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Will showcase its relaunch and its new Skincare Boxes, which provide clients with a pre-dosed, balanced solution to skin nutrition. Alumience A.G.E, a serum formulated to reduce the visible signs of ageing caused by free radicals and pollution, will be new on theAlumierMD stand.

Parisian skincare brand Codage Paris will be at the show with distributor Harpar Grace. Its customisable serums, cleansers, masks and creams can be blended or layered for bespoke prescriptions. Visitors can be among the first to discover Dermalogica’s new Nightly Lip Treatment. The hydrating, firming lip and perioral cream uses volumising technology and Indian gentian extract.

See one of Elemis’s biggest launches of late, Life Elixirs, which includes bath, body and fragrance products. Those also interested in the Biotec system can get 10% off opening orders.

Eve Taylor will be showcasing its new travel-sized kits, which group together products for different skin types: Ultra Soothing for dehydrated, Soothing for mature, Balancing for combination, or Purifying for oily skin. Skincare brand Heaven will unveil its new fat-reduction device, Lipolis7. The face and body machine uses radiofrequency, infrared and vacuum technologies.

Check out Janssen Cosmetics’ Mature Skin range, which uses a cellular regeneration complex with red clover extract and kombucha to tackle the signs of ageing.


We’re predicting the next generation of the industry’s wellness focus to be mindful skincare that works with the body’s internal processes and enhances overall wellbeing. Find out about Nannic’s new treatment launching at the show – it uses electromagnetic and diathermic energy to deliver nutrients deep into the skin’s cells.

Elemis is harnessing the power of aromatherapy in its Life Elixirs blends for the body and mind; the new bath and shower oils, perfume rollerballs and candles are designed to promote specific feelings in the spirit for a healthier life.

Murad is launching a host of new products. See its Rapid Relief Spot Treatment, Hydro-Glow Aqua Peel, Hydro- Glow Food Supplements and more on the stand.

Nannic will be back with a new product and treatment. NBE Excellence combines electromagnetic energy with liquid crystal serums. Also new is the biodegradable Phytoactive Scrub. French skincare brand Sothys will launch a new youth protocol with a tripeptide complex of saffron and sophora peptides. The system includes a pro treatment and homecare products.

Fans of Thalgo can take advantage of a special offer. New customers who place an opening order will get a package worth £1,000 that includes products, POS materials and training.

Wow Facial is new from Hyalual and will launch at PB North. The 90-minute facial uses a combination of technologies to offer an instant glow, plus products including sheet masks and eye pads.


Advanced skincare brands are stepping up their approach to skin health by developing tailored supplements that support complementary skincare regimes. ANP’s new Skincare Boxes make it easy with daily pods of pre-dosed tablets that work together to support the skin from within, depending on the client’s needs – Ultimate contains five supplements including biotin, pine bark extract and omegas 3 and 6.

Meanwhile, Murad’s new Hydro-Glow Food Supplements are based on Dr Murad’s cellular water principle, and are formulated to boost internal hydration for improved cellular health and plumper, firmer skin alongside use of the new Hydro-Glow Aqua Peel.

The only way to get free entry is to register in advance at Manchester Central, Sunday October 22, 10am–6pm; Monday October 23, 10am–5pm


Save up to 20% on 3D-lipo machines at the show. The company will be showcasing models including 3D-skintech, 3D-shockwave, 3D-Ultimate, 3D-lipomed and 3D-skinmed.

Advanced Esthetics Solutions will have an interest-free credit offer on the Pollogen GeneO+ platform. The machine combines exfoliation, oxygenation, product infusion and skin tightening.

The Baldan Group will bring a broad range of machines, including HIFU Lab non-surgical face lifting, the Play Skin mask activated by smartphone and the T-Shape for body contouring.

Caci will showcase its latest launch, the Synergy. The facial device harnesses SPED dual-action technology to deliver simultaneous LED skin rejuvenation and microcurrent toning.

Cutera will showcase Trusculpt 3D, a non-invasive radiofrequency system that delivers targeted, repeatable and uniform sculpting of problem areas.

A new Pro edition of LED phototherapy mask Déesse will be on stand with distributor Harpar Grace. The mask has the brand’s highest strength LED output and seven wavelengths.

Aesthetics distributor Eden Aesthetics will demonstrate DermaGenesis microdermabrasion, which uses medical-grade crystals; as well as the DermaFrac microneedling device. Distributor Elionce will bring Levura HIFU skintightening, lifting and body-slimming devices to the show. The doctor-designed devices claim to decrease client pain and discomfort.


Though not a new technology in itself, more and more aesthetic devices are coming onto the market that harness high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for next-level results in both facial and body skin-tightening treatments, suggesting this tech is far from a flash in the pan.

If you’re considering upping your offer in the machines department, stands worth visiting include Levura, at the show for the first time with distributor Elionce, where you can check out the three doctor-designed HIFU machine options; Baldan Group, for its HIFU Lab device with three generators for bespoke targeting; and 3D-lipo, where you can check out the 3D-Ulitmate’s body HIFU to a depth of 1.3cm.

The only way to get free entry is to register in advance at Manchester Central, Sunday October 22, 10am–6pm; Monday October 23, 10am–5pm

Hair No More is launching the SSR Skin Lab concept, which adds six new treatments to its SSR portfolio, for vascular lesions, acne, age spots, wrinkle reduction, collagen stimulation and photo rejuvenation.

Those interested in training in advanced brow treatments with KB Pro can talk to the team at the show. KB Pro pigments for permanent eye and lip make-up will also be showcased.

Lynton will launch the IPL trade-in scheme where visitors can upgrade any IPL system, irrelevant of its manufacturer, in exchange for the new-generation Lynton Lumina, which combines five technologies.

On the Nouveau Skin Therapy stand, visitors who purchase a Dermatude Meta Therapy machine will receive an extra product bundle worth up to £894. Opatra will showcase Hydroderm, a micro-nano bubble device that combines microdermabrasion, vacuum and aqua-fuse hydration to cleanse, lift and rejuvenate skin. Skyncare will be offering a £1,000 show discount on its entire range of aesthetic technology including the HIFU-Pro. This is on top of the 10% discount for VTCT members on all laser and IPL equipment

Stratos Global will demo its Défiderm smart skin analyser, which uses bio -medical and electrical engineering to provide a reading of skin’s hydration, pigmentation and health levels.

Visitors can take a first look at Valona London’s new Depilator, which removes hair and exfoliates skin with its microfibre crystal pads. A special retail set will also be available.


The future of skincare lies in our ability to provide clients with insight on their skin’s past, present and future, which is why face mapping is becoming a more crucial part of the salon experience.

The industry is now booming with high-tech skin analysis machines that allow therapists to provide a targeted treatment and homecare prescription, so that they can deliver the fast results clients now want, and expect.

One to watch is Stratos Global’s Défiderm, which uses bio-photon and capacitance sensors to assess a client’s skin health, including hydration levels and pigmentation damage, in just five seconds.


Aphrodite Nail Systems will bring its Glamazone Gel Polish range to the show along with the Fiber Gel line – a one-phase gel system by Nail Creation.

Beauty Select will launch its UK-manufactured Starter Kit, which softens hard calluses with a four-step system consisting of more than 99% natural ingredients.

Entity will be at the show with distributor The Creative Beauty Group. Launches will include the AW17 colour collection and the Gel-Lacquer 3 Step Extended Wear Hybrid System. New from Gel II will be the Essence of Autumn collection, comprising dusty, neutral tones, a copper shade flecked with gold glitter and deep olive and burgundy colours.

Colleges and students can enjoy a 30% discount on three Kaga Nails products, while techs can trade in empty gel polishes and receive 30p off bottles from. the BMG, Kaga, Love Easy and QLZ ranges.

I.N.K. will show new products including the Acrylink range of three monomers, 13 clear and white options and 18 coloured acrylics, plus Nail Art Master Collection brushes and more.

Gel brand Megamix will showcase its Mega Colour Gloss AW17 collection at the show. Also new will be the Mega Sparkles range of super-fine glitters.

Nail Gaga will bring products including Precision Acrylic Powder in Cover Pink Blush. There will be special offers including the Nail Gaga covering the cost of VAT on all orders


After experiencing a dip in popularity following the stellar rise of gel polish, we’ve seen a huge resurgence in acrylic enhancements in recent years, with some advanced systems and formulations fueling the revival.

With clients once again opting for long-lasting artificial nails, the pro brands are launching products that make application of beautiful acrylics even more seamless and creative.

Top innovations to see at the show include I.N.K’s latest acrylic system, Acrylink, which features three monomers and 18 coloured acrylics; Nail Gaga’s durable Precision Acrylic Powders; and Nails Company UK’s Crystal Mirror Powder, which gives a super two-tone foil effect finish for flawless nails.

See Gelish’s autumn collection, Matadora, on Nail Harmony’s stand. Customers will get 10% off their bill if wearing a Gelish or All That Jazz t-shirt. Polygel trial kits will be available for anyone looking to take on the new innovation in sculpting.

Nails Company UK will launch Crystal Mirror, a powder that creates a crystal look to make nails appear as if they are covered with glass. Also new is Repair Base, a soak-off product for fragile nails.

NSI will be joined on stand by international educator Gemma Lambert, who will be demoing. New products include NSI Simplicité PolyDip System and the Dual Cure UV/LED Lamp. NSI will also have a discount of 20% off purchases made at the show.


Ash Cosmetics will introduce its new HD Foundation Sticks for film, fashion and media make-up. The medium-to-heavy coverage sticks are available in nine shades.

Cassie Lomas Makeup Academy is a fashion make-up school based in Manchester, launched to create the next generation of pro artists and nurture their careers. Meet the team at PB North.

Flawless provides vegan and eco-friendly professional make-up brushes crafted from sustainable bamboo, plus highly pigmented pressed glitters using organic ingredients. Beauty Boulevard will showcase the Glitter Lips range of products and the new Divine Hydra-Gel Lip Mask, with special offers including any Glitter Lips kit for £10 or three kits for £25 (RRP £37.50).

Helen É Cosmetics will launch its Lip Kit with Matt Liquid Lip Tint and Waterproof Protective Lip Liner, and will offer a show price on its Catwalk Collection – more than £70 worth of products for just £10.

Jane Iredale will launch a new colourway of its Eye Shadow Kit. Naturally Glam contains five saturated shades in a gold compact, from chocolate brown to bronze.

Sparkles London will be launching a full range of matching glitters for nails, lips and the face, inspired by pop divas, as well as glitter sets in three different grades.

MUAs can get their hands-on VP Cosmetics’s new 11-piece make-up brush collection Bear Necessities and treat themselves to introductory offers on the Bamboo Organic range


With the continuing boom in popularity of social media sites such as Instagram, high-definition make-up is no longer reserved for the big screen. Achieving that flawless #nofilter skin is high on clients’ wish lists.

To help get your clients selfie-ready, check out the latest launch from Ash Cosmetics. Its HD Foundation Sticks are used for film, fashion and media make-up and give medium-to-heavy, long-lasting coverage. Pro sets include nine shades, plus HD translucent powder.

If it’s the cut-crease trend they want to recreate, take a look at Jane Iredale’s new Naturally Glam Eye Shadow Kit. The shades are super-saturated for full colour and add just a touch of lid-lighting shimmer to catch the flash.


Billion Dollar Brows will show the new Love Your Brows kit, which includes Tweezerman Tweezers, Brow Gel and Universal Brow Pencil.

Over on the Blinc Inc stand you can see demos of its lash products in action and take advantage of show special offers


Lashes are big business and this year the focus has shifted from long-wear extensions to the phenomenon that is the lash lift. The treatment, which lifts eyelashes from the root, has been gaining traction, with clients wanting a more natural lash look but with real staying power.

Those looking to add the service to their menu should swing by The Eyelash Design Company stand to check out its Lash Perfect Lash Lift or, its exclusive launch at the show, Lash FX Lash Lift – a modern take on lash perming which curls lashes, making them look fuller and longer. Nouveau Lashes will also be demoing its successful LVL lash lift treatment.


Irish tanning brand Bellamianta is designed to nourish and hydrate. It will bring products including its Self Tanning Gradual Moisturiser, Skin Perfecting Instant Tan, Luxury Fake Lashes and more.

The Mumtrapreneur Kit will launch on the Exposed stand from distributor The Creative Beauty Group. The kit is designed to help mums start their own spray tanning business. Sienna X will be showcasing its latest pro solutions – the Man Tan and the Bridal Tan – which the brand says create bespoke tans for male and bridal clients.

Alan Howard will bring the St Tropez tanning brand and visitors can check out the latest homecare innovations and favourite spray tan solutions on the stand.

On the Eyelash Design Company stand, see a range of exciting new treatments including Microblading by Brow Perfect, Lash Perfect Lash Lift and Lash FX Lash Lift.

New lash brand Funky Lash will showcase its different strip and individual lash styles on stand, from understated glamour to intense drama, inspired by models and reality TV stars.

High Definition will be introducing a completely new treatment to its portfolio, to be unveiled at the show. There will also be exclusive offers on its training courses.


With more men coming into salons, the pro brands know it’s important to offer something that’s exclusive for them. While metro men are comfortable with taking care of themselves, they can still easily be put off by anything that looks or smells too “feminine”. Meanwhile, their skin tends to be thicker and oiler than women’s, meaning different key ingredients can help a tan take.

Sienna X’s new Man Tan has a bespoke male fragrance with undertones of musk and vetiver, and is infused with ginkgo biloba and sage, often used in male skincare to improve collagen renewal. And check out the subtle shades from brands including Bellamianta, St Tropez and Exposed for solutions to help ease men into the tanning habit.


Cosmetronic will cover the VAT on purchases of selected facial machines, including Advanced Combi I and II, Diamond Microderm and Microcurrent, and will also show its furniture.

Software provider Phorest will launch its Digital Consultation Form feature, giving salon owners the option to create custom consultation forms and streamline the form-filling process.

Visitors can pick up Salon Tracker’s compact PPOS hardware equipment mPop, which offers a solution to managing takings, with a cash drawer, receipt printer and barcode scanner.

Eco-friendly towel supplier Scrummi Spa will be offering special deals, including 25% off every first order placed with the brand at the show.


With salon management software getting ever-more sophisticated, it can be hard to stay on top of all the comparisons, charts and tracking systems. Some of the latest launches help salons take tech back to basics. Salon Tracker’s new mPop piece of hardware integrates with its software to take all the hassle out of cashing up, while Phorest’s new Digital Consultation Form feature links to existing client cards for simple searching, data compliance and digital client signatures.

Simple tech is also making its way onto the non-software stands at PB North. Be sure to try the magic mirror photo booth on Simon Jersey’s stand. If you and your colleagues take a picture in the mirror you could win yourself a prize of a new uniform.

The recently launched Simon Jersey linen blend range will be at the show. An on-stand iPad bar will allow for digital shopping. All new buys will be eligible for a special show discount.

Tooth Fairy will bring tooth-whitening and tooth crystal kits. Special offers will include a £5 discount on each home kit at the show, or a special price of £70 for four.

Liverpool-based Tranquil Beauty Training Academy will be at the show to talk to visitors about its fully accredited courses in nails, tanning, and lashes.


Australian Bodycare will show its waxing and bodycare products, including recently launched Tea Tree Spray. The non-greasy spray helps soothe, calm and reduce irritation.

Strip Distribution will bring Lycon to the show, with its range of waxes, Lycon Spa body products, Lyco’pedi pedicure range, and training courses.

British brand Waxu will be at PB North with its products designed to make intimate waxing faster and more effiecient, plus a range of care products.


Parking at Manchester Central

Park and Ride - NEW for 2017: Free park and ride will be available from the Manchester United Stadium, west of the city, with a shuttle approximately every 10 minutes providing direct transport to Manchester Central.

There is an NCP (National Car Park) directly below Manchester Central that is open 24 hours a day. It has 720 spaces including 18 disabled parking bays and there is direct access to Manchester Central by lift, stairs and escalators. See for pricing and online booking.

If using a satellite navigation system, follow the postcode M2 3GX.

By rail

It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester from London, and Manchester also has direct connections to most major UK cities. Services arrive at Piccadilly or Victoria stations where passengers can connect with Metrolink trams for easy access to Manchester Central.

The venue is a 20 minute walk from Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi. Alternatively, catch a connecting train to Oxford Road Station, just five minutes from Manchester Central on foot. For groups of three to nine people, Virgin Trains offers a 20% discount off advanced ticket purchases at

The only way to get free entry is to register in advance at Manchester Central, Sunday October 22, 10am–6pm; Monday October 23, 10am–5pm


Professional Beauty North will host more Live Stages than ever before, with demos and education across business, skin, make-up, hair, advanced treatments and training

Business Skills

This programme brings advice on how to adapt to trends, attract and retain clients, and improve profitability. Sessions include “Key ways to fill your appointment book and sell more products without ever discounting” and “The art to building loyal clients as a self-employed therapist”.

Professional Beauty Live

This stage hosts experts sharing their techniques and giving advice to help you expand your treatment offering. Sessions include “How to offer nail art services when you are not creative” and “Make male intimate waxing a profitable service for your business”.

Advanced Treatments

This programme is perfect for professionals looking to expand their knowledge on some of the latest advanced treatments on offer. Don’t miss sessions like “Training in aesthetics: pathways and opportunities” and “Regulation: What does the JCCP register mean for me and my salon?”

Skin Is Alive

Explore the latest issues affecting the skin and receive advice on how to prevent and treat them with sessions such as “Biorevitalisation and hydrobalance: All about HA and active ingredients and how to actually get them through the skin barrier” and “Pollution and blue light – how to treat these trending skin aggressors in salon”.

Warpaint Make-up

From body painters to fashion stylists, film make-up designers to Instagram stars - the Warpaint Live Stage has it all. Sessions include “Creating the perfect base”, “Red carpet looks” and “Fashion make-up”.

New for 2017: Training

Focused on motivating and helping students thrive in the industry, this programme features sessions such as “The biggest growth areas in beauty and spa – what should you be training in?” and “Why competitions are serious business and can help boost your career”.

Fellowship for British Hairdressing

Showcasing some of the industry’s best creative talents, the line-up Includes Melissa Temperley, Alfie Pfeffer and the Fellowship Fame Team 2017.

HJ & HJ Men

Bringing the best creative teams in the hairdressing industry to demonstrate and educate. This stage invites you to be inspired by the likes of Joseph Lanzante, Barrie Stephen, Hooker & Young and Menspire.

This article appears in the Professional Beauty September 2017 Issue of Professional Beauty

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This article appears in the Professional Beauty September 2017 Issue of Professional Beauty