Converting Foil to Balayage – my 8 tips.

Every where we look, magazines, movies, TV and advertising we are bombarded with images of women with full soft natural looking hair, and more often than not the chosen method for the hair colour is either Balayage or Ombre, so when clients come in with images of looks they like, it’s not going to be achieved with a thousand perfectly placed foils. read more


How could I write about my favourite hair colour products without talking about this little gem called Chromative which used to go by the name Symbio .
Symbio was never launched in the USA so I was a little unclear about what it was. I had used a similar product called ARTec in the states, but a morning spent with my friend Graham Crook from L’oreal and all was put right, and indeed he has a trick or two up his sleeve. It has recently been relaunched as Chromative in the UK and comes with 22 shades which lack a few read more

Hairdressing Nation

Britain is a nation of Hairdressers, the scale of salon industry in the UK is huge if all salons where to merge into one business the anual turnover would be equivalent to the BSkyB corporation and outstrip many others including next (3.27bn)
There is not one hairdressing group or chain listed in the City,instead its a collection of sole traders, small and medium sized business all of whom style the nations increasingly diverse locks. read more

Salon Successful Hair

When I started teaching colour for L’oreal Proffessional USA in 1999,I had to earn my stripes and learn how to translate my knowledge and skills into ways that people could understand, so trade shows in small cities is where it all began for me, but before long I knew that I loved being in a class room talking and demonstrating salon successful colour, rather than on stage in front of thousands of people demonstrating techniques I never used in the salon, it was the one thing I knew early on – I wanted to share with other Hairdressers how to create beautiful wearable believable hair colour. read more