campus comprises two hair academies, two beauty academies, a commercial hair salon and two beauty salons. Patrick and his […]

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Creating Career Paths for Your Salon Staff

Ricky Lee Jones, Jones & Payne, Shoreditch, East London talks about how he encourages careers within his salon. Can you give an example of a trainee you have encouraged in their career? James Lewis joined us from the start as an assistant and trained under myself and our education team. He completed his stylist training […]

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Motivating Staff in your Salon Business

Darren and Jackie Ambrose are the founders of the multi-award-winning salon D&J Ambrose in Pinner, Middlesex. Here they give a taster of what visitors to their Business Extra seminar at Salon International can expect from their presentation. Set the scene At D&J we encourage creative energy that’s raw, staying true to our art. This is […]

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NHF Calls for Major Changes to Hairdressing Apprenticeships

 The National Hairdressers’ Federation has urged Habia and awarding bodies in the hair and beauty industry to come together to create a hairdressing and barbering apprenticeship that provides consistency of training and leaves youngsters “salon ready”. The call has come as part of the NHF’s response to a consultation by Habia, the sector skills body […]

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Andrew Collinge on the Power of Education

Andrew Collinge talks about the importance of education for a salon business. You invest heavily in both internal and external education. Tell us about the training you offer to your own trainees? Our trainees will visit one of our two training salons one day a week, where they will work towards an NVQ Level 2 […]

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