With summer finally on its way, this latest issue of PB/HJ Ireland is packed full of seasonal advice to help you stay profitable over the upcoming season. Our facials feature takes a look at teenage treatments, and how adding these to your menu can boost business and attract a long-term client base. If you're thinking about giving your interior space a makeover, turn to page 11 to read about two hair salons that are reaping the benefits of recent refurbishments Meanwhile, Liz McKeon advises on how to increase workplace productivity, while our experts in this issue look at the value of undertaking courses outside of the industry, and explain ways to attract and retain talent.
As we count down the days until Professional Beauty & Hair 2023, in partnership with Irish Beauty and headline sponsor Treatwell, our special show preview brings you everything you need to know about attending the beauty and hair event of the year. From Irish-owned start-ups, to global names, our exhibitors promise to showcase a range of new product launches and special offers you do not want to miss.
Our live stages will teach you a variety of skills, techniques and knowledge across hair, barbering and skincare, all of which you can take back to the salon with you. And our Nail Competitions and newly-launched Make-up Competitions will offer talented professionals the opportunity to demonstrate their creative flair and gain valuable recognition. To register and be the first to hear all the latest news and updates, visit professionalbeauty.ie/show.
Don't forget that entries are now open for the Beauty, Hair & Spa Awards, which are back for 2023 after their hugely successful launch last year. With a deadline of Friday, 28 July, don't leave it until the last minute to put yourself forward in one – or more – of the 14 categories. We look forward to receiving your entries and hearing about what makes you the best. All the information you need is available at professionalbeauty.ie/awards. In the meantime, we can't wait to see you all at the RDS in May! Until then!
Karina Corbett Editor