Hot off the Press

November 25th, 2022

November 25th, 2022

From the team at Titanic FX come Titanic Brushes.  Handmade brushes that are 100% vegan and sustainable, created by professionals for professionals, and all tipped with their signature yellow end, to help you identify them quickly in your kit.  The Pro-FX Brush Collection (from £8 to £99 for the full set) are eleven hardwearing brushes custom built to withstand the heavy chemical use in the FX industry. Hand-made with the highest quality of synthetic fibres, ethically-sourced wooden handles and stainless steel ferrules, they are built to withstand heavy chemicals and solvents such as IPA, acetone, lighter fluid, naptha, methylated spirits and lots of removers!

The Pro-Beauty Brush Collection are for other beauty professionals, comprising eleven brushes (from £13 to £155 for the complete collection).  All made to the same exacting standards.

Titanic Brushes can be found on many film and TV sets and are used by the best in the world,  including Angelina Jolie’s personal MUA, Toni G and Chris Hemsworth’s personal MUA Matteo Silvi.  The brand offers qualifiying professionals working in makeup a 25% discount on all their brushes.  VIP engraving is also available. Check the website for details.  Available now from titanicbrush.


New from Get Set Go Bags is our favourite bag yet, the QodpaQ Black (£49.50). Designed to be worn four ways – as  backpack, shoulder bag, around the waist and on the front.  Multiple QodpaQ’s can be worn at the same time, allowing instant access to all your products.  On top is a sealed tissue pocket, then a zipped large inner cavity designed to perfectly fit palettes and brushes with an internal mesh pocket.  Two zip pockets at the front, and two on each side as well, along with D rings for the shoulder strap.  On the back are three straps allowing the QodpaQ to transform to a back, front or waist pack.  Below is a large padded pocket and 2 more D rings.  The shoulder and waist straps (140cm) are extra-long, and the pack is reinforced throughout.  All GSG products are designed to be easily and hygienically cleaned with alcohol products and detergents.  10cm x 20cm x 25cm.  Available now from get-set-go-bags.


CATRICE Cosmetics have launched a new Shine Bomb Lipstick Range (£4.49).  Providing a long-lasting, high-shine finish that instantly makes the lips look fuller, it’s perfect for the upcoming round of festive celebrations.  The creamy, light texture is enriched with hyaluronic acid for an additional nourishing effect.  Available now in 7 shades from justmylook.


Eyelash Emporium Stunt Double Lash Growth Serum (from £7.69). Packed with lash boosting peptides, this is clinically proven to enhance lash density by up to 72%. Containing a complex blend of conditioning actives and multi-vitamins to create thicker, stronger and healthy lashes, with or without lash extensions.  Available now at eyelashemporium and Superdrug.


COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All in one Cream (£27) has incredible skincare benefits, including moisturising, hydrating, promoting collagen production, and aiding in healing skin and regeneration, it’s also the ultimate makeup primer.  With the slick texture of a gel, it contains 92% snail secretion filtrate that protects the skin from moisture loss, trapping the moisture to skin and not allowing it to break down makeup – perfect for long wear. It also nourishes and plumps the skin creating a flawless skin base for makeup. Lastly it dries down tacky on the skin, like any great primer should therefore locking your makeup in as you party all night.  Available now (with Black Friday discounts) from asos, beautybay and sephora.


Nourish London have launched Ceramide Moisture Boost Essence (£25), an intensive boost of hydration to enhance your beauty routine.  The lightweight essence delivers the perfect layer of moisture after cleansing and toning to soften and prepare the skin for the next steps of your skincare routine.  With a moisture-boosting blend of hyaluronic acid, trehalose that mimics the skin’s natural moisturising factor and ceramides, skin repairing probiotic minerals and supercharged kale sprout extract, skin will look and feel nourished, plumped and radiant. Expertly formulated to optimise the skin’s moisture levels in all climates to prevent dehydration and is packed with a blend of super hydrating of ingredients to nourish the skin, it’s perfect now the cold weather is with us.  Vegan, cruelty-free, alcohol-free and excludes unfriendly chemicals such as synthetic colours, TEA, DEA, parabens, phenoxyethanol, sulphates, mineral oils, PEGS and silicones.  Available now from nourishskinrange.


New from Fenty Beauty is the Fenty Skin Holiday Collection 2022, ‘tis the season for glowing skin.  The collection comprises: The Glow Around 4-Piece Travel Skincare Essentials Set (RRP £55, worth £75) which includes everything you need for smooth, glowing, makeup-ready skin. Cleanse, exfoliate, tone, and hydrate with sun protection for smoother and brighter looking skin using this set of travel-size Total Cleans’r, Pre-Show Glow, Fat Water Toner Serum, and Hydra Vizor.

Butta Drop Shimmering Whipped Oil Body Cream (£31) Rihanna’s favourite body moisturiser has been spiced up for the holidays. This limited-edition features the same thick, rich, luxed-up formula, now infused with soft gold shimmer and a festive, cinnamon-inspired scent. It’s loaded with nearly 25% rich butters and restorative tropical oils and extracts, plus moisturising glycerin and antioxidant-packed Barbados cherry. Leaves skin nourished and the subtle shimmer leaves skin with a healthy-looking sheen that’s never sticky.

Fat Water Jumbo Niacinamide Pore-Refining Toner Serum (£35) combines the power of a serum plus the treatment of a toner in a new jumbo size.  It tightens the look of pores, helps fade the look of dark spots, smooths and plumps skin, and keeps shine at bay – all without stripping moisture from the skin. The oil-free formula is packed with niacinamide and has a unique, full-bodied texture that absorbs instantly so that skin is left bouncy and replenished.  All available now from fentyskin, boots, sephora, and harveynichols.


Nailberry have announced the launch of their brand-new AW22 colour story, Moon Collection. Three bold, mesmerising, metallic nail colours to wear morning and night. Vibrant, energising polishes perfect for this season of thanksgiving, that rouse our spirits, dazzle under daytime sun or party lights, and stir us to shift our day and evening style up a gear.  The new shades are: Blue Moon (£16) a rich, shimmering royal blue.  The inky tone is cool and captivating, a beautiful contrast to the warmer tones we often wear in autumn, adding dimension to your nails both day and night. To The Moon & Back (£16) a spiced russet red infused with luxurious lustre. It oozes vintage glamour and is the perfect shade for the festive season.  Stargazer (£16) a festive neutral, a soft iridescence that shifts between gold and rose.  Flattering and versatile. To lock-in vibrancy, shine and longevity pair with Nailberry breathable base and topcoats; Strengthen & Breathe Base Coat & Nail Strengthener (£18.50) and their newest innovation, their sunshine-curing, gel-effect top coat, UV Gloss Top Coat (£18.50).  All available now from nailberry.


GELLUX from Salon System, the brand leaders in professional beauty, have launched a collection of four new Builder Gels (£11.95 +vat), doubling the size of the current collection. These easy to use gel polishes provide base, builder, and colour all in one, while offering all clients long-lasting, chip and scratch resistant, beautiful nails.

The new colours include a Clear builder and three additional neutral shades, Bare Natural, Diamond Pink and Warm Pink to add to the existing collection of Cool White, Light Pink, Rose Pink and Light Natural.  These versatile builder gels can be used to add strength and length to natural nails or with tips and nail forms to create enhancements; long-lasting with a minimum of 21 days wear with no lifting or chipping.  Available from wholesalers nationwide


Industry News

Jamie Stevens Hair has always offered inclusive hair services, and was one of the first salons to pledge support to Stylist mag’s Hair Equality Initiative in 2016. Now the salon is pleased to be able to offer a signing service to deaf and hard of hearing clients.

Senior Stylist Jo Haywood is Vidal Sassoon trained, specialising in cutting for men and women and all aspects of colour from balayage to highlights, and is qualified to British Sign Language Level 2. She says, “Although I don’t know anyone who’s deaf my Dad and I decided to learn together so signed up to a course at an adult college for 2 years. The last year was during Covid so was online and doing it by zoom was so frustrating because of the screen freezing, or unmuted people suddenly appearing on speaker view, it’s very hard to do a visual language online! We did things like going to an art exhibition with a BSL guide in a group of deaf people which helped us learn. At Jamie Stevens we know that the consultation stage of a haircut is a huge part of the overall service, and it must be so hard to have a consultation and feel at ease if you can’t communicate with your stylist. I want deaf clients to know that they can come here and feel at ease, and also be able to take out any hearing aids and be comfortable at the basin as well.”  Jamie Stevens Hair salon can be found at 10 Abingdon Road, Kensington W8.  Bookings can be made online or by sending a DM to the salon’s instagram account.


CurrentBody have launched the NuFACE Mini + (£175) with Millie Mackintosh the official brand ambassador.  From the global pioneers in clinically proven, award-winning and best-selling microcurrent skincare since 2005, NuFACE® has developed the Mini + over the last four years – boasting technology aligned with bio-hacking movement.

Available, in three colours: Sandy Rose, Violet Dusk and Midnight Black, the NuFACE® Mini + takes your lift to new heights. A petite, powerful device for on-the-go lifting, it is the perfect travel-sized companion with a water-resistant feature to help tone, lift and contour facial.

Used in conjunction with the NuFACE app, you get a guided, personalised smart skincare regime – your virtual aesthetician at your fingertips – allowing you to recreate your professional treatments at home, tailoring the microcurrent to reach different layers of the skin and muscle.  Three different modes are included: Skin-Tightening Mode – helps to blur out fine lines and wrinkles, Instant-Lift Mode – helps to instantly tone, lift and contour and Pro-Toning Mode – allows deep toning down to the muscle for long-term results.  Available now from currentbody for £104 (with 40% Black Friday discount).


The Hair & Beauty Charity is calling on the industry to support them on Thursday 8th December for National Christmas Jumper Day to raise much-needed funds for those most in need.  £95 will buy a family a Christmas dinner with a bit of cash left spare for some small presents.  Get your team to wear their fave Christmas jumper to work, in return for a donation to your industry Charity. These much-needed funds will go straight to providing the industry’s families and children – the people they look after – with vouchers that will allow them to enjoy a Christmas Dinner.  There will also be prizes for the Best Dressed Salon, Best Individual Jumper and Salon or Group that raises the most – as voted for by the Fundraising Committee.  Tag the charity in your snaps on Instagram: @hbcharity.



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