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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


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