News added 14/09/17: We’re hearing great things about L’Oréal Professionnel’s new education concept in the form of a series of Sunday Sessions. Combining career building advice and hands-on workshops, they aim for a relaxed weekend vibe which is appealing to stylists who are hungry to learn but find it hard get out of the weekday salon. The launch event this Summer introduced Anna Chapman, a London session stylist and founder of über-useful shopping site www.sessionkit.com (where you can pick up all the hairdressing hardware you heard of but couldn’t find, like Japanese hair clips and mesh diffusers). After hearing how to take a concept from an idea to a business reality, the ‘Sunday sessionistas’ had a chance to create a look and present back to the group themselves.
“I always love working with L’Oréal Professionnel! Being a part of their first Sunday sessions was such an honour,” says Anna. “I think the Sunday Sessions are the start of a new way of educating and that’s why it was perfect collaboration with Session Kit. Being Sunday not only makes it feel more fun and relaxed but it also makes it more accessible for hairstylist wanted to educate and push themselves forward.”
News added 12/01/17:
New Year and new moves for some! We were delighted to hear that Rosie Binns at Ethos Hairdressing in Manchester, and session stylist Matthew Sutcliffe have been invited onto the Matrix Artistic Team for 2017. Congratulations guys!
News added 01/12/16:
A new launch from Matrix gives you the option of adding a bond protecting system either during or after a hair colour or lightening service. Oh yes, and even as a stand-alone treatment which colour clients will love between services. Know this, deeply conditioned, truly nourished hair is more in vogue than ever, and more easily achieved. With Bond Ultim8, there are 8 added benefits (hence the name!) –
Bond Ultim8 is the only complete bond protecting system with 8 added benefits:
i) Helps protect bonds during colour and lightening
ii) Maintains expected lift
iii) No reformulation needed
iv) No additional time needed
v) Helps prevent breakage
vi) Helps preserve hair fibres
vii) Deeply nourishes
viii) And, with 3 uses, Bond Ultim8 can be used in a double process (pre-lighten and tone), a single process or as a stand alone treatment.
News added 25/08/16:
We’ve spotted a great collaboration that marries classic illustration techniques with contemporary Instagram. @KerastaseUK launched a new social media campaign #FUSIOFRIDAY with luxury lifestyle and fashion illustrator @Meganhess_official, to promote the brand’s luxe, in-salon hair treatment… which is most popular on a Friday. Neat. Back in 2008 Hess illustrated ‘Sex And The City’ and works tons for clients including Chanel, Dior, Vanity Fair and Time. Her crew of K Squad hair models in fun, shareable illustrations will continue to be revealed on Instagram through the year.
“Kérastase has recognised that 87%* of women love the backwash experience; in fact, it is their favourite time spent in the salon. Following the fact that the highest percentage of appointments take place on a Friday we really wanted to celebrate this moment. Working with Megan was a natural fit. Megan has a great ability to bring the service and woman of Kérastase to life in a whimsical and engaging way”. Aurelien Guibret, Kérastase General Manager UK
“Kérastase is the best Haircare in the world and I always knew that if I was going to collaborate with a brand in that category it had to be Kérastase. It’s also a brand that I have been using on my own hair since I was a teenager. The products that I’ve used within the brand have changed as my hair has changed over time. Initially it was all about gaining volume – now it’s the opposite and it’s all about calming and counteracting the frizz! It’s nice to work with a brand that you admire and trust.” Megan Hess – Fashion Illustrator