Schwarzkopf Professional Announce New UK Ambassadors
Schwarzkopf Professional has announced the appointment of two new UK ambassadors. Brooke Evans and Nikita Fisher are joining the brand to provide education and showcase new innovations and trends.
As a new addition to the Schwarzkopf Professional UK ambassador team, Brooke will be available for guest stylist days covering creative and freehand colour, dressing, and styling.
Nikita will be covering creative colour education, as well as the Digital Colour Jam session; an immersive experience designed to reinvent and reimagine colour trends through creative workshops.
Goldwell Announces Colour of the Year 2022
Goldwell has announced Bubblegum as its colour of the year for 2022. Working with top colour experts to choose the shade, Goldwell notes how the playful hue walks the line between hot pink and pastel for a modern take on the colour.
“This playful, inclusive colour represents diversity, self-identity, fun and freedom, which is something stylists couldn’t wait to start replicating in their colour formulas," says John Moroney, global creative director for Goldwell.
“Striking the unique balance between flirtatious and wholesome, cool and warm, and soft and strong, the dynamic aspects of bubblegum will infuse the look with a head-turning dramatic effect like no other.”
60% THE PERCENTAGE OF CONSUMERS WHO FOLLOW SALONS OR STYLISTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA. HOWEVER, ONLY 7% SAID THE SIZE OF THE STYLIST’S FOLLOWING WAS THEIR TOP DETERMINANT IN CHOOSING A STYLIST TO VISIT, ACCORDING TO A REPORT BY BOULEVARD BUSINESS MANAGEMENT PLATFORM
L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Launches #IAMAHAIRARTISTWIN Competition For 2022
After the success of #IAMAHAIRARTISTWIN in 2021, the competition is back for 2022! The competition shines a light on the talented pro community with the goal to fill social media with incredible hair inspiration. There were 35 winners in 2021, and our overall winner was Gavin Sheridan (@colourbygav) who won a L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Guest Artist Masterclass.
To enter, share your post on Instagram using #IAMAHAIRARTISTWIN @lorealpro and @hairdressersjournal, and the winners will be notified and reposted each month on @hairdressersjournal. Each month will have a different theme, and February's is: ‘Gloss Glow up’.
Claire Chell, global creative director of Francesco Group, will be judging this month’s category, so get tagging on your best Gloss Glow Up creations on Instagram for your chance to win one of five L’Oréal Professionnel Paris 10-product bundles and be entered in the grand prize at the end of 2022.
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Revlon Professional Opens Entries for Visionaries 2022 Programme
Revlon Professional's Visionaries 2022 is a new mentoring opportunity for creative stylists. Four candidates will be given a year-long mentorship programme on the Revlon Professional Visionaries team, directed by Revlon’s global ambassador, Mark Leeson. There are no age restrictions, but you must be a hairdresser and colourist with 5 years of qualified experience and a member of Always Connect.
For entries, Revlon’s panel of judges must see a before/ after of a “fashion forward image showcasing an on-trend haircut enhanced by beautiful colour.” The deadline for applications is 13 March, from which 12 finalists will be chosen. The final will be held at the Revlon Professional Academy in Leeds on 6 April. During this event, shortlisted candidates will be asked to recreate their hair look in front of industry judges; then four successful finalists will be announced as the Visionaires 2022. For more details, head to: www.visionaries.site
Stewart Roberts, founder of Haircuts4Homeless, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2022.
SPEAKING OF THE NEWS HE SAID: “IT WAS SUCH AN HONOUR TO RECEIVE THIS MBE AND A REAL HIGHLIGHT AFTER TWO CHALLENGING YEARS. I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE HOMELESS FOR OVER SEVEN YEARS AND NO ONE REALLY KNOWS HOW MUCH IT COMPLETES ME.”
Millie Kendall and Helena Grzesk Make Queen’s New Year Honours List
Millie Kendall and Helena Grzesk, chief executive officer and chief operating officer of the British Beauty Council respectively, have recently been recognised on the 2022 Queen’s New Year Honours List due to their outstanding work in the industry during the pandemic and beyond. For their efforts, Millie has been given the title of OBE (officer of the British Empire) and Helen was awarded an MBE (member of the order of the British Empire) on January 1.
Amongst the work recognised, both Millie and Helena have assisted the industry by launching initiatives, activities and campaigns, as well as championing the cultural and economic importance of the hair and beauty industries through conversations with business leaders and politicians.
Millie commented: “It’s an honour to be recognised in this way. My passion for the beauty industry has never faltered, it makes such an impact on our everyday lives. This award signifies a change in how our sector is viewed, and an appreciation of not just my work but the monumental efforts of The British Beauty Council and its partners in affecting that change.”
The Cost of Colour
Research released this month has unveiled a staggering disparity in colour costs per service across the industry. A report from Vish Colour Management revealed the cost of product dispensed per service ranges from £2.30 to £17.95 across the UK, which has major implications on profitability. This variance in cost highlights the need for salons to set their prices based on actual costs, rather than what other salons are charging.
“This research proves structuring pricing on industry standards rather than on what a salon spends on colour will always destabilise profit margins,” says Joshua Howard, CEO of Vish. “If a salon wants to be competitively priced then it is imperative its owners fully understand what their costs are and where they come from, in order to guarantee profitability across all services.
This is where technology like Vish can help - tracking every drop of product dispensed so salon owners understand their actual costs and set appropriate prices.”
To find out more, visit getvish.co.uk
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