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Kao: Climate Neutral Operations in UK/Germany

Kao moves further along the path to becoming climate neutral in Europe; it successfully achieves climate neutral operations in both the UK and Germany. Kao, a leading Japanese consumer goods manufacturer and one of the world's largest suppliers of professional salon products including brands like Goldwell and other iconic beauty brands such as John Frieda and Molton Brown, announced that its production and administrative facilities in the UK and Germany will be climate neutral by 2022. Whereas the UK facilities have already achieved this goal for the year 2021, the German operations will follow on January 1st, 2022. For this...

Drying your hair: 10 secrets for doing it right

This important part of your hair routine is often underestimated: drying your own hair. How can you get it right? Luca Piattelli shares 10 absolute secrets. We often dry our hair in a hurry, using the wrong tools and without paying attention to fundamental elements. We tend to underestimate the importance of this step in our hair routine, but drying your hair is fundamental. How can you get it right? Luca Piattelli, hairstylist and fashion designer, owner of a salon and Wella partner in the province of Pistoia, Italy, shares 10 absolute secrets for getting a perfect blow-dry. 1. Preparing hair...

Anna Manukyan joins Ulta Beauty

Ulta Beauty welcomes Anna Manukyan as Senior Director, Education & Creative, overseeing the brand field education for 1,300+ salon locations. Anna Manukyan will hold a new leadership role designed to ensure salon professionals continue to grow stronger together, and fully realize all the beautiful possibilities a career with Ulta Beauty offers. Anna will report directly to Nick Stenson, Senior Vice President of Store & Services Operations.  Effective November 15, Manukyan oversees Ulta Beauty field education for 1,300+ salon locations as well as the creative arm of the organization, which includes: the award-winning Ulta Beauty Pro Team of industry artists and educators from partner brandsUlta Beauty's internal, influential Design...

Home Salons UK: For Home Working Stylists

For any hairdresser who has set up a home salon, finding the support they need can be daunting. Home Salons UK is the go-to hub for any home salon entrepreneur, offering everything from practical hairdressing advice to finance support and bespoke mentoring. The Home Salons UK online community is the brainchild of Kenlee Taylor who has a wealth of experience in the professional hairdressing sector and understands exactly what the hurdles and pitfalls are when it comes to establishing a salon business from your home. Home Salons UK works on a membership basis and offers its members a complete 360° package;...

Wahl Professional introduces New Field Sales Team

Wahl Professional's New Field Sales Team in-depth, in-person education will serve as a catalyst for client success. The beauty industry sales process has changed due to e-commerce, the “Amazon effect” and fewer distributors. Wahl Professional is making things personal again with the creation of their Field Sales Team. “We determined the best strategy for our business was to get closer to our distribution customers and Professional Barbers & Stylists with our own Territory Managers, who are focused on our brand and developing relationships with our customers,” says Anne Marie Kollias, US Director of Sales and Marketing for Wahl Professional. The seven Territory...

2021 Northwest Hairstyling Awards: celebrating excellence and community

On October 17, 2021, founder Lisa Vann hosted the sixth annual Northwest Hairstyling Awards honoring professionals in seven categories and raising thousands of dollars for the local community. Following a two-year pandemic hiatus, the 2021 Northwest Hairstyling Awards finally returned on October 17th to celebrate its sixth edition. For this event, the nominating process included salons in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington. Winners in eight categories took home special awards. Another highlight of the evening was when Gene Juarez celebrated receiving a well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award. Each year, the Northwest Hairstyling Awards have attracted increased...