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Green Awards 2019

Easydry shortlisted for five Green Awards

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We are so proud that as Easydry globally celebrates its 15th year in business, we have been honoured with an incredible 5 nominations in the prestigious Green Awards. We are up against tough competition as other companies recognised by the awards include Diageo, Intel, Pfizer, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.   Easydry has been shortlisted in the following categories: Green Product Green Technology Green Small Organisation Green Manufacturer Sustainable Water Achievement categories The awards celebrate the company that has made the most significant contribution to tackling climate change and helped encourage others to do the same. Our CEO, Anne Butterly, has dedicated the last 15 years, since inventing the first ever disposable, eco-friendly salon towel, helping salons across the globe cut their water use. In the process she has massively reduced the industry’s carbon footprint. Easydry has enabled salons to save millions of litres of water worldwide.   A place in the finals…

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Orb Distribution wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Key Dates for December 2018 and January 2019

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The festive season is already here and salons are experiencing their busiest time of the year.   We encourage you to check your stock to see if you currently have enough or if you would like to place your next order with us? Some salons are ordering double now, to have enough stock to last them through until early January – if you would like to do that, please let us know.   Key Dates and Deadlines:   Please note the following key dates for December 2018 and January 2019:   Friday 14th December 2018: Last order date for delivery before Christmas. Friday 21st December 2018: The Easydry / Orb Distribution offices close. Wednesday 2nd January 2019: The Easydry / Orb Distribution offices re-open.

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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 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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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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