Hot off the Press

January 7th, 2022

January 7th, 2022

New from Make Up Intelligence by Gary Cockerill is Dual Mascara 2 (£26) which will extend and amplify as well as building and separating lashes.  One end has a ball tip wand for separation, building volume and adding length to all those hard to coat lashes. The lower and inner lashes are now easy to reach. The other end has an hourglass wand that layers and lifts every lash to the max. Extending and amplifying. In glossy black with added nourishing Jojoba oil.  Available from


got2b have introduced Glued 4 Brows & Edges (£4.49), an innovative multi-functional styling gel designed to style and fix edges and brows easily with a fast-drying and ultra-strong hold formula.  With a versatile fibre brush this enables quick, easy, and precise application, even on the go.  The raised side applies the product to brows and edges, while the flat side styles and fixes brows and edges to keep them in shape all day long. Plus, the non-sticky and transparent formula helps to protect the hair and skin from drying out.

Traditional edge control products typically come in cumbersome tubs and require fingertips or a comb for application, which can be both messy and unhygienic.  This is housed in a conveniently slim tube, while the clever mascara wand/comb applicator makes styling quick and easy.  The gel can be used to create an almost unlimited number of styles for edges -from adding a curl to complement braids, to creating a sweeping shape to an otherwise classic updo.  Vegan, free of silicons and alcohol and dermatlogically tested.  Available now from superdrug and amazon.


Delamar Academy’s Laura Solari Masterclasses were so popular this year that they have brought them back.  These 10 hours are perfect to watch if you are up-skilling, preparing for a period job or isolating.   Laura has recently been Oscar Shortlisted after working for 30 years with both hair and make-up. She began her career in the West End, working on shows such as Oliver, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Mary Poppins and at the Royal Opera House. After 15 years she moved into film and television, and specialises in period hair styling. Credits include Cyrano, Strictly Come Dancing, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Anna Karenina, Captain America, Star Wars, Beauty and the Beast and Rocketman to name but a few.  She is also the creator of the Advanced Hair Module at Delamar. This course is internationally respected for the high employability of its graduates.

This series of Masterclasses gives an in-depth look at both basics and more advanced techniques.   The 4 parts contain over 10 hours of tuition and are ideal for working professionals and beginners alike. With the industry being so busy at the moment, these skills are in hot demand and always worth brushing up on (pun intended).  The four masterclasses are The History of Wigs and Setting Style, Edwardian Wigs, 1940s Hairstyling and Men’s Grooming Through Modern History.

Once you have purchased the masterclass bundle for £38.32 they are yours to watch forever.  Available to purchase here.


Pioneering hair-growth brand Watermans have launched Browned Off, a new premium fake tanning foam alongside a facial tanning spritz.  This adds three new products to their professional collection.  The premium fake tan range features key ingredients like aloe vera and vitamin E. With no biscuit after smell, and formulated only with natural DHA which is derived from sugar cane, Watermans new tan collection will leave you with natural looking skin.

Browned off Tan Foam (£14.99) – hydrates and nourishes skin, with a coconut scent.  Vegan friendly with eco-friendly packaging.  Long-lasting and streak-free.  Available in light to medium and medium to dark. Facial Tanning Spritz (£13.99) – keep your face hydrated all day to ensure you get that ultimate glow.  Formulated with aloe vera and a natural anti-oxidant that keeps tan even with no orange tones.  Vegan friendly with a coconut scent.  Available now from watermanshair and leading retailers including Boots and Amazon.


Want to glow this TAN-uary?  Check out St MorizDouble Sided Self Tanning Mitt with Face Mitt Set (£5.99 – for a streak free flawless tan, apply your choice of St. Moriz self-tan onto the velvety/foam side of the mitt.  Apply evenly in a smooth circular motion to your body and face and repeat if you need to.  Advanced Tan Boosting Face Drops (£9.99) Add a couple of drops to your moisturiser to beat the January blues with a healthy golden glow.  Professional 1 hour Fast Tan Mist (£4.99) Must-have product for anyone short on time. Your tan will develop in as little as 1 hour. It’s also super easy to apply, with a 360° spray that can be sprayed in all directions.  Available from boots and superdrug.


Monsterpalooza takes place at Pasadena Convention Center, California on 3-5 June 2022.  Tickets are now available and this is going to be their biggest show yet.  Celebrate the art of monster and movie magic with over 450 vendors, a monster museum, make up demos, presentations and lots more.  Tickets from $30-$80 available here.


Doctor’s Formula have launched some new product ranges.  One is Dragons Blood Extract, a red resin which gives it the name.  The indigenous Amazonian communities have been using it for thousands of years for its healing, anti-bacterial and antiviral properties.  The product range is formulated with active ingredients to soothe, smooth, and support, whilst rejuvenating stressed looking skin.  Dragons Blood is a hydro-glycolic extract obtained from the latex of the tree Croton Lechleri, with multiple beneficial properties for skin care treatments.  Products in the range include: Dragons Blood Sensitive Anti-Bac Daily Moisturiser (£105), Dragons Blood Sensitive Anti-Bac Cleanser (£59) and Dragons Blood Sensitive Wrinkle Reducer (£99).

For a limited time The Dragons Blood Day Moisturiser, Night Moisturiser and Sensitive Wrinkle Reducer are on sale – you can buy all three for £29.95 from their website.  Currently, every purchase on the Doctors Formula website also gets a free Beauty Blur Primer (worth £89).  Available now on doctorsformula.


New from Revlon is Ultra HD Snap! Nail Colour (£7.99 each).  Give full coverage in just one coat, without the need for base or topcoat.  Dries in a snap.  Clean, vegan, 20-Free formula with more than 78% naturally-derived ingredients.  Caring and strengthening complex leaves nails feeling strong, smooth, hard and protected.  Flat 320-bristle brush allows for easy application. Available in 12 shades from superdrug, amazon, lookfantastic and feelunique.


New from Fudge Professional is Clean Blonde Damage Rewind Violet Toning Treatment (£16) a lightweight intensive treatment that’s designed to address the needs of all blondes from mushroom blonde through to icy white platinum.  This ultimate multi-purpose treatment instantly erases yellow hues, whilst also reversing any damage and brings bleached locks back to health.

Complimenting the award winning Clean Blonde Damage Rewind Purple Toning Shampoo and Conditioner, the new Violet Toning Treatment includes unique dye pigments for a different level of toning. The intensive treatment contains the brand’s max strength violet micro-pigments that will instantly knock out brassy tones, and developed with Crodabon CSA, hair is 5 x smoother and softer, whilst also left brighter and 90% stronger.  The unique Opti-PLEX™ technology penetrates deep into the hair’s core to reconstruct bonds after chemical, styling, and environmental damage, as well as weightlessly smoothing the cuticle. Finished with FragranceFuse™ technology, each strand of hair is infused with an explosion of fragrance that lasts for 24 hours.  Available from fudgeprofessional plus e-commerce partners including amazon, lookfantastic, hqhair, mankind, and beautybay.


Vegan haircare brand MONAT have launched Damage Repair – a new 4 step hair collection, perfect for chemical, styling, and environmental damaged hair that needs a nourishing touch.   The collection includes: Damage Repair Bond Support Shampoo (£36) – a luxurious, rich lather shampoo that cleanses while instantly strengthening and repairing damaged hair for visibly healthier, radiant hair. The shampoo strengthens hair by 47%.

Damage Repair Bond-Building Hair Treatment Whiteboard (£36) – a water-gel conditioning serum that repairs damage at the hair’s core. This hair treatment primes tresses with an easy-to-use nozzle tip applicator to immediately reinforce bonds, improving the elasticity and condition of strands and reducing breakage by 97%.  Damage Repair Bond Support Masque (£48) a creamy and deeply conditioning reparative masque that softens strands by 90%* while replenishing overworked tresses and instantly bonds hair fibers to replenish, repair, and strengthen hair.  Damage Repair Bond-Fortifying Hair Leave-In Crème (£34) a richly textured leave-in crème that reduces breakage from brushing and combing by 88%* while strengthening to protect and shield hair from thermal styling.

MONAT is aimed towards the freelancer as they can recommend/use the products without having to order extra stock, have their own website and earn commission on sales. Products can be bought from Market Partners nationwide to support ‘shop local’ initiatives or via the monatglobal website.


Industry News

Congratulations to British Beauty Council who are being acknowledged through awards to both CEO Millie Kendall and Chief Operating Officer Helena Grzesk in the 2022 Queen’s New Year Honours List.

Since its launch in 2018, the British Beauty Council has been instrumental in championing and pushing for change in the beauty industry. The council’s efforts and forward-thinking initiatives have been recognised as both Kendall and Grzesk receive awards, the culmination of their indisputable contributions to the cosmetics industry and aiding the “bounce back” of beauty from COVID-19.

On 1st January 2022, Kendall will be acknowledged with an OBE and Grzesk will be awarded an MBE in recognition of the huge impact of their collective effort and endeavours.


Also being recognised in this year’s honours is Stewart Roberts, founder of Haircuts4Homeless who has been appointed an MBE.  Haircuts4Homeless is a charity where skilled hairdressers give their time to provide haircuts for homeless people in the UK.  Founded in November 2014 after Stewart started cutting hair while volunteering for the Salvation Army, Haircuts4Homeless is today a registered charity with 67 projects across the UK & Ireland with 600 volunteer hairdressers and has given over 40,000 haircuts.


Matthew Patey, Managing Director of the Skin Health Alliance, has also been awarded an OBE for services to research in to skin cancer and other dermatological conditions.  The alliance awards independent, professional dermatological accreditation to products, services and brands around the world.

Congratulations to everyone who was recognised in the awards.


British professional colour house, OSMO has announced the appointment of its new Technical Advisor, Kelly Shone-Adams.  The new role will see Kelly help manage the hugely successful OSMO IKON closed Facebook group, alongside OSMO Ambassador Adele Clarke, host live social media technical education sessions, and deliver OSMO IKON educational courses to a selection of OSMO key distributors.

With over 28 years’ experience in hairdressing and colouring, Kelly is the owner of Technocracy Hair salon in Neath, Port Talbot.  Her career has seen her not only excel in hairdressing but as an educator too. With recognised teaching qualifications in Level 1, 2 and 3 plus D32/33 assessor credentials too, Kelly has been educating her peers for 5 years both locally and nationally. Her new role with OSMO will enable her to further share her passion and experience for education.


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