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Fudge Professional Brand Ambassadors to host pop-up salon at London Collections: Men SS15

Professional cult hair brand and Official Style Partner for London Collections: Men, Fudge Professional will be hosting the fashion week favourite, ‘The Fudge Fix’ pop up salon, during the men’s fashion extravaganza next month.

Located on the lower ground floor at Victoria House, Fudge Brand Ambassadors will be offering the fashion conscious attendees at LC:M AW15 complimentary haircuts and styling services from the bespoke Fudge style menu. A Fudge Professional photo-booth will be built into the salon for guests to capture and share their new looks created by the Fudge Brand Ambassadors.

Along with Fudge Professional products, the Fudge Brand Ambassadors kits will feature the latest electrical tools by BaByliss PRO including the Titanium Expression Collection. The barbers in the team will also benefit from the BaByliss PRO V-Blade Lithium Clipper and BaByliss PRO V-Blade Lithium Trimmer.

The four day event is taking place between Friday 9th – Monday 12th January 2015, with the Fudge Fix salon being open daily.

Handpicked by Fudge Creative Director, John Vial, the LC:M AW15 Fudge Fix hair team consists of Fudge salon owners and stylists: Aaron Best from AB Hairdressing, Chloe Hamilton and Jo Caswell from Mutiny Hair, Dean Lawton-Taylor from Artisan, Dion Paden from Hooka, Grace Benjamin from Paul Watts, Joanne Levett from Artworks, Katie Hamburger from Regis, Loretta Karam-Smith from Clipso, Natalie Allen from Harvey Luke, Nikki Gallimore from Shades and Reece Bullman from Chopp.

London Collections: Men showcases a host of British and international design talent, including an array of high profile and up-and-coming menswear designers including Thomas Pink, Tom Ford, Paul Smith, Belstaff, Christopher Shannon and Katie Eary. The London Collections: Men SS15 will be the sixth season of the UK’s dedicated men’s fashion event.

Speaking about the project, John Vial said: “Our pop up salon, ‘The Fudge Fix’ has proved to be a real success at men’s fashion week and we’re thrilled to put it in the hands of our Brand Ambassadors. Supporting our salon stylists and fans, and involving them in the brand is a big part of our

ethos. We have a significant presence at LC:M AW15, so it’s great to be able to call upon our Brand Ambassadors and share the unique experience with them.”

Fellowship luncheon guests raise over £1000 with habb collection box

The industry charity, Hair & Beauty Benevolent (HABB), showcased the new HABB
Collection Boxes at the annual Fellowship for British Hairdressing Luncheon and
Awards, and was pleased to announce that £1036 was raised on the day.

With a room full of the hairdressing elite, HABB Chairman Philip Rogers, requested a pledge from the guests to support the charity and donate directly to the newly launched HABB Collection Boxes placed on each table.

Launched in 2014, the HABB Collection Boxes have been created to make fundraising in salons easier. Salons and stylists can request the collection boxes and place in the staff room and reception desks for simple change donations or for forward thinking salons and academies as model night donations.

“This was the ideal opportunity to bring HABB to the forefront of the leading names in hairdressing and it was great to have the support of the Fellowship and their members at the event. We’d like to thank the Fellowship and those who donated for your support. The money raised will help us give a better life to hairdresser who has fallen on hard times or a child in need; that’s exactly how HABB helps others,” explains HABB Chairman Philip Rogers.

Fudge Professional Hits the Sunday Time Style Smart Works Charity Event

Fudge Professional was on hand at the Sunday Times Style magazine’s ‘The Style Big Fashion Sale’ to treat fashion enthusiasts to complementary hair styling. Taking place at Somerset House in London, the uber chic affair helped to raise money for the Smart Works Charity, which aims to empower women by giving them the tools they need to get back into employment.

The Fudge Professional team, which also included Fudge Brand Ambassador and owner of Mutiny Hair Salon in Northampton, Jo Caswell and her team, created a selection of on-trend looks at the event. With the help of BaBylis PRO electrical tools, the hair team focused on creating glamorous styles with lots of movement using texturizing products such as Fudge Professional Membrane Gas and Fudge Professional Elevate Styling Powder and Think Big Texture Spray from the BIG HAIR range.

Braiding and fringe re-styles were also high in demand. Side plaits and head hugging rope twists were incorporated with loose waves and voluminous curls, and fringes were bold, blunt and wide - the ultimate fashion accessory for this season.

Fudge Creative Director and Sunday Times Style hair columnist, John Vial comments: “We were thrilled to provide our services at the Sunday Times Style event in support of Smart Works charity. Smart Works is all about helping women to feel confident and look fabulous, a cause at Fudge, we feel very passionately about. Everyone enjoyed themselves and it was also a great opportunity for our Fudge Brand Ambassadors to get creative, ahead of their involvement at the Fudge Fix at LC:M AW15 next month.”

Fudge Brand Ambassador and owner of Mutiny Hair Salon, Jo Caswell comments: “The Sunday Times Style event was fantastic and I was so pleased to be a part of it. It was well organised and there was a lovely buzz throughout the day. Not only was it wonderful to support the Smart Works charity, but my team and I received some really positive feedback and it’s proved to be a great profiling opportunity for the salon.”

Clipso Young Superstar Awards 2014

Each year, the Clipso salon group hold their own internal awards titled Young Superstar to celebrate the educational successes of the group’s assistants and trainees. Once again, the 2014 competition , held at the L’Oreal Academy in Hammersmith, was a massive success with the participants displaying their creative expertise to an audience of family, friends and colleagues.

The audience and judges were wowed by the outstanding talents of Clipso trainees; coming from a background in NVQ Level 1 to 3, each trainee presented a ‘complete look’ on a model, gave a catwalk presentation to explain their concept, technique and over all look, including the use of mood boards. The competition was compered by Scott Halsey, Salon Manager & Artistic Director at Clipso Watford.

The judging panel for the 2014 competition was the industry renowned Bruno Marc, Creative Director at Marc Antoni, Lindsay Calvert, Managing Director of the Clipso Salon group, Angela Holland, Technical Consultant at L’Oréal Professionnel and Scott Fairbairn, Salon Director at Electric salon.

Each winner was presented with £100 worth of gift vouchers, and the overall winner gifted a course at L’Oreal Professionnel worth £300. Runners up were presented with £50 worth of gift vouchers and everyone also received a certificate along with a goody bag.

The winners included:

First Year winner
– Megan Samuels, Clipso Watford (Award presented Scott Fairbairn)

First Year runner up
– Melissa Keene, Clipso Watford

Second Year winner
– Claire Brown, Clipso Cheshunt (Award presented by Scott Fairbairn)

Second Year runner up
- Jodi Fitzgerald, Clipso Watford

Third Year winner
Hollie Greenhalgh, Clipso Watford (Award presented by Bruno Marc)

Best Mood Board winner
was presented to Danni Lee from Clipso St Albans by Lindsay Calvert.

The Young Superstar Overall Award was presented to Hollie Greenhalgh from Clipso Watford by Lindsay Calvert, Managing Director of the Clipso Salon group. Hollie won herself a course of her choice at L’Oreal Professionnel worth £300.

Julia Webb, Senior Educator of the Clipso training academy commented “I am extremely happy and so proud of all our trainees and assistant’s today, everyone who took part in the awards displayed such a high level of work. At Clipso, education is very important to us and we’re very proactive at encouraging all team members to develop their skills. When it comes to the assistants we make sure all of them are put through extensive training, as they are the future of the salon group.”

Lindsay Calvert, Managing Director of the Clipso Salon group, commented, “Firstly I want to say congratulations to all of the winners and a massive well done to everyone who took part. Everyone’s work was wonderful and all the apprentices’ hard work definitely paid off because the standard of work was fantastic. Also, thank you to all of our amazing judges and to everyone attended - I can’t wait for next year’s awards!”

Creating Magic… British Hairdressing Awards Announce Winners

Tonight the winners of HJ’s 30th British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, were announced in style. Set in the luxurious Great Room of the Grosvenor House Hotel a JW Marriot Hotel in London’s Park Lane, the brightest event in the hairdressing calendar was a night not to be missed. For one hairdresser in particular, it was a defining moment in their professional career when their name, Mark Leeson was announced as the British Hairdresser of the Year 2014.

In the 30 year history of the British Hairdressing Awards there has only been 15 hairdressers awarded the most prestigious title of any hairdressing career, British Hairdresser of the Year, and now Mark proudly shares the company of hairdressing icons and previous winners Trevor Sorbie, Anthony Mascolo, Irvine and Rita Rusk, John Frieda, Andrew Collinge, Nicky Clarke, Charles Worthington, Umberto Giannini, Beverly C, Mark Hill, Antoinette Beenders, Lisa Shepherd, Andrew Barton, Angelo Seminara and Akin Konizi.

Presented by Executive Director of Hairdressers Journal International, Jayne Lewis-Orr and much loved television personality, James Corden, the black-tie awards ceremony brings together the hairdressing industry to celebrate the best of British creativity. Each year professionals from all over the UK showcase their skills and love for their craft in photographic entries. There are nine regional categories covering all areas of the UK and six specialist categories that recognise the skills required in specific disciplines. These include Afro, Artistic Team, Avant Garde, Newcomer, Men’s Hairdresser of the Year and the Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year. Hairdressers from any UK salon can enter the British Hairdressing Awards and compete evenly with the biggest names in the industry as the anonymous, independent and audited judging process ensures complete fairness for all.

Along with the 30 year heritage, what makes the British Hairdressing Awards unique is that they are based purely on photographic entries that demonstrate the skills and talents of the entrant. All entries are judged by an extensive, distinguished and experienced panel of credible individuals and the results collated by an independent firm of auditors.

“British hairdressers are internationally renowned for their creativity, originality and innovation and we are proud that the British Hairdressing Awards continues to celebrate the best of British,” said Executive Director, Jayne Lewis-Orr. “It has been inspiring on this special anniversary to see the standard of entries in all categories pushing forward. Congratulations to all the 2014 winners who truly are the best of British.”

The winners of the 2014 British Hairdressing Awards

HJ’s British Hairdresser of the Year 2014 – Mark Leeson, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Afro Hairdresser of the Year – Charlotte Mensah, Hair Lounge, London

Artistic Team of the Year – Marc Antoni, Henley-on-Thames

Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year – Chie Sato, Toni & Guy, Covent Garden, London

Men’s Hairdresser of the Year – Jamie Stevens, Jamie Stevens Hair London, Kensington, London

Newcomer of the Year – Jamie Benny, RUSH Hair, London

Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year – Clayde Baumann, D&J Ambrose, Pinner, Middlesex

Eastern Hairdresser of the Year – Angelo Vallillo, Zullo and Holland, Nottingham

London Hairdresser of the Year – Cos Sakkas, Toni & Guy, Sloane Square, London

Midlands Hairdresser of the Year – Nick Malenko and Sophie Beattie, Royston Blythe, Compton, Wolverhampton

North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year – Toni Stephenson, Hooker & Young, Darlington, County Durham

Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year – Sharon Malcolm, Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing, Newtownards, Co. Down

North Western Hairdresser of the Year – Brent Barlow and Rosie Binns, Ethos Hairdressing, Chorlton, Manchester

Scottish Hairdresser of the Year – Philip Bell, Ishoka Hair and Beauty, Aberdeen

Southern Hairdresser of the Year – Bruno Marc Giamattei, Marc Antoni, Henley-on-Thames, Berkshire

Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year – Martin Crean, Mode, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

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