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  • Spruce Up Your Salon This Autumn

    Spa treatment set with scented oil, candles, rose petals and flowers

    Autumn is officially here! The nights are getting longer and it’s definitely feeling chillier outside. Take a look at our top tips that will help your salon transition to the colder season, and keep your staff and clients happy.

    1. Add fairy lights

    Fairy lights in a jar

    Putting up fairy lights is an easy and effective way of creating a cosy environment when the weather starts to dampen. With the clocks going back next month, they’ll also bring some much-needed brightness into your salon when the sun starts to go down! There are loads of different types to choose from - from stars to retro bulbs, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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    2. Place autumnal diffusers around the salon

    Orange diffuser, a flower and a tea light candle on a table with a pink wall background

    Delicate aromas are key to keeping your salon fresh and inviting. For an autumnal twist, consider choosing diffusers with scents such as lavender, fig, cinnamon and citrus. They’re perfect for placing around hair and beauty salons, especially those that offer relaxing massages.

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    3. Whip up some pumpkin spice lattes

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    You’re probably bored of offering cups of tea, water and juice to clients… mix it up this autumn and try making some tasty, wholesome pumpkin spice lattes! Your clients will love them, and they’ll create a lovely sense of warmth in your salon. Take a look at this easy recipe by BBC Good Food here

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    4. Treat yourself to a new beauty uniform

    Florence Roby Roma Dress in Black

    With the new season comes adjustments in other areas of life. Autumn is that time of year when people change their hair colour, have a clear out or buy new clothes. This goes for salonwear too! 

    We have a range of beauty uniforms that will instantly revitalise your beauty salon this autumn. Take a look at the Roma Dress, which is available in both black and grey. It’s a versatile option in terms of its colour, and also because it can be paired with and without tights.

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    Take a look at Florence Roby’s full range

    We hope this has given you some autumnal inspiration! If you’re still searching for a new uniform, make sure to check out our full range of beauty tunics, trousers and dresses. With all of our designs available in sizes 6-26, the perfect beauty uniform is waiting for you.

  • Uniforms for Every Type of Beauty Student

    interior of a beauty salon

    Are you searching for that perfect beauty uniform? Here at Florence Roby, we have a variety of styles, colours and sizes to suit everyone in the industry. As well as ensuring elegance and sophistication when designing our beauty tunics, trousers and dresses, we also make sure that our designs are practical and comfortable. Take a look at our top uniforms for different beauty professions:

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    Beauty Therapist - Bosa Tunic

    Florence Roby Bosa Tunic in Navy

    If you’re already a beauty therapist or training to become one, your role might involve doing manicures & pedicures, waxing, tanning, eyebrow tinting and more! Unlike hair stylists, you will probably spend a lot of your time sitting down throughout the day. You’ll want something that’s not too tight around the waist, but flatters your figure in the right way.

    Our Bosa Tunic features a delicate pleated neckline and a loose-fitting sewn-in waistband, which is ideal for beauty therapists. The versatile tunic would look stunning with any of our trousers.

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    Hair Stylist - Calvi Tunic

    Florence Roby Calvi Tunic in Black

    For hair stylists, it really is all about practicality! With this in mind, we believe our Calvi Tunic is the perfect choice. Featuring an on-trend square neckline, the tunic is designed with side pockets which are handy for holding clips, rollers and other hair accessories. It’s available in black (the ultimate hairdressing uniform colour!) in sizes 6 to 26. 

    It would also look great when paired with our Slim Leg Trousers, which are a popular choice for hair stylists.

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    Spa Therapist - Como Tunic

    Florence Roby Como Tunic in White

    If you work in a spa environment, one of your main roles might include giving full body massages. This requires a lot of flexibility, which is why our Como Tunic could be a great option for you! With side splits and a relaxed fit, it really does allow you to move around comfortably and easily. 

    And if you want to match the calm and tranquil environment of your spa, we recommend opting for the white version. Paired with our Parallel Leg Trousers, you’ll look and feel truly amazing. 

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    Browse Florence Roby’s Full Range

    Whatever your role in the beauty industry, we hope that we’ve brought you one step closer to finding your dream uniform! 

    Heading back to college in September? Take a look at our full range of salon tunics, trousers and dresses to get yourself ready for the new term.

    Alternatively, check out the student login page and pick out your brand new uniform today!

  • How Many Beauty Uniforms Do You Really Need?

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    This is a very good question! There are a lot of things to consider when deciding how many beauty uniforms you might need. We’ve discussed some different factors to help you find your optimum amount of uniforms...

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    Weather

    Florence Roby Malfa Tunic in Teal

    Do you work in an environment that’s sensitive to weather changes? If the answer is ‘yes’, then you should definitely consider having at least two uniforms - one for summer and one for winter. If you want something to keep you toastier during the colder months, our Malfa Tunic would be a great option! Featuring ¾ length sleeves and a high neckline, it will stop you feeling the chill, despite being made from a breathable Softex fabric. 

    If your salon gets warm during the summer months, you should definitely check out our crepe fabric range! The collection’s beauty tunics and trousers are made from a lightweight and high-quality material, which is designed to keep you cool and comfortable in the workplace.

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    Colour

    Florence Roby Lucca Tunic and Slim Leg Trousers in Black

    If you love colour, we recommend that you pick out three uniforms so you don’t get bored. A good idea is to choose a versatile uniform to begin with (e.g. our gorgeous black Lucca Tunic & Slim Leg Trousers), and then decide what other colours you want to add to your beauty wardrobe.

    As well as black, our core colours include grey, plum and teal. We also have discontinued colours such as cobalt blue, taupe, pink and red in our sale range, so you’ll be spoilt for choice!

    If you already have black trousers and are just looking for a slight pop of colour, you should pair them with our gorgeous Teano Tunic!

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    Practicality

    Florence Roby Dasa Dress in Plum

    You’ve also got to think about it from a practical perspective. If you only have one salon uniform, you will have to deal with the process of getting it clean in time for the next day. 

    Choosing to have two or three uniforms means that you won’t ever have this problem. Instead, you can sit back and relax in the evening rather than worrying about getting your uniform washed and dry! If you want an easy, all-in-one piece, then one of our stunning dresses such as the Dasa Dress could be the perfect way to mix things up.

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    Order Your New Florence Roby Uniform Sets

    Ultimately, we recommend purchasing at least two uniforms, and ideally three!

    If you’re a beauty student heading back to college in September, then make sure to check out our fantastic range of salon tunics, trousers and dresses before the new term starts.

    Alternatively, head to the student login page to pick out your perfect uniform today!

  • Beauty Uniform Accessories: Top Picks

    Here at Florence Roby, we believe that accessories are key to the perfect beauty uniform! Why? Whilst some are great for practical reasons, some accessories are the finishing touch that really brings your outfit together. Take a look at our top picks:

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    Ladies Scarf

    Neck scarves look gorgeous when paired with simple beauty tunics and dresses. Our Ladies Scarves are available in a range of versatile colours, including plum, pink and grey. They’re all decorated with a delicate floral design to provide contrast and to create an on-trend look.

    Get yours now for £10.00 (ex. VAT).

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    Obi Belt

    For tunics and dresses with cinched waists and little fuss (such as our bestselling Firenze Tunic), one of our Japanese-inspired Obi Belts would be the perfect accompaniment. With 14 colours to choose from, you could opt for a colour that matches your tunic or dress. If you’re looking for some contrast, perhaps a bold shade would be a good option. Or better still, treat yourself to both!

    Available in three sizes for just £7.00 (ex. VAT).

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    PVC Apron

    Our PVC Apron is used in various industries, and would definitely make the ideal hairdresser apron! The black shiny finish complements most salon uniform styles and colours, and the added pockets at the front means that it’s practical too. It also has adjustable straps for a comfortable and personalised fit.

    Buy it now for £7.00 (ex. VAT).

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    Gel Fob Watch

    Our Gel Fob Watches are the ultimate salon accessory. As well as helping you to keep track of time, a colourful fob watch would be a cute and funky addition to any beauty uniform. We have 12 designs available, ranging from vibrant neon green to a more understated white option.

    Get your fob watch now for just £8.50 (ex. VAT).

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    Check Out All of Our Accessories at Florence Roby

    This is just a preview of the ‘little extras’ that we have here at Florence Roby! We also have shoes, name badges and more fob watches available, so make sure to check out our full range of accessories today.

  • How to Keep Your Salon Cool

    Interior of a modern beauty salon

    Summer has officially arrived! Here at Florence Roby, we couldn’t be happier that the sun has finally come out to play. But we’re also aware that at this time of year, beauty salons, hairdressers and spas can get a little overheated! To help combat this, we’ve come up with some top tips to help keep your beauty business cool and comfortable during the warmer months.

    Invest in air conditioning

    A portable air conditioning machine

    You won’t need to use air conditioning all year round in Britain, but when you need it, you really do need it! Installing permanent air conditioning is probably a bit unnecessary, but opting for a portable air conditioning unit can be a great alternative. With decent models starting at around £300, it’s a worthy investment that is beneficial for both your staff and customers.

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    Put up some curtains or blinds

    Green curtain in hair salon

    Blocking the sun is one of the best ways to keep the heat at bay. If you’re worried that covering your windows will make customers think that you’re closed, then half-open blinds or just having the curtains closed during the hottest point of the day could be an option. In our opinion, putting up a lovely pair of curtains is a great way of sprucing up your salon, so it's a win-win!

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    Keep everyone hydrated

    Hydration is key when the temperatures are high. You should always offer a cold drink to your customers, and try and encourage your co-workers to keep hydrated too! Keeping jugs of water around the salon would definitely be appreciated, especially on a particularly hot day. You could even go the extra mile and make some homemade lemonade!

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    Wear a lightweight uniform

    Florence Roby Grado Tunic and Crepe Parallel Trousers

    Whilst all of our uniforms are made from a breathable material, we have recently launched a special crepe fabric range that’s designed to help you stay cool. Lightweight and high-quality, the material is also incredibly easy to care for. Check out the gorgeous Grado and Tropea Tunics, which both look fab when paired with the Crepe Parallel Trousers

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    Shop Florence Roby’s full range

    Check out more of our summer-friendly beauty tunics, trousers and dresses, or have a browse of our full collection.

  • Instagram’s Top Beauty Uniform Trends

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    Social media is a wonderful source of inspiration when it comes to current trends. For the beauty industry, this is certainly the case! Check out the beauty uniform-related hashtags that are hot on Instagram right now.

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    Plus Size Beauty Tunics

    With hashtags such as #plussizetunics and #plussizeuniforms appearing more frequently on Insta, it is clear that demand for plus size uniforms is high! We believe that every woman deserves to be empowered through their beauty uniforms, which is why nearly all of our beauty tunics are stocked in sizes 6 to 26. We also stock a range of longer length beauty tunics, so there really is something for everyone.

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    Hairdressing Tunics

    Used in over 360 posts, the hashtag #hairdressinguniforms is on the rise. Although we design our uniforms with all types of beauty workers in mind, some of our tunics are particularly handy for hairdressers! The Calvi Tunic is no exception—with added pockets, the stunning tunic provides a safe place for your scissors, clips, combs and more. It is both practical and stylish.

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    Embroidered Beauty Tunics

    The hashtags #embroidereduniforms and #personaliseduniform are used in over 600 Instagram posts, and we can safely say that embroidered beauty tunics are becoming increasingly popular here at Florence Roby! As well as providing a logo embroidery service, we offer full bespoke uniform designs to larger clients too. An embroidered logo or personalised uniform could be the finishing touch needed to perfect your salon’s branding.

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    Check out Florence Roby’s Full Range

    As well as salon tunics, we also stock a wide range of trousers and dresses! Have a browse of our entire beauty, hair and spa uniform collection now.

  • Our Top Beauty Tunics this June

    Are you in need of a new beauty uniform, but stuck for ideas?

    We think that beauty tunics are a great place to start when deciding on a new uniform. With that in mind, take a look at our top selling tunics this month for some inspo!

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    Como Tunic

    Florence Roby Como Tunic in Plum

    A particularly popular choice is the Como Tunic. College students love this design, and we reckon it’s because of its comfort and style! Featuring side splits for ease of movement and a diamante button detail, the tunic is available in 5 stunning colours. We also have a sale version available featuring some of our discontinued colours and prints.

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    Lucca Tunic

    Florence Roby Lucca Tunic in Navy

    Simple, chic and stylish, it’s easy to see why the Lucca Tunic is one of our bestsellers. Available in 5 beautiful colours, the tunic features a v notch neckline, delicate waist piping and an easy back-zip fasten. We also have a popular sale version, with black/grey and cobalt blue options available.

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    Firenze Tunic

    Florence Roby Firenze Tunic in Grey with an added Obi Belt

    With its square neckline, the Firenze Tunic is incredibly on trend. The panelled salon tunic would look great with an Obi Belt (as pictured), especially if you’re looking for an oriental feel. Available in 6 stunning colours, including a limited edition chocolate version.

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    Grado Tunic

    Florence Roby Grado Tunic

    Featured as part of our new crepe fabric range, the Grado Tunic is the essence of luxury. With its petal sleeves and wrap front, the black and taupe tunic is designed to flatter every figure, and provide the wearer with a sophisticated and elegant style. It’s also made from a lightweight and easy care material—the perfect addition to your summer salon uniform wardrobe!

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    Want to See More?

    Hopefully this has given you a taster of some of the stunning tunics that we have available here at Florence Roby. As well as beauty tunics, we also have a range of accompanying trousers and dresses for you to choose from! Available in sizes 6-26, check out our full range of beauty, hair and spa uniforms.

  • Update Your Salon on a Budget

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    Is your salon starting to look a little worn and outdated? Whilst you’re waiting for your next refurbishment, there are some small things you can do to give it a boost in the meantime! Check out our top tips to help you update your beauty business on a budget.

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    1. Make a good first impression

    Paintbrush in pink paint.

    First impressions really do count, which is why it’s important to make the outside of your salon look inviting and enticing. It can be something as simple as a lick of paint, or making sure that your windows are sparkling clean.

    In terms of branding, minimalism is keyit’s best to avoid having lots of text on your salon sign, and you should ensure that your window displays are completely free of clutter.

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    2. Rearrange your salon

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customer's hair

    You don’t need to buy loads of new and expensive furniture to revamp your salon. Sometimes, all it takes is a simple rearrangement. If you run a hair salon, consider swapping your backwashes with your styling chairs to mix things up. For a returning customer, it will feel like a fresh, new experience but at no additional cost to your business.

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    3. Accessorise

    Interior of a beauty salon, featuring large mirrors

    Accessorising is an easy way to rejuvenate your salon, and doesn’t have to cost a fortune! A few faux plants, some new magazine holders and couple of lamps would be a great start. If you want to go further, you could add some more mirrors to brighten up your salon, and make it seem bigger than it actually is!

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    4. Invest in a new uniform

    Florence Roby Malfa Tunic and Culottes in Teal

    Ultimately, people make a place. And in the case of a salon, beauty workers and the services they provide are the most important part of any customer experience! With that in mind, it is essential that your team’s uniform is on point.

    As a luxury uniform provider, we have a range of styles, sizes and colours to choose from. The beauty tunic and trousers combination is a classic option for many salon workers, and conveniently, many of our tunics have matching dresses available if you fall in love with a particular style. Once those new uniforms arrive, your salon will feel totally revitalised!

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  • Florence Roby Featured in the Parliamentary Review

    Florence Roby Parliamentary Review

    Earlier this year, Florence Roby were delighted to be featured as a Best Practice Representative in the Parliamentary Review.

    The magazine highlights the best practices of key UK businesses, with comments from a range of award-winning journalists, business leaders and other professionals.  

    Notably, the Review’s chairmen Lord Blunkett and Lord Pickles commented that:

    “The ability to listen and learn from one another has always been vital in parliament, in business and in most aspects of daily life. But at this particular moment in time, as national and global events continue to reiterate, it is uncommonly crucial that we forge new channels of communication and reinforce existing ones. The following article from Florence Roby is an attempt to do just that.”

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    Trip to the Houses of Parliament

    Steve and Jan Roby pictured with Julia Hartley-Brewer

    At the end of March, Steve and Jan Roby paid a visit to the Houses of Parliament.

    They were invited to a gala event to celebrate the success of all the businesses featured in the Review, and met a range of influential and parliamentary figures. Here they are pictured with journalist and broadcaster Julia Hartley-Brewer.

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    Find Out More

    Have a read of our best practice article, where you can learn more about Florence Roby’s humble beginnings and our journey to becoming one of the UK’s leading uniform suppliers.

  • Find Your Perfect Summer Beauty Uniform

    Hello summer...

    Summer is finally on its way! A change in the weather is always a great excuse to treat yourself to a new uniform. Whether it’s for practical reasons or simply because you want to try something new, we’ve got you covered! Take a look at our top summer picks based on the latest fashion trends.

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    Asymmetry

    Florence Roby Teano Tunic in Teal

    Edgy, bold and unique, asymmetric designs have become more popular in recent months. From off-centre skirts to mismatched earrings, the trend is finding its way into all corners of fashion—including the beauty industry!

    With its off-set neckline and two-tone look, the Teano Tunic is the ultimate addition to your beauty wardrobe. Available in three striking colours (teal, grey and plum), the beauty tunic is chic and modern, and definitely a great uniform choice.

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    Neck Scarves

    Florence Roby neck scarf in grey

    First it was head scarves, but now neck scarves are making a comeback. With celebrities such as Meghan Markle and Alexa Chung taking reigns on the trend, it’s set to be big!

    Check out our stunning collection of neck scarves, which are available in a variety of colours. Pairing one with simple designs such as the Pavia Tunic and the Gavello Tunic would make for an on-trend look.

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    Lightweight

    Florence Roby Tropea Tunic and Parallel Trousers

    Whilst we all love the summer months, the salon can get a bit too toasty during this time! To help you feel as comfortable as possible, we have recently released a new crepe fabric range. The material is lightweight, breathable and easy to care for.

    An example of the perfect summer salon uniform is our Tropea Tunic and Parallel Trousers paired together. The Tropea Tunic features a stunning square neckline and side-panels, whilst the Parallel Trousers have wide legs for a relaxed yet flattering fit. Available in black, you might be surprised to hear that the colour is actually heat-resistant!

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    Neutral Shades

    Florence Roby Grado Tunic and Parallel Trousers

    Have you heard? Beige is all the rage. In fact, all nude shades are ‘in’ at the moment, and we’ve incorporated the trend into one of our latest designs.

    The Grado Tunic—another tunic from our crepe range—features a beautiful taupe drape detail that is designed to complement and flatter any figure. Just like the Tropea Tunic, it would look great with our Parallel Trousers.

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    Get 20% Off

    Like what you see? Until midnight Friday 31st May 2019, we’re giving you 20% off all our full-priced beauty tunics and trousers! Just enter code MAY20 at checkout to redeem the offer. Treat yourself!

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