Find Your Nearest Salon

ClubStar Art Team with Jonathan Andrew

This year’s ClubStar Art Team spent the day with Jonathan Andrew recently at Jamie Stevens Hair’s London salon in Kensington.

Jonathan’s main focus of the day was to demonstrate to the team how to utilise time with a model on a photoshoot. He explained how best to adapt in the moment in a shoot environment by transforming the hair and making small changes.

"It’s so common when you’re starting out to feel the need to get every single hair on the head looking perfect," says Jonathan, "but that doesn’t always translate so well on the camera. In a high stress environment, it’s key to be able to think on the spot and adjust to get the best looks."

Working on a model, he showed the team how to push the limits and offered top tips and tricks on the process of doing so, before taking the team outside for a street-style shoot. Having began his glowing career on an artistic team, Jonathan also took the time to share his hairdressing journey so far with the team.

"Having had a similar start in the industry, it was so rewarding to give back to hairdressers in the same position as I was," he says, "I wanted to express to them how amazing this opportunity is and to grab it with both hands! They are all amazing and a great example of what the Fellowship can offer to stylists who are determined to push their career. An absolute joy and I can’t wait to see how they all grow throughout the year!"

Team member Luke Hawkins from The Marvellous Hair Company says, "What a day! Jonathan rose through the ranks to get to where he is now, and he remains so humble. He has achieved a lot and was very willing and enthusiastic in helping us do the same. Our day spent with him really did prove
why he is one of the most incredible hairdressers in the industry and why he has reached where he is.

Denman announces Paul Stafford as Global Creative Director

British company Denman, maker of the world-famous D3 and other professional tools, is proud to announce the appointment of British Hairdressing Hall of Fame member Paul Stafford as Global Creative Director.

The move brings Paul, who has been using Denman for more than 30 years, into the heart of the long-established, family led company. Paul will lead its creative contribution to the industry, supporting Denman’s education efforts including mentorship of 2017 Denman’s Stage Star competition winner, Sam Carpenter.

As Global Creative Director, Paul will also lead the soon-to-be-launched global ambassador programme, The Denman Global Collective, which features established and emerging stylists from across the globe.

Paul’s appointment coincides with Denman’s 80th anniversary. In 1938, John Denman Dean was inspired by a revolutionary new material, Nylon to create the iconic Denman styling brush. Adopted by world-leading hairstylists including Vidal Sassoon, Paul Mitchell and Andrew Collinge, the D3 and other Denman tools have help transform the industry. This spirit of innovation and transformation continues to guide the brand and Paul will be central to its efforts.

Next month Paul will travel to the US to represent Denman as an educator at the IBS Show in New York City, delivering his inaugural IBS seminar on The Craft of Precision Cutting. Paul will then represent Denman at Cosmoprof Bologna for the formal launch of the Denman Global Collective. On his return, he will create and shoot a new Denman collection with long-time collaborator Lee Mitchell.

‘I treasure the support Denman has given me over the years so am delighted to officially represent the company at an international level,’ said Paul, who, in recent years was asked by Denman to perform at the visionary Alternative Hair Show at London’s Albert Hall. ‘Denman has always been at the heart of the industry, providing the best tools a stylist could wish for at every level of the craft. It’s fantastic to be part of a brand that prioritises excellence and innovation to the benefit of our industry.’

Considered the rock ‘n’ roll maverick of the industry and a break-out Instagram hero, Paul is the perfect partner for Denman, able to bring all his expertise right into the factory to help with product development while giving the company the creative kudos it deserves as the originator of the iconic D3.

Phillip Steele, Managing Director of Denman, said ’We have been very fortunate to have such a friend and partner in Paul over the past 30 years. We are delighted that Paul will play a more substantial role in driving the future of the Denman brand and its presentation globally. I look forward to deepening our partnership and the continuation of our long-standing friendship.’

Known for his impeccable dressing and Mod-inspired personal style almost as much as for his skills with the scissors, Paul is a regular in the press and on TV, where he is sought out for his original views on anything and everything hair and fashion-related. He is a multi-award-winning stylist, currently Hair magazine’s Salon Stylist of the Year and three times winner of Northern Irish Hairdresser of the Year.

The Top Style Trends For Next Season

Steve Rowbottom, Co-Director, Westrow, Reveals The Top Style Trends For Next Season, As Seen At Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018


There seemed to be a blow-dry backlash at Fashion Week Spring/ Summer ’18, where the shows were awash with styles that were either air-dried or made to appear that way. Dolce & Gabbana put on not one, but two shows, holding a ‘secret’ off-schedule show, at which models were seen sporting ‘no blow-dry’ blow-dries, the hallmark of which was a very natural, airy texture with a soft kink. At Akris, the ‘no blow-dry’ theme continued in a far less subtle guise, with models sporting styles that were full of natural texture, waves and even a tiny hint of frizz. The key to nailing this look, while keeping a polished appearance, is to embrace natural texture but without letting frizz take hold. A styling cream, chosen according to hair type and texture, will reduce the appearance of frizz and add softness and shine, so that forgoing a blow-dry doesn’t mean compromising on looking well-groomed.


We’ve seen sculptured wet styles in previous seasons but the new season brings more of a windswept, deconstructed take on wet-look hair. The Maison Margiela and Marni shows showcased very similar styles – wet-look locks swept away from the face, but ruffled, rather than slick, falling in to loose wet waves. At Tod’s styles looked more rain-licked than drenched wet, with waves falling around the forehead, as if set in place by the wind. Preen’s interpretation of windswept meant the models wore hair stuck to the forehead – slightly less wearable in real-life – while Alberta Ferretti’s girls sported swept-back dampened locks, with loose temple-framing whisps of curl. The look is reminiscent of hair after a blustery spring day or a sweaty exercise session (inspired by post-gym selfies perhaps?) and it’s a look that’s easily replicated. A volumising mousse used on damp hair encourages curls and adds hold, while a dressing cream through the roots of swept-back locks gives the saturated look of Marni and Margiela. Finally, a little wax rubbed between the fingers and then lightly added to the curls around the face will add the necessary definition.


In stark contrast to the ultra-feminine long glossy blow-dry trend, tomboy hair was a standout feature of the Spring/Summer 18 shows, with masculine elements and boyish styles popping up all over Fashion Week. Prada’s models wore ponytails – a traditionally girly style – that had been given a boyish makeover with the addition of heavy sideburns. Short choppy pieces of hair worn in front of the ears gave the ponytails an instantly tomboy vibe. Fendi’s models – which included the Hadid sisters – sported short styles with very blunt side fringes, which looked purposefully mannish and harsh. The vibe was younger at Moschino, but equally as masculine, where 90’s-style Pixie crops had a very boyish feel. Tomboy hair is a surprisingly easy trend to dip in to – either go the whole way and opt for one of the many shorter styles dominating next season’s catwalks, or pick out a boyish feature, such as a choppy cropped fringe, and add it to your current look, keeping the rest of the hair more feminine.

Mynewhair Charity Helps Alopecia Sufferer Regain Her Confidence

A North East mum and alopecia sufferer is raising awareness of the support available to people affected by hair loss, through the charity, mynewhair.

30-year-old Kay Fisher, from Redhouse, Sunderland, was diagnosed with alopecia when she was only 9 years-old.

As she grew up, the mum of one, Kay lost virtually all of her hair and was made to feel like a guinea pig as she underwent various different treatments including steroid injections. She also experienced people turning a blind eye when it came to finding support for hair loss

For the past 10-years Kay has been receiving support from Darren Stuart, Lead Educator and trustee of mynewhair, at East Boldon’s Tribeca Hair Design, Tyne and Wear, following a referral from her local hospital. She regularly visits Darren’s salon every two to three weeks for its affordable wig styling service.

Having regained her confidence, Kay wants to share her story so that other people affected by hair loss can get the help and support they need.

Kay said: "My hair started to come out in small clumps. Something like 10 pence pieces. It was my sister who actually noticed it at first. I didn’t think anything of it because obviously I was only nine and I was naïve.

Gradually over the weeks my hair decided just to fall out nearly everywhere. So I went to the doctors and they couldn’t put their finger on what it actually was and then my mam made an appointment with another doctor within the surgery and they were the ones who actually confirmed that I had alopecia and referred me to the consultants at the hospital
. "

During her journey to learn to live with alopecia, Kay has been and continues to be supported by mynewhair, a national charity founded and inspired by celebrity hair dresser Trevor Sorbie, MBE, which offers a wig styling service for people suffering from cancer and medical hair loss.

Talking about her experiences, Kay said: "Before my hair fell out, it was lily white, poker straight and it was down my back. The hospital where I get my prescriptions from told me about mynewhair and about Darren’s salon.

He made me feel at home and as though he actually cared about what he was doing. And that’s what made me realise there is someone that cares. Some hairdresser that does actually care about what they are doing and how they are trying to help.

mynewhair has trained hundreds of hair professionals around the country to provide a wig styling and advice service to those suffering from medical hair loss. The charity has a 960 strong-network of hairdressers and 835 salons across the UK and Ireland.

Kay continued: "I can just get on with Darren as though like a relative or a really good friend. He was able to offer me something that was actually to my style and my standard that I was expecting. It made me feel more confident.

I love getting a new wig. Absolutely love it. Every time it’s like you’re desperate for a new pair of shoes. If they’re falling off your feet you can’t wait to actually get a new pair and that’s how I always feel when I get a new wig.

Hair loss in women affects roughly 50% in the UK and more women are seeking methods of non-surgical hair restoration. mynewhair supports those with medical hair loss by providing unbiased public information as well as support and advice.

Kay said: "There is quite a few that do turn a blind eye when it comes to hair loss; the effects it can have on people, how women and men as well as children actually feel when they suffer from having any sort of hair loss condition.

It is not a disease. It’s something that you learn to live with. It is hard at the beginning but look at me. I am totally fine with it. It’s always going to be part of my life.

Founder of mynewhair, Trevor Sorbie, MBE said: "The charity offers real support to people suffering from both short and long term hair loss suffers. For many women, like Kay, having a styled wig that’s tailored just for them, can give them a confidence boost and help them feel like themselves again.

I’m very passionate about mynewhair and it’s my aim to highlight what the service can offer and make it accessible to as many people as possible through the wide range of salons, out of hours appointments, and home visit services we offer across the UK and Ireland and we have big ambitions for the future."

mynewhair provides training seminars for hair professionals, following completion of which these professionals become part of their salon network - Salons that Care. They currently have 15 Salons that Care in the North East alone and 18 stylists operating in the salons, including 2 that work at the RVI.

To find out more about mynewhair visit or via Twitter @mynewhairorg
You can donate to the charity by texting MYNH00 followed by the amount you wish to donate, to 70070.

A star returns!

Hooker & Young are delighted to announce the return of award winning Michelle Rooney to their Wynyard salon.

Michelle joined Hooker & Young originally in 2010, before she took a short break away. Of her return, Michelle says: "I’m so happy to be back in the Hooker & Young family and to be with the team at Wynyard again. I can’t wait to get stuck back into salon life, and working back with the art team on their amazing shoots."

Gary Hooker and Michael Young couldn’t be happier to have Michelle back in the fold: "we are so pleased to see Michelle back in the Wynyard salon, her hair work is incredible, clients love her, and we love her!"

The Fellowship presents: Hair & Vision

The Fellowship’s famous Masterclasses are undergoing a transformation and are about to become bigger and better than ever before. They are making way for a whole host of all-new Fellowship’s ‘Hair & Vision’ events up and down the country in 2018 – kicking off with a bang in London on March 19th, headlined by none other than Angelo Seminara.

Hair & Vision promises to deliver all the elements of the masterclasses that we love, but with an injection of extra inspiration and even more of an insight into the famous names on the bill. These sessions have always been about contemporary hairdressing visionaries presenting their best work to the industry in a more relaxed and intimate setting, inviting the audience to get up-close-and-personal with their hairdressing heroes. At Hair & Vision, expect all this and more – more interviews, more artists and more creativity!

London’s dose of Hair & Vision will be coming to Sway, an extravagant club and lounge located in the heart of Holborn, on Monday 19 March and the Fellowship are extremely excited to announce the sparkling constellation of masters on the evening’s line-up:

Angelo Seminara
Akin Konizi (HOB Salons)
Alan Findlay (Rebel Rebel)
Anne Veck (Anne Veck Salons)
Johnny Shanahan (Barber Barber)
Jordanna Cobella (Cobella)
Junior Green (Junior Green)
Luke Benson (Luke Benson Hair)
Paul Jamieson (Mahogany)
Sam Burnett & Jamie Benny (Hare & Bone)
Sean Dawson (Electric)
Skyler McDonald (Sean Hanna)
Tina Farey (RUSH)

Timings: Doors open at 7pm, start 7.30pm, finish 9pm
Tickets: Contact Tracey on 01295 724579 or

Members Free
Clubstar Free
Guests £35
Non Members £50

Early bird offer – 5 tickets for the price of 4, must be booked by 5th March to qualify

Neil Moodie is Stepping Down

Neil Moodie of the award-winning brand Windle & Moodie is stepping down to focus on the next phase of his extraordinary session styling career.

With over 30 years’ experience in the hair industry, working with A-list celebrities and models, renowned hairdressers Paul Windle and Neil Moodie worked together to launch the brand.

The 23-piece product line is an extension to the award-winning salon in Covent Garden, originally founded by Paul Windle, feeding in its exceptional standards of hairdressing, loyal client feedback and inspired editorial and fashion heritage. Across decades the salon was a lab where Mia Efthymiou, Head of Research and Development and the team worked tirelessly with the most innovative independent chemists leaving no stone unturned to meet their exceptional standards.

Mr Moodie says:
"Working with the exceptional creative team at Windle & Moodie to create and develop the product line has been one of the highlights of my career. I am incredibly proud to have watched the brand launch into the International market and look forward to its future growth. This is now an exciting new chapter for both myself and the brand" ----- Neil Moodie

Linton & Mac Hosts Alternative Not Your Average Wedding Event

Linton & Mac, the multi award-winning, independent hairdressing salon in Netherkirkgate, Aberdeen, teamed together with local businesses to host its ‘Not Your Average Wedding’ event.

The event, which was a sell-out success, brought together a creative collaboration of some of the best small businesses in Aberdeen. Held at the super cool events space, Unit 51, brides and grooms were surrounded by inspirational ideas and products to ensure that their upcoming big day is as perfect and unique as can be.

Businesses involved included: Kim Dalglish Florist, Sam Brill Photography, Bonsai Wedding Films, Ivory Grace, The Closet Vintage, Aubeebop Jewellery, The Little White Cow, North East Chandlery, Robyn’s Egg Flower & Event Design, PaperSkeleton Peach Powder Blue, The Gourmet Cheese Company, The Wandering Oven, The Hot Dog Cart, The Fizzy Popsicle Company, OriGINS, Paul Black Music, Manhattan Function Band and DJ Kev Reid.

From hair and make-up, to cakes and ‘scentscaping’ (filling a space with scents to create an experience), the event covered all bases, and gave the affiliated local businesses the opportunity to showcase products and offerings to the attending brides and grooms.

Aside from collaboration, the award-winning Linton & Mac salon used the event to launch its exciting new bridal packages to attendees. From January 2018, the talented team will be offering pre-bridal hair and beauty services, ‘Groomed Groom’ treatments, Hen Party packages, and Wedding Day services for the whole bridal party that can be held in the salon or on location.

Says Jennifer Linton and Joanna MacDonald: "We wanted to collaborate with like-minded local businesses to present something that was fun, inclusive and accessible to all. The ‘Not Your Average Wedding’ event did what it said on the tin and offered attendees something a little bit different from the usual wedding exhibition experience.

There was a fantastic vibe and the feedback that we received from the brides and grooms was brilliant. Not only was the event a great success, but all proceeds from the ticket sales went to local Cancer charity Friends of Anchor.

Mens Hair Workshop

The Fellowship held their annual Men’s Hair Workshop recently at the Alan d Academy in London, working with nine keen delegates to perfect and build on their barbering and men’s hair skills.

The mentors leading the evening were industry experts Simon Webster from Simon Webster Salon, Alasdair Thomson from Karine Jackson Hair and Beauty, Gorka Arraras from Charles Worthington, Harps Bhogal from Headmasters and Ian Rotman from HOB Salons.

"It was the first time I had ever mentored with the Fellowship," says Simon Webster, "It was fantastic, and I felt proud to see the everenthusiastic
delegates improve with my advice and tips!
" Delegates had a range of existing skills, with most hoping to refine and perfect certain areas that needed a little extra work and attention.

One or two even had no experience in men’s hair whatsoever who spent the evening building their skills from scratch.

"Everyone did an amazing job, especially those who had never picked up a clipper in their FELLOWSHIP PRESS RELEASE Men’s Hair Workshop lives! I was so impressed, and I feel as if I got as much out of it as they all did. I loved working with the group and making a difference to their skill set," says Simon.

Delegate Susan Macey from KJM says, "I had the best evening! I don’t think I’ve learnt so much in a long time. Thank you to all of the mentors and the Fellowship!"

Karine Jackson is first London salon to receive Sustainable

Former London Hairdresser of the Year and current President of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing Karine Jackson has been named London’s first certified Sustainable Salon.

The certificate is awarded via an initiative from the University of Southampton. Researchers there found that hair care can be hugely energy intensive – someone who washes every day, rinses, repeats and blow dries uses 500kg of carbon dioxide a year whereas simply reducing to washing hair every other day and rinsing once sees the carbon footprint go down by 2000% to 25kg of carbon dioxide. Being more eco conscious in salon not only has a huge effect on the planet but on bills, so hairdressers are in the perfect position to both reduce their own carbon footprint and the wider public’s.

Karine has long been an advocate of organic colouring and hairdressing and her west end salon, which offers vegan hair services, is the go-to venue for ethical values without compromising on performance or trend. Karine is supporting this new campaign to encourage other salons to become sustainable, and to save thousands of pounds while helping the environment as well as creating a valuable marketing tool…

Project leader Dr Denise Baden presented Karine with her certificate watched by Errol Douglas, Carolyn Newman and a host of other salon teams who were then treated to demonstrations and tips that are good for hair, save time, money and energy and are great for the planet too. Eco technologies on show included the scirocco smooth which sucks water from the hair removing the need for washing towels which saves lot of water, energy and money, and Curlformers which create long lasting, heat-free curls with no damage.

The sustainable salon certificate is awarded to salons whose staff have completed the free virtual salon online training programme designed by the Ecohair team at the University of Southampton in association with VTCT and Habia which teaches stylists about key sustainability concepts, technologies and practices. Salons can find out more at


Schwarzkopf Professional inspirational education courses for March 2018 for both Business to Essential Skills

Colour Decoded – World of Igora
Introduce yourself to the world of IGORA! This one-day theory seminar is designed to increase and deepen your understanding of Schwarzkopf Professional’s premium colour range. This course will open you up to a world of new, creative colour possibilities, using the incredible IGORA Colour assortment. After just one day, you’ll leave this seminar full of creative ideas and ready to work with IGORA in your salon. More ...

Duration: 1 Day
Investment: £70/€80
Location: Glasgow – 5th March, Cork – 5th March
Contact number: 0207 724 7931

Essential Skills – Blond Specialist Level 1
The perfect introduction to the world of blond! This course will give you a clear insight into the world of BLONDME & IGORA blond products. Learn how our patented #strongbonds technologies minimize the effect on hair quality while delivering the most intense blond colours and the ability to create iconic blonds. Highlighting. Bleaching. Toning. Whatever the style, in this seminar we cover the full spectrum of blond products and techniques. More ...

* Workshop will be on mannequin heads & live models.
* Take it to the next level! Progress your journey on blond expertise – Book Blond Specialist Level 2.
Become a true blond specialist.

Duration: 1 Day
Investment: £150/€175
Location: London – 5th March, Manchester – 12th March, Dublin – 26th March
Contact number: 0207 724 7931

Colour is language, creative expression and the signature of every professional hairdresser. This innovative colour course takes its inspiration from the worlds of multimedia, fashion, textiles and arts and brings all these innovative resources together. You will learn to reinterpret viral trends, to create your own professional looks and how to apply. Explore commercial opportunities and your ideas on your clients using social media to celebrate your profession. More ...

Duration: 1 Day
Investment: £300/€340
Location: Dublin – 5th March, Manchester – 19th March, Glasgow – 26th March
Contact number: 0207 724 7931

Colour Decoded Special: Innovation Exploration
Learn how to gain maximum product success! Be inspired by the latest ground-breaking innovations
and technology from Schwarzkopf Professional. Engage yourself with the latest launches in this interactive education session. Communicate brand new ideas and convince clients of your vision. Learn the details of every range and advise your clients on the right brand for their hair. More ...
(Pete can you open up to include details as per below)

Duration: 1 Day
Investment: £70/€80
Location: Manchester – 5th March
Contact number: 0207 724 7931

OSiS+ Style Academy
Headed-up by our very own Masters, The Style Academy is the place to be! Push your cutting, styling and finishing skills to the limit. This intense 8-day program will inspire and challenge you to break your individual boundaries, and create the hottest fashion trends! Immerse yourself in hands-on practical work sessions and detailed tutorials from our Schwarzkopf experts. Challenge yourself and become the most wanted stylist in town. More ...

Our Masters will cover:
• Consultation
• Foundations
• Classics
• Up do’s
• Product & retail training
• Gents hair cutting
• Creative cutting
• Precision cutting

Duration: 8 Days
Investment: £1600
Location: London – 5th-6th March, 4th-5th June, 13th-14th August & 15th-16th October
Contact number: 0207 724 7931

Just Bleach It!
Do you get nervous when it comes to Bleaching? Spend this one-day seminar with one of our experts
who will show you and share all their hints and tips to create the perfect blonde. Discover Schwarzkopf Professional’s #strongbonds technology and explore the intriguing science behind each innovation. Learn how to incorporate the new bonding category into every single touch-point of the salon journey. More ...

Duration: 1 Day
Investment: £250/€280
Location: Cork – 26th March
Contact number: 0207 724 7931

Colour Decoded: Colour Correction
By the end of this intensive two-day seminar you’ll know everything there is to know about colour! From natural pigmentation and different types of hair structure to full colour correction. Learn how to tackle any challenge and experience first-hand the different results you can achieve using the full spectrum of colour.More ...

Day 1: Theory
Day 2: Hands on Workshop

Duration: 2 Days
Investment: £200/€230
Location: Glasgow – 12th-13th March, Manchester – 26th-27th March
Contact number: 0207 724 7931

Essential Looks: Look & Learn Workshop
On this two-day seminar, you will get up-close and personal with the creative force of our selective team of stylists and gain insightful inspirations. Experience forward thinking hair trends and learn with exclusive live demonstrations and a practical workshop where you will learn how to create the latest seasonal trends. More ...

Day 1: Look & Learn
Day 2: Hands on Workshop
* Workshop will be on mannequin heads & live models.

Duration: 2 Days
Investment: £400/€450
Location: London – 26th-27th March
Contact number: 0207 724 7931

Gents Expert
Enhance your practical knowledge about men’s contemporary haircut’s and embrace the male clientele in your salon. After attending this one-day course, you’ll be able to deliver the perfect male consultation, offer the very latest cutting and styling techniques, and benefit from the ever-growing retail market with Schwarzkopf Professional’s OSiS Session label and 3DMen range. More ...

* Workshop will be on mannequin heads & live models.

Duration: 1 Day
Investment: £200/€230
Location: London – 12th March
Contact number: 0207 724 7931

Blond Specialist Bootcamp
Discover how to create truly iconic blond looks! Enrol in our blond boot camp to perfect your skills and knowledge. Unlock the science behind our blond bonding products and discover how to combine them with in-salon services to successfully build your blond business. Offering you the latest creative fashion-led techniques, you will dive into the creative process that delivers blond perfection. Covering everything from the latest bleach and tone techniques to full and partial blond applications, enabling you to become a master of blond. More ...

Day 1: Theory
Day 2–3: Hands on Workshop
Day 4: Theory
* Workshop will be on mannequin heads & live models.

Duration: 4 Days
Investment: £750/€860
Location: London – 12th March, 11th-12 June & 6th August
Contact number: 0207 724 7931

BC Care Consultant
Bring the in-salon hair care experience to your client’s daily life. Enhance your knowledge about the holistic hair care range of BC Bonacure and discover the cutting-edge technologies to reinvigorate the hair structure. Become a specialist in customized hair therapy, consultation and sensorial massage techniques, according to the specific needs of each of your clients. More ...

Duration: 1 Day
Investment: £70/€80
Location: London – 12th March
Contact number: 0207 724 7931

How to book a seminar:
For general enquiries please contact your local ASK Academy on:
01442 278000 /
To book your chosen seminar visit:
Or send a booking request via our ASK Academy App.

Ghd Trend and Style seminars for 2018

These trend-led seminars will include all the techniques and tool know-how that you need, with a fashion focus to ensure that you walk away with looks your clients will love. Covering blow-dries, curling and styler tips, you’ll run through all the essential skills with a dynamic new focus on what’s trending now.

New to ghd? This is the perfect introduction to get up to speed on what we offer and how we do things. You’ll be learning from one of our expert educators, all of whom come from a fashion background and will leave you feeling confident, inspired and excited about styling.

If you’ve been part of the ghd family for a while, you’ll still find these seminars super-useful. As they’re trend-led, we’ll be showing you what’s new, now and helping you get prepared for a new season. Give yourself a refresher, so you can offer your clients something new that’s going to keep them excited about your salon services over the coming months.

We’ll be refreshing our trends 4 times a year and sharing our knowledge with you – here are the dates for your diary!

Trend reveal seminars 2018:


26th March
11th June
3rd September
29th October

26th March
18th June
10th September
6th November

Cost: £150 + VAT
The Team: Zoe Irwin – London, Patrick Wilson – Leeds
Time: 10am – 4:30pm

Total ghd style seminars 2018:


16th April
8th October

6th March
1st October

Cost: Free of charge for morning session and optional practical afternoon session £50 + VAT
Time: 10am – 12:30pm, optional afternoon session 1:30pm – 4pm.

To book or find out more contact the ghd salon support team on +44 (0)1924 423400 or email

SJ Forbes Embark On A Campaign To Give Back To The Local Community

Hair by SJ Forbes, the award-winning, independent hairdressing salon in Egham, Surrey, has recently embarked on a campaign to give back to the local community.

The first part of the campaign saw seven members of the SJ Forbes team donate blood to the NHS Blood and Transplant Service to assist with its lifesaving work.

Over 6,000 blood donations are needed every day to treat patients in need across England, and many people would not be alive today if donors had not generously given their blood.

The SJ Forbes Give Back to the Community Campaign will see all members of the salon team dedicate at least a day a month to support the local community and charitable causes. This will either be volunteer work, raising money for those in need, supporting local businesses and individuals, and showing gratitude to their customers.

Hayley Gibson-Forbes, Co-Director, S J Forbes said: "We believe that as a business we have a responsibility to support our local community and charitable causes as much as we can. Since we opened the doors to SJ Forbes in 2015 we have really encouraged our team to come up with new ways of how we can help give back to the local community. We have launched this campaign to ensure that we take time out of our busy schedules each month and continue with this great work."

Mynewhair Forms New Relationship With Look Good Feel Better

mynewhair has proudly joined forces with the only international cancer support charity.
Both charities have come together thanks to their commitment to helping those affected by cancer look and feel better.

The national charity, mynewhair, was founded and inspired by professional stylist Trevor Sorbie MBE, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016/17. mynewhair provides advice and support to anyone who has experienced medical hair loss, and has a national support network of independent salons and trained hair professionals who provide a wig-customisation service for their clients.

Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) provides practical support for women and teenagers struggling with the visible side effect of cancer treatment. The charity offers free skincare and make-up workshops and masterclasses all over the UK for people undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. The two-hour sessions are led by trained beauty volunteers, who share tips and techniques to help with eyebrow and eyelash loss and changes to the skin.

The new relationship between the two charities will involve signposting to services and mutual promotion via websites and social media.

Trevor Sorbie MBE, founder of mynewhair, said: "We are absolutely delighted to have established this exciting new relationship with Look Good Feel Better. They are a charity who share our core values and like mynewhair want to help those affected by cancer to feel confident, proud and beautiful.

There is a lot to look forward to as this relationship develops which will benefit both those who we support as well as those who deliver our services. We hope that by working together we can reach everyone across the UK who need our help, advice and support."

Anyone who is part of mynewhair’s national support network of independent salons with skincare/make-up experience will be given the opportunity to be involved with the LGFB programme of workshops and masterclasses in the future.

Lisa Curtis, Head of Programme Services at Look Good Feel Better comments: "Feeling good about how you look has such an impact on self-esteem. Both Look Good Feel Better and mynewhair support people during some of the most difficult times in their lives. Working together will enable us to reach thousands more and give them a much needed confidence boost."

To find out more about Look Goof Feel Better visit or via Twitter @lgfbuk or follow the charity on Facebook and Instagram.
To find out more about mynewhair visit or via Twitter @mynewhairorg, or follow the charity on Facebook and LinkedIn.
You can also donate to the charity by texting MYNH00 followed by the amount you wish to donate, to 70070.

Matthew Curtis styles hair for Stephanie Allin bridal catwalk show

Award winning hairdresser and renowned session stylist Matthew Curtis and his Creative Team styled the hair at bridalwear designer Stephanie Allin’s recent catwalk show, as part of an event hosted by esteemed bridal retailer The Wedding Club and Condé Naste’s BRIDES magazine.

The glamourous afternoon event, which took place in The Berkeley Ballroom at the prestigious Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, London, provided guests with a chance to celebrate a host of international names in bridalwear, including Stephanie Allin, Zuhair Murad, Naeem Khan, Berta and Costarellos, to name a few.

British-based designer Stephanie Allin has been creating stunning bridal dresses for 25 years and has boutiques in Marylebone, London and South Wales, which is where the atelier is located. For the show, the Matthew Curtis Creative Team styled models’ hair in a variety of classic styles, including soft Hollywood waves and voluminous blowouts, accessorising with a stunning array of crowns and accessories.

Guests at the show also enjoyed flower displays for top London florists, and following the catwalk show could have their hair and makeup perfected by the Matthew Curtis Creative Team and top makeup artist Sophie McMullan, who worked together to recreate the runway looks and bridal styles of the show.

Hairtribe Co-Founder Tackles The Challenges Facing The Global Hairdressing Education System

Hairtribe Co-Founder Tackles The Challenges Facing The Global Hairdressing Education System With His Revolutionary New E-Learning Initiative, Hairtribe.Tv

Hairtribe Co-Director and Founder, Perry Patraszewski, is hoping to tackle some of the challenges facing the hair education system – both in the UK and globally – with his initiative: Hairtribe.TV.

Haitribe.TV is an innovative online educational platform, created in connection with Anamorphic, an innovative production facility, aimed at offering a global audience the opportunity to unite and learn new hairdressing skills. It is hoped that this creative new method of teaching will help to alleviate what he sees as the greatest challenges facing hairdressing education today.

Hairtribe.TV is an e-learning platform that features creatively shot educational tutorials from pioneering hairstylists and colourists from across the globe. The inspirational tutorials, aimed at experienced hairdressers, are translated into six languages – English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish – and are available internationally, reaching 32 countries from a multilingual website. Founded by Perry Patraszewski, co-director of the Blue Tit salon group, and Hektor Kowalski, co-director of Anamorphic, the new venture is the first channel to offer subscription-based membership to fresh content delivered weekly, and is aimed at offering an engaging and collaborative way of uniting people in the hairdressing industry.

One of the aims of Haitribe.TV is to alleviate some of the toughest challenges facing the hairdressing education system, both in the UK and globally. Perry believes that the current education system in the UK can often be stagnant and isn’t evolving fast enough to maintain the interest of ‘millenials’, who generally favour instantaneity.

"I believe that millenials – who represent the future of the hairdressing industry and who are the shapers of the economies of the future – will lose interest in hairdressing if the education system doesn’t speed up and become more engaging and fast-paced," says Perry. "Despite the UK being home to some of the world’s greatest hairdressing talent, it will soon be difficult to recruit and maintain talented stylists in this country, as a result of struggling to keep the current pool of talent interested enough to stay within the profession. I also feel that while it is important to educate those starting out in the hairdressing industry, it is equally crucial to inspire and educate those already working on the ‘shop floor’, and I believe that technological advances, easy global communication and accessible learning (all of which are encompassed within the Haitribe.TV concept) are the key to alleviating this stagnancy."

Access to education is another of the challenges facing hairdressing education in the UK. Providing access to education, regardless of location, is crucial to ensuring that the UK’s pool of talent is fully capitalised on. Haitribe.TV will ensure that hairdressing talent located within more remote areas of the UK will have the same access to education, inspiration and opportunity to expand upon their creativity, as those in bigger cities.

Lack of access to education is also a global issue, and a barrier that Hairtribe.TV is designed to break down. It is hoped that by providing hairdressers in underprivileged countries with access to education and inspiration that they wouldn’t usually be able to gain access to, they will be able to grow their talent and their profession. This vision of helping to support hairdressers globally is also key to Hairtibe.TV supporting sustainability across the globe. By giving individuals in developing countries the education, inspiration and encouragement to grow, Hairtibe.TV is also assisting in expanding the industry in those underprivileged areas, and therefore helping to support and sustain those particular communities, which in turn, helps to raise living standards.

Hairtribe.TV evolved as a product of Perry Patraszewski personally experiencing some of the very issues it has been designed to relieve. During his 19-year long career he has encountered talented individuals who were full of passion, yet lacked the funds to invest in education and the access to an educational system. He also witnessed the barrier posed by language, when presenting on stage at industry events, where translators were required in order to effectively communicate to the audience. Hairtribe.TV was developed as a way of breaking down these communication and access barriers that plague the hairdressing industry.

The inspiration for Hairtribe.TV – as alluded to by its name – came from communities populated by tribes. Perry noticed how tribes intrinsically restore balance and sustain themselves, by using the expertise and skill of stronger tribe members, to bolster the weaker members of the tribe. Hairtibe.TV emulates this concept, giving those with a passion for hair, who are less able to embrace this passion, more opportunity and education, with the help of highly respected hairdressing talent, including world-renowned names such as Angelo Seminara and Adam Reed.

Perry explains how he expects this vision to work in practice: "If I can make a tutorial with a great artist, then I’ll be able to help the weaker members of the hair tribe. The stronger member will be supporting their vision. Hairtibe.TV provides a link between the strong and the weak and my hope is that this will help the world to become a better place."

Q Let The Dogs In

Last week was a hub of doggy activity at Q Hair and Beauty in Chichester when the award-winning salon on North Street pulled out all the stops to raise money for Canine Partners, which provides assistance dogs for people with disabilities.

On the Friday the reservations area at Q became the main collection point for the charity’s official street collection day in the city.

Thanks to the generosity of guests, the salon collected £650 over the week towards its goal of raising enough money to be able to name a canine partner which will be trained to the highest standard at the charity’s base at Heyshott, near Midhurst.

The week-long fundraising effort celebrated Q’s partnership with Canine Partners, an organisation it admires enormously for the way the invaluable canine partners can literally transform the lives of people with disabilities.

"Working with Canine Partners this year has been a great journey, one very close to our hearts," said Kain Lawrence, Q’s business development director.

When the opportunity to help them raise money in Chichester arose, we knew there was a great opportunity to create a huge amount of awareness for a locally-based charity that really does change people’s lives.

The £650 for the week we achieved has helped a lot towards the charity as we continue to try and raise enough money to achieve our target. To raise that amount of money at this time of year is a credit to the people of Chichester being so willing to donate to such an amazing cause.

Together we will continue our efforts and help create more awareness for this truly amazing, local charity.

Robert Kirby London Announce Expansion

A new salon is on the horizon for London based hairdresser Robert Kirby. Following the success of his eponymous salon ‘Robert Kirby London’ which is nestled in the leafy borough of Balham, south London, it’s now time to go a little further west.

Refurbishment has already begun in new location, Wimbledon, promising a luxury hairdressing experience replicating all the comfort and enjoyment of Balham.

A favourite for HELLO! magazine editor, Rosie Nixon, OK! Royal Corespondent, Christina Reeves, and a variety of other celebrities looking for an off the beaten track hideaway, the new salon will offer a similar aesthetic and feel.

Salon owner Robert Kirby said "It’s with great excitement that we are to open in Wimbledon in the new year. As a team we’ve worked hard to ensure Balham was the {ultimate destination Salon} in the area, and now we’re ready to bring our experience to Wimbledon."

For more information

SJ Forbes Support Samaritans Operation Christmas Child Campaign

Hair by SJ Forbes, the award-winning, independent hairdressing salon in Egham, Surrey, has donated Christmas presents to a charity initiative which aims to ensure every child has a gift to open on Christmas day.

The Operation Christmas Child campaign, organised by the Samaritans Purse charity, encourages local businesses and individuals to donate shoe boxes filled with gifts to be distributed in countries such as Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia and Romania, and to refugee camps around Europe.

Members of the SJ Forbes team have donated presents including toys, stationery, hygiene items, sweets and clothes that will be given to the children in time for Christmas day.

Donating boxes for this initiative is part of SJ Forbes’ campaign to give back to the local community and charitable causes.

The SJ Forbes Give Back to the Community Campaign will see all members of the salon team dedicate at least a day a month to volunteer work, raising money for those in need, supporting local businesses and individuals, and showing gratitude to their customers.

Hayley Gibson-Forbes, Co-Director, S J Forbes said: "Christmas is a time for giving and for receiving, but for us, much more than that it is a time of goodwill, for thinking of others, for being generous and for reaching out. The Samaritans Operation Christmas Child campaign ensures that every child feels special on December 25. This is another example of the work that our caring and passionate team does to support charitable causes."

Click here if you wish to place a notice on our notice board