Award winning Northampton hairdresser

Awarding Best Male Barber 2018 at SHABA

It was an honour to be asked to present the award for Best Male Barber 2018 at this year’s Scottish Hair & Beauty Awards. Congratulations to Kyle Ross who deservedly…

It was an honour to be asked to present the award for Best Male Barber 2018 at this year’s Scottish Hair & Beauty Awards.

Congratulations to Kyle Ross who deservedly won the prestigious award!

Click here to see the full list of winners from the evening.

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At the Indola Colour Blaster Launch Event

Wow, what a fun day we had at the Indola Colour Blaster launch event! First, we had some photography lessons, then we spent time exploring the street art of Brick…

Wow, what a fun day we had at the Indola Colour Blaster launch event!

First, we had some photography lessons, then we spent time exploring the street art of Brick Lane in London.

Of course, we also had the pleasure of learning about Indola’s fantastic new Colour Blaster range! I’d certainly recommend that all of my hairdresser friends take a look at them!

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Lynndy Wins FHA Ladies’ Stylist of the Year 2018

Yassss!!! I did it!!!! Ladies’ Stylist of the Year 2018! 2nd Creative Stylist of the Year 2018 3rd Hair Colourist of the Year 2018 Let me take this opportunity to…

Yassss!!! I did it!!!!

  • Ladies’ Stylist of the Year 2018!
  • 2nd Creative Stylist of the Year 2018
  • 3rd Hair Colourist of the Year 2018

Let me take this opportunity to thank my amazing clients for their continued loyalty and patience! I love you all!

FHA award winners 2018

Lynndy collecting an award from Sheila Abrahams and Patrick Cameron

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One Shot 2018 Competition Entries

The One Shot competition run by Behind the Chair is one of the largest competitions in hairdressing. It’s a very popular competition because anybody can enter via Instagram. I thought…

The One Shot competition run by Behind the Chair is one of the largest competitions in hairdressing.

It’s a very popular competition because anybody can enter via Instagram. I thought I’d enter a couple of images from a recent shoot with Live by the Lens. My entries are below!

#btcbigshot_men18 #behindthechair #btc #btconeshot

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Alden Ehrenreich Piece in Beauty Launchpad Magazine

I love writing, so it was an honour to be asked to contribute a piece to Beauty Launchpad in America! The focus of this article was how to recreeate the…

I love writing, so it was an honour to be asked to contribute a piece to Beauty Launchpad in America!

The focus of this article was how to recreeate the hairstyle of Hollywood superstar Alden Ehrenreich.

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Lynndy Semi Finalist at L’Oreal Colour Trophy 2018

Wow. The L’Oreal Colour Trophy has always been a special event for me, but this year’s event was so much fun Thank you to my models Jack and Charlotte, as…

Wow. The L’Oreal Colour Trophy has always been a special event for me, but this year’s event was so much fun

Thank you to my models Jack and Charlotte, as well as my amazing make-up artist Gwen!

We made it through to the semi finals which I am absolutely delighted about!

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Androgyny on Stage at Professional Beauty Exhibition London Excel

It’s always a pleasure to be on stage at a show. At the Professional Beauty Exhibition this year I was asked to perform on the Hairdressers’ Journal Mens’ stage. I…

It’s always a pleasure to be on stage at a show. At the Professional Beauty Exhibition this year I was asked to perform on the Hairdressers’ Journal Mens’ stage.

I thought I’d do something different and discuss the topic of androgyny and gender fluidity.

Although the video quality isn’t great, the live video from Facebook is embedded below.

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Hungry Like The Rolfe – Salon NV Magazine

Creativity and passion are two things that make real talent stand out in this industry, and Lynndy Rolfe has them both by the bucket load. It’s hard to find something…

Creativity and passion are two things that make real talent stand out in this industry, and Lynndy Rolfe has them both by the bucket load.

It’s hard to find something that this top hairdresser and British Master Barber hasn’t excelled at. She’s a Creative Educator at ghd, a session stylist for Hairbond, and has recently signed up to do education for Andis. Oh, and did we mention she dabbles in TV presenting?

Lynndy literally does it all. Starting in hairdressing at the Vokes salons group over a decade ago, Lynndy impressed in women’s hairdressing and stumbled into barbering by chance when asked to manage one of the group’s barbershops. Lucky for us! And with her background in hairdressing she’s keen to change the way people look at the industry.

“I love barbering,” she tells us. “But it all falls under the banner of men’s hairdressing which is slightly controversial and people get upset about it, but the hairdressing industry is worth billions, barbering is worth millions. So if you’re under men’s hairdressing then there’s more opportunity than just barbering. It doesn’t devalue it in anyway but it just fits you into a certain vision of barbershops: trim on top, short back and sides. For men’s hairdressing and male grooming it’s about treating men in the right way – fashion forward, cut and colour. It makes people think they are being looked after.”

Lynndy is more than just talk. She’s keen to encourage barbers to get more education and broaden their horizons. She says: “In barbering there’s no colour, noblow drying. I think the education needs to be understanding restructuring hair, the science behind the colour and what you’re working with.

“I’m a state registered hairdresser and barber and there’s not many that do both. I’m not saying you need to have Level 2 or Level 3 barbering but going to seminars and seeing people educating is very important. It pays in so many ways; it pays financially, it pays for the future, it pays for inspiration, it’s really key you get to constantly see new techniques.”

It’s no surprise with this love of education that she’s been in demand as an educator for the biggest names in the industry both for barbering and hairdressing.

“I’ve done a lot of educating for GHD and I love it. I really enjoy it but the only thing is it’s a very hairdressing type job which is fine, but my heart is in the barbering side.

“Andis came to me and I had to do a couple of auditions with them. I made a really good relationship with Aileen [Nunez, former International Education Manager]. She’s such a beautiful person, I absolutely adore her! I’ve been with them officially since May and I’m going to be with them at Salon International this month.

“I’ve been so lucky to have done a bit of everything. I’ve had so many opportunities including with Hairbond, Wahl, and other industry people.”

While those companies might be the cream of the crop, a more bizarre offer has recently piqued Lynndy’s interest, to give education to people who need it the most – in a prison.

“When I got the message to do education in a prison I was just like ‘Oh my god!’ It never occurred to me till the opportunity arose, this is what I want. It’s about image4training young offenders and giving them opportunities to live normal lives. That’s my dream. All I want to do is help people and spread the barbering word. Barbering has come a long way now and the education is a massive thing for me.

“I don’t mean to have everything with a qualification, it’s not about that. I’m not an academic person, I’m creative. I want to work with people who think it’s impossible and show them it is possible. You get all these cool barbers with tattoos, I’m not a particularly cool barber, I don’t have loads of tattoos, but I care, I care so much about this industry.”

With the industry growing year-on-year thanks to the input and sacrifice of barbers like Lynndy, there’s never been a better time to be involved in it. Events like Barber Connect and The Great British Barber Bash are bringing the community closer together and have shown the interest not only from barbers but from the wider world. Lynndy is a veteran of the stage and can’t speak highly enough about the shows.

“I’ve been to Great British Barber Bashes, I’ve been to different barbering things and I love them. I think they’re brilliant. Such good opportunities for people to connect and network.

“I’ve been doing shows since I was 19; worked with Wahl on stage twice, I’ve done Toni & Guy, Andis, and this year I’m doing Salon International for the Hair Journal a second time.”

While Lynndy is known for all the work she’s done helping other people in barbering and hairdressing, some step-by-step videos that she put on YouTube have held her land a rather unusual gig – television presenting.

“It’s for a company called TDV Productions. They produce and direct TV adverts and social media adverts. Not really hairdressing related but it’s such good fun! It’s unpredictable work and I don’t know what’s coming, I just get the script a couple of days before the start filming so I have to read it over and commit it to memory. It’s another string to my bow!”

Lynndy has one hell of a bow and though she’s tight-lipped about what the future might hold for her – she’s putting plans to open her own salons on hold while she pursues one of her many other opportunities – we’re sure she’ll be making waves for years to come, whether it’s in the TV world or the barbering world.


Original article: Salon NV

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Opening Night at Kingsley Health & Beauty Solarium

Now available for limited hair appointments at Kingsley Health & Beauty Solarium on Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays. The Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress attended the Launch evening at Kingsley Health…

Now available for limited hair appointments at Kingsley Health & Beauty Solarium on Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays.

The Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress attended the Launch evening at Kingsley Health & Beauty Solarium on Monday night.

Cllr Ansell cut the ribbon and toasted to the success of the company before getting a taster of the services on offer at the hair salon.

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At Salon International 2017

Well, Salon International 2017 was fun! A very busy show in which I enjoyed representing Andis as well as performing on the Akito, HJ Men and Sexy Hair stages! Great…

Well, Salon International 2017 was fun! A very busy show in which I enjoyed representing Andis as well as performing on the Akito, HJ Men and Sexy Hair stages!

Great to catch up with so many friends also!

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The Andis Global Education Summit in Wisconsin

Had a great time in Chicago meeting up my Andis family! Looking forward to seeing you all again soon x Featured article from Andis website. Andis® Company Hosts Global Education…

Had a great time in Chicago meeting up my Andis family! Looking forward to seeing you all again soon x


Featured article from Andis website.

Andis® Company Hosts Global Education Summit for its Education Teams at Wisconsin Headquarters

STURTEVANT, WI (AUGUST 2017) – Andis® Company, a leading manufacturer of handheld tools for the barber and beauty and animal grooming industries, recently hosted the brand’s global education teams at its first-ever Global Education Summit. Held August 7-8 at the Andis Corporate Headquarters and the SC Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant, Wis., the event brought together 33 educators from seven different countries – the United States, England, Australia, Canada, Chile, Sweden and Spain – to share industry insights and trends, sharpen their skills as presenters and brand ambassadors, and provide input on future education programs.

“At Andis education has always been at the forefront of our business and we are very excited to host these talented professionals from around the globe,” said Karen Formico, Vice President of Marketing. “As a 95-year-old company, we are proud to share our industry experience as we develop the tools and resources needed to teach the art of clipper cutting and inspire barbers, stylists and animal groomers.”

The two-day event, which included sessions on new Andis products, branding on social media and educator best practices was spearheaded by Andis Animal Education Manager, Megan Mouser, and Barber & Beauty Education Manager, Jessica Zeinstra. The educators’ visit also included a trip to the Wisconsin State Fair where the entire team was able to attend a cattle fitting demonstration by Andis Large Animal Educators Kirk and Ky Stierwalt. For more information about Andis, the brand’s position as a pioneer in education, or details on the company’s portfolio of professional tools, please visit www.andis.com.

About Andis Company
Andis Company, a family held business founded in 1922, is a leading manufacturer of handheld tools to trim, cut, curl, straighten and dry hair. The company’s products are purchased in more than 90 countries by barbers and salon professionals, consumers, hotels, motels, resorts, small animal groomers and large animal groomers and shearers. To find a local distributor, call 800-558-9441 or visit www.andis.com.

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Andis Team at the International Beauty Show in New York

I had a great time with some of the Andis team at the International Beauty Show in New York! Unfortunately, it was at a time when New York suffered it’s…

I had a great time with some of the Andis team at the International Beauty Show in New York!

Unfortunately, it was at a time when New York suffered it’s worst blizzards for years. It was very, very cold!

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City & Guilds Barbering Industry Board Meeting Feb 2017

Had a great day at the City & Guilds Barbering Industry Board meeting. Very productive!

Had a great day at the City & Guilds Barbering Industry Board meeting. Very productive!

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