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How to Keep Your Salon Chairs in Top Condition

How to Keep Your Salon Chairs in Top Condition

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Salon furniture is one huge chunk of a salon budget and really takes a beating, so do what you can to lengthen the life of your much-loved chairs and follow these tips.

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Three Ways to Tackle a Negative Review

Three Ways to Tackle a Negative Review

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Online reviews are so powerful! We all read them and everybody clicks on the 4-plus-star business on Google first, so protecting your hard earned online rep is essential. You've spent years putting in the leg work to deliver first class service and encourage those happy clients to leave glowing reviews and then it happens—a 1-star review to drag down your average. Here are three tips on how to handle it.

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Easy Wins with Salon Retail

Easy Wins with Salon Retail

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Let's face it, no-one wants to be sold to and none of your staff like to sell! Salon retail feels like an unpleasant chore, so here's our advice—just don't do it! Reframing your approach to salon retail will turn a struggle into an opportunity to extend your amazing service to your valued customers.

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Free Yourself from Fatigue!

Free Yourself from Fatigue!

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Those dreary months before Spring can be the final straw when it comes to fighting fatigue, so be proactive about your wellbeing at work. Hairdressing is hard on your joints, back and neck as well as tough on your muscles and your mental health. RSI, pain and the strains of being a listening ear for your customers can be eroding. Here are our top tips on protecting yourself long term:

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How to Choose the Right Scissors

How to Choose the Right Scissors

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Scissor choice can be baffling and getting it wrong can affect your bank balance AND your health, so it's important to gen up before you buy. Consider comfort, purpose, quality and price as the four main pillars of scissor choice.

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The 5 Best Ways to Manage your Stock

The 5 Best Ways to Manage your Stock

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All those salon consumables and all that expensive equipment can be hard to track. Finding tried and tested ways of controlling your stock levels and optimising returns is a quick cash flow win. Here are our top 5 best ways to manage your stock.

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More vegan and cruelty-free product choice than ever!

More vegan and cruelty-free product choice than ever!

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The cruelty-free and vegan hair and beauty category is exploding and it's high time too!

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5 Ways to Make Your Salon Life Easier

5 Ways to Make Your Salon Life Easier

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As the Christmas season hots up, take a moment to find ways to make your salon life easier, leaving at least a little spare time and energy for yourself! Here are our five top tips:

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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.

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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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