TRENDING: Visit Colour World’s online hub | Check out the Respect channel on

Search Newsletter
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

The essence of a woman

We’ve got a whole-lotta-love for this new collection from Melissa Timperley – just in time for International Woman’s Day, too! The distinguished Essence of a Woman collection artfully celebrates the beauty of mature women, and we think it’s wonderfully poignant. Too often our ideals for beauty and style are intertwine with the idea of ‘youth’. We are happy to see Melissa successfully challenging this assumption. Real woman. Real life. Real charisma. That’s the message that Melissa was going for and it’s been captured magnificently. By using her own clients as models, she’s created an incredible warmth and depth to these images that we haven’t seen in quite some time. Bravo! 

Melissa says: “Mature women don’t want to be 25 again, they have been there already. They don’t want to slavishly copy the latest trends, but they do want to feel relevant and current. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we wanted to show how hairstyles for the mature lady can still have a sophisticated ‘wow’ appeal – equal to their juniors – whilst being lifestyle appropriate.”

Hair: Melissa Timperley using UNITE and INNOluxe. Photography: Dan Thomas. 

Respect is a hub for UK hairdressers of all ages and stages to find out what We Love, We Hear and We See as the best product launches, styling advice, hairtools, education training and seminars and hairshows! Choose from our menus to discover the most interesting, innovative and inspiring hairdressing events that help grown your business, add new skills and extend your career. Sign up to our newsletter which is sent fortnightly direct to your email, so you stay up-to-date with salon styling information, trends in session work, advice on presenting on stage or progress in educating “ whatever your interest, whether you’re a trainee or creative director, an educator or team leader, you. l find all the opportunities and ideas on

We lovehairdressing; we seeand we hear how you can become the best hairdresser, colourist and salon owner possible. Contact us if youd like to know more about us. If its worth talking about, youll read it here.

Latest News

View all News

Sam McKnight’s SS24 shows
Sam McKnight’s SS24 shows
Sam McKnight’s SS24 shows
Gift boxes for this holiday season
Sam McKnight’s SS24 shows
Somber Collection
Sam McKnight’s SS24 shows
STA Studios opens its doors
Sam McKnight’s SS24 shows
Davines Regeneration Hair Tour 2023