We have a roadmap for reopening hair and barbering businesses in some parts of the UK and plans for the rest of the UK are expected to be announced this month so please go to hji.co.uk for the latest updates.
Our exclusive HJ Insider survey (page 13) offers an insight into the financial help and support you’ve been able to claim this year as well as your plans for reopening and predictions for the most popular and profitable services in 2021.
If you’re keen to grow your colour business, you won’t want to miss this month’s colour special feature (page 51), which has everything you need to take your colour consultation to the next level. It also includes the trends and techniques to master before you reopen your doors.
We held our annual HJ’s Apprentice Week on hji.co.uk last month with content aimed specifically at the people entering the hairdressing industry. On page 26 we reveal how apprentices have coped so far during the pandemic, their hopes and dreams for the future as well as their positive message to all of you.
We are also celebrating the accomplishments of hairdressing businesses and individuals who went above and beyond in 2020. If you are in need of some business inspiration, go to page 34 to see the finalists and winners who successfully embraced the challenges of the past year at HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards 2020. If you missed the awards, or just need a mental boost, you can watch the ceremony in full on HJ’s Facebook page.
Plus, entries are now open for HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards 2021. If you or a member of your team are making waves, we want to hear from you – go to hji.co.uk/bhba for the full list of categories and to start the entry process!
Enjoy the issue, stay safe and please do let us know how we can help you prepare for reopening.
On the cover: Hair Colour: Alfredo Lewis for Matrix Hair Cut: Philip Wolff for Matrix Hair Styling: Kenna for Matrix Make-up: Yumi Lee Styling: Michael Philouze