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The Wolf by Kate Drury: Get the Look

Without doubt, The Shag has been this summer’s styling hit. But it’s wilder sister, The Wolf, is starting to dominate the headlines and take over TikTok with its flattering layers, dimensional texture and eye-skimming fringe. “The Shag has been popular with clients for a few months, but recently they have been asking for more texture through the layers, a heavier fringe and a more dishevelled, sexier finish,” says Kate Drury from MODE Hair, Chipping Campden and the 2020 Newcomer of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards. "Bring on The Wolf!" The Wolf is a cooler version of the Shag, incorporating...

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...

A Sensitive Subject: Talking Client Hair Loss

In line with National Hair Loss Awareness month this month, Thomas Hills, Director, TH1 Hair, looks at how to broach a sensitive subject: salon clients with hair loss. "Hair loss and thinning hair can be a sensitive subject to say the very least," Says Thomas Hills of TH1 Hair in Oxted. "It's one which clients are often reluctant to discuss with their hairstylist. As a stylist, you might feel nervous to bring up. Whatever the cause of balding, partial or full hair loss, or thinning hair in a client, it’s an important subject that shouldn’t be ignored. There are now...

Men’s facial shapes: Barberino’s guide to enhance every face

Men's facial shapes and looks. Here are Barberino's suggestions to enhance the features of every man’s facial shape and avoid styling errors. It is wrong to think that it is easier to select a hair cut or beard style for a man. Indeed, like women's looks, all shapes of men’s faces have very different characteristics and the wrong cut is enough to ruin its harmony. “Knowing how to recognize your own facial shape is a very important step to understanding how to enhance your face and its features by exploiting the cut of the beard and hair,” explains Simone Forini...

Braided Chic: Forever On Trend, Every Season!

"Braids are a trend that will never go out of fashion,” says Sabrina Dijkman, Alterna Europe Ambassador.  “No matter what the season, whether it’s the summer time when everyone loves some braided chic." It’s an easy hairstyle to get their hair off their face in the warmer weather; or in winter, when clients are looking for hairstyles that will keep frizz and flyaways at bay. Of course they also want their hair protected from the hash cold weather," she continues. "However, now is the time to experiment with our braids; to incorporate them into different hair looks such...

Creating Volume at the Crown: some pro tips

Creating volume at the crown makes any customized cut look btter, and Jorge Perez, Sam Villa Ambassador, has a technique that’s bold, but it works…and it spices things up for guests. Creating volume at the crown is one of the things that make hybrid cuts so attractive. But pretty much any cut benefits from movement and a little height on top. Jorge Perez, Sam Villa Ambassador @jorgedoeshair, offers some bold tips and tricks that work… and can even spice things up for guests. “It’s fun to see guests’ faces when you make that cut, it’s dramatic, but you’ll see when you...