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Jennifer Paxton

Queer Eye TV Personality and Hairstylist, Jonathan Van Ness, Launches Own Haircare Line

The JVN haircare line is a collaboration between Amyris and Jonathan Van Ness: hairstylist, Emmy-nominated TV personality, New York Times best-selling author and podcaster. Jonathan Van Ness introduced JVN as a haircare line that see all beauty, serves all beauty, and honors the uniqueness in each person.

Before becoming a TV personality, author and podcaster, Jonathan worked as a professional hairstylist between Los Angeles and New York. His role on the hit TV show, Queer Eye, is to help both men and women build hair and skincare routines, and feel empowered by their grooming routines, to feel their most confident self.

The tagline for the JVN is “Come as you are.” Jonathan Van Ness said: “JVN allows everyone that uses it to find their best hair self, feel beautiful, and show the world that they can look better than ever while being confident in their choice to bring clean beauty to their hair.”  With this sentiment in mind, the JVN line is both gender and texture inclusive.

The JVN line also prides itself on having the most innovative and up-to-date ingredients, prioritizing the performance of its products. They have also made efforts to make the line as sustainable as possible, saying@ “We stand as allies with other mission-driven organizations, and find unexpected ways to take care of our community and the planet. JVN products are packaged in infinitely recyclable materials like aluminum and glass.”

For more info, go to jvnhair.com

Last Chance to Enter for NAHA 2022- With Extended Deadline of Sept. 20th.

Worried you missed your chance to enter into the most prestigious awards event in the industry? Well, today is your lucky day, as NAHA has EXTENDED their entry period for 10 extra days, and will be accepting submissions until September 20th, 2021.

Plus, artists who don’t have time to shoot new collections, can submit previously-entered collections via the NAHA Remix category. And, of course, Editorial Stylists can enter their editorial work without shooting anything new.

What’s New in 2022:

  • Men’s Haircutting is now Barbering
  • Texture requires a minimum of three photos that incorporate Coily, Curly, Wavy, or Straight hair
  • Haircolor entries must include the formula and process 

More information about the categories can be found here.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of North America’s Hair Awards! Enter here!

Osmo Announces New Global Ambassador: Michael Convey

British professional colour house, OSMO is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Global Ambassador, Michael Convey.

 Award-winning salon owner, Michael Convey has been hairdressing since 2006, opening his own salon, Convey Salons, at just 19 years of age. Alongside his 8 strong team, Michael has won numerous business awards including Hair Salon of the Year at the English Hair & Beauty Awards and British Hair & Beauty Awards, plus recent nominations at the Salon Business Awards for Green Salon and Digital Salon of the Year. Recognised locally for providing bespoke colour and cuts tailored with the ultimate luxurious salon experience, Michael has worked hard to ensure his success both creatively and within business.

 “I’m passionate about all aspects of the hair industry. I just love to work with hair! I’ve spent many years helping to educate and inspire not just my own team but hairdressers in our industry through my previous educational roles. To be part of the OSMO family and assume the role of Global Ambassador, is a huge opportunity and will enable me to progress my passion and enthusiasm for the craft. OSMO is a brand I’ve known for many years and I’m really looking forward to being part of the team and building on my knowledge whilst sharing my expertise,” explains Michael.

Experienced in all areas of hairdressing from colouring, cutting, stage, session, and photographic shoots, Michael brings a wealth of experience and creativity to the OSMO family. His role will see him work closely with the OSMO Educators and Ambassadors to excite and nurture their skills, whilst further developing the OSMO and OSMO IKON educational portfolio, delivering engaging training courses in colour, cutting, and styling to the ever-growing OSMO customer base.

“We’re so excited to welcome Michael to the OSMO family and to this new Global Ambassador role. His passion for our industry is infectious and we’re very much aligned with his green ethos and his enthusiasm for the importance of education and his ability to inspire others. Michael will be a real asset to our team, and we’re thrilled to be able to share his creativity and training skills with our customers globally,” OSMO Brand Manager, Sinéad McLaughlin concludes.

 www.osmo.uk.com Instagram: @osmouk_official / @osmoikon / @michael.convey.salons

PBA Announce Winners of 2021 NAHA in Las Vegas

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announced the winners of the 2021 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA). The announcement took place on Sunday, August 29th at their awards ceremony at the Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, during Cosmoprof North America.

NAHA is known as the beauty industry’s most prestigious competition in North America – honoring the top artists and creative talents who have pushed the boundaries of skill and creativity.

NAHA celebrates the industry’s leading talent and features 15 categories of excellence across hair and makeup artistry, including the new Inspiring Salon of the Year and Educator of the Year award categories.

“This was an unprecedented year for NAHA, yet the heightened creativity and sheer artistry represented were among the most impressive in the competition’s history,” shares Nina Daily, PBA’s Executive Director. “The industry rallied to channel energy into groundbreaking innovation and camaraderie, and we couldn’t be prouder of the winners, finalists and everyone who put so much passion and energy into making tonight such a success.”

NAHA 2021 was hosted by A-list celebrity stylist and Living Proof Global Creative Director Michael Shaun Corby and featured artistic presentations by Silas Tsang and the Ulta Beauty Pro Team. The event was live-streamed and available on-demand for those who were not able to attend in person.

2021 NAHA Awards Winners:

• Men’s Hairstylist of the Year- Nieves Almaraz

• Avant Garde- Sharie Valcin

• Editorial Stylist of the Year- Danielle Keasling

• Educator of the Year- Sam Villa

• Haircolor- Suzanne Sturm

• Haircutting- Stephen Moody

• Hairstylist of the Year- Silas Tsang

• Inspiring Salon of the Year- Square Colour Salon + Spa

• Makeup Artist of the Year- Nohemi Capetillo

• Master Hairstylist of the Year- Ruth Roche

• #NAHAMoment- Lauren Moser

• Student Hairstylist of the Year- Alisha Kemp

• Styling and Finishing- Nick Stenson

• Team of the Year- Julie Vriesinga

• Texture- Ammon Carver

To watch the awards ceremony on demand, including interviews from the red carpet, please visit https://www.bigmarker.com/professional-beautyassociat/NAHA-2021-Livestream

Last Chance to Enter The Mizutani World Cutting Photo Contest 2021

Celebrating their 100th Anniversary, MIZUTANI is running their World Cutting Photo Contest, with entries open until the 31st of August, 2021.

MIZUTANI announced: “Upon popular request, from all around the world, the World Cutting Photo Contest is back! Show us your passion and creativity! STYLE GOES ON!”

This year the contest will be separated into three categories, with a special prize for each winner. With world-class judges from around the world, such as Bertus and Leen from Shorem Barber in the Netherlands, Josh DeMarco from the DAPR Grooming Parlor in the USA, Julius Caesar, Alan, and Reece Beak from RUGER. Barber in the UK, Whitney VerMeer from USA, and many more huge names.

The categories are:

Classic Men’s Style. In this category, Judges are looking for the best classic cuts, with detail and accuracy.

Men’s Avant-Garde Short Style. Judges are looking for barbers who are willing to break out of their shells and show the most innovative styles.

Ladies Avant-Garde Short Style. Test your limits, and let your creativity fly in this category, creating striking ladies’ short styles. Some of the prizes include a Live Virtual Class at Shorem, MIZUTANI’s Cut Master Set, and an opportunity to appear in Japanese and international barbering magazines.

Don’t miss your chance, entries are open until August 31st! Enter NOW!

Behind the Scenes of MR Barbers White Tee Collection

A creative throw down was just what was called for after the longest lockdown ever and so the teams at MR Barbers put their heads together in planning a professional photographic shoot. With industry photographer Liam Oakes on board, six barbers came together from across the MR group to create a collection that delivered on diversity and creativity.

Joe Peacock from MR Barbers St Neots, Connor Chesterton from MR Barbers Hertford, Ellis Girling of MR Barbers Braintree, Phillip Brooks and Iain Rogers of MR Barbers Colchester and Jake Hickey of MR Barbers Sawston and Newmarket pre-cut two models each before giving them a final polish and styling on the day. The plain white tee’s kept clothes styling minimalist so that the hair could take centre stage.

Joe Peocock said: “We used an Instagram group to share ideas and images and chat about the cuts we would create, so that we had a broad range of cuts from directional to classic with a little colour in there too.”

There were no model no-shows even though the shoot fell on the Euro’s Final day. There was beer and pizza to keep the creative juices flowing and everything went off without a hitch.

Phillip Brooks said: “It was a great day and it was inspiring to meet up, work together as a team and see other barbers work.” 

You can see more of the collection in the upcoming issue of BarberEVO UK, and keep an eye out at @barberevo

Smart Energy: A Greener Future for Barbers

As Covid restrictions come to an end, it’s never been more important for businesses to stand out from the crowd. And with many customers keen to tackle the climate crisis, being a more sustainable barber could give you the edge while doing good for the planet.

A recent survey of 1,000 small business owners found that nearly a quarter (21%) worry about missing out on trade because their business is not sustainable enough, while nearly half (42%) of consumers say they are more likely to visit a business that cares about sustainability.

The good news is there’s a simple first step your barbers can make to not only help it become more sustainable, but also make energy management easier; get a smart meter installed.

Smart meters replace traditional analogue energy meters and can help businesses keep better track of their energy use and consumption. Whether you rely on a collection of clippers or a handful of hairdryers, a smart meter will give you access to information on how much energy is used day-to-day, helping you find ways to reduce it.

Having a smart meter installed will not only bolster your barbershop’s eco-credentials, but also help make your business energy easier to manage.

The technology, available at no extra cost from your business’ energy supplier, ensures accurate bills by sending meter readings automatically so you can spend time making people look and feel great.

To help you be even more efficient Smart Energy GB offers barbers a selection of quick and easy steps to help your barbershop stand out as an eco-friendly business:

  1. Recycle smarter – Buying refillable products will drastically cut down the packaging waste and also save you a bit of money.
  2. Use an eco-hairdryer – New and improved versions of the trusty hairdryer are more energy efficient and come in recycled packaging and plastic. As the most popular appliance used to fix a bad hair day, an eco-hairdryer will help cut your carbon footprint while fixing your hair. 
  3. Keep cool – Using cooler water to rinse hair is not only great for the scalp and your hair’s condition and shine, it’s also more efficient. While it’s not everyone’s preference, asking your customer if they’d prefer it could offer another step towards to a lower energy bill.
  4. Avoid aerosols – Non-aerosol hair sprays will last 3 or 4 times longer than the aerosol versions and can be a great way to hold down that one curly lock that just won’t stay in place. What’s more, you can pick them up for the same price!
  5. A simple solution – For those customers unsure of what style to go for next, offering a low maintenance hair cut could pass on the saving with less need for heated appliances and products when they get home.

To find out if your business is eligible for a smart meter, contact your energy supplier. You can then arrange a date and time suitable for you for your installation.

Once installation is complete, your installer can show you and your staff how your smart meter works so you can get on with being green.

Find out more at: https://www.smartenergygb.org/en

Project X Spend the Day with Syd Hayes

The PROJECT: X team recently spent the day with Syd Hayes, international session stylist and ambassador for BaByliss Pro at the brand new Electric Space in London, learning new styling techniques and styling tips to take back to the salon.
Supported by BaByliss Pro, the team worked on real models in a hands-on workshop with guidance from Syd.
A familiar at shows and photo shoots, Syd talked about his career to date, before demonstrating how to create glamour waves using tonging and pinning techniques and showed the team how to apply extensions to give extra volume, talking through his kit bag and showing them some tricks of the trade.
PROJECT: X member, Emma Simmons, said: “Syd is a true inspiration and shared so much of his session styling world with us, I’m looking forward to putting into practice some of the tips he gave us.”
Arif Arikan added: “I loved the session with Syd Hayes because it was so inspirational. I learned so many great tips with styling, and it was really eye opening to see his background as a hairdresser.”
April Mash commented “Our day with Syd Hayes was quite possibly my favourite day so far whilst being on Project X. I was blown away listening to Syd tell us about his experiences and work within the industry let alone what he had to show us. I haven’t been involved in much session work during my career so far, so it was amazing to be able to get hands on and learn from someone who is so humble and knowledgeable.”
Kay Binnersley summed up the experience: “It was an absolutely outstanding day with Syd Hayes we learned so much from him. He was so inspiring and he really turned a switch on in my head and made me look at hair very differently than I have done before. I really enjoyed the whole day and how lucky to work on models again; what a treat! The electrical tools
from BaByliss was a very kind and unexpected gift.”

PROJECT: X Team Leader: Sam Burnett
PROJECT: X Team Members:
Kay Binnersley – Kay Binnersley Hair
Roisin Murphy – K H Hair
Lea Shaw – Rural Fringe Hair Salon
Cc McNamee – Andrew Smith Salons Fareham
Pamela Cooney – Toni & Guy, Cannon Street
April Mash – Strangeways
Emma Simmons – Salon 54
Nicola Hamm – Escape Hair Lounge
Thomas Worth – Tint
Arif Arikan – Alice and the Hair
Reina Boddy – Joseph Ferraro Hair


For more information:
Instagram: @fellowshiphair
Email carol@fellowshiphair.com
Call 01295 724579

Barbers Put on Charity Football Match for Men’s Mental Health

Dexter Dapper Johnson, the International Artistic Director for Toni & Guy and Label.M, Head of Men’s Education, has teamed up with CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) to raise money for men’s mental health, by organising a Charity Football Game. CALM is a non-profit organization, leading the movement against suicide.

Dexter said: “We are here to keep raising awareness with regards to men’s mental health and well being. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male.”

With the aim to raise awareness and funds for men’s mental health and wellbeing, Dexter has organised a charity football match. Hosted by Cray Wanderers Football Club, and sponsored by the Kelleher Group, barbers and hairdressers will gather on Sunday, 29th of August to play and raise money!

Watch some of the leading hairstylists and barbers in the industry, including Kevin Luchmun, Charlie Cullen, Josh Lamonaca Jonathan Andrew, Jody Taylor, and many more. They may not all be pro players, but they’ll have the best haircuts on the field!

The game will take place at 2:00pm at Flamingo Park Sports & Leisure, Chislehurst DA14 6QQ on Sunday 29 August 2021.

To donate click here:  https://gofund.me/7df6bc52

Connecticut Barber Expo X This Weekend (August 14-16, 2021)

The Connecticut Barber Expo X and associated events will take place August 14 – 16th, 2021, and be held at the Mohegan Sun Casino.

Finally, after several reschedulings due to the Covid19 Pandemic, the tenth anniversary of CT Barber EXPO, organised by legendary Jay Majors, has finally arrived. As the official media partner, we at BarberEVO can’t wait to see what this weekend has in store.

On Saturday, August 14, 2021, the Expo will start off with the 2nd Annual International Barber Grammys / Pre-Party from 8:30 PM to 2 AM. This will take place in the Ballroom at Mohegan Sun, in Uncasville, CT. This is a dress to impress, black tie affair.

On Sunday, August 15, 2021, the Educational Seminars will take place from 8:30 AM to 2 PM. The Educational Seminars will be presented by some of the industry’s most respected educators. The Barber Battle and Expo will occur from 2 PM to 9:00 PM.

On Monday, August 16, 2021, the Educational Seminars will take place from 8:30 AM to 2 PM. The Barber Battle and Expo will occur from 2 PM to 7:30 PM.

Sharpen your skillset, and rub arms with some of the biggest barbers, stylists and educators in the industry, such as @ivanzoot, @vicblends, @andyauthentic, @kduncangrooming, @andyfademaster, @lici_ladybarber, @be.lechendary, @v.hugostyles, @micdamiano, @diego_djdgaf, @barber.josh.o.p, @bossiocuts, @iamtyrikjackson, @thebizlawyer, @rumbarber and @cutthroat.mike… Just to name a few!

Plus, visit BarberEVO at booth 407!

For additional information, please visit www.ctbarberexpo.com.