Hot off the Press

June 5th, 2020

June 5th, 2020

Cult sustainable innovators Face Halo have introduced the Love Is Love pack ($25), featuring a limited-edition rainbow trim and outer packaging – celebrating hope and love for both the LGTBQ+ community, and the world.  Since its launch, Australian born Face Halo has pioneered the sustainable beauty movement with its multi-award-winning modern makeup remover.  The exclusive rainbow set is even softer than the original pads, with a luxurious, plush finish all housed in a holographic packaging.  The pack contains three of Face Halo’s award-winning dual-sided and reusable makeup removing tools, with each pad replacing up to 500 traditional makeup wipes.  Using only water, Face Halo traps and removes makeup for a deep clean and gentle exfoliation.  Face Halo’s makeup remover can be reused up to 200 times.  Available from facehalo with free shipping to the UK and other countries.


Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Bronzer (£39) a matte bronzing filter for face and body, to reveal the most gorgeous, sun-kissed, bronzed skin.  New from Charlotte’s award-winning, best-selling, celebrity-loved Airbrush franchise.  In 4 shades of dreamy bronze, natural-matte tones in Fair, Medium, Tan and Deep, for every skin tone and infused with hyaluronic acid to hydrate, smooth and enhance your skin while you wear.  Available from feelunique.


Bestselling curly hair range, Only Curls has unveiled gorgeous, feel-good rainbow packaging to uplift the curly-haired nation – with the rainbow becoming synonymous with positivity during the current climate, and so many consumers revealing their naturally curly hair during lockdown.

Only Curls All Curl Cleanser (£16) a gentle foaming, sulphate-free shampoo to cleanse curls thoroughly without stripping hair of its natural oils.  A special blend of avocado and kukui oils naturally moisturise hair and scalp, helping to detangle, add shine and reduce frizz.  Only Curls All Curl Conditioner (£16) a super-hydrating conditioner that boasts a special blend of jojoba, coconut, avocado, kukui, argan and macadamia oils to naturally moisturise hair and scalp.  Hair is left detangled, nourished and healthy, whilst adding shine and reducing frizz.  Only Curls Hydrating Curl Cream (£16) Nourish your curls with this hydrating curl crème that smoothes curls and minimises frizz.  Shea butter, marula oil and aloe naturally replenishes moisture and restores curls back to their natural curl pattern.  Only Curls Enhancing Curl Gel (£16) Define curls with this oil infused gel that holds curls in shape while adding shine and moisture.  Avocado oil, kukui oil and aloe naturally hydrates curls, minimises frizz and maximises curl impact.

The Only Curls range has been tested on all curl types and are specially formulated to encourage curly girls to ditch the chemicals and forget the straighteners.  The UK made range is cruelty-free & vegan.  All the bottles made from bio-plastic and are 100% recyclable.  Available from onlycurls, including a starter pack of all four products for £30.


Rose & Caramel understand that removing self-tan can be a complicated and time-consuming process.  They’ve developed a real game changer for self-tan removal with their Purity Self Tan Removing Bubble Bath (£23).  Simply sit in the bubble bath for 20 min, gently exfoliate and watch the self-tan melt away!  This 100% vegan, colour, perfume and paraben-free formula saves time and works on any brand of self-tanning products.  Available from justmylook and prettylittlething.


Add some individuality to your hairstyle with Fudge Professional styling and colour products.  Fudge Pro Xpander Foam (£9.99) for sky-high volume with heat protection up to 230˚C. This non-sticky, lightweight whip absorbs fast for touchable amplification and style memory with mega hold and natural movement.  Fudge Pro Tri-Blo-Dry Spray (£10.99) prime, shine and protect with a weightless, non-greasy formula.  Control frizz and deliver natural hold, whilst maintaining flexibility.  Powered by Invisi-Shield Technology to protect and defend against heat damage up to 230°C.  Fudge Paintbox (£16) creative semi-permanent conditioning colour to help you experiment different hair colours safely.  Lasts between 3-30 washes, ammonia free with intense direct pigments.  10 optimised core shades designed to be intermixed providing limitless palette of bespoke colours.  Dual conditioning system to care and protect, with moisturising agents and keratin proteins to help repair from within and give lasting shine.  Available from amazon.


Mavala’s newest release for SS20 is a range of four delicately scented Tinted Lip Balms (£6.85).  Formulated with shea butter, aloe vera and apricot extract, the lip balms are gentle on the skin and comfortable to wear. The ultra-fine, non-sticky texture also contains SPF15, making it the perfect addition to a summer makeup bag.  Available in vanilla, berry, candy and peach from Lloyds Pharmacies.


CBD brand Zoetic have launched a skincare range to target concerns such as acne and psoriasis, and to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and alleviate joint pain all whilst keeping the skin hydrated.

CBD Facial Drops (£55) aid the skin’s regeneration process by promoting hydration and unveiling a more radiant complexion.  Enriched with vitamin C and jojoba oil, the facial drops can be mixed with your preferred moisturiser or applied directly onto the skin to help fight against skin pollution, redness inflammation and evens out skin tone.  Vegan Lip Balm (£10) created to treat your lips to that much needed moisture to soothe cracks and damage, as well as plumping and hydrating them.  Enriched with shea butter, cocoa butter and mango butter, the lip balm protects lips from external elements and enhances their appearance.  Jasmine and Lavender CBD Night Cream (£60) repairs skin cells whilst you sleep, treating inflamed skin whilst hydrating it at the same time.  Enriched with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, the night cream adds to the skin’s natural regeneration process, boosting collagen and reducing the appearance of fine lines.

Zoetic’s premium CBD products are vegan, made from hemp and farmed organically.  All products are THC free, legal and safe to consume.  Zoetic CBD does not produce any high or psychoactive effects and is extracted from its hemp plants using C02.  Available from zoetic.


Soap & Glory’s Speed Plump Miracle Moisture Night Cream (£14) a super-light yet astonishingly potent night cream, with a uniquely bubbly mousse-like texture.  Rammed with active boosters, including hyaluronic acid, actiginseng™, highdrate-24™, fruitylastic™ and orange flowerpower-ha2™ smoothing complex, it moisturises for eight hours.  Leaving your skin (and you) with a healthy, happy, hydrated glow.  Available from boots.


Skin Republic’s range of eye masks have a multitude of benefits to combat dark circles, puffiness and signs of ageing.  Collagen Hydrogel Under Eye Patches (£5.99) infused with powerful anti-ageing serum for younger looking eyes.  Collagen, green tea, aloe vera and vitamins A & E help target five eye-area agers: the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity and firmness, puffiness, dark circles and dryness.  Retinol Hydrogel Under Eye Patches (£5.99) brightness boosting helping to reduce the appearance of dark circles and pigmentation. These serum-infused gel patches are rich in anti-aging actives that help to smooth skin texture and visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Enriched with vitamin B5,  these will soothe skin and eyes will appear younger and well rested.  Brightening Eye Mask (£5.99) Powerful triple action eye serum targets the entire eye area for bright, youthful looking eyes. Vitamins C and B3, coffee bean and green tea brighten dark circles and restore radiance to tired looking eyes.  Available from Boots, Superdrug and theskinrepublic


Industry news

Salon System are proud to announce its sponsorship of the Hair and Beauty Charity.  The UK-based organisation is the official charity of the hair and beauty industries; an independent service dedicated solely to helping hair and beauty professionals in their hour of need.  The charity offers financial support to individuals and their families facing difficult times due to unforeseen circumstances such as bereavement, illness and financial hardship.


In L’Oréal’s continuous commitment to supporting the Hairdressing Industry during the pandemic, the British Beauty Council patron has now launched NEW Hygiene & Safety E-learning training for all salons and hairdressers on their education platform ‘Access’.  Access is home to a community of over 30,000 UK and Irish hairdressers with over 2,500 pieces of education content covering business, artistry, social media and more.  Access the training here.


The NHBF has joined forces with organisations representing the hospitality, leisure and retail industry to put pressure on the Government to raise the threshold for support for businesses facing hardship due to the Coronavirus pandemic, known as the #raisethebar campaign.

Whilst the furlough scheme has provided welcome support for employees, financial support for businesses with a rateable value of £51k or more has been all but non-existent. During this time, hair and beauty salon and barbershop owners are facing ongoing rent costs, VAT bills and other outgoings, yet have no income to support their businesses. Bounce back loans, although available, still have to be paid back, therefore increasing debt.

The #raisethebar campaign is pushing for the £25,000 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant (RHLG) to be made available to all businesses with a business rates value of up to £150,000. This would help many salons and barbershops in cities with higher business rates to deal with cash flow challenges, such as rents, that wage subsidies do not address. Currently the £25,000 grant is only open to salons and barbershops with a rateable value of up to £51,000.  For more information visit raisethebarcampaign.


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