Sometimes there’s no better way to get inspired than stepping outside of your everyday life. That was certainly the case at Wella’s Business Network Live which made a triumphant return after two years. From Amar Latif, a TV adventurer who was born blind to ex-footballer, Clarke Carlisle, and his wife Carrie who gave an honest account of the struggles of dealing with mental health, it was an event filled with emotion, but also inspiration.
HJ and the Wella family in the room came away with lots of action points. But where do you look to get motivated professionally? At the risk of blowing our own trumpet, if you’re after industry advice, there’s no better place to turn than our business pages. This issue we have a feature on motivating your team, courtesy of HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards winner Melissa Timperley whose salon is currently Best Salon Team of the Year. Thinking of entering yourself this year? Get moving as entries close on Friday 8 April. Elsewhere in the business section we have the first instalment in a new series called The Perfect Salon Experience, in partnership with Takara Belmont. The kick-off feature is all about bringing to life your salon’s ethos through the interior design. You'll want to add the images to your interior's Pinterest board pronto!
We’ve got a bumper colour special this issue with a feature about in-between colour appointments and how to get your clients to visit you more regularly, the latest colour buzz words to know for 2022 and our regular Colour Notes page comes from Heffy Wheeler. Plus, don’t miss our feature all about cleaning your brushes. Who knew there were so many ways to clean bristles and combs? And it feels the perfect time of year to be tidying up your tools too. Time to hit refresh!