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#BHA BURSARY WINNER ANNOUNCED
The winner of the Hairdressers Journal International/Schwarzkopf Professional #BHA Bursary has officially been announced and huge congratulations to Abigail Smith of Abigail Smith Hair in Woking, Surrey. The Bursary was launched to give one individual the chance to win a shoot to enter a Regional or Newcomer category in the 2024 British Hairdressing Awards. “Abigail’s video showed absolute passion for the craft and her image demonstrated great technical and creative skills, and we can’t wait to see the collection she produces,” said Jayne Lewis-Orr, Executive Director of Hairdressers Journal International.
L’Oréal Colour Congress Held at New Academy
Over 100 guests attended the L'Oréal Colour Congress 2023 at the new L’Oréal Academy in London’s White City. This year’s theme was centred around Balance in Colour, and the event saw a Creative Artistry presentation from Darren Ambrose and Frazer Wallace, as well as a workshop with The Resilient Hairdresser and #LCT22 winners from Bloggs salon. Guests then returned to the L’Oréal Gateway Academy for a runway show presented by Darren and Frazer, and styled by Jackie Ambrose.
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Wella Professionals Commits To Support The Little Princess Trust
Wella Professionals has committed to supporting the childhood cancer charity, The Little Princess Trust. Wella has established four Little Princess Trust Country Champions: Liam Fry, Champion for England, Charlie Taylor for Scotland, Sarah Mason for Ireland, and Lara Johnson for Wales. “Financial donations also provide vital support. Since 2016, The Little Princess Trust has been able to support over 128 projects, which are critical in finding a cure for cancer. There are some great ideas on The Little Princess Trust website, and you can even order your fundraising pack to support your activity,” says Liam.
COMBLINE APPOINTS INANCH EMIR AS UK BRAND AMBASSADOR
Combline, has appointed award-winning stylist and salon owner, Inanch Emir, as its first UK Brand Ambassador. The appointment of Inanch is reflective of Combline’s commitment to redefining the approach to hair augmentation in the UK. Inanch said: “I am honoured to join Combline as UK Brand Ambassador and to help push the boundaries of what's achievable for those experiencing thinning or loss of hair. This customer-focused approach matches my own philosophy and I look forward to working with the team.”
Tressly Hosts Inaugural Tress Gala
Tressly, the business software for independent hair stylists, hosted their inaugural Tress Gala in October. With the media support of Hairdressers Journal International, the event is aimed at celebrating the women behind the UK's thriving Black hair styling industry. Antoinette Ale, Tressly Co-founder and CEO, commented: "The whole point of this is to celebrate Black hair. Today is a really important day and hopefully we can continue to make this an event that grows."
Commenting on the opening of the new London L’Oréal Academy David Higgins, Managing Director L’Oréal Professional Products UKI said:
“OUR LONDON L'ORÉAL ACADEMY IS A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR EDUCATION AND HAS BEEN BUILT WITH HAIRDRESSERS AT THE HEART. THE SPACE FULLY EMBRACES THE EVOLUTION OF OUR INDUSTRY... I AM EXTREMELY PROUD THAT OUR NEW L'ORÉAL ACADEMY WILL ENABLE US TO TRAIN OVER 10,000 HAIRDRESSERS A YEAR.”
VTCT Launches Its 2024 Excellence Awards
Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) has officially launched the 2024 VTCT Excellence Awards. The awards are dedicated to recognising and celebrating the remarkable work and talent within private training organisations and colleges across the UK and Ireland. Led by Former Minister for Skills and Apprenticeships, Rt Hon Anne Milton, its distinguished panel of judges includes representatives from brands such as Coca-Cola, NHS, WorldSkills UK, HJ's Executive Director Jayne Lewis-Orr and more.
Less Maths and More Profit
Colourists who are facing a frantic Christmas are getting extra help this year thanks to Vish colour management technology.
The newly updated software is making life even easier by enabling an assistant, or even receptionist, to mix more colour mid-service for their colleague as Vish captures the exact formula as dispensed. Vish can then recalculate the quantities in its Mix More function, making it possible to mix only what is required to finish the service.
“Before Vish we often had to mix the same amount again as it was the only way to guarantee the correct ratios of shades and developers,” said Michelle Summers Davies, owner of Michelle Davies in Hayscastle, Pembrokeshire. “But now anyone in the salon can remix 10% or 25% or whatever quantity the colourist thinks they need to finish the job, because Vish does the maths for us. And it is not only time and colour saved, Vish also automatically sends the exact breakdown of each service to the front desk, including any extra colour used, leaving us to get on with what we love.”