Hot off the Press

July 10th, 2020

July 10th, 2020

Kryolan’s High Gloss (from £9.80) is a versatile lip product giving intense shine and a hint of colour to iridescent finishes and opaque results.  Developed with professionals in mind, it’s durable, doesn’t bleed across the lip line and doesn’t have a sticky feel.  Added vitamin E keeps the lips hydrated while feeling soft and supple.  Available in 34 shades from uk.kryolan – use code #SummerHigh at checkout to get a free gift of faceliner, lipbrush or satin powder with every High Gloss purchase, while stocks last.


Barry M’s rainbow coloured Nail Paints (£3.99) will brighten up your nails.  The gel effect has an extra glossy finish – perfect for summer.   Available now from barrym and Superdrug stores nationwide.


Bdellium Tools (pronounced DELL-ee-uhm), launched in 2009, were designed by a group of talented makeup brush experts in Cerritos, California (single brushes from £7, sets from £45).  Their products are truly handmade; all of the products are custom tailored at their factory by skilled artisans in China.  This way they ensure the quality and integrity of each piece.  Each brush is created using a balance of natural and/or synthetic hair to achieve the perfect amount of form and stiffness compatible with the function each brush is designed for.  All of the Bdellium brushes are cruelty free.  Available from themakeuparmoury remember you can save 10% on the whole Bdellium tools range with a Pro Account.


Too Faced can help you achieve sexy, splash-proof lashes and a decadent all-over bronze with their ultimate beach bag summer heroes.  Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (£25) is infused with 100% real cocoa powder.  The velvety matte formula is smooth and easily buildable creating a rich, healthy-looking medium-to-deep tan.

Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara (£22): has high performance polymers for waterproof wear.  The hourglass-shaped brush unlocks the formula to create the perfect mascara that volumises, lifts and coats both tops and bottoms of every little lash- with no lash left behind.

Both available from Too Faced stores and in store and online from debenhams and boots.


While our nation of hairdressers are getting back to work, time will be of critical importance to all, from freelance to salon based hairstylists.  Maximising revenue while delivering good hair will no doubt be in everyone’s mind having had many months with tools down.  Keratin Complex, has a treatment aimed at quick turnaround, excellent revenues, and giving damaged hair the boost, or shine it needs.  EBO (Express Blow Out) Treatment is a colour-locking speedy smoothing solution to give manageable hair in just one hour, with results lasting up to six weeks.  Available from rebelbeautybrands.


Nessa Organics  launched a new product this week – Crowning Glory Hair & Scalp Oil (£29). the ultimate fortifying hair & scalp oil for hormonal strands.  Designed with post-partum mothers in mind, this multi-tasking oil instantly hydrates, with biologically active compounds helping to fortify the follicles to condition and strengthen strands.  The brand creates skincare specifically formulated to support women through every stage of womanhood from pregnancy to menopause (and everything in between).  The products address the real needs and demands of the skin.  Available from nessaorganics.


Get on the blonde bandwagon and unleash your hair goals with Fudge Professional’s Clean Blonde products; the perfect #ColourFix range as they banishes all the yellow tones that hair during lockdown will have built up.  The products up also have their Opti-Plex technology which repairs and strengthens hair – super important for colour treated, bleached or grey hair.  Clean Blonde Damage Rewind Shampoo (£15) deeply penetrates the hair’s core to reconstruct the bonds, smooth the cuticle and rejuvenate the locks. Ideal for chemically damaged, faded or split hair, this repairing shampoo leaves it looking smoother, brighter and healthier.  Clean Blonde Damage Rewind Conditioner (£15) a multi-tasking formula that works to soften, replenish and strengthen strands from root to tip.  Powered by neutralising violet pigments and hydrating guarana extract, the regenerating conditioner helps to eliminate brassiness and yellow tones, whilst repairing damaged hair.  Clean Blonde Violet Xpander Foam (£15) with thermal protection up to 230 degrees, this dual-force lightweight whip absorbs fast to instantly knock out brassy yellow tones, while Fibre-Dense technology increases hair density by 180% to make hair look and feel fuller root-to-tip.  Clean Blonde Violet Tri-Blo (£14.25) multi-action blow dry prep for blondes. Professional strength violet micro-pigment instantly knocks out brassy, yellow tones in 1 use for hair that’s blonder than blonde.   Available from beautybay.


Susie Mermaid has launched a new range of face and body products as an extension of her signature holistic treatments and luxury wellbeing retreats.  The Luxury Holistic Skin Collection is made up of performance-led sensory products including coastal scents and ingredients.  An intense mixture of citrus, herbal and seaweed – perfect to transport you to ocean while having to stay at home.  The face products are multi-tasking – nourishing and brightening skin.  Ocean Serene Brightening Daily Cleanser (£70) purifies, plumps and hydrates with kelp, papaya and avocado.  Sirens Glow Firming Radiance Mask (£120) tones, brightens and refines with spirulina, green clay and lactic acid.  Pearl Luminesce Antioxidant Daily Hydration (£90) smooths, plumps and protects with kelp, pomegranate oil and zinc.  Luna Concentrated Night Oil Elixir (£140) replenishes, rejuvenates and restores with neroli, rosehip and sea buckthorn.  All products are vegan and cruelty-free with at least 99% organic ingredients.  Made in the UK they have recycled and upcyclable packaging.  Available from susiemermaid.


SVR’s new Sun Secure SPF50 Mineral Sunscreen Stick (£16.50) is made with 96% natural-origin ingredients with a bio-degradable, non-toxic formula.  The mineral based formula is subtly scented and glides onto the skin leaving it moisturised and protected, while its handy pocket size makes application easy and precise.  This sunscreen stick is water, sweat, sand and rub resistant, perfect for children, outdoor activities and sport.  It doesn’t contain chemicals that harm the planet’s aquatic ecosystems and that are potential irritants.  The packaging is made from 25% recycled plastic and is 100% recyclable.  Suitable for hypersensitive skin: Hypoallergenic. Non-comedogenic. Paraben-free. Alcohol-free. Allergen-free fragrance, non-photosensitizing.  Available from feelunique.


Industry news

King of Shaves have just released plastic-free refillable Shave Gel (£3.99) and Shave Oil (£3.99).  Part of the brand’s initiative to be rid of single use plastic and be plastic free by 2023.  Available from waitrose and kingofshaves (if you’re an NHS or Key worker use code keyworker30 at checkout to get 30% off your order.)


Soap & Glory has been named the number 1 lip gloss brand in Boots.  From their iconic Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss (£9) to XL and XXL (£10 each) their plumping glosses are as popular as ever.  Available exclusively from boots.


With aesthetic clinics and beauty salons now emerging from the Covid-19 lockdown, the award-winning Kendrick PR team have launched a bespoke marketing toolkit (£199) designed for Aesthetic Clinics and Beauty Salons to help business owners boost revenue, customer engagement and their brand profile at this challenging time.  Available to download online, the toolkit provides expert strategic, step-by-step marketing guidance for the post-COVID environment, along with template materials and creative tools to help save practitioners valuable time and drive new revenue.  This straightforward and easy-to-use kit toolkit is perfect for marketing beginners and practitioners struggling to find time to promote their business. It is designed to help clinic owners re-engage with existing patients, drive bookings and generate cash flow in those vital first weeks of re-opening, as well as attracting new customers.


The official industry charity – Hair & Beauty Charity, has seen a staggering 78% increase in requests for financial support during the COVID-19 crisis.  With thousands of hair, beauty and barber salons closed and industry professionals unable to work for three months, there was a tremendous increase in requests for help from the industry charity during this crisis.

Athough we’re grateful that the hair and barbering sector can return to work on 4th July, there are still thousands of beauty professionals in limbo, not knowing when they can start to operate and start working again. We’ve helped a huge amount of people over the last 3 months, but we aren’t over the crisis and the need for urgent financial help yet. The charity was established in 1853 to help those in financial need and never before have we had to support the industry in such a manner.” said President, Samantha Grocutt.

The charity has distributed over £60,000 to beneficiaries during the crisis, increase of 75% on last year.  They have been able to give support through setting up a Relief Fund that has currently raised £30,000 during the crisis.  Click on the link to donate.





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