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Vish Clients Bank Three Million Formulas

The number of formulas mixed using Vish Colour Management has almost doubled in just six months, to more than three million, bringing about a huge reduction in over-dispensing and waste of colour while costs-per-service have been slashed.

“As of January this year, more than 1.7 million formulas had been mixed using Vish, reducing product cost-per-service and helping push up profits for Vish clients,” said Tom Bentley-Taylor, MD of Vish EMEA. “Since January, that figure has nearly doubled to 3.2 million formulas mixed by stylists in the system. That’s 1.5 million in six months, all helping to drive up colour profitability for the stylist and salon. Fantastic news for the industry, salons, and the planet.”

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New Government Policy Could Allow Animal Testing in the UK for first time since 1998

The government may introduce animal testing in the UK after reconsidering its policy, according to animal welfare charity Cruelty Free International (CFI). Animal testing has been banned in the UK since 1998, however, the new guidance could reintroduce animal testing for the cosmetics industry.

CFI’s director of Science and Regulatory Affairs, Dr Katy Taylor, said: “This decision blows a hole in the UK’s longstanding leadership of no animal testing for cosmetics and makes a mockery of the country’s quest to be at the cutting edge of research and innovation, relying once again on cruel and unjustifiable tests that date back over half a century.

She added: “The Government is saying that even ingredients used solely in cosmetics, and with a history of safe use, can be subjected to animal tests in the UK. Cosmetics companies have worked hard over decades to create and invest significantly in a range of next generation, animal-free safety assessment tools which can be used instead.”

The Collective Pride Awards Set to Celebrate our Hair, Beauty and Barbering Heroes

The Collective Pride Awards, presented by the Lions Barber Collective, aims to recognise beauty, hair and barber professionals who go above and beyond for others. “The hair and beauty industry does so much more than just making people feel beautiful and it’s time to recognise those unsung heroes!" says Tom Chapman, Collective Pride Awards founder. Want to enter? Make a note of these key dates...


15 NOVEMBER 2021
Entries will close, ahead of judging on 22 November. Want to enter or nominate a colleague who goes the extra mile for their community? Enter now at

13 DECEMBER 2021
All category champions will be advised ahead of the awards ceremony. The most deserving recipient in each category will be invited to attend the Collective Pride Awards.

17 JANUARY 2022
The date for the Collective Pride Awards night, held at London’s historic Barber-Surgeons’ Hall.

HJ is proud media partner of the Collective Pride Awards.

SAVE THE DATE: 19 September 6pm

L'Oréal Professionnel Paris is launching the second episode of ‘Run Le Hair Show’ on the 19 September at 6pm. The next instalment, ‘EPISODE 02: COLOR, COLOR, COLOR!’ will feature incredible global artists and in-depth exploration of all things colour. It will look at the science behind penetrating colourants and the hottest hair colour trends of the season from L'Oréal Professionnel Paris pros all over the world.

The Fellowship for British Hairdressing Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Yearbook

The Fellowship for British Hairdressing is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021 with a special coffee tablestyle yearbook.

The Yearbook – which is published annually by the Fellowship – will be a limited-edition book that will look at the heritage of the Fellowship and the changing face of the industry, as well as what the future holds.

The industry’s top hairdressers will be talking about their memories, the Fellowship’s projects, the importance of the Fellowship and the future of the industry.

For £95, members can have their headshot included with all proceeds raised going to The Hair & Beauty Charity.

President Ken Picton said: “The Fellowship has a heritage of supporting hairdressers throughout the past 75 years – and now we have an opportunity to support all hair, barber and beauty professionals through The Hair & Beauty Charity.” He added: “Our member tile is an opportunity for everyone to be included in our collectable book, as well as support those who need help in these difficult times.”

Schwarzkopf Professional’s #SKPCollective Collaborate with Nick Irwin

Schwarzkopf Professional’s #SKPCollective, a group of digital influencers, were invited to shoot an editorial story alongside Nick Irwin for the September issue of Hunger magazine.

As the hair editor for Hunger magazine, Nick was keen to provide an opportunity for upand-coming hairstylists to develop their skills and experience life in the session world, helping to develop the next generation of hair talent.

“The #SKPCollective are six talented hairstylists in their own right,” said Nick. “I wanted them to be able to create and shoot under my guidance with a young, diverse, inclusive and cool cast, letting their individuality and character take centre stage.”

He added: “We wanted to do something super special after the last year, to bring together the #SKPCollective and give them a window into the session world. I was so impressed by the whole team and can’t wait for everyone to see the finished results.”

Look out for the shoot in the September issue of Hunger magazine.

Hair & Barber Council’s 5 Top Tips for Staying Covid-19 Safe

Ensure that Covid-19 is covered in your risk assessment, whilst considering the adjustments needed for staff and customers with disabilities. Share this with all of your staff and keep it updated.

Adequate ventilation lets fresh air into your workplace, which helps manage the risk of Covid-19.

Particularly clean surfaces that people frequently touch more regularly. Asking your customers and staff to use sanitiser and clean their hands regularly is also a good idea.

Government guidance has been updated – people who are fully vaccinated or aged under 18 years, 6 months old no longer need to self-isolate if they’ve had close contact with someone who has Covid-19.

Keep all your workers, contractors and visitors up-to-date on how you’re using and updating safety measures. In addition to priority actions, salons can also encourage the use of face masks and can consider putting in place distancing measures to reduce contact between people.

Janet Maitland’s Charity Legacy Lives On

Local and national charities are benefitting from the generous donations made to honour the life of businesswoman and hairdresser Janet Maitland, who passed away earlier this year.

Family, friends, clients and colleagues have all contributed to a fund in honour of Janet Maitland, owner of Janet Maitland Hair Excellence. The fund has reached a phenomenal £5,000 in the seven months since Janet passed.

Janet’s legacy is gifting support to local, national and international charitable organisations in support of people and pets.

Two national charities, The Hair and Beauty Charity and Marie Curie are beneficiaries of the fund; both were close to Janet’s heart. “The donation will help to make a huge difference to support colleagues in the industry who are financially struggling or in crisis,” said Jean Kelly, Head of The Hair and Beauty Charity.

Denman Launches Stage Star at #Salon21

Denman has launched its Stage Star competition for 2021, seeking the newest exciting hair platform artist from across the UK and Ireland. Now in its sixth year, the Denman Stage Star has grown into one of the UK’s leading creative hairdressing competitions and gives entrants a chance to shine live on stage at Salon International.

For the second year, the 2021 winner will get to create their very own collection and present the looks live on stage. Photographed by British Hairdressing Award winning photographer Desmond Murray, the winner will be taken through how to create and present a collection form mood board to models and then get to photograph the collection and present it live on stage at Salon International 2022.

For competitions rules and terms visit stage-star-2021.

This article appears in the September 2021 Issue of Hairdressers Journal

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This article appears in the September 2021 Issue of Hairdressers Journal