Hot off the Press

May 28th, 2021

May 28th, 2021

Kryolan have released their new Lash Innovation Mascara (£12.30)– the third of four products in the innovative #EyeAmYours mascara line.  It comes with a cone-shaped fibre brush with a tapered tip, to give fuller-looking lashes.  The triple black colour stays soft and flexible throughout the day.  It is quick-drying, easily removable and smudge-free.  Available from kryolan.


KVD Beauty has launched with Feelunique this month. Their newest launch is Good Apple Skin-Perfecting Foundation Balm (£29).  With its unbelievable coverage and hydrating ingredients including apple extract and sodium hyaluronate to nourish skin that also allows your skin to breathe, it initially sold out after going viral on TikTok. It is now available on the site exclusively until September or while supplies last.  Available from feelunique.


Prepare to turn up the heat with Barry M’s new That’s Swell! XXXL Extreme Lip Plumper (£4.99).  This sizzling Lip Plumper is infused with fiery sichuan pepper and ginger root extract to stimulate your lips’ natural collagen for maximum volume.  Lips will tingle and swell, reaching full effect after 10-20 minutes.  For maximum effect apply generously, or use lightly for subtle results.  Available from barrym and Superdrug.


Give your skin a sun-kissed glow with Indeed Labs Nanobronze Bronzing Drops (£24.99).   Instantly bronze, blur, and hydrate skin with this tinted serum to bring some sunshine to your life!   Combat dullness and enjoy an immediate and long-lasting bronzy glow.  This highly concentrated, lightweight instant skin perfector is all you need for a healthy no-makeup glow. The “summer in a bottle” serum uses pea extracts to help to enhance your natural tan over time whilst supporting the skins barrier and protecting from environmental stressors with added cacao seed and giant kelp extracts.

Simply add 1 to 2 drops to your preferred moisturiser and apply to face for the ultimate golden hour glow.  Dial it up according to the depth of ‘tan’ you require.  Nanobronze can also be applied to chest, legs or wherever you want a sun-kissed glow!  Available from superdrug, asos and feelunique.


St. Moriz have launched some brand-new tanning tools to help you perfect your golden glow.  Double-Sided Self-Tanning Mitt (£5.99) for a streak-free, flawless tan on both your face and body.  Tanning Applicator and Buffing Brush (£8.99) this handy little brush is your ultimate tanning partner.  Use it to apply tan to tricky areas like your hands and face, or use after application to blend and buff your tan, for a transfer resistant, airbrush finish from head to toe.  Professional Self-Tan Mousse (£4) combined with aloe vera and vitamin E to help keep your skin silky smooth and your tan looking flawless.  The instant colour guide will hep you achieve a streak-free finish and an instant bronzed glow which will develop over 4-6 hours.  Available from superdrug and boots.


Say hello to the ultimate summer glowy skin duo from First Aid BeautyHello Fab Coconut Water Cream (£30) is an oil-free and refreshingly light moisturiser infused with skin-nourishing coconut water to hydro charge your complexion. Powered by vegan ingredients including sodium hyaluronate and coconut water, this cream enhances your natural glow, adding a burst of hydration that leaves skin feeling softer, smoother, and plumper.  WIth Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer (£25) makeup meets skincare. This smoothing primer blurs out imperfections without mattifying.  Ideal for oily and combination skin, in the summer months the priming moisturiser uses superfood, natural ingredients to instantly brightens, hydrate and smooths in one simple step.  Available from lookfantastic, asos and feelunique.


Luxury, vegan brand, MONAT have launched Studio One Volume & Lift Spray (£31) infused with Rejuveniqe S, for the ultimate volume enhancer and watermelon extract to provide added moisturise.  This hair-raising formula contains a blend of ingredients that lift hair at the roots and provide weightless volume with long-lasting body and bounce. Bursting with powerful elements to improve the strength and increase the density, whilst offering hair the extra boost it needs.  Available from monat.


Fudge Professional’s latest campaign, Cooling All Blondes for their Clean Blonde range is a celebration of diversity. The products are formulated with 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.

Global Brand Ambassador Jonathan Andrew says “At Fudge Professional, we always love to push the boundaries and fudge the rules! This collection recognises and embraces all hair textures and blonde tones, from natural sun-kissed blonde to high lift ice-white platinum – here at Fudge we believe that what’s important is that you #OwnYourTone – and with our comprehensive range of blonde toning haircare and styling products, this can happen in the salon or at home.”  Available from Fudge Professional Salonsfudgeprofessionallookfantastic and beautybay.


Salon System has launched the certified RefectoCil Custom Colour online course delivered by their appointed training agency, Training Solutions.  This course is ideal for an established brow technician and will give them the confidence and knowledge to ensure they can always make the correct colour choices for their clients lash and brow needs.

This 2-hour look and learn, LIVE Webinar will demonstrate bleaching brows for deeper colour transformations, how to cover stubborn grey hairs, and how to achieve ombre bespoke trend colours. There will also be opportunity for questions and answers with your RefectoCil Brand Ambassador.

The Refectocil Custom Colour Online Course Is £42 +vat
.  Contact: Training Solutions on 0208 845 4115 or visit uktraining-solutions to book.


Industry News

We are excited about the upcoming virtual charity fundraising day, Stand Together Glam Together on behalf of the Hair & Beauty Charity and British Red Cross and organised by creator, Erin Culley.

Date: Saturday 5th June

Where: IG Live –

Details: Star of This Morning, MUA Bryony Blake, and Oscar-Nominated film and TV designer, Marc Pilcher, have both signed up for the hair and beauty fundraising event. Volunteer-led, it will livestream hair and beauty tutorials from over 20 respected industry creatives on the event Instagram channel on 5th June 2021, to educate and empower supporters.  100% of all donations will go directly to the nominated charities.  For more details click here.


Iles Formula the high-performance, niche hair care line from internationally acclaimed celebrity hairstylist Wendy Ilesis have announced Rebel Beauty Brands as their new UK distributor.  They will assume responsibility of the existing Iles Formula salon and retail businesses in the UK in addition to further expanding the brand’s distribution in the market.

I am thrilled to welcome Alastair, Tom and the team at Rebel Beauty Brands to our growing Iles Formula family. Having started my training and career in London, the UK has always held a very special place in my heart as one of the hairdressing capitals of the world. I have the utmost confidence in the market for Iles Formula; the diversity of the people is the perfect platform upon which to showcase the power of Iles Formula.” Wendy Iles, Founder

We’re delighted to add Iles Formula to our conscientiously curated brand portfolio. Awarded with Positive Luxury’s ‘Butterfly Mark’, an international accreditation that recognises the brand’s measurable impact and commitment to sustainability, Iles

Formula fits perfectly with our vision. Wendy’s expansive career and her dedication to brand integrity is both admirable as it is pioneering, and ultimately delivers a unique proposition to the UK market.” Alastair J Gourley, Managing Director, Rebel Beauty Brands


The Hair and Beauty Charity are still working to support those that need their help.  They had over £250,000 donated from professional beauty expert, Caroline Hirons and the Beauty Backed campaign. They have funds available for those people who do need their help; ask them if you need support.

They are a small charity and have to prioritise assistance to those who need it most urgently.  Priority will be given to households where only one adult (working within the industry) provides the only income to the household (e.g. if you live with your partner who will still receive an employed wage, priority will be given to single parent families whose only income is dependent on their hair/beauty industry wage).  Visit their website for more information and to make an application.


Batiste Dry Shampoo has had a serious restyle. Think modern, mature and instagrammable designs with a distinct but familiar look to differentiate each much-loved variant; seize the day and sparkle by night with the upgraded, much-loved line up. The UK’s Number One Dry Shampoo is everyone’s best shared secret when it comes to refreshing hair between washes; removing excess oils so your hair looks clean and smells great, leaving you feeling confident every day.

Now, with over 50 years as the UK’s Number One Dry Shampoo, this award-winning refresh and styling spray steps into 2021 with a new mature, premium and ‘shelfie’ worthy look. With the iconic tumble hair artwork recognisable in the core line-up and foil etching weaved into the Hint of Colour line, the new designs are bold and distinctively on-brand.

Not only does Batiste banish oily roots, it lifts lacklustre hair, adding body and texture for glamour and volume, every day.

With updates to its most loved fragrances, hair will not only feel clean, but the freshness and fragrance will last longer than ever before. New to its core-range reformulation, Batiste Dry Shampoo fragrance now better adheres to hair and alleviates tell-tale signs of unclean hair and refreshes your style on demand; maximising your style and freshness whenever it’s needed. Instant head-turning confidence.



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