SNV 14 CoverIt’s festival season and we are packed full of tips and tricks to maximise your salon revenue and make the most of this time of year. So if you aren’t getting along to enjoy the music, you’ll still enjoy the profit!

Our columnist and celebrity hairdresser Carl Bembridge is advocating grabbing a funky wig, after all if you can’t have neon hair at a music festival then when can you?! Our festival style feature showcases how to do some of the hottest looks and the products you need to be retailing alongside them.

Meanwhile Erin Gavin has been living it up at Coachella – lucky for some, eh? She fills us in with what’s happening across the pond, making us all envious as always.

We’ve been kept busy with events, particularly the L’Oreal Colour Trophy which we were delighted to see was won by former Salon of the Month Linton & Mac. The Aberdeen based team have been killing it lately and this was well deserved. Our roving reporter Josie Smith attended the event in Battersea and was also kept busy testing out one of Fudge’s latest treatments aimed at reinvigorating damaged hair.

If you’re looking for salon inspiration of your own you’ll love our look into London based Not Another Salon who are reinventing what a salon can be and Urban Hair who are proving that location is no barrier to success if you have heart and talent.

The big interview is one I was especially excited about – the amazingly skilled Tony Le-Britton, who was responsible for last issue’s front cover, spoke to us about his career and inspiration. The first photographer to be interviewed in our magazine due to his immense contribution to the industry. He’s got a larger than life story to tell and we’re delighted he’s as passionate about SalonNV as we are.

We need to thank Glasgow based salon owner Craig Andrew for speaking to us about his battles with anxiety and we hope his brave words will inspire others fighting mental illness to seek the help they need. Opening up is hard but the only way to move forward.

There’s loads more in store for you in the issue ahead, but now we’re off to enjoy the TRNSMT music festival as a team – have a great summer!


Joanne Reid  |  Editor-in-chief

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