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SALLY MONTAGUE HAIR GROUP REACHES FINALS OF PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARDS

We’ve been celebrating after being named one of just five finalists in the Best Local Salon category of national hairdressing competition – the Most Wanted Awards.

Thanks to an impressive display of skill, dedication and talent, Sally Montague Hair Group beat off stiff nationwide competition to secure a place at the Most Wanted Grand Final on Monday 4th September 2017, taking place at the historic London Guildhall and hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan.

The salon submitted an entry based on their commitment to their clients and the community, showcasing collaboration with other businesses and the continual training and progression of their team. Judged by influential names in hair, fashion, business and the media – including Vogue beauty editor Lauren Murdoch-Smith, and the founders of BeautyMART, Millie Kendall MBE and Anna-Marie Solowij – the Most Wanted Awards celebrate the outstanding individuals, teams and salons that make British hairdressing the best in the world.

Presented by leading industry magazine Creative HEAD, the Most Wanted Awards comprise 14 categories, each recognising excellence across a multitude of disciplines, from business acumen and customer service to creative skill and technical ability.

“I’ve been so impressed with this year’s entries,” commented Catherine Handcock, Publisher of Creative HEAD.  “We have an exceptionally strong line-up of finalists who, together, demonstrate a wealth of skills, innovation and forward-thinking that is very exciting to see. All our finalists are brilliant at what they do – now let’s look forward to the Grand Final to discover the overall winners.”

 

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CELEBRATING 2016

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CELEBRATING 2016

On Tuesday 7th March 2017 we held an afternoon of celebration as our six salon teams gathered at The Cosy Club in Derby for the annual awards ceremony and group meeting.

The much anticipated awards aim to identify the salon stars that have excelled in their roles over the last 12 months. The afternoon began with a presentation outlining the group’s achievements throughout 2016 and this year’s plans for the business including the new salon and spa being built in Ashbourne. Next Nichola Scott-Challinor, Area Manager for L’Oreal Professionnel, gave a presentation on the new standards and expectations of 5 star salon service.

Sally Montague presented the trophies and prizes, which ranged from vouchers and team outings to luxury hair and skin care. The night culminated with a celebratory dinner at The Cosy Club, where the team toasted their collective successes and awards.

THE WINNERS

The Potential Award: Charlotte Hancock, Apprentice

The One to Watch: Lorna Magilton, Senior Stylist, The Old Hall

The Stylist Award for Professional Growth: Katia Mitenin, Master Stylist, Sadler Gate

The Therapist Award for Professional Growth: Chloe Buxton, Spa Therapist, Ashbourne

Best Colour Salon: Sadler Gate

The Excellence Award: Alice Cronin, Colour Specialist, Ashbourne

Best Performed Team Member: Lizzie Fox, Colour Specialist & Salon Manager, Sadler Gate

Best Salon 2016: Duffield

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GREAT LENGTHS

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YVETTE CLARKE SCOOPS THE BRIDAL CREATION AWARD

Great Lengths, the leader in human hair extensions, held its black-tie awards ceremony in at the Royal Armouries, New Dock Hall, in Leeds.

After narrowing hundreds of stylists down to the shortlist of nominees, there could only be 10 winners.

It was a special night for Yvette Clarke of Sally Montague Hair Group, Derbyshire who was recognized for her outstanding work and contribution as a Great Lengths stylist.

Yvette was thrilled to be awarded the Bridal Creation trophy, a competitive category where salons are rewarded for outstanding excellence, in demonstrating exceptional creativity with their Bridal creation entries.

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‘With my final image I wanted to create a classic and timeless bridal style using fresh flowers to
accessorise. Previously I had been a finalist in the top five of the Great Lengths Awards to to win the UK title just feels amazing.’  Yvette Clarke, Great Lengths Extensionist and Master Stylist at the Belper and Duffield salons.

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BBC Radio Leeds presenter, Larry Budd hosted the event, which featured VIP guests of the night: Monica Glass of the Little Princess Trust and Great Lengths Managing Director, Carol Leo.

The night, which consisted of champagne, and dancing, also raised £1,000 for Great Lengths’ designated charity, The Little Princess Trust, which will go towards making human hair wigs for children suffering from hair loss.

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Winners were carefully selected prior to the event, by a handpicked panel of expert judges including: Matthew Curtis, Lead Stylist for Britain’s Next Top Model and Great Lengths Extensionist; Gabriella Pisani, Founder of the Pretty Ugly Blog and former Beauty Writer for Hello Magazine, alongside Gemma Ward, Editor of The Salon Magazine.

Carol Leo, Managing Director of Great Lengths, said: “I am absolutely thrilled with how the evening went, the night was filled with some extremely proud faces and as a team we couldn’t be happier for our winners and finalists. At Great Lengths we pride ourselves on our bespoke service and the quality of our hair and products, so this was a special night for us all to celebrate the hard work of our salons and stylists. We are already looking forward to our 2017 awards, which will take place in Ireland.”

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THE COLOUR TROPHY

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THE L’OREAL COLOUR TROPHY 2016

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Serafina from the Ashbourne salon is the 2016 North West regional winner of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy STAR award. Serafina fought off strong competition and wowed a panel of high-profile judges with her stunning model and will now join the L’Oréal Professionel Colour Academy 2016 for a year of training with L’Oréal Professionnel and some of the UK’s top hair colourists.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CATWALK VIDEO

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Serafina’s mood board which she presented during an interview with the judges.

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Serafina competed at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final on Monday 13th June at the O2 Intercontinental Hotel in London. Hosted by Nick Grimshaw, the Grand Final show was a thrilling and inspirational black-tie event featuring spectacular hair shows by some of the industry’s most illustrious names in hairdressing followed by a 5 course dinner and the much celebrated awards presentation ceremony.

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Over 3 weeks in April the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Backstage tour has visited nine cities and identified nine exceptional young hairdressers as STAR award winners from across the country who will now form the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Academy 2016.  They will work together on projects throughout the year to develop their colour knowledge, confidence and help to boost their careers in hair colouring.

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Serafina is a Stylist at our Ashbourne salon, to make an appointment please call 01335 343 893

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ANNUAL AWARDS

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THE ANNUAL MEETING AND AWARDS

On Tuesday 17th May 2016 an afternoon and evening of celebration ensued as staff from the Sally Montague Hair Group’s six salons in Derbyshire gathered at the historic Cathedral Quarter Hotel in Derby for its annual awards ceremony.

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Held to coincide with the 33rd anniversary of Sally Montague Hair Group, the highly anticipated awards aims to identify the salon stars that have excelled in their roles over the last 12 months. The 13 categories including The L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Genius and Best Salon Team, ensured members of staff were recognised and rewarded on the night.

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Director Sally Montague presented the trophies and prizes, which ranged from an vouchers to luxury hair and skin care. The afternoon began with a presentation outlining the group’s achievements throughout 2015 and this year’s plans for the business including the new salon and spa being built in Ashbourne. Sally then presented the prizes in the awards ceremony to the evening’s winners and the night culminated with a celebratory dinner, where staff toasted their collective successes and awards.

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Says director Sally Montague: “Our in-salon awards allows us to praise and commend each member of the team for their dedication and loyalty to the Sally Montague Hair Group. It’s one of the few times in the year where all our six salon teams are together – we’re already looking forward to next year!”

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All salon teams clubbed together to present Sally Montague with flowers and a present to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the business.

THE AWARDS

The Apprentice Potential Award 2016: Danielle Shelley

The Style Award: Lou Lomax, The Old Hall

Art Team presentation and prizes: Lizzie, Deesh, Laura, Alice, Imogen, Ferne, Emmanuelle

Customer Excellence Award: Jo Allen

The Rising Star Award: Imogen Godwin, Ashbourne

Most Inspirational Team Member as voted for by the team: Deesh Dhindsa, Duffield

The L’Oreal Professionnel Colour Genius Award: Laura Robertson, Colour Specialist, Belper

Best Salon Team: Ashbourne

Manager of the Year Award for Outstanding Leadership: Charmian Ransby, Ashbourne

The Stylist Award for Professional Growth: Katherine Vanderplank, The Old Hall

The Spa Award for Professional Growth: Holly Leeming, Ashbourne

The Hall Of Fame Award, Best Stylist: Lizzie Fox, Sadler Gate

Salon of the Year: Belper

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IMOGEN WINS THE STAR AWARD

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We were delighted to have a record breaking five teams in the regional heat of this years L’Oreal Colour Trophy. Stylists from our Ashbourne, Duffield, Sadler Gate and Belper salons all competed at the event in Manchester to win a place in the Grand Final against other salons from across the region. Our teams from across the group went to watch and be a part of the event and were delighted when Imogen Coates from the Duffield salon won her category in the Rising Star Award.

Imogen fought off strong competition and wowed a panel of high-profile judges with her hair colouring talent, she will now join the L’Oréal Professionel Colour Academy 2016 for a year of ‘money can’t buy’ education and training with L’Oréal Professionnel and some of the UK’s top hair colourists

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With her place in the team firmly secured, Imogen will now compete at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final which takes place on Monday 13th June, 2016 against the other ‘STAR’ award winners to win ‘judges favourite’ and the amazing prize of an exclusive European photo-shoot. The Grand Final show promises a thrilling and inspirational black-tie event featuring spectacular hair shows by some of the industry’s most illustrious names in hairdressing followed by a 5 course dinner and the much celebrated awards presentation ceremony.

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Over 3 weeks in April the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Backstage tour has visited nine cities and identified nine exceptional young hairdressers as STAR award winners from across the country who will now form the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Academy 2016. To make an appointment with Imogen please call 01332 843 000.

 

 

 

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IMOGEN GAINS A PLACE ON THE ID ARTIST TEAM

Imogen Godwin, Master Stylist at Ashbourne, has been celebrating after winning a sought after place on the prestigious L’Oreal Professionnel ID Artist team.

The team is a highly sought-after educational opportunity for talented, inspired hairdressers with an eye for fashion and unique creative expression. Lizzie Fox, Deesh Dhindsa, Alice Cronin and Laura Robertson have been or are currently part of the ID Artist programme.

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Led by some of the hairdressing industry’s biggest names, students are coached in the latest catwalk looks, cut and colour techniques alongside L’Oreal Professionnel’s seasonal trends over the course of the two year initiative – equipping them with the perfect tools to take back to the salon and clients.

National auditions were held in the UK and Ireland last week where Imogen had to present a mood board of inspirational catwalk looks and trends, before presenting her stunning model and talking through her inspirations with the esteemed judging panel. From hundreds of entrants only a maximum of three stylists from each region go through to become members of the team, and Imogen is now preparing for some exciting creative opportunities ahead.

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THE HAIR AWARDS

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ANGEL IS NAMED ‘BEST BACKSTAGE STYLIST’

Angel Montague-Sayers, Sally Montague Hair Group Art Team Director, UK Creative Ambassador for styling brand Cloud Nine and Educator for L’Oreal Professionnel, is celebrating after being named ‘Best Backstage Stylist’ in the at the 2015 The Cut awards by HAIR Magazine.

Angel has been shortlisted for the award for the past two years and is absolutely delighted to have won. Working between London and Derby (Angel works at Duffield salon each Friday and The Old Hall every Saturday) , Angel has proved her styling credentials with a string of award wins and has just finalised in the L’Oreal Colour Trophy and Shu Uemura Muse Awards.

The winners were announced in the June issue of HAIR magazine, pictured below.

 

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THE 2015 REGIONAL FINAL

We’ve been celebrating after winning one of only 4 coveted places in the North Western Heat of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award 2015. The team, lead by Angel Montague-Sayers fought off strong competition and wowed a panel of high-profile award winning judges with their Autumn/Winter 2015/16 fashion inspired look.   The team will now compete at the Grand Final event which could see them winning one of the coveted L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards.

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THE TEAM:

ANGEL MONTAGUE-SAYERS (THE OLD HALL & DUFFIELD)

COLOUR: ALICE CRONIN (ASHBOURNE)

MAKE UP: KATIE HUMPHRIES USING MAKE UP BY HD BROWS (BELPER)

MODEL: GEORGI GROGAN

Celebrity presenter, the gorgeous Lilah Parsons hosted the event leading competitors through the competition and introducing an inspiring hair show, by Sally & Jamie Brooks of Brooks+Brooks, London and culminating with the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Regional awards ceremony to name the salons progressing to the Grand Final.

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Across 2 weeks in April, the L’Oréal Colour Trophy tour hit 7 UK cities rubbing shoulders with some of the industry’s talented salons. The competitors continue to help to make the L’Oréal Colour Trophy the longest running live hairdressing competition in the world. Now, over 900 entries and 500 regional finalists later, Sally Montague Hair Group have won a place alongside just 47 nationwide salons in the Grand Final.

grand-finalist-colour-trophyDeesh also competed in the Mens Image Award at the Regional Final, coming 3rd and therefore just missing out on a ticket to the Grand Final. Deesh, Laura and Alice also went on the Colour Trohpy tour, styling backstage and presenting at venues across the country as part of the L’Oreal ID Artist programme.

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On Monday 1st June at the stunning London venue Battersea Evolution, Angel and the team will have the chance at winning the famed 60th L’Oréal Colour Trophy. The Grand Final show promises a thrilling and inspirational evening featuring spectacular hair shows by some of the industry’s most illustrious names in hairdressing and an amazing celebration of the last 60 years.

 

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ON 24th FEBRUARY AN EVENING OF CELEBRATION ENSUED AS ALL SIX SALON TEAMS GATHERED FOR OUR ANNUAL PRESENTATION AND AWARDS CEREMONY.

The highly anticipated awards aims to identify the salon stars that have excelled in their roles over the last 12 months. The 23 categories including The L’Oréal Professionnel Best Performed Stylist and Best Salon Team, ensured all 58 members of staff were recognised and rewarded on the night.

Director Sally Montague presented the prizes, which ranged from an iPad mini and L’Oréal Professionnel education vouchers to a Make up By HD Brows Gift Box and luxury hair care hampers.

The afternoon began with a presentation from Paul Fishwick, Commercial Development Manager, L’Oréal Professionnel, followed by Director, Sally Montague, outlining the group’s achievements throughout 2014 and this year’s plans for the business. Sally then presented the prizes in the awards ceremony to the evening’s winners.

The night culminated with a celebratory dinner at the chic new The Distillery eatery, where staff toasted their collective successes and awards. All 58 team members took home a luxury hairdressing party bag, containing a ghd Tool Case, L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni Art styling products and Cloud Nine Magical Quick Dry Potion.

Says director Sally Montague: “Our in-salon awards allows us to praise and commend each member of the team for their dedication and loyalty to the Sally Montague Hair Group during the past twelve months. This year, we were extremely privileged to hear from Paul Fishwick, L’Oréal Professionnel Commercial Development Manager on the brand’s plans for the future and how we can be a part of it. We’re already looking forward to next year!”

THE WINNERS

O.P.I Best Newcomer Award – Katie, Belper

Kerastase Client Communication Award – Elaine Hood, Carol Wood, Jane Montague, Louise Glover & Lynda Sayers

Best Team Driver – Charmian, Ashbourne

Kerastase ‘Above & Beyond’ award – Imogen, Ashbourne

O.P.I Most Polished award – Lou (The Old Hall) and Lilly (Duffield)

ESPA Keep calm and carry on award – Alice, Ashbourne

GHD Home Care Advisor of the year – Lizzie, Sadler Gate

Most Improved Stylist – Emily, University & Belper

Kerastase award for Customer Excellence – Yvette (Belper) & Katia (Sadler Gate)

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Apprentice of the year award – Serafina, Ashbourne

Great Lengths Best Extensionist Award – Lou & Ferne, The Old Hall

Shu Uemura Most Improved Art Team Member – Alice, Ashbourne

Shu Uemura Best Art Team Member – Deesh, Duffield

HD Brows therapist achiever of the year – Holly, Ashbourne

Retail salon of the year – Ashbourne

Cloud Nine outstanding Achievement award – Laura, Belper

Manager of the Year Award, Emmanuelle

Best part-time stylist – Sarah, The Old Hall & Ashbourne

L’Oreal Professionnel Best Performed Stylist – Lizzie, Sadler Gate

Peoples Choice Award – Jo Allen, General Manager

Best Salon Team – Duffield

Best Performed Salon 2014 – Duffield