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This level includes a maximum of six people being able to meet indoors and outdoors at any one time and a 10pm curfew at pubs, bars and restaurants.


This level aims to reduce household-to-household transmissions by preventing all mixing between different households or support bubbles indoors. Most areas already in local lockdown restrictions when the new system came into force last month were automatically moved into this level.


Areas in the very high level will see social mixing banned indoors and in private gardens, while pubs and bars will also be told to close as a result of rapid rising rates of COVID-19 cases. There will be an exception for pubs and bars who serve food.

Republic of Ireland lockdown, which started on 22 October has closed hair, barber and beauty salons for six weeks.

Please note: At the time of going to print, most hair salons, barbershops and mobile hairdressers visiting client’s homes in England and Scotland were still allowed to operate as normal with full PPE.


Please go to for all of the latest local lockdown updates as all of the information listed in print is subject to change.

In Northern Ireland, it was announced on 14 October that a lockdown would close hair, barber and beauty salons from Friday 16 October for a period of four weeks to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.

First Minister Arlene Foster said: “We are facing the tough reality of rapidly rising rates of infection. There are increasing numbers of people requiring acute care in our hospitals and sadly we learned yesterday of the death of seven people from COVID-19.”


She added: “The Executive has given careful and painstaking consideration of the right blend of actions that will do maximum damage to the virus but minimum harm to life chances today and tomorrow. We understand that these interventions will be hard but they will not be in place for a moment longer than they need to be. I would ask everyone to work with us to save lives and protect our health service.”

Wales announced a national ‘firebreak’ lockdown on Monday 19 October, which began on Friday 23 October and will continue until Monday 9 November. Anyone living in Wales was told to stay at home, while pubs, restaurants, hotels and non-essential shops were told to shut.

The NHBF confirmed the lockdown would include hair, barber and beauty businesses and mobile hair and beauty services. The Welsh Government confirmed the following financial support with more details to follow:

£1,000 for every business covered by small business rate relief.

Up to £5,000 will be given to small and medium retail, leisure and hospitality businesses automatically.

Additional discretionary grants for businesses struggling from restrictions.

The UK government’s support package for employees and the self-employed, including the Job Support Scheme and the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme will also be available in Wales. Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford said the ‘time-limited ‘firebreak’ will be ‘a short, sharp shock to turn back the clock, slow down the virus and buy us more time’.

Give your hair salon a point of difference by investing in the Nutristyler’s patented ice technology. It takes hairstyling to a different level as it uses ice instead of heat to nourish and condition your client’s hair. Frozen H2O is scientifi cally proven to condition damaged cuticles. All you need to do is pick up the styler and run it through your client’s wet or towel-dried hair. This innovation gives your clients the option to try a natural alternative to heat styling or it can be used alongside hair straighteners for added protection. Applying ice or pre-frozen conditioners will close your client’s cuticles to leave their hair softer, shinier and more manageable with less frizz. This makes it ideal for use in your hair salon or you can retail it to your clients for use at home. Go to or email

The salonguard brand has launched personal protective equipment which is ideal for busy hairstylists and barbers. The salonguard 3 Layer Reusable Face Mask can be purchased individually and the salonguard Protective Face Guards are sold in a pack of two guards. The face mask is durable for 30 washes and packed with four highperformance Swiss textile treatments, including a filter layer with breakthrough selfsanitizing silver technology and a water repellent outer layer with antimicrobial protection. The ultra-soft inner layer features quickdrying patented cooling for breathability which makes it perfect for prolonged use. The face guard adds protection whilst being lightweight and comfortable for all-day wear. The salonguard 3 Layer Reusable Face Mask is £10 and the salonguard pack of two Protective Face Guards is £8. Both products include free shipping. Go to for more information.

Advanced Pro Salon has revealed the fi nal look from its ColourCode Autumn/Winter 2020 collection this month, which is all about precision cuts and rich autumnal shades. All of the collection shades are inspired by mother nature’s colour palette.

Maria’s look (pictured) offers a lighter and brighter alternative with something a little different, whilst maintaining the precision style. The smooth yellow blonde bob is best suited to clients with warmer skin tones. While the straight cut fi nishing edge delivers a real pop of colour and positivity. Starting from an all-over stubborn green, the hair was lifted with Advanced Pro Salon’s ProBleach 7 Levels with ProPlex Technology and Argan Oil. ColourCode Pastel shades Floss Pink and Sugar Violet were directly applied to colour correct any remaining hints of green. Once cleanly neutralised, a root stretch using ColourCode Rich Naturals 9/3 provided the warm blonde base combined with Special Mix 0/33 coming through to the ends to deliver the pop of yellow. The yellow blend takes on a whole new dynamic when styled into a loose swept back look, projecting a real feeling of power and confi dence.

More details and looks from the Advanced Pro Salon and ColourCode A/W Collection can be found on Instagram: @advancedprosalon.

HJ joined the Fellowship for virtual drinks with President Ken Picton to hear the organisation’s plans for the upcoming months. As The Fellowship for British Hairdressing approaches its 75th anniversary in 2021, new approaches to membership, sponsorship and live and digital events are being put into place.

As part of ‘The Knowledge’ education series, it will be broadcasting ‘Life Stories’ with some of the biggest names in the hairdressing industry, with past guests including Sally Brooks, who was interviewed by Andrew Barton.

The Fellowship will also be hosting further ‘Drinks with the Fellowship’ for members with special guests from the industry on 15 November and Sunday 16 December. There will also be competitions for members.

Monica Teodoro

L’Oréal Professional Products Division has introduced a new education role called General Manager Education and Professional Development L’Oréal Professional Products Division UK & Ireland. The role is designed to shape the future of education, including the division’s dedicated online education platform – Access. The role will continue to evolve L’Oréal Professional Products Division’s commitment to pioneering the positive development of the wider hairdressing industry from attracting future talent from grass-roots up to elevating reputation. The new role will span across L’Oréal Professional Products Division’s professional hairdressing brands.

Monica Teodoro will be the new General Manager Education and Professional Development L’Oréal Professional Products Division UK & Ireland. She will bring her wealth of knowledge and experience in the professional beauty market, as well as a strong connection with all of the company’s partners to the position.

HJ speaks exclusively to hair and beauty salon consultant Ryan Fox to find out the positives and negatives of the new Winter Economy Plan for salon owners which comes into effect this month…


■ The continuation of the Job Retention Bonus is good news if you have enough work to retain staff members. You should also be looking at your marketing and communication messages to make sure you are keeping in touch with existing clients to generate work.

■ The Pay as you Grow Business Support Loans extension of payments from six years to 10 years will help salon owners with cash flow in the coming years as the monthly payments will be much more manageable.


■ Similarly, being able to spread the cost of the Lockdown VAT Quarter payment over 11 months will also help.

■ The Job Support Scheme pushes more responsibility onto the salon owner to cover 55% of wage costs as the UK Government will only be paying 22% of the wages, making it 77% in all. Owners will have to think long and hard if they can cover this extra cost to keep all team members.

■ The changes to the business support loan terms are welcome but it doesn’t change the fact it’s still a debt that has to be paid back, so will affect profits for years to come.

■ The Winter Economy Plan still doesn’t address the issues for many salon owners and some self-employed who do not receive any financial help from the UK Government.

■ The 5% VAT rate extension to 31 March 2021 only applies to food, accommodation and attractions. This could have been a good opportunity for the UK Government to look again at cutting VAT for labour intensive service industries such as the hair, barbering and beauty sector, which has long been called for, but there were no specific measures announced.

For more information on the latest updates and the help that is currently available go to

With fashion week going virtual last month, the shows looked somewhat different to last season. On the plus side, the SS21 hair trends were more wearable than ever. Here are the five standout trends…

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Creating a minimal hair vibe was a recurring theme. At David Koma, TONI&GUY international artistic directors, Cos Sakkas, Efi Davies and the team aligned sportluxe fashion with a lived-in luxury vibe for the hair. While at Dolce, Guido Palau and the team pared back the hair to mesh well with the bold colours of the clothes.


At Christopher John Rogers’ SS21 show Amika global artistic ambassador Naeemah LaFond played with texture. “The towering crown was a labour of love inspired by the Zulu women of South Africa and their traditional braided headdresses,” Naeemah explained.


The trend is still going strong, with shows like Erdem, Rodarte and Dolce and Gabbana going big on embellishment. This season is all about the floral decoration adorning models’ hair. The hair that accompanied these shows featured a mixture of highly-styled and carefree looks.


Seen at Victoria Beckham and Molly Goddard, model grunge is back. “I’ve been looking at pictures of nineties grunge Kate Moss. Her hair is dry and has a natural air-dried look to it. She wore a parting set to the side which split the hair and continued down the crown of the head. It looks slept on as this is a girl who quite literally woke up like this,” explained stylist Luke Hersheson for L’Oréal Professionnel on the look he created for Molly Goddard’s show.


2020 might be all about staying in, but in our (and your clients’ dreams) we are all out socialising and partying like it’s the 1980s. That was the inspiration for the hair at Mark Fast. Stone washed 1980s-inspired denim with Mark’s continual love for neon graffiti and typography-inspired prints created the perfect backdrop for a new optimism.

Wella Company, the new parent company of Wella Professionals has named Annie Young-Scrivner as the new chief executive offi cer (CEO).

Annie Young-Scrivne

She will start her new appointment once KKR completes its acquisition of 60% of Wella from Coty Inc at the end of this year. 

The newly formed Wella Company will include professional hair brands Wella Professionals, ghd and Nioxin as well as consumer brand Clairol and professional nail brand OPI.

Annie joins Wella from Godiva Chocolatier where she was CEO for the past three years. She said: “I’ve long admired the company’s passion for supporting its partners, many of which are small enterprises. My family had many small businesses, ranging from restaurants to retail shops to wellness salons. The entrepreneurial spirit is weaved into my DNA, and it’s why I have tremendous respect for small business owners, like the 250,000 nail and hair salons we serve today.”

Nancy Ford, managing director at KKR in the Americas Private Equity business, who is working on the Wella Company transition, said: “Given Annie’s vast global experience in working with B2B and B2C businesses, and her intuitive understanding of digital engagement in consumercentric industries, we are confi dent she will help unlock the true potential of Wella’s portfolio.”

Current president of Coty’s professional and retail hair businesses, Sylvie Moreau, will remain in her role until the transaction between KKR and Coty closes at the end of 2020. Annie said: “I would like to thank Sylvie for leaving behind a wonderful legacy, a remarkable team and a solid foundation from which we will grow.”


This article appears in the November 2020 Issue of Hairdressers Journal

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This article appears in the November 2020 Issue of Hairdressers Journal