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Case Study: Kimberley Griffith – Sussex

Kimberley Griffith has always had a passion for hairdressing. She studied Nutritional Medicine at university, but then decided to combine her passion for hair with the knowledge she’d gained from her studies to pursue a career as a hair professional. Kimberley is ambitious to build on her knowledge and skills in order to advance her […]

Freelancers gain a new organisation to represent their interests

The old Freelance Hair and Beauty Association (FHBA) went into liquidation last year. This left freelance professionals without a voice in the wider industry. Now the new Freelance Hairdressers’ Association (FHA) has been launched to fill the gap. The objectives of the FHA will be to maintain standards within the industry, promote training and personal […]

Allergy just keeps breaking out

We’ve seen a rash of stories about allergic reactions recently. So hair and beauty professionals beware! If you use colour or tint – and nearly everyone does – make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions on testing for allergy first. And pass this important message on to your clients too. Actress Pauley Perrette from the […]

What happens when your client develops a reaction to hair colour?

It can be a salon’s worst case scenario. You’ve coloured a client’s hair and they’ve come back to you showing a reaction on their scalp or face. If you’re alert and sufficiently knowledgeable to identify that the reaction is an allergic one, and not a temporary irritation, one of the most important pieces of advice […]

Barbers are back!

FE Colleges are reporting a significant trend. The percentage of male students applying is on the increase. Why? It seems the popular unshaven look means that barbering skills like beard and moustache trimming are in demand. The fashion for stencilling and patterns shaved into the hair is helping too. Colleges that offer these skills are […]