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Jennifer Paxton

BOOKSY ANNOUNCES LISA FINUCANE AS SENIOR CATEGORY MANAGER

CHICAGO, IL (April 2022) Booksy is delighted to announce Lisa Finucane as new Senior Category Manager for Barbering and Hair Verticals. As a professional hairstylist, Finucane brings 32 years of experience in the beauty industry to her new position at Booksy.

Booksy is the leading scheduling and business app for the beauty industry that is designed to make lives simpler and much more efficient. The cloud-based app easily connects beauty industry service providers with customers. Booksy not only allows for convenient 24/7 online appointment booking for clients but is also a comprehensive business management tool for beauty businesses of all sizes. Currently, Booksy is available in 6 countries and supports over 150 million annualized client appointments.

Beginning her career as a behind the chair stylist, Lisa Finucane went on to various color education and sales roles before beginning her new and exciting opportunity with Booksy in February 2022.In her new role,she is responsible for marketing and expansion within the barbering and hair sectors! She is also responsible for campaigns, trade shows, and ambassador acquisition to help ensure Booksy is the premier choice for beauty professionals nationwide.

Lisa’s previous experience as National Director of Education at Wahl Professional has allowed her to work closely with successful hairdressers, barbers, and salons across the US. Her personal philosophy centers around her belief that the beauty industry is “the best in the world.”  Finucane is proud graduate of Pivot Point International. She is in the home stretch of a lifelong goal of completing a PhD as well. Her research highlighted how barbers present him or herself as an agent of social justice change.

“I am excited to bring my extensive experience and knowledge of the beauty industry to the Booksy team and to be part of the future growth of this amazing technology. I want to thank Dee Hadley, Head of Marketing at Booksy, and the entire management team who have been very supportive as I dive into this new role. I am honored to be working with such talented and creative individuals,” commented Finucane.

EVO attends America’s Beauty Show!

This past weekend (Sat Apr 9 – Monday, Apr 11) the SalonEVO and BarberEVO team packed their bags and took off to Chicago to attend the 99th annual America’s Beauty Show put on by Cosmetologists Chicago.

Beauty professionals, from barbers, cosmetologists, and beauty and skincare experts gathered for a weekend full of education, inspiration, demonstrations, networking, and of course, a little bit of fun too!

This year, EVO took their booth to the next level, offering attendees a unique opportunity at being on the coveted front cover of SalonEVO, with an incredible life-size, interactive, walk-in front cover photobooth. The EVO booth was also the spot to be if you wanted to learn from amazing educators, such as Miguel Rosas from Wahl Pro and Lici Febo from Andis who both performed live demos to an inspired audience.

The EVO front cover photo booth was graced by many of North America’s leading hair and beauty lights, such as the Ulta Beauty Pro Team, with Nick Stenson and Anna Manukyan, Danielle Keasling, David Lopez and Michelle O’Connor. As well as educators like the effervescent Kristin Kaide, Queen of the South, Nieves Almaraz and many, many more!

The team also had the enormous privilege of attending the 10th Annual Beauty Changes Lives Experience, which was an incredible night of fun, inspiration and education, bursting with industry icons all keen to support this wonderful charitable cause.

Thanks to all who stopped by and said hello! Until next year at ABS!

Fellowship Welcomes New President, Robert Eaton

Robert Eaton has been welcomed as the new President for the Fellowship for British Hairdressing at a star-studded event in London.

Ken Picton, who has led the organisation for the past three years, handed over the reigns to British Hairdresser of the Year Robert Eaton in front of industry peers at the President’s Night.

Held at the Brewery in East London, Ken relived some of his favourite times as President – and the challenges brought with the pandemic. But before he could leave there were a few surprises – he brought his Drinks with the President live to the stage with some of his favourite guests including Sally Brooks, Mark Woolley and Michael Douglas, while a video highlighted just some of the things he has implemented during his reign.

The F.A.M.E team presented their first show, Evolution. Alex Cook, Darrel Starkey, Jessica Hau and Lydia Wolfe – a showcase of their skills learnt so far this year, with stunning 5ft colourful ponytails, precision cuts and dynamic shapes.

Ken recalled: “When I took over as President in 2019 we had no idea what was ahead of us. But we have worked hard to modernise the Fellowship for a new era of hairdressing. It’s been a privilege to lead the Fellowship through these turbulent times and I look forward to being part of the future.”

Receiving his regalia, Robert added: “Today is very special for me, when I started my journey in the family business it was about networking and making friends. My whole career has been shaped by the Fellowship; I was part of the 2003 F.A.M.E. Team which was incredibly special and instilled in me the importance of nurturing the next generation. Now, it’s my time to give back and help young people in this industry. I want to work with as many people as possible to evolve the industry and continue the heritage the Fellowship has always had.”

UK Squire is Back!

UK, SQUIRE is back! And, with their first-ever exclusive UK tour hosted by @hayden_cassidy! Get in the game with the UK’s most elite barbers. The drinks, food, music & raffles are on SQUIRE– as well as free onsite SQUIRE demos that will show you how to elevate your barbershop. The first five accounts per tour stop to sign up to become SQUIRE users will receive a free 1:1 virtual workshop with Hayden for a Higher Learning session powered by SQUIRE. See you there!

TOUR DATES:

London: March 5th, 8-11pm, Champs’ Barber Shop, @champsbarbers, 17 Riding House St, London W1W 7DY

Sign up for London here

Manchester: March 6th, 3-7pm, Danny & Co. Barber Shop, @dannyandcobarbers, The Barn, 2a Mill St, Uppermill, Saddleworth, OL3 6HT

Sign up for Machester here

Glasgow: March 7th, 3-7pm, Sovereign Grooming, @sovereigngrooming, 38 Renfield Street Glasgow G2 1LU

Sign up for Glasgow here

And pick up your FREE copy of BarberEVO magazine!

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