Fresha Salon Software Acquires Bookwell
Fresha salon software have announced their acquisition of Bookwell, an Australian online booking marketplace for salons and spas. The deal follows a recent $150 million Series C investment in Fresha salon software led by a leading private equity firm, General Atlantic. The acquisition of Bookwell marks a new phase in Fresha’s continued growth story, adding to the platform’s extensive base of over 60,000 partner salons and spas spanning the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
Green Salon Collective Certified as a B Corporation
The Green Salon Collective has received B Corp certification, joining a growing group of companies who are reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit. To achieve B Corp certification, businesses need to provide evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices. Paul Seaward, cofounder of the GSC, says: “B Corp certification is confirmation that Green Salon Collective is using its influence for good – to encourage others to consider the differences they can make. We have a responsibility towards people and the planet as a whole and we hope that this recognition inspires others.”
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
A big round of applause to the latest ambassadors and educators…
Piero Gentile has joined ALFAPARF Milano as their new technical education manager. Piero joins the team in a full-time role where he will deliver their education programme throughout their academies and salons across the UK and Ireland. Award winning international session stylist Luke Benson has been appointed creative ambassador, while world renowned British Hairdresser of the Year nominee, Richard Ashforth, takes the role of educational ambassador UK & Ireland.
AUTHENTIC BEAUTY CONCEPT
Melissa Timperley has been officially announced as a new UK ambassador for Authentic Beauty Concept (ABC). Melissa commented: “I am beyond excited to be the new UK Ambassador for Authentic Beauty Concept. The brand ethos, the product formulas, and their sustainability focus are everything I look for in a brand. Becoming a part of the Authentic Beauty Movement is a dream come true and I can’t wait to begin working on planned projects, sharing my creative ability and collaborating with a like-minded collective.”
Leading Afro haircare brand Avlon welcomed Jacqui McIntosh as its new European education director.
Jacqui was Avlon’s director of education for the professional area of the business for several years before stepping into her new role. “I am thrilled to now lead on education for Avlon across all brands in both the professional and commercial sector as its European director, supporting hairstylists to promote the Afro hair industry as the formidable creative force that it is,” said Jacqui.
42% THE NUMBER OF SALON BUSINESSES BREAKING EVEN, ACCORDING TO A STUDY FROM THE NHBF.HOWEVER, NEARLY 40% ARE EITHER MAKING A SMALL OR SUBSTANTIAL LOSS AND ONLY 19% ARE MAKING A SMALL OR GOOD PROFIT. AS A RESULT, 58% INTEND TO RAISE THEIR PRICES OVER THE NEXT THREE MONTHS.
Entries Open for Wella GenNOW Team
The Wella Professionals GenNOW team is recognised as one of the greatest talent teams in the hairdressing industry, and the search is now on for the new 2022/23 team.
Wella Professionals are looking for five creative stylists who can demonstrate skills in a multitude of hair textures. The opportunity is open to all stylists 18 years of age and over, with three to eight years’ experience, based in the UK or Ireland. It’s not essential to be salon based; freelance hairdressers are welcome to apply, but a strong digital profile is a major advantage, with a passion for cutting, colouring and styling combined.
The five lucky chosen stylists will embark on a 12-month creative journey with four inspiring mentors: Michael Gray, Jordanna Cobella, Syd Hayes, and Nikki Clifford. Being part of Wella Professionals' GenNOW team will open doors to educational opportunities and on-stage platform work at the industry’s biggest events.
Entries close 31 March: wella.com/professional/en-UK/gennow
HJ is deeply saddened to report on the passing of Dennis Langford, CEO of TONI&GUY Australia.
HJ’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,
JAYNE LEWIS-ORR, SAID: “IT IS SO SAD TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF DENNIS AND OUR LOVE AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY AND THE TONI&GUY FAMILY GLOBALLY. THE HAIRDRESSING INDUSTRY HAS LOST A CHARISMATIC LEADER WHO MADE TIME TO TALK TO EVERYONE HE MET, AND HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.”
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, global haircare brand, ASP Expert Haircare challenged stylists worldwide to put their creativity to the test.
Recognised for her flamboyance and sheer creative vision, Sia Basto, owner of The Beauty Factory by Sia salon in Portugal, was crowned ASP’s winner. Speaking about her work, Sia said: “I thought we all needed to see a rainbow after the dark pandemic days we have been facing this past two years. That was my inspiration, with a twist of fuchsia because I am a big fan of that colour.”
Hayley Teague from French & Ivi in the UK ranked second place, while Jemma White from Locks Beautiful, also in the UK, took third place.
Go For Luxury At The Backwash With The RS Primo By Takara Belmont
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RS Primo ensures pure relaxation and indulgence during every service whilst giving you complete peace of mind that your equipment will exceed expectation and deliver quality and style reliably for many years to come. Price: £4,000 +VAT.
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