News added 12/12/17: AMERICAN CREW Firm Hold Styling Cream
This latest offering from American Crew is a real multi-tasker, offering high-hold with flexibility and moisturising properties. It’s sounds almost too good to be true!
We’re told the nourishing formula works with any hair type, as it features a cream base enhanced with panthenol and castor oil to moisturise and protect the hair for the duration of the style. Cleverly, this formula also allows looks with long-lasting hold that can be sculpted and defined as desired. We’re hooked, and we think your clients will be too. Don’t believe us? Here’s what the founder of American Crew had to say…
“Our definition of style is confident, relevant, and timeless; and always starts with healthy hair,” says David Raccuglia. “Firm Hold Styling Cream works as a multi-tasker: delivering strong and lasting hold, with a formula rich in moisture that helps tame hair while working to improve luster and shine.” Very nice indeed.
News added 24/11/17: Could the 2018 winner be YOU?
Fancy yourself a master barber? Or a dab-hand with the clippers? Then why not enter the 2018 American Crew All-Star Challenge and put your skills to the test. It could take your career global!
It’s super easy to apply too; all you need is a model and a look that you believe best represents the American Crew man – to be cut and styled using American Crew products. Then shoot two black and white photos in front of a blank background; one profile and one portrait. NB. The same model must be used for both images. Prepare an explanation of your look and the inspiration behind it, and you’re good to go! Easy, eh?
Here’s a low-down on what is up for grabs:
The winner of the Global All-Star Challenge will receive…
• $10,000 cash prize
• American Crew Global All-Star Challenge trophy
• Global press coverage
The winner of the UK & Ireland All-Star Challenge will receive…
• £500 cash prize
• 3-day mentoring programme with an American Crew All-Star
• American Crew tool kit
Tempted? We bet! Entries are open until 28th February 2018 so you’ve got plenty of time to get involved, but don’t put it off – it could change your life. To enter, CLICK HERE:
News added 07/11/17: WIN 1 of 5 Revlon Professional be FABULOUS Essentials Christmas gift-sets
Containing a Daily Care C.R.E.A.M Shampoo and C.R.E.A.M Conditioner for normal to thick hair, and a Daily Care Voluminising Spray for fine hair, this set really does have your daily hair care needs covered! Each gift-set is worth £38.50, and Revlon Professional are giving five lucky Respect readers a opportunity to get there hands on one…
The competition is running on Instagram now and it couldn’t be easier to get involved. Head over to Respect’s Instagram account HERE ; then tag a friend into our Be Fabulous post and remember to follow @RevlonProfessionaluk for your chance to win one of these gorgeous gift sets. Simples! Competition closes at 24th November at 6pm.
News added 27/10/17: Get ready for #ALIFECHANGINGEVENT
Entries for the 2018 edition of Revlon Professional’s Style Masters are now open and you’d be mad to miss this opportunity! Celebrating their 10th anniversary next year, the competition will take place in Barcelona on the 4th June 2018 and is destined to be bigger and more impressive than ever. For the first time, the awards will introduce a colour category where entrants will be challenged to create three looks on one model, and be judged on their cut, colour and style combined to win a €5,000 prize! Other prizes up for grabs include:
• Best Stage Performance Award – on the day of the show, the staging that most accurately reflects the precision and innovation in the styling techniques will win. Prize: €5,000.
• The Most Beautiful Color Award (as above) – Evaluation of the colour technique applied and the result, in addition to the overall harmony and elegance achieved with the other elements of the look (make-up, lighting, costumes, concept). Prize: €5,000.
• Young Talent Award – A promising young talent under the age of 22 will be named by the participating hairdressers. Prize: €3,000.
• Global Style Masters Award – Exceptional work that shows technique, style, creativity and overall harmony in the 3 looks submitted. Prize: €10,000.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
• Sign up online HERE
• Get researching the latest trends, be inspired and make sure your entry is original.
• Plan your looks and select a model, a make-up artist and a photographer than understand your vision.
• Upload your photos, with a description of your technique and et voilà! you’ve entered.
Good luck to you all 🍀 and hopefully we’ll see you in Barcelona 2018.
Images below from the winner of the UK Style Master 2017 Emmanuel Esteban.
News added 18/10/17: Revlon Professional’s global influencer John Vial led an international team to style the Valentin Yudashkin SS18 ready-to-wear collection at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris at the beginning of the month. Full of grace and sophistication, the Valentin Yudashkin woman has an unprecedented sense of style and poise which the Revlon hair team had to capture and convey. Hair was luscious and glossy, super-straight and worn flat to the head with a middle parting. Uncomplicated and oh so chic, we think the Revlon team hit the nail on the head.
Congratulations to John Vial and the whole Revlon Professional team: Yulia Mironova (Russia), Bozena Sarek (Ireland) and Emmanuel Esteban (UK) were working with John Vial, as well as Loueva Picault (France), Natalia Baranova (Russia), Elena Ivashkova (Russia) and Elizaveta Beznosenko (Russia) – all of whom were also finalists in Revlon Professional’s Style Masters Contest earlier this year.
News added 13/10/17: TechSeries from American Crew is a new product line that is catapulting the brand into the future with new formulas and killer results. The tag line promises ‘Next Gen Style’ and from what we’ve seen so far, it certainly seems to be living up to it. Containing three unique products, we know the TechSeries line will be a hit with your clients from the get-go for their super-easy application and assured results. We welcome these newbies to the salon floor…
• Boost Spray: The perfect prep for styling as it adds volume, refreshes hair and absorbs excess oil.
• Control Foam: With a foam formula to add volume, it also provides strong to high-hold with long-lasting control and medium shine.
• Texture Foam: We predict big things for the texture foam… it provides volume and shape, and thanks to the foam format ensures hair is smooth, supple and manageable with the additional bonus of medium hold and shine.
News added 14/09/18: BLONDERFUL
Choosing to be blonde opens up a wonderful Pandora’s box of lightening services, from higlights, to fantasy colour and a radical new look. Of course a big preoccupation with safeguarding the condition of the hair has prompted manufacturers to address the issue of hair care in colour services. Happily Revlon Professional has revealed the brand’s first range of lightening products that incorporate Plexforce™ in its formulas. New Blonderful™ helps maintain the hair’s structural bonds and guaranteeing maximum hair respect during the service, while reducing breakage and leaving hair looking healthy. The most clever part is the introduction of Plexforce™ which is designed to protect the hair form the inside – combining Maleic acid and a specific conditioner that penetrates the hair fibre to help protect and maintain the hair, and so retain its natural characteristics. Blonderful™ addresses a broad market and offers you the opportunity to grow, improve and enjoy your colour service more than ever. See how:
• Step 1: Lightening powder comes in a choice of lightening up to 8 or 7 levels with optimal neutralization. Coloured powders make it easier to differentiate between them
• Step 2: Blonderful™ Bond Defender can be either a pre-lightening treatment for damaged hair, or a post-lightening protective treatment (10 minutes). With Plexforce™ inside it helps protect and preserve the hair’s structural bonds. It interacts with Post Color Shampoo to create a protective layer that helps porous hair to return to its natural hydrophobic state
• Step 3: A Blonderful™ Bond Maintainer for home use again includes Plexforce™ and is applied to damp hair before the shampoo.
Additional to the range, two ammonia-free products offer sophistication and toning in only five minutes! A 5’ Soft Lightener can help to achieve a brighter, more luminous blonde shade (suitable for use on the same day as the service or between highlighting services), and a 5’ Soft Toner naturalizes and tones highlights without altering previously-coloured or natural base. Available in four shades: 9.01, 9.02, 10.01, and 10.02
Promising up to eight levels of lightening, healthy-looking hair and a comfortable service, the Blonderful non-volatile formulas, pleasant fragrance, stable mixtures and coloured powders are among the benefits which make this easier to use and more pleasant to experience.
News added 30/08/17: AMERICANA
Americana is the new life-style campaign from American Crew and embodies the classically-cool essence of the brand with shots of the quintessential “American Crew man” in a variety of settings. Photographed by the founder of American Crew, David Raccuglia, the “American Crew man” has been captured dressed-up and dressed-down in a variety of off-duty looks where the hair remains sharp and sophisticated, yet fuss-free. We love it!
News added 22/08/17: We’ve loved watching the entries for Revlon Professional’s #SocialColourChallenge competition roll in on Instagram. Entering couldn’t have been easier… entrants were asked to upload before and after colour images, tag #revlonprofessionaluk and #socialcolourchallenge and the prize? A trip of a lifetime to India to experience the Holi Colour Festival in 2018 – all expenses paid! No wonder Revlon Professional were inundated with impressive entries… And last week, the winner was announced!
Congratulations to Steven Smart who wowed the judges with the “the technical difficulty in the colour transformation, clean and even tone of the finish result and the integrity of the condition of the hair”. Narrowing pipped to the post, deserving runners up were Cileste Hair and Whyleys Hairdressing in Nottingham – a great achievement! Browse their entries below:
News added 18/08/17: Hello Fiber Cream! This latest innovation from American Crew offers a flexible alternative to the brand’s much-love Fiber (a texturiser and thickener with seriously high hold) and is destined to be a real hit with your clients. This fibrous cream (it’s all in the name!) provides medium hold and natural shine, allowing for flexible styling with control. Ideal for use in medium to long length hair to give a refined texture and a natural shine finish (unlike Fiber with gives a low shine finish). We’ve only heard good things about this product so far, so get out there and give it a go!
News added 01/08/17: Revlon Professional’s latest offering, the 3-in-1 Nutri Color Créme is really something special. Cocktailing colour, care and shine into a single product is going to prove very, very popular and especially, when it can generate the results it does. The cremes will refresh, reinvigorate or change your clients colour in just three minutes, and they can choose from a range of 18 gorgeous shades from simple enhancers to the fantastical. All the Nutri Color Cremes are ammonia-free with moisturising, nourishing and detangling properties, and help to reduce breakage by 60% thanks to the Nutri Color Synergy Complex inbuilt into their formula. The exclusive Nutri Color Synergy Complex includes:
• Ionic pigments for vibrant, intense colours and distortion-free fading.
• Provitamin B5 is a new Nutri Color Creme ingredient which provides moisturising and nourishing properties.
• Grape seed oil is another new Nutri Color Creme ingredient which contains antioxidants that help to neutralise free radicals.
• Conditioning system is a blend of cosmetic ingredients that act on the hair cuticle.
Browse the gallery below, to see what they’re capable of and keep your eyes peeled as we think these beauties are about to take the hair world by storm…
News added 28/07/17: As part of American Crew’s UK and Ireland Elite Team and a regular on the session world scene, Sam Wall is a name you need to know. Having had a late start in the industry – beginning his career at 22 – Sam has wasted no time and has already racked up some serious career accolades including a coveted finalist position at the 2017 American Crew All-Star Challenge competition. Drawing on his runway experience this year, he’s given us the low-down on some seriously chic looks to tempt your clients with:
The Textured Look
Sam says: “We’ve kept the sides very sharp and clean whilst the top is loose and messy, maintaining that masculine shape. We used a feather razor to create a sporadic texture on top which allows plenty of movement. To finish the look, the sides were polished down with a brush and hairdryer, then I finger-dried the top”.
American Crew Boost Powder to create support.
American Crew Forming Cream to add light shine and hold.
The Wavy Crop
Sam says: “This look is all about working with the natural wave and controlling the curl a the front. Back and sides we kept short, but without showing skin and keeping a masculine shape. The hair is cut all the same lengths throughout the top and is kept short to achieve balance. To relax the wave and curl, a feather razor was used to remove some of the weight and American Crew Boost Cream was applied and left to dry naturally.”
News added 05/07/17: As summer rolls around, and the sun comes out to play… SPFs become essential. American Crew’s new All-in-One Face Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is the perfect all-rounder to use. Not only does the balm soothe freshly shaven skin, it also acts as a daily moisturiser with anti-aging properties, too. Good, huh? There’s more…
Innovative ingredients in the balm formula work to prevent ingrown hairs, minimise redness after shaving and ease irritated skin as well as provided much need SPF protection. Key ingredients include:
• BISABOLOL: Soothes just shaved skin.
• GLYCERIN: Provides excellent moisturising properties.
• EUGLENA GRACILIS EXTRACT: A cell energiser that firms and enhances skin vitality, fighting against signs of fatigue.
• BACILUS FERMENT: An enzymatic exfoliant that helps prevent ingrown hairs.
Steel grey, super-cool, macho-style packaging makes it a great retail opportunity for your salon as both a gift, or a in-salon recommendation – win-win!
News added 22/06/17: Revlon took London Fashion Weeks: Mens by storm for yet another season. Creating striking hair looks at four shows over the weekend, (Belstaff, Craig Green, Christopher Shannon and Charles Jeffrey) the Revlon Professional hair team was headed up by Revlon’s very own global influence and session king, John Vial. Peruse the looks below, we guarantee you’ll love:
Revlon Professional hair team led by John Vial.
Revlon Professional hair team led by John Vial
Revlon Professional hair team led by John Vial
Revlon Professional hair team led by John Vial
News added 09/06/17: Feel the power of the rainforest with Revlon Professional’s new Orofluido collection: Amazonia. Specifically formulates for women with weakened or damaged hair, Amazonia helps to repair and reconstruct the hair fibres leaving hair moisturised, super smooth and voluminous. The new range harnesses the power of three natural ingredients – Murumuru butter, Sacha Inchi oil and Acai berry extract – to create a luxe three-step salon treatment and an accompanying range of home care products. And if that isn’t enough to tempt you, the products all feature an incredibly invigorating, and sensuous fragrance that is sure to transport you directly into the Amazon rainforest… Yes please!
News added 16/05/17: Imagine how fabulous to gather nearly 4000 hairdressers from 50 countries in one European venue, and give them a 2-hour extravaganza of hairshows that keeps them cheering for more late into the night! Revlon Professional did just this in Brussels two weekends ago and the noise was incredible. Billed as the Style Masters Show, we joined the throng to watch a reveal of the brand’s SS17 and AW17 collections, their new Double or Nothing collection [spectacular, really], an Amazonia-inspired segment from the Russian Revlon ambassadors, and American Crew’s Americana collection. To bring the house down, we then heard announced the winners of the Global Style Master and American Crew All-star Challenge: Young Talent Award was presented by Jonathan Miller to Mateusz Milejski from Poland • Best Commercial Look Award was presented by Roberto Pissimiglia to Jérémy Pereira from France • Best Live Execution Award was presented by Robert Masciave to Rafael Bueno Ruíz from Spain • The Global Winner Award was presented by Anne Talley to Julia Beckers from Germany.
News added 28/04/17: Steven Smart recently flew in to Lodz in Poland to showcase his 2016 BHA-winning collection to some of Revlon’s top stylists. With just one day of prep, it was a manic 48 hours for the current Wales and South West Hairdresser of the Year. We’ve been given a glimpse of his whirlwind experience, through his photo diary below. Check it out…
News added 05/04/17: The Global finalists for American Crew All-Star Challenge have been announced and we’re thrilled to see the UK and Ireland country winners both selected! Huge congratulations to:
• Adam Mir from Taylor Taylor Barbershop, UK
• Ciaran O’Sullivan from Wayne Lloyd Hair, Ireland
The American Crew All-Star Challenge competition celebrates the very best talent in the male grooming industry, and challenges stylists to combine their expertise and skills to deliver their impression of the definitive ‘American Crew man’.
The 15 global finalists have been whittled down from thousands of entrants to battle it out for the title in Brussels in May 2017 which is no mean feat! Joining Adam and Ciaran in the final are: Ben Kane, Australia; Christophe De Gauquier, Belgium; Hassan Nasser, Canada; Alexandre Monteil, France; Sabine Pösl, Germany; Domenico Dimola, Italy; Perla Monjaras, Mexico; Jorgen Bech, Norway; Stefano Gallitelli, Paraguay; Evgenia Brand, Russia; Roberto Dallo, Spain; Meli Selmani, Switzerland; and Jorge Buccio, United States.
The bar will be high as there is a lot at stake – the global winner will receive the coveted title and a $10,000 cash prize. We wish everyone the best of luck and can’t wait to see all the looks! #AllStarChallenge #ASC2017Brussels
News added 28/03/17: Last week, American Crew announced the UK and Ireland winners of the All-Star Challenge (which you can find below this post) and following in their wake, Revlon Professional have announced the winners of Style Masters UK and Ireland 2017!
Emmanuel Esteban from Anne Veck salons was announced Revlon Professional Style Master 2017 for the UK, and Bozena Sarek of Bozena Sarek Hairdressing scooped the Revlon Professional Style Master 2017 for Ireland.
The two winners are now just one step away from selection into the international contest to find the Global Stylemaster 2017 which will take place in Brussels in May 2017. Should either candidates be successful, they will not only win the coveted Style Masters Gold Trophy but will receive a fabulous cash prize of €10,000! We love both sets of work and think they’ve both got a pretty good chance… what do you think?
UK WINNER EMMANUEL ESTEBAN
On winning the UK title Emmanuel said: “I am so proud to be the UK Style Master 2016 & it would be an honour to be selected as a global finalist. This is such a creative, technically challenging contest.”
IRELAND WINNER BOZENA SAREK
On winning the Irish title Bozena said: “Three very different looks with just one model and no hair pieces is a real test of skill and creativity. Thank you Revlon Professional for this opportunity – I can’t wait for the year to come!”
News added 22/03/17: Did you hear? American Crew have just announced winners for the UK and Ireland category of their 2017 All Star Challenge. It was fiercely contested, but finally scooping the top spot for the UK was Adam Mir at Taylor Taylor Barbershop, and the Ireland title was awarded to Ciarán O’Sullivan at Wayne Lloyd Hair.
The All-Star Challenge celebrates the best mens stylists in the world, and encourages entrants to create an artistic hair style that expresses the true ‘American Crew man’. Entrants had to cut and style a male model with American Crew products and submit two black and white photographs taken against a plain background. Entrants were whittled down, and the top seven looks from the UK and Ireland are shown below.
What’s next? 15 finalists will be chosen to compete in the global 2017 American Crew All-Star Challenge final held in Brussels in May. The global winner will receive the coveted title and a $10,000 cash prize. We will be bringing you all the news from the final as and when we get it but in the meantime, why not browse the below and get a taste for what’s to come…
Visit: www.americancrew.com/allstarchallenge for more information.
News added 06/03/17: We were thrilled to hear Revlon Professional announced as sponsor for Colour World UK for the second-year running! Bringing all their passion and colour nous to the event, Revlon will host their ambassadors Anne Veck and session-king John Vial and will be showcasing their three new on-trend shades joining the Revlonissimo Colorsmetique range… Available in .01, .13 and .31, the mink-y shades are can be used as high- or low-lights, and have been formulated with hyaluronic acid and soy protein to deliver super shiny, gorgeous colour that your clients will love!
John Vial at Salon Sloane, and the Revlon Professional global influencer is sure these new shades will be everywhere for SS17: “Next season’s big hair colour obsession is going to be ‘mink’. The good news is, it’s a flattering shade on everyone, being completely wearable, and it gives an instant Instagram filter effect to your hair. Channel nudes, neutrals and natural tones – Cara Delevigne, Margo Robbie, Julianne Hough & Amanda Seyfried are all early adopters. Generally, colour is flat-out, meaning no warm tones, but more flat muted hues will give a super natural finish , slightly animalistic. Think mink!”.
News added 22/02/17: Gothic glamour was the theme of Gareth Pugh‘s London Fashion Week #AW17 collection, and just wow! What a strong look it was. Led by session-king John Vial, the Revlon Professional backstage team created a fierce, wet-look using gauze netting and deconstructed finger-waves to match the intensity of Pugh’s collection. The finished hair look was head-hugging and rock-solid. Fierce and fabulous we say!
“The hair at Pugh was a reaction against over-styled hair and glamour. Pugh’s women are fierce and strong“, said John Vial.
News added 02/02/17: Adding to their multi-benefit UniqONE range, Revlon Professional has launched a 10-benefit Dry Shampoo. Yikes! If the title alone doesn’t impress you, then have a gander of all the benefits contained in just one can. We’ve got to admit, this product really packs a punch…
- CLEANSES WITHOUT WATER
- REFRESHES AND REVIVES
- ABSORBS EXCESS OILS
- HELPS TO PRESERVE COLOUR BY REDUCING WASHES
- PROVIDES HAIR WITH A SUBTLE FRESH SCENT
- MINIMAL RESIDUE
- EXTENDS THE LIFE OF YOUR HAIRSTYLE
- EASY TO USE: SPRAY, BRUSH AND GO
- ADDS VOLUME
- NATURAL FINISH
Et voila! Beautiful second-day hair in a can…
News added 12/01/17: Wow! John Vial really worked the Revlon Professional hair team hard over London Fashion Week: Men’s this season. With five shows over the weekend, Revlon styled: Belstaff, Craig Green, Christopher Shannon, Charles Jeffrey and KTZ. Each brand has a strong identity, that was perfectly offset by the hair styling in each show. From rockabilly quiffs to slick back sides and severe fades there is something for everyone! Take a look and let us know what’s your favourite look?
Belstaff AW17 – hair led by John Vial for Revlon Professional.
Inspiration: Focusing on it’s military history, Belstaff chose to create a “Jolly Roger” theme with its naval and submarine inspired collection. Hair was dishevelled rockabilly for boys and girls – like they have spent the day in the salty sea air.
Key Products: Revlon Professional Uniqone Dry Shampoo, D:FI Beach Spray, American Crew Boost Powder, American Crew Heavy Hold Pomade.
Charles Jeffery AW17 – hair led by John Vial for Revlon Professional.
Inspiration: Respecting the individual! Club kids expressing themselves. Several wigs were used – all were cut by Tim Hartley – and then coloured with Revlon Professional Colour.
Key Products: Revlon Professional Nutri Color Créme
Christopher Shannon AW17 – hair led by John Vial for Revlon Professional.
Inspiration: Hair was a tale of two halves – one side slicked, the other textured – reflecting the two side of the man, desk to downtime.
Key Products: American Crew Strong Hold Pomade and Revlon Professional Uniqone Dry Shampoo.
Craig Green AW17 – hair led by John Vial for Revlon Professional.
Inspiration: A procession of travellers. Although there were many individual looks there was an identifiable nod to pre-WWII hair with head-hugging, greased shapes with plenty of product!
Key Products: American Crew Alternator – dampened down with water.
KTZ AW17 – hair led by John Vial for Revlon Professional.
Inspiration: Danger – represented through the uniforms of hunters, fighters and teen gangs. Crew cuts and skin tight fades.
Key Products: American Crew Fiber