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Easydry Oshibori Towel

Oshibori

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The Easydry Oshibori towel is a non-woven, disposable towel that can be heated or chilled. The O-shibori from Easydry is the environmentally friendly way to allow your guests to clean their hands before eating.   The Easydry Oshibori towel is available in white and has a herringbone texture. This product is ideal to heating or chilling and can be heated in a microwave or caddy or with the application of hot water. This product comes folded but it can also be rolled.   As this Easydry disposable towel is single-use, it is totally hygienic and always looks pristine. After use, the O-shibori towel can be thrown away and it breaks down / biodegrades / composts in just twelve weeks.   The Easydry Oshibori towel comes in quantities of 540 or 1080 and it is packed in compostable bags, within a cardboard box. Order the Easydry O-shibori towel now. To learn…

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Easydry featured in the Sunday Business Post

Eco Friendly Towels Cut Costs for Hairdressers

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Eco Friendly Towels Cut Costs for Hairdressers   Company targets 10,000 clients within five years   Easydry, the Louth company behind a unique eco-friendly disposable towels, has plans to increase its footprint to 10,000 clients globally within the next three to five years.   Easydry is a biodegradable disposable towel for salons, spas and gyms which want to cut the cost of washing and drying standard towels.   Since launching the product in Dundalk in 2005, the company’s founder and chief executive Anne Butterly has signed up about 2,500 customers in Ireland and overseas. The company has more than ten distributors worldwide. It employs 14 people at its Dundalk headquarters and its overseas bases in Queensland, Australia and North Carolina in the US.   Easydry has a footprint in Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada and South Africa. The company also has customers in Mexico, South Africa, Malta and Iceland….

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Easydry Australia and New Zealand blog on WELLA PROFESSIONALS ANNOUNCES 2018 ANZ TRENDVISION WINNERS

WELLA PROFESSIONALS 2018 ANZ TRENDVISION WINNERS

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Wella Professionals recently held their TrendVision Awards in Brisbane. Benni and Kristian Tognini, industry gurus hosted the fun night and announced the winners from the 40 finalists from a pool of talented stylists from Australia and New Zealand.   To enter, each person was asked to create a master piece based on the Wella Pure Chroma Nontouring trend. Judges included Frank Apostolopoulos (BIBI Gertrude St.), Belinda Jeffrey (La Boutique), Lee Cohen (Reds Salon), Atilio Dusa (Clip Joint Salons), Kylie Hayes (Moha Hairdressing), Justin Pace (Papas + Pace), Deanna Parker (Wieselmann Salon) and Guy Roberts (Vada).   Wella Education Director Australia & New Zealand, Gina Thomas explained: “TrendVision is an integral part of Wella’s commitment to celebrate and elevate hairdressing talent. It is a truly life changing opportunity for Australian and New Zealand hairdressers and gives them the opportunity to have their work recognised on a national and international level.”  …

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Salon Focus - Green Party Article. With concerns about plastic-free growing and veganism becoming an increasingly popular lifestyle choice, making your salon and barbershop “free from” chemicals, animal products and plastics is gaining in popularity. We spoke to salons who have successfully tapped into this trend without cutting corners on quality or profitability.

Green Party – Becoming a “free from” salon or barbershop

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With concerns about plastic-free  growing and veganism becoming an increasingly popular lifestyle choice, making your salon and barbershop “free from” chemicals, animal products and plastics is gaining in popularity. We spoke to salons who have successfully tapped into this trend without cutting corners on quality or profitability.   From being something perhaps seen as a bit niche or unusual, going vegan is becoming increasingly mainstream.   The Vegan Society has estimated that Britain’s vegan population has increase by 350% in a decade, from 150,000 people in 2006 to 542,000 in 2016. According to research firm the Local Data Company, the number of vegan restaurants opening in 2017 went up by a whopping 61.5%. The social media platform Pinterest has reported a boom in searches for the term “vegan beauty”, with a 50% increase in the past 12 months. For hair and beauty salons and barbershops, there is a potential business…

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Easydry - the better way to dry your clients hair and protect it from damage

Worried about towel hygiene

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Worried about how clean your cotton towels are?   Washing machine manufacturers long ago recognised that people don’t time to hand wash their delicate items and they have installed cool-wash settings that, combined with modern detergents, promise to leave clothes clean and fresh after washing at what were previously unthinkably low temperatures. The problem is that bacteria have not cottoned on to the idea that low-temperature washes will get your laundry totally clean. And the problem is particularly obvious with cotton towels.   The simple fact is that microorganisms such as MRSA are a lot tougher than we give them credit for and can survive modern laundry cycles. Bleach-free detergents and low-temperature wash cycles we use these days are simply not enough to disinfectant the laundry.   So, you’re thinking, how does this affect me? Well, for those of you still using cotton towels in your salon, you’ll need to check…

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Easydry blog on the L'Oreal Colour Trophy final held in Dublin Ireland recently

Who are the top salons in Ireland?

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The Clayton Hotel in Dublin, Ireland, was the place to be recently as hundreds of salons flocked there for the 52nd annual L’Oreal Colour Trophy Grand Final. This fabulous event was hosted by the beautiful Irish TV Presenter   Pic: Andres Poveda Photography   Hotly contested categories included L’Oreal’s Men Image Award, the L’Oreal Colour Trophy Star Award and the L’Oreal Colour Trophy Award. This incredible event is held in over 35 countries around the globe and this year contestants were challenged to created “Hair Inspired by Fashion”!   So, who were the big winners on the night?   The big winners last night were: L’Oreal Men’s Image Award – Joanna Fogarty and Graham Molloy, Brown Sugar, Blackrock L’Oreal Colour Trophy STAR Award – Callum O’Donovan of The Edge Hair Design, Cork L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award – James Coleman and Laura Reid of Brown Sugar South William Street, Dublin 2….

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Easydry blog on tea towel hygiene and why Easydry disposable towels are better

Tea towels and food poisoning

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Tea towels and food poisoning   There have been a number of reports in the media recently linking tea towels to food poisoning! The reports stated that multi-use cotton or nylon towels used in kitchen had high levels of bacteria – in fact, bacterial growth was found in a staggering 49% of kitchen towels. Tea towels used to wipe surfaces had higher levels of bacteria than towels that were used for a single purpose only, like drying hands or dishes. Also, the amount of bacteria rose in larger families and families with children.   These reports are frightening and force us to examine what we use in the kitchen and how we use it. Reports advise that we should launder tea towels after every use. However, this can be expensive and time consuming. Plus most low temperature laundry cycles do not remove all bacteria. The research also recommends having a…

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Eco Salons article in Layered Online which mentions Easydry and ECOHEADS and features Easydry Ambassadors Jamie Stevens, Anne Veck and Karine Jackson.

How To Spot An Eco Friendly Salon (by Layered Online)

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Eco, eco, eco, eco – repeat a word enough times and it loses its meaning and never has this rung more true than for ‘eco’. We’re all about sustainability, environmentally-friendly salons and organic solutions, but what does it all actually mean and how can you spot a salon that’s truly eco-friendly?   The very nature of a salon means it’s easy to be wasteful of resources and energy (think of all that washing, colouring and blow-drying), so by making conscious decisions about your beauty routine, and encouraging your local salon to make some changes, we can make a huge difference to our planet – one shampoo at a time.   Here’s what to ask when looking for an eco-friendly salon     DOES THE SALON USE AND SELL GREEN PRODUCTS?   There are a lot of brands out there nowadays that try to be as eco-friendly as possible, whether that’s…

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Easydry blog on the Hair Expo Award Winners 2018 in Australia and New Zealand

Hair Expo 2018 Award Winners Announced

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The winners of the 2018 Hair Expo Awards have been announced. The Gala Awards took place recently in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre after three hectic days at Hair Expo 2018.   Our warmest congratulations go to Australian Hairdresser of the Year winner Joey Scandizzo and Danny Pato who picked up his third win as New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year! So who were the other big winners on the night? Education Business of the Year: Sharon Blain Education Educator of the Year: Jules Tognini Industry Business Performance of the Year: Excellent Edges Salon Business of the Year: Circles of Subiaco Best Salon Design: Rixon Hair Apprentice Student of the Year: Nicholas Tragos, Colour Cosmetica Adelaide Salon Team of the Year: Uva Salon Session Stylist: Sarah Laidlaw New Creative Force: Joe Habbaki, TONI&GUY Armadale WA-NT Hairdresser of the Year: Pauline McCabe, Rock Paper Scissors Hair VIC Hairdresser of the Year:…

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Did you know that the finalists for the Australia and New Zealand Wella TrendVision 2018 Awards have been announced? 40 Finalists have been announced and we would like to offer our congratulations to each of you.

Australia and New Zealand Wella TrendVision 2018 Award Finalists

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Did you know that the finalists for the Australia and New Zealand Wella TrendVision 2018 Awards have been announced? 40 Finalists have been announced and we would like to offer our congratulations to each of you.   “Wella Professionals TrendVision offers a spectacular platform for true creativity, where stylists can showcase their skills and craftsmanship – no boundaries, only imagination and inspiration,” said Coty Professional Beauty ANZ Education Director Gina Thomas. “Being the biggest event in our education calendar, TrendVision is an opportunity for Australia and New Zealand to be recognised at a global level, proudly showcasing our biggest talents.”   So who made the cut?   AUSTRALIAN COLOR VISION Shannon Bunn – Oscar Oscar salons Caroline Daoud – Uva Salon Tanya Grant – Joey Scandizzo Salon Jack Horton – Jack Horton Hair Boutique Kristie Kesic – Stelios Papas Toowong Giuseppe Mancuso – Rokk Ebony Birdie Meehan – Joey Scandizzo…

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