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AESTHETICS Chernobyl Children’s Project

For the seventh year running, Aesthetics hair in Solihull have supported the Chernobyl Children’s Project (UK) by hosting a pampering day in the salon for the children involved in the charity.

The Chernobyl Children’s Project charity does a number of different things to support the children still affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident, including an annual trip to the UK to help boost immune systems. Each summer Chernobyl Children’s Project (UK) brings around 100 children to Britain for a recuperative holiday, all of these children are in remission from leukaemia or cancer. The children are selected by an organisation in Minsk called Children in Trouble, which is run by parents of children with cancer.

Offering the ultimate pampering experience, Aesthetics invite the children every year to their salon in Solihull for a full head to toe hair and beauty experience. The children get to choose from the salons vast menu of services and spend the day having their hair coloured, cut and styled however they wish.

Director Sarah Bowron says “We had such a lovely time welcoming the Chernobyl Children’s Project into the salon for an afternoon of pampering. It’s something myself and the team look forward to each year. The children were a joy to host as always and we hope they all had a wonderful meal afterwards!”

Aesthetics have worked with the charity since 2011 and aim to continue to grow their involvement and provide support to families in need. The relationship began when salon client Catherine McElholm, the treasurer and group coordinator in the UK of Chernobyl Children’s Charity, suggested the salon might want to get involved. If you want to get involved with the charity, then visit to see how you can help this great cause.

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

Toni&Guy to present tribute to Toni Mascolo at Salon International 2018

Guaranteed to be a night to remember, the 2018 Toni&Guy Main Stage show at Salon International promises to surprise, delight and inspire.

Taking place on Sunday 14th October, this tribute to its late, great founder Toni Mascolo, will see trend-led styles brought to life as models traverse the runway, before a show-stopping after party fills the Capital Hall at ExCeL London.

Led by Toni Mascolo’s daughter and Global Creative Director, Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck and the multi-award-winning Artistic Team, Toni&Guy MainStage will launch the new campaigns for Toni&Guy, essensuals and label.m.

As longtime official sponsors of London Fashion Week and London Fashion Week Men’s, what better way to celebrate the life and work of Toni than by having models walk the runway with catwalk inspired looks, before a legendary after-party kicks off.

Commenting on Main Stage at Salon International, Jayne Lewis-Orr, executive director of Salon International says: “Toni Mascolo was a legend in his time who created one of the most iconic brands of the last century. This show has been carefully curated to pay tribute to a man whose legacy touches many within the hairdressing industry.”

Show times & price:
Sunday 14th October, 6pm until midnight
Main Stage, Capital Hall, ExCeL
Price: £73.20 - £97.20 (Seated or standing options, inc. VAT and Exhibition entrance)

Salon International takes places at ExCeL London on Saturday 13th - Monday 15th October. To book tickets visit


BaByliss PRO presents at Salon International 2018

BaByliss PRO will be taking to the Salon Live stage on Monday 15th October with hairdressing legend Syd Hayes, as he brings the expressive world of session styling to the fore.

‘Session to Salon’ explores what it takes to progress from creative idea to finished look, including creating mood boards, casting models and working closely with designers and photographers.

Syd will be recreating some key looks using BaByliss PRO’s Titanium Expression range of styling tools to demonstrate those essential backstage and on set techniques.

Commenting on the forthcoming Salon Live show, Jayne Lewis-Orr, executive director of Salon International says: “This promises to offer audiences an expert guide on how to prepare models for session shoots and catwalk performances. Syd’s eye for creative flair, immaculate detail and full command of the BaByliss PRO range guarantees audiences will leave the show keen to get styling!”

Show times & price:

Monday, 15th October 1.30pm – 2.15pm

Price: £8.40 (Exhibition entrance is NOT included, a separate entrance ticket will need to be purchased for access to the show)

Salon International takes places at ExCeL London on Saturday 13th - Monday 15th October. To book tickets visit


Mahogany presents at Salon International 2018

This year will be the 22nd consecutive year that the Mahogany Creative Team will bring their look, listen and learn seminars to Salon International.

Their groundbreaking cutting and colouring techniques are at the forefront of UK hairdressing and will inspire visitors and hairdressers alike with the team showcasing the latest Spring/Summer 2018 collection.

Led by International Creative Director Colin Greaney, UK Creative Director Antony Licata and Senior Creative Director Neil Atkinson, the seminars will continue to stay true to the Mahogany Hairdressing philosophy, leaving the audience inspired and motivated.

“Our Mahogany creative team continually endeavour to push the boundaries of creativity and energy with every show and seminar we do” says Colin Greaney, International Creative Director.

This year the Mahogany seminars will be showcasing the latest collection in conjunction with the launch of their brand new educational streaming website, giving the audience an added dimension of creativity and education.

Salon International’s executive director, Jayne Lewis-Orr says: “Mahogany is a massive part of the Salon International family having delivered over 40 seminar sessions during the Show’s history. As ever, we’re delighted they are returning and we know their audiences, as always, will be filled with enthusiasm, inspiration and creativity.”

Show times & price:
Saturday, 13th October 12 – 1.30pm
Sunday, 14th October 12 – 1.30pm
Price: £92.40 (Exhibition entrance included)

Salon International takes places at ExCeL London on Saturday 13th - Monday 15th October. To book tickets visit


Good Deed Donation From Local Colliers Wood Child

Marlie Hubbard has always been proud of her long champagne blonde hair but the brave eight-year-old was happy to see it cut off for a very good cause.

The pretty youngster is the daughter of one of the regular clients at the award-winning Kartee M boutique hair salon in Colliers Wood.

When she heard about the wonderful work of the Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young people who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses, Marlie decided she would like to donate her own long tresses.

Salon owner Tee carefully cut off 28 cm (eleven inches) to be sent to the charity and also gave Marlie a stylish short cut she was absolutely thrilled with.

“It’s very inspiring that an eight-year-old wanted to do this,” said Tee. “It was all her own idea, she knew exactly what she wanted done and her mum wasn’t involved at all.

“Although Marlie said she would miss her long hair, she loved the idea it would help another little girl. She also really liked her own new style and I think it is excellent that when someone with long hair wants a restyle, the hair can be put to a good purpose.

“Our salon is known as the home of sustainable beauty and we go to great lengths to be very sustainable, recycling everything possible. Hair is now becoming one of the main things to recycle and when it goes to a good cause like the Little Princess Trust, that is the perfect solution.”
For more information www.KARTEE.Salon


Anne Veck Bicester relocates and revamps

After 15 years in Bicester, Anne Veck has relocated the salon to the redeveloped shopping mall in the centre of town, just a five minute walk from Bicester Village outlet centre.

Inspired by a recent visit to a salon in Namibia, Anne has created an environmentally conscious salon which uses recycled and reconstituted materials and furniture to reduce the carbon footprint of the business. Designed by Anne and built by Anne, her two brothers Eric and Sylvain, partner Keith and nephew Phil – this really was a family affair!

Anne and Keith were in Namibia in August 2017 and stumbled across a stunning salon, Ilana’s Hair Gallery, in Swakopmund. The interior design used all recycled, reconstituted materials, furniture and iron work, rescued from demolition sites or bought at auction or second-hand shops. Combining this inspiration with their commitment to being as green as possible, the result is an industrial, stripped-back warehouse feel, while still airy, well-lit and welcoming.

The salon uses biodegradeable Easy Dry towels, which reduce hot water use and avoid landfill, LED energy efficient lighting throughout, recycled card and paper for all stationery with carbon positive printing from local eco printers Seacourt, plus 100% carbon neutral telephone calls and broadband. The salon also uses infrared heaters made from recycled materials which are designed to consume 60% less energy than standard convection heaters and produce no CO2.

Anne Veck Bicester | 17 Crown Walk, Bicester, OX26 6HY | Tel: 01869 248 495


As one of the most exciting collaborations within the Global hairdressing industry, Salon International is thrilled once again to present Sassoon Academy. The Sassoon International Creative Team is renowned for creating looks that resonate with audiences globally, and this year they will be showcasing their latest AW18 Collection on the Salon Live Stage on Saturday, 13th and Sunday, 14th October 2018.

Led by Mark Hayes, the Sassoon International Creative Team will share the newest looks and techniques from their latest AW18 Academy and Salon collections. Each Sassoon collection appears effortless but has an intently considered theme that embraces fashion, street culture and socio-economic trends, as well as referencing the fields of photography, art, design and architecture.

Sassoon continue to challenge, inspire and excite, fusing precision techniques with human individuality to create cuts and colours that unite modernist purity with creative experimentation.

Commenting on the forthcoming Salon Live show, Jayne Lewis-Orr, executive director of Salon International says: “The Sassoon Team create some of the world’s most exciting shows that audiences will ever see. Always pioneers, their expertise in creating innovative, precision techniques will guarantee to bring audiences to their feet in appreciation of true hair art.”

Show times & price:
Saturday 13th October | 2.45-4.00pm
Sunday 14th October | 2.15 - 3.30pm
Price: £81 + VAT (Exhibition entrance is included)

Salon International takes places at ExCeL London on Saturday 13th - Monday 15th October. To book tickets visit



Team bonding has always been a priority at Q Hair and Beauty, Chichester’s leading salon, but last weekend they celebrated in style with a spectacular day-long event designed to pay tribute to all the hard work and achievements of Team Q.
Dawn Lawrence, managing director of the multi-award-winning salon on North Street, has always attributed the remarkable ongoing success of the business to the strength and talents of its team, both in the long-established salon on North Street and the new sister branch which opened in Midhurst earlier last year.
The entire team from both salons were brought together on Sunday at the Park Hotel, Chichester for QFest, an action-packed, fun event which began with breakfast and continued throughout the day and on into dancing at night.
After tucking into a hearty breakfast, there was an informal break-out session followed by razor cutting training for the stylists by Pep Pasqualino from Paul Mitchell, a reservations brain-storm, a talk on the best use of social media, and ‘Making Figures Work For You’, an insight on how to utilise salon performance tools.
There was recognition for all and leading the way in the seven members selected for the Hall of Fame was Becki Botterill who joined Q in 1987 and has given the business 31 years of fantastic service.

Dressed for Success: Molly Brooks
Best Creative and Technical Talent: Beth Middlecote
Special Recognition Award: Lauren Stentiford
Most Improved Award: Tierney Hawkins
Clean Sheet Award: Roy Grant
Team Choice Award: Helen Kewell
Inspiration Award: Rachel Waller
Outstanding Performance Award: Abbie Hodge
Young Achiever Award: Amy Burgess
Retailer Of The Year award: Chloe Hitchman

“Bringing the team together like this is very important,” said Dawn. “It’s a way of showing them how important a role they play in the business and letting them know how much we appreciate them.”
For more information visit




Global hair and beauty manufacturer, Revlon Professional, has joined forces with the multi award-winning Westrow Academy in Leeds, Yorkshire, to launch its highly anticipated Revlon Professional Brands UK & Ireland Academy.
The bespoke space, which has been developed and designed to meet the evolving educational needs of the brand, boasts a cutting-edge design that while unique to the brand, also works in synergy with the Westrow Academy.
The Revlon Professional Brands Academy launch was marked with an opening party, where Revlon Professional General Manager UK & Ireland, Lisa Jackson, welcomed guests including key industry names, journalists, bloggers and influencers, with a champagne reception and stunning catwalk show that saw models rock the runway with fashion-forward looks crafted by the brand’s Global Influencer, John Vial.


Summer Evening For New Robert Kirby Salon Launch

Robert Kirby’s new outpost in Wimbledon opened last week with an exclusive summer soiree that attracted local residents, magazine editors, beauty bloggers and of course friends of the growing salon brand.
With evening drinks and canapés with hosts Robert Kirby and Matthew Simpson, guests toured the new salon, showcasing the space, which had been completely refurbished and the interior designed by the pair themselves. The soiree continued into the late evening gathering in the salon’s own garden enjoying the weather and company of all.
The salon, which is located at Leopold Road, carries design stamps from their flagship salon in Balham, with its own unique edge.
Salon owner Robert Kirby said ‘The support has been very welcomed, and we’ve definitely created a new destination salon for the local residents, many of whom are now on our books!’

For more information or contact Alastair J Gourley 07980723212

16 lucky hairstylists shortlisted for the F.A.M.E. Team 2019.

Following a huge amount of applications, 16 hairstylists from across the country have been shortlisted to go ahead and audition for the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s F.A.M.E. Team 2019.

The F.A.M.E. Team is regarded as British hairdressing’s ultimate ‘finishing school’, providing an intensive year of education, opportunities and industry exposure. Previous members have included Chris Appleton, Errol Douglas MBE and Antoinette Beenders, to name just a few of the talented artists who have passed through the program.

This year’s team are halfway through a year of incredible experiences with mentor Nick Irwin, which has so far included presenting live on stage to thousands of visitors at Hair Expo Australia, shooting with Rankin and learning from industry experts including Syd Hayes, Frank Apostolopoulos and Sam Burnett.

With such an exciting year ahead, the audition process for a place on the team is competitive, and the 2019 wannabes will now go on to participate in semi-finals and finals over the coming months.
The semi-finals will take place in August, where budding team members will create two model looks – working together in teams to style and produce a 15 minute show – and present to a panel of judges. From here, eight finalists will be selected.

The finals will take place at Salon International in October, where the shortlisted eight will be tasked with creating a hair up look on the Fellowship stage in front of an audience and judges. They will then be asked to present a short show, covering a model look and showcasing their own expertise, personality and industry achievements.

The final successful four members of the 2019 F.A.M.E. Team will be unveiled at the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s annual Luncheon and Awards, which takes place at the Dorchester in London on Monday 3rd December.

The semi-final shortlist is as follows:

Brandon Messinger, Zullo & Holland

Alastair Jubbs, VAE Hair

Ashley Cockrell, Percy & Reed

Casey Coleman, Chair Salons

Lora Griffin, Simon Webster Hair

Jessica Neil, KH Hair`

Jack Spencer, House 76

Kelsey Franklin, Sarai Hair and Beauty

Ludmila Kurockina, Ludmila Salon

Tania Faenza, TONI & Guy Canary Wharf

Poonam Mehmi, RUSH Westbourne Grove

Alfie Pfeffer, Headmasters Brighton

Ryan Steedman, Percy & Reed

Jose Domene, Hare&Bone

Alessandro Gennusa, Toni & Guy Hammersmith

Luke Hawkins, The Marvellous Hair Company


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

Creativity Rules at Colour Night

Members of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing took to the stage in London
for the latest Colour Night event.

The TONI&GUY Academy in Central London played host to the latest Fellowship for British Hairdressing Colour Night, which provided a rainbow of looks to inspire and educate the sell-out audience.

Eight masters took to the stage to demonstrate their colour work, showcasing looks that ranged from the bold and experimental to subtle, salonfriendly styles.

The eight masters appearing on the night were:

Grace Dalgliesh from Brooks & Brooks

Dan Spiller from Marc

Antoni, JC Aucamp from Guy Kremer

Charley Henery from TONI&GUY

Mario Failla from The Gallery

Tara Hunter from Mahogany

Carla Salceda-Vasquez from Sassoon Academy

Fellowship President and host for the evening, Karine Jackson, concluded the show saying,
“Colour is a multi-million pound industry and one that we’re all proud to be a part of.
Seeing the diverse range of finished looks, techniques and trends tonight demonstrates how huge the opportunity is for this industry, and how there really is a result for every


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

Gary Taylor nominated for international award

Gary Taylor has been nominated for
International Hairstylist of the Year at the
2019 Contessa Awards.

Gary, who owns Edward & Co salon in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, is one of a handful of world-leading hairstylists to be shortlisted for International Hairstylist of the Year at Canada’s biggest hairdressing competition; the Contessa Awards.

Gary says: “It was a total surprise to be nominated for this incredible award. Being recognised on your home turf is rewarding enough, but to have your work celebrated on the world stage is something else. I’m absolutely delighted to be a part of it and look forward to representing the UK amongst the other global nominees.”

The winner will be announced at the annual Contessa Gala, which will be held on 4 November in Toronto, Canada.

As a Schwarzkopf Professional ambassador,
Gary is a specialist course provider and
works on shoots, product launches and
seminars across Europe. Edward and Co is
the northern education hub for Schwarzkopf
Professional welcoming hairdressers from
across the UK in to the salon for world class
training. He is also the brains behind the
inspirational hair consultancy business, Hair
Peace. This service provides support to those
living with medical hair loss, through expert
styling of wigs and hair pieces for clients who
have lost their hair.


Issued by LWPR on behalf of Edward & Co.
For more information, contact or call 01858 41966Ω


Blue Tit, the multi-award-winning, sustainable hairdressing group, has continued adding to its ever-evolving salon portfolio with the addition of its tenth salon. The latest salon to join the group is located right in the heart of the world-famous Portobello Road, London, and features a unique interior, that’s as distinctive, colourful and stylish as its West London neighbourhood.

As a brand, Blue Tit has become renowned for its design-forward salons located in fashion-forward London hotspots, and Blue Tit Portobello certainly upholds that reputation. With an interior design inspired by the Bauhaus art movement, Blue Tit Portobello boasts a bold, colour-rich interior that’s full of vibrancy, eclecticism and personality.

Drawing inspiration from the latest Italian design trend for colour-blocking, Blue Tit Portobello is characterised by its eye-catching colourful interior. The foundation for this design concept has been laid through the salon’s contrasting coloured walls, flooring and furnishings. Cool, steely, blue-grey decor sits against rusty-red walls throughout the main section of the salon, with the former shade creating a light, airy vibe, and the opposing warmth of the latter bringing a sense of inclusion and privacy. The style of the salon’s stunning waiting area reinforces this theme for colour contradictions. Soft blush-hued walls are juxtaposed against a striking oversized piece of artwork in a graphic black and white striped print, while the addition of a plush forest-green velvet Chesterfield sofa and colour-coordinating foliage, brings an element of nature and comfort, creating a truly inviting entrance.



Opened just in time for summer the brand new salon from celebrity stylist, Robert Kirby, is situated at 24 Leopold Road, Wimbledon, SW19 7BD. As the first outpost from his Balham salon, the salon carries the resident trademarks of the opulent and refreshing style of the brand.

With already a solid reputation in cutting, colour and beauty, luxury is the underlying theme. With plenty of space, thoughtful touches, such as bag hooks, and privacy including a courtyard, to enjoy an afternoon of pampering. The interior was created in line with their Balham salon, with key features such as the chandelier, floral accents at their backbar and a mix of modern classic furnishings.
br>Salon owner Robert Kirby said ‘Wimbledon was the perfect location for our 2nd salon and fits very well with the local residents and area, we’re exciting to add further glamour to the area’.

The salon is also noted in the HELLO! Magazine 30th anniversary issue, firming it up as the new place to make that appointment! For more information

The Schwarzkopf Professional YAT’s go Digital

Schwarzkopf Professional’s Young Artistic Team spent two days at the Billi Currie salon in London, improving their precision cutting skills and learning how to be digital wizards with the help of some very special guests.

The first day was spent with precision cutting champion, Ben Brown where the YAT’s learnt how to cut creatively with absolute accuracy and how to create the perfect balance and lines in a precision sculptured haircut.

The second day was spent learning all things digital, from social media lessons to the best way to light and capture your work within a salon. LWPR were on hand to advise about all things PR and social media and then press photographer Matt Crosswick held the photography session with top tips needed for when shooting your work, followed by a practical session where the YAT’s put his tips into practice.

Matt works across London covering current affairs, red carpet events and fashion. Matt showed the team the difference between good and bad photography and so the team were able to go away with examples and the skills needed to create a stunning social media page that really shows off their work.

The day ended with an inspiring session with Fellowship Ambassador Errol Douglas MBE. Errol concluded the day with a real insight into the industry and his work with the Fellowship and how the YAT’s should all be involved as it offers so much to the industry. Errol also gave tips on how to get involved and work with admired hairdressers and how to get their hairdressing heroes to mentor them. There was even the promise that the YAT 2018/19 team could assist on Errol on his next shoot, so watch this space!

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