We hope you’re getting back into the swing of hairdressing life again. Please don’t forget to make your mental health and wellbeing a priority – even when you’re swamped with clients in the salon. HJ’s Mental Health Awareness Week, which took place online last month, was filled with live content and in-depth guides to help you and your team. All the content is still available on our website – simply go to hji.co.uk/mental-health-awareness.
On this month’s cover and in this month’s issue we’re celebrating the world’s longest running hairdressing competition – L’Oréal Colour Trophy. Head to page 50 to see a timeline featuring 65 years of creative talent. Let us know on our social channels how many faces you recognise from the 1960s to the present day and we’d also love to know how many times you’ve entered or attended the awards ceremony over the years.
We’ve got the lowdown on what’s trending on TikTok on page 35 so you can stay ahead of the latest techniques your younger clients may want in the coming months. On the flipside we’ve also taken a deep dive into the post-lockdown trend of maintaining and celebrating natural and coloured grey hair on page 43.
Don’t forget there’s still time to enter HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional 2021. Entries must close on Friday 2 July at 5pm so go to hji.co.uk/bha to enter today. You should also have a look at our ‘Where Are They Now’ feature on page 27 to see how the Newcomer of the Year category has shaped and transformed careers over the years.
We hope you enjoy this issue and please do let us know what lives, digital content and print features will be most useful for you during the summer months.