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The Oscars of the hair industry return to London: 26th November 2018

HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, return for a spectacular evening of celebration, as the creative talents of the individuals and teams who make the British hairdressing industry the envy of the world, are honoured.

Taking place at the Grosvenor House, A J W Marriott Hotel in London on 26th November 2018, 16 titles will be awarded including the highly coveted ‘British Hairdresser of the Year’.

What: HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards 2018 sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional
Where: Grosvenor House – A JW Marriott Hotel, Park Lane, London W1K 7TN

When: 26th November 2018
Time: 6pm – LATE

To follow the action, live on the night - Instagram/Facebook @hairdressersjournal #BHA18


Fellowship Focuses on Hair Health

The Fellowship made hair health the focus of a recent event with Trisha Buller and Errol Douglas MBE.

The Fellowship for British Hairdressing recently hosted its first Hair Health evening, presented by trichologist Trisha Buller and hairdresser Errol Douglas MBE, and supported by Viviscal.

With boundless enthusiasm and encyclopedic knowledge, Trisha talked attendees through the various types of hair loss and their causes, as well as potential solutions.

A hairdresser herself, Trisha is now a qualified trichologist and sits on the board of the Institute of Trichologists. She explained that, “you’re not a medical expert and it’s important to remind your clients of that, but by being able to help them, recognise problems and refer them to an expert for a solution, you’ll build trust and better relationships.”

She explained the importance of building relationships with local GPs, trichologists or hair transplant surgeries, so that you have an approved set of solutions that you can prescribe.

“In challenging times for salons,” she said, “having this expertise is your USP. Even if you can’t help yourself, pointing them in the right direction means clients can rely on you.”

The second part of the evening saw Errol share his insight as a salon owner, particularly one working with a lot of hair extensions and braiding services. He explained that he saw a lot of traction alopecia, and being able to refer his clients to a trichologist or recommend Viviscal has helped countless clients – and built lasting relationships in the process. He also presented a model who epitomised “hair health” to him and talked about how he often had to work with hair models whose hair was at breaking point after countless shows.

Trisha and Errol explained the best way to talk to clients about hair loss – quietly and discreetly, so the whole salon wasn’t hearing about it. They also recommended talking eye-to-eye, rather than in the mirror, in order to make things less awkward. Trisha suggested asking if they’d noticed anything untoward, or mentioning that their hair felt a little different from the previous appointment. Both suggested recommending and referring, but not diagnosing, noting that proper diagnoses for hair loss require blood tests and more in-depth consultation from a medical professional.

The evening ended with a lovely Q&A, covering medical hair loss and pregnancy hair loss, as well as recommendations for approved treatments.

National Good Salon Guide Day Raises £1200 for The Hairdressers’ Charity

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Good Salon Guide organised a fundraising initiative to support the official industries charity, The Hairdressers’ Charity, on 25th September 2018.

All 2000-member salons were invited to use a special anniversary Good Salon Guide logo as their profile picture for the day. For every salon displaying the one-off logo, Good Salon Guide donated £1 to the charity.

Good Salon Guide, Gareth Penn comments “I’m really inspired by the work that the charity is doing and was keen to show our support, whilst we celebrated our milestone anniversary. It was a simple but effective initiative that helped raise awareness to our member salons but also a wonderful way to increase much-needed funds to help hairdressers in need.”

“We’re so grateful to Gareth and the team for their support in spreading the word of The Hairdressers’ Charity to their member salons. We’re keen to get our aim’s across to as many people in the industry as we can. Simple but effective initiatives like this, are vital to keep the charity in the forefront of peoples minds for not only fundraising but spreading the word about how we help fellow hairdressers. A huge thank you and congratulations to the Good Salon Guide on their 25th anniversary,” concludes Co-President of The Hairdressers’ Charity, Samantha Grocutt.

For more information on Good Salon Guide, please contact Jodie Withers on


Jacks of London takes on the world and wins

NOV 2018: The relentless pursuit of excellence by the Jacks of London team has paid off this month with two triumphs in the same weekend.Clapham-based barber Kipp Evans was named UK International Barber of the Year and won third place overall in the International Barber Awards held in Nuremberg, beating barbers from all around the world. At exactly the same time he heard of his success, Jacks managing director Sue Whitehead was collecting the top prize for marketing at the Hampshire Salon Awards, which took place at the Hilton in Southampton.

Kipp, who was one of just two British barbers who made it all the way through to the IBA finals, organised by European barbers supplier 101 Barbers, had to shave the head of a model then trim his beard in the first round. After winning through to the final, he had to produce an on-trend look for 2019.

Meanwhile, Jacks Southampton, which opened just 18 months ago, swooped in to take the Marketing Trailblazer prize for its Join Our Pride campaign, a multi-focus, mixed-media programme to drive client loyalty to the brand while reaching out to potential barbers keen to move to an award-winning company.

The victories follow a year of successes in awards, with the group reaching the final in 12 different competitions throughout the year, making this troop of highly talented barbers possibly the most successful in the country.

Established in 1994, Jacks of London is the original modern barber, famed for its faultless and contemporary take on the full range of classic men’s styling techniques.

Over those two decades it has built a solid reputation among fashion-savvy guys everywhere, specialising in giving clients the full male grooming experience, with complimentary bar, live sports and big, comfy, man-friendly leather sofas in all its barber stores. The experience extends to Jacks’ exclusive The True Gent range of shampoos, conditioners and styling products, all with the fresh, overtly masculine tang of citrus and pomegranate.

This year Jacks is set to cement its position as a leading creative force in the male grooming world, with the opening of a training academy that will educate barbers from across the world in its unique brand of hair cutting and styling techniques.




Julian Crane’s new role as General Manager role at Henkel

Julian Crane steps up to General Manager role at Henkel Beauty Care Professional

Henkel has announced that Julian Crane has been appointed General Manager for Beauty Care Professional UK & Ireland, reporting directly to Rodolfo Schornberg, Regional Head of Henkel Beauty Care, Schwarzkopf Professional, Western Europe.

Crane, who takes up his new position today, was previously Sales Director for Henkel UK and Ireland’s Beauty Care Retail division. He replaces Stuart Hamid who has moved back to Hamburg to lead the German Beauty Care Professional team.

Commenting on his new role, Crane says, “I’m delighted to be taking the next step in my career, and I’m grateful to work for a company like Henkel whose diversity has provided me with the breadth of experience required in my new role”.“One of the most important tasks ahead will be to get out to meet our salon and wholesale customers. I want to be very visible to them and to understand how we can further enhance our existing partnerships and creative approach”.

“Developing mutually beneficial partnerships with our Professional customers is central to what we do well at Henkel, and our own team reflects the passion, creativity and entrepreneurialism found in our Professional customer base. This mutual commitment provides a solid foundation for us to challenge some of our larger competitors and to enable more salon customers to benefit from the innovative and quality products that the Schwarzkopf Professional brand has to offer”.

“I look forward to building awareness of what we have to offer and to further establishing Schwarzkopf Professional as a leading Professional brand throughout the UK & Ireland.”

Originally from Norwich where he had his first taste of the industry from his mother who was a hairdresser herself, Crane now lives in Cambridgeshire with his family.

For more information contact:
Laura Glazebrook, LWPR – 01858 419668 /



Despite a rainy start to the day, the annual Colliers Wood Jumble Trail sprang into action and the streets were crowded with people looking for bargains. Residents had stalls in their gardens and buyers followed an online map to find the stalls.

This special day brings together the local community and also allows residents to sell off their unwanted items, usually for charity.

Salon owner Tee Munusamy said: "We always support the local community, it allows us to engage with them effectively and attract their attention towards our salon.

The team are on hand to speak to passers by and do on the spot consultations and bookings if necessary.”

For more information www.Kartee.Salon


Calling all potential stars of the future

Schwarzkopf Professional have announced that entries for their 2019 Young Artistic Team are now open!

The Schwarzkopf Professional Young Artistic Team has successfully trained, mentored and nurtured many a rising star since the scheme started. Schwarzkopf Professional recognises that there is a wealth of young talent in the industry and want to play a part by offering invaluable experiences with some of the top ambassadors in hairdressing.

The yearlong programme is a fantastic opportunity for stylists under the age of 25 and includes top-quality training, an insight into the world of social media, experience as a session stylist at London Fashion Week and finishes with a photo shoot where the team creates their very own collection. This year’s team have also had opportunities to assist at shows such as Salon Live at Salon International.

If this sounds like your next challenge, then enter by following these steps:

1. Create a mood board that showcases who you are as a creative, your inspirations and the kind of work you want to be creating.

2. Create a short video, talking through your mood board and explaining your passions.

3. Then enter online with both your mood board and video.

For more information on entering, visit and submit your application before midnight on Sunday 25th November.

For more information, please contact Emilie Scott at LWPR on or call 01858 419668.



A stylist from Linton & Mac, the multi award-winning, independent hairdressing salon based in Aberdeen, has taken part in the national ‘Brave the Shave’ campaign, to raise money for a children’s cancer charity.

Linton & Mac stylist Alison Simpson, 26 chose to shave her head in order to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. More than forty of Alison’s family and friends joined Alison in support last month, watching as she ‘braved the shave’ and had her hair cut off and her head close-shaven, at the Inverurie Locos Football Club.

Alison was motivated to take part in this charitable campaign after an ex-colleague’s daughter was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

In addition to shaving her head, Alison also initiated a number of other fundraising events, including a bake sale at the Linton & Mac salon and a sponsored ‘wig afternoon’, which saw the entire Linton & Mac team sporting wigs all afternoon on the salon floor. Alison’s efforts have so far successfully raised in excess of £1,600.

Says Linton & Mac Directors, Jennifer Linton and Jaye MacDonald: “We were all so touched by Alison’s personal reason for wanting to support the Teenage Cancer Trust. Shaving her head was so brave, bold and selfless and we are immensely proud of Alison and all the hard work she has put in to raising money for this worthy cause.”


Introducing the ghd Creative Artists

An exciting and inspiring new lineup of hairstylists have joined the ghd family – meet, the Creative Artists.

For ghd, celebrating their professional hairdressing heritage is key – which is why, as part of their new Long Live the Queens campaign, the Queen Maker takes centre stage. The Queen Maker is ghd’s preferred term for the professional stylists using their tools, making each and every one of their clients feel like royalty, every day.

As part of this celebration of the power of professional hairdressers, ghd has recruited an inspiring panel of talented stylists to act as their new Creative Artists; a collective of brilliant hairdressers, each of whom bring something different to the role.

The Creative Artists will be responsible for creating looks for shoots, representing the brand at events, and producing inspiring content for social media and ghd’s new library of video education. Thanks to their diverse backgrounds and experiences, the Creative Artists will inspire across the board, with different takes on trends, techniques and ways to use ghd tools. They’ve already undertaken an exciting new education shoot, as well as created a series of exciting videos – watch this space for when they’re unveiled, but rest assured they’re as diverse, inspiring and exciting as the artists that created them.

Jo Robertson, ghd’s global head of education, says: “At ghd, it’s important for us to celebrate our salon heritage, and the brilliant work done by hair stylists using our tools every day, in their diverse output of work. That’s why we’re so proud of our new group of Creative Artists; an exciting panel of hairdressers, from different backgrounds, who know and love our products and who can all bring something really new and exciting to our output. We can’t wait to see what they create!”

The ghd lineup of Creative Artists is:
Luke Benson, session stylist
Charlotte Mensah, owner of the Hair Lounge Salon
Patrick Wilson, session stylist
Leighanne Regan, owner of Re:Nu Hair Studio
Samantha Cusick, owner of Samantha Cusick London

The Creative Artists join ghd brand ambassadors Adam Reed and Zoe Irwin to form a dynamic coterie of brilliant hairstylists, representing the combined creative force and technological innovation of ghd.

Q Hair and Beauty makes it a treble

It was celebrations and glasses of bubbly all day when Q Hair and Beauty, Chichester’s premier salon, opened its third branch in nearby Donnington on Wednesday, September 19.

The brand-new salon at Stockbridge Road is a bijou delight, having been restyled with the unique Q brand, combining elegance and the ultimate in professionalism with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where everyone is treated as a special guest.

Joining the celebrations on Wednesday was Helen Conway, winner a £250 gift certificate for hair or beauty treatments at the new salon.

This third addition to Q follows the opening of its sister salon in Midhurst early last year which has already proved a tremendous success.

"We’re absolutely delighted to be taking our multi-award-winning philosophy, of which we’re so proud, to a new area where we’re sure it will prove just as popular," said Dawn Lawrence Grant, managing director of Q Hair and Beauty.

"A visit to Q isn’t just about hairdressing or a beauty therapy - it’s an experience. Our wonderful Team Q are highly regarded in both Chichester and Midhurst for their skills, creativity and friendliness.

“The new salon is in a very convenient location and we know that guests who come here will be made welcome from the moment they step through the door, and will leave looking and feeling marvellous."

For more information please contact 01442248104 or Alastair J Gourley direct on 07980723212.


Barrie Stephen Re-defining Beauty with Miss Great Britain

This week Leicestershire hairdresser Barrie Stephen joined a stellar line-up of professionals at the top of their chosen fields, to judge the Miss Great Britain competition.

Alongside multi-award-winning Barrie Stephen was Saffron Hart, Miss Great Britain 2017; head judge Sally-Ann Fawcett, author of the top selling Beauty Pageant book series ‘Misdemeanours’; Matt Fiddes an internationally respected martial arts and fitness expert and former bodyguard to Michael Jackson; Ruth Deane, editor of EM group: Model and Talent

Commenting on the day, Barrie Stephen said, “The judges were asked to look beyond the image and choose a winner based on the girls’ stories and values. It was a tough task as everyone in the room was a worthy contender with a passion for making a difference to the world they live in. As judges we had to scrutinize and look deep at the person to choose our Miss Great Britain.

“I had no idea what to expect when I was invited to be part of this event, but it was one of the most surreal and exciting highlights of my career so far. I enjoyed it as it reminded me of how important it is to change your perspective, keep an open mind and get out of my comfort zone every so often. It was a huge career highlight for me. Too often beauty pageants are such stereotypes, but what I loved was how these girls were shaking it up, being disruptive and re-defining beauty – the message was very much, beauty within.”

The format of the judging included hearing personal revelations and stories about the struggles these girls had faced; including issues with anxiety, bullying, social media trolling and eating disorders.

Continuing Barrie said, “These girls are so strong, especially how determined they all were to overcome and break-free from the struggles they had faced. It was wonderful to see and be part of. It was clear to see the confidence and growth the girls had at just being part of this competition, that I can now appreciate 100% why Miss Great Britain is so brilliant. Not only is it a great platform for charity fundraising, which is also one of the criteria, but it provides these girls with a voice to make a difference.”

Previous judges have been Duncan Bannatyne, Jake Quickenden and Danielle Lloyd. The winner chosen to represent Great Britain was Miss Bristol, Kobi-Jean Cole - a 23-year old Administrator. The event took place at Athena in Leicester on the 14th September 2018. Miss Bristol will be appearing on national and regional TV this week.

Barrie Stephen runs a multi-award-winning hairdressing group in Leicester. For further details visit

For further information please contact Louise Woods, LWPR on or 01858 419 668


New ClubStar Art Team Announced

The new ClubStar Art Team for 2019 has been announced, following live auditions in London.

The ClubStar Art Team is the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s youngest group – but there’s no shortage of talent amongst these rising stars.

ClubStar membership of the Fellowship is open to any hairdresser aged between 16 and 25, and a place on the art team is the perfect way to make the most of your time as a young member.

Places are by audition only and, after a day of model presentations and putting their skills to the test, the 2019 team has now been found.

On hand to judge this year were ClubStar Art Team Project Leader, Simon Tuckwell, and former ClubStar Art Team member and current session stylist, Ellenora Dean. Together, they decided on a final lineup of eight artists, who will now go on to participate in a year of education, opportunities and mentoring from some of the industry’s most inspiring and dedicated names.

This year’s team have already enjoyed opportunities and workshops with brands including Balmain Hair, Curlformers and LOXBOX, as well as a team from Marc Antoni, Jonathan Andrew and their very own mentor, Simon Tuckwell. The team have also hosted their own show at the Wella Academy in London, and will be presenting on the Fellowship stage at Salon International this October.

Looking forward to a bright future in 2019 are…
Jemma Clemas
Ciara Darcy
Eloise Dudley
Georgina Kemnitz-Pryor
Stuart Kimber
April Mash
India Sparacia
Sophia Tsilidis


Issued by LWPR on behalf of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing. For more information, contact or call 01858 419668

Colliers Wood salon Kartee M Salon through to final of major awards

The enormously popular Kartee M Salon in Colliers Wood is celebrating again after winning through to the finals of the prestigious London Hair and Beauty Awards 2018.

The local salon at 37 High Street has been named as a finalist in the Most Wanted Salon category, alongside some of the top names in the highly-competitive hairdressing industry.

“We’re absolutely delighted to be recognised again in this way, against what is always extremely strong competition," said salon owner Kartee Munusamy.

“It’s a tribute to the wonderful team we have and such an honour for a local independent business like ours to be through to the finals of such important and hotly-contested awards, among leading salons from all over London.

"Everyone here at the salon is incredibly excited and looking forward to being among some of the most talented teams in the capital at the awards evening.”

The London Hair and Beauty Awards are in their fourth year and the winners will be announced on October 28, 2018 at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington. Kartee M salon was a previous winner at the awards in 2017.

For more information visit


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