Easydry CEO Anne Butterly takes part in Vital Voices

Easydry takes part in Vital Voices

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Easydry founder and CEO, Anne Butterly, was honoured to have been invited to take part in the Vital Voices Global Ambassador Programme recently. This incredible programme is supported by Bank of America and has global impact. The programme was launched six years ago and aims to identify female business leaders, up-skill and mentor them so their achievements grow.   Anne Finucane, Vice Chair of Bank of America and Chairman of Bank of America Merrill lynch Europe believes that curiosity, along with being able to see a woman that you can aspire to be like and great mentorship are the key ingredients for success. Finucane brought famous female stars of the business world like Martha Stewart, Melanne Verveer and Cherie Blair to Ireland to share their experiences.  Other high profile speakers included TV celebrity and entrepreneur Martha Stewart, barrister and lecturer Cherie Blair and politician and chief commissioner for human rights…

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Easydry CEO speaking about female entrepreneurship

Easydry CEO speaking about female entrepreneurship

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Anne Butterly, Easydry Founder and CEO was delighted to receive an invitation to speak to UCD Quinn School of Business Students about her journey from Quinn to Quintrepreneur as part of Enterprise Week!  She was included as part of their #EnterpriseWeek along with Sean Gallagher, Keelings, Enterprise Ireland, Glendalough Distillery and Boojum.   Anne always had an interest in education and entrepreneurship. When she was in UCD, she was the only student and in particular, the only female student interested in starring her own business. If fact, her thesis was called: ““Motivational and process factors influencing and affecting female entrepreneurs in Ireland”.   Anne attended the Quinn School of Business where she completed a B Comm in Accounting and the an MBS In Business with marketing electives. After graduation, Anne worked in various companies in marketing roles which allowed her to build on her knowledge from UCD. When she was…

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Easydry Blog on the UK's British Hairdressing Business Awards 2018

2018 BHBA Winners Announced

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As previous winners of the UK’s British Hairdressing Business Awards, Easydry is always delighted to see new winners. The 2018 BHBA winners were announced in London on the 17th of September in an exciting ceremony hosted by Vernon Kay and Jayne Lewis-Orr the executive director of Hairdressers Journal International.   Editor of HJ, Laura Husband said: “This year’s British Hairdressing Business Awards highlighted the strategic thinking and outstanding customer care that exists within our industry.  Brexit is fast approaching so we can all learn from how this year’s winners have thought outside of the box to boost profits and secure new business.”   So who won? Customer Care Award sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional is H&Co Hair Salon Franchisee of the Year sponsored by HJi is Lisa Walby from Francesco Group Cheltenham Independent Salon – Business Newcomer sponsored by Alter Ego is H&Co Hair Salon Retail Salon of the Year sponsored by Tigi Professionals is Academy Salons…

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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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