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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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LONDON FASHION WEEK

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OUR TEAM JOINED L’OREAL PROFESSIONAL BACKSTAGE AT LONDON FASHION WEEK..

Laura Roberston (Manager and Colour Specialist, Belper) and Yvette (Master Stylist, Belper) were invited to assist L’Oreal Professionnel backstage at London Fashion Week at the Peter Pilotto and Barbara Casasola shows.

PETER PILOTTO, hair by Anthony Turner

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‘The collection features graphic lines inspired by a kid’s toy racing track and we wanted to bring the idea of the track’s curve into the hair,’ said Anthony Turner. Handsomely boyish at the front, Turner prepped it with a mixture of Tecni.ART PLI and Full Volume Mousse, blow-dried it forwards – then used his fingers to swish a deeply side-parted curve over the forehead, adding a small ‘S’ bend at the temple to replicate that racing car track. Finger raking small, natural ripples into the hair at the back as he dried it, Turner misted in Wild Stylers Crepage de Chignon to give a cool, matte finish and a hint of modern girlishness.

BARBARA CASASOLA, hair by Adam Reed

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At Barbara Casasola, Adam Reed also had texture on his mind. Here he coined a new term for a loosely swept-back style with an ‘un-grunge’ finish. ‘It’s like a grungy texture, but it feels healthier and has a loose, luxuriousness to it that encapsulates the Barbara Casasola woman,’ said Reed.

Blow-drying Tecni.ART PLI straight onto dry hair to seal the cuticle and lend it a home styled quality, he sprayed Infinium Extra Strong spray onto his hands then raked them back through hair, sweeping it away from the temples. Then for a top trick: A strip of crepe paper was misted with more Infinium then clipped over the head – ear to ear – to set the back-swept movement in place. Removing it deftly in the line-up, he finished hair with a misting of Wet Domination Shower Shine spray for a dose of healthy shine.

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LIZZIE FOX IS AWARDED SECOND PLACE AT THE SHU UEMURA 2014 MUSE IMAGE AWARDS

Sally Montague Hair Group Art Team Colour Specialist and Sadler Gate Salon Manager, Lizzie Fox, celebrated being awarded second place earlier this year at the exclusive Shu Uemura Art of Hair photoshoot at the luxury haircare brand’s 2014 Muse Image Awards.

The awards, which were launched last year, are sponsored by Tribute Magazine – the high-end artistic magazine for hairdressers – and aim to give visibility to stylists with vision and talent. Entrants were invited to submit an image of an avant-garde female in order to win a place on a regional shoot where they could create an avant-garde look of their own.

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Lizzie’s entry mood board was submitted to the judges alongside her entry photograph, pictured below.

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MY INSPIRATION, LIZZIE FOX

My initial inspiration for the look came from the Dolce & Gabbana mosaic print and the Sicilian influence which is at the forefront of all their iconic collections. I was especially drawn towards the royal pose and crown, and wanted to create my own more abstract version within the hair, without using any ornaments. I didn’t want to create anything too structured and so I started looking into different fabrics and architecture to see how I could develop my look. I found the Revolution tower building in Panama and this influenced the twists within the crown. I also wanted to create a contrast between the regal and the rough, looking at texture of rope helped me define the texture with the hair. To create my look I used Shu Uemura Art of Hair Tasai cream and Liquid Fabric which gave great texture and a malleable hold.

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THE PHOTOSHOOT

Lizzie was selected from hundreds of high-class entries from across the UK and given the opportunity to work with renowned hairdresser India Miller and top fashion photographer Jack Eames as part of the photoshoot prize.