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Easydry Release new video featuring Hooker and Young

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Easydry is delighted to announce that it has released its latest ambassador video. The latest video features Gary Hooker and Michael Young from Hooker and Young. This incredible duo are world-renowned for their hairdressing skills and have appeared on-stage globally.   In fact, these industry gurus recently spent the afternoon judging the Australian Hair Fashion Awards. They were blown away by the vision and creativity shown!   To view the video, click HERE.

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Easydry Vytal Views in Salon Business magazine

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Once the madness of the festive season has passed, January is the ideal time for salons to take stock of what worked in the previous year and what can be improved. Many salon owners use as this opportunity to make changes and to set themselves up for success for the New Year. This spring why not spring clean your entire business, not just your salon! What do you want to achieve in 2019? Do you and your team have clear, measurable and realistic goals for the coming year? Working with your team to set targets is a great way to ensure everyone is involved, is positive and it’s a great way to start a new year! Are there any awards you want to enter? If so, what do you need to do to have the best chance of winning? Build on Success Consider your successes from 2018 – what worked…

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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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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 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 barber video starring Chris Foster

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Easydry is delighted to build on the success of those hairdressing videos with its two new barber videos. The first video features Chris Foster from the Foss Academy and the Refinery in London. Chris is world-renowned in the field of male grooming and he travels around the world, providing barber education. Chris Foster loves the Easydry Short Towel and the Easydry Thermal Towel for male clients especially for hot shaves.

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