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COVER STORY

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CHRISTMAS ON CLOUD NINE!

Cloud Nine teamed up with hair industry bible Creative HEAD magazine for a Christmas cover shoot with Angel taking the lead backstage on a collection of eight cool, easy going looks.

“These looks were inspired by the contrasting qualities of hair; keeping textures raw against more polished finishes. They were also heavily influenced by the Cloud Nine ‘Muses’ – girls we believe are strong, spirited, effortlessly cool and carefree, with a penchant for luxury”
– Angel Montague Sayers, Cloud Nine UK creative ambassador

Cloud Nine electrical tools are available in each of our salons and we offer a complimentary styling lesson with all tools purchased.

Credits:
Hair Angel Montague Sayers, Jodie Austen, James Earnshaw, Mahfair Goknil and Stacey McCormack for Cloud Nine
Make-up Alex Jones using Katherine Daniels Cosmetics and Code Beautiful
Fashion Alexandra Bickerdike assisted by Devante Daley – with special thanks to Tibi, Wolford, Topshop, Emma Charles, Jenny Bird, Fausto Puglisi, Theory, Pilgrim, Barrus, Stella McCartney, Kurt Geiger, Soul, Brunello Cucinelli, J.W. Anderson, Halston Heritage, Alix, Jacquemus and Falke
Photography Jon Baker
Products used: Cloud Nine and Evo

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FORGET SURGERY

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FORGET SURGERY

I recently read an article which perfectly summerised my thoughts – instead of needles and facelifts, just get your hair right! It’s much better value and far less scary.

Grey tones have been popular but unless you’re under 25 don’t bother. Embracing and enhancing your natural colour can work but to brighten and lift you’ll need pieces which act as candlelight around the face.Cut-wise Rachel Johnson is a great example, I often show apprentices how her hair is cut at just the right angle at her cheekbones and this could work for you too. Before booking a more drastic appointment, simply ask your stylist to frame and elevate your features.

At any age colour is just like make-up for the hair, it enhances what you already have, including a great hair cut. All our stylists have been taught how to contour with colour and will tailor your hair to enhance and lift – it really can make all the difference.

Sally Montague

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FRINGE BENEFITS

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GROWING OUT A FRINGE

At some stage we’ve all had a fringe. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t. If you are the latter then my advice to get yourself down to the salon and ask your Stylist to re-adjust the shape of your fringe to allow it to grow in a less ‘curtain’ style way.

It may mean altering the parting or channeling your inner Bridget Bardot with central hanging bangs.

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PIXIE CUT

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GROWING OUT A PIXIE CUT

A pixie haircut is sadly seen quite rarely due to the dreaded fear of the growing out stage. There is nothing I love more than a well suited, tailored pixie cut but if you are wanting to start growing yours out, here are my top tips:

Don’t boycott the salon- Keep up with haircuts every 4-6 weeks and ask your Stylist to cut the back of your hair while the sides and top are growing. This will ensure you avoid the ‘Mullet’ stage.

Ask your Stylist to recommend different haircuts while your hair is growing. Keeping it in shape is essential so you don’t get sick of it and have it all cut off again.

Make sure you are using high quality professional haircare. For hair to grow in a healthy way it, optimum condition is essential.

Embrace your natural hair texture and try to avoid over styling.

And if you still can’t stand the in-between stage – head to a hair extension specialist for a consultation. The transformations hair extensions give now days are incredible and worth the investment if your hair is suitable.

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NHF BUSINESS AWARDS

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SALLY MONTAGUE HAIR GROUP SHORTLISTED TO WIN NATIONAL HAIR & BEAUTY BUSINESS AWARD

We’re delighted to have been shortlisted to win a coveted National Hairdressers Federation Business Award for the category ‘best group of businesses’.

The winner of each category will be announced at a spectacular awards dinner, followed by a party to celebrate their success and the NHF’s 75th anniversary. The event is being held in Birmingham on Sunday 19 November.

NHF President, Agnes Leonard said: “We had an astounding response to our Business Awards! The calibre of the entries we received from businesses across the UK was extremely high so our expert panel of judges had a tough job making their selections.

“We can’t wait to celebrate the success of all of our finalists and to announce the winners of each category of our awards’ evening – it’s going to be a phenomenal event!”

 

 

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ID ARTIST

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ID ARTIST

Earlier this summer Lorna, senior stylist at the Old Hall, successfully auditioned to become a L’Oreal ID Artist. Led by some of the hairdressing industry’s biggest names, ID ARTISTS are coached in the latest catwalk looks, cut and styling techniques, session hairdressing, product innovation and the latest L’Oréal Professionnel seasonal trends. The two-year mentoring programme covers both colour and cutting and styling and has become one of the most sought-after educational opportunities for young hairdressers, inspiring those with an eye for fashion and unique creative expression

LORNA’S DIARY

As I attended the introduction to ID Artist in Leeds I was feeling super excited about the two year journey that I am about to start with L’Oréal. The first day’s session involved learning the importance of social media in the hair styling industry, getting colour trend savvy for AW/17 and a preview of L’Oréal’s new metallic colour range. In addition to this I got to see a demo of two different hair cuts from Saks art team members.
The session ended with Andrew Barton giving us all an insight into the world of being a celebrity hairdresser. Listening to Andrew’s career was very inspiring and left me feeling more motivated than ever to improve and develop my skills as a hair stylist. At the end of the day all of the member’s of the ID artist team’s were invited to a night of bowling, food and drinks. This was a really nice opportunity to meet more of the great people who I will be working and training alongside in the coming years.
During the second day at ID Artist I learned the importance of presenting yourself properly on stage and how to engage with an audience and keep them interested. There was a hands-on styling session with Luke Pluckrose (a session stylist with Saks) and a cutting session with Sarah Clarke-Lees (a member of the Saks art team). These sessions were great as I learned new sectioning techniques and how to use them to create a choppy, layered haircut. We then finished the day with a team building exercise which involved all of the groups acting out a Disney film of their choice.
My first two day’s at ID Artist were amazing and I cannot wait for the next event!

To book an appointment with Lorna please call 01332 331133 or book online.