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Happy 40th birthday

It’s celebrations galore for 2020 as we say a huge happy 40th birthday to two UK salon group favourites – Rainbow Room International and Hensmans – as well as planet friendly product brand Paul Mitchell, which forty years on still keeps its promise to remain a 100% professional brand. 

Paul Mitchell
(L-R) Angus Mitchell and John Paul DeJoria

People, product and planet

The Paul Mitchell story is like a fairytale. It starts with two friends and a dream. With just $700 John Paul DeJoria and Paul Mitchell started the company designed to aid the success of hairdressers by providing salon-quality products at an affordable price. Today Paul Mitchell is the most recognised brand in the US, features a line-up of 80 affordable luxury products and has built a strong ethos for protecting the planet and giving back. Boom! Yet, it’s most celebrated achievement in our book is that helping hairdressers remains the cornerstone of the brand. Despite numerous lucrative offers to sell, Paul and John Paul took a vow  to stand by the professional beauty industry. With this in mind a trust was set up to ensure Paul Mitchell stays under the ownership of the DeJoria and Mitchell families for years to come – 347 years to be precise. You rock PM! 

(L-R) Leah Inwood, John Hensman, Gemma Hensman and Julie Hensman

High-five to Hensmans

Hensmans is a family run business through and through and has remained loyal to not only its clientele but its partnership with Schwarzkopf Professional too. Together the two businesses have pushed creative boundaries, so to mark its 40th anniversary the salon group is shooting a collection in association with Schwarzkopf Professional. The collection will emulate what the brand is all about; ‘beautiful, wearable hair with an elegant timeless appeal that will speak to the Hensmans client.’ Watch this space!

Lesley Jennison
Lesley Jennison, Global Colour Ambassador for Schwarzkopf Professional

Celebrate in style

Rainbow Room International has gone all out to celebrate its 40 year milestone, taking over the Airth Castle Hotel and Spa in Scotland for its annual congress. Team members from across the groups 12 salons arrived for a day of inspirational presentations, hair shows and an awards ceremony. Hip hip hooray!

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