ALFAPARF Milano Launches Semi di Lino Ranges
ALFAPARF Milano has announced the launch of its new Semi di Lino Blonde and Brunette lines. A whole range dedicated to caring for and refreshing blonde and brunette hair. The Semi di Lino Blonde and Brunette ranges prolong the intensity and shine of colour, neutralising unwanted tones, for salon-fresh looking hair that lasts.
Both the Blonde and Brunette ranges contain advanced Blue Light Shield technology (an active ingredient of natural origin, extracted from Butterfly Bush using a green process) to counteract the negative effects of blue light, helping to keep colour intense and vibrant for longer, leaving hair manageable with a glossy shine.
ALFAPARF Milano Semi Di Lino Blonde and Brunette ranges are available in appointed ALFAPARF Milano salons nationwide (RRP from £15.20).
For stockist details visit www.alfaparfmilano.com/ie-en and follow @alfaparfmilanouki
NHBF Clarifies Rules on Face Coverings for Hair Salons in England
The UK government has announced that it is now the law (and therefore mandatory) for face coverings to be worn in premises that provide close contact services in England (i.e., all staff working in the hair and beauty industry and their clients), unless officially exempt. The guidance also includes freelancers and mobile stylists as it states that ‘staff and customers should also wear a face covering if close contact services are taking place in someone’s home’.
The new law only requires a face covering for staff (type II face mask recommended), not visors or googles, and clients can remove their mask for relevant treatments. It only applies to receptionists if there is no physical barrier or screen between workers and members – if there isn't a barrier and a mask isn't being worn, enforcement action can be taken.
The NHBF is highlighting to salon and barbershop owners to display a notice advising that face coverings must be worn unless a person is exempt. The notice must be displayed in a visible location, for example, on the front door. Failure to do so could result in a £1,000 fine.
£375 THE AVERAGE AMOUNT CLIENTS SPEND IN CHELMSFORD ON THEIR HAIR APPOINTMENTS ANNUALLY, MAKING IT THE BIGGEST REGIONAL SPENDER IN THE UK, ACCORDING TO CARD PAYMENT PROVIDER, PAYMENTSENSE
Wella Company Celebrates One Year as Independent Company
Wella Company, the parent company of professional brands including Wella Professionals, ghd and Nioxin, has celebrated its first year as a standalone company.
The company has gone from strength-tostrength after it announced its independence in December 2020. CEO Annie Young-Scrivner said: “In our company’s first year, our team has much to be proud of. We achieved independent status at a difficult time for the beauty industry and have posted revenue growth compared against both 2020 and 2019. Our fiscal year, which began on 1 July, has started strong. Our overall business is very healthy, and our financial performance is overdelivering against our annual targets across every business and geography.
She added: “We are poised for growth across the globe. We remain focused on delighting customers and consumers with differentiated product innovations, and we will continue to expand across channels and geographies as we unlock the potential of our brands.”
Fellowship Celebrates 75 Years with Dazzling Awards Luncheon in December
The Fellowship for British Hairdressing celebrated 75 Years on 6 December with its annual Awards Luncheon, hosted at The Londoner Hotel.
Chancellor Ashleigh Hodges and president Ken Picton welcomed 420 guests to the Ballroom. Chairman Barry Stephens presented a special Fellow of Distinction to Chris Williams from Rush Hair & Beauty, accepted by Andy Heasman. He also presented a cheque for £3,720 to the Hair & Beauty Charity for money raised from the 2021 Yearbook.
F.A.M.E. Team leaders Gary Hooker and Michael Young announced the four new members; Darrel Starkey from Taylors Hair Studio; Lydia Wolfe from Jack & the Wolfe; Jessica Hau from Rush Wimbledon and Alex Cook from Wispers Hair Salon. Errol Douglas MBE picked up Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year to a standing ovation.
JAYNE LEWIS-ORR SAID:
HJ is saddened to report on the passing of Schwarzkopf Professional’s Peter Belcher.
“PETER WAS A KIND, THOUGHTFUL AND CARING MAN WHO LOOKED AFTER ME FROM THE MOMENT I JOINED THE HAIRDRESSING INDUSTRY. AS MY PARTNER ON STAGE AT MANY BRITISH HAIRDRESSING AWARDS, HE OFFERED SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT CONTINUALLY.”
Double Win: Matrix Launches New Backbar Range and Unsung Hero Competition
Matrix has announced a new backbar range that maximises time and minimizes damage and, crucially, is designed to make life at the backwash easier. The range includes its hero product, Instacure Porosity Smoothing Spray which helps smooth cuticle damage and condition porous hair.
To celebrate their hero product, Matrix is looking for the hairdressing community to nominate their unsung heroes. From assistants you couldn’t live without, to stylists who have gone above and beyond, nominate your hair hero with #MatrixUnsungHero and tag @HairdressersJournal on Instagram. The closing date is 30 January and the winner will receive a package of education and key products, courtesy of Matrix. Judges will include UK & Ireland ambassador Lisa Farrall, Matrix artist Desmond Murray, Fellowship for British Hairdressing president Ken Picton and HJ editor Charlotte Grant-West.
To learn more, follow @Matrix on Instagram and visit matrixhaircare.co.uk
Vish Goes Live to Boost Colour Profitability
Stylists and salon owners determined to maximise colour profits in the face of the COVID-19 challenges will be able to access a free education broadcast by Vish from January 2022.
The colour technology pioneer is kicking off a year-long, webbased education programme focused on protecting and building colour profits. Top names and thought leaders in the industry will discuss how to drive colour sales and optimise colour efficiency so technical services become as profitable as retail.
“Stylists, whether employed or independent, are seeking ways to boost their business knowledge and get inspired,”says Tim Howard, ex-salon owner and chief innovation officer at Vish. “Our programme aims to satisfy both by bringing together a community of salon owners and stylists who, by sharing their experiences, help increase understanding of ways to drive profitability and creativity.”
The first webinar on 17 January will focus on the 2022 Colour Outlook – drilling down on trends and how to maximise inventory to guarantee profitability. Watch the HJ Goes Live with Vish on 12 January for a preview.