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Salon Cleaning Checklist

Salon Cleaning Checklist

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With preparation for post-lockdown re-opening hitting fever pitch, here's our handy check list of resources to help keep you and your clients safe once you're back at work.

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Barbicide v. Coronavirus COVID-19

Barbicide v. Coronavirus COVID-19

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Some reassurance from the makers of the UK's best-selling salon hygiene system.

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Vegan: More Than Just a Fad

Vegan: More Than Just a Fad

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With more and more people turning to a vegan lifestyle maybe it's time to introduce a vegan hair care range into your salon?

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Cleaning & Oiling Clipper Blades with Wahl

Cleaning & Oiling Clipper Blades with Wahl

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Top clipper brand Wahl provide expert guidance to keep your clipper blades running smoothly and lasting longer.

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The Hottest Celeb Hair Trends Right Now - Autumn Edition

The Hottest Celeb Hair Trends Right Now - Autumn Edition

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We've taken a look round at some of the hair styles being worn by celebs this autumn as a bit of a guide as to what styles your clients may be asking for in the run up to the party season.

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5 Ways For Hair Salons To Go the Extra Mile In Customer Entertainment

5 Ways For Hair Salons To Go the Extra Mile In Customer Entertainment

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A visit to the local hairdressing salon or barber shop used to mean coffee or tea and a magazine, getting your hair done was seen as just another thing on the To Do list. Today however, getting your hair cut, coloured, or styled is seen as an essential self-care ritual, a chance to escape the stresses of day-to-day life and be pampered for an hour or two.

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10 Make-Up Tips for a Natural Summer Look

10 Make-Up Tips for a Natural Summer Look

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When it comes to summer we're all about exploring natural beauty and having a fresh face, letting our skin breathe in some of the summer weather. Here are some of our top tips on achieving a natural summer make-up look.

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Twiggy With A Twist Tutorial

Twiggy With A Twist Tutorial

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We're all familiar with the famous "Twiggy eye" (see our post on Paris Fashion Week if you're not). We're also all familiar with what a "smokey eye" is. But have you ever considered putting the two together to create your very own Twiggy eye with a twist? Well, now's your chance!

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10 Inspiring Hair & Beauty Trends from Paris Fashion Week

10 Inspiring Hair & Beauty Trends from Paris Fashion Week

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Seeking inspiration? Then look no further. In the 2nd of an occasional series of posts, we've pulled together 10 of our favourite hair and beauty trends on show at Paris Fashion Week AW14 to give you a great source of ideas for new looks and directions.

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Fishtail Plait Tutorial

Fishtail Plait Tutorial

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The classic fishtail plait is one of the prettiest plaits around and looks a lot more complex to create than it actually is. If you've never attempted one before, here's a simple DIY tutorial that'll work for either you or your clients.

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Interview: Magda Issmer @ Studio Mag

Interview: Magda Issmer @ Studio Mag

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We talk to Studio Mag hair salon founder Magda Issmer about current hair trends in East London, letting your hair rest and her life as an international hair stylist!

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Interview: Kelly White, Founder @ KMA Hair

Interview: Kelly White, Founder @ KMA Hair

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We talk to KMA Hair salon founder Kelly White about her inspirations, top hair trends and how to keep hair looking salon-beautiful.

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5-Step Plan for a Perfect (Fake) Tan

5-Step Plan for a Perfect (Fake) Tan

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We know the tanning professionals amongst you already know this, but for those of you more focussed on hair, nails, lashes and all the other gorgeous things that our customers do for their customers, here's a handy guide to getting your skin to the perfect bronzed hue for a big night out or indeed any occasion.

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7 Hair Trends Spotted at London Fashion Week

7 Hair Trends Spotted at London Fashion Week

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We all know London Fashion Week isn't just about the fashion. Twice a year, we get treated to cool, colorful and sometimes zany new hair and beauty trends, some considerably more wearable than others—but plenty of the hairstyles this season are low-maintenance and totally ready to wear. So, we've pulled a few trends that were hot on the catwalk this spring for your perusal. Simply read, practise, then style:

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Relaxed Plait Tutorial

Relaxed Plait Tutorial

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Messed-up pony plaits were all the rage at London Fashion Week AW14. Plaits are the perfect recipe for a carefree, ready-to-wear look. We witnessed everything from "elegantly feral" woven plaits at Kinder Aggugini to woven rope braids at Jean-Pierre Bragazna.

Image source: http://instagram.com/caradelevingne

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Essential Spring/Summer Manicures

Essential Spring/Summer Manicures

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Spring is fast approaching and here at CB Towers we've already started planning our nail designs for all the exciting spring and summer activities ahead. From weddings to holidays, there's an abundance of fresh and trendy nail styles to suit all occasions this season: pretty pastels, funky nail art and crazy colour combos are just a few fresh nail trends to feature on this season's catwalks. To re-create these styles, stock up on nail polish, tools, nail art and all other essential salon equipment here.

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Pretty Up-Dos To Try This Spring

Pretty Up-Dos To Try This Spring

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New season equals fresh new hairstyles and the classic up-do in particular has undertaken a rebellious makeover for spring. Messy up-dos, boho braids and edgy ponytails all bounced their way down the SS14 catwalks and are key hair looks for this season. These classic hairstyles, with a brand new fun and flirty twist, are cool ideas to style hair for summer festivities such as holidays and weddings. Explore the brand new hair trends for this season here.

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Hairstyles That Defined 2013

Hairstyles That Defined 2013

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As the year comes to a close we look back at the hairstyles that defined 2013. Here's our take on the statement hairstyles that defined a year.

What's your favourite look from 2013?

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Festive Nails

Festive Nails

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The festive period is a time to dress up and get sparkly and, when it comes to styling, you know that both your and your clients' nails will form a big focal point at this time of year. In fact the party season is the perfect time for a bit of creative nail art to add glitter, jewels and sparkle for nails that really make a statement. Here's our essential guide on how to decorate nails for any dressy occasion.

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Maintaining Hair Clippers and Trimmers

Maintaining Hair Clippers and Trimmers

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Clippers and trimmers are designed to work hard in any busy salon or barber shop, we expect them to perform day after day and they will, providing they are maintained well enough. Here at CoolBlades, the vast majority of the faults we find when we service the damaged hair clippers sent to us for repair are due to poor maintenance, with lack of oil and poor cleaning being the biggest culprits. In this post we offer some tips on how to keep your clippers in good condition that will keep them cutting well for longer

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How To Set Up Shop

How To Set Up Shop

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One of the main topics of chat amongst students, recently qualified hair stylists and even mobile hair stylists is how to make the transition into owning their own hair salon. If that sounds like you, then read on below for our short guide on how to set up shop and make a success of it.

Picture: Dublin Hair Salon courtesy of Planet Stencil Library: February 2009

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Hairstyles For 2014

Hairstyles For 2014

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2013 started a revolution with hairstyles becoming increasingly androgynous and trends adaptive for men and woman. Just think of the Rockabilly, an undercut that was rocked by both men, women and celebs such a Rihanna. The goods news is that 2014 will continue to lead the way for the borrowed boyfriend look so get ready to share hair-gel, scissors and even hair colour.

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A/W Hair Trend Report: The Iconic Bob Returns

A/W Hair Trend Report: The Iconic Bob Returns

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Sharpen up your professional hairdressing scissors as The Bob takes centre stage this A/W. Expect more customers to be requesting their hair to be lopped off into this season's key hair style and start swotting up on the new popular bob styles.

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Nail Trends For Autumn Winter 13

Nail Trends For Autumn Winter 13

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Offering a nail service is essential for hairdressing and beauty salons. When clients visit for a new season hairstyle or to have their makeup done for a special event, why not suggest a matching nail trend to complement their new look? Beauty alongside fashion changes each season and there are some gorgeous and adventurous nail trends to sport this Autumn Winter.

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