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YEAR 2022

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L’OREAL PROFESSIONNEL TRENDS

Inspired by the runway, below are the two emerging trends for Spring/Summer 2017. Emmy Rappe (left) wears the first new service, Foilyage, although this technique is showcased on copper it is great for blondes and brunettes too.

The second trend, modelled by the stunning L’Oreal Professionnel ambassaor, Hailey Baldwin (right), is Nude Beige, inspired by the ‘barely-there’ nude make-up trend.

These looks are perfect for spring and so easy to wear.

 

COPPER FOILYAGE 

Copper is the colour of the season spotted on the latest runways of the likes of Alexander Wang. We are embracing this colour and paring it with a trending technique, Foilyage. Like balayage, which you might be familiar with, this is a technique where the hair colour technician would freehand paint lighter pieces into the hair. However, selected pieces are then wrapped in foils, creating defined lightness to blend seamlessly with the softer tones.

Although modelled on copper, this technique is perfect for blondes and brunettes alike.

DISCOVER FOILYAGE

The new adaptation of the Balayage technique, Foilyage, this technique gives the so desired ultimate natural-looking sun-kissed glow perfect for introducing that spring/summer vibe. The subtlety of this look brings beauty creating definition and dimensions in the hair throughout the front section, in particular the lengths and ends. The glossy perfection that comes with this technique avoids the need for a radical transformation involving heavy commitment. A palette of copper and golden shades are perfect for this technique to brighten up and warm any hair colour.

The increased popularity of the Foilyage trend across the runways, celebrity looks and the high street is contributed to by its low maintenance nature, like Balyage, this professional salon-only technique gives the chic look and feel good factor reducing the need to go to the salon every few weeks. What more could you want?

NUDE BEIGE

Inspired by the ‘barely there’ nude make-up look, this trend uses the beige hair colour palette playing with a blend of cool and warm tones making this look perfect for spring and easy to wear.

Your colourist will work with your face shape to really emphasise your natural features & highlight the face contour with the colour placement adding an effortless glow for a chic and natural-looking result.

Our team all took part in an education session on the new techniques with L’Oreal Professionnel, ask them about nude blonde and foliage on your next visit.

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Introducing PHD

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INTRODUCING PHD WAXING

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We’re delighted to have introduced PHD Safewax to the Belper salon. The unique PHD Waxing System offers a treatment totally free of cross contamination. This is achieved through using the individually packaged applicator heads which are thrown away after your treatment, preventing cross contamination from one client to another. Its applicator head has a built in safety device to prevent the backflow of wax into the tube eliminating the risk of cross contamination.

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For the best result…

There are lots of things to take into consideration to get the best results from your waxing.

1. The hair should not be touched for at least 4-6 weeks. This is because your hair is on a cycle, you may feel after a couple of weeks of not shaving your hairs are all their and are long enough, this is simply not the case. If we were to wax, yes we would remove the visible hairs, but the hairs that are not visible will then start to appear after a couple of days, making you feel the waxing hasn’t worked, not true, it’s just that those hairs are on a different cycle. Allowing 4-6 weeks will give the hairs the best chance to all come through.

2. Dry skin is another thing that will prevent you from getting the best result from your waxing. This is due to the fact that if you have lots of dry flaky skin, when we apply the wax, we are unable to get to the route of the hair, causing the hair to break off. Also, your skin will be covered in lots of tiny red spots, giving the appearance of a plucked chicken, which would not happen if your skin is prepared correctly. Prevention, by exfoliating your skin with a scrub and using a good moisturiser, will ensure your legs are in the best possible condition to give a smoother wax.

3. Do not have a hot bath just before being waxed. A lot of people feel they are doing the right thing, hoping to open their pores so that the hairs come out easier. Not true, this can actually cause your skin to be damaged during waxing, the reason is, when you soak in a hot bath, you are softening the top layers of skin, you go to have your waxing and warm wax is applied to the area, when the wax is removed, it will remove more skin than we would like, giving the skin the appearance of it peeling, that may slightly scab over. It will heal and shouldn’t cause any long term problems, but its best to have a quick warm shower to prevent any damage to the skin.

For more information or to book an appointment, please call Belper (01773822520) or Ashbourne (01335 343 895).

 

 

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VOGUE SALON SEASON

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WELCOME TO THE VOGUE SALON SEASON…

We are incredibly excited to be the only salon in Derbyshire taking part in Vogue’s Salon Season, a month-long celebration of modern, professional hair treatments and styling in association with Kérastase.

Here’s how it works:

  • Vogue’s beauty director, Nicola Moulton, has presented an edit of four modern hair looks that can be tailor-made to suit the condition of your hair.
  • Simply book a Vogue blow-dry at any of our salons from now until the end of October and you will receive a complimentary Fusio Dose reconditioning ritual, usually priced £15.
  • Appointments are with selected stylists across the salon group and are available Monday to Saturday, subject to availability.
  • If you are booking online, please select ‘extension blow-dry’. If you are booking by phone just book a Vogue blow dry and your stylist will help choose the right ritual and style for you.
  • More details can be found in the October edition of Vogue.

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LOOK #1 SHOW OF STRENGTH

A sleek, glossy blow-dry with dazzling, mirror-like shine, the secret to this look is that the healthier your hair is, the more light it can reflect. The gently curled-under ends keep things modern and not too poker-straight.

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LOOK #2 LIGHT FANTASTIC

Gentle, luxe-looking waves combined with glossy, freshly rejuvenated colour are the key to ensuring natural movement stays sophisticated. Note the gleam in every undulating wave.

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LOOK #3 SHINE-A-PORTER

Your stylist will personalise a modern updo especially for you. Choose a sleek, structural chignon, plait or a ponytail. The radiant elixir shine will make this style stand out.

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LOOK #4 SALON SECRET

The “no blow-dry” blow-dry: so subtle and understated, it just looks like you’ve woken up like that. Minimal root lift, sleek through the middle with naturally tumbling ends.

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When you book a Vogue blow dry you will receive a bespoke Fusio Dose ritual, usually priced £15.

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SMARTBOND

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INTRODUCING SMARTBOND

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WHAT IS SMARTBOND?

SMARTBOND is L’Oréal Professionnel’s new smart ingredient added to your colour to minimise any potential damage & protect your hair. SMARTBOND is designed to protect the bonds deep within the hair & strengthen them during colouring & lightening processes, resulting in hair that is stronger, softer, and shinier.

BEFORE IMAGE

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

SMARTBOND is a two-step process which allows the colourist to protect the hair & prevent damage during a technical service.

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  • SMARTBOND Step 1 contains maleic acid which works smartly during the chemical process, it limits the oxidative stress and preserves the strong bonds & captures the ions and allows the reconstruction of the weak bonds.
  • SMARTBOND Step 2 is applied to the hair once the colour or pre-lightener is removed as a pre-shampoo. It also contains maleic acid which continues to capture the ions to allow the weaker bonds to reform. It contains a blend of ceramides & polymers to provide condition & shine to the hair.
  • SMARTBOND customers can re-inforce the in salon service with Step 3, an at home conditioner (RRP £16.49) that continuously strengthens the fibre week after week, allowing you to keep the outstanding salon result simply at home by using once a week for 1-3 minutes.

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WHY USE SMARTBOND?

  1. Rediscover the shine, evenness & softness of natural hair
  2. Hair fibre will have more bonds resulting in healthy and strong hair
  3. The smart formula leaves hair with a smooth luxurious ceramic feel with a texture that is less swollen & coarse

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WHO CAN USE SMARTBOND?

SMARTBOND is ideal for anyone undergoing a colour or pre-lightening service; from extreme colour transformations, subtle colour changes and first time colourers who are worried about damage.

Afraid to colour your hair? Get rid of your hair anxieties with SMARTBOND, coupled with L’Oréal Professionnel’s luxurious colour & pre-lightening products, your hairdresser can now guarantee that your hair will feel & look stronger after your usual colour service. So you can sit back and enjoy the salon experience!

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INTRODUCTORY PROMOTION

SMARTBOND is now available at all Sally Montague Hair Group salons, the service is priced £30 and as an introductory promotion this price includes the take home conditioner, usual price £16.49.

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EVENTS

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SEPTEMBER

We hold several client evenings throughout the year and are currently planning our October to December sessions – if there is something that you would particularly like to see then please let us know!

Spaces are limited to 10 tickets for each event which are priced £10 each, the ticket price is redeemable against any hair care purchased at the event.

Please call the Duffield salon on 01332 843 000 or email [email protected] for more information or to reserve your place.

SCALP CLINIC

DATE : 8th September

VENUE: Duffield

TIME: Spaces are available 12 – 7.30pm

We have decided to hold the next scalp clinic between 12 and 8pm, simply book a time slot during this time and our specialists will be on hand to diagnose and help treat any scalp conditions or discomfort.

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STYLING MASTERCLASS

DATE : 15th September

VENUE: Duffield

TIME: 6-8pm

We are holding a Styling Masterclass to show you how to keep and hold a hair style without it falling flat. Please feel free to bring your own tools and products to this session which will take place from 6-8pm.

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CURL CLASS

DATE : 29th September

VENUE: Duffield

TIME: 6-8pm

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CURL CLASS

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CURL CLASS

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We had a fantastic evening at our Curl Class last night. Our guests enjoyed advice and demonstrations before trying out the new Kerastase Curl Ideal collection. Kerastase have also released an incredible ‘Book of Curls’ which is full of inspirational styling techniques and tips on caring for curly hair which can be downloaded using the link below.

CLICK HERE: Kerastase Book of Curls

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HAIR FASHION NIGHT

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We had a busy time at the L’Oreal Professionnel HAIR FASHION NIGHT earlier this month. Our stylists were on hand at Duffield to help guests choose from six looks to try at the event which took place at selected salons all over the world. We had visits from beauty bloggers who tried several different looks including the ‘Flave’ and ‘French Hair’ with the emphasis on learning tips and tricks on how to style hair differently at home.

 

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YEAR 2022

HOLLYWOOD WAVES

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RESCUE LACK LUSTRE CURLS…

This season it’s all about iconic waves, standout shine and superstar softness. L’Oreal Professionnel has designed an all-new range of styling products to help showcase waves and curls effortlessly. Simply choose the most suitable product below or ask any of our Stylists for advice.

HAIR WOE NO.1: MEDIUM TO THICK, FRIZZY HAIR

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Use Waves Fatales if you have medium to thick hair, it has a 24 hour hold and will keep your curls looking smooth.

Apply onto freshly washed hair and twist in sections, the easiest way to do this is to divide your hair into 8 vertical segments and apply a pea sized amount to each before twisting. Leave to dry naturally or carefully dry with a diffuser, shake you hair to to reveal bold waves and curls.

HAIR WOE NO.2:  MORE DEFINITION NEEDED

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Often there is very little time to style your hair but whether you are naturally blessed with gentle waves or thick bouncy curls, Siren Waves can help to enhance your hair with in just a few minutes.  A simple twist application of this elastin-cream to washed, towel dried hair means you can now walk out the house without any more styling required!

What’s more, your hair will still retain shiny, elastic waves and curls. Simply twist vertical sections of your hair with a pea sized amount of Siren Waves, use again when dry to add more shine and definition if necessary.

HAIR WOE NO.3: LACK LUSTRE CURLS

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If you prefer a mousse texture and your curls need a little more bounce then choose Sprial Queen nourishing mouse.

Apply the mousse to freshly washed, towel-dried hair by flipping your hair upside down and scrunching the product in. Then gently diffuse dry hair, keeping the hairdryer still to reveal bouncy looking curls with minimal effort.

LIMITED EDITION: Siren Waves is available in a really handy handbag size for just £5.99, this is ideal for those who want to try a curling styling product to see the results before buying the full size version.

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THE HAIR GUIDE

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THE HAIR GUIDE

We are really excited about the launch of ‘The Hair Guide’, aiming to be much more than a price list the guide showcases all the services we offer whilst inspiring you with fresh hair ideas.

VIEW THE HAIR GUIDE HERE

We value your custom and appreciate your loyalty – especially through tough economic climates. To prove our continued loyalty to you we made the decision to put any price increases on hold over the last four years, however with continued increases from our chosen suppliers and product manufacturers we will be introducing a new pricing structure rather than an increase across all prices.

The main change will be offering short, medium and long hair pricing options – something which has been in place at our Ashbourne salon for a number of years. We really wanted our new menu to be easy to understand with transparent pricing information and so we have introduced a new colour menu with fewer pricing options.

We’ll also be launching one-on-one styling tutorials and ‘TLC Tuesday’, a new initaive where you can nominate a friend who is going through a hard time to receive complimentary hair or beauty treatments.

As of February 1st, we will have The Hair Guide in each of our six salons so you can see how this will affect the services you currently enjoy. We will continue to offer premium service as well as added value across the board on a range of product offers, gifts with purchase and our popular loyalty scheme.

Although a price increase is never timely – whatever the economic climate – we wanted to communicate our reasons for doing so, rather than implementing it out of the blue. Our promise to you is that you will continue to receive value for money, value in the services we provide and value in our dedication to client care and of course your hair.

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OLAPLEX

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A REVOLUTIONARY NEW SERVICE

When a new ‘hair miracle’ appears we tend to be critical and wait to see results before introducing a new service. After hearing about the much hyped OLAPLEX earlier this year we tested the service on our stylists and have been exceedingly impressed with the results.

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Read ‘Olaplex: The Vogue Road Test’ here

THE SCIENCE

OLAPLEX is a ‘bond perfecting solution’ which basically acts as scaffolding for your hair. The solution contains one active ingredient designed to reconnect the disulphide sulphur bonds which tend to be broken down by hair colouring and thermal styling. OLAPLEX is free from silicones, parabens, oils and aldehydes.

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WHAT’S USED

For hair that has been compromised chemically or thermally, the OLAPLEX BOND MULTIPLIER is the first step used by your Stylist. The Bond Multiplying System rebuilds the strength, structure and integrity to the point where a colour or chemical service would be feasible once again. This may be done before and/or after a chemical service and is compatible with all hair types from virgin to extremely compromised chemically treated hair.

The next step used by your Stylist is OLAPLEX BOND PERFECTOR, this is used to link the remaining disulfide bonds before and after service restoring the strength, structure and integrity of the hair.

The OLAPLEX service will add approximately 15-30 minutes to your appointment time.

THE SALON SERVICE

OLAPLEX SINGLE WITH COLOUR £30

OLAPLEX DUO £50 (when Olaplex is used in more than once in an appointment, effectively a ‘double’ shot of Olaplex)

OLAPLEX can be used in conjunction with pretty much every salon service from highlights to Keratin Smoothing and hair extensions.

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