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THE L’OREAL COLOUR TROPHY

We had a great time at the regional finals of the L’Oreal Colour Trophy and had three teams competing who all did exceptionally well. Drew and Millie were judged as ‘Best in Region’ in the mens category and will go on to compete at the Grand Final in June at Battersea Evolution.

Here’s a snapshot of the regional final…

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London Fashion Week

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BACKSTAGE AT LONDON FASHION WEEK WITH LORNA

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On Friday at the Central Saint Martins show the aim was to create two specific looks. On short haired models a scrunched natural textured blow-dry and on long haired models a Moroccan inspired messy, matt wave. When I arrived backstage the lead stylist Adam Reed demonstrated how to achieve the long haired look by winding a models hair around a medium barrel tong and moving the hair back and forth to create the textured wave. There were 75 models at the show, both male and female, so it wasn’t long before the room was full and everyone on the styling team was busy working.


At the start of the evening I worked with another stylist on two long haired models. We used L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Beach Waves Styling Spray, Depolish Styling Paste and Scruff Me Styling Gel to create the Moroccan inspired messy, matt wave look. As the run through approached we began working individually. I worked on another three models, each time showing the lead stylist who approved every model and also complimented my work. The styling team were given the opportunity to watch the run through which was a particular highlight for me. I loved seeing the room set up for the catwalk as it made it all feel real.


After the run through, final adjustments were made to the models hair and then they got dressed in their outfits. I assisted anyone I could to help with the tight time schedule. Seeing the models dressed with their hair finished and ready in the line up was great as I could see the final look all come together.

SHOW 2: JW ANDERSON


On Saturday at the JW Anderson show there was only one look. A sleek, low side pony with an exposed ear that was demonstrated by Anthony Turner, the lead stylist. I overheard Anthony further explaining to a reporter that the look was of a poor little rich girl who was trying to fit in with the cool girls and that the exposed ear was a representation of the immaturity she still had.


The backstage at this show was a lot bigger but access was very limited so I didn’t get to see as much as I did at the Friday show. There was also a calmer atmosphere at this show as there were fewer models. Whilst working with another stylist I used L’Oréal Professionnel PLI Styling Spray at the roots of the models hair and Full Volume Extra Mousse through the ends as we blow-dried the hair into the desired shape. We had to glue in extensions (something I’ve never done before) and then we secured the hair with elastic and smoothed over the hair with Mythic Oil to give a glossy finish.


For the remainder of the show I assisted other stylists who were part of Anthony Turners team. Again, it was great to see all of the models dressed and ready to go on stage. After the show was finished I stayed behind to remove the extensions from the models hair.


I loved the experience of being backstage at London Fashion Week, it was so inspiring! Not only was it a great opportunity to increase and improve my skill set but it also gave me valuable experience working in a high-pressure environment. I got to appreciate first hand just how important team work is backstage, which is another aspect of the show that I really enjoyed. The shows have made me much more aware of the looks for next season which I will be able to bring back and showcase in the salon.

Lorna recently scooped the ‘One to Watch’ title at our annual awards

Lorna is a Senior Stylist at The Old Hall. To make an appointment, please book online or call 01332 331133

THE SLEEK OVERSIDE PEEK PONY

1. Sweep the top section of hair from one side to the other

2. Saturate section by section with a combination of Tecni.ART Pli and Tecni.ART Full Volume Extra, making sure to keep the side-swept front section separate

3. Directional blow dry, then apply Mythic Oil through the mid-lengths to ends for a smooth finish

4. To create the pony, sweep the hair around to the opposite side to the parting, making sure the ear peeks out before fastening with an elastic

5. Finish with Mythic Oil and Infinium Extra Strong 

 

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YOUNG IDEAS

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THE YOUNG IDEAS AUTUMN WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Earlier this month our team once again styled the hair backstage at the Young Ideas AW Fashion Show. Sally Montague, Lizzie, Imogen, Serafina, Lorna, Millie and Danielle were all on hand to change the hair between scenes to reflect the day to night show journey.

Showcasing a host of designer brands including Belstaff, Paul Smith, Moschino, DVF and many more, the show was presented to more than ninety guests at the Ashbourne store.

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Take a closer look at the scenes from the show here…

YOUNG IDEAS AW16 SHOW SCENES

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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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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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GRADUATE FASHION WEEK 2016

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This year was the 25th anniversary of Graduate Fashion Week and Emily Short, our stylist from Belper and University salons, has been busy assisting backstage as part of the young L’Oreal Portfolio Session Team.

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Held in East London, the four day event in early June showcased the work of over a thousand of the very best students and graduates from the most influential and inspiring universities around the world. Attracting 30,000 guests, the annual event features 22 catwalk shows and exhibitions from over 40 universities plus an acclaimed Gala Award Show.

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Emily was working in a team directed by Lisa Rhead, Andrea Daley and Luke Pluckrose, with this years hair looks ranging from minimalist ponytails to painting the models heads!

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No two universities had the same hair, quite a feat when you think that there were 25 shows and 40 colleges involved! This was a huge opportunity for Emily to work in a busy backstage environment and she took away a variety of skills and techniques to bring back to the salon.

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GET THE LOOK

Emily created each look using products from the L’Oreal Professional techni art range.

Prepping the hair by spraying throughout with Pli, a light product aimed to hold the hair so once blow-dryed the it stay in place.

Next smooth the hair line down and bring all the hair into the centre of the nape of the neck so the ponytail is lying on the hairline. Smooth with a Denman soft bristle brush and spray Fix Design to control the fly away pieces.

Tie elastic round the ponytail tightly to ensure it doesn’t fall loose, then take a small piece of hair to scoop around the ponytail and cover the band. Wet through with fix design and set with heat from a hairdryer, this will act as a glue to secure the hair without having to use grips or pins.

Straighten the ends of the ponytail to create more of a healthy shine before finishing with a drop of nourishing Mythic Oil.

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The ‘Wet look’ was popular throughout the shows, we used the Wet Domination, Shower Shine and Fix Design products in Techniart for extra slickness.

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‘I absolutely love the buzz of working backstage and with such creative people! Being taught new looks and knowing how to mix the products is so exciting and I can’t wait to bring these techniques back to my clients in salon. Seeing all your hard work walk down the catwalk is a proud moment and being able to work along side such a talented team is a privilege, I cant wait to get back into the salon and tell everyone about my experience.’ Emily Short, Belper & Montague Creative at University of Derby

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HAIR FASHION NIGHT

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HAIR FASHION NIGHT 2016

 

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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YOUNG IDEAS

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THE SPRING SUMMER FASHION SHOW

Earlier this month, Stylist from our Sadler Gate, Ashbourne, Duffield and Belper salons styled the hair backstage for the biannual Young Ideas catwalk event. Featuring collections from a host of heavyweight labels, the show was split into scenes to showcase items for trend stories such as ‘Suede Story’ and ‘Monochrome Magic’.

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THE COLOUR TROPHY

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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.