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MOST WANTED

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FLYING INTO THE FINALS!

It’s a buoyant, entrepreneurial £6.9 billion-a-year industry that provides the heartbeat of UK high streets, and now Sally Montague Hair Group, Ashbourne, is poised to make history in the world of professional hairdressing after beating off nationwide competition to reach the finals of the prestigious Most Wanted awards, presented by leading industry magazine, Creative HEAD.

Established in 2001, Most Wanted celebrates the most accomplished individuals, teams and businesses in British and Irish hairdressing – the talents that lead the industry from the front, whether impressing with their creative skills, building business through teamwork or keeping communities alive and boosting local economies.

Sally Montague Hair Group, Ashbourne is one of five finalists in the Best Salon Experience category, earning a place at the Most Wanted Grand Final on Monday 2 September at Printworks – the atmospheric space that once delivered the Metro and Evening Standard newspapers to London. Here, with actor and comedian Aisling Bea at the helm, the hairdressing stars of 2019 will be unveiled.

Sally Montague Hair Group have seven salons across Derbyshire and the purpose-built Ashbourne site is the largest in the group. The site opened last June after eight years of design and construction and features a large salon, five treatment rooms, relaxation area and a studio for fitness classes. 

“We are over the moon to be finalists, the Ashbourne salon continues to be a great success and now the focus is on building our team. There is really tough competition in both categories and we are delighted to be the only salon outside of London shortlisted in the ‘Best Salon Experience’ category – we built the salon around the needs of our clients and it’s great to be recognised in such a prestigious award.’

The Most Wanted awards comprise 14 categories recognising creativity and success across a multitude of disciplines, from customer service to business innovation. This year’s entries were judged by panels of experts including Gemma Bellman, director of Europe for Glossier; Navaz Batliwalla of Disney Roller Girl fame; Sonia Haria beauty director of the  Telegraph Group; Floral Street founder, Michelle Feeney; session stylists Ken O’Rourke, Tracie Cant, Johnnie Sapong and Syd Hayes; and industry influencers like Johanna Cree Brown, Jayson Gray and John Vial.

Alongside a coveted Most Wanted Trophy, this year’s champions will look forward to a year’s worth of profile-boosting editorial coverage in Creative HEAD and its associated titles, websites and events, resulting in worldwide recognition. 

And success can be far-reaching – past champions have gone on to represent global brands, work alongside prestigious retailers, lead Fashion Week teams in London, New York, Paris and Milan and collaborate with the world’s most coveted designers. To become a Most Wanted winner really is career-changing.

“Most Wanted is the highlight of our year – an opportunity to lift the lid on the exceptional creatives and business thinkers who drive hairdressing to new heights. It’s where new talents are discovered and legends celebrated”Catherine Handcock, Publisher, Creative HEAD 

 

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SALON BUSINESS

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SALON BUSINESS AWARDS FINALISTS

The Derbyshire-based award-winning Sally Montague Hair Group, is celebrating after finalising in two Salon Business Awards categories. 

The highly acclaimed Salon Business awards are considered to be one of the most prestigious accolades in the hairdressing industry. Celebrating the very best of hairdressing, the awards, sponsored by ten leading hair and beauty brands, shine a spotlight on the brightest business minds, entrepreneurs, creatives and ground-breaking innovators within the industry. 

After extensive review, two Sally Montague Hair Group salons have been nominated for two awards. The whole business has been shortlisted for Best Salon Group, while its Ashbourne salon has made it into the final five in the Design Salon category which aims to highlight the salon that excels in all aspects of interior design. 

Ashbourne salon entrance

Judged in two stages by a prestigious panel of business experts, winners will be announced in late June at a ceremony at the Sea Containers Hotel in London.

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Reflexology

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We are now holding Reflexology clinics at both our Ashbourne and Belper salons.

Reflexology has been around for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese used it to maintain good health and prevent disease, and is incorporated in traditional Chinese medicine still.  Eunice Ingham, who is considered the mother of modern reflexology, with the help of Doreen Bailey introduced it to the UK in the 1970’s in the form of modern reflexology that we know and love today.

What is reflexology?

Reflexology is a gentle complimentary therapy where the body and organs are mirrored on the feet and hands in what we call reflexes.  We apply specific direct gentle pressure to these reflexes to aid the body in its natural healing ability, to help bring about balance, release toxins and remove any imbalances in the body.  There are many theories to how reflexology works, most people find it beneficial to their general well-being, for relieving stress/tension and aiding relaxation.

A consultation is an important part of reflexology.  It enables the therapist to tailor the treatment to your individual needs, to make sure there is no reason why reflexology cannot be undertaken and to assess what you need, expect or want from the treatment. There can be some side effects to reflexology as your body is releasing the toxins and bringing about balance, you may experience headaches, you may want the toilet more, you may get worse before you get better and you may have problems sleeping.  These can be quite normal and should pass quite quickly.

Please phone 01332 974959 to book an appointment for either Ashbourne or Belper salon

we are holding a clinic at our Ashbourne Salon on the last Tuesday of every month

Treatment time is 1 hour and is priced at £45

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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

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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.