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VTCT ANNOUNCES BLACK HAIR AND SKIN AS PART OF CORE CURRICULUM

VTCT has initiated an overhaul of their qualification offering to ensure its learners have the knowledge to work within an inclusive and diverse society.

The awarding body, which offers qualifications globally, has pledged to ensure that black hair and skincare forms part of the core element of VTCT qualifications, making their qualifications inclusive and accessible.

In the UK, black hair and skincare is currently not part of the core curriculum, leaving learners lacking the essential skills required to treat a broad section of society.

These changes, initiated in September 2020, have been led by Chief Executive Alan Woods, OBE, and the organisation’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion advisory group.

“Meeting the needs of our learners has always been at the forefront of what we do at VTCT and we realised that there was more that needed to be done to improve the understanding of black hair and skin,” says Alan Woods OBE, “We are proud to be making a difference and have laid out our own strategy for change within our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Roadmap.”

NEW COURSE HELPS HAIRDRESSERS SPOT THE SIGNS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A new domestic violence awareness salon-training course is launching in the UK and Ireland to help hairdressers, barbers and beauty therapists identify the signs of domestic violence on clients.

The anti-domestic violence salon training by Shear Haven – created by Nashville-based salon owner Susanne Post who is a survivor of domestic violence – recognises that hairdressers, barbers and beauty therapists have a unique relationship with their clients, and are in the perfect position to see and hear the signs of domestic violence.

Shear Haven’s Domestic Violence Training course, which originally launched in the US last year in partnership with Barbicide, consists of a 20-minute online session, followed by a short quiz, covering everything from how to recognise the signs of domestic violence and successfully navigate conversations with clients who may be in danger, to how to pass along tools that can help the client get to safety.

HAIRCUTS4HOMELESS ANNOUNCES ADAM REED AS NEW TRUSTEE

Haircuts4Homeless has recently announced celebrity hairdresser Adam Reed as its latest trustee.

The charity, dedicated to providing homeless people haircuts free of charge, made the announcement of Adam’s involvement alongside the appointment of beauty PR, Andrew Perera, as the two latest supporters of the cause.

Established by renowned hairdresser Stewart Roberts, Haircuts4Homeless believes that “one of people’s basic rights is for them to feel good about themselves and this service gives this to people”.

DESIGN ESSENTIALS’ DIVERSITY TRAINING

Design Essentials Professional has become a brand partner with HABIA to support inclusivity training to colleges to deliver new hairdressing standards. Design Essentials, manufactured by McBride Research Labs, Inc., has remained at the forefront of the industry catering to all hair textures including straight, wavy, curly and coiled. The International Division of the company covers the EMEA Region and this year became a Habia Recognised Brand Trainer, giving full support to their commitment to provide specialist training in the area of hairdressing for wavy, curly and coiled hair, encompassing all textures in order to help stylists deliver full services to their clientele, and tutors to be able to deliver classes in this area.

With the government approval of the new hairdressing NOS last month, this training is vital as the industry moves to embrace all hair types.

As experts in this sector, the Design Essentials International Educator Team will be part of a nationwide programme to share knowledge, skills and practical solutions.

TICKETS ON SALE FOR SALON INTERNATIONAL 2021

Salon International 2021 is back and tickets are now on sale. Don’t miss out on your chance to see incredible education on our live stages from the best in the industry, learn about the latest products and innovations and network with other hair professionals – all under one roof.

When and where is Salon International 2021?

The Salon International 2021 exhibition will be held at ExCeL London on 16-18 October, so be sure to get those dates in your diary. Early bird tickets are now on sale for a limited time only, so book your ticket at: salonshow.seetickets.com.

What can I expect from Salon International 2021?

Salon International is the event at the heart of the professional hairdressing industry.

It will be the first time where many of us can meet with friends and colleagues and see the latest trends, innovations and product launches, and the team are working hard behind the scenes to ensure we follow all relevant event guidelines.

There will also be as much free inspiration and education as ever. Live stages within the show will include the HJ and Modern Barber stages, as well as the new Colour Stage where you can watch and interact with technicians as they work live, before the finished looks are styled and presented.

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ENTER OUR HJ EXTENSIONS COMPETITION 2021, SPONSORED BY REMI CACHET

Are you an extensionist and want to showcase your skills? Entries for HJ Extensions Competition 2021, sponsored by Remi Cachet, are now open with the competition taking place at Salon International 2021.

Remi Cachet founder and head judge Victoria Lynch shared her excitement as the competition opens: “More than ever, we want to showcase amazing hair extension talent,” she said. “It’s not about the hair brand you work with, but the multi-brand judging panel are looking at application perfection in both categories. We can’t wait to see the passion and creativity from our fellow extension experts in their submissions this year.”

There are two categories you can enter: The Classical Look and The Creative Look.

• The Classical Look category recognises stylists who create timelessly elegant looks with an extension service. To enter, send a shot of a classic look, with a before, during and after application image to competitions@hji.co.uk.

• The Creative Look category is all about an extensions look where colour and styling are pushed to new creative levels. To enter, send a shot of a creative look using extensions, with a before, during and after application image to competitions@hji.co.uk.

The deadline for both categories is 31 August 2021, 5pm.

Join our official Facebook event at https://fb.me/e/1rzFR3qL4 and keep up to date with all the latest competition news.

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This article appears in the August 2021 Issue of Hairdressers Journal

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This article appears in the August 2021 Issue of Hairdressers Journal