// The most Googled skincare ingredient of the year so far is vitamin C, according to retail site Cult Beauty, with Omorovicza’s Daily Vitamin C and Drunk Elephant’s C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream being popular products. Ingredients squalane, retinol and niacinamide were also popular, amassing almost two million combined searches.
// Data from Treatwell showed a 26.2% rise in the cost of treatments (excluding men’s haircuts) as the hair and beauty industry reopened in England. Manicures saw an average 24.4% increase, while sugaring had a 21.3% rise and massage 9.4%. The date also showed that, excluding waxing, fewer appointments are being discounted than before coronavirus lockdown.
// Salon System has pledged support to the UK-based Hair & Beauty Charity, which helps industry professionals in need. Salon System marketing director Kathy Holyrod said: “We’ll be looking to support the charity through fundraising initiatives internally and spreading the word about the great things the charity is undertaking, too.”
// Salon Chat has launched a notebook planner for nail techs called Salon Chat Nail Bible. Created by Kelly Colley of Lavish Nails and Isabel Porter of The Beauty Garage, the book’s content is based on research done through their Salon Chat live streams.
// JL Aesthetics celebrated the launch of its training facility with its first courses in August, including a two-day micropigmentation course and a hairpiece course. The Victory House academy is based within a church building in Burnley, Lancashire.