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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Your Salon’s Holiday Retail Checklist

Hairdressers know the holidays can be one of the most profitable times of the year. Pulling in holiday retail sales dollars can help salons overcome the dreaded January slump. Here’s our list (we’ve checked it twice) of things you need to do before December arrives to make the 2014 holiday season your most successful yet.

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1. Set a goal.

 

Review last year’s sales so you have a benchmark of where you want to be this season (otherwise you’ll have no idea how to gauge your success). Make sure to increase your inventory from a 14-day supply to a 21-day supply to guarantee product availability.

2. Train your staff.

 

They need to have knowledge of the products and be confident selling special retail promotions and packages. Make sure they’re trained, ready and on-board with your strategy (Hint: Get them excited by asking for their input now). This should include front desk staff!

3. Create easy gift packs.

 

Make gift-giving super easy for clients by either using manufacturer gift sets or making your own based on your clientele’s needs. You may need a wider range of products than normal to meet the demands for everyone on your clients’ shopping lists (ex: body care products, men’s grooming stocking stuffers).

4. Don’t forget about gift cards.

 

Gift cards are the perfect way to relieve your client’s present-giving stress and potentially earn new clients. Make sure this gift suggestion is properly advertised around the salon or bundled with other gift ideas.


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5. Set up beautiful displays.

 

Attract walk ins with eye-catching—but religiously neutral—displays that fit with your salon’s branding (Elegant? Edgy? Commercial? Artistic?). Products should be displayed within reach and at eye-level. Ask your team for creative display ideas to get them in the festive spirit.

6.  Promote, promote, promote!

 

Don’t forget about in-salon displays and signage in waiting areas, the front desk, and washrooms. Also, your website and social media streams should have information on gift ideas and product promotions. You may want to organize a fun shopping night event for loyal clients to help push sales too.

Hair News Network 7. Have a plan for leftover holiday retail.

 

If you have leftover holiday packs and products, break them apart or repackage with a small discount in January to make a profit while giving your clients some post-holiday season savings.

 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards 2014: The Winners

 By on November 25, 2014 in British Hairdressing Awards

HJ's British Hairdressing Awards 2014 The Winners - Mark Leeson
Thirty years ago, one hundred hairdressers attended the very first British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional. This week saw more than 1,700 hairdressers come together at the glamorous Grosvenor House hotel to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the hairdressing Oscars, and to celebrate the winners in the nine regional and six specialist categories, as well as the ultimate award, HJ’s 2014 British Hairdresser of the Year.

The evening started with a trip down memory lane with a beautiful retrospective film that highlighted the achievements from the past 30 years.

While HJ’s executive director Jayne Lewis-Orr welcomed everyone to the Great Room, host for the night comedian and TV personality James Corden wowed the crowd with his insider jokes and impressions of the industry.

The night promised to be the most glittering event of the year – and it didn’t disappoint. Following a delicious three-course meal of smoked cheese arancini, fillet of Aberdeen Angus beef and lemon crème brulee the awards were underway. Jamie Stevens, Philip Bell, Bruno Marc Giamettei and Cos Sakkas were both inducted in to the Hall of Fame, for three wins each in the Men’s Hairdresser of the Year, Scottish Hairdresser of the Year, Southern Hairdresser of the Year and London Hairdresser of the Year categories, respectively.

The X Factor’s Union J were mobbed as they sang a medley of their hits including new single, You Got It All and a festive rendition of new track, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.
Before the coveted British Hairdresser of the Year was presented, the nominees – Akin Konizi, Angelo Seminara, Darren Ambrose, Errol Douglas, Gary Hooker and Michael Young, Jamie Stevens, Mark Hayes and Mark Leeson – showcased a spectacular show of beautiful and creative styling.
British Hairdresser of the YearMark Leeson, Mark Leeson Hair, Body & Mind, Mansfield

Finally it was time to announce the 30th British Hairdresser of the Year – with Mark Leeson taking home the title. Mark, with his fourth British nomination, won with his feminine, eye-catching collection in what is his 30th year in hairdressing.

 

HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards 2014

 
Clayde Baumann - 2014 British Colour Technician of the Year Collection

Clayde Baumann – 2014 British Colour Technician of the Year Collection

Clayde Baumann at D&J Ambrose is a finalist for HJ's 2014 Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year. Here we share his collection.

Claire Chell - 2014 British Colour Technician of the Year Collection

Claire Chell – 2014 British Colour Technician of the Year Collection

Claire Chell at the Francesco Group Advanced Academy is a finalist for HJ's 2014 Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year.

Abby Smith - 2014 British Colour Technician of the Year Collection

Abby Smith – 2014 British Colour Technician of the Year Collection

Abby Smith at D&J Ambrose is a finalist for HJ's 2014 Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year. Here we share her collection in full.

Sue Comery and Alice Spencer - 2014 British Colour Technician of the Year Collection

Sue Comery and Alice Spencer – 2014 British Colour Technician of the Year Collection

Sue Comery and Alice Spencer at Zullo and Holland in Nottingham are finalists for HJ's 2014 Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year.

Sam McGee - 2014 British Colour Technician of the Year Collection

Sam McGee – 2014 British Colour Technician of the Year Collection

Sam McGee is a finalist for HJ's 2014 Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year. Here we share her collection in full.

Mark Leeson - 2014 British Colour Technician of the Year Collection

Mark Leeson – 2014 British Colour Technician of the Year Collection

Mark Leeson is a finalist for HJ's 2014 Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year. Here we share his collection in full.

Sophie Chandler - 2014 Newcomer of the Year Finalist Collection

Sophie Chandler – 2014 Newcomer of the Year Finalist Collection

Sophie Chandler at Rush Hair is a finalist for HJ's 2014 Newcomer Hairdresser of the Year. Here we share her collection in full for the first time.


Jake Unger - 2014 Newcomer of the Year Finalist Collection

Jake Unger – 2014 Newcomer of the Year Finalist Collection

Jake Unger at HOB Salons in Camden is a finalist for HJ's 2014 Newcomer Hairdresser of the Year. Here we share his collection in full for the first time.

Kayleigh DeVries - 2014 Newcomer of the Year Finalist Collection

Kayleigh DeVries – 2014 Newcomer of the Year Finalist Collection


Sophie Springett - 2014 Newcomer of the Year Finalist Collection

Sophie Springett – 2014 Newcomer of the Year Finalist Collection

Sophie Springett at TONI&GUY is a finalist for HJ's 2014 Newcomer Hairdresser of the Year. Here we share her collection in full for the first time.

Jamie Benny - 2014 Newcomer of the Year Finalist Collection

Jamie Benny – 2014 Newcomer of the Year Finalist Collection

Jamie Benny at Rush Hair in London is a finalist for HJ's 2014 Newcomer Hairdresser of the Year. Here we share his collection in full for the first time.

Scott Jordan - 2014 Newcomer of the Year Finalist Collection

Scott Jordan – 2014 Newcomer of the Year Finalist Collection

Scott Jordan at TONI&GUY in London is a finalist for HJ's 2014 Newcomer Hairdresser of the Year. Here we share his collection in full for the first time.

Simon Khan - 2014 Men's Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Simon Khan – 2014 Men’s Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Simon Khan from TONI&GUY in Solihull is a finalist for HJ's 2014 Men's Hairdresser of the Year. Here we share his collection in full for the first time.

Donna Mitchell - 2014 Men's Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Donna Mitchell – 2014 Men’s Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Donna Mitchell at Bonce Salons is a finalist for HJ's 2014 Men's Hairdresser of the Year. Here we share his collection in full for the first time.

Rosanne Potter and Mikio Akiawaza - 2014 Men's Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Rosanne Potter and Mikio Akiawaza – 2014 Men’s Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Rosanne Potter and Mikio Akiawaza are finalists for HJ's 2014 Men's Hairdresser of the Year. Here we share his collection in full for the first time.

Martin Crean - 2014 Men's Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Martin Crean – 2014 Men’s Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Martin Crean at Mode in Chipping Campden is a finalist for HJ's 2014 Men's Hairdresser of the Year. Here we share his collection in full for the first time.

Jamie Stevens - 2014 Men's Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Jamie Stevens – 2014 Men’s Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection


Darren Webster - 2014 Men's Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Darren Webster – 2014 Men’s Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Darren Webster at Webster Whiteman is a finalist for HJ's 2014 Men's Hairdresser of the Year. Here we share his collection in full for the first time.

Indira Schauwecker - 2014 Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Indira Schauwecker – 2014 Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Indira Schauwecker from TONI&GUY is a finalist for HJ's 2014 Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year. Here we share her collection in full for the first time.

Karen Brown - 2014 Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Karen Brown – 2014 Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Karen Brown from Hair by JFK is a finalist for HJ's 2014 Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year. Here we share her collection in full for the first time.

Chie Sato - 2014 Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Chie Sato – 2014 Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Chie Sato from TONI&GUY is a finalist for HJ's 2014 Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year. Here we share her collection in full for the first time.

Robert Masciave - 2014 Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Robert Masciave – 2014 Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Robert Masciave from Metropolis is a finalist for HJ's 2014 Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year. Here we share his collection in full for the first time.

Lucie Monbillard - 2014 Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Lucie Monbillard – 2014 Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Lucie Monbillard from seanhanna is a finalist for HJ's 2014 Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year. Here we share her collection in full for the first time.

Skyler McDonald - 2014 Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Skyler McDonald – 2014 Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year Finalist Collection

Skyler McDonald from seanhanna is a finalist for HJ's 2014 Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year. Here we share her collection in full for the first time.

Michelle Griffin - 2014 Artistic Team of the Year Finalist Collection

Michelle Griffin – 2014 Artistic Team of the Year Finalist Collection

The Michelle Griffin team from Birmingham are finalists for HJ's 2014 Artistic Team of the Year. Here we share their collection in full for the first time.

Shane Bennett Salon - 2014 Artistic Team of the Year Finalist Collection

Shane Bennett Salon – 2014 Artistic Team of the Year Finalist Collection

The Shane Bennett Salon team are finalists for HJ's 2014 Artistic Team of the Year. Here we share their collection in full for the first time.

Rush Hair Croydon - 2014 Artistic Team of the Year Finalist Collection

Rush Hair Croydon – 2014 Artistic Team of the Year Finalist Collection

The Rush Hair Croydon team are finalists for HJ's 2014 Artistic Team of the Year. Here we share their collection in full for the first time.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Peter Millard Salon Accurate Color Lighting


                                                                                                                                                                                

Why Choose

Peter Millard Salon LightingTM?

  • The biggest challenge colorists face, when trying to achieve great color results, is bad lighting.
  • With this technology, you will get amazingly clear, clean light. It will show you precisely the complex colors of the hair you are working on and the color you are applying.
  • You will see accurate color rendition, making it possible to consistently deliver better results for your clients.
  • If you are a salon professional, these lights are an essential and affordable tool, which enables you to work properly.
  • Best of all, they are completely affordable and come with a 3-year warranty, with hassle-free customer service just a phone call away.

 



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     Complete Fixtures                          LED Bulbs Only

 

  • The biggest challenge colorists face, when trying to achieve great color results, is bad lighting.
  • With this technology, you will get amazingly clear, clean light. It will show you precisely the complex colors of the hair you are working on and the color you are applying.
  • You will see accurate color rendition, making it possible to consistently deliver better results for your clients.
  • If you are a salon professional, these lights are an essential and affordable tool, which enables you to work properly.
  • Best of all, they are completely affordable and come with a 3-year warranty, with hassle-free customer service just a phone call away.
Testimonials

“Once you experience Peter Millard’s color accurate lighting you will think twice before asking an electrician or a contactor to specify your lights.  Peter knows about color and they don’t.  It’s just that simple.”

-Sam Villa, Three-time Winner of Stylist Choice Awards’ Platform Artist and Educator of the Year.

 
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“I am a HUGE fan of the Peter Millard salon lighting. It showcases perfectly L’Oreal Professionnel’s true to tone color. I will never have to bring a client out into the sunshine to show them their color again!“

– Jessica Todd, Owner, Jessica Todd Salon.

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"We installed Peter Millard's lighting during our renovation with some apprehension because of the initial cost, but became true believers when we saw how this lighting had made the salon brighter, livelier and true to its purpose.

 As for the stylists, they see truer color from their clients. At the shampoo bar there are no more shadows and we can see the actual color as we are rinsing in the sink. No more, "Let's take the mirror outside," when we want our clients to see the results of their hair color service. When clients comment on how good they look when sitting at the station, it's a testament to how fabulous the lighting
really is.

New England winters are long and most often grey, but when I enter the salon in the morning on a typical day, it’s like the sun is shining. Thank you Peter for introducing us to this fantastic lighting. It’s an indispensable tool for our work as colorists."

- Alfredo Lamparelli, Owner, Salon Bogar.

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What exactly do you get with Peter Millard Salon Lighting?


Color-accurate lighting, endorsed by some of Redken and Pureology’s top colorists and stylists!

You will get amazingly clear, clean light, which will show you the complex colors of the hair you are working on—as well as the color you are applying— with greater detail than ever before. You will get clarity with bright beautiful light that is free of glare. Your eyes will be less tired than ever before and you will reduce the tension and fatigue associated with eye strain caused by poor lighting.

Right now, most colorists and stylists are working under a type of light that was never intended for use in color-sensitive environments such as salons. Fluorescent, incandescent, or halogen technologies all lack the color accuracy salon professionals need to consistently deliver professional-grade results.

With Peter Millard Salon Lighting, you will be working under LED lighting that feels cool and comfortable for you and your clients. LED lighting uses diodes, and the exact measurement of the color temperature of the diodes creates the tone of the light itself.


Reduce color re-do's and dissatisfied clients.


Not only will you SEE better color, you will be able to consistently deliver better results. Your clients be able to see the results you are delivering clearly and in true light. As Adam Browne, a Redken main stage performing artist from London put it, “Literally, see your color the way it was intended to be seen. Luminous, lustrous, real.“


Why is it Color Accurate?


Eight colorists from L’Oreal, working in the Redken Exchange on clients’ hair, have analyzed the color to arrive at a consensus of what they consider “clear, true light”. This lighting is not the result of one colorist’s opinion. It is the result of eight of the top professionals working in the industry today. And none of them have received payment to participate or to endorse the lighting. Not one.

The Result of the Testing?


Read the comments of the Colorists and Designers themselves and of Salon Owners. The most remarkable endorsement of all – at the end of the tests - The Redken Exchange actually bought the lighting and installed it over all of the work stations and shampoo bowls in the Redken Exchange on Fifth Avenue in New York.—a true testament to the importance and value of Color Accurate Lighting.

Green Eco-friendly lighting to help Save the Planet.


Because LED lighting uses approximately 20% of the power of incandescent lighting, you will be reducing electrical use by nearly 80% at the workstations. You will also lower the heating level by up to 80%, which reduces the use of air-conditioning. Cutting your electric bills significantly. In fact, the savings in electricity will pay for the bulbs in 2 years.


Warranted for Three Years


Peter Millard Salon Lighting bulbs are guaranteed to last a minimum of three years, or we replace the bulb at no charge! Just return it with proof of date of purchase. Even better than that, the average life of the bulb is normally five to seven years. Just imagine not changing bulbs for 5 years!
Testimonials

“Once you experience Peter Millard’s color accurate lighting you will think twice before asking an electrician or a contractor to specify your lights.  Peter knows about color and they don’t.  It’s just that simple.”

-Sam Villa, Three-time Winner of Stylist Choice Awards’ Platform Artist and Educator of the Year.


For a FREE Salon

Lighting Consultation

Call: 888.960.7675

 

Hair News Network

Saturday, November 8, 2014

If you’re ready to gain industry recognition and prestige, be sure to enter NAHA 2015!




Creating your NAHA entry will not only strengthen your skills and boost your portfolio, it will push you to reach beyond your creative boundaries so you can stand out from your peers and take home the coveted NAHA trophy.

2015 ENTRY PROCESS NOW OPEN – SUBMIT ENTRIES HERE


NAHA Web Series

An Insider's Guide to NAHA


Whether you are a NAHA veteran or new to the competition, be sure to watch the 3-Part Web Series, An Insider’s Guide to NAHA, on-demand any time. Learn how entering NAHA can excel your career, get inside tips from NAHA judges on what they are looking for and get to know some past NAHA winners as they guide you through the NAHA experience from planning to presentation.

Learn more.

 


As the preeminent photographic beauty competition in North America, the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) celebrates the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry.
This year’s 25th Anniversary Celebration included a specialty opportunity drawing for a chance to win a 2014 Fiat 500A, courtesy of J Beverly Hills, with proceeds benefiting the PBA Disaster Relief Fund. Plus, high-energy, artistic presentations by Aveda, jcp salons, Redken and Allen Ruiz, recipient of the 2013 NAHA Hairstylist of the Year award, electrified the audience.


As the top achievement for professional hairstylists and makeup artists, past and present NAHA entrants, finalists and winners continue to push the boundaries of trend-setting style. NAHA 2014?s top honor, Hairstylist of the Year, was presented to Alain Pereque from Saco Salon Drummond in Montreal, Quebec. This is Pereque’s first NAHA Hairstylist of the Year honor. He also won Contemporary Classic in 2010 and was the Master Hairstylist of the Year in 2008.

After the ceremony finalists, winners, and attendees celebrated the success and excitement of the night with an open bar courtesy of PBA at the official NAHA After Party. With 3,000 attendees and thousands more watching the live broadcast by Modern Salon, NAHA 2014 was the pinnacle of PBA Beauty Week.



The History of NAHA


Since its humble beginnings in 1989, NAHA finalists and industry elite have brought this iconic photographic beauty competition to new heights year after year. NAHA continues to recognize the beauty industry’s most talented artists and advance the careers of stylists around the world.

NAHA LOOK BOOK!
View a collection of NAHA images from the industry's most talented artists from the past 25 years. Own your own copy of the Limited Edition NAHA Look Book!
PRICES:
$7.99 (digital)
$39.99 (print)

2015 Event Details


Join the Professional Beauty Association for a night of celebrating the industry’s leading talent. The star-studded awards ceremony will feature artistic presentations from the biggest brands and names in the industry, special celebrity guests, the hottest trends on the runway and endless amounts of inspiration!
Save the date for our 2015 celebration When: July 12, 2015
Where: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino | Las Vegas, Nevada

Ticket sales open spring 2015. Check back for details!


On social media? Get the latest scoop on everything NAHA using #NAHA201


NAHA is part of PBA Beauty Week, North America's largest, most inclusive beauty event, offering unlimited networking, education, and professional growth opportunities to all sectors of the beauty industry. PBA Beauty Week is produced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and hosted by Cosmoprof North America.



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