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James Atkinson: New JOICO Team Member

James Atkinson is the new JOICO European Color Design Team Member. He fell into hairdressing after a career as an international golfer. However, after his first day working in the salon, he knew he had found one of his true passions. After completing his training, James Atkinson worked with one of the largest UK salon groups. There, he honed his skills and developing his knowledge. He very quickly rose through the ranks and started working on shows and presenting educational seminars. Education is such a strong calling for James, who decided this was the path he wanted to take and started...

Color Space Educators Lupe Voss and Luis Gonzalez

Color Space™ was born out of the desire to create scientifically-backed hair color products that help salons thrive. And Color Space Educators Lupe Voss and Luis Gonzalez will teach you how. Color Space™ focuses on innovative hair color. Founders and salon owners Lupe Voss and Ray Civello also recognize the value of education, especially in light of such revolutionary products. As a gifted and passionate educator, Lupe Voss could not but coordinate education for her own Color Space™ brand. She has a reputation for helping countless colorists around the globe to flourish in their career. Her educational philosophy teaches...

Kristi Faulkner: Overcoming Diversity

Kristi Faulkner continues overcoming diversity and embracing multiculturalism also through her global travels as a member of the the Wahl Field and Education Team. Kristi Faulkner is an engaging educator, a multicultural-inspired artist, and salon owner. After 29 years working as a professional, she continues to be an avid enthusiast for the industry. Picking up her favorite pair of Wahl Professional clippers turned out to be life-changing for her. She’s the first to tell you that because of Wahl, she has had the opportunity to do what she loves while traveling the world from her hometown of Clearwater, Florida to...

Back to School Look: The Twisted Flower Technique

Sometimes the greatest ideas are the simplest ones: learn how to recreate the Twisted Flower technique following these simple steps! As Sam Villa, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Sam Villa and Global Artistic Ambassador for Redken says, “Simplicity is today’s brilliance!” His Twisted Flower technique is the perfect accent for back-to-school style…and it’s so easy it can be taught to parents and students alike! See it here – more similar techniques and direction on how to practice can be viewed here. TIP: Using ribbon, cord or rope is a great way to practice dexterity and tension for creating braids, knots, and twists.  No mannequin needed, just affix to a doorknob! Twisted...

Influencers v Educators: Defining the Differences

Influencers v Educators is a challenge between two very important groups; not just the hairdressing industry but in many different sectors too. The importance of social media has completely revolutionised the world of education. We are finding that this has a big part to play when it comes to showcasing professional skills and when influencing younger generations. Owner of Ocean Hairdressing and Guest Artist for Joico Europe, Ijan Davies, answers some intriguing questions on Influencers v Educators: Influencers v Educators: The Influencer Role What is it? An influencer is in front of any information and tows this information along behind them. This, in...

Style Squad 2022: The Hunt is On at ghd!

DEADLINE 1 SEPTEMBER! ghd has launched its highly anticipated hunt for the Style Squad 2022. A selection of the most exciting emerging names in hairdressing will join the team of ghd educators, ambassadors and guest artists on a year-long mentoring programme. As part of the Style Squad 2022, they will participate in key events and honing their styling and presentation skills. The audition process is open to anyone currently training or with under two years hairdressing experience; it is a two-step process, kicking off with a social media entry. To take part, simply: Create a look inspired by the hair...