- Hairdressers Journal International
"Hairdressers Journal International" is a weekly glossy
magazinefor the hairdressingindustry, published in the UK by Reed Business Information.
The magazine has been in circulation for 125 years and is considered a trusted source of information for the industry.
Its contents include the latest styling techniques and fashions, product features, a celebrity style feature and the latest hairdressing industry news.
The editorial is led by Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Jayne Lewis-Orr and its Publishing Director is Simon Ferguson.
In April 2007, HJ launched its website HJi which gives the hairdressing community an online place to seek inspiration.
The focal point of the site is an image gallery with thousands of pictures of hairstyles, dating from the 1950s to the present day.
It also contains blogs, including a blog by British Hairdresser of the Year Andrew Barton, and a business blog.
British Hairdressing Awards
The Hairdressers Journal host the annual British Hairdressing Awards and the British Business Hairdressing Awards.
They are part of the Health and Beauty Group that also contains Hair and Beauty Salon monthly magazine and Salon Exhibitions.
* [http://www.hji.co.uk HJi]
* [http://www.britishhairdressingawards.co.uk/ British Hairdressing Awards]
Online Hair SchoolThe world’s first online hair school has been set up by Irish hairdresser, Fran Smith. Fran who’s originally from Dublin and has over 25 years experience in hairdressing, colouring and barbering. Fran spoke about what inspired him to set up the on-line hair school "I found it very difficult to find adequate educational hair classes for my staff and sometimes when they returned from training they were still feeling unconfident with their new skills. I thought to myself what if hairdressers had an online site where they could watch tutorials from qualified hair trainers on a regular basis, until they were happy with the level they had learned" he commented. The successful Online Hair School grew from Fran’s idea and after nearly a year and a half of filming and preparation, the site was born. They have sold their on-line tutorials and DVDs to destinations all over the world. The on-line tutorials were filmed in Trevor Francis in Longford as well as salons and studios in Dublin and Limerick. They work in a similar fashion as watching a video clip on You Tube, basically you log onto the site, which is www.onlinehairschool.com, then you pay a fee for your chosen tutorial with a credit card and within minutes you can watch the class as many times as you like. The only stipulation is that you must have broadband internet connection on your computer to watch the live feeds. The site caters for those without broadband with dvds which are posted out to their customers within ten days. Fran himself hosts a lot of the site’s online tutorials, which show hair stylists talking you through everything from: how to cut a ladies mid length layer style, a long layer cut, a short bob, a graduated bob, a disconnected bob, the perfect highlight technique via foil and meche application, upstyles for weddings and special occasions, gents basic cut, gents razor/clipper cut and a gents barber cut. The style of the tutorials is very intimate, with the camera zoomed in tightly to the model and stylist, so that it feels like a one to one class, rather than a crowded room like in most hairdressing schools. Some of Fran’s staff also got to appear before the camera as hair models. The site is being up dated all the time, so hairdressers or those with an ambition to be a hair stylist will always have a variety of new tutorials to view. Fran commented that all the feed-back has been positive so far and that "some hairdressers with learning difficulties have contacted me saying they were delighted with the tutorials as they could watch, listen and learn, without the stress of using books" he remarked. He also mentioned that anyone who purchased a hair tutorial has continued to buy up to five more. For further information on the Online Hair School log onto www.onlinehairschool.com.
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