■ Organic certification body The Soil Association will host its first Organic Beauty and Wellbeing Week on May 15–21, 2017, and will set up a pop-up shop in East London as part of it, selling certified-organic beauty brands. Shop sponsors including skincare brand Voya will host panel discussions, workshops and demos to educate visitors. Find out more at soilassociation.org
■ Unisex hair and beauty salon The Hair Room in Workington has expanded into bigger premises on one of the town’s main roads, Oxford Street, less than a year after opening. Owner Linzi Jones said the business had grown so fast that she had to take on extra staff and needed more space.
■ Distributor Fraser Muir has appointed Sarah Jane Trussell as training manager for Katherine Daniels Cosmetics and Resultime. Trussell, who has worked in the beauty industry for 22 years, previously worked as a trainer at The Steiner Training Academy and a spa manager for Bannatyne.
■ Beauty salon Evangeline’s has opened in Stone, near Stafford, with a coffee bar and clothes shop under the same roof. It’s owned by fashion graduate Becky Beaman and her brother Dan Beaman, and employs four therapists. Treatments include waxing, facials, massage and nails.
■ Mobile Therapist Iona Walshaw has opened her first salon Enhance Beauty & Nails in Chelmsford after offering services from her home for 20 years. Walshaw bought the premises due to the growth rate of her business.