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TEAM AWARDS

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CELEBRATING 2018

On Monday 14th January we invited the whole salon group to Ashbourne for our annual meeting and awards presentation.

We kicked off with an incredibly motivational session with Paul Fishwick, Commercial Development Manager at L’Oreal Professionnel, who inspired us with a workshop on customer excellence and the five star experience. We moved on to a presentation by Sally who reviewed everything that our business and team had achieved in 2018 while looking ahead to what is in store for the next year.

Next, the awards presentations highlighted the team members who had excelled in 2018. Competition is very tough and we only have eight categories so all of the winners and nominees should be incredibly proud. Congratulations to the entire team for making 2018 so fantastic!

THE AWARDS 

The apprentice award for fantastic future potential was awarded to Kaylah – Congratulations Kaylah and well done to our entire apprentice team!

Next up was the best newcomer award which was presented to Sarah- Sarah has made a fantastic start and works in the booking office in Ashbourne.

Sally presented Millie with the stylist growth award for 2018- well done Millie! Millie completed her apprenticeship with us and is now a senior stylist at the Sadler Gate salon

Congratulations Jade, Jade won our spa therapist growth award for 2018. Jade works at both our Ashbourne and Belper salons and in the last year has completed training in ESPA, HD Brows, CACI, WAXU and CARITA.

The five star service award was presented to Emily and Zoe. Thank you to everyone who sent their feedback to help decide who should win this award . Emily is a senior stylist at Belper and Montague Creative at Derby University and Zoe is a creative director at Duffield and Belper.

Trying to squeeze everyone in was a challenge but congratulations to the Old Hall salon who won the team spirit award – well done!

Well done to Lizzie for taking home the ‘Best Performed Stylist’ award. Lizzie is the salon manager at Sadler Gate and this award is very much deserved, 8th year and counting!

Congratulations to the Ashbourne team who scooped the 2018 Salon of the Year!

 

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SHU SESSION

 

We asked Isabel, Senior Stylist at Ashbourne, to go to L’Oreal HQ in London for a Shu Uemura photo shoot. Isabel was briefed to create a futuristic Tokyo inspired model and we think the final look below perfectly captures this.

 

“I created a mood board showing inspiration for the brand and to help communicate on the day to Shu squad. The trends to choose from included shittori texture , vintage Kawai , natural kei, samurai strength. My chosen theme  samurai strength represented strength, shine , structure, power , control and warrior. Make up artists, professional photographers and the Shu team were there to help create the look, with Ben Hards being the team director to my chosen theme.”

 

 

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JANUARY

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THE JANUARY HERO TREATMENT

AVAILABLE AT ASHBOURNE AND BELPER

Tending to our bodies and minds is important after the Christmas period and therefore our hero treatment of the month for January is the ESPA Advanced Strength and Resilience massage. This 85 minute massage will you feeling soothed and ready to take on the new year.

This full body massage uses aromatherapy oils, deep muscle massage and stretching to reset your energy levels.

During the treatment the body is ‘cocooned’ in warm towels to aid relaxation. Advanced techniques such as yogic stretches are performed to awaken the body, while a reflex zone foot massage stimulates major organs such as the lungs, colon and diaphragm which have a direct link to the body’s resilience. The treatment ends with a scalp massage, helping to support the immune system, bring a sense of balance and boost energy levels

The treatment is 85 minutes and is priced £65 during January saving £20.

The main skincare which is used in this treatment is the very popular ESPA Muscle Rescue Balm. The balm, which is used at the start and end of all of our Yoga classes, is designed to help soothe muscular aches and pains and is ideal after or before any exercise.

Please book online or call 01335 343893 (Ashbourne) or 01773 822520 (Belper)

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HD BROWS

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HD BROWS

We’re delighted that now our entire therapist team at both Ashbourne and Belper are now trained in HD Brows – the UK’s No.1 eyebrow treatment.

So what is it? HD Brows is a bespoke eyebrow treatment that is completely tailored to you – not a brow stencil in sight. It’s so much more than a standard eyebrow tint and wax; our expertly trained team combine our unique brow design consultation with custom-blended colour, hair removal and make up application for brows that suit you, whether your wish to tame bushy brows or regrow overplucked eyebrows. Please note that a patch test is required 48 hours prior to this treatment.

Book now by calling 01335343893 for the Ashbourne salon or 01773822520 for Belper. Don’t forget there is free parking from 2pm throughout December in Ashbourne. The closest car park to the salon is Shaw Croft, the postcode is DE6 1GD.

TREATMENT

The perfect brows might just be one treatment away, however those with sparse or over-plucked brows may need a regrowth programme. Our therapists will show you the areas needed to grow so the shape can be improved at each appointment. You’ll also be educated on the best HD make up to use on any gaps in your brows. HD Brows takes around 45 minutes and costs £30. The effects usually last around 4-6 weeks, however this can vary depending on your hair growth.

BESPOKE TONE

We follow the same ‘one shape doesn’t fit all’ ethos throughout every part of the treatment, including tinting. The custom-blend our bespoke HD Brow Dyes to create the perfect tone to complement your skin tone and hair colour. When it comes to the shape we use a brow mapping and measuring formula to design your brows before using a combination of High Definition hair removal techniques including waxing, threading, tweezing and trimming – all to create a bespoke brow shape for you.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

LVL Lashes is an enhancing length, volumising and lifting treatment which works by straightening and tinting your natural eyelashes for a more dramatic look without mascara. It’s a popular treatment which can be combined with HD Brows to enhance your natural features. LVL Lashes is priced £48 or HD Brows and LVL Lashes is £70 and the treatment time is 90 minutes.

 

Book now by calling 01335343893 for the Ashbourne salon or 01773822520 for Belper.

 

 

 

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LONDON FASHION WEEK

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LONDON FASHION WEEK SS19

Reporting backstage from London Fashion Week is Zea, our senior stylist from Duffield, with the latest hair trends.

The look- We were shown the finished look which was a slicked down middle parting with sandy texture through the ends of the hair

The How-to- For this we used a light spritz of water spray to create a precise middle parting, then applied Techni art siren waves. Using a dressing out brush I smoothed the hair so that it was tight and flat, then dried it and applied Techni art volume architect ensuring the hair was smooth throughout. Crepe paper was used to wrap around the hair to ensure the hair is kept together whilst we styled the lengths and ends. We were creating a wet textured look through the ends to do this we used Techni Art dual styler bouncy and tender in thick sections through the back applying a lot of product and diffused it until dry.

It was then time for the rehearsal, when the models came back I started on my second model and repeated the process until I got to the diffusing step. Then we hit a stumbling block as the electricity cut out 30 minutes before the models had to be dressed. As we were diffusing the hair there was nothing we could do until the electrics were fixed which was really stressful as the models hair was still wet! Thankfully they managed to get the electric back on so managed to finish the models on time.

I had great time working backstage and can’t wait to hopefully be back next season.

For more hints and tips from L’Oreal fashion week…

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