Hair guru Mark's a cut above

Hair guru Mark's a cut above

ONE of the region’s best-known hairdressers is launching his own range of specialist products. After more than 30 years in the hair business, Batley-based Mark Betts has created a series of salon-quality shampoos, conditioners, sprays and treatments that are already causing a stir.

The luxury products collection went on sale last week – and the first batch was quickly snapped up by his clients.

Mark, who works alongside wife Allison and son Josh in his Commercial Street salon, has spent more than two years developing almost 40 separate products for his professional haircare range, which are all manufactured in the UK and not tested on animals. Most of the ingredients are organic – and a fully organic range is due to be on sale from January.

“The new range combines all our knowledge of using hair products for the last 30 years,” said Mark. “We’ve created something that is luxurious and high-quality, easy to use and environmentally-friendly.

“We’ll be using them exclusively in the salon and the feedback we’ve had from customers so far has been amazing. Hair and beauty bloggers are also taking a keen interest, and a reviewer from San Francisco has asked for samples.”

The range can be bought from the salon, from the Mark Betts website and soon other local salons will be offering the products. Customers can also take advantage of a discounted refill service, to cut down on packaging waste.

Among the fixing sprays, colour-protecting shampoos and volumising conditioners are two high-end ‘Pure’ products, which have been developed with a chemist and are aimed at health-conscious consumers who may be allergic to

some man-made ingredients. The high-end shampoo and conditioner contain no perfumes and no chemicals, which can cause skin irritation or health issues for some.

“They’re quite unique products and it is amazing how well they work without the use of so many accepted ingredients,” Mark added.

Mark Betts Hairdressing was launched in 1997 and the firm currently has 19 members of staff. As well as the Commercial Street salon, Mark runs three state-of-the-art hairdressing training centres in Batley, central Huddersfield and at Almondbury High School, with more than 200 students making the firm one of the biggest hairdressing training providers in Yorkshire.

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The Press has teamed up with Mark Betts Hairdressing to offer one reader a fabulous prize.

The winner of our competition will win a cut, colour and treatment of their choice at Mark Betts Hairdressing in Batley, plus a year’s supply of Mark Betts hair products*. To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer this question:

Q: In what year was Mark Betts Hairdressing founded? (Read the article to find out)

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The winners will be drawn at random from correct entries. The closing date is 12noon on Friday, January 9 2015. Good luck!




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*Mark Betts will supply the winner with a maximum of three products every seven weeks for 12 months.

Entries must be sent to The Press, 31 Branch Road, Batley WF17 5SB. All entries must be received by 12noon on Friday, January 9 2015. Entrants must be aged 16+.

Correct entries will be entered into a draw which will take place on Friday January 9 2015.

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There are no cash alternatives or cash substitutes for the prize.

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