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Royal College Of Art Fashion Graduate Show 2014

Sassoon were once again thrilled to support the prestigious Royal College of Art Graduate Fashion Show held in Kensington, London this year. The glamorous gala event was attended by high-profile fashion alumni, the fashion industry, sponsors, journalists and celebrity guests. Over 30 students unveiled their spectacular final collections specialising in menswear, womenswear, knitwear and millinery on the catwalk to rapturous applause. Masculine and oversized tailoring, sherbet shade knits and sculpted silhouettes were among just some of the prevailing trends.

Inspiration: The hair was inspired by the character traits of a “Distracted Artist”.

The Look: “The beauty of this look is revealed as the hair naturally dries, the style gradually evolves into a matte, enigmatic feeling,” says Silvia Salerno, Sassoon Team Leader

How: Triangular sections are divided through the sides and on top of the head, with a deep side parting to create a veil or faux fringe. The look is prepared with a combination of Sassoon Professional, Halo Hydrate and Curl Foam, which is applied from the roots to the tips and then sealed with a generous amount of Sassoon Professional Heat Shape.

“The hair is then groomed and moulded over the ears into a natural wave, allowing the front and sides to cling to the skin like a fine gossamer cobweb,” says Silvia.

Hero products: Sassoon Professional Halo Hydrate, Curl Foam and Heat Shape

Invest in Your Career at Salon International

With so much to see and do at Salon International, visitors are spoilt for choice. From salon assistants eager for knowledge to salon stylists looking for inspiration, and managers keen to source the next big thing in hairdressing, Salon International has something for everyone. Three days packed full of inspiration, motivation and education along with the latest product developments, it’s no surprise Salon International is the number one destination for hairdressers around the world.

Where else can you rub shoulders with your hair heroes, speak with suppliers and manufacturers on a one-to-one basis and see some of the worlds most inspirational hairdressers showcasing their work on the free live stages. At Salon International you can ’shop ’til you drop’ and take advantage of many of the exhibitions special offers and be first to see the latest innovations in hairdressing. From scissor sharpening to salon essentials everything you need to excel in your career is available at Salon international.

Following on from last years success, Hairdressers Journal International will once again be staging their Barber of the Year competition along with the Student Creative Team of the Year competition which will be joined in 2014 by HJ’s Afro Stylist of the Year. Entering couldn’t be simpler - to enter any category send in a relevant photograph which will be judged by a panel of industry experts, shortlisted finalists will then be invited to recreate their look live at Salon International.

Entry tickets are on sale now, don’t delay - book your tickets now and invest in your career.

Spanish Hairdressing Awards’ 2014 professional jury announced

While participating collections are still arriving, Club Fígaro is so pleased to announce the professional jury of Spanish Hairdressing Awards’ 2014. In the current edition, the Spanish Hairdressing Awards will count on...

Errol Douglas (Reino Unido)
Gun-Britt Zeller (Dinamarca)
Mª Carmen Madrigal (España)
Ángela Navarro (España)
Josep Pons (España)

Errol Douglas is one of the most recognized british hairdressers such as for his stunning photographic, session and event work. Errol has won several of the world’s most coveted awards: 3 time British Hairdresser Award Afro category winner, and 17 consecutive times nominated for British Hairdresser of the Year, AIPP Grand Trophy and AIPP Avant Garde. In 2013, he secured the coveted Hair Magazine’s “Hair Hero” award and the Creative Head Most Wanted “Creative Talent” award. He has also taken the helm of the Fellowship For British Hairdressing as its President and also has a continued presence in British television. Errol opened his first salon in London’s district of Belgravia in 1998 and since then his success has been stunning. In 2013 a range of Errol Douglas electrical tools was launched in Boots Stores and nowadays he is planning for New York and Paris openings, two cities where he has a big following, over the next 2 years.

Gun-Britt Zeller is without a doubt the most famous and renowned Danish hairdresser, who has been in the hair industry for over 50 years and has a career full of awards and recognitions. Today is the owner of the exclusive hair salon Gun-Britt Coiffure in the center of Copenhagen, that includes education academy, and the product company GB products, launched on 2003. Gun-Britt’s career began in 1966, when she won the Danish championship of cutting techniques. In 1976, she opened her first salon in Copenhagen and at the same time starts her training academy. Thru the years Gun-Britt has had an important media presence, being featured in several magazines and tv appearances. Since 2010, she participates in Revlon Professional Style Masters project and has been part of the jury in Style Masters’ competitions.

Mª Carmen Madrigal is an important Spanish hairstylist, with almost 50 years of hairdressing experience. Her career began when she was 14 and four years later she founded her first hairdressing salon. Currently, she owns 9 beauty and hairdressing salons located in Madrid’s best neighborhoods. Mª Carmen Madrigal is known as one of the most creative hairstylist in Spain and she frequently collaborates in fashion magazines, TV and radio programs and also in fashion catwalks.

Ángela Navarro is a renowned hairstylist, with more than 35 years working at the service of image and aesthetics, always being at the cutting edge. She has worked with fashion designers and photographers, as much Spanish as foreigner, and she has done collaborations with the most important catwalks: Paris, Milan, Tokio, New York and Madrid Cibeles from its beginning. Ángela Navarro is a mover and shaker in the Spanish beauty industry and also is known as makeover expert, having changed the style of many Spanish celebrities.

Josep Pons is a well-known Spanish hairdresser, who drove the concept of integral appearance in Spain. He reaches 50 years in hairdressing and is renowned by his educational system. Also, he has advised about the creation of current Spanish Professional Qualifications. Josep Pons has a long experience as speaker in Universities and cultural forums. From early 70’s, is a regular guest in radio, tv and press. He has written several books about image consultancy and in 1980 he created the Personal Image Awards. Josep Pons has deserved plenty of awards in his career and nowadays is President of Honour in Intercoiffure España. Currently, he owns three successful salons and three hairdressing schools in Barcelona.

The Oscars of hairdressing celebrates its 30th anniversary

In 2014, HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional celebrate 30 years as the world’s number one hairdressing awards ceremony, recognising and rewarding the very best of British hairdressing talent.

Throughout the awards 30 year history, 15 hairdressers have won the prestigious title of British Hairdresser of the Year and from Trevor Sorbie, John Frieda, Anthony Mascolo and Nicky Clarke to the 2013 British Hairdresser of the Year, Akin Konizi –these individuals and our celebrated regional and specialist category winners have shaped the way we wear our hair today.

Winning a British Hairdressing Award is the benchmark for creativity and innovation in cutting, colouring and styling and to enter hairdressers throughout the UK select the regional or specialist category they wish to enter and present a collection of four images for the first round judging. Judged anonymously with the results collated by a team of independent auditors, only the most qualified hairdressers are invited to judge the collections in the regional categories - Eastern, London, Midlands, North Eastern, North Western, Northern Ireland, Scottish, Southern, Wales & South West or the specialist categories - Afro, Artistic Team, Avant Garde, Men’s, Newcomer and Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician.

Six finalists will be chosen in each category and asked to submit a further four images creating a collection of eight which will be judged by hair specialist press and the most respected creative hairdressers under the same strict guidelines as in the first round. The work of those nominated for the British Hairdresser of the Year title will also be judged at this stage, having submitted a collection of eight exclusive images together with an extensive professional CV. The winners will be announced at a glamorous black tie event, hosted by a well known media personality on Monday 24th November 2014 at The Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel.

Publishing Director of Hairdressers Journal International Jayne Lewis-Orr commented, “It’s an incredible achievement to be celebrating 30 years of the best of British hairdressing and the British Hairdressing Awards have stood the test of time, inspiring creativity and excellence within the industry. Many household names are proud to have won a British Hairdressing Award and Hairdressers Journal International and Schwarzkopf Professional are delighted to be celebrating 30 years.”

Wahroonga’s Emiliano Vitale Crowned Australian Hairdresser of the Year

Wahroonga is now home to the Australian Hair Fashion Awards’ Australian Hairdresser of the Year with é SALON’s Creative Director, Emiliano Vitale, winning the coveted title at a star-studded industry gala event at the Ivy Grand Ballroom, on Monday 31st March 2014.

Judged by a panel of the UK’s leading hairdressers, Emiliano’s winning collection, Cryptogram, translates international hair fashion trends into wearable hairstyles and looks and was evaluated on it’s creative direction, inspirational effect, superb imagery and consumer credibility.

Crytogram takes the form of three different influences from futuristic pop culture, to tribal warriors to geometric forms creating the key references of Superhero, Tribal, and Rubic, to form one enigma in hair, which is Cryptogram.

“It was a true honour to be nominated a finalist in the AHFAs, but to win the esteemed title of Australian Hairdresser of the Year, is truly humbling and mind blowing,” says Emiliano. “Having my work judged by some of the greatest hairdressers in the UK, and the world, and to have my collection deemed to be fashion-forward, on-trend and of world-class standard is fantastic.”

With a plethora of award credits already to his name, Emiliano’s Australian Hairdresser of the Year win, is the epitome of a stunning career within the hairdressing industry which has taken him all over the world presenting in Asia, Spain, Russia, the UK, and America.

The Alternative Hair Show is proud to announce this year’s Line up!

We are very excited to announce the names of artists participating in this year’s Alternative Hair Show, EQUILIBRIUM. 19 fantastic teams are coming from all over the world to bring their artistry and creativity to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 12th October 2014. Without them, this event could not take place.

The Line Up

Anne Veck----------UK
Bundy Bundy----------Austria
Dmitry Vinokurov----------Russia
E Salon----------Australia
Fehringer ----------Austria
Gerry Santoro ----------Italy
Gogen---------- Italy
Klaus Peter Ochs ----------Germany
Kohsuke Visual Network----------Japan
Laszlo Hajas ----------Hungary
Paul Mitchell----------USA
Robert & Angus----------USA
Petra Mechurova----------Czech Rep.
TIGI Creative Team ----------UK

And more to come…

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Tracey Hughes Wows as the Principal Headliner

Acclaimed industry icon Tracey Hughes created an educational storm in Chicago at the 2014 America’s Beauty Show as the PRINCIPAL HEADLINER. In her second consecutive invitational appearance at ABS, Tracey drew record crowds, inspiring thousands with her innovative creativity and empowering education skills.

Running over the weekend of March 22-24, 2014, ABS is created by local legends, showcases International icons, and is produced by Cosmetologists Chicago®.

As the only artist to be personally invited by ABS as an independent global educator Tracey was extremely proud to be the Principal Headliner, and headline alongside industry legends Mark Hayes, Nick Irwin and Sam Villa.

“Presenting at ABS is always such an overwhelming and humbling experience and I am so honored to be invited for the past 2 years,” says Tracey. “This trip was an amazing opportunity to expand the Tracey Hughes Education brand further in the USA, and also to connect with so many of the local industry, fellow artists and organisations.”

Tracey’s interactive demonstrations and creative techniques have become extremely popular in the US, as they are easily translatable into the salon. Through her incorporation of the latest trendsetting designs focusing on the marriage of shapes and color to produce effective and exciting salon results, Tracey has maintained her status as one of the world’s leading educators.

Joined by fellow team members Vic Piccolotto and Melvin Royce Lane, the trio presented a spectacular show on the Main Stage Runway that was educational, informative, inspiring and entertaining. Tracey and the boys wowed the audience with such stunning work they received a standing ovation. The audience energy was captivating and the appreciation and applause they showed the hardworking models was outstanding.

Hosting an exclusive Masterclass for 100 attendees Tracey and the team also facilitated a comprehensive 90-minute seminar. Renowned for exquisite cutting, unsurpassable technical knowledge and ingenious creativity, Tracey’s infectious teaching style and aesthetically beautiful work, continues to inspire all those listen and learn.

“Tracey’s ability to touch lives is truly inspirational. The quality of her work is remarkable and she has become the most requested artist for ABS. We are proud to invite her to join us as The Principal Headliner and look forward to inviting her to many future events.“ said Joseph Cartagena, President of Cosmetologists Chicago/Americas Beauty Show.

Tracey was also invited to the BehindTheChair Stylist Choice Awards to present the award for Favorite Overall Color Company. Further media activity continued as Tracey filmed short tutorials for BehindTheChair live on the BTC booth at ABS plus an up close a personal interview for Canadian Hairdressers Journal.

The whirlwind of activity continued as Tracey educated in Milwaukee to the Institute of Beauty & Wellness. 100 avid participants of varying levels and experience enjoyed the intimate seminar that Tracey and Melvin conducted for them. The demonstrations where followed by an exclusive hands-on workshop for the top ten students at the school.

A mentor with a huge amount of energy, Tracey’s gift for inspiring others has been the guiding force that has seen her present at Americas Beauty Show two years running.

Editor’s Notes: About Tracey Hughes

Tracey Hughes is a unique individual and a true icon in the hairdressing industry, who believes continual learning is the key to a rewarding and progressive career. Her continuous commitment is acknowledged through her awards recognition including Educator of the Year, Excellence in Education, Hairdresser of the Year, Colourist of the Year, Salon of the Year and the honoree Australian Masters.
Tracey began her career in the UK in 1986, but later chose to migrate to Australia where she successfully established Mieka Hairdressing and Tracey Hughes Education.
Tracey’s impressive skills and business acumen make her a highly sought after educator who strives to create an education culture that will both inspire and promote personal development. Due to this, Tracey is in high demand globally, presenting events across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, India, South Africa, Mexico, Sweden, UK, Dubai, Russia and the USA regularly.

A trendsetter, Tracey has collaborated with fashion’s elite at Australian Fashion Week, Sydney Fashion Festival and New York Fashion Week. Her striking photographic images show Tracey’s distinctive work that has been published worldwide featuring on countless Front Covers.
As a popular adviser to the media, Tracey is a regular columnist and industry ambassador. A dynamic public speaker Tracey has inevitably become a role model for women in business. appearing on TV throughout the USA and Asia. Her reputation has sparked interest in her outside of the hairdressing industry as a Keynote Motivational Speaker and MC Host for numerous major events.
Tracey has a gift for inspiring others and is an avid believer that education empowers not only hairdressers but can ignite a passion in anyone.

Gina Convay Hosts Annual GC Awards


Aveda Lifestyle Salons & Spas owner Gina inspires her staff with annual awards to celebrate their hard work.

When Gina Conway set up her first salon and spa 14 years ago, her main objective was to bring amazing standards of excellence in business and customer care. In order to reach this goal in a highly competitive market, Gina put training at the heart of her philosophy and has only ever employed qualified staff that is eager to grow and learn. With a phenomenal education budget of £100,000 a year, Gina’s 100-strong team is at the top of their game.

To further inspire and encourage their learning process, Gina created the annual ‘GC Awards’ to recognise the staff’s dedicated approach to their work. The awards are composed of 17 categories (with 3 awards that are just for fun) and include all four of the Aveda salons and all levels of services. The prizes for the awards range from 2-day mini breaks and Ipad minis to gift vouchers, Aveda products and training courses.

Winners included Philomena Davies the manager of Westbourne Grove, who took home Manager of the Year at the awards. Gina said of her success, “Philomena has worked tirelessly this year to hit targets, bring in new guests, implement new policies and run a very large lifestyle salon & spa. In addition, every year Aveda & Aveda salons work together to raise funds for Earth Month for charities such as Water Aid & Greengrants fund; last year Gina Conway salons raised £8,645.17 and an incredible £3960 of this was from Westbourne Grove, to which Philomena contributed this personally by doing a walk of just under 19 miles in 4 hours, 55 mins from the salon to her home raising £800.”

Hannah Cowell, Front of House Manager at Wimbledon, amassed 3 awards of her own: Front of House Host of the year; The GC Award; and Best Hair. Gina said, “Hannah is the epitome of the GC way and a true example of positive professionalism in the workplace. Her customer service is outstanding. This is the first year we’ve introduced the GC Award and I created it to recognise those people who are the “cream” of the Gina Conway crop, setting an example of our culture and sharing amazing positive energy.”

The awards are as follows:

Employee of the year – Michael Prinoth
Manager of the year - Philomena Davies
Outstanding Guest Experience – Lee Mitchell, Jordana Robinson and Jo Strugnell
Best Company Newcomer – Nic Zanetti
Perfect Attendance – Michael Prinoth, Anna Vaccaro and Saffron Hirsch
Top Retail Performer of the Year – Michael Prinoth
Top Spa Performer of the Year – Priscilla Thenborg
Top Salon Performer of the Year – Michael Prinoth
Front of House Host – Hannah Cowell
Commitment to Education – Samantha Reid and Saffron Hirsch
Most Significant Contributor – Samantha Reid
Educator of the Year – Neale Rodgers
GC Award – Hannah Cowell
Assistant of the Year – Anna Vaccaeo, Katja Trofimovica, Bryoni Goodwin and Keeley Campbell
Employee of the Year- Michael Prinoth, Saffron Hirsch, Jo Strugnell and Dom Sansome
Rising Star – Louise Garbutt, Rosie Heard, Lee Mitchell and Jose Domene
Best Dressed – Kenny Yuen
Best Hair – Hannah Cowell
Biggest Personality – Fes Rehman

Gina Conway Aveda Lifestyle Salon and Spa:
62 Westbourne Grove Road, W2 5SH, appts: 020 7229 6644
21/23 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 7NE, appts: 020 8090 5818
199 Kings Road, Chelsea SW3 53D, appts: 020 7352 1013
Gina Conway Aveda Concept Salon and Spa:
612 Fulham Road, SW6 5RP, appts: 020 7731 7633

Be the face of Barbara Daley Hair and Beauty, Liverpool

Do you watch shows like the Face and Britain’s Next Top Model and think I could do that? Or maybe it’s a friend or relative who you think has top model potential? Well this could be their big break! Top Liverpool Salon Barbara Daley hair and beauty are looking for a rising star to front their latest collection and they have enlisted the help of us here at UK Hairdressers to give one lucky reader the chance to get pamper day to remember.

With a hairdressing CV fit for any supermodel, the team at Barbara Daley have lead the hair for designers including Stella McCartney and Diesel, preened the locks of celebrities including Gok Wan and Coleen Rooney, been backstage at shows like the MTV Awards and Clothes Show Live, have had work published in Vogue and Elle Magazine and if all that wasn’t enough they were finalists for North Western Hairdresser of the Year 2013, phew!

We are looking for a fresh face, with any hair type or length, must be over 16 and confident in front of the camera. If you fit the brief then please email, tweet or face book your details along with a recent picture of yourself to UK Hairdressers by the closing date of Sunday 2nd March.

All entrants must be free the whole day on Sunday 9th March and able to get to Liverpool City Centre.



A hot desert wind blows through Sassoon geometry this season disturbing and provoking its iconic house codes. Inspired by the expansive wilderness of the old American West, the Prairie Collection journeys through the arid deserts of Arizona; the wild open prairies of Nevada and the raw red earth of New Mexico meeting a series of the frontier’s pioneers along the way.

The Mexican vaquero or Man with No Name riding the great trails across the Rio Grande; the duster-coated preacher putting aside his pistol before a sermon’s delivery; the marshall and the Amish school ma’am – all provide a compelling tableau to launch this season’s new looks.

Geometric outlines are interrupted with sawtooth sectioning and barbered fades. Overlapping tousled lengths combine with extreme overdirection to create a tough texture with a storm-swept feel. Clear design is pointed into and blown about; edges are sketched and appear undefined.

Colour sectioning is flowing and organic taking its shape from the desert flowers of artist Georgia O’Keefe whose palette of bone white and carbon is combined with the artisan jewellery of the Navajo. Turquoise and tourmaline meet silver and rose gold; dusty pinks combine with smokey quartz to create subtle shifts of tone.

This is Sassoon. This is Hair Design.

Hair: Mark Hayes & the International Creative Team

Colour: Peter Dawson & the International Colour Team

Make Up: Daniel Koleric

Photographer: Colin Roy


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