Professional Beauty acquires Salon International and Hairdressers Journal

The owners of Professional Beauty have signed a deal to acquire Salon International, Hairdressers Journal International and the British Hairdressing Awards from Reed Business Information.

Salon International is the largest UK exhibition for the professional hairdressing industry. Hairdressers Journal International is the market-leading trade magazine, with a 133-year heritage. The brand has run the prestigious British Hairdressing Awards since 1984.

The deal, which is due to be completed next month, will see the hairdressing magazine and events team relocate to Professional Beauty’s head office.

Professional Beauty managing director Mark Moloney said: “It’s a genuine coup for Professional Beauty to have the Hairdressers Journal team joining us at our offices in west London. To have the hair and beauty industry's leading magazine and expo brands under one roof will enable us to better assist both professions in their development.”

Moloney said he hoped the expertise of the Hairdressers Journal team would help to attract more hair salons into the beauty profession, adding, “Since its inception, Professional Beauty has tried to focus on the needs of the professional treatments industry, particularly encouraging greater business professionalism among salon owners. This philosophy remains the core of our business as we look to expand both the beauty and hair sectors in the UK and overseas.”