Rejoice -it’s the return of the cut! Long, one-length styles are on their way out, and textured and technical cuts are in. Think wolf cuts, French bobs and bottle-neck bangs (read all about it on page 27). And what better way to celebrate than with a pair of shiny scissors – or several? Head to page 29 to get inspired to start your shopping list. Arranged by price and with their USPs clearly listed, this has got to be the simplest way to shop for shears.
Elsewhere in the issue we explore interiors trends. The key point? Beige is boring and character and uniqueness is to be celebrated. Clients want to feel you and your team’s personality come through in your décor – why not treat salon interiors more like home interiors? We love the spaces these salons have created on page 33.
From a business point of view, Hellen Ward has a word or two to say about the future of the industry. Without government support and an overhaul of how the hair and beauty sector operates, the industry could be changing into one we won’t recognise, she writes. What do you think? As we prepare for a hike in energy prices and cost of living, we’d love to hear your views and how we can support you, the pillars of our high street.
Riding the tumultous wave of the last couple of years hasn’t been easy, but it’s a delight to see stylists still taking the plunge and opening their first salons. Read our regular careers feature (page 97) for an insight into what it’s like to be a first-time salon owner. Wherever you’re at in your career, HJ wishes you success, and most importantly, happiness.