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April 29th, 2024

April 29th, 2024

Product News

Singer Rita Ora has introduced TYPEBEA – performance-led haircare for all hair types.  Co-founded with beauty entrepreneur Anna Lahey, TYPEBEA launches with four hero products to promote hair growth and confidence, regardless of hair type.

Designed to offer both sensorial luxury with rich lathers, bespoke fragrances and clinically backed result, the range is powered by Baicapil™, an active proven to reduce hair loss by up to 60% in 3 months.  There are four products in the range:  G.1 – Overnight Boosting Peptide 100ml (£43) – A traceless, leave-in scalp serum to support hair growth on the go, with no sticky residue. Suitable for use on wet or dry hair.  G.2 – Strength + Length Shampoo 250ml (£23) – A gently clarifying, volumising shampoo to revitalise the scalp and support natural hair growth by balancing scalp pH.  Chemically exfoliates scalp to remove product buildup and thoroughly cleanses without snagging or breakage.  G.3 – Strength + Length Conditioner 250ml (£23) – A silicone-free and lightweight yet moisturising conditioner that hydrates, detangles and smooths. Formulated with plant-based keratin to penetrate the hair cuticle and optimise damage repair, while supporting natural hair growth.  G.4 – Hydra-gloss Treatment 120ml (£24) – A silicone-free hydrating treatment mask infused with biomimetic ceramide to reduce split ends, hyaluronic acid for deep hydration, argan oil for shine and shea butter for moisture.  This mask will strengthen, lengthen and gloss.  Available from Typebea, Sephora and Selfridges.

New from Vita Vitae Beauty comes a skincare range with the power of grapes which includes Day Serum, Night Serum, 24H Face Cream, Gentle Cleanser, Toner and Gentle Scrub.  Each product is packed full of Auro Vitina Pro Vitis (APV Complex), a blend of concentrated White Grape Must, Resveratrol and Grapeseed Oil sourced from vines nestled between the Veneto and Friuli regions. Priced from £30 and available from Vita Vitae Beauty

America’s number one lash and brow serum brand, Grande Cosmetics, launches into the UK via distributor, Skinbrands.  Founded in 2008, products are priced from £23 and  include: .GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum, GrandeBROW ™ Brow Enhancing Serum, GrandeREPAIR Leave-In Lash Conditioner, GrandePRIMER Pre-Mascara Lengthener & Thickener, GrandeMASCARA Conditioning Peptide Mascara, GrandeMASCARA Lash Boosting Formula, GrandeDRAMA Intense Thickening Mascara with Castor Oil, GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper Gloss and GrandeLASH-LIFT Heated Lash Curler.  Available from Skin Brands.

Created to ensure flawless fit while lifting lashes, Elleebana’s new Lift Lockers are uniquely designed silicone strips with a sleek curvature to perfectly secure them in place, whilst wrapped around rods and shields.  Made of soft silicone that is flexible and mouldable enough to seamlessly envelope the lashes, without disrupting them or the lotions, whilst the chemical process occurs.  Ultra-secure, durable and long-lasting, they ensure easy placement, attachment and removal.  Choose from an array of colours to follow each step.  Orange are used whilst the lifting lotions are processing; Clear whilst setting lotion is processing; and Black during the tinting process.  Elleebana’s Lift Lockers are £15.95 from Everlasting Atelier.

Clients ready to embrace the Hot Copper trend?  Check out two brand new shades of toning drops from Jerome Russell Bblonde – Copper and Bronde (£9.99).  With up to 50 applications per pack, there’s no ammonia or peroxide.  Simply mix the Toning Drops into normal shampoo or conditioner and apply to hair.  Available from Amazon.

Organic skin care brand Green People has expanded its natural and organic sun care collection with a NEW water-repellent scent Free Mineral Sun Cream SPF30 (£30.00, 50ml).

Certified organic by Soil Association COSMOS, Green People’s newest facial sun cream is as natural as you’d expect from the brand that pioneered organic skin care. For all skin types, it’s clinically proven to be kind to sensitive skin.  From

New from Annabelle Minerals comes its cult classic full coverage foundation in a fresh version – Pressed Powder Foundation (£23.90).  Packed with Squalene and Aloe extract to provide deep moisture and a smoothing effect, along with Vitamin E to combat the signs of aging and Sunflower Oil to prevent moisture loss from the epidermis.  Available in 20 shades from Annabelle Minerals.

Business News

Low chemical colour and haircare brand Original and Mineral is rolling out the O&M Tour for those who are new to or looking at stocking the brand.  Ticket price includes refreshments, coffee, tea and an amazing goodie bag.  Join the team at the Malmaison, Belfast on 17th June – £25 per ticket.  Book here: O&M Belfast tickets.  Jaye Edwards shares his tips and techniques at a fully interactive workshop on June 24th at the Comfortel, Manchester from 9am-5pm.  Priced £320 per ticket or a 4 ticket Salon Pack for £1000.  Book here: Jaye Edwards tickets

The Hair & Beauty Charity has launched its Supporter’s Campaign and is asking every salon, freelance and self-employed professional to join and give a monthly donation from just £5.00 to allow it to continue its vital work via the QR code below.


Figures since 2019 show a whopping 1200% rise in the number of 18- to 30-year-olds asking for its help, along with a 300% rise in male applicants aged 31-40 and an influx of requests from beauty therapists.  Previously, most applicants were older, requesting help as they were unable to work due to illness. Whilst mental health cases have reduced by 43% since peaking during the 2020-21 lockdowns, the Charity is seeing a 120% rise since 2020 in applicants fleeing domestic abuse or suffering trauma from a sexual attack.

Charity manager, Natalie Merola says, “The work of the Hair & Beauty Charity is vital in helping friends and colleagues in the industry, and we know we are only scratching the surface.  As a female-dominated industry the rise in domestic abuse cases is particularly shocking as is the number of young people in serious financial difficulty.  Thankfully for most people, we offer temporary support when they need it the most, helping them to get back on their feet into permanent work.  For others we are there to help at their most difficult times – through the loss, both mentally and financially, of a partner, and providing days out for children to make memories before losing a parent.“

The Hair & Beauty Charity is funded purely from within the industry, through corporate sponsorship and salon/individual contributions via regular monthly subscriptions or fundraising activities.

The Fashion Retail Academy (FRA) has acquired leading beauty school London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT).

As part of the acquisition, both the FRA and LCBT will also become part of a new charity, Education for Industry (EFI) Group, a structure designed to provide support for both colleges’ future growth.

Established in 1995, LCBT has grown to become a leading provider of fully funded courses for students aged 16-19 in areas such as beauty therapy, hair, make-up and aesthetics.

FRA Chief Executive Lee Lucas will become Chief Executive of EFI Group and both colleges while former LCBT Chief Executive, Christianne Cavaliere will depart the business.

The new group will contain four divisions: FRA, LCBT, EFI Training and EFI Awards, which will share group functions such as Finance, Operations, Marketing and Student Services.  FRA has trained over 13,000 students for entry-level roles in fashion and retail since 2005.  Its acquisition of LCBT marks an expansion of its commitment to provide industry-backed vocational and academic courses combined with industry enrichment to prepare graduates for careers.

The FRA and LCBT will retain their individual identities and programmes and continue to operate independently of one another.  Over time, best practice from both colleges will be integrated to provide students with enhanced learning resources, access to a broader industry network, and increased opportunities to gain relevant experience.

Lee Lucas said, “This strategic acquisition reflects the dedication of both colleges to offer a comprehensive and cutting-edge education that prepares our graduates for success in the dynamic worlds of fashion, retail and beauty.  Together, we will continue to elevate creativity, innovation, and excellence across fashion, beauty and more new sectors, to empower the next generation of industry leaders.”

Christianne Cavaliere Moncayo commented, “This is an exciting next step for LCBT’s continued success.  Following the legacy of our founder, Eileen Cavalier OBE, it is important to us that LCBT thrives under the leadership of an organisation with a strong focus on quality education for their learners, delivers for industry, and cares for their staff community.”

The move comes at a time of growth for the Fashion Retail Academy, as it prepares to move to a new campus in September, Electra House on Moorgate.  LCBT will remain in its central London location close to Oxford Circus, where it also operates a training salon.



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