Bootle firm on shortlist for small business awards

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Bootle firm on shortlist for small business awards

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The shortlist for the North West FSB ‘Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018’ has been announced and a Bootle company is among those nominated for a title.

The North West area finals of the national FSB contest will be held on March 22 in Blackburn and will celebrate the achievements of small businesses that play such a vital part in making the North West such a vibrant area to live, work and invest.

Fifty small firms from across the North West have been shortlisted for one of the 12 gongs up for grabs, including Family Business of the Year, Green Business of the Year, and Best Start-up Business.  The winners from each category will automatically go through to the FSB’s UK national business awards, the final of which is in London this May.

Local firm Harrison Hair Studio has been nominated for Micro Business of the Year (award for companies with under 10 employees). Business owner Tanya Harrison said:  “It’s a real thrill to make the shortlist, to be recognised for our customer service and work we do in the community makes it that much more special, we can’t wait for the finals. Running a small business is tough, so it’s fantastic to see the judges have recognised that we go the extra mile on a regular basis. Fingers crossed we’ll be leaving with some silverware on the day but even if we don’t just to get shortlisted is a honour.”

Simon Edmondson, FSB North West Regional Chairman, said: “The sheer scale and diversity of the entrants who have taken part in our awards is a real testimony to the vibrancy of the business community here in the North West.  There’s no doubt that this is an area full of fantastic small firms and a rich culture of entrepreneurship, so it’ll be great to crown many of them with a trophy in March. I am particularly looking forward to seeing the cream of the crop then take on the rest of the country at our national finals in London.”

Tickets for the North West final, held at the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa, on March 21, can be purchased by registering at https://fsbawards.co.uk/entry/north-west

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⭐️ WE'RE HIRING ⭐️

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⭐️ WE'RE HIRING ⭐️

Talented Hair Stylist Wanted to Join our Award-Winning Team at Harrison Hair Studio

Are you looking to become part of a fast-growing team for an award-winning company and brand? We’re looking for someone who is ambitious and willing to progress. Someone who believes they offer excellent customer service. Above all else, we’re looking for a highly creative person who can make an impact on our brand. Is this you? If so, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss.


THE ROLE

This is a brilliant chance to become part of a busy, family-run business, with a high-energy environment and over a decade of accreditations. As a friendly person with good attitude and communication skills, you’ll be a key member of our Stylist team, working with our wide clientele-base, both loyal and new. You’ll take part in the everyday running of the salon, as well as be strongly involved with any competitions, awards and events we’re a part of. Receiving training, and brushing shoulders with some of the biggest names in hairdressing is just the icing on the cake.


WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

The right candidate will be NVQ Level 3 qualified and have years of salon floor experience, with both ladies and gents’ hair, and in areas such as highlights, balayage and extensions. It would be desirable for you to have experience in various areas, however training will be provided from our Owner & Technical Director, who herself has 20+ years of experience, as well as many industry professionals.


BENEFITS     

With a competitive salary, and benefits such as commission, pension enrolment and health insurance, you’ll join a brilliant team in Liverpool’s Best Rated Salon, and receive training from our Owner & Technical Director with 20+ years experience.


HOW TO APPLY

If we’ve just described you and your aspirations, we highly recommend you apply. For the right person, this is a once chance opportunity not to be missed. Your first chance to show us what you’re made of will be how you respond and apply. If instant rejection is what you’re after then just send your CV. Write us an email (or send us a letter or video) telling us exactly why you’d make a marvelous team member. Apply online or call us today for more information about this career-shaping role with Harrison Hair Studio.

Contact Tanya, Master Technical Director, to apply.
Phone: 0151 933 9559
Email: tanya@harrisonhairstudio.co.uk

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L'Oreal Tecni.Art - Is It Worth the Hype?... 💁🏽💁🏼‍♂️

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L'Oreal Tecni.Art - Is It Worth the Hype?... 💁🏽💁🏼‍♂️

When it comes to hair styling products, many people are sceptical, and for good reason! Not everything does what it says on the tin, and for most you pay much more than they're worth due to the hype built around them. Everyone wonders if they should really buy the product or if it would just be a waste of money. But we know a range that really is as good as it says, and we work at Harrison Hair Studio hard to prove this!

L'Oreal Professionnel's 'Tecni.ART' styling range has been around for a while, and it just continues to get better in our eyes! We decided to do a little digging and see if we could compare what L'Oreal say about Tecni.ART products to what our stylists think of them, so that we can show you how honest their advertising is. (P.S. we only did this for the products we sell in the salon - otherwise the results wouldn't be fair!) We asked the stylists a few questions about each product, and we weren't disappointed with the answers...

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Air Fix

What They Say: Extra strong fixing spray. Fix range, force level 5. Suitable for all hair types, extra strong hold, enhanced shiny look, quick dry, no visible residue.

What We Think: Couldn't agree more! As an extra strong fixing spray it is key in holding those styles into place, and with a force of 5 out of 6 is proven to do it's job. As L'Oreal's website says, it dries quickly and leaves you good to go!

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Fix Anti-Frizz

What They Say: Anti-frizz hairspray. Fix range, force level 4. Suitable for hair prone to frizz, strong fixing results, controls the look of frizz, no visible residue, controls the look of frizz for up to 24 hr*, ensures enhanced shiny look.
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What We Think: Fix Anti-Frizz is a must for those who have untrustworthy hair in that pesky weather that ruins your 'do. We can completely vouch for all that L'Oreal says about this product, right down to the shiny look it gives!

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Fix Design

What They Say: Strong hold spray. Fix range, force level 5. Suitable for all hair types, fixing, gives hold, gives texture, no visible residue, natural looking result.

What We Think: Fix Design is one of our best-selling products, and for good reason! Holding a style into place, particularly on shorter hair, is hard to do and this does it - no wonder it's so loved! For a product to have a force level of 5 and leave no residue is very hard to find, so we're glad it's on our shelves.

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Fix Move

What They Say: Light hair gel. Fix range, force level 4. Suitable for all hair types, gives hold and control, light-weightless movement, sculpt and texturise effect.

What We Think: This gel is the closest we come to sculpting products, as this is all we need! Fix Move is as light and weightless as L'Oreal tells you it is, because you don't need any more weight than this for the job to get done properly! While weightless, it still adds plenty of texture for that 'done-undone' look.

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Full Volume Extra

What They Say: Strong volume mousse. Volume range, force level 5. Suitable for fine hair, gives extra volume effect, strong hold.

What We Think: If it's volume you want, then it's volume you'll get! With added strength, this supplies your hair with the body you want that'll last all day. All the effort is applying the product to wet hair and Full Volume Extra does the rest of the work for you!

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Liss Control

What They Say: Smooth & control gel-cream. Smooth range, force level 2. Suitable for unruly hair, gives smooth effect, volume controlled, 24 hr* anti-humidity protection.
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What We Think: Exactly what it says on the tin, for 'unruly hair' that just won't do as it's told. By adding volume and smoothing the hair simultaneously, but without feeling like there's product in it, it's such an easy product to use and is so rewarding! We love Liss Control.

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Liss Control+

What They Say: Intense smoothing serum. Smooth range, force level 1. Suitable for frizzy, wavy or rebellious hair, gives smooth effect, volume controlled, 24 hr* frizz look tamer.
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What We Think: At force level 1, you can't even tell there's Liss Control+ in your hair, but it still works it's magic! Similar to it's sister product, it tames hair that misbehaves, and gives you a solid day's worth of wear before you need to tackle the mane once more. We love this for a good, tame blow dry!

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Morning After Dust

What They Say: Invisible dry shampoo. Texture range, force level 1. Suitable for all hair types, style reviver with up to 24 hours* of time release perfume.
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What We Think: We swear by Morning After Dust exactly when we need it - the morning after! While we don't always need this as a dry shampoo in the salon, you can bet we use it when a client wants some texture for that extra messy look (and the stylists can vouch for using it on lazy days, too!)

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Pli

What They Say: Thermo-modelling spray. Volume range, force level 4. Suitable for thick hair, shape fix, grip and hold, perfect for bouncy curls and wavy hairstyles, volume finish, help with root lift.

What We Think: Pli is a complete holy grail product here at HHS, as we can firmly say we couldn't do what we do without it! It's a hit with stylists and clients, because it does absolutely everything - it's heat activated so it works wonders in a blow dry, it gives volume, it lifts roots, it holds EVERY style we do, we can't fault it! It sounds like we're just listing L'Oreal's qualities for Pli, but it really does do everything they say!

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Super Dust

What They Say: Volume and texture powder. Volume range, force level 3. Suitable for all hair types, volume and texture effect, gives grip, strong bodyfying effect, matte finish, enriched in texturising powder.

What We Think: Super Dust is another firm favourite for volume and texture at HHS, it's a shame we don't get to use it as often as we'd like because it's such a best seller! It's a brilliant product to use when your hair needs that boost, and even better because you can use it on the go. We don't know anyone who doesn't love this one - it's foolproof!

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Volume Lift

What They Say: Root lift spray-mousse. Volume range, force level 3. Suitable for all hair types, fine or flat, gives root life and volumised effect, supple and light feeling lengths and ends.

What We Think: Volume Lift is perfect for those who find themselves giving their hair a little ruffle when it's styled. We use this as often as we can to show people how much of a confidence boost it is to have volume at your roots! It might not seem the most exciting, but in our eyes it's definitely a game-changer.

We were thrilled with these results! It goes to show that not only is L'Oreal a reliable brand, but they're trustworthy and don't try and tell you a product does something it doesn't! It also proves that we sell some of the best styling products on the market right here at HHS, and now we have the evidence to back up our claims - it's a yes from us! 😁

Pick up your Tecni.ART products from our salon now* - we even price match internet giants LookFantastic so you get the best deal around! You can't pass that up! 🛍

 

*Available while stocks last.

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🎊 Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year! 🎊

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🎊 Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year! 🎊

Since we're fast approaching the end of the year, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful clients for an absolutely brilliant year! 😁 We honestly couldn't have asked for more from 2017, and looking back we have so much to celebrate, including our 10th Birthday. We hope you all have an amazing time over the Christmas break and you've got your appointments ready for January to get back into a good routine! 😉

We've posted when the salon will be open over the festive period, but just in case you missed it you can find that here.

Sending our love and best wishes to everyone for Christmas & New Year, and we'll see you all in 2018! 🎉

Team HHS x

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Back in the Headlines... Team HHS Strikes Again!

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Back in the Headlines... Team HHS Strikes Again!

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There's nothing better than the feeling of being proud! Being proud of who you are, what you do and what you've achieved is everyone's aim in life, right?
When we reached 10 years old back in October, we thought this was an achievement more than any other that deserves recognition and celebration. We wanted to celebrate HHS, the community we've built as a business and a brand, and those around us who have supported us over the years. So back in November, we planned an event to do just that.

While we were planning, we realised celebrations of achievements just don't happen enough, and there's so many people who deserve recognition who we also wanted to hold a celebration for! There were two people in particular we believed deserved recognition and achievement for what they did for the community above all else...
First was Pete Reynolds and second was Barbara Rouse. You know these names well enough by now, but if you need a refresher, click here for Pete's journey and here for Barbara's! For both of them, involving yourself so heavily in such a cause is something that we find inspiring. So we incorporated the two into an event, and the event was a hit. We were thrilled with the turn out and couldn't be more thankful for the money we raised for Pete and his fundraising #TeamReynolds journey for charity. More than this though, we were happy the word was being spread. About HHS, about Barbara and her work, and about Pete and his journey. People were meeting and talking to one another, and new communities were being created right before our eyes. During the build up to our #HHS10YY event, the Bootle Champion even printed our story and this brought more of the community together, and that's what's brought us to write this post this week.

Recently, we were printed by the Champion for a second time relating to the event. We're so lucky to be in the headlines twice for this, but we've also worked so hard and we're glad the word can be spread about how wonderful the journey has been! The best part is that the article isn't all about us, it's about someone else who we've brought to the attention of others, and this could do wonderful things for her! We've made a friend in Barbara, we've also brought her work and Pete's journey to the attention of others and we've shown how we really wouldn't be where we are without our community. So, after all this, why are we proud of a simple article in the local paper? Being proud of an achievement like this may not seem like much to others, but it shows how far we've come, and what simple appreciation can do. HHS has expanded in Bootle via Harrison's Tea Room and HHS Luxury Chauffeur Service, and Bootle as a community has welcome HHS as a brand with open arms. From this we've created our own little community and we wouldn't change it for the world. So, this is just a quick thank you from all of us, for the recognition of our hard work and for the appreciation - it's what keeps us going! It's also a quick reminder to keep supporting each other. Something small to you could be massive for somebody else!

Here's to the next 10 years.

Team HHS x

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🌟 Christmas & New Year Appointments 2017 🌟

It's that time of year again! During the festive period there's nothing better than treating yourself to a little pamper and getting your hair done, especially before Christmas! We think it's best to be organised throughout the month to get the best appointment that suits you for your plans. So, here are our opening times!

Friday 22nd Dec - 9am-7pm (we have limited appointments left, so act fast!)
Saturday 23rd - 8:30am-5:30pm (we have limited spaces then, too!)

Christmas Eve - 9:30am-1pm
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - Closed

Wednesday 27th - Closed
Thursday 28th - Closed
Friday 29th - 9am-7pm
Saturday 30th - 8:30am-5:30pm

New Year's Eve - 10am-2pm
New Year's Day - Closed

Tuesday 2nd Jan - Closed
Wednesday 3rd Jan - Closed

From Thursday 4th January we will return to our regular opening hours and it will be business as usual! Now, for the nitty gritty bits...
Tanya and Natalie will both be working Christmas Eve, and both still have some appointments left so grab them quickly! For Christmas Eve appointments, we're taking blow dry appointments only* and we kindly ask for a full payment upfront. Due to past experiences, this is so we can avoid no shows as much as possible!
On New Year's Eve, again we're taking blow dry appointments only*, and we're requesting a 50% deposit for these appointments. All of the girls will be in the salon on NYE, so you have pick of the bunch but be quick - slots are disappearing quickly!

*All appointments on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve are by appointment only so you will be allocated a slot - this is so we can make sure all appointments run as smoothly as possible, and so nobody is waiting around on these busy days!

Don't forget you can book online, pop in to see us or give us a call on 0151 933 9559 for your appointments. We can't wait to see you all during the festive period! Happy Booking! 🎄

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LookFantastic Price Match in Time for Christmas! 🎄

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LookFantastic Price Match in Time for Christmas! 🎄

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As a L'Oréal salon, obviously we love and have a strong connection with the brand and the products they offer. Because we believe in everything they do and think they produce amazing, innovative products, we aim to do whatever we can to get these L'Oréal products to all of our clients for the best prices! By selling the products right here in our salon, it means they are accessible to you, and the style you leave the salon with can be recreated by you at home.

If we can get these products to you, brilliant. If we can do it at unbeatable prices, even better!

LookFantastic are currently offering 20% off all L'Oréal Professionnel products on their site for a limited time, which means they're at excellent prices right before the holiday season. To make sure our clients are always getting the best offers available, we have decided to price match LookFantastic! From now on, whatever prices LookFantastic are offering for L'Oréal Professionnel products on their site, we're also offering right here at Harrison Hair Studio. Amazing - we know!

To grab the deals while you can, come and see us in the salon to pick some up for Christmas, or even have a look at our L'Oréal Gift Sets (some even have freebies!). If you're organised and already have all of your Christmas shopping in the bag, why not treat yourself?! Ask your Stylist what shampoo or conditioner they used and grab a bottle for your shower at home - it's that simple!

*Limited time only offer.

The HHS Team x

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£1211.75 Raised for Liver Foundation🌟

Thanks to all our amazing clients and friends, our 10 Year Anniversary charity night and 10 Years Younger makeover was a massive success 
Barbara Rouse was overwhelmed by the whole 10 years younger makeover experience, which was timed perfectly as Barbara has just celebrated her birthday and said it the best birthday present she’s ever had! There wasn’t a dry eye at the event whilst Barbara told us how much it meant to her to get recognition for all the voluntary work she has done over the years in the Bootle community, the place she loves!
Pete Reynolds also gave an inspiring speech about his battle to regain his health after his liver transplant and how it wasn’t an option not to give something back.  It was the day after surgery whilst he was in his hospital bed that he came up with idea to do a series of challenges over a 12 month period, including at least 6 mammoth cycles and the Lake Windermere Great North swim.  He Joked of still being delusional on the drugs from the operation but he stuck to his promise and after months of serious training whist battling with his health he has already cycled two challenges, the 100 mile Birmingham Velo and the 60 mile Manchester to Blackpool midnight cycle.  His next challenge is going to be a 140 mile coast to coast cycle in February, from Whitehaven in the Lake District going to Sunderland in the North East.  A full list of Pete’s challengers sponsored by Harrison Hair Studio can be found on his website www.teamreynolds.co.uk
We had a count yesterday after the event and we managed to raise £1211.75 which we are ecstatic about as we where aiming for £500 but everyone in the local community came together to show their support for Barbara and Pete, and we smashed it!
All of this wouldn’t of been possible without the hard work from all our staff and with the help from our friends Liz Ellis Cosmetics (Huyton), Louise Welsh Makeup (Maghull), Marks & Spencer’s (Aintree) and our very own Tanya who did amazing work with Barbara for the 10 years younger makeover.  Plus all the donations and amazing raffle prizes from L’Oreal Pro UK, Azure Dental (Formby), Grosvenor Digitat (Bootle), L20 Restaurant (Bootle), HHS Luxury Travel (Bootle), GHD UK and Pioneer Fitness (Bootle) who were all so generous. We had amazing live music from Ted Russet who’s a music student at LIPA, also wonderful food and drink from Harrison’s Tea Room.

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Charity Fundraiser to Celebrate 10 Years

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Charity Fundraiser to Celebrate 10 Years

Charity Fundraiser to Celebrate 10 Years

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On Monday 13th November we will be holding an event in our salon to celebrate our 10th Anniversary and to coincide with our anniversary, we thought the best way to celebrate would be to base it around the idea of '10 Years Younger'! There'll be live entertainment, food and drinks, and everything will build up to the showstopper of the night... the reveal of our '10 Years Younger' makeover on our worthy nominee!
So, we are looking for your help! We are looking to reach out to the residents of Bootle for nominations of someone who they believe to be 'worthy' of a full head to toe makeover worth over £800. This could be someone who goes that extra mile for their family, friends or community. Someone who has maybe forgotten about themselves because they're too busy worrying about others!

As well as this, we will be hosting a charity raffle for the QEHB Liver Foundation as one of our clients, Pete Reynolds, who has been with us since we first established back in 2007, had a liver transplant there last year after being transferred to their specialist liver unit with a sudden case of liver failure. He has just recently finished his 1st mammoth challenge of 7 that he is planning over the next 12 months to try and raise £50K for the charity! He is a real inspiration and we are planning to help him in any way we can. You can visit his website, www.teamreynolds.co.uk for more information on his journey. 

There you go, you name it, we have it planned! So please do come along, grab a goody bag and join the celebrations, we'd love to see you there!

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Lifestyle & Fitness Habits for Healthy Hair

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Lifestyle & Fitness Habits for Healthy Hair

Ensuring your hair stays healthy is about far more than just the products you use.  Your lifestyle and fitness habits can have a significant impact on the condition and strength of your hair too.  Here are some fitness habits we should all take up in order to keep our hair in top condition.

Take Regular Exercise - Exercising regularly is the best way to maintain a healthy heart and good circulation, which can help improve the scalp’s blood flow.  This in turn aids in delivering essential nutrients to your hair follicles to keep hair strong and healthy, whilst promoting new growth.

Eat a Balanced Diet - Hair needs vitamins and minerals in order to grow strong and healthy.  Lack of essential minerals can cause conditions which lead to hair loss.  Ensure your diet includes plenty of natural sources of iron, such as red meat, eggs and leafy green vegetables, as well as plenty of protein and fresh fruit and vegetables.

Get Some Shut-eye – Lack of sleep can lead to elevated stress levels, which could cause thinning hair or hair loss.  Aim for between six to nine hours a night to ensure you feel your best.

Reduce your stress levels - Everyday stress is as much a factor as significant life events, and reducing your stress levels can help to protect you against hair loss conditions. Unwind with relaxation techniques or try gentle, regular exercise which is proven to help reduce stress levels.

If you would like any more hair advice or to book in for a free consultation, call us on 0151 380 0151 to speak to one of the #HHSLiverpool team.

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British Style Collective

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British Style Collective

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British Style Collective by the Clothes Show

Always at the forefront of fashion, the Harrison Hair Studio Team are partnering up with L’Oréal and Barbara Daley Hair at one of the world’s leading fashion events as it comes to Liverpool for the first time – British Style Collective presented by the Clothes Show.

Continuing to define hair trends season after season, the Harrison Hair Studio Team consistently raise the bar when it comes to industry standards, always creating fashion-forward hair, inspiring beauty buffs nationwide, earning the reputation as a leader in the hair industry. With several shows confirmed for July’s British Style Collective at St Georges Hall, this season is set to be one of Harrison Hair Studio’s busiest, supporting a vast array of talented and diverse designers, including Philip Armstrong, David Ferreira, Sorapol and Edeline Lee, leaving no doubt about Harrison Hair Studio’s commitment to fashion’s finest.

Always with their fingers on the fashion-pulse, the Harrison Hair Studio Team will be exclusively revealing backstage news and gossip as it happens, and giving insights about hair trends for Autumn/Winter 2017 via social media @HHSLiverpool and #HHSLiverpool.

The event, which was previously held in Birmingham, will be coming to Liverpool for the first time this year and is being spread across four of Liverpool’s iconic buildings.

Visitors can expect a immersive shopping experience as River Island, Oasis, Elemis, Monsoon and Accessorize will join a line-up of more than 300 high-street, online and boutique brands in Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

Additionally, the city’s hit music station Capital Liverpool will host two performances of the iconic Alcatel Fashion Arena each day at the Echo Arena.

If you’re a lover of all things designer, you are encouraged to head to St George’s Hall, where you can shop must-have designer collections, witness creative hair from Harrison Hair Studio in the designer catwalk shows from London based designer Sorapol and Liverpool’s very own Philip Armstrong, and enjoy intimate ‘audiences with’ some of the most recognised names of the fashion and beauty industry.

The arena will also showcase the hottest looks on the high-street this summer in a dedicated trends report brought to you by Liverpool ONE, where you can then shop the looks straight from the catwalk.

Furthermore, guests are also welcomed to celebrate the very best in vintage fashion at Albert Dock, featuring fiercely independent designer makers, street food vendors, vintage traders and performers.

Experts on hand include Hilary Alexander OBE, Antonia O’Brien and Glamour magazine’s editor Jo Elvin.

Lastly, guests also have the opportunity to attend a pop-up event taking over the Baltic Triangle on Friday July 7, to visit the Creative Hub to take part in interactive workshops for students, as well as unveil the next generation of ‘ones to watch’ in fashion design, photography, journalism, art and film.

Contact: Barry Harrison, PR & Marketing e: barry@harrisonhairstudio.co.uk or T: 0151 933 9559

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