Let’s Hydrate our Hair for Autumn

JOANA NEVES from ALTERNA EUROPE shares her top 5 for the cooler season The cold weather during the autumn/winter months can cause our clients hair to become dry and brittle whilst also lacking lustre. With that in mind, the most important thing we as stylists can recommend to our clients during the autumn/winter months, aside …

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NEW Soothing Miceller Shampoo

Micellar cleansers have long been a life-saver for beauty mavens, and now it’s time to say hello to innovation with the new MONAT® Soothing Micellar Shampoo. Permeated with tiny micelles, this fragrance-free shampoo transforms into an airy lather that gently lifts and removes impurities from delicate tresses without stripping the hair of moisture or essential …

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SimplyHair unveils “Instagrammable” salon essentials

SimplyHair, leading salon supplies wholesaler, launches a new range of hairdressing tools and accessories designed to make salons picture perfect.

The new collection offers everyday salon essentials, including brushes, tint bowls and foils, in a variety of colours and designs. It gives salon owners and mobile stylists the opportunity to match their styling tools to their salon interior design, enhancing client experience and strengthening their brand.

Hairdresser Launches Stylist Directory Platform

A hairdresser from the North East has launched the UK’s first social platform dedicated to stylists and salons: Stylebook Directory. This site allows professionals at all stages of their career to showcase their work and connect with ideal clients in their local area. Best of all, for a limited time, it’s free for hairdressers and salons to join.

Men’s Grooming – Gift Idea

Whether you like his new lockdown beard or prefer him clean shaven, help Dad look his best this Father’s Day Like women across the land embracing their natural hair during lockdown, many men spending more time at home have seen this as the perfect opportunity to test out some facial hair and grow that beard. …

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New App Designed to help Tackle Musculoskeletal Disorders

Hairdressing is one of the industries most affected by the condition, with standing for long periods of time, repetitive gestures and bad posture while blow drying and shampooing, blamed for a host of medical conditions such as severe back and neck pain and carpal tunnel syndrome affecting the hands and wrists.

Musculoskeletal disorders or MSDs can arise from repeated repetitive strain or movement or awkward posture. Hairdressing is one of the industries heavily affected by the condition and it’s hoped the new app and a campaign targeting hairdressers will help the industry prevent and fight the disorder

Hairdressers across the UK are being targeted in a campaign aimed to prevent the onset of Musculoskeletal Disorders in workers.

Hairdressing is one of the industries most affected by the condition, with standing for long periods of time, repetitive gestures and bad posture while blow drying and shampooing, blamed for a host of medical conditions such as severe back and neck pain and carpal tunnel syndrome affecting the hands and wrists. In the US alone it is estimated that twenty billion dollars is lost due to absenteeism and financial compensation.

As the worldwide industry leader, L’Oréal Professionnel have been working with the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health to help the world’s 7 million hairdressers prevent and fight  Musculoskeletal Disorders, which account for 75% of the profession’s health issues.

The announcement was made at the largest European gathering of hair industry elite for the brand, attended by 2,200 hairdressers from over 50 countries, with the aim of raising the standard and working conditions of the global hairdressing Industry.

Beyond the significant financial implications, research suggests musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) can lead to hair stylists having to retire up to a decade early.

The programme, L’Oréal Professionnel With You Against MSDs, aims to train hairdressers and provide them with a 15-minute daily exercise regimen to prevent and fight the disease in the workplace. It was developed in partnership with the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health, an international network of 1000 professionals including scientists, physicians and osteopaths across 100 countries.  Since its launch in 2015, over 100 000 hairdressers have been trained.

Also developed in partnership with the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health, the new free to access app, “15 Coach” announced at the event, hopes to reach all 7 million hairstylists worldwide, in addition to their commitment to train all 1,000,000 L’Oréal Professionnel partners by 2018.