Following an intense day of judging at the Queens Stand, Epsom Racecourse with 96 judges on the panel, the finalists for the 2019 British Hairdressing Awards have been announced. This year more industry experts than ever before attended the first round of judging. The awards will take place on Monday, November 25, 2019, at JW Marriott Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, W1.
The following beauty industry companies have announced recent appointments: Moroccanoil has announced the appointment of Jay Elarar as chief executive officer. Elarar will spearhead new product innovation and strategies for bringing products to the market while optimizing global operations at the company. As CEO, he will draw on his experience in the professional channel to drive growth.
Salons in the United States have been losing sales of professional hair products to a rapidly growing number of online retailers. Between product diversion and restrictions for online purchases, many salons have stepped away from the very products that they’ve helped develop and have supported for years resulting in a lost profit center for their businesses.
California is poised to become the first state in the union to ban racial discrimination based on natural hair. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the California State Assembly has voted unanimously to pass SB 188, also known as the CROWN Act, intending to protect people with braids, twists, cornrows, and other traditionally black hairstyles from racist grooming policies.
On Monday, June 24, 2019, Amazon launched its beauty store just for licensed beauty professionals. The e-commerce goliath announced the Amazon Professional Beauty Store to offer hairstylists, colorists, barbers, and estheticians beauty supplies typically sold in salons and spas. The pro-only store requires a cosmetology, barber, or esthetician license to purchase products.
Over 850 dedicated hair professionals recently gathered to witness the announcement of the winners of the Hair Expo Awards ceremony at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney's Darling Harbour. For the 2019 edition, 115 finalists across 19 creative and business categories were selected by a judging panel of 11 international and 10 local judges.