How happy are you that summer is here? Us too! Traditionally it’s a busy time for salons as customers prepare to go on holiday so hopefully you’re making money and even find the time to get away yourself.
To keep you up to date with all the latest summer trends, we have features on the latest holiday treatments, nail looks, and hair products that your clients will be chasing after before they board the plane. One man who’s always ahead of the trends is long hair expert Patrick Cameron. Having been headhunted to design the look for the Trolls movie at the Cannes Film Festival, he filled us in on his latest glamorous travels.
We went behind the brand at lash extension giants NovaLash and spoke with their UK Director Heather Hughes about how their innovative products are taking the world by storm.
The Massage Company are also no strangers to innovation with their new membership model proving to be an instant hit, while our Hair Salon of the Month is Linton & Mac and our Beauty Salon of the Month is Pure Spa and Beauty.
If you’re considering taking the next step in your business career then you’ll love our usual columns from Liz McKeon and Emil McMahon, while we also had a look at franchising, speaking with one of the industry’s biggest success stories – Rush.
For those of you who are a bit off the beaten path, Iain Bruce-Low who has a salon in Oban, 100 miles from a major city, told us what he has to do to stay up-do-date for his clients.
Our aesthetics section is even better than usual with Dr Lauren Jamieson filling Dr Nestor’s shoes to teach us about collagen, and an interview with renowned cosmetic surgeon Dr Darren McKeown about his new range of skincare products that are coming to a Harvey Nichols near you.
This issue’s Educator of the Month is Joseph Lanzante, who has courses for hairdressers keen to add some barbering skills to their repertoire, and trendy blow-dry bars Duck & Dry and BLOW told us about their triumphs and challenges.
All that plus we have the usual roundup of the hottest products, news, and events in the hair and beauty world to keep you satisfied until the next issue. But if you can’t wait that long you can get extra content on Facebook at Salon NV Magazine, or Twitter @SalonNVMagazine. Enjoy the summer, enjoy the sun, and hopefully enjoy a bumper season at the salon!
Joanne Reid | Editor-in-chief