Hair is huge – maybe not in terms of volume this season, but certainly when it comes to business. So much so, hairdresser Andrew Barton, former winner of British Hairdresser of the Year recently remarked how big the business has become: â€œHairdressing employs 1% of the entire British workforce and has a turnover of one billion pounds.â€ Add to that hair products and the global hair care market is worth $60.82 billion (source: Lâ€™OrÃ©al).
So important is this area of beauty, that Lâ€™OrÃ©al, the parent company of hair-care brands such as Garnier, Redken, Kerastase and Matrix, has just opened a first-of-its-kind Global Hair Research Centre in Clichy (a Paris suburb)
Beauty Guru Michael Fredo
â€œI see creativity in every aspect of my life,â€ says this weekâ€™s beauty guru, Michael Fredo, a singer-songwriter and now salon owner of The Michael Fredo Salon in New York Cityâ€™s Upper East Side. Celebrating its grand opening in September 2011, the venue is NYCâ€™s first theatrically-inspired salon. Not only does it offer a full range of hair and makeup services, but it features the gentle tinkerings and vocalizations of Michael himself. In many ways creativity is a birthright of Michael, who is the nephew of fashion force Tommy Hilfiger. â€œIâ€™m very excited to translate my vision of beauty and elegance to The Michel F