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Goldwell Announces its 2022 Color of the Year: BUBBLEGUM

Working in conjunction with some of the world’s foremost color experts, Goldwell is proud to introduce the 2022 Color of the Year:  BUBBLEGUM. The retro-futuristic pink shade playfully walks the line between vibrant, hot pink and classic pastels, harnessing a bevy of charming dualities that resonates with a diverse audience. 

“We can see that optimism will be a key trend for 2022 and BUBBLEGUM is the perfect emblem for it,” says Jane Boddy, Global Color Expert. “The underlying blue tone adds a freshness that is both progressive and balanced. It merges the playful heart with the clear head to create a color that is versatile but measured.” 

Gone are the days of pink being associated with feminine roots – it is now considered a color that has defined the times. The hue embodies a shift in attitude not only in fashion, beauty and lifestyle, but overall outlook, establishing a newfound level of respect.  

“This playful, inclusive color represents diversity, self-identity, fun and freedom, which is something our stylists couldn’t wait to start replicating in their color formulas,” says John Moroney, Global Creative Director Goldwell. “Striking the unique balance between flirtatious and wholesome, cool and warm, and soft and strong, the dynamic aspects of BUBBLEGUM will infuse the look with a head-turning dramatic effect like no other.” 

BUBBLEGUM Formula with Goldwell Colorance: 

40ml Colorance Core Lotion 
15ml Colorance Pastel Rose 
5ml Colorance Pastel Lavender  

Date for the Diary: America’s Beauty Show 2022

A date not to be missed in the hair industry calendar! The 2022 America’s Beauty Show will be held April 9-11 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.  It is an in-person, immersive experience organized to provide a space for our industry to: Flourish, Unite, Network, and Navigate.  

The Big Brands are BACK! Dyson, Redken, Matrix, Olaplex, Pulp Riot, Mizani, Moroccanoil, Andia, Salon Centric, Ulta Beauty, Wahl, Wet Brush, Amika, Farouk, Biolage, Belvedere and MORE will be at ABS.  

See the latest in education, the hottest trends and the opportunity to see and try what’s new in the beauty industry. ABS 2022 offers an unprecedented lineup of education to feed your artistic soul. It’s the place where cosmetologists, colorists, nail pros and estheticians can focus on improving their craft and propelling their careers. Each year the “who’s who” and the “who’s NEW” of the industry come together for a 3-day weekend of hairdressing magic. It’s where you go to see what’s new, experience captivating beauty, be with your team and immerse yourself into the gold-standard of beauty with beauty. 

Since 1912, Cosmetologists Chicago has been the organization whose sole purpose in producing the show is to serve the professional’s needs and move the industry forward through education funding, inspiration and good fellowship. CC Officers and the Board of Directors are all working salon professionals who lead the efforts in ensuring the success of ABS for attendees and exhibitors.  

  • America’s Beauty Show is a non-profit event focused on serving licensed beauty professionals. It is owned by Cosmetologists Chicago, a non-profit association for the last 112 years. America’s Beauty Show is known for education, innovation, community, shopping, and fun! It is a treasure within the professional beauty industry and is evolving to be relevant for both attendees and brand partners.   

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Denman Seeking New Ambassadors

Professional brush brand Denman is on the hunt for “high energy hair geeks” to partner with, and help spread the word about the companies legendary tools. The statewide search will run from the 10th of January until the 21st of March 2022 and is open to working hair professionals based in the USA.   

Denman are looking for busy stylists and colorists with a passion for sharing their work and creative process through social media channels.    

 How to enter 

  • Follow @denmanpro on IG. 
  • Tag @denmanpro in the work and content you are most proud of. 
  • Tag @denmanpro in your entry Reel or Story. In your entry tell Denman why you would make a fantastic Denman Ambassador. Tell them in spoken word and /or captions what makes you tick in your career and the kind of hair you love to work with. Get as creative as you like to get your message across!  Alternatively you can email your short video (max 2 mins) to If your file is too large to send as an attachment via email please use to share it as a link. 
  • ADD THE HASHTAGS #denmanambassador #denmanambassadorsearch to help Denman find your work.

Successful ambassadors will receive the following if selected. 

  • A big box of Denman professional tools including brushes, combs and coloring tools plus regular drops of new and additional products through the year. 
  • Access to online education. 
  • Editorial and PR opportunities. 
  • International PR exposure with the Five Point Alliance. 
  • The opportunity to contribute to product development. 

For more details, go to: 

Sport Clips Haircuts donates $1.55m for Help a Hero Scholarships

Sport Clips Haircuts presented a record-breaking $1.55 million check recently to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Foundation to provide scholarships for service members and veterans. As the nation’s leading provider of men’s and boys’ haircare, the veteran-founded company began work with the VFW in 2013 to offer Help A Hero Scholarships for returning military to prepare for civilian careers that often require additional college, graduate, and technical degrees and training. Since the creation of the program, Sport Clips has donated more than $10 million to the VFW’s “Help A Hero Scholarship” program. 

Also, the VFW and Sport Clips have announced that 146 student veterans will receive scholarships for the Spring 2022 semester, totalling nearly $650,000. This brings the number of scholarship recipients to 2,200 and makes the program one of the largest veteran support programs of its kind. 

“Helping ease the financial burden of going back to school is a very real way our Sport Clips team members, clients, and product partners say ‘thank you’ to those who serve in the military and their families,” says Gordon Logan, Air Force veteran, VFW Life member, and founder and chairman of Sport Clips. “It’s gratifying to see thousands of veterans… single moms, doctoral candidates, seminarians, technicians… going back to school with the help of these scholarships on their way to meaningful civilian careers.” 

“The VFW, along with the veterans, service members and military families we serve cannot express enough our appreciation to the entire Sport Clips team, network and partners for their generous support.” said VFW National Commander Fritz Mihelcic. “Their dedication to America’s student veterans is truly remarkable and serves to make a lifelong, positive impact in the lives of so many.” 

Some $122,000 of the donation this year was from Sport Clips’ own $2 per haircare service made by the company on Veterans Day while clients, individual supporters, and Sport Clips team members donated the most generous portion of money raised in stores and through virtual walks. Sport Clips partners Direct Beauty Express,  John Paul Mitchell Systems,  Nioxin,  Sexy Hair,  Gibs Grooming and Actiiv also made substantial contributions. 

Application period for fall 2022 Help A Hero Scholarships is open now through April 30 to receive up to $5,000 of assistance per semester, per family for service members and veterans in the rank of E-5 and below. To find out more, visit your local Sport Clips, or

Tennessee Beauty Professionals Required by Law to Help Sufferers of Domestic Abuse

As any barber or beauty professional knows, at times you feel more like a therapist than a beauty therapist. Clients are often inclined to open up to their hairdresser or barber about their personal lives, hardships and struggles. This means beauty professionals are in a unique position to help identify sufferers of domestic violence, and in turn, assist the victims.  

This has led to an initiative encouraging barbers, hairstylists, and beauty professionals to become educated and aware of the signs of abuse, with education platforms that give them the tools to help their clients, and potentially save their lives.  

As of January 1st, 2022, a new law has passed in the state of Tennessee—the homebase of this initiative, requiring all barbers and beauty professionals to undergo free training to help identify the signs of clients suffering from domestic abuse, and how to lead them to help.  

Signs of domestic violence can range from learning about concerning details about their homelife from stories or worries expressed, to physical symptoms, such as bruising or sudden or unusual hair loss.  

The law went into effect on Jan. 1, 2022, following a successful initiative first launched in 2017 by Nashville stylist — and survivor of abuse — Susanne Post. She worked with the YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee, which runs the region’s largest women’s emergency shelter and has been engaged in anti-domestic violence education for more than four decades. 

Legislation to require the course came to a head thanks to state lawmakers, commerce agency officials and the state Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners. 

“Tennessee’s beauty professionals are caring, compassionate individuals who are committed to ensuring the health and safety of all their customers, but may not know how to respond when confronted with domestic violence,” said board executive director Roxana Gumucio in a statement made on July 27, when the bill was passed. 

Back in 2017 Susanne Post co-founded an initiative started by the YWCA Nashville and Middle Tennessee, called Shear Haven. Now a proud partner with BARBICIDE, the company hosts training online for hair professionals to gain awareness, education, and tools for spotting and combatting domestic violence.  

Beyond Tennessee, the initiative to educate hair and beauty professionals about the signs of domestic abuse is spreading globally.  In the UK and Ireland, SalonEVO Columnist and Beauty Business Expert Liz McKeon is the ambassador for Shear Haven anti-domestic violence salon training, encouraging and spreading awareness and education of this helpful, and potentially lifesaving tool.  

The Shear Haven online training consists of a 20-minute online session followed by a short quiz. After completion, each participant will receive a personalised certificate of achievement.  

To date, more than 25,000 hair and beauty professionals from around the world have taken the training.  

Learn more about the Shear Haven training by visiting the YWCA website  and quiz on the Barbicide website.  

The whole truth has yet to be discovered…

Tune into HBO to watch an intensely personal journey as American Crew founder, David Raccuglia, investigates whether Chester Weger is responsible for the brutal murders of three women at Starved Rock State Park some 60 years ago.  

HBO documentary series, THE MURDERS AT STARVED ROCK, explores the 1960 brutal murders of three women at Starved Rock State Park in LaSalle, Illinois, and the decades of questions and doubts left in their wake. Produced by American Barber Films and Mark Wahlberg’s Unrealistic Ideas, The Murders at Starved Rock explores this 60-year-old murder mystery. The convicted killer, Chester Weger, maintains his innocence after 60 years in prison and seeks exoneration. Haunted by the murders in his hometown, David Raccuglia has spent the last 15 years delving into the case files, convinced that the whole truth has yet to be uncovered. 

What is truly compelling is the fact that David’s family has a personal connection to this case. 

David said: “As a kid, Chester Weger was my boogey man, I used to lay in bed terrified that he was going to kill me, because my father was the prosecutor who put Chester in prison for life for his crimes.” 

David is on a quest to find out whether there is evidence to prove that Chester is innocent and if there is, he wants to expose it to the world, as this has left his hometown divided for 60 years.  

Join in with David’s investigation on @HBOMax, it is streaming now.  

New Dates Announced for NAHA, ISSE and Beacon 2022

Due to the rising number of Covid cases, The Professional Beauty Association (PBA), the largest and most inclusive trade organization representing the entire beauty industry, has made the difficult decision to postpone January events until the spring and summer months. 

NAHA, the most prestigious professional beauty competition and award show in North America, will be shifting to Sunday, April 3 and will remain at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach, CA.

Beacon, the elite student program, will also be shifting to April. It will now take place April 2-3 at the Long Beach Convention Center, where top students from across the nation will come together to learn critical skills to help successfully launch their careers in the beauty industry.

ISSE will also be shifting dates, moving to June 25-26 at the Long Beach Convention Center. ISSE 2022 will feature interactive education from the industry’s top hair, skin, nail, and makeup educators and influencers, unique experiences, along with new and innovative exhibitors.

“While moving dates is not ideal, we felt it was the safest way to move forward for all in attendance,” says Nina Daily, Executive Director of the Professional Beauty Association.

“Protocols will be in place for the new event dates to ensure the continued safety of attendees and exhibitors.”

Previously purchased events tickets will simply transfer to the new dates, or contact for refunds and for questions. New hotel reservation links will be available in the upcoming weeks for all events.

Andis® Company Releases the reSURGE™ a New Dual, Independent Gold Titanium Foil Shaver


STURTEVANT, WI (November 2021) – Andis® Company, a leading manufacturer of barbering and grooming tools, has released the reSURGE Shaver with new dual, independent gold titanium, hypoallergenic foils to combat irritation. This premium tool features an integrated long hair trimmer that reduces the amount of pre-trimming needed before shaving.With a sleek black and gold design, the innovative shaver has an easy pivot head that adjusts to hug the contours of the face, head and neck. It’s extremely powerful, high-speed motor delivers 9,900 strokes per minute to glide through wet or dry hair—eliminating the need for a straight razor.

reSURGE Shaver™

“The reSURGE Shaver lets barbers and stylists do it all,” said Angie Perino, Andis Global Education Manager. “With a state-of-the-art design, wet/dry capability, integrated long hair trimmer and hypoallergenic dual gold titanium foils, this shaver packs all the punches. We are excited to get the reSURGE Shaver in the hands of barbers and stylists everywhere to empower them to create their way.”

The reSURGE shaver is the first to feature the company’s new logo and packaging and has a premium, sealed electronic on/off switch. Lithium-ion power delivers a 60-minute run time on a single charge. The shaver’s smart LED design features a 3-bar battery status indicator with a red low-level warning. A travel lock prevents accidental battery discharge. For nearly 100 years, Andis Company has been a leader and innovator in the men’s grooming industry with its innovative technology and top-tier educational offerings. Andis offers free online educational resources at, allowing everyone from expert barbers to beginners to learn new tips and techniques behind the chair.

You can purchase the new reSURGE Shaver directly at as well as from authorized Andis dealers.

Retailers and distributors interested in carrying the reSURGE Shaver, or any other products from Andis Company, can find more information at or call 800-558-9441.

MSRP: $200.00

At Risk Cleveland Students Receive Full Scholarships Through Wahl Professional’s Innovative Fade It Forward™ Program

November 23, 2021 (Cleveland, OH) – On November 8th, eight Cleveland students received life-changing news when they were awarded full scholarships to local barber schools, thanks to Wahl Clipper Corporation’s Professional division and its innovative Fade It Forward™ program.

“It’s like my dream just came true. I was just so surprised, I almost cried,” said D’Niyae Morris, one of the Fade It Forward scholarship recipients. “It reminds you there’s still good people out here in the world.”

Students will receive mentoring from industry professionals while attending classes at The Keratin Barber College or Allstate Hairstyling and Barber College in Cleveland. The goal of the mentorships is to reinforce the hard work and dedication needed to achieve success in this competitive industry.

Garland “G Whiz” Fox was at the Urban League of Greater Cleveland to personally welcome the shocked recipients into the Wahl family. As a former homeless vet whose life was transformed by his barbering career, this ceremony was incredibly personal for him.

“I can’t think of a more deserving group,” says Fox. “Each student is a story of perseverance. They show up every day, not only for themselves but to improve the lives of their families and community.”

The recipients of the eight scholarships from the Sterling, IL-based clipper manufacturer are: Dominic DeLaRosa, KeVonte Sumlin, D’Niyae Morris, Chad Medley, Jr., (Jason) Jalen Dennis, Faith White, Brandon Thomas and Brooklyn Hatchette.

“I have no doubt these youth will make their families extremely proud,” said Lance Wahl, Global Vice President of Professional Products, Wahl Clipper Corporation. “We can’t wait to see how they progress and grow in their careers.”

This is the third city where the program has made its mark, making its debut in Chicago in 2018 and expanding to St. Louis last year. And Wahl Professional hopes to Fade It Forward to more youth in another community soon.

“Everything about this program is heartfelt. We are a family. Wahl is a family-owned company. And we are about community,” said Fox.

To get involved or learn more about the Fade It Forward program, visit

Further Your Career With Sport Clips

Sport Clips is like no other place, there are sports everywhere, TVs playing all the latest scores, with teams of highly trained staff looking after guests. If you are on the lookout for a new opportunity, Sport Clips are hiring talented stylists and barbers and with 1800 locations to choose from, you’ll find a Sport Clips near you.  

With a culture and environment like no other, there are many reasons that the brand retains some of the most talented stylists and barbers in the business, with great career paths; leadership training and personal development, medical benefits and paid vacation and a relaxed culture, it is an excellent opportunity to further your career.  

We spoke with Frankie Perez who has been with Sport Clips for eight years, and now works in San Diego. “I had a misconception of what Sport Clips was and what they were all about, until my wife introduced me to them. Honestly, I just didn’t feel like I fit in there. I felt like everybody had a certain look, and everybody was a certain way, and I realized real quick that wasn’t the case. I realized that I did fit in there, and there was a place for me there.” 

“When I actually got in there and started to learn all about it, I was like, man this company has everything, everything that you need to succeed, everything that you need to feel welcome, everything that you need to feel part of a family, part of a team. And to be honest, I’ve worked for different franchises, different corporations, and I’ve just never experienced anything like that. So, it was really surprising to me.” 

“The training is incredible, and we are all put through it. It is geared to people that are new to the business all the way to the ones that have been in the business for 25 years. We really invest in our team members and set them up for success. The culture is strong and it’s more of a family environment than a job. We want to see you succeed. We want to see you grow. We want to see you buy that car, that home that you always wanted. We want to see you go on those vacations. So, I think it’s really personalized to each team member.”