News and Features

Speaker profile, Consultant Toxicologist, David Basketter

Dr David Basketter, BSc, DSc, FRCPath, Consultant Toxicologist DABMEB Consultancy Ltd, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire David Basketter first started training as a toxicologist when working for Unilever doing safety assessment for cosmetics and household products. Twenty-eight years later, he became an independent consultant toxicologist, specialising in matters of skin and respiratory allergy and irritation – topics in […]

Celebrating success in trichology, news and FAQs

With the last of the Certificate in trichology lectures now finished for this group, it’s time to move on to the practical and clinical trichology sessions where we get into trichological conditions. Top Row: Caroline Reeve, Keith Barker-Jones; Dawn Francis Front Row: Natalie Denham; Georgie Macdonald; Malinda Bruce

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 […]