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Beauty Treatments for Men – Are You On Board? (You Need to Be…)

Last updated May 31, 2019

Men are spending more on beauty treatments than ever before. HJ Men investigates the trend and what it means for the men’s hairdressing and barbering industry. Male grooming is booming. The proof that men love to pamper? A plethora of surveys have been released over the past year showing the rise in the popularity of male Read More

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Men’s Style Educational Courses – June to November 2019

Last updated June 11, 2019

Save the dates for the upcoming master sessions in men style and barbering, lead by some of the UK’s most highly-regarded barbering educators. The aim of the events is to provide you with in-depth education from the pros at the highest level. JUNE GOLDWELL MASTER SERIES: Classic Barbering with Eric Lander Date: 24th June – Read More

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The Big Debate: Walk-ins vs Bookings

Last updated May 31, 2019

For years the barbering industry was known for its easy-breezy policy of walk-ins, but a crop of appointment-focused barber brands and chains have changed the narrative. Joe Mills, founder of The Lounge Soho and Ruffians‘ artistic director Denis Robinson put their respective opinions forward. Who do you agree with? For barber walk-ins Joe Mills, owner, Read More

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Andis Launches Barber Scholarships to Support Aspiring Barbers in the UK

Last updated May 31, 2019

Andis is launching the Andis Nation UK Barber Scholarship programme at Barber Connect on Sunday 1 June. Two winning applicants will each receive free training from Mike Taylor Education to accelerate their career progression taking them from an unqualified barber to NVQ Level 3. Bruce Bock, Andis corporate communications says of the new scholarship: “Our goal Read More

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Gamble Aware Launches Mobile ‘Bet Regret’ Barbershop

Last updated May 20, 2019

The charity GambleAware has launched a mobile barbershop that will travel the country. The ‘Bet Regret Barbershop’ will encourage self-reflection by sports fans on their betting behaviour as they learn about the ‘Bet Regret’ campaign in exchange for a free trim. ‘Bet Regret’ describes the universal feeling of remorse bettors often get whenthey make an impulsive Read More

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Who Is The Latest Barber to Mentor the Fellowship Barber Project?

Last updated May 20, 2019

The Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s Barber Project recently spent the day at Wahl Academy, learning from barber Andrea Raymond. Wahl’s former British Barber of the Year, Andrea Raymond, is the latest mentor to lend her expertise to the Barber Project. An educator for Wahl, barbershop owner and multi-award winning barber, Andrea is one of the most prominent female barbers in the industry and Read More

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American Crew All-Star Challenge 2019 Ends in a Tie!

Last updated May 21, 2019

In an historic move, American Crew ended the 2019 All-Star Challenge with a tie. Blade Pullman of Australia and Emma Jankowski of the USA were both awarded the title of American Crew 2019 All-Star Challenge Global Champions. The awards took place during the brand’s 25th anniversary celebration in New York City last night. “This year’s Read More

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Charlie Cullen Joins Joe Mills as Artistic Director

Last updated May 16, 2019

Charlie Cullen has joined Joe Mills as their new artistic director. The former Toni & Guy international artistic director and head of men’s education will bring his vast educational and creative experience to The Lounge Soho and Joe and Co brands. He will be working with Joe to develop the teams and work on the Read More

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