Home' INSTYLE Magazine : INSTYLE JANFEB 2015 Contents THE CASH REGISTER APP
US PHENOMENON SQUARE Register has been released to
the world, allowing Australian salons to join the craze and
turn any Android or iOS device into a cash register.
e app includes a cloud-based point of sale solution that
tracks sales and manages items and inventory. It contains
additional features such as digital receipts, the dashboard,
which provides analytics to salons which can then monitor
their daily activity in real time, and hardware accessories
which allow the app to access receipt printers, bar code
scanners and cash drawers. It is available in four languages
and recognises 130 currencies.
" e cash register was invented to solve the basic pain
points of running a business, like recording sales," said
Square CEO Jack Dorsey. "Our Register empowers sellers
to drill into their business with sophisticated reporting
tools to run and grow their business."
2015 HAIR EXPO AWARDS CHANGES
ENTRIES ARE OFFICIALLY open for the 2015 Schwarzkopf
Professional Hair Expo Awards, and during its 30th anniversary there
are a few changes in the mix.
is year entrants will have an extra month to submit their
photographic entries, with entries closing on March 16th, 2015. Finalists
will then be announced at a cocktail reception in Sydney on March 31st.
"Over the past few years we have updated the awards categories to
better fit the changing needs of the industry," said Hair Expo Event
Director, Amelia Coote-Harris. " is year we wanted to take that even
further, by looking at other ways of simplifying processes, broadening
the scope of the awards and enabling more of our hugely talented
hairdressers to enter."
In terms of the entry process, only photographic collections must be
submitted for the first round of judging. Entries can be submitted online
and there will be a small entry fee for all entrants, other than apprentices.
International judges will be included for the first time and judges will
now be chosen for specific categories instead of judging across the board.
A new points weighting has been introduced in creative categories.
e judging will be divided as 50 percent for photos, 25 percent for
submission and 25 percent for the creative inspiration behind the shoot.
All new rules and stipulations can be found online, where you can
immediately begin the entry process.
HAIR PROFESSIONAL DEBUTS
LONDON EXCEL ARE introducing Hair Professional, a hair specific
trade show set to sit next to their beauty trade show in February 2015.
6000 of over 32,000 visitors to the beauty exhibition in 2014 were
e show will sit alongside Professional Beauty London Excel and
have a distinct salon owner focus. e aim of the show will be to
enhance commercial skills, network with the industry's leading
suppliers and take part in an extensive educational program that
equips salon owners with the tools to improve their business.
Some of the industry's biggest artistic names will take to the
Inspiration Stage, including the Trevor Sorbie Artistic Team, HOB
Education Team, Sassoon Academy International Creative Team,
ghd Art Team, Wella
NOW, UNITE Education
Team and many others.
Special access to a segment
called 'Meet & Greet the
Stars' will then offer
visitors the ability to ask
the stylists for tips and
AHC EXPERT EDUCATION SEMINARS
THE AHC HAS announced seven Expert Education dates
around Australia in February with acclaimed educator
Tracey will outline how to develop a training system
and structure and implement training programs and
design schedules. She will also talk about conceptual
education plans to empower and motivate your team.
"Tracey Hughes is one of the most inspirational
educators and motivating keynote speakers," said AHC
CEO, Sandy Chong. "Her high energy and insightful
knowledge teaches and transforms and the AHC is thrilled
to be collaborating with her."
e Expert Education seminars are aimed at salon
owners, managers and trainers, with the goal of
increasing team skill set, standards, motivation, loyalty
and consistency to generate greater productivity.
"I'm excited to be collaborating with the AHC to
contribute to our industry in creating relevant outcomes
to support salons with team training," Tracey shared.
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