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Laura Davidson

Andis® Company Launches New Cordless reVITE™ Clippers


Andis® Company, a leading manufacturer of barbering and grooming tools, is excited to announce the launch of its new professional, cordless reVITE Clippers.

Both uniquely designed reVITE Clippers (black and gray) include a stainless-steel blade design which combines the functionality of a removable blade and adjustable blade in one single tool. This enables the stylist or barber to make changes between a Taper blade and Fade blade quickly and easily for added efficiency and convenience. The reVITE also has a large, textured grip that enhances comfort to prevent slipping, a tapered body to improve ergonomics for all hand sizes as well as a new high-speed rotary motor with Constant Speed Technology; meaning it won’t drag or stall in thick hair. The reVITE features 2 hours of non-stop run time while the LED battery status indicator turns from blue to red when battery level is below 10%.

Black reVITE Clipper

The black reVITE features a Fade blade which adjusts from size 00000-000 for ulta-close cutting, and an unbreakable aluminum housing for years of dependable use. This reVITE is great for clipper-over-comb technique, bald fading and freehand work. 

 Gray reVITE Clipper
The gray reVITE features a Taper blade which adjusts from size 000-1 for all-around haircutting. However, this version is designed for those who prefer to create with an ultra-lightweight clipper and features a composite housing. This combination of light weight and slim shape is perfect for smaller hands.

“The reVITE clipper is a sleek tool with endless versatility that meets all of my needs,” says Angie Perino, Andis Company Global Education Manager and cosmetologist. “Its powerful cutting performance and ergonomic design allows me to feel empowered to create any look — I can quickly swap the Fade blade out for the Taper blade in a matter of seconds. The reVITE features a high-speed rotary motor with Constant Speed Technology to prevent any dragging or stalling when used on thick, coarse hair. Plus, the  precision of the reVITE provides a sharp edge, giving the modern classic look, a perfect finish.”

MSRP: $200 For more information visit

Andis® Company is also currently celebrating its centennial year — and the reVITE Clippers are the first Andis professional clippers to use the new visual brand language since its recent rebranding.To keep up with Andis® Company, follow them on InstagramTikTok and Facebook.

Andis Company’s Global Education Team Taps Barbers Daniel Montalvo and Dharmesh “Dodo” Hingorani

New barber recruits from Mexico and India further expand brand’s creative vision.

Andis® Company, a leader in professional tools and education for the barber and beauty industry, is excited to announce today Daniel Montalvo and Dharmesh “Dodo” Hingorani as the latest additions to its Global Education Team; which now consists of 45 educators across four continents. Both barbershop owners, Daniel and Dodo have strong interests in passing on their hard-earned knowledge to the next generation of creators in their home countries and on the world’s stage.

“I’m thrilled to add more international barbering talent to our roster of global educators,” said Angie Perino, Andis® Global Education Manager. “Both Dodo and Daniel are incredibly talented. They’re strong advocates for barbering education locally, but, most importantly, they are committed to bettering the next generation of barbers and stylists, no matter where they’re from or what stage in their career.”

Daniel Montalvo (@nicksbarbertattoo) — Hailing from San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Daniel Montalvo has more than 15 years of barbering experience, owns three barbershops, a trendy micropigmentation and tattoo studio, eyelash studio and an academy for training in his hometown. He has won multiple awards including back-to-back wins at Barber Match México.

Daniel believes in paying it forward to help others. His team of barbers have collaborated with rehab shelters to offer free haircuts to those in need. He also works with barbers throughout Mexico to put on free barbering events to bring continuing education and hands-on training to those who might not be able to afford to travel to major cities.

Having used Andis tools since the beginning of his career, Daniel is excited to be a part of the Andis Global Education Team where he can continue to pass along his knowledge to the brand’s global following, especially in Mexico and Latin America.

Dharmesh “Dodo” Hingorani (@dodothebarber) — Mumbai-based “Dodo” Hingorani’s professional career began in 2005. Having an interest in hair from an early age, a haircut on a trip to Canada from an Art Director at Toni & Guy cemented Hingorani’s desire to pursue barbering.

Education is everything to Hingorani. Recently, he began to organize free barbering workshops to empower others in the industry.

Hingorani owns Zido Salon in Mumbai, India’s most populous city.
For more information about Andis Company or the brand’s educational offerings, please visit

To keep up with Andis global educators and see how others #CREATEYOURWAY, follow Andis on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook.

Wahl British Barber of the Year 2022

WAHL British Barber of the Year 2022

Have you got what it takes to be crowned Wahl British Barber of the Year? It’s time to show them what you can do! If you want to be recognised as one of the UK’s finest barbering talents, now is your moment.

To enter, go to the submissions area on their website and tell Wahl why you think you’re worthy of the title Wahl British Barber of the Year. They want to hear about your barbering career so far and your ambitions for the future, so this is your opportunity to sell yourself. You’ll also need to submit up to 4 images showcasing your best work. Make sure these are the best possible representation of your skills. Wahl want to be impressed!

Finalists will be contacted and provided with further details once entries close on 30th September 2022.

WAHL British Barbershop of the Year 2022

Do you have a unique environment that sets you apart from every other shop? Are your staff the best in the business?                                        

If this sounds like your barbershop, you’re in with a chance of being crowned Wahl Barbershop of the Year 2022. To be considered ENTER your submissions TODAY.

Finalists will be contacted and provided with further details once entries close on 30th September 2022.

Ever wondered what it takes to become a WAHL Barber of The Year Finalist?

Visit past competitions and see who made it to the finals and also the entries that made them stand out and secure a place in the final. 

See how your work and standards compare and who knows, you could be joining them one day.

It costs nothing to enter, but the rewards if you make the finals are monumental as you will see this competition has helped to launch many careers!

Booksy Announces Sponsorship of the Total Look Community’s Balayage & Shags Tour 2022


Booksy is delighted to announce their sponsorship of the Total Look Community’s Balayage & Shags Tour 2022, featuring noted professional beauty leaders and Booksy Ambassadors, Alfredo Lewis and Philip Wolff! During this 9-city tour that kicks off in September 2022 and runs through 2023, the creative and inspirational duo will be delivering a completely new, interactive educational experience that includes in-person demos of their signature techniques and styles, secrets on how they create Total Looks, opportunities for VIP business and social coaching, “hands-in” immersive training plus state-of-the-art, online “PRE-Digital Education Kit and POST Digital Education Review’. 

“Philip and I had been talking about doing a tour together for a few years but wanted to deliver something unique and fresh that we felt would really uplift the industry. As hairstylists, we crave a real connection, and we all need that in-person experience. So many beauty professionals were hit so hard during Covid and we were more determined than ever to do this tour! We also don’t see a lot of people doing both cutting and color education in one class and wanted to bring extra value,” commented Alfredo Lewis.

Philip Wolff agrees wholeheartedly with Alfredo and is delighted to be able to bring this tour to life.

“I truly believe ongoing education is, and forever will be, such a huge part of personal growth in this industry. As the world evolves, so does fashion and style. Alfredo and I wanted to offer both real world foundational education, as well as current trend color and cutting techniques to create the “Total Look” for clients/future clients.”

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Why Booksy? “I was looking for an app that could help optimize my time in a very unique way.  Because I work in multiple places constantly, I honestly didn’t think something that could support me in a meaningful way existed until I came across Booksy through a friend.  I was a little hesitant at first because I felt the transition process from other apps would be too time consuming and a pain but NOPE, the team at Booksy made the transition so seamless and easy, and even offered features I didn’t know existed! One of my favorites is the Boost feature which allows for any artist to get discovered in their area, build a clientele quicker, and it’s all built right in the app! Bottom line, I love it, my clients love it, and my personal life loves it because Booksy also helped me organize my time for myself as well,” added Wolff.

“Alfredo and Philip are exceptional artists and educators that we are honored to have as our Ambassadors. We know their Balayage and Shags Tour is going to be something very powerful and unique in the industry that will help beauty professionals expand on their artistry, as well as their business acumen. Both Philip and Alfredo embody what we strive to deliver: top education, a community of professionals, and most importantly the confidence in Booksy to support their business in the best possible way,” commented Dee Hadley, Head of Marketing US, Booksy.

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“In today’s hectic world, having the right tools for success is crucial. Booksy has literally everything I need to and even things I didn’t know I needed until I had them! It’s so easy and the support and exposure with Booksy is incredible. I moved across the country in 2020 and thanks to the Booksy marketplace I’ve been able to build a new clientele in half the time it would have normally taken me. Maybe less! It’s the real deal!” he added.

In addition to all the incredible education, tour attendees will receive a complimentary Booksy goodie bag, as well as a special deal for signing up. In addition, participants will receive a free Booksy card reader for your salon’s payment solution, which works seamlessly with the Booksy app. 

For more tour information visit:

Download the Booksy Biz mobile app for free or visit to learn more.

Create the Perfect Skin Fade

Jim Shaw, owner of Toni&Guy, Billericay, shares his knowledge on the perfect skin fade.

A fade is a classic men’s haircut and one that will come back on-trend time and time again and with that in mind, it’s an important haircut for men’s hairdressers to master. Below are my top tips for helping achieve the perfect fade in the salon/barbershop for your clients…

  1. Ensure you have the right tools in hand before creating your cut. You will want clippers with a comb guard that you will use for the majority of your skin fade. I love to use clippers that are cordless to allow for maximum control. You will want scissors and a barber comb to allow you to make the cut more precise and clean, getting as close to the head as possible. 
  2. Always start around an inch above the ears as a guideline, cut the hair with the 0 setting on your clippers from the bottom of the hairline up to the guideline and work your way around the head
  3. Repeat the above process directly above the guideline point but change your clipper setting up a notch. Repeat this process until you reach the top of the sides of the head.
  4. Don’t rush but ensure you have rhythm as you work on your fade. You don’t want to take away chunks of the hair or have any imperfections. Start slowly, build the rhythm and gain confidence. 
  5. Ensure the cut has a flawless blend. If you have any imperfections, you can always go back over them or use your scissors to help neaten up the look. 
  6. Use your hair tools to sharpen up the sides and accentuate the look.
  7. Finish the look with styling products that will enhance the cut. I particularly like to use products like American Crew Boost Powder that give further volume to the hair on top that’s longer in length and give the look a more dramatic, statement finish or pomades and waxes with a matte finish like Label M Matt Paste to help give the hair shape whilst also having a natural finish. 

NHBF Calls on New Prime Minister to Support Hair & Beauty Sector

The National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) has called on Liz Truss, the new Prime Minister, to provide a series of actions giving immediate support to hair, beauty and barbershop businesses and shore up their survival chances over the next six months.

According to the latest NHBF quarterly State of the Industry survey in July 2022, businesses are only just again showing the more positive signs of recovery that we first saw in September 2021, before it was choked off by the Omicron surge over Christmas. Only 44% of businesses are making a small or good profit, raising prices is a consistent trend and reliance on government support is still high at 50%. Business confidence has improved, but 42% of sector businesses still face the long shadow of debt built up during the pandemic lockdowns, which will take 63% of those indebted businesses more than two years to clear.

In a letter sent to both PM candidates, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak last week, the NHBF requested the following:

  1. Introduce a small business energy price cap with grant support.

A small business energy price cap for small and micro businesses, accompanied by emergency grant support for a six-month period, would shield them from crippling energy bills. Energy companies should also be encouraged to offer a range of flexible payment plans so that businesses are supported to pay off bills over a longer period.

In a sector where energy costs are the largest or second largest overhead, we know from a sector wide survey in March that the overwhelming majority have seen prices rise and for half by more than 50% over the last year. In response to rising prices, businesses are already cutting costs, putting up prices, holding off taking on new staff and introducing multiple energy saving measures. 

  • Reintroduce 100% business rates relief.

Businesses need crucial help with fixed overheads, to maintain cashflow and keep them in business as energy and business costs rise. Building on the 50% discount, we would like to see 100% relief re-introduced as soon as possible and for the remainder of the financial year 2022-23.

The previous 100% relief was invaluable in supporting sector businesses through the pandemic. We also call for a freeze to the business rates multiplier that will rise in the autumn in line with inflation, to protect businesses from higher rises to rates bills.

  1. Offer targeted apprenticeship incentives small and micro employers.

The sector is desperate to provide meaningful jobs to more young people, but in a sector made up predominantly of small and micro businesses, affordability is challenging in the current climate. The £2.7 billion made available in the Autumn Budget 2021 and £2 billion Apprenticeship Levy underspend offers opportunities to channel funding to small and micro businesses through offering apprenticeship incentives between £1,000-3,000 per employee. This would particularly to help fund the gap between the apprentice wage and the national minimum wage for older apprentices aged 19+. 

  • Restraint on increases to the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage.

We have called on the Low Pay Commission for restraint in their recommendations to the Government on further increases to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW), given the current challenging economic environment. In response to the rise in National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and NMW/NLW in April, businesses absorbed some of the extra cost by reducing their profit margins, but many put up their prices. However, it is a balancing act and businesses can only raise prices so far before customers return less frequently.

  • A fairer tax system and a crackdown on tax evading businesses.

The NHBF is calling for a fairer approach to the tax system which creates more of a level playing field between businesses with employees and businesses using self-employed individuals, a growing trend within the sector.

We would welcome further discussions with HM Treasury around the way that VAT is applied including raising the VAT threshold so that more small and micro businesses benefit from relief, reducing the VAT rate to 5% or introducing tiered rates for the smallest businesses to remove the disincentive to grow and remain below the threshold. 

We also call on the Government to lead a crackdown on informal businesses operating on a cash basis in the margins, not paying tax or VAT, which means they charge lower prices, undercutting and threatening the survival of responsible businesses and undermining pay legislation.

Richard Lambert, NHBF chief executive, says “The sector is in the midst of the cost of doing business crisis, with energy bills rising at an exponential rate, supply price inflation at levels not seen for a generation, increases to staff costs and a skills crisis that is putting the future health of the sector at risk.

The sector has ridden the rollercoaster business environment over the last two years and survived, due to its own steely resilience and the vital support provided by governments across the UK. With continued support from the UK Government, we are confident that the personal care sector will continue to play a crucial role in the UK’s economic recovery, thriving high streets and community wellbeing.”

The hair and beauty sector makes a significant contribution to the UK economy, with £5.5 billion spent on services in 2019-20[1] and consumer spend across the whole sector totalling £27.2 billion[2] in 2018. Salon businesses, led predominantly by female entrepreneurs, provide valuable careers to 257,000 people, more than half aged 18-35, across the UK. The sector enhances the health and wellbeing of local communities and, despite the pandemic, the number of businesses continued to grow.



[1] Industry Statistics 2021

[2] British Beauty Council ‘Value of Beauty’ Report, Oxford Economics (July 2019)

Grow Your Business with New NHBF Education Hub

On the PIVOT POINT LAB platform, entitled Skills Zone, can be accessed by NHBF members anytime, anywhere via their phone, tablet or laptop. 

Skills Zone will host a series of easy-to-follow guidelines and lessons in line with the NHBF Professional Code of Conduct. 

Lessons include:

  • Understanding qualifications and training requirements
  • Being clear on Health & Safety
  • Understanding consultation and allergy alerts
  • How to manage advertising, promotions and pricing
  • Understanding pay and tips

Richard Lambert, NHBF chief executive said: “Running a hair or beauty salon or barbershop business can feel very complicated, with lots of things that need to be in place to allow professionals to concentrate on building a client base. 

“The launch of the Skills Zone, which can be found in the Member Benefits area on, offers free access to the NHBF School on PIVOT POINT LAB. LAB provides newly developed professional standards resources to master the knowledge required to protect your clients and your business.”

Janet Coates, PIVOT POINT LAB, Customer Experience & Engagement manager said: “Point LAB is a great platform to provide online educational support to the NHBF Members in the most modern and easily accessible way”.

Resources are easily accessible via your phone or tablet and will be key in helping your business grow, so ensure its future success by signing up online to the new NHBF Skills Zone.

To find out more about Pivot Point and stay connected visit:



Instagram: @pivot_point_uk

OUT NOW: BarberEVO UK and Northern Ireland Issue 34 – September / October 2022

The latest issue of BarberEVO UK and Northern Ireland is OUT NOW.

Get your copy here!


The latest issue of BarberEVO is OUT NOW! This issue is headed up by a composite shot from American Crew’s outstanding All-Star Challenge collection.  

We were thrilled to be invited to get the chance to peek behind the scenes of the shoot, called ‘London Calling’ which included the work of the incredibly artistic talent gathered from all over the globe. Check out the full collection and a look behind the scenes in this issue. We are beyond excited to be working closely with American Crew in the future, watch out for more content coming up.


Also, in this issue we are giving away Simon Shaw. Take him, he’s yours! Well, for one day only. Win Simon to come to your barbershop or take your team to the Wahl Training Academy… however you want to use Simon’s knowledge, he’s up for it… nothing weird mind, that’s his only condition! See pages 34-35 to find out how to enter.


Love it or loathe it, tech is now an essential part of a barber’s business. There are so many options now to make life easier, and you don’t have to be a tech whizz to get your head around them. Whether it’s booking apps, marketing, POS options, reminders, there’s so much out there that can streamline your day to day. Have a read and see if it’s time to trade up with tech


Beard services – how do you view them? A quick add on or an essential part of the barbershop menu? The beard remains on trend, and we talk to the barbers who are making the most of what is currently an essential service to many clients.


The wellbeing of staff, clients and the ever-stressed owners, is more important than ever, and we look at ways the industry is embracing wellbeing practices into the barbershop. We speak to the Podbarber about how listening is as important as talking, and we investigate the spa type services that barbers are introducing to aid client relaxation. Sit back, relax and read all about it.


The humble scissor is the tool you can’t do without. But how much do you value your scissors? We look at what’s on the market – from the budget options to the wallet busting top enders. It’s not all about cost, there are great options for all budgets, and we talk to Rum Barber about the best options for the beginner barber as Yoi Scissors talk about which performs best in each cost category.

We hope you enjoy this issue! You can order your print copy here. 

Fellowship Awards 2022 are back!

The Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s Image Awards are back for 2022! The most anticipated awards in the hairdressing calendar sees hairdressers and barbers across the UK recognised for their innovation, inspiration and beautiful imagery.

Some of the most iconic hairdressers have won the award, including Nicky Clarke, Anthony Mascolo and Errol Douglas MBE. Now, the categories are open for entry, inviting hairdressers from across the UK – and internationally – to enter the awards with the stunning images they create. 

For 2022, images must be from 30 May 2021-30 September 2022 and rather than uploaded onto Instagram as in previous years, there is a special private entry portal. Closing date is 30 September, judging is totally anonymous, and the winner will be announced at the Fellowship Luncheon & Awards on 5 December.

Also launching for 2022 are the Art & Commerce Awards, previously known as the Business Awards, with two new categories.

Fellowship Image 

The ultimate award – an image that showcases the professionalism, passion and skills from British hairdressing. 

2021 winner – Casey Coleman, Chair Salon

Afro Image 

An image that captures all textured hair, curls and coils, taken in a professional environment.

2021 winner – Emma Simmons, Salon 54

Colour Image 

A stunning professional image puts hair colour at the heart of the image. 

2021 winner – Jonathan Turner, Hooker & Young 

Men’s Image 

An outstanding image from a professional collection, or an individual shot taken in a professional environment. 

2021 winner – Charlie Cullen, Joe and Co 

Snapshot Image 

Whether it’s a client, a friend or non-professional model, this hair photo showcases your work outside of the photographic studio. 

2021 winner – Efi Davies, TONI&GUY

International Image 

If you are based outside the UK, this is the category for you! 

2021 winner – Jacky Chan, Oscar Oscar Salons

Art & Commerce Awards 

Individual Salon Award

Recognising the very best individual salons in the UK.

2021 winner – Karoliina Saunders

Salon Group Award

Open to independent salons, or those that are part of a group or a franchise with two or more salons.

2021 winner – Blushes Collective

NEW! Session Hair Stylist of the Year 

Aimed at those who work in the fashion world, from behind the scenes at fashion weeks to working won international brand campaigns and high-profile celebrity photoshoots. 

NEW! Educator of the Year

Aimed at individuals or teams providing hairdressing education, including colleges, private academies, in-salon educators and freelancers.

NEW! Hall of F.A.M.E. Award

Open to all former members of the F.A.M.E. Team, share your unique stories of success after being part of the mentoring programme 

Closing date is 30 September, visit the website for all the details

Booksy Presents – Better You, Better Business in Sheffield

Booksy presents a game changing night full of inspiration and entertainment for you and your salon, barber, or beauty business!

Meet fellow entrepreneurs from in and around Sheffield for a night of entertainment, masterclasses and advice on how to not only survive, but thrive and get to the top of your industry. The event is hosted by Booksy UK and is free to attend for Hairdressers, Barbers, Beauty, Nail & Lash businesses.

What you can expect on the night

  • A masterclass in hairdressing and barbering from Alan Beak and Pedro Plastics 
  • Tips on how to protect and grow your revenue from Alice McNails
  • Access to exclusive offers and incentives from Booksy and partners
  • Three-course meal and drinks
  • Industry networking opportunities
  • Quality entertainment

Please note this is a private event for the beauty industry for hairdressers, nail/lash salons and barbers. Dress code is smart/casual and please bring ID with you on the evening. If you’d like to bring an industry guest they will need to make sure that they register for their ticket.

Date and time

Mon, 19 September 2022

18:00 – 22:00 BST


Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Sheffield

Victoria Station Road


S4 7YE