DIA Light vs dia richesse

What’s the difference between DIA Light and DIA Richesse?

You’re an expert on DIA Richesse and Dia Light now, but how do the two compare?

What are the main differences between DIA Richesse and DIA Light?

Can you mix DIA Richesse and DIA Light?

You should not mix the two tubes together as they are for different functions and through off PH as 1 is alkaline and 1 is acidic.

Which product should I use on damaged hair?

When dealign with compromised hair, it’s best to use an acid based product with a more translucent coverage – resulting in a softer ‘wash’ of colour.

Which product will leave hair the glossiest?

Both will leave hair glossy. Use DIA Light for those who have previously coloured hair to add a glossy finish and use DIA Richesse on virgin hair or for those looking for a deeper tone of colour rather than a toner.

Is DIA Light or DIA Richesse best for blonde hair?

DIA Light is the suggested product when dealing with blonde hair, try out the milkshake range for the best blonde tones.

dia light milkshake shades

Discover the 13 DIA Light Milkshakes shades

 

Shake blonde hair up with DIA Light Milkshakes! 13 Shades of drop dead yummmm!

What are DIA Light Milkshakes?

Put simply, your glossiest friend ever!

Give your client’s hair a sip of colour and luminous shine with Loreal’s top selling, ammonia-free DIA Light Milkshake Shades.

This  13-shade line is packed with high level, cool shades that allow you to completely customise each and every blonde who sits in your chair.

DIA Milkshake shades gloss, tone and refresh client’s hair in minimal time (only 2-10 minutes!), all through coluor balancing. Your client will walk out of your chair with bright, brilliant tone and high shine that lasts up to 6 weeks.

How to use DIA Light Milkshakes:

As always, use suitable disposable gloves.

To mix, the ratio is 1 : 1.5 e.g. 50ml tube + 75ml DIActivateur  6, or 9 vol.

Mix up your formula in a DIA applicator bottle or in a regular mixing bowl. Mix well until a creamy gel like texture is achieved.

Step 1: Apply to the root area on dry unwashed hair.

Step 2: Begin development time after application to the roots.

Step 3: Take through the hair using the appropriate lengths & ends technique

The formula should be left on for 2-10 minutes.

Which shades does the DIA Light Milkshakes range come in?

    1. 10.12 Frosty Pearl Milkshake
    2. 10.13 Golden Iced Milkshake
    3. 10.21 Iridescent Sorbet Milkshake
    4. 10.22 Deep Iced Pearl Milkshake 
    5. 9.02 Pearl Milkshake 
    6. 10.32 Golden Pearl Milkshake 
    7. 9.12 Iridescent Iced Milkshake 
    8. 9.11 Deep Ash Milkshake
    9. 9.01 Iced Milkshake 
    10. 9.03 Natural Gold Milkshake 
    11. 9.1 Ash Milkshake
    12. 8.11 Charcoal Milkshake 
    13. 10.23 Pearly Gold Milkshake

 

dia light milkshake shades

 

Do DIA Light Milkshake shades lift hair?

Milkshake shades will not lift hair, they are deposit only.

How long does DIA Light Milkshakes last?

Client’s can enjoy their luscious shine for up to 6 week dependent on washes. More frequent washing will fade colour faster.

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Everything you need to know about LOreal DIA Light

The ultimate tubes of any imaginable tone! You name it, DIA Light can tone it! Let’s take a look at the range…

What is L’Oreal DIA Light?

Loreal DIA Light is the first acidic tone-on-tone colour! it creates glossy, luminous reflections and mirror shine whilst respecting the integrity of the hair. The tones are natural and elegant, gradually fading away over washes.

DIA Light is the ideal product for coloured/lightened, weakened hair or for those who just want to gloss their natural locks and achieve a red carpet finish.

It’s the perfect product for offering a colour refresh and revive, or a top up of colour vibrancy in between permanent colour services. The fast development time also makes it ideal for clients with busy lives that are short of time. With the DIA Light technology, and with over 40 shades, truly personalised colours can be created, tailored 100% to your client.

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Does DIA Light cover white hair?

DIA Light is a depositing tone only product. There is zero coverage of white/grey hair and zero lift.

How do I use Loreal DIA Light?

As always, use suitable disposable gloves.

To mix, the ratio is 1 : 1.5 e.g. 50ml tube + 75ml DIActivateur  6, 9 or 15 vol.

Mix up your formula in a DIA applicator bottle or in a regular mixing bowl. Mix well until a creamy gel like texture is achieved.

Step 1: Apply to the root area on dry unwashed hair.

Step 2: Begin development time after application to the roots.

Step 3: Take through the hair using the appropriate lengths & ends technique

The formula should be left on for up to 20 minutes, depending on below.

dis light processing

Exception: Development time can be extended to up to 30 minutes in the case of virgin hair (asking subtle gloss only)

IMPORTANT: If left on longer than the recommended development time results may appear 1-2 shades darker than desired

When time is up, gently emulsify to remove formula from the scalp. Add a few drops of warm water and keep on emulsifying. Rinse well, until water runs clear, then towel dry.

How long does DIA Light last?

Generally, the Loreal guide states that the results last up to 4 weeks, however this is dependant on the amount of times your wash your hair. The more frequent you wash, the faster it will fade.

Hairdresser quote: “I’ve found that DIA Light lasts for as long as you leave on the hair e.g. if it is left on a client for 10 minutes, it will last for 10 washes and so on.”

To find out about Loreal DIA Richesse click here.

If you’d like to know the difference between the two click here.

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Everything you need to know about LOreal DIA Richesse

Client’t today LOVE versatility! They want to be able to change their hair at the drop of a hat. With LOreal DIA Richesse, they can do this and so much more! Let’s explore…

What is L’Oreal DIA Richesse?

DIA Richesse is a super rich, demi-permanent creme hair colour. It’s formula utilises advanced alkaline technology that creates deep, rich tones and unbelievable softness.

The beautiful DIA Richesse portfolio offers more than 70 professionally formulated shades to produce any desired colour with an added glossy, reflective finish.

(lorealprofessionnel.com)

Does DIA Richesse cover white hair?

DIA Richesse has the ability to cover 70% of white/ grey hair when mixed with 15 vol DIActivateur. 

How do I use LOreal DIA Richesse?

Firstly, make sure to wear suitable disposable gloves when working with DIA Richesse, nobody likes stained hands!

When it comes to mixing, use a ratio of 1 to 1.5 e.g. 50ml (1 tube) DIA Richesse with 75ml DIActivateur 6, 9, or 15 vol. Mix up your colour in a DIA applicator bottle or in a regular mixing bowl. Mix well until a creamy gel like texture is achieved.

The formula should be left on for up to 20 minutes, keep an eye on the process.

At the end of your development time, add a little water and emulsify, rinse hair thoroughly and shampoo.

Does DIA Richesse lift hair?

You can achieve 1.5 levels of lift when combines with 15 vol DIActivateur.

 

If you’re interested in DIA Richesse you’re definitely going to be interested in DIA Light, click here for all these is to know!

 

SKNHEAD London

SKNHEAD: NOW AT HAIRCO

 

SKNHEAD is the first product range that can be used as a tattoo, beard, face and body moisturiser, and hair styler, all in one product. The concept for the range, currently consisting of seven products, was actually born back in 1999.

 

The founder, Adee Phelan, who has previously brought out electrical, styling, and female cosmetics and haircare brands, has wanted to bring out a luxury men’s skin and hair grooming range for many years. Realising the grooming market is totally saturated with products that all do exactly same things, he wanted to create a range of products with a very specific USP. After working in the professional and consumer markets for 20 years, he knew what products were already out there and wanted to better them it all.

 

Although he was asked time and time again to produce this kind of styling product, Adee knew he wanted his product to be luxurious and high-end. And after signing endorsements for the last two decades, he wanted to finally create the perfect product. One that appeals to the aspirational man on the street, the barber community and the high-end brand adopters.

 

Beginning in 2012, Adee worked on developing the product range, sampling several different products and ingredients each week, all with the aim of mastering the art of the SKNHEAD lead product, Game Changer. Something that can be used on short, medium or long hair, and is a face, body and beard moisturiser. When carrying out his research, chemists, skin care experts and hair care professionals all said that what he was trying to do couldn’t be done. A good moisturiser needs to evaporate from the skin within 7-8 seconds, and a good hair product needs to be heavy enough to have hold. But after years of endless samples and persistence, Adee cracked the precisely balanced formula in mid 2017.

 

Adee didn’t want the range to just be an amazing styling product. He realised men have changed. They’re into shine, conditioning, moisturising. The range’s coconut scent (extensive surveys found that coconut, other than being Adee’s favourite, was favoured by 90% of the people asked) is due to the extensive natural benefits of ingredients such as Cacao Seed Butter and ethically sourced Palm Oil, which is rich in Vitamin E, and known for anti-oxidant and anti-ageing properties when used on skin. Also helping to lightly moisturise hair and give it a healthy looking sheen, whilst helping to hold and define your style.

Instagram changes affecting your salon

Instagram changes affecting your salon!

Have your Instagram stats taken a sudden downward turn lately? Less engagement? Less reach? Less EVERYTHING?? Well, we know why! There are Instagram changes affecting your salon and you need to act!

Whats happening?

There has been a major announcement in the last 2 weeks… Instagram is no longer a photo sharing app!

You heard correctly, our beloved photos no longer matter to the Insta world! Instagram are now focusing on video… *cough* TIKTOK *cough.*

Experiments with algorithms have already started to take place and this is why your stats will be all over the place (unless you’re already heavily video based).

There’s no clear outline yet of the exact changes being made but we will keep you up to date!

What can salons do?

1.GET RECORDING YOUR TRANSFORMATIONS

Stating the obvious, get your phone out and press record.. start making videos of your before and afters for Instagram!

 

2. LET YOUR CLIENTS DO THE WORK

It’s a great idea to ask your client’s to send in videos, boomerangs and all sorts for you to use on your page. You may need to get this idea rolling by offering incentives e.g.  a free conditioning treatment for all who participate.

 

3. RECORD FUN CLIPS OF YOUR STAFF

A great way to show your salons character and personality is with staff clips, these can be little intros or even staff dancing around the salon (we’ve all seen the TIKTOKS and they’re FAB).

 

4. TIKTOK STEALS

If you’re already on TIKTOK, recreate or save your videos and post to Instagram. It’s a better idea NOT to use videos with the TIKTOK logo on.

Try editing your videos on a separate video editing app rather than using TIKTOK to avoid Instagram content penalties. We’ve put together a list of easy to use video editing apps here.

 

5. SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Have you ever noticed that social accounts with huge followings and lots of engagement are helping others? Share some video tips other salons or your clients will find useful!

 

6. REPLY

Are there any videos you find interesting or funny that you can respond to? Get creative, and get social!

 

7. GET FEEDBACK

Are there any clients that would love some time on your page talking about how great you all are?

 

If you’d like to chat about Instagram changes affecting your salon or any other social media queries get in touch today! We’re happy to help!
Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

 

 

video editing apps

5 Video Editing Apps For Salons

The online world wants video, and if you want to be online you have to start obliging.

We all know that videos are rarely a perfect, one shot job so let’s talk editing! It’s always best to edit videos on a third party app so that you can repurpose and edit later! Here are our top 5 video editing apps for salons.

1. VidStitch: Video Collage Maker

With Vidstitch you can create video collages of your before and afters that you can put side by side in a split frame. No need for swiping anymore! Perfect for salons!

Pros: Easy to use, free

Cons: Has a watermark on free version projects, if 2 videos have sound both will play at once (video needs to be pre edited to remove audio)

Price: Free to use basic features, can upgrade to PRO version without watermark/with more features/collage options

Available on: iPhone, iPad & Android

2. Splice 

GoPro’s mobile video editing app, Splice, claims to give desktop editing performance on your iPhone or iPad. The APP is packed with the usual array of editing tools; trimming, cropping, video effects, added titles, speed control, animation, transitions and music.

Pros: Wide range of free Music, lots of features

Cons: Only for IOS devices

Price: Free to download but not free to use.

UK prices: Weekly £2.79/week, Monthly £2.37/week, Yearly £1.29/week

Available on: iPhone & iPad.

3. iMovie

Highly functional, easy to use app with plenty of features!

Pros: Super easy to pick up, multi-device functionality

Cons: Only for Apple devices (sorry Android)

Price: Free

Available for: iPhone, iPad & Mac

4. CapCut

If you’ve seen those fancy photos slideshows where people are popping out of the background, this is the app they’re from!

Pros: Easy to use, great affects, Lots of features.

Cons: Reports of loading issues and lost work

Price: FREE

Available on: iPhone, iPad, Google & Android

5. LumaFusion

LumaFusion is a serious video editing app, but it also comes with quite the price tag (for an app at least). This app is more for the daily editors who looking for a LOT of features. The results are spectacular, but this app needs eom time and attention to perfect your skills.

Pros: All the features you need, professional like, great support

Cons: On the pricey side

Price: £28.99

Available on: iPhone & iPad

insight professional vegan hair brand

The Professional Vegan Hair Brand Everybody Is Talking About

You must have heard all the chat about the professional vegan hair brand that is currently taking the UK by storm right???

If by chance your live under a rock and haven’t heard of INSIGHT Professional, then you’ve come to the right place!

ABOUT INSIGHT

Insight is a line formulated in an Italian laboratory, with an aim to create synergy  between the ancient wisdom of phyto-extracts and phyto-oils, whilst choosing to produce ethically and work with organic ingredients. Nature is their source of inspiration.

INSIGHT FORMULATIONS

1. SLS AND SLES FREE

INSIGHT Professional shampoos are formulated without SLS and SLES (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate), which are considered aggressive and potentially irritating surfactants. As a replacement, they chose to use a  gentle cleansing agent, SODIUM COCETH SULFATE, derived from Coconut. Using a skin friendly cleansing product  protects the health and balance of the scalp over time.

2. PETROLATUM FREE

Petrolatum (Paraffinum liquidum) are refined petroleum derivates, have film-forming properties that prevent proper ventilation and oxygenation of skin and hair. INSIGHT Professional replace them with natural ingredients which are more dermo-compatible with the same properties, but with fewer unknowns to health. Skin and hair should be free to do the most natural possible thing, breathe.

3. SILICON FREE

Silicones are inorganic polymers derived from silicon, they are produced through processes of chemical synthesis. It’s true that they give immediate softness and shine to the hair, thanks to their film-forming effect, but over time they can damage the hair structure. They obstruct the scales of the cuticle, preventing active ingredients in products from penetrating the hair. INSIGHT work hard choosing natural ingredients that will heal and enhance hair health, therefore hair must be free of silicone film to benefit from any nutrition.

4. PARABEN FREE

Parabens are a kinds of preservatives, subject of a controversy. Whether they are harmful or not, needed or not, scientific research has not yet ruled definitively. Waiting for an answer that could dissolve any doubts, INSIGHT decided to use a safer preservative system.

5. COLORANT AND ALLERGEN FREE

INSIGHT only use fragrances without allergens, to ensure all treatments are as gentle as possible, even on the most sensitive skin . All INSIGHT products are colourant free.

6. WITH PHYTO & ORGANIC EXTRACTS

The active main ingredients in INSIGHT formulations are derived from organic agriculture, and from certified crops. A blend of oils and butter of natural origin work in synergy with these extracts, increasing the action of nuourishment of the hair. To choose organic principle actives means to protect your wellness, to protect workers who are part of the production, and to safeguard the planet.

What Salons Say:

Leister Gilbert from John leister Hair Design 

“All the styling products cocktail together, enhancing shine, giving beautiful hold and style for professional use”

“Hair doesn’t stay the same and with insight Haircare there is no cover up so you can see the progress of the hair and change the prescription accordingly”

Chloe Mills from Black Sheep hair company

“We were instantly won over by the styling range but changing colour lines is always a little scary. I wish I hadn’t put it off for so long because INcolour has wowed us all in the salon. The shine is beautiful, the coverage is better than I’ve ever used with any major colour house and the longevity of the tone is incredible. Don’t put it off!”

“I love Oil non oil, I like that it is really lightweight you can get fantastic body in fine hair without weighing it down”

“The post chemistry range is a game changer, the longevity of colours is crazy when sealed off with the mask and I wouldn’t do any colour work without it now”

“The Lightening powders are the cleanest lifting I’ve used and the consistency is perfect to work with. I love the addition of the argan oil which ensures the hair doesn’t become dry”

Kelly Vowles From Pixal Rose Hair Design

“The biggest thing that stood out for me was that it’s a vegan ok brand and sustainably packaged”

“Regarding the price point it’s probably the most competitively priced product we’ve found that work’s really, really well”

“It’s really obvious that the environment is at the fore front of all their thinking, nature is their inspiration”

“The insight colour system is hands down the best we’ve worked with”

“The enhanced pigments system is my favourite. You have the vibrant range for your creative colouring which Catches the eye on social media but you also have a range of dark glosses which are fantastic for refreshing colours or using in between bleaching services”

 

 

We are lucky enough to stock INSIGHT Professional haircare, you can find all available products here.

 

how to keep your salon cool

How to keep your salon cool in summer: 8 TOP TIPS

We all know us brits love talking about the weather.. So let’s address this HEAT WAVEE!

It seems like summer has officially arrived, at least for a few more days before the rain is back, and like everywhere, salons are hotting up! As much as we love the heat, summer in a salon can be an uncomfortable place! Check out our top tips on how to keep your salon cool below!

1.Cool it fast

Let’s talk Air Con! firstly, no you don’t need to invest thousands into a whole new system and knock down any walls! Check out portable air conditioning units; they’re relatively cheap, easy to place around the salon, and most importantly, your clients will love you for the gesture and added comfort (your staff will thank you too).

2. Keep on sippin’

Make sure you are hydrated throughout the day, and  of course offer your clients a drink too (COVID permitting). Drinking regular fluids (particularly water) on a hot day helps bodies maintain a lower core temperature.

Idea – Encourage client’s to take INSTA worthy photos- Create a complimentary, fruity cocktail menu (ensure the drinks look pretty spectacular).

Tip – When implementing tactics to encourage client photos, make sure you have your salon branded on mirrors and around the salon! You could also create a hashtag that you have displayed around the store for online use, or a message to ‘tag us’ in exchange for a social media page feature or a freebie (e.g. free conditioning treatment on their next visit).

3. Set the mood

Hear us out with this one…. Calming music can actually make you cooler! We know we love to pump out the tunes in the salon but this can make everybody hotter! Give some lower tempo tracks a go, they can still be current and in line with your clientele.

4. Breeze on through

If you don’t want to go down the air-con route, create a breeze through the salon. There is nothing nicer than a cool gust to offset the sweltering hairdryer heat that lives in salon air. BUT, only do this if you have a back door to create the cross-wind, simply opening the front door may actually make the salon hotter.

5. Glass is the enemy

As a salon, you’re more than likely to have an all glass front; to keep cool in summer, you must resist rolling up those blinds! Sunlight that enters through your window turns into heat, the heat is then trapped inside accumulating in the air. Blocking sunlight can prevent your salon from getting hot and uncomfortable.

6. Take it down a notch

Another way to keep your salon cool is to turn down temperature settings where possible. Set the backwash water a little cooler than you usually would, turn down heat tool temperatures where possible. Every little helps, as Tesco says!

7. Ice Ice baby

Soooo, we haven’t tried and tested this theory but we saw it online and thought we would share it just incase it works a treat! As well as creating icy blondes in your salon, create some little bowls of ice cubes around the salon and apparently the ice acts as a coolant. We’d love to know if this works, so if you give it a go, let us know! If it doesn’t work, you can use the extra ice for your fruity cocktails! WIN, WIN!

8. Who likes short shorts?

One for staff, RELAX any strict dress codes! Work with your staff to establish how they feel in the salon and adjust dress codes accordingly. Everybody in the salon should be comfortable and happy!

We hope our how to keep your salon cool in summer blog has been helpful, please let us know if you have any other tips can tricks to share with other salons!

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L'Oreal Majirel 50ml

Everything you need to know about LOreal Majirel

What is LOreal Majirel?

LOreal Majirel is a rich, permanent hair colour that treats the hair whilst colouring due to its advanced technology with IONÈNE GTM and INCELL, for hair that stays healthy with glorious colour. Expect strength and shine,  long-lasting results and perfect grey coverage every time.

With over 100 shades, LOreal Majirel can be tailored to create a bespoke colour for every client. The highly advanced Majirel technology allows colour creating power to take on a new dimension. Majirel introduces the ultimate technology in colour – a unique alliance between Absolute colour, Absolute care and Absolute confidence.

Are there different ranges or LOreal Majirel?

As well as the standard Majirel range, there is Majirel Cool Cover, Majirel High Lift, Majirel Mix, Majicontrast and Majirouge.

What is the advanced technology in LOreal Majirel?

Hair fibres are treated with 2 complementary active care ingredients: IONÈNE GTM and INCELL.

ACTIVE CARE IONÈNE GTM creates incredible shine, and protects the surface of the hair.

ACTIVE CARE INCELL reinforces the Cuticle, intermediate zone. Improving porosity, shine and protection.

ACTIVE CARE IONÈNE GTM treats the Cortex in depth (heart of the hair).

How do I mix Loreal Majirel?

Wear suitable single use gloves.

Mix Ratio 1 : 1.5

1 tube 50g with 75mls Loreal Crème Oxydant (20 or 30 volume)

Mix until a smooth creamy texture is achieved.

Which Oxydant should I use?

Majirel is best mixed with LOreal Creme Oxydant.

20 VOLUME (6%)

  • Darken natural hair
  • Colour level on level
  • Lighten up to 1 level
  • Lighten up to 2 levels
  • Covering over 70% white
  • Length & end techniques

30 VOLUME (9%)

  • Lighten up to 3 levels
Exception:on natural levels 1 to 3, 20 volume lightens 1 level and 30 volume lightens 2 levels.

For more info visit LOreal UK.

 

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Salon Reopening

We finally have an end in sight for salons to reopen after Lockdown 3.0 (Woop-Woop)!

We have only a few weeks to go, and looking ahead to April 12th, we have put together a guide about PPE needed for salon reopening!

Undoubtedly, one of the biggest industry concerns surrounding salon re-opening is the safety of clients, staff and ourselves! But, providing your salon has the appropriate and necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) you can help to prevent the spread of Covid-19, we can all feel safe, relaxed and begin to adjust back to normal life!

What is PPE?

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is equipment that will protect you from health and safety risks. It can include items such as gloves, eye protection, aprons etc. We are all well aware of face-masks by now and the laws surrounding them.

What PPE do I need?

Hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons that are in close proximity with clients for extensive periods, (meaning it’s difficult to maintain social distancing measures) need to wear further protection in addition to the standard.

  • Wear a visor AND mask. You are advised to wear both a clear visor or goggles and a Type II face mask to keep clients safe. Your salon/(you, if you are a salon owner) should provide training on how to wear face masks safely.

The new BEIS guidelines recommend that our industry wear Type II face coverings  (a medical face mask made up of a protective 3-ply construction that prevents large particles from reaching the client or working surfaces) as well as a well-fitted clear visor that covers the forehead, extends below the chin and wraps around the side of the face.

It is also recommended you wear the following PPE:

  • Disposable gloves
  • Face masks
  • Goggles (visors as substitute)
  • Aprons

Continuing on from previous lockdown advice, reception areas should be fitted with a screen. These should also be used in nail bars to form protection for nail technicians and clients when giving manicures.

For up-to-date info, the guidance for people who provide close contact services should be referred to regularly.

Where can I buy PPE for the hair and beauty industry?

HairCo and Beauty stock a range of PPE including: face masks, gloves, visors, and disposable gowns etc. The demand for such stock is going to be larger than ever, so make sure you stock up early!

Should clients wear PPE?

Government guidelines state that clients must wear a face mask in hair, nail, beauty salons and barbers unless exempt.

 

 

 

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The Budget For The Hair And Beauty Industry

The Latest Budget for the Hair and Beauty Industry:

Furlough Scheme extended

Furlough has been extended until the end of September 2021. Employees are currently receiving 80% of their wages through the scheme, however employers will soon have t contribute 10% in July and 20% in August and September. Many of those in the industry that are currently on furlough have concerns about job losses over summer.

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has been extended

The fourth grant will cover February to April, and is worth 80% of average trading profits up to £7,500. A fifth grant will be available from July covering the period May to September 2021. The amount allocated in the fifth grant will depend on: whether your turnover has fallen by more than 30%, in this case you will continue to receive the full 80%. However, if it is less than 30% your grant will be reduced to 30%. The scheme will be expanded to allow those who became self-employed in the 2019-2020 financial year to claim provided they filed a tax return by midnight last night.

Restart Grants

From April 2021, the government is offering Restart Grants of up to £18,000 for individual businesses within the industry. The scheme will see £5bn across England and £794m in extra funding to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

For those not eligible for restart grants, local authorities in England will get £425m to support businesses.

Business Rate Holiday

The 100% Business Rate Holiday initiative will end in June 2021, a discount of up to two thirds will follow for the rest of 2021.

Incentive Payments

Businesses in England that take on apprentices will receive double the usual incentive payments (£3000).

Grow to help Scheme

A UK-wide ‘Help to Grow’ scheme aimed to help small and medium-sized businesses across the UK learn new skills, reach new customers and boost profits will be introduced. This includes a 12-week management programme and free technology advice plus discounted software. Register now at gov.uk/helptogrow. 

Reduced Tax Bill

For two years, businesses will be able to reduce their tax bill by 25p for every pound they invest in new equipment under a ‘super-deduction’ scheme’.

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

Small and medium-sized hair and beauty salons in the UK will continue to be able to reclaim up to two weeks of eligible Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) costs per employee from the government.

Recovery Loans

Recovery loans of between £25,000 and £10m will be available with a government guarantee to lenders of 80%.

 

What do you think of the budget for the Hair and Beauty Industry? Comment below or tell us on Facebook!