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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


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.”
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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

Entries open for the International Hairdressing Awards

Entries are open from 15th of June to 3rd of September in all categories

The International Hairdressing Awards first edition will take place on 3rd February 2019 in Madrid.

After the pre-nominees announcement, International Hairdressing Awards now announce the opening of the participation for their first edition. Entries are open from 15th of Junte to 3rd of September, and every hairdresser from all over the world can take part in the contest by signing up at and uploading their photographic collections (4 pictures of 4 different hairdressing styles, professional shooting, hi-res), without participation fees.
Two categories, International Haidresser of the Year and International Artistic Team of the Year, need a pre-selection to take part. The remaining categories (Best International Men’s Collection, Best International Women’s Collection and Best International Avant-Garde Collection) are open to every hairdresser.

The competition
Once the entry period closes, on 3rd September, the judges will vote the participating collections and on 28th September 2018, the finalists and the Honorary Award will be announced at Salon Look Madrid, where a gallery with the finalists’ collections will be presented. The International Hairdressing Awards first edition will take place on 3rd February 2019 in Madrid with a glittering show and awards ceremony.

The International Hairdressing Awards are an independent beauty organization, powered by hairdressers, that has been supported since its inception by sponsors of international relevance who believe in the message and mission of these awards including Revlon, Revlon Professional® and Salon Look Madrid-Ifema. The three highly regarded firms have bet high and combined forces to make this contest an international success as well as, Estetica Magazine as global media partner, with 24 editions worldwide, which will cover and aid in the efforts of this amazing event.

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