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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...

Leeza Gibbons: caring for caregivers

Emmy-winning journalist, speaker, and author Leeza Gibbons talks with Winn Claybaugh about caring for caregivers by founding Leeza's Care Connection. As a TV journalist, speaker, and author, Leeza Gibbons realizes she has succeeded in living the life of her dreams. She loves telling the stories of people’s lives as her career attests. Ironically, her biggest story happened when her mother got Alzheimer’s disease, like her mother before her. “By watching these important women show up with such grace and dignity as they battled the thief of memories,” Leeza says, “I learned that there is great power in facing our...

Charitable Status for Our Charity in Scotland

Hair & Beauty Charity is delighted to announce its registered charitable status in Scotland, alongside it’s already registered status in England & Wales.  The charity has passed the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) charity test for charitable status and also received the Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) charity number SC051293. The Scottish Charity Regulator will regulate the Charity to ensure that it always does what is best for the charity; also ensuring it follows its governing document, acts with care and diligence, and meets the charity’s legal responsible. Hair & Beauty Charity offer financial assistance to hairdressers, barbers and also...

In the Hot Seat: ghd Launches YouTube Series

ghd has launched its first ever YouTube series, In the Hot Seat; hosted by celebrity make-up artist and ghd ambassador, Lisa Potter Dixon. The new ghd series, In the Hot Seat, will see some of the UK’s biggest names join Lisa to discuss hair, beauty and lifestyle in a candid 15-minute interview. Expect hair challenges, quick-fire questions and exciting beauty tips from Lisa and her surprise celebrity guest Every. Single. Month. “I am so excited to be hosting In the Hot Seat with ghd - it is a brand I have grown up with and loved since I was a...

Overseas Recruitment: A Licence to Employ

Keith Mellen of Anne Veck Oxford has been investigating the scope of overseas recruitment and employment; along with many salon owners, this area has been a key ingredient to deepen recruitment opportunities in the UK. Keith has discovered that the common understanding that hairdressing is not on the Home Office list of skilled workers is, in fact, a mistake. On behalf of Anne Veck Oxford, Keith has successfully made an application for a Sponsor’s License-Skilled Worker. He is now in receipt of a license. This allows for overseas recruitment from the EU or anywhere internationally, for a period...

Annual Raffle for the Hair and Beauty Charity!

For just £1 per ticket, you could win an incredible prize in the Hair and Beauty Charity's annual raffle! All sales from raffle tickets go towards helping the charity's hair, beauty, and barbering beneficiaries. Over the past months, the Hair and Beauty Charity has helped more beneficiaries than ever before in the charity’s history. Yet this was during a period where traditional fundraising events were all postponed due to the pandemic. The annual raffle is the next step towards continuing its incredible support of our industry. The Hair & Beauty Charity is excited to launch its annual raffle. This will...