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S J Forbes Stylist Helps Local Lady Brave The Shave For Charity

Hair by SJ Forbes, the award-winning, independent hairdressing salon in Egham, Surrey, has recently helped a local lady to ‘Brave the Shave’ for charity.

Sarah Reid, a Student Experience Officer for Royal Holloway Careers and Employability Service, wanted to shave her head to show solidarity to her Husband who is battling cancer.

Sarah approached the team at S J Forbes, and stylist Mollie was more than happy to help with Sarah’s hair-raising experience.

Sponsored by friends, family, and work colleagues, Sarah has raised more than £3,000 for Macmillan, which launched the Brave the Shave campaign in 2014. This year it’s already seen almost 1,900 people raise over £650,000 to support the work of the charity.

Sarah said: "My husband is currently undergoing chemotherapy for prostate cancer and I wanted to raise awareness of the great things that Macmillan does to help cancer sufferers and their families. Brave the Shave is a very visual reminder to show people that cancer is still very much part of our lives, and I hope that the ‘buzz’ of the day reminds people to show their support. I want to say a big thank you to Mollie at S J Forbes and to everyone who supported me and donated to such an important cause."

Hayley Gibson-Forbes, Co-Director, S J Forbes added: "We are blown away by Sarah’s courage and her decision to become a ‘brave shaver’ to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. We believe that as a business we have a responsibility to support our local community and charitable causes."

Blue Tit Stylists Showcase Their Skills At First-Ever Summer Fest Party

Blue Tit, the award-winning, London-based salon group, has continued with its mission to encourage staff to be as creative as possible by holding a unique event where they could showcase their skills.

The Blue Tit Summer Fest created the perfect platform for 14 stylists from the brands seven salons to present their ideas and new techniques on stage at NT’s Bar in London Fields.

During the evening, each of the stylists took to the stage to demonstrate their creative skills, and innovative inventions, including beautiful braid art, pretty pastel spiral curls, and stunning 3D Afros.

Blue Tit, a salon group known for its creativity and cult-like following, has become synonymous with its unique styling and colour techniques, and frequently hosts educational events where its team can develop their skills and showcase their work.

Perry Patraszewski, Director, Blue Tit said: "Creativity is at the heart of the Blue Tit brand and we are constantly investing in our team to ensure they push themselves creatively. Not only does this encourage our stylists to be the best that they can be, but it provides inspiration for the other members of the Blue Tit team."

Charlie Miller Hair Angels Making a Difference!

Five Hairdressers, one Trainee, a Maintenance Technician and a PR & Marketing Manager were delighted to recently team up as the ‘Charlie Miller Hair Angels’ and show off their speed and agility at It’s A Knockout Edinburgh 2017 to raise funds for SANDS Lothians*.

Organised by business organisation WeDo Scotland, this massively popular UK event took place at Duddingston Community Ground in Edinburgh and with skill and tactics high on their agenda the 8 superstars (Natalie Cole, Philip Michie, Euan Alexander, Neil Purves, Hayley Dallas, Leia Mackinnon, Frank Clark and Yvonne Blyth) successfully showed off their natural teamwork in The Teletubbie Challenge, The Cannon Run, The Foam Pit and The Ultimate Relay.

There was much fun and laughter to be heard throughout the day from the many family and friends who came along to support. From donations made in salon and on their Just Giving page the team are delighted to have raised just over £1,700 which provides more than 42 counselling sessions to the families that SANDS Lothians supports.

Nicola Welsh, CEO SANDS Lothians commented "we are so grateful to the amazing Charlie Miller Hair Angels for their participation in the ‘It’s a Knockout’ fundraising event. The team provided fun and energy to the day and really contributed to the event. They also looked fabulous dressed as teletubbies! We were thrilled to hear about their incredible fundraising of £1,708.50. This will allow us to provide person centred care including befriending and counselling to families when their precious baby dies. Parents need much support at this time and without support from the community we would not be able to continue to provide this".

*SANDS Lothians is a registered Scottish charity offering support, understanding and help both of a practical and emotional nature to bereaved parents and their families who have suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth or whose baby dies soon after birth.

John Spanton named International Winner!

With more than 215,000 entries from 61 countries and 26 categories and a total of 652 finalist shots, John Spanton of Trevor Sorbie Artistic Team has been named International Winner in the Behind the Chair #ONESHOT Hair Awards with his already iconic image from his A Study in Black & White collection.

"For a long time, I wanted to shoot a collection with black and white hair, and as we are seeing so much bright colourful hair, the 15-year-old in me felt the need to rebel against that and keep the work really monochromatic. As a colourist, I wanted to work on wefts added into the hair and I only wanted to paint freehand, no taping or masking of the hair, to create the effect so I could keep a realism within the work"

"It’s amazing to have my work recognised internationally, I’m incredibly flattered that the judges chose my image in a category of colourists I really admire. I struggle with new ideas, they don’t fall out my head so easily! I’ve got one idea I’m working on that we will show you at our Salon International show on the 15th October so make sure you’ve got your tickets!" says John.

John will join the award-winning Trevor Sorbie Artistic Team, including Trevor Sorbie himself live on stage at Salon International on October 15th at 10:30am to launch a whole new collection of work. To see more from John, get your Salon Live tickets now!

Blue Tits Pop-Up Salon At Last Ever Secret Garden Party is a Hit With Festival-Goers

Award-winning salon group, Blue Tit, hosted a pop-up salon for the third year running at last month’s Secret Garden Party, (SGP).

Following the success of the last two year’s pop-up boutiques at the event, the London-based hairdressing group, renowned for its trend-led styling, hosted another temporary salon at SGP – the last event of its kind – resulting in the perfect pamper pit-stop for partiers looking to try out one of the looks on the brand’s festival style menu.

An award-winning team of four stylists from its seven salons were on hand over the four-day event to preen more than 100 partiers to perfection, with scalp braiding and 90s glitter buns proving the most popular with the crowds.

Perry Patraszewski, Director, Blue Tit, said: "This year’s Secret Garden Party was a huge success for Blue Tit; there was a super-cool vibe and our stylists looked after more than 100 visitors to our pop-up salon, which was amazing. We often get approached to work on festivals and choose a selection each year, which allows us to offer creative opportunities to those stylists we know will excel in this arena."

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