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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.

 

 

 

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THE MUSE COLLECTION

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THE MUSE COLLECTION

The Art Team have unveiled their latest collection: Muse. The collection aims to inspire and showcase the luxurious hair services we offer, from Great Length hair extensions to technically perfect colour and polished, editorially inspired styling. The combination of pearlescent blondes with honeycomb, toasted terracotta and spiced aubergine make a sumptuous colour palette which was applied using freehand techniques by our Art Team Colour Specialists. Photographed by Paul Gill at The Old Hall, the collection will feature throughout our new ‘hair guide’ which will be available in January 2016. As ever the models in the collection are all clients, friends and staff, which we think makes the photographic collections we produce each year extra special – Thank you!

HAIR: The Sally Montague Hair Group Art Team using Shu Uemura Art Of Hair

Sally Montague, Ferne Baker, Angel Montague-Sayers, Deesh Dhindsa, Emmanuelle Montague-Sayers, Lizzie Fox, Laura Robertson, Alice Cronin, Imogen Godwin

Assisted by Bonnie, Serafina, Jessica, Grace, Charlotte, Eve

Make Up by Stephanie from the Belper salon using Make Up by HD Brows

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‘We wanted to ensure our clients could fall in love with the imagery of our new collection, so it was important to us to produce commercial images with a luxe, contemporary twist.’ – Angel Montague- Sayers.

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CLOTHES SHOW LIVE

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THE CLOTHES SHOW 2015: THE IMAGE CATWALK WITH CLOUD NINE

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We have had teams working backstage at The Clothes Show for several years, it’s a really busy event and it’s great for stylists and apprentices to assist backstage and gain valuable session skills.

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The Clothes Show is held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham each year and presents a line up of brands, celebrities and features the ultimate fashion experience including catwalks, trend presentations, shopping, hair and beauty demonstrations and talks from leading industry experts including our very own Angel Montague-Sayers who is the Cloud Nine Hair Ambassador.

Angel presented a quick tutorial once a day on how to get the perfect, salon quality, bouncy blow dry, using the Cloud Nine Wand and The O.

Angel presented a quick tutorial once a day on how to get the perfect, salon quality, bouncy blow dry, using the Cloud Nine Wand and The O.

Angel’s Top Tips:

1. Prep the hair with product before you start styling, her favourite is the TecniArt Constructor. This will give you the hair more texture and a better hold on the final effect.

2. Using heated curlers, curl the top of the head… this will create the effect of a big bouncy blow dry which you get in a salon. Then using a wand, curl the bottom sections of the hair, this will save time and convenience for you.

3. Scrunch every curl whilst it is still hot. This will set it in place and stop it from falling out.

4. When curling the front areas make sure you curl away from the face, it will be more flattering.

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Cloud Nine were based on The Image Catwalk which showcases the ‘future of fashion’; graduates and final year students from top Universities and Colleges around the country present their collections on the stage which was hosted by reality TV stars Antonia O’Brien, Jamie Laing and Joey Essex.

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The Graduate shows were presented every hour and were 30 minutes long and with just seconds to change into new outfits, the hair was bound to look a bit dishevelled. We sent our fantastic team to assist Angel backstage where they learnt new techniques to bring back to the salon.

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The looks were created with only four simple L’Oreal Professionnel products:

  1. Volume Lift Mousse by TecniArt – Top Tip, you can never have too much of this! Spray on to roots section by section and blow dry in until the product is gone. This will give the roots some lift and add volume to create the bouncy blow dry.
  2. Constructor by TecniArt- spray all over the hair to give some texture to work with. When the hair is too smooth the curl will slip out so adding some constructor will help the curl not to drop.
  3. Crepage de Chignon, Wildstylers – this mineral powder fixing spray provides great texture and a volumising effect with a matte finish.
  4. Air Fix, by TecniArt – Spray all over finished hair to keep the style from dropping out.

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Not only was Angel and her team backstage styling the hair for the Image Catwalk models but she was on hand to make the presenters stage ready too. Take a look at Angel backstage styling the hair of celebrities such as Jamie Laing, Binky Felsted, Antonia O’Brien, Lauren Pope, Carol Wright and Chloe Lewis.

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Thank you to Nicola, Sophie, Ellen, Grace, Eve and Millie who all worked really hard backstage – well done!

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Cloud Nine believe that your hair is as unique as your fingerprint and are leading the revolution in kinder hair care styling. Their innovative temperature control technology allows you to style at the temperature most suited to your hair which is why we use Cloud Nine tools in each of our salons.

For more information on Cloud Nine products or how to purchase them then please call 01332 331133 or visit our website at: https://www.sallymontague.co.uk/products/cloud-nine/

 

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ID ARTIST

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ART TEAM MEMBERS ALICE, LAURA AND IMOGEN TAKE PART IN THE ID ARTIST LIVE TOUR

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Last month our three ID Artists; Alice Cronin, Laura Robertson and Imogen Godwin all showcased their talent at The Queens Hotel in Leeds where L’Oreal Professionnel had organised a live event to showcase the latest colour, cutting and styling trends for Autumn/Winter. The talented trio each presented styling and colour techniques on stage during the two hour presentation after attending ID Artist workshops in London earlier this year.

The tour visited Dublin, Glasgow, Leeds and London, with live education from ID Artists, sneak peeks at some of the newest product launches and a preview of the newest clothing collection from Reiss, the 2015 tour was one of the most widely attended L’Oreal Professionnel education events yet!

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LONDON FASHION WEEK

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BACKSTAGE WITH L’OREAL PROFESSIONNEL AT LONDON FASHION WEEK

Two of our Sadler Gate Stylists, Imogen and Ellen, proved their crafting credentials when they were invited to assist L’Oréal Professionnel backstage at the highly anticipated On/Off show at London Fashion Week. The lucky pair assited Adam Reed from Percy and Reed backstage for Yii, Vinti Andrews and Gynel at the Vinyl Factory in London.

 

“We had an incredible time at London Fashion Week, we learnt so much from Adam and we were extremely lucky to have been given this opportunity to work along side such an amazing team and fantastic designers “

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YII: THE SEWHAWK

The hair was left untamed to add softness to this ‘triple looped pony’. After washing, apply ‘PLI’ by L’Oréal TecniArt by spraying on towel dried hair liberally before blow-drying. Finish this look using L’Oreal Professionnel ‘Infinium’ hair spray to hold the look into place.

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VINTI ANDREWS: THE RUN WAVE

A 60’s inspired look with soft curls, brushed out to look slightly dishevelled. Use only ‘PLI’ by TecniArt and create a loose waves with the Cloud Nine Waving Wand. The hair will appear texturised and natural.

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GYUNEL: BAND OF OUTSIDERS

Use ‘Wet look’ gel by L’Oréal on freshly washed hair to give hair a sleek and slender look, experiment with different size braids and finish with TecniArt’s ‘Metallic Gloss’ for an added shine.


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ALADDIN

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PANTO FUN AT THE GUILD HALL

Angel , Katie Humphries (Therapist at the Belper salon) and Bonnie-Belle Showers, our newest member at the Sally Montague Hair Group had a very interesting adventure this month when they got asked to do the hair and makeup for Atomic Kitten’s, Natasha Hamilton for a trailer being shot at the Guild Hall, for Derby Live’s Christmas Pantomime ‘Aladdin’.

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This last minute opportunity was too good to resist and the girls were thrilled to have been chosen to take part. The day started in a hotel room where Angel and Katie beautified the already stunning Natasha Hamilton for her day of press interviews and filming. Angel’s bouncy blow dry was perfected using the TecniArt range of styling products to ensure the style lasted for the busy day ahead.

 

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The Director of Derby Live’s version of ‘Aladdin’ was insistent that Natasha’s makeup had to be sexy and what is more sexy than a smoky eyed look? Katie complimented Natasha’s smoky eyes with a nude lip which is ideal for all types of occasions. This look is always effective and could always be vamped up with a deep red lipstick for an evening out. Due to prior appointments at the salons, Angel and Katie could not stay the entire day therefore Bonnie was on hand to help ensure the day went on without a hitch.

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At Sally Montague Hair Group we used Make Up by HD Brows which has a great long lasting coverage, feels light on your skin and creates fantastic results. The trailer was filmed at the guild hall theatre and touch-up’s were necessary throughout the day due to the hot lighting and long hours for the actors. Not only did we do the touch ups for Natasha but it was also important to make sure that the men had no shine on their faces whilst filming, therefore Bonnie was on stage with the cameraman making sure that the other well known faces such as Dan Osbourne and Richard Nevil and the rest of the cast were camera ready.

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BACKSTAGE

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GRADUATE FASHION WEEK 2015

Emily Short, Stylist at Belper and the University salon, has been busy assisting backstage at Graduate Fashion Week as part of the young L’Oreal Portfolio Session Team. The four-day event saw 23 BA shows and contributions from 40 UK universities, with nearly 30,000 visitors coming through the doors, making it the largest graduate fashion week in the world.

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Headed up by Andrea Daley and Lisa Rhead from Barbara Daley, this year’s hair ranged from minimalist ponytails to intricate woven designs embellished with copper leaf and amazing headpieces. No two universities had the same hair, quite a feat when you think that there were 25 shows and 40 colleges involved.

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Says Emily “One of the biggest highlights from the event was watching my first look walk down the catwalk, this was the east catwalk at the Liverpool and North Brook show. Myself and the team created a look inspired by Marc Jacobs, where we pulled all the hair forward onto the front on the hairline to create a sleek and smooth feel and then finished it with a lose knot of the front, keeping in the volume and the texture.”

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“There are a lot of different elements to consider when working backstage . Not only do you have think about making the hair perfect, but also the hair must suit and compliment the outfits. The outfit could be fantastic, the hair could be spectacular but if they don’t compliment each other then it could become a disaster.

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“As a team we created a strong braided style that worked perfectly with the outfits the University fashion students had created.”

Graduate Fashion Week finished with a gala catwalk show, crowning the recipient of this year’s gold award. Hannah Wallace, from Manchester School of Art, was named the winner for her edgy but wearable ski-influenced collection, scooping £10,000.

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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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