These brands are paving the way to becoming more sustainable and kinder to the planet with these initiatives.
Denman Recycles PPE
Denman’s parent company, Denroy Plastics Ltd, has teamed up with Ulster University and its European partner to explore ways in which PPE waste can be transformed into products. Prototypes of the Denman Clipper Comb and Scalp Brush are currently in testing with Denman ambassadors and there are further products planned.
Davines Rethinking Plastic
Davines’ global campaign with Plastic Bank aims at preventing 100 tons of plastic from invading the oceans while improving the quality of life of local populations involved in collecting plastic.
Paul Mitchell Peace, Love &
The Peace, Love & Pioneers campaign reaffirms Paul Mitchell’s commitment to no animal testing with global ambassador Winnie Harlow as the campaign star. “I’m proud to be the face of Paul Mitchell and remind others to spread kindness to animals, starting with beauty products that keep their best interest at heart,” she said.
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US Salon Brand Launches in Manchester
US brand Phenix Salon Suites has launched its first UK venue in Manchester city centre, creating a new home for hair and beauty in the north. Already a huge success in the USA, with over 300 locations and partners including LL Cool J, over 50% of the 29 studios in Manchester have already been leased by locals including hairstylist Andrew Trott-Barn, Ashley Longmore at Moloko Hair and hair extension specialist Savana.
The first of its kind in the UK, Phenix Salon Suites is a flexible workplace for hair and beauty professionals, offering studios where creatives can run their own businesses in their own intimate salon spaces at the new location Number One Deansgate.
L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Hosts Portfolio Event
L’Oréal Professionnel Paris hosted its Portfolio event in October, bringing together speakers both from within and outside of the hairdressing industry.
The event kicked off with an introduction from general manager UKI, L’Oréal Professionnel Paris, Tom Rolt, before guest speaker Mary Portas discussed consumer culture and interviewed hairdressers Guy Kremer and Josh Miller. Next, Monica Teodoro, general manager education and professional development PPD UKI spoke about the changing trends in hairdressing. Following on from Monica, director of digital engagement and communications strategy, Lucie Seffens, chaired a panel which included Fry Taylor, Richard Phillipart, Marcello Moccia and Darren Fowler. The event closed with Béatrice Dautzenberg, managing director UK and Ireland L’Oréal Professionnel Paris talking about the brand's plans for 2022.
British Hairdressing Business Awards 2021 Winners Revealed
The winners of HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards 2021 were announced on 4 October, celebrating the best in the business of hairdressing. Held in-person for the first time since 2019, the British Hairdressing Business Awards saw the industry’s biggest names back together again to celebrate those who excelled in the past year.
Held at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel in London, the ceremony was hosted by HJ executive director Jayne Lewis-Orr and comedian Joel Dommett who awarded winners across 16 categories.
See all of the action and pictures from the night on page 43.
Wella Company Presents TrendVision Award
Making a triumphant return to the hairdressing calendar, Wella Company presented the TrendVision Award UK and Ireland Final on Monday 12 October. Hosted by Fearne Cotton and Patrick Cameron, the night was a true celebration of hairdressing. Turn to page 24 to see the UK and Ireland winners and runners up, and turn to page 25 to see all the action and live shows from the night.
Colour Placement System Offers New Generation of Professional Products
Colour Placement System’s 1 Step Colour offers a cutting-edge range of high-quality professional products.
1 Step Colour is a developer and manufacturer of a new generation of professional products and makes an ideal partner for the most demanding of hairdressers. 1 Step Colour is a cream bleach and colour pigment that lifts and deposits in one easy step. Mixed with the chosen strength of cream developer, it will begin to break down natural and chemical pigments from the hair.
This creative product, which can be used as scalp bleach or for bleaching sections of hair, ensures lift and tone at the same time, allowing colourists more options when bleaching hair. The resulting emulsion is alkaline (in the range of pH10), and ensures, on average, seven to eight levels of lift as the new oxidationresistant pigments penetrate the hair strands.
After two years of research and development in the professional salon workplace, 1 Step Colour is also launching Tone-up, the revolutionary antiyellow active peroxide. Find out more at www.1stepcolour.com
HPASG Launches Industry Consultation on Apprenticeships
The Hair Professional Apprenticeship Steering Group (HPASG) and Expert Working Groups have been working over the last year to review the apprenticeships, and are undergoing wider consultation.
The Trailblazer apprenticeships in England were originally developed by hair and beauty employees to ensure apprentices gain the level of knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to work well in a hair salon, barbershop or beauty salon. Following the Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education (IfATE) route review in mid-2019, the review of the Hair Professional standard was placed on hold due to the pandemic.
Wendy Cummins, the Trailblazer chair said, “It’s important that in these challenging times we have an Apprenticeship Standard, End Point Assessment and appropriate funding band that supports apprentices and our industry.”
40% OF HAIR BUSINESSES HAVE RAISED THEIR PRICES OVER THE LAST THREE MONTHS, ACCORDING TO THE NHBF’S STATE OF THE INDUSTRY SURVEY RESULTS, WITH A FURTHER 40% PLANNING TO RAISE WITHIN THE NEXT THREE MONTHS
VTCT to Design New T-Level Qualification
VTCT will be designing and developing the T Level Technical Qualification in Hair, Beauty and Aesthetics, alongside NCFE, as their specialist partner.
As the market-leading Awarding Organisation for the Hair sector, VTCT will be contributing the knowledge of its own technical experts and key stakeholders to develop the government’s new gold standard technical qualification with NCFE.
The T level contract was awarded to NCFE by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute), as part of the fourth wave of implementation for the new programme of T Levels.
Commenting on the win, VTCT chief executive, Alan Woods OBE, said, “VTCT is pleased to support NCFE on this T Level contract as the specialist sub-contractor and partner. Our partnership with NCFE combines their tried and tested experience in delivering T Levels with our unrivalled Hair, Beauty and Aesthetics sector knowledge and expertise. With our employer partners, who also helped develop this winning bid, we are really looking forward to working with learning and training providers to ensure the success of this T Level.”
Trevor Sorbie has announced a new senior team called the Trevor Sorbie Trio, including Ryan Forsythe, Nathan Walker and Giuseppe Stelitano.
TREVOR SORBIE MBE SAID:
“THE NEW TEAM HAVE GREAT IDEAS AND I’M THRILLED HOW THEY ARE SEEING HAIR IN NEW WAYS, DIFFERENT TO WHAT I WOULD DO, BY TAKING IT MUCH FURTHER.”
Save the Date: Monday 29 November
HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards 2021 is all go for Monday 29 November. Held at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House, Park Lane in London, it’s always a night to remember. If you were at Salon International, you’ll have no doubt seen the finalist and nominee collections in all their glory in the British Hairdressing Awards gallery, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional. Don't miss out on the awards ceremony – get your tickets now by emailing email@example.com call 0203 841 7365.