Fresh for October ’21 on the Salon Smart HUB

by | Oct 12, 2021 | Business


Keeping up with the business side of being a hairdressing professional can feel like a slog. Timetabled training courses take up valuable hours, the bulk of business handbooks are dry and don’t relate to our industry… and don’t get us started on the cost!

With monthly drops of free, fresh, inspiring and no-nonsense salon and self-employed content – featuring advice from experts and fellow hairdressers who are killing it in the field – plus on-demand access to suit your busy diary, the Salon Smart HUB can help you stay on top of things much more easily.

Powered by Creative HEAD in exclusive partnership with L’Oréal Professionnel Paris, all you need to do to access this online business support network is register your email address. The latest podcasts, videos, articles, webinars and more will then be delivered direct to your inbox, ready for you to digest on your terms, whenever it’s convenient. And of course, you can dip back into any previous content already live on the HUB that may become relevant to your business situation. Think of it as all the best bits of Salon Smart events, but broken into an array of wonderfully bitesized chunks.

Read to sink your teeth into what October has to offer? Here’s what’s NEW ON THE HUB THIS MONTH:

Holding out for a (business) hero? – Twenty-one top industry names, with years and years of incredible experience. Read all about Activator, a free new mentoring scheme from Creative HEAD and The Industry that’s been designed provide help and support for hairdressing business owners at all stages of their career.
Get the gloss – Learn all about French Glossing, a new, professional, in-salon colour service from L’Oréal Professionnel Paris that promises to help drive bookings and attract clients (even the colour hesitant!) back into the salon chair.
Top ten business tips from the Hilton – That’s Sophia, not Paris! We sat down with the Not Another boss and Most Wanted Business Thinker LEGEND, as she revealed her ultimate gems of advice. We’ve packed her stellar tips into ten short video clips, exclusively for HUB members.
Read all about it – Check out ‘On The Floor’, an in-depth new report produced by Creative HEAD and The Industry, which delves deep into why life in UK salons will never be the same again. Packed with case studies and anonymous, no-filter commentary from across the self-employed, salon owner, session, education and salon staff sectors, you can also discover the next steps for the hairdressing industry…

Want in? Enjoy all this, and never miss a business beat again, by signing up for FREE Salon Smart HUB access >

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Bows for Bottega 🎀An expertly crafted, beautiful braided bow from @hairbylinus for @annahstasia, pictured in Bottega Veneta, with photography by @tomjjohnsonphoto. Created using @authenticbeautyconceptuk, the intricate look is equal parts elegant and high fashion. Creative Lead: @chakahliaStylist: @lyla.chengStyling Assistant: @lenaangelidesMake-up: @aimeetwistartistry using Makeup ForeverMake-up Assistant: @roseanna_makeup#hair #hairdressing #hairdresser #braids #braiding #hairbow #authenticbeautyconcept #hairstylist #editorialhair #editorialstylist #braid #bow
Bows for Bottega 🎀An expertly crafted, beautiful braided bow from @hairbylinus for @annahstasia, pictured in Bottega Veneta, with photography by @tomjjohnsonphoto. Created using @authenticbeautyconceptuk, the intricate look is equal parts elegant and high fashion. Creative Lead: @chakahliaStylist: @lyla.chengStyling Assistant: @lenaangelidesMake-up: @aimeetwistartistry using Makeup ForeverMake-up Assistant: @roseanna_makeup#hair #hairdressing #hairdresser #braids #braiding #hairbow #authenticbeautyconcept #hairstylist #editorialhair #editorialstylist #braid #bow
Bows for Bottega 🎀 An expertly crafted, beautiful braided bow from @hairbylinus for @annahstasia, pictured in Bottega Veneta, with photography by @tomjjohnsonphoto. Created using @authenticbeautyconceptuk, the intricate look is equal parts elegant and high fashion. Creative Lead: @chakahlia Stylist: @lyla.cheng Styling Assistant: @lenaangelides Make-up: @aimeetwistartistry using Makeup Forever Make-up Assistant: @roseanna_makeup #hair #hairdressing #hairdresser #braids #braiding #hairbow #authenticbeautyconcept #hairstylist #editorialhair #editorialstylist #braid #bow
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Taking us behind the lens of one of his most recent runway creations, @stephane_scotto_di_cesare shares more about the creative process for the curved up-dos for @mikaeldofficial. A sculptural look with an almost otherwordly element,  the key to creation is achieving a slick finish. Hair assistant: @ivana_gentile#hair #hairdressing #hairdresser #editorialhair #updo #editoriastylist #runway #runwayhair #bts #behindthescenes #sculpturalhair #hairstylist #blonehair #backstage #editorialhair
Taking us behind the lens of one of his most recent runway creations, @stephane_scotto_di_cesare shares more about the creative process for the curved up-dos for @mikaeldofficial. A sculptural look with an almost otherwordly element, the key to creation is achieving a slick finish. Hair assistant: @ivana_gentile #hair #hairdressing #hairdresser #editorialhair #updo #editoriastylist #runway #runwayhair #bts #behindthescenes #sculpturalhair #hairstylist #blonehair #backstage #editorialhair
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Offer clients healthier hair in just three minutes 🪄@olaplex is the original bond builder, harnessing the power of patented bond-building technology for stronger, healthier hair.If you’re looking to help clients give the haircare routine a glow-up, as well as enhance your retail offering, consider the N° 3 Hair Perfector a must-have for your salon shelves.A single treatment packed with bis-amino, offer the solution to happier, healthier hair in as little as three minutes.Get yours now at pro.OLAPLEX.com.#AD #BondRepair #OLAPLEX #healthyhair#Hairdresser #Hair #Hairdressing#DamageRepair #Hairstylist #Haircolourist
Offer clients healthier hair in just three minutes 🪄 @olaplex is the original bond builder, harnessing the power of patented bond-building technology for stronger, healthier hair. If you’re looking to help clients give the haircare routine a glow-up, as well as enhance your retail offering, consider the N° 3 Hair Perfector a must-have for your salon shelves. A single treatment packed with bis-amino, offer the solution to happier, healthier hair in as little as three minutes. Get yours now at pro.OLAPLEX.com. #AD #BondRepair #OLAPLEX #healthyhair #Hairdresser #Hair #Hairdressing #DamageRepair #Hairstylist #Haircolourist
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Ready, set, go! A high energy, high impact catwalk from @bafcsm for the annual White Show. ‘Sport is our fashion’ was the motto, and @clarehansford_hair of @headmastersuk absolutely nailed the brief for @lorealpro @lorealpro_education_uki 👏Working with ID Artists and team members from Portfolio salons, Clare led the way to create looks for 140 models with just three hours prep time! The overall vibe for the show was to give a damp finish, but with varying levels to reflect how hair can look during sporting activities.End results ranged from damp curls around the face to a soaking, wet-look finish reminiscent of “playing squash for two hours,” Clare said. Forget your next gym class, this is all the sporting action you need! #hair #hairdressing #hairdresser #headmasters #fashionshow #centralsaintmartins #whiteshow #wetlookhair #bafcsm #csmwhiteshow #sessionstylist #lorealpro #runwayhair
Ready, set, go! A high energy, high impact catwalk from @bafcsm for the annual White Show. ‘Sport is our fashion’ was the motto, and @clarehansford_hair of @headmastersuk absolutely nailed the brief for @lorealpro @lorealpro_education_uki 👏 Working with ID Artists and team members from Portfolio salons, Clare led the way to create looks for 140 models with just three hours prep time! The overall vibe for the show was to give a damp finish, but with varying levels to reflect how hair can look during sporting activities. End results ranged from damp curls around the face to a soaking, wet-look finish reminiscent of “playing squash for two hours,” Clare said. Forget your next gym class, this is all the sporting action you need! #hair #hairdressing #hairdresser #headmasters #fashionshow #centralsaintmartins #whiteshow #wetlookhair #bafcsm #csmwhiteshow #sessionstylist #lorealpro #runwayhair
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Outdo even the shiniest of festive decorations with the power of the Awapuhi range from @paulmitchelluk ✨Tradition meets technology with a proven hair care system infused with awapuhi extract to transform hair at the deepest levels. Paul Mitchell’s unique extraction method allows the most lipid-rich part of the awapuhi root to bind to the hair shaft, leaving hair softer and more manageable with intense shine.Want to experience the game-changing formulas for yourself? We’ve teamed up with @paulmitchelluk and @salonsuccessuk to offer ONE lucky winner a gigantic hamper of Awapuhi treats worth over £400! You’ve got to be in it to win it, so comment below which product in the range you’re most excited to try. Once the winner is chosen, they will be contacted via Instagram DM. The competition closes on 14 December, so get entering ASAP! #AD #paulmitchell #awapuhi #paulmitchellawapuhi #hairdressing #hairdresser #hairstylist #uksalon #salonservices #christmascompetition #haircare
Outdo even the shiniest of festive decorations with the power of the Awapuhi range from @paulmitchelluk ✨ Tradition meets technology with a proven hair care system infused with awapuhi extract to transform hair at the deepest levels. Paul Mitchell’s unique extraction method allows the most lipid-rich part of the awapuhi root to bind to the hair shaft, leaving hair softer and more manageable with intense shine. Want to experience the game-changing formulas for yourself? We’ve teamed up with @paulmitchelluk and @salonsuccessuk to offer ONE lucky winner a gigantic hamper of Awapuhi treats worth over £400! You’ve got to be in it to win it, so comment below which product in the range you’re most excited to try. Once the winner is chosen, they will be contacted via Instagram DM. The competition closes on 14 December, so get entering ASAP! #AD #paulmitchell #awapuhi #paulmitchellawapuhi #hairdressing #hairdresser #hairstylist #uksalon #salonservices #christmascompetition #haircare
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Pastel process 💗@beccsnow_haircreative at @alchemysalon.co is injecting a little fun into your usual #processporn Taking this client’s bleached blonde to pretty, pastel pinks, Becc creates multi-tonal, soft pink hues that perfectly pop against the super cool cut!#hair #hairdressing #hairdressers #hairstyles #hairstylist #haircolourist #haircolour #colouredhair #pinkhair #haircut #hairideas #hairinspiration #pinkhairinspo #creative
Pastel process 💗 @beccsnow_haircreative at @alchemysalon.co is injecting a little fun into your usual #processporn Taking this client’s bleached blonde to pretty, pastel pinks, Becc creates multi-tonal, soft pink hues that perfectly pop against the super cool cut! #hair #hairdressing #hairdressers #hairstyles #hairstylist #haircolourist #haircolour #colouredhair #pinkhair #haircut #hairideas #hairinspiration #pinkhairinspo #creative
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Want a hair product that gives a sculpted look with lasting power? Look no further! @americancrewuk’s Heavy Hold Pomade provides heavy hold with high shine and is great at defining textured curls! Find out more at revlonproshop.com. #AD #JoinTheCrew and #ChoosethePuckforYou  #menshairstyling #hairstyling #menshaircare #americancrewuk #menshair #haircare #hairdresser #barber #mensgrooming #menshairstyle
Want a hair product that gives a sculpted look with lasting power? Look no further! @americancrewuk’s Heavy Hold Pomade provides heavy hold with high shine and is great at defining textured curls! Find out more at revlonproshop.com. #AD #JoinTheCrew and #ChoosethePuckforYou #menshairstyling #hairstyling #menshaircare #americancrewuk #menshair #haircare #hairdresser #barber #mensgrooming #menshairstyle
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Simple but effective 🖤A little bit of minimal chic inspiration by @mrs.sirotina with this slicked back, knotted, low ponytail style.Irina keeps the look smooth and clean, pinning the knot in place and taming the loose lengths for some added detail!#hair #hairdressing #hairdresser #hairstyle #hairstylist #partyhair #partyseason #simplehair #simplehairstyle #simpleupdo #sleekhair #chichairstyle #creative
Simple but effective 🖤 A little bit of minimal chic inspiration by @mrs.sirotina with this slicked back, knotted, low ponytail style. Irina keeps the look smooth and clean, pinning the knot in place and taming the loose lengths for some added detail! #hair #hairdressing #hairdresser #hairstyle #hairstylist #partyhair #partyseason #simplehair #simplehairstyle #simpleupdo #sleekhair #chichairstyle #creative
2 days ago
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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend 💎An abundance of festive feels and high-glamour hair from Lou at @headmasterskingston @headmastersuk. Elevating a luxe waved pony with gems across the nape and crown, the styling brings a touch of editorial excellence to party season styling!  #hair #hairdressing #hairdresser #hairstylist  #ponytail #christmashair #partyhair #partseason #hairstylist #hairtransformation  #hairtutorial #festiveseasonhair #stylingtutorial  #glamhair  #hairgems #embellishedhair
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend 💎 An abundance of festive feels and high-glamour hair from Lou at @headmasterskingston @headmastersuk. Elevating a luxe waved pony with gems across the nape and crown, the styling brings a touch of editorial excellence to party season styling!   #hair #hairdressing #hairdresser #hairstylist #ponytail #christmashair #partyhair #partseason #hairstylist #hairtransformation #hairtutorial #festiveseasonhair #stylingtutorial #glamhair #hairgems #embellishedhair
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