News and Features

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 […]

Case Study: Charmaine Haughton – London

Charmaine Haughton is a highly experienced salon owner from South London. Not only is she a fully trained hairdresser, but Charmaine also has a PGCE teaching qualification and a Masters in Education. She divides her time between her salon and working part-time as a technical trainer for L’Oréal. Charmaine’s hair and beauty salon is called […]

Case Study: Vanessa Cuda – Italy

Vanessa Cuda lives in Calabria, Italy’s most southern region. Right at the tip of the country, Calabria is dominated by sun, sea and mountains, and by miles and miles of sandy beaches. The capital of Calabria is the city of Catanzaro, and that‘s where you’ll find Vanessa’s beauty and wellness salon ‘Butterfly’. Vanessa is an […]

Case Study: Sharon Sawyer – Cheshire

After previous experience working in salon and as a college tutor, Sharon Sawyer chose to run her own freelance business, which she has now done successfully for over 10 years. During her professional career Sharon has earned many qualifications and creative awards including Wella’s Master Colour Expert, but she always felt there was a gap […]