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Menspire Opens in Glasgow

Menspire has announced the opening of its new location in Glasgow. Which has been a long-term goal of the brand’s Aberdeen location director Andy Dawson. Menspire Glasgow opened in Renfrew Street in the city centre, in January, and behind the chair will be Andy @andydawson_, Jeffrey Batista @jeffreybatista_ and James Ewen @james.ewen_

Andy has spent the last five years building the Menspire brand in Scotland with the vision to expand nationwide, starting with Glasgow and he is extremely proud to see it come to life. 

The new location is predominantly a barbershop but Andy will be using it as an education space, much like the Aberdeen location, as he continues to offer Menspire Academy Education in Scotland.

Andy said: “All in all I’m thrilled to bring Menspire to Glasgow as it’s always been a goal of mine and that of my business partners, Josh and Sam.”

Manager at the new location, Jeffrey Batista said: “I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity and can’t thank Sam, Josh and Andy for making me part of it. It’s a dream of mine for so long to work with this incredible brand that inspires me every day.”

Menspire is an award-winning provider of barber education designed to unlock student’s potential through a structured process and has locations all over the UK and also now in the States. 

For more details go to www.menspire.co.uk

Wahl Professional Releases First of Its Kind Power Station™

The next generation of charging, the NEW Wahl Professional Power Station™ allows you to charge three tools at once.

Wahl Professional has unveiled a new solution for the growing number of tools being used by barber professionals: Wahl Professional Power Station™. Barber professionals commonly use many different tools throughout the day, and during a single haircut. In response, Wahl designed the most efficient charging station on the market. The innovative Wahl Professional Power Station quickly charges three Wahl Professional cordless clippers, trimmers, or shavers — in the time it takes to charge one — with one space-saving cord. It also includes one USB-C port, perfect for charging a phone or payment processing device.

The new Power Station comes with multiple tool inserts – three clipper, two trimmer and one shaver insert – allowing you to mix and match any combination of Wahl Professional tools to charge. It comes with direct-contact charging which is the fastest, most efficient way to recharge your Wahl Professional cutting devices. And the space-saving design means your workstation remains tidy and uncluttered.“I love that the customizable and interchangeable system lets me choose which tools to charge and when. I can change my setup as often as I like,” says Wahl Professional Educator, Nieves Almaraz (@howtofadehair). “This new Power Station allows me to charge three tools at the same time, and it keeps my workspace neat and professional by eliminating cord clutter.”

Barbers and stylists who want fully charged tools and an organized workspace can purchase the Wahl Professional Power Station February 1 for $199 at wahlpro.com or by visiting their local distributor.

OUT NOW: BarberEVO North America Issue #29 – FEBRUARY/MARCH 2023

Get your copy here!

The newest issue of BarberEVO North America is OUT NOW! We have the latest in product launches, marketing, event updates, and new year trends. Packed full of ace designs and awesome features that give you everything you need to know to reach success in 2023 and beyond.

IN THIS ISSUE

It’s always our pleasure to feature the industry’s biggest brands – keep an eye out for more gorgeous shoots and incredible looks from Wahl, Andis, STMNT, Layrite, JRL, and American Crew.

Not to mention some exciting product announcements and tool guides from 18.21 Man Made Grooming, Gamma+, Captain Fawcett, RED Pro, and Hairskeen.

ON THE COVER

As seen on this issue’s front cover and in the Final Cut, Wahl Professional has just launched their global Future Makers campaign! Wahl Professional brought together the best barbers and stylists from around the world for five days to learn, share and collaborate, and to create inspirational and educational content that will not only unite the global Wahl community but celebrate individuality and differences.

BARBERS TOOLKIT

The industry’s best and brightest barbers and session stylists reveal all in our Barbers Toolkit feature. This is where we take a deep dive into their tool bags to find out what tools and products they use to create incredible looks time after time – whether that’s for clients in their chairs or models in front of their cameras.

Expect sneak peeks from Josh Hawk, Kyle Pemberton, Paul Wilison, Tyler Kelbert and more. Spotlight brand mentions go to Ace High, Hairskeen, Samsons Haicare, and Washi Scossors.

NEW YEAR, NEW TRENDS

We have everything you need to keep on top of trends this year. Our experts are some of the industry’s best barbers – they give great insight to what will be most and least popular in 2023 so you know where to focus your efforts.

Grab your copy of the magazine for intel from Taylor Leven in her trend forecast as well as Frank Soto and Ivan Zoot. 

You’d be a fool to miss out! 

MARKETING

Marketing can seem intimidating, but you’re probably doing the basics already! Social media, Google, apps, and booking platforms like Vagaro are your keys to getting your name out there.

Love it or hate it, we all know how big of an asset social media is in our industry. Marketing expert Shelby Barriball takes us through how to present yourself online – and why Vagaro helps you look your best.

We also want to give a shoutout to our exclusive interviews with both Marvy Marv and Danny Robinson who each help you master the art of marketing. Our columnist Tyrik Jackson also does an in-depth look at how to reach as many people as possible online.

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

Hair & Vision Presents…

After an exceptionally successful year, the Fellowship’s live regional showcase event – Hair & Vision Presents is back with new content, new locations and new presenters for 2023.

Throughout this year Hair & Vision will be visiting Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and London providing Fellowship members throughout the UK with a venue that is easily accessible to them. Everyone is welcome at Hair & Vision, Fellowship members can attend for free as part of their membership status and non-members who are looking to find out more about becoming a Fellowship member and see some inspiring education can attend for £19.95. 

Each Hair & Vision event has its own theme; cutting, textured hair, men’s hairdressing or colour as examples and will be hosted by a member of the Fellowship or the sponsor of the event.  The content of the evening is diverse and will vary from event to event, but one thing that you can rest assured of is that the evening will leave anyone who attends inspired and motivated. Fellowship members will be invited to take part in Hair & Vision, presenting their latest looks and sharing their ideas and inspiration with others.  There will also be an opportunity to meet your hair heroes and chat to them in a relaxed informal setting and members of the Fellowship Executive Board will be on hand to answer any questions you have. 

Dates are constantly being updated on the Fellowship App or Website and the first Hair & Vision Presents Let’s Talk Texture sponsored by Avlon/Uberliss is taking place on Monday 27th February in Leeds.  Co-hosted by Fellowship President Robert Eaton and Avlon’s Jacqui MacIntosh, the event will feature textured hair experts – Brandon Messinger, Lathaniel Chambers, Anthony Grant and Claire Chell. 

The second Hair & Vision Presents will be held in London on Tuesday 28th March at the Hunter Collective. Providing our southern members with the  opportunity to experience the Let’s Talk Texture theme sponsored by Avlon/Uberliss and co hosted by  Fellowship President Robert Eaton and Avlon’s Jacqui MacIntosh and featuring Avlon artists Claire Chell, Anthony Grant and Pashcan’el Mitchell. 

Book your tickets now via the Fellowship App or via https://fellowshiphair.com/book-tickets/

America’s Beauty Show by Cosmetologists Chicago Announces 2023 ABS Global Image Awards

The Internationally Acclaimed Industry Competition is Back! 

The world of beauty is watching! America’s Beauty Show (ABS) by Cosmetologists Chicago proudly announces the2023 ABS Global Image Awards are back. The deadline to enter has been extended to February 10, 2023. The ABS Global Image Awards celebrates the passion and artistry of professional and emerging stylists in an image and video competition that features professional and student categories. This year’s competition offers participants from across the globe the opportunity to enter their fiercest hair collections and storytelling. Entries are opening in November at AmericasBeautyShow.com.

This incredible international image and now video competition fuels intense creativity and passion for hairdressers, colorists, salon teams, nail technicians, makeup artists, students and more – and it continues to grow year after year in 2023 with a dynamic presentation during America’s Beauty Show on the evening of Saturday, April 15th.  

The ABS Global Image Awards draws entries from across the globe from talented professionals, emerging stylists and cosmetology students. The winners of the world-wide industry competition will be recognized during America’s Beauty Show in a way that’s never been celebrated before in this prestigious competition.

Now is the time for pros to ignite their passion and begin their most creative preparations in order to enter the 2023 ABS Global Image Awards. There are 9 different professional categories and 2 student categories in this juried industry competition for the best-of-the-best to enter and to share their personal story. All categories are gender neutral.

The 2023 ABS Global Image Awards categories include:

  • Total Transformation
  • Collaboration (Professional and Student)
  • Full Concept 
  • Haircutting
  • Texture
  • Barbering
  • Creative Color
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Nail Design

“We expect to see tremendous artistry from our extremely talented competitors,” said Karen Gordon, Past President of Cosmetologists Chicago. 

“America’s Beauty Show offers a perfect backdrop to showcase a deeply creative competition at our world-class show. We are thrilled to shine a global spotlight on the originality and talent that resides in the professional beauty industry and for our emerging artists who are students.”

“To all salon professionals, I will say that the ABS Global Image Awards will unleash your inner creativity,” said Mio Sota, past ABS Global Image Award winner. “Don’t be afraid,” added Sota. “There is no right or wrong. Everything you try will either work out great or turn out to be an amazing learning experience!”

Chrystofer Benson, past ABS Global Image Award winner said, “The ABS Global Image Awards is a great platform where you can share your work with the world! It is a positive and encouraging competition that allows global artists to compete and share their work.” Chrystofer encourages all salon professionals to share their work with the world, and that you never know what might happen if you enter.

“Entering helps you to keep in touch with the reason you started doing hair and gets in touch with the passion you have for the hair industry.”In encouraging pros to get involved in the competition, past ABS Global Image Award winner Daniel Rubin notes, “Don’t give up until the miracle happens!”

The ABS Global Image Awards are open to all licensed salon professionals, barbers or the business equivalent where licensure is not required. In addition, there are categories where cosmetology students may compete. The entry process opens November 28, 2022 and closes February 10, 2023. ABS Global Image Awards finalists will be announced on February 24, 2023. The ABS Global Image Awards ceremony is Saturday, April 15, 2023, during America’s Beauty Show!

Complete rules and regulations can be found on AmericasBeautyShow.com.  

Each professional category will offer a single winner an impressive award from America’s Beauty Show to display with pride. In addition to each category winner, one extraordinary submission will be awarded The Leo Passage Gold Trophy Award in honor of the late Pivot Point International founder, and Cosmetologists Chicago member, Leo Passage.

For more information regarding the 2023 ABS Global Image Awards, go to www.AmericasBeautyShow.com.

Give your Winter Beard a Boost of Hydration with Samson’s Hair and Beard Care

It’s important to keep your hair hydrated all year round, and especially in the winter months when hair is more vulnerable to dryness. Men – did you know that not only can the hair on your head dry out, but so can your beard? Samson’s Haircare, an artisanal men’s hair and beard care range, has just the products your beard needs to stay hydrated throughout the harsh winter months. 

During the winter when facial hair becomes dry, it can start to look and feel coarse, brittle, and frizzy. Even worse, it can be uncomfortable and itchy, leaving you scratching and irritating your face all day long. Samson’s Haircare Beard Oil (1 oz./ $16.00) is exactly what your beard and the skin underneath it needs. This beard oil is perfect to combat dry skin, dry facial hair, and itchiness. It is formulated with ingredients perfect for moisturizing and softening your beard and the skin underneath it.  

If your dry, winter beard has you feeling and looking like a caveman, Samson’s Haircare Beard Balm (2 oz./ $17.00) can turn any caveman into a gentleman. This oil and wax-based beard balm nourishes and softens coarse, scratchy, or pokey whiskers. With ingredients such as beeswax and shea butter, this balm is specifically designed to moisturize and tame your beard, so you can feel comfortable and distinguished all winter long. Choose from two delectable scents: the Original earthy and citrusy scent of bergamot and sandalwood or the Morning Ritual scent of sweet coffee pecan. 

The hair on your end isn’t the only hair that needs a boost of hydration this winter. Help your beard and your skin underneath feel and look its best with Samson’s Haircare

Samson’s Haircare products are available online at www.samsonshaircare.com

ABOUT SAMSON’S HAIRCARE:

Samson’s Haircare is an artisanal men’s hair and beard care range founded in 2019 by barber, Jake Hamlet and relations expert, Adam Muncy. Jake and Adam hand-batched their first product in a basement using a modified rice cooker, and since then, this grassroots company has become more than just a range of hair and beard care products and became an extension of who they are. Largely embedded in the foster care community, Jake and Adam strive to do everything with good intent and purpose, and their character is built within their hard work and dedication to delivering the best products possible.

OSMO & Great British Barber Bash Modern Barbering Course

Develop your barbering ability, confidence, and knowledge with OSMO Modern Barbering course in association with the Great British Barber Bash. This one-day course is perfect for barbers who want to massively improve their game and for hair stylists who want to develop their clipper skills and learn the latest fade techniques.

During the day, attendees will see two demonstrations in the morning by Great British Barber Bash educators and in the afternoon, you will work on amodel of your choice.
The day is set to inspire and motivate as you’ll see the latest techniques both in cutting and styling using the OSMO styling products.

All full-day attendees will receive a certificate of completion.  Observation places are also available.

2023 LOCATIONS:

– Dublin 5th Feb

– Guernsey 12th Feb

– Edinburgh 19th Feb

– Belfast 26th Feb

– Manchester 5th March

– Galway 2nd April

– Aberdeen 16th April

Price £200 (£100 observation only)

Click HERE to book a spot now at a location of your choice with 

OSMO and Great British Barber Bash

The Fellowship Style Stage

It’s Thursday and it’s 9am and your Fellowship App is ready and waiting for the latest drop from Style Stage. 

Style Stage is a series of step-by-step educational videos produced by the Fellowship and featuring Fellowship members and hosted by Fellowship luminaries including President Robert Eaton, Chair and mentor of Project Extend, Michelle Griffin and Project Afro leader, Jacqui McIntosh.  Each Thursday at 9am a new video will be posted on both the Fellowship App and website giving members access to this motivating and inspiring step by step content. 

Filmed in a studio setting and edited in real time to give an ‘as live’ feel to it, the Style Stage is an invaluable educational tool for trainees and apprentices looking to dive deeper into cutting, styling or colouring techniques or for experienced stylists to upgrade their skills in an easy to watch format. 

The first Fellowship Style Stage will drop on Thursday 26th January and features Richard Windle of Sebastian Professional showcasing some of his favourite techniques for creating a beautiful done/undone look. Project Afro leader Jacqui McIntosh interviews Richard throughout the session ensuring he shares his top tips exclusively with Fellowship members. 

Don’t forget to download the Fellowship App for Free (Android and IOS) where Fellowship members will receive Style Stage direct to their app or view as a member on the Fellowship website – www.fellowshiphair.com

Tune in every Thursday at 9am. 

New Tea Tree Collection gives Hair and Scalp a Total Reset

JPMS™ and its award-winning Tea Tree brand focus on the root with new scalp care line and recommitment to planting another one million trees    

CENTURY CITY, California, Jan. 20, 2023– Tea Tree, the best-selling body and hair care brand from the iconic John Paul Mitchell Systems® (JPMS™), introduces a new collection to its line-up of award-winning products: Tea Tree Special Detox. With the continued growth of scalp care awareness among clients, these two new additions allow stylists the opportunity to refresh their clients’ scalps with a detoxifying experience at the shampoo bowl. Tea Tree Special Detox is formulated with ingredients known for skin-balancing properties for a facial-like feeling that scalps deserve, while promoting shinier, more-healthy looking hair.  

The new collection includes:  

·        Tea Tree Special Detox Kombucha Rinse 

·        Clarifying rinse infused with kombucha and apple cider vinegar 

·        Clinically proven to remove 74% of scalp buildup after one use* 

·        Smooths and seals the hair cuticle for shinier, softer hair  

·        Tea Tree Special Detox Foaming Salt Scrub 

·        Clinically proven to exfoliate and remove dry skin and buildup after one use* 

·        Formulated with an antioxidant-rich blend of volcanic ash, Himalayan pink salt, and French green clay  

·        Polishes and soothes the scalp​, leaving it feeling refreshed and renewed 

While the new Tea Tree Special Detox products remove unwanted buildup, the line also gives back – to the planet. Tea Tree is continuing its relationship with Reforest’Action, an organization with a mission to preserve, restore and create forests around the world. In 2022, Tea Tree and Reforest’Action succeeded their goal of planting one million trees across Peru and Haiti to aid and combat deforestation. Tea Tree has recommitted to increasing the scale of these efforts, pledging to plant another one million trees by the end of 2030. Learn more about Tea Tree’s commitment here: https://www.paulmitchell.com/company/reforestaction#stats 

Use Tea Tree Special Detox at the bowl for clients in need of a clean slate so they can experience that signature Tea Tree tingle, the invigorating fragrance and squeaky-clean scalp feeling. Offer it as retail for clients looking to maintain a refreshed scalp at home to remove product buildup. The Tea Tree Special Detox Collection launches this month, January 2023. To learn more about these latest additions, as well as the entire Tea Tree collection and its offerings, please visit: https://www.paulmitchell.com/tea-tree  

Tea Tree Special Detox features 100% PCR** (post-consumer recycled) packaging as part of a long-standing commitment to the environment. 

*Based on a clinical study conducted with 29 participants  

**Excludes closures  

About John Paul Mitchell Systems®    

John Paul Mitchell Systems®, a top manufacturer of salon-only professional hair care products, has been serving the professional beauty industry for 40 years. The company produces salon-quality hair care, hair color, and styling tools through a family of brands including Paul Mitchell®, Paul Mitchell® Professional Hair Color, Paul Mitchell® Pro Tools™, Tea Tree, Awapuhi Wild Ginger®, MITCH®, MVRCK®, Neuro®. JPMS™ was the first company to take a stand against animal testing since its inception in 1980. In accordance with Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board John Paul DeJoria’s motto, “Success unshared is a failure,” the company has a strong commitment to giving back, supporting a wide range of philanthropic causes both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit us atpaulmitchell.com| paulmitchellpro.com| @paulmitchellpro|@paulmitchell   

Fellowship For British Hairdressing Launch an Interactive Educational App

In 2023, the Fellowship are focusing on accessible education, and to deliver this have developed the Fellowship App, which is available for both Apple and Android phones. Their mission is to provide all generations of hairdressers with access to the latest education, information on Fellowship events and Projects along with regularly updated content. 

The Fellowship App will provide accessible education from world class Fellowship Members, building a community of like-minded hairdressers to share and showcase their work, watch content created by the Fellowship’s eight Project Teams under the guidance of their inspirational mentors and book tickets for Fellowship events.  App users can visit The Knowledge for the latest step by steps in cutting, colouring, and dressing hair  – it’s like a who’s who of hairdressing and provides a wonderful insight into the rich heritage of the Fellowship. 

Fellowship President, Robert Eaton added, “Our new app provides an incredible amount of information and education. Our vision for the app is to be the go-to tool for all hairdressers from apprentices and trainees to senior, freelance stylists, salon stylists and salon owners who want to discover the best in hairdressing education and inspiration. With content being updated regularly there’s no need to ever be stuck in a rut or in need of inspiration.” 

The Fellowship App is free to download – search Fellowship Education on the App/Google store to download and become the best version of you.