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Life Through a Lens: An Interview with Michelle Thompson

Michelle Thompson from Francesco Group’s Birmingham Salon & Academy is HJ’s reigning British Afro Hairdresser of the Year, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional. She is known for creating beautiful and wearable hair and here are six of her all-time favourites. Simple but effective “This is an image from my most recent collection – Translucent. It’s one Read More

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What can Winning Newcomer of the Year do for your Career?

Gianluca Caruso from TONI&GUY is the current Newcomer of the Year. Cos Sakkas, international artistic director and head of education for TONI&GUY, won the award 20 years ago back in 1999. He has since gone on to with London Hairdresser of the Year three times, and been nominated for British Hairdresser of the Year twice. Read More

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This is How Tracey Cunningham Juggles it All

Tracey Cunningham is famed for creating the show-stopping Kardashian Kolor that sparks a thousand appointments. But her success wasn’t overnight, it is years of hard work that has led to her aspirational career. Here she tells how she got there. To hear more from Tracey and her infinite colour knowledge head to her upcoming Masterclass  Read More

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Jack Howard Reveals the Art of Balayage

Hair colourist Jack Howard is touring the country in the coming months with his education course ‘Introduction to the 4  Gestures of Balayage.’ Here he explains why he became a hairdresser and has become known as the ‘King of Balayage’. What was your route into hair? I started out as a Saturday boy when I Read More

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Life Through a Lens: Trevor Sorbie’s Most Iconic Images

Trevor Sorbie images have won HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, an impressive four times. He created the iconic wedge haircut while working with Vidal Sassoon and he was the first hairdresser to receive an MBE from the Queen. Here are six of Trevor’s all-time favourite images – would you be able to recognise Read More

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Hairdressing Interview Tips from Three Top Salon Chains

Looking for interview tips? We spoke to three of the UK’s salon chains to discover what future employers are really looking for during an interview. Here’s what they said… Lisa Wheatcroft, people director, Rush Hair & Beauty What three qualities do you look for in a candidate? At Rush we look for individuals who are Read More

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