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30 03, 2015

Second place for my avant-garde hair-up!

2015-07-10T06:54:28+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Articles|0 Comments

T his past week was the dreaded (sort of) week of the annual hair show in aid of Macmillan Cancer support. I entered it last year and was brutally introduced to the crazy world of backstage styling. Stressed people everywhere, 10 hours of carnage for 5 minutes on a stage. Very much a lot of [...]

15 12, 2014

Free hairstyle design templates

2015-07-10T18:57:21+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Articles, Features|0 Comments

When I started designing hairstyles out onto paper, I scoured the web looking for decent design templates to scribble all over. I eventually gave up and drew my own, so I've uploaded a printable PDF here for you to download and get designing hairstyles onto. I hope they come in handy for you, they're quite [...]

26 08, 2014

Back to school – What to expect at hair school

2015-07-10T18:58:11+00:00 August 26th, 2014|Articles, Features|0 Comments

S ummer is fading and the nights are rolling in, September is approaching and that means new terms will be beginning in colleges with a fresh batch of hair school students. Whether you're returning for advanced tuition or starting completely fresh, it's time to get excited about this new chapter. So what should you be [...]

24 08, 2014

Parlux 385 Powerlight – Review

2015-07-10T07:01:15+00:00 August 24th, 2014|Reviews|2 Comments

P arlux have long been making hairdryers which seem to snag awards at will. Over the past six or so years, they've had numerous models take awards for best buys and product awards. They currently have nine models on the market and they all boast beautiful design and a long list of fancy features, owing [...]

23 08, 2014

Salon & client book IOS apps – Round up

2015-07-10T19:00:03+00:00 August 23rd, 2014|Articles, Features, Reviews|0 Comments

I t's 2014 and the age of having just about anything you can think of tucked safely in your pocket at all times, from books to music, portfolios, dictionaries and more selfies than a celebs twitter. We're stuffing more and more of our lives into our phones and as it follows, apps to convert your [...]

22 08, 2014

My first competition win and published image in Hairdressers Journal

2015-07-10T07:05:22+00:00 August 22nd, 2014|Articles|0 Comments

S o, earlier in the year, I created this style for a tribal themed show. I entered it into a Hairdressers journal international competition for creative styling and somehow.. I won?! I was pretty surprised, especially given that it was not an image from a professional shoot, I mean, literally, I took this photo in [...]

2 08, 2014

30 years of the BHA – anniversary book

2015-07-10T18:59:13+00:00 August 2nd, 2014|Articles, News|0 Comments

H airdressers Journal international have announced that they will be producing a souvenir coffee table book celebrating the 30th anniversery of the British Hairdressing Awards, available at the end of September. British hairdressers have constantly pushed the boundaries and created inspiring images – from the Flame and Wedge by Trevor Sorbie to the Five Point [...]

31 07, 2014

YS Park combs – overview/review

2015-07-10T07:09:46+00:00 July 31st, 2014|Reviews|0 Comments

I first became aware of YS Park combs as a hairdressing student. I'd spent my first day of college reluctantly tearing out clumps of my blocks hair with a raggy throwaway comb, becoming more and more frustrated and wondering if I might not have made the biggest mistake of my life with this increasingly [...]

29 07, 2014

Joewell Supreme Cobalt Sword Review

2015-07-10T07:11:17+00:00 July 29th, 2014|Reviews|0 Comments

J oewell scissors have been a staple in British hairdressing for decades. Sometimes it can be difficult to get recommendations on any other brand of scissors around these parts, people will often abruptly say "Get some Joewells" before you've even finished your sentence. I think that says a lot about a companies past offerings, so [...]