March Madness with Balayage

The whole start of 2015 has been so busy and Balayage Education has me going all over the country. I managed to stop over Easter but only just.
The begining of March saw me at Pro Hair live in Manchester where I not only launched my new balayage by Jack Howard pre bonded and micro ring Balayage kits for Beauty works online, but also saw me hosting the creative zone for the full two days which was great fun and interesting to be on the other side of the stage instead of on it. The Monday saw me launch my new social media seminar on the businesss zone, the concept is very much a personal story for me of how i’ve used social media to my advantage, lots of great questions and engagement so much so I will be doing the same seminar in London in April. read more

Balayage goes from strength to strength

Its amazing that after four years working in the UK Balayage is no longer a trend that could be dismissed by those that wanted to stick to traditional foils. but now is a regular service on so many salons menus. I’ve been thrilled to be part of this movement championing my technique of choice. As with so many wonderful looks and trends we don’t own them personally, its not like I invented Balayage, I just love it and found a niche in the market where something fresh and exciting was needed. I do need to stress that in the UK there still is this thought process that Balayage is just the ends of the hair – in its truest form Balayage is a highlighting techniqure from root to tip. read more

Ecaille the hot new colour trend

“As we all know hair colour trends are constantly changing and moving
forward. For sometime now I’ve been noticing the evolution of Ombré and balayage and of late I’ve been as bored by Ombré as much as I’ve tired of classic foils. So I’m excited to hear from California about the latest buzzword taking the states by storm; Ecaille – a French word meaning tortoiseshell. read more

HAAB needs you

Just before Christmas I was humbled to be offered a position on the Fundraising committee for HAAB and give back to a community who has been so supportive of me over my long career, It’s not all about Balayage . So  whats that you might say well it’s the “hair and beauty benevolent fund” set up to specifically help Individuals and their families in our Industry . since 1853 read more

Balayage on the road

January has seen me take my Balayage revolution class on the road, already i’ve been in Cork and Newcastle. The response has been huge and heartwarming. People and the industry are more aware of the technique now, looking back at the last few years and it has really taken off here in the UK. There is still some confusion about what Balayage is, and in it’s classic form it’s a highlighting technique, but slowly we are over coming that. I believe its the fear of going close to the scalp that frightens hairdressers the most, colour bleeding on the scalp has never been a pretty look, and this is certainly part of the focus in my classes. read more

2015 here I come

Well the mad rush at the end of the year is ove, but this time of year is not one to sit back its all about planning and getting on with it. So if you haven’t heard I have completly branded myself, trade marked my name and will be Jack Howard at Paul Edmonds Its a new venture and very exciting. My balayage by Jack Howard extension range is going from strength to strength and you can buy them here and i’ve added new dates for 2015. read more