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  1. Salon Promotions X Green Salon Collective Collaboration

    Green Salon Collective

    Salon Promotions and Neal & Wolf are proud to announce a partnership with the Green Salon Collective. The Green Salon Collective is the original authority on salon sustainability throughout the UK and Ireland, and we’ll be working closely with them to bring a greener future to all of our salons and continue our commitment to being a company with sustainability at its’ heart.

    Recent studies have shown that the UK hairdressing industry recycles just 20% of the plastic it uses, and 99% of hair foils end up in landfill. By partnering with Green Salon Collective you'll be able to recyclable traditionally hard-to-recycle items including hair foils, PPE and even hair!

    GSC enables salons to become more sustainable, ethical businesses via their recycling, education & accreditation offerings, and in the space of just their first 6 months (Jul–Dec 2020) they have helped keep the following away from landfill:

    • Recovered over 400 kilograms of hair which will be used towards cleaning our waterways and help with gardening composting projects.
    • Recycled over 2.3 tonnes of used foil and colour tubes.
    • Recovered and recycled over 230 litres of leftover colour and bleach, plus over 200 kilograms of PPE & Plastic.
    • In addition, all of the profits raised from the commodity sale of these recycling processes have helped support local charities such as Haircuts4Homeless, Foodcycle, The Hair & Beauty Charity and other sustainable projects such as tree planting

    How does the Green Salon Collective work?

    Start by ordering one of the GSC starter packs. These include everything you need to get started including recycling bins, a pre-paid returns box and point of sale for your salon. Once your box is ready for collection contact Green Salon Collective to arrange the collection. Each returns box fit up to 350 clients worth of hair or slightly less in used foil and empty colour tubes into each box.

    How much does this cost?

    GSC don't charge a subscription fee for this service, however there is a fee for each of the returns boxes you purchase. The cost for these boxes start at £175, but can be cheaper if purchased in bulk. There are also "mini" freelancer sized boxes available for £94.00. To cover the cost of this service GSC suggest adding a "Green Fee" to your services of £1 or £2. Some salons call it an eco-fee or a sustainable fee, but either way, this extra charge covers all future costs of using this service. When surveyed the majority of clients will tell you they are more than happy to pay the extra charge. It’s also a great conversation starter for you to explain to your clients about all the great actions you’re taking with your salon waste.

    What else do Green Salon Collective offer?


    GSC teach salons that their sustainability is not defined solely by the products they use. Member salons are therefore educated on waste, energy and water consumption, food replacement tips, staff policies and social responsibilities. 


    Working with independent sustainability experts, GSC have partnered with The Liminality who are all about getting organisations over the threshold and in the door of true sustainability. Their new accreditation is the first of its type within sustainability that’s now available for all salon owners throughout the UK and Ireland.


    GSC member salons gain a huge point of difference over their local salon competitors. A recent poll of current members showed that each salon that joins GSC, gain on average, 3 new clients within the first 1-3 months.

    As a Salon Promotions or Neal & Wolf salon you can also get a 15% discount off the Green Salon Collective services using discount code SPL15 so you can become a sustainable salon for even less. Just click the link below to start your sustainably journey, or speak to your account manager.


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  2. Instagram 101 for Salons & Stylists

    Instagram 101 for Salons & Stylists

    Everything a Hair Stylist needs to know to get started on Instagram

    Instagram has become the favourite social network of many. It’s entirely visual, its sole purpose is to enable users to share images…the perfect platform for hairstylists!

    Image from @shaniabreckellhair Instagram accountImage from @shaniabreckellhair Instagram account

    Images Courtesy of @shaniabreckellhair

    Here are our Top Tips to help get you get started on Instagram

    It’s your Business…

    …Right? So switch

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  3. Neal & Wolf Digital Shade Chart

    What do the numbers on the shade chart stand for?

    The numbers on a hair colour shade chart represent the depth and tone of the colour.

    Anything that appears before the decimal point is the depth (how light or dark a colour is). The Neal & Wolf colours go from 1 to 10.

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  4. Covid-19 Update - Lockdown January 2021

    Covid-19 Update - Lockdown January 2021

    Dear All,

    I hope you had an enjoyable, although somewhat different, Christmas and New Year.

    By now you will be aware that the Government has rolled out new Covid-19 restrictions, which sadly includes the closure of salons once again.  As always, I want to reassure you that our clients and colleagues are our number one priority, and we will do everything in our power to help support you all through this additional lockdown period.

    We will remain operational in all departments throughout this period and have made many adjustments to ensure our staff can work safely and efficiently to support you on the phones, delivering orders, on-line education and on email.


    • Our Customer service team will maintain normal opening hours between 8.45am until 5.15pm – Monday to Friday on the usual number 01282 444900. You can also contact us on info@salonpromotions.co.uk or via our social media channels
    • Sales te
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  5. Give your clients chance to win £1000 with Hot Tools + £500 for you!

    Give your clients chance to win £1000 with Hot Tools + £500 for you!

    Win £1000 with Hot Tools Win £1000 with Hot Tools

    Give your clients chance to win £1000 when they buy any Hot Tools electrical from you this winter. All they have to do is:

    • Buy any of Hot Tools product from your salon between the 1st Oct 2020 to 10th January 2021
    • Go to: www.hottoolspromo.com and enter details
    • Upload proof of purchase

    Purchases should be made by 10.01.21 and the deadline to enter online is the 31st Jan 2021. The winner will be randomly selected after 31st Jan 2021 and notify withing 28 days

    And if that isn't exciting enough you can also win £500

    Hot Tools will be giving away a £500 cash prize to the best Hot

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  6. Olaplex No.0: Your Questions Answered

    Olaplex No.0: Your Questions Answered

    We love a new product launch at Salon Promotions, and the brand new Olaplex No.0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment has got us all really excited! Our team joined the Olaplex education team for an amazing online training session. They also answered many of the questions we've been asked from stylists about this new product.

    What is Olaplex No.0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment?

    Much like skincare and makeup, most products work best with a primer. Eye-shadow sits best and lasts longer when put on top of an eye-shadow primer, and makeup sits better on the face after a solid skincare routine. Think of Olaplex No.0 as the primer to your No.3 treatment. No.0 can certainly works on it's own and will provide repair; however, the product is intended to work as a two-part process. OLAPLEX technology works best when the product is wet in the hair. No.

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  7. Toning On The Correct Level – Inside the head of a Hairdresser Part 4

    Toning On The Correct Level – Inside the head of a Hairdresser Part 4

    by Lyndsey - Salon Promotions Educator

    Finally, the government has spoken - 4th of July Here we come (In England at least - hopefully Scotland and Wales will follow soon!)! After 14 long weeks, we are back in business.

    These past 14 weeks has been an absolute roller-coaster. I haven’t had this amount of time off work since I had my girls, so it's been really strange, and amazing, all rolled into one. From struggling with the girls home schooling (which I’m ashamed to say is pretty much non existent at the moment) to motivating them to even get dressed. I’m actually dreading the reality of shortly having to be up, get ready and be out of the house before dinner time ?

    Also renovating the house (thank goodness we now have a functioning kitchen, and I no longer have to cook tea on a camping stove on the living room floor)!

    I also lost one of the most important people in my life, my amazing Grandma. Having to stay strong in front of the girls and not having

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  8. Hot Tools Spring/Summer 2020 Education Brochure

    Hot Tools Spring/Summer 2020 Education Brochure

    Get inspired with the latest Education Brochure from Hot Tools. All the styles are modern twists on classic looks, and features step by step guides to creating these looks.

    Discover hot, new styles to bring into your salon including

    • Sleek with a touch of movement
    • Wet look with height
    • Symmetrical waves
    • Urban naturelle
    • Cascading waves
    • Sophisticated "S" wave

    All created using your favourite Hot Tools styling products, including the best-selling Volumizer.

    Download Hot Tools Brochure

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  9. Neal & Wolf Product Knowledge Exam

    Neal & Wolf Product Knowledge Exam

    If you're struggling or you need to brush up on your Neal & Wolf knowledge then you can download their product guide here

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  10. The Dreaded Colour Correction - Inside the head of a Hairdresser Part 3

    The Dreaded Colour Correction - Inside the head of a Hairdresser Part 3

    by Lyndsey - Salon Promotions Educator

    So, this week I gave in and sat in a 20 minute queue with the kids in the car at McDonald's. It was the quietest 20 mins of all Lockdown as we sat there and (not ashamed to say it) completely enjoyed our burgers ?! There is no way on Earth I am brave enough to tackle the almighty Primark queues yet!

    It's amazing to see some salons now provisionally open their appointment books. We’re almost there guys (fingers crossed)

    This week I want to write about the importance of the lightening curve and colour wheel. Last week we conquered the larger regrowth, now let’s discuss the clients who couldn’t resist the temptation of a box dye, gave in and now we have a colour correction on our hands and a waiting list as long as our arm of clients all wanting to be in the hot seat.

    Once we have conquered the art of the consultation and we know exactly what we are up against, the most important thing we HAVE to think

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