28 January 2023

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Keune UK Flagship Salon & Academy

Keune UK has opened the doors to The House of Keune by Bloom, its flagship salon and training academy in Central London, marking a significant milestone in Keune Haircosmetics’ history during its centenary year. The 5,700 square foot, state-of-the-art building features a 29 seat salon and training academy. There is also Comptoir Gourmand coffee shop and bakery, and is home to the Keune UK headquarters. Bloom Lifestyle takes on the salon operation, run by salon group owner Sheona Forrest who welcomes a brand new team including creative director, JR Slane. Official launch event At the official launch event on 17th October, Keune...

Salon Design: the importance of lighting

Lighting is one of the most important features of any room, especially a salon. Learn 5 essential tips to plan a great light strategy! Salon lighting is an essential tool in achieving proper color calibration and precision, yet it is also a crucial element for creating ambiance and a vibe in a salon that guests connect with. “The combination of overhead lighting and backlit mirrors in our salon allows for both stylists and guests to view the true definition and tone of color.  Everyone is on the same page and expectations can be met promptly,” explains Hannah Longest, Managing Partner Salon Jaylee...

Takara Belmont: global success against all odds

In 1921 in Japan, an ambitious young man with a vision acquired a foundry. This was the birth of Takara Belmont. The rest is history! Takara Belmont, over the past one hundred years, has become a global success against all odds. Indeed, in the early twentieth century, in Japan, a teenager named Hidenobu Yoshikawa became an apprenticeship in a foundry. The art of casting appealed to him immediately. “You can freely make any shape you want," he realized. More importantly, he decided, "I think I can do this myself!". So in 1921, Hidenobu acquired a foundry that was in financial...

Takara Belmont: celebrating a century of excellence

Takara Belmont celebrated a century of excellence on October 5, 2021, and will continue with festivities throughout 2022. Indeed, this Japanese company strives to evolve proprietary knowledge and technology and, together with beauty and health experts, is proud to continue pushing the benchmarks of quality in salon, spa, dental and medical outfitting. Takara Belmont celebrated its 100th anniversary on October 5, 2021. This milestone marked a century of excellence in the evolution of salon and spa furnishing. Few probably would have predicted such an achievement for a company that started out as a simple foundry near Osaka. Yet, just ten...

BLACC+BLOND Showcases Inspirational Interior

Anil Salhan has always had a passion for interior design. In 2018, he opened the first BLACC+BLOND curating his own minimalist studio; the focus was firmly place on lifestyle. Not only was he cutting hair on his own terms, but he used the space for creative events. He also gave local artists a platform to showcase their work. He was selling clothes on consignment and started raising money and awareness for men’s mental health. The goal with the initial studio was to deconstruct the concept of what a hair space could be. The reception was amazing and couldn’t have been...

Bliss Hair Therapy: Sustainable Influenced Refurb

With a passion for hairdressing, customer service and sustainability, Bliss Hair Therapy announces their reopening, following a refurbishment, inspired by the ethical and sustainable standards witnessed around the world. Bliss Hair Therapy located on Red Lion Road, Alvechurch, undertook a refurbishment during Christmas and the New Year. This was to give the salon a new look and feel, matching the brand ethos of being sustainable and eco friendly. Over the past 14 years, the salon and it’s team have gone to every effort to work on their sustainable journey, partnering with similar brands and companies who also share their beliefs. Having...