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Justice Launches Extreme Hold Hairspray
Australian haircare line Justice Professional is launching the Extreme Hold Hairspray to meet the need for longer lasting styles now social calendars are in full swing again.
The Extreme Hold Hairspray stays true to the roots of the Sydney based brand, which is Australian made and provides a balance between sustainability and style so everyone can do their hair and the environment Justice.
The vegan Extreme Hold Hairspray uses vegetable derived ingredients as an alternative to animal derived Keratin, plus Pro Vitamin B5 and Soy Protein to enhance elasticity and strengthen the hair. “As our lives get back to normal and we’re out and about for weddings, catch-ups and birthdays, our customers have been calling for a product that preserves their hair style all day,” said Justice CEO, Amber Manning. “Extreme Hold Hairspray is our solution. The quick drying mist spray uses a non-stick formula which brushes out easily to provide a high shine finish and includes hairdresser favourite Vitamin B5 which penetrates the hair shaft and adds structure to individual strands for all day hold," she added.
The Extreme Hold Hairspray launches in the UK soon and 12 April in Australia. Visit justicehair.co.uk and follow @justice_professional
weDo/ Professional Announce Phoebe Dynevor As New Ambassador
Phoebe Dynevor has been announced as weDo/ Professional’s first ever advocate for positive change. Best known for her role in Netflix’s Bridgerton, Phoebe has joined forces with the eco-ethical brand to encourage new ways to care for both hair and the planet.
Phoebe will work with the brand on the importance of acting together to reduce our impact on the environment. Of the news, she said: “I am so excited to represent the weDo/Professional haircare brand and I can’t wait for you guys to come on this journey with me. It’s vegan, it’s sustainable and it’s made of natural ingredients that make my hair look and feel amazing. And, on top of that, every product sold removes eight plastic bottles from landfill.”
90,500 THE NUMBER OF GOOGLE SEARCHES EACH MONTH FOR CURTAIN BANGS, MAKING THEM ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR HAIRSTYLES OF 2022, ACCORDING TO MILK+BLUSH.
Haircuts4Homeless Launches Ambassador Initiative And New Book
Charity Haircuts4Homeless has announced the launch of its ambassador programme, allowing partnering salons the opportunity to give back to their communities. By forming partnerships with salons, barbers and spas, Haircuts4Homeless ensures that every Haircuts4Homeless-selected service results in a haircut or service for a person in need at no extra cost to the salon. All you have to do is assign the H4H logo to the chosen services on your price list. For each of these services purchased, the ambassador partner donates £1, giving a ‘good hair day’ to those less fortunate. To register your interest contact h4hambassador @gmail.com. Haircuts4Homeless has also launched a new book titled ‘HEAR ME SEE ME’, which aims to humanise the face of homelessness by challenging stigmas and stereotypes via honest, thought-provoking imagery. All of the proceeds from the sale of the book will go back to the charity.
IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT WE REPORT ON THE PASSING OF KEVIN PAUL FINNELL, CO-FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF F&M HAIRDRESSING AND A MUCH-LOVED MEMBER OF THE SCOTTISH HAIRDRESSING COMMUNITY.
“Kevin dedicated over 40 years of life to the industry, working with brand powerhouses such as Wella, TIGI, Paul Mitchell and many more throughout his career, educating and participating in education, shows and photographic shoots. Kevin’s love for creative cutting and his clients was so apparent through the looks and styles he created within his work, and his loyalty and desire for his team to succeed was second to none and will be remembered forever more.”
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Denman’s Martyn Wady Trains As First Responder
Martyn Wady, Denman‘s international business manager, has officially trained as a First Responder. Martyn said: “I live in a rural village and even at the best of times it’s a challenge to get an ambulance here in under eight minutes. In recent times with the pressure on the NHS, it’s even harder. The chances of surviving a cardiac arrest after four minutes reduce massively with every passing minute, so the sooner you can start CPR the better… I can get pretty much anywhere in my local area faster than an ambulance.”
CoolBlades Fundraises For Bowel Cancer UK
Brian Bannister, co-founder of Coolblades Salon Supplies, will be running the Great North Run in September for Bowel Cancer UK. Brian said: “My wife and business partner, Julie, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in September last year. It’s a scary time for our family and the challenges for the NHS presented by the pandemic have not made the process easier. Thankfully, Julie has a robust treatment plan that is well underway. I decided to turn this experience into something positive and the fundraising run seemed the ideal way.”
Salon Supplies Donates Products to Ukraine
The war in eastern Europe has caused a humanitarian emergency in Ukraine. To support the Ukrainians, Salon Supplies sent 20,000 personal care products to Ukraine to aid those affected by the crisis. The company packed up two large palettes of personal care products and donated these to the Polish Social Club in Leicester, who are voluntarily driving lorries every week to Medyka on the Polish-Ukrainian border.
ALFAPARF Milano Expands Colorwear Range
One of the biggest hair trends for this year is expensive glossy brunettes, to help you achieve these in demand tones on your clients’ hair, ALFAPARF Milano has expanded its Colorwear range to include 20 beautiful brunette tones.
Expanding on the existing Colorwear range which launched in 2021, the Colorwear formula is gentle on the hair but delivers high-performance results. The Colorwear, The Natural Evolution of Gloss Toner has been designed to perfect the colouring experience. With maximum results, enhancing every shade created for a truly multi-dimensional color.
Offering maximum performance, the Colorwear range now includes 42 shades and has been developed to meet all of the needs of the colouring experience providing:
• Dynamic shine: shine increase of up to 103% has been measured on moving hair
• Increased elasticity: hair is up to 13% more elastic after just one application
• Maximum manageability: hair is up to three times easier to brush after just one application
For further information or if you’re interested in becoming an ALFAPARF Milano salon, please visit alfaparfmilano.com/gb-en
Vish Waste Warriors win through for salon and planet
Karine Jackson and her salon director Simon Hall have dominated the Vish Waste Warrior Awards, which celebrate the best colour management salons and stylists in the UK. Five salons and five stylists have been named the top 2022 Waste Warriors for dropping their colour waste to almost zero, saving hundreds of kilos of wasted colour.
Salon director Simon Hall has won for a second time by keeping his colour waste cost down to an average of just £0.12 per service, beating thousands of stylists, including his boss Karine, who use Vish to dispense colour.
This year’s announcement marks the beginning of Earth Month, with the awards judged using data collected from Vish on colour waste and how often the stylists reweigh the bowl after application. Reweighing monitors waste and refines formulas so less is dispensed at the next appointment.
“It’s fantastic to be recognised as a Waste Warrior. It’s important to all of us at the salon that we keep colour waste to a minimum to sustain profitability,” said Simon. “We charge separately for colour, so dispensing only what we need is good for our clients as well as the planet.”
To find out more and see the winners, visit getvish.co.uk/waste-warriors
Alfa Italia Appoints New Ambassador
Alfa Italia has announced Paul Watts as their new UK ambassador. Paul will represent the brand through on-stage artistry and live demonstrations, showcasing Alfa Italia scissors and electricals. Watts will also create video and social media content as well as leading in-person education focusing on cutting and styling techniques and inspiration.
On the news, Paul said: “For me, it's the innovation, the evolution of the traditional scissor. I'm sure I can speak for most of the industry and say that refining is the essence to our haircuts, the aspect which adds our own personality and vibe. The Alfa Italia cutting system not only gives us more creative freedom, but creates a new sense of excitement to cutting. This is why I am super excited to join the Alfa Italia team and take cutting innovation to new heights.”
Save The Date: L’Oréal Colour Trophy
L’Oréal Colour Trophy invites all hairdressers to compete against other hair professionals across the UK and Ireland. This year’s it includes a new Semi-Final format and Grand Finals as well as a new Colour Specialist category. The Semi-Finals are currently underway, with the grand final on 26 June. Head to www.hji.co.uk/competitions/lorealcolour-trophy-2022-key-dates-semigrand-final/ for the key dates!
ASP Sponsors Recycle My Salon Initiative
ASP Expert Haircare have announced that they are one of the new sponsors supporting the HBSA's Recycle My Salon initiative, which is a scheme to empower salons to recycle aluminium materials.
The scheme support's ASP's brand ethos to ‘Defend Nature Always’ and their commitment towards sustainability. ASP brand director Phillip Sharp recently spoke with a Recycling My Salon representative on the Recycle My Salon initiative, the importance of salon sustainability, and what more can be done by salon owners to support sustainability. He said: “At ASP we sell millions of tubes a year, globally, and that's really why we wanted to get involved in this project because we're just one brand, so imagine the collective volume of waste that's not being recycled. Colour is huge and is really important to the salon market so it's an important one to crack as far as recycling.”