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YEAR 2017

SS17 IT LOOKS

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L’OREAL PROFESSIONNEL TRENDS

Inspired by the runway, below are the two emerging trends for Spring/Summer 2017. Emmy Rappe (left) wears the first new service, Foilyage, although this technique is showcased on copper it is great for blondes and brunettes too.

The second trend, modelled by the stunning L’Oreal Professionnel ambassaor, Hailey Baldwin (right), is Nude Beige, inspired by the ‘barely-there’ nude make-up trend.

These looks are perfect for spring and so easy to wear.

 

COPPER FOILYAGE 

Copper is the colour of the season spotted on the latest runways of the likes of Alexander Wang. We are embracing this colour and paring it with a trending technique, Foilyage. Like balayage, which you might be familiar with, this is a technique where the hair colour technician would freehand paint lighter pieces into the hair. However, selected pieces are then wrapped in foils, creating defined lightness to blend seamlessly with the softer tones.

Although modelled on copper, this technique is perfect for blondes and brunettes alike.

DISCOVER FOILYAGE

The new adaptation of the Balayage technique, Foilyage, this technique gives the so desired ultimate natural-looking sun-kissed glow perfect for introducing that spring/summer vibe. The subtlety of this look brings beauty creating definition and dimensions in the hair throughout the front section, in particular the lengths and ends. The glossy perfection that comes with this technique avoids the need for a radical transformation involving heavy commitment. A palette of copper and golden shades are perfect for this technique to brighten up and warm any hair colour.

The increased popularity of the Foilyage trend across the runways, celebrity looks and the high street is contributed to by its low maintenance nature, like Balyage, this professional salon-only technique gives the chic look and feel good factor reducing the need to go to the salon every few weeks. What more could you want?

NUDE BEIGE

Inspired by the ‘barely there’ nude make-up look, this trend uses the beige hair colour palette playing with a blend of cool and warm tones making this look perfect for spring and easy to wear.

Your colourist will work with your face shape to really emphasise your natural features & highlight the face contour with the colour placement adding an effortless glow for a chic and natural-looking result.

Our team all took part in an education session on the new techniques with L’Oreal Professionnel, ask them about nude blonde and foliage on your next visit.

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SMARTBOND

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INTRODUCING SMARTBOND

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WHAT IS SMARTBOND?

SMARTBOND is L’Oréal Professionnel’s new smart ingredient added to your colour to minimise any potential damage & protect your hair. SMARTBOND is designed to protect the bonds deep within the hair & strengthen them during colouring & lightening processes, resulting in hair that is stronger, softer, and shinier.

BEFORE IMAGE

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

SMARTBOND is a two-step process which allows the colourist to protect the hair & prevent damage during a technical service.

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  • SMARTBOND Step 1 contains maleic acid which works smartly during the chemical process, it limits the oxidative stress and preserves the strong bonds & captures the ions and allows the reconstruction of the weak bonds.
  • SMARTBOND Step 2 is applied to the hair once the colour or pre-lightener is removed as a pre-shampoo. It also contains maleic acid which continues to capture the ions to allow the weaker bonds to reform. It contains a blend of ceramides & polymers to provide condition & shine to the hair.
  • SMARTBOND customers can re-inforce the in salon service with Step 3, an at home conditioner (RRP £16.49) that continuously strengthens the fibre week after week, allowing you to keep the outstanding salon result simply at home by using once a week for 1-3 minutes.

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WHY USE SMARTBOND?

  1. Rediscover the shine, evenness & softness of natural hair
  2. Hair fibre will have more bonds resulting in healthy and strong hair
  3. The smart formula leaves hair with a smooth luxurious ceramic feel with a texture that is less swollen & coarse

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WHO CAN USE SMARTBOND?

SMARTBOND is ideal for anyone undergoing a colour or pre-lightening service; from extreme colour transformations, subtle colour changes and first time colourers who are worried about damage.

Afraid to colour your hair? Get rid of your hair anxieties with SMARTBOND, coupled with L’Oréal Professionnel’s luxurious colour & pre-lightening products, your hairdresser can now guarantee that your hair will feel & look stronger after your usual colour service. So you can sit back and enjoy the salon experience!

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INTRODUCTORY PROMOTION

SMARTBOND is now available at all Sally Montague Hair Group salons, the service is priced £30 and as an introductory promotion this price includes the take home conditioner, usual price £16.49.

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FUSIO FRIDAY

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THE RESULTS DRIVEN RITUAL

Fusio Dose is the ultra-personalised ritual from Kerastase and is one of our most popular salon services as it is completely customised for each hair concern.

HOW IT WORKS

Whilst you ask the barista to add an extra shot of expresso to your Frappuccino, your friend opts for smooth caramel in her latte. Everyone likes choice, everyone wants to fulfil their individual tastes. Why should hair be any different? The new Fusio Dose bar is pretty much the same, your stylist will add different shots to mix your ideal hair remedy.

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THE ART OF BLENDING

After performing a professional hair diagnosis, your stylist will offer you a Fusio-Dose ritual and will mix a super concentrated, blended formula for personalized care, designed to instantly transform the look and feel of your hair.

Fusio Dose is available throughout the salon group and is priced as a ‘Silver Ritual’ at £15, Fusio Dose is available to add to your appointment each Friday for a special price of £10

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OLAPLEX

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A REVOLUTIONARY NEW SERVICE

When a new ‘hair miracle’ appears we tend to be critical and wait to see results before introducing a new service. After hearing about the much hyped OLAPLEX earlier this year we tested the service on our stylists and have been exceedingly impressed with the results.

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Read ‘Olaplex: The Vogue Road Test’ here

THE SCIENCE

OLAPLEX is a ‘bond perfecting solution’ which basically acts as scaffolding for your hair. The solution contains one active ingredient designed to reconnect the disulphide sulphur bonds which tend to be broken down by hair colouring and thermal styling. OLAPLEX is free from silicones, parabens, oils and aldehydes.

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WHAT’S USED

For hair that has been compromised chemically or thermally, the OLAPLEX BOND MULTIPLIER is the first step used by your Stylist. The Bond Multiplying System rebuilds the strength, structure and integrity to the point where a colour or chemical service would be feasible once again. This may be done before and/or after a chemical service and is compatible with all hair types from virgin to extremely compromised chemically treated hair.

The next step used by your Stylist is OLAPLEX BOND PERFECTOR, this is used to link the remaining disulfide bonds before and after service restoring the strength, structure and integrity of the hair.

The OLAPLEX service will add approximately 15-30 minutes to your appointment time.

THE SALON SERVICE

OLAPLEX SINGLE WITH COLOUR £30

OLAPLEX DUO £50 (when Olaplex is used in more than once in an appointment, effectively a ‘double’ shot of Olaplex)

OLAPLEX can be used in conjunction with pretty much every salon service from highlights to Keratin Smoothing and hair extensions.

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COLOUR CONTOUR

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THE CONTOURING REVOLUTION

Inspired by the make-up trend of the moment, hair contouring is a custom-made colour application technique that has revolutionised the use of hair colour and what it can achieve. This innovative technique uses the careful placement of colours around the face and, thanks to a play of light and shadow, can alter the appearance of your face shape by accentuating your best features and enhancing your natural skin tone without the application of make-up.

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Hair contouring is a colouring technique that uses a combination of free hand application and highlighting paired with the careful positioning of different tones and depths around the face to highlight and shadow targeted areas. The clever placement of colour and the careful selection of complimentary tones perform an optical illusion and make your face appear more defined and features more accentuated. Hair contouring is a 100% bespoke colouring service that is literally designed to suit your unique structure, features and skin tone.

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Round/Square face

To elongate a round or square face, your colourist will lighten the top of the hair and the ends using a free hand technique. Shadow and depth is created at the sides of the face use a darker shade. The lightness at the top of the head and shading around the sides will make the face shape appear slimmer and more contoured.

 Diamond/Oblong/Rectangular face

To widen the facial features of these face shape your colourist will keep the roots and the underneath of the hair dark to create shadow at the top of the head and around the jawline. A single highlight around the face is used to frame it and lighter pieces are weaved in front of the ears with an ombre effect to make an elongated face shape appear more oval.

Heart/Triangular face

In order to soften the shape of the chin without widening the forehead your colourist will apply a darker colour to the top of the head and crown areas and will apply lighter pieces freehand through the mid lengths and ends to lighten under the jawline. The section around the hairline is also lightened to highlight the face. Ombre & Sombré techniques are well suited to this face shape

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Truly bespoke colour…

Contouring requires the eye of our expert Colour Specialists, we have a certified Colour Specialist in each salon (Ferne at The Old Hall, Lizzie at Sadler Gate, Zoe at Duffield, Laura at Belper and Alice at Ashbourne). Firstly they will identify your unique face shape and bone structure by brushing hair backwards and behind the ears to expose the full outline of your face.

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The benchmark that is most commonly used is the “oval” shape due to its well-balanced and symmetrical proportions. The next step is for your colourist to decode where the darker and lighter shades need to be positioned around your face in order to re-sculpt the appearance and achieve a more ‘oval’ shape. Different colour shades and tones are then applied either free hand for a more subtle finish, or highlighted separately for more defined pieces. This combination allows the colourist to tailor the application to suit you.

The complexity of this technical consultation and application requires a professional to ensure colours are perfectly blended into the hair and suit your skin tone. The subtle shades, the ability of the colourist to use careful positioning beneath the parting and tailor the application method to your needs means that this colouring technique can look extremely natural…no one will ever know!

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BRONDE

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THE BRONDE PROJECT…

It’s the hair colour trend that’s taking 2015 by storm; it’s not blonde, it’s not brunette but it can be tailored exactly to your skin tone which is why we set our young Stylists a ‘Bronde Project’ earlier this month.

Each Stylist presented their own Bronde technique, model and mood board to a panel of judges at The Old Hall. Serafina (Stylist at Ashbourne) wowed everyone with her Dior inspired A-Line technique and technically perfect application to be named the winner of this seasons competition – Congratulations Serafina!

Winner: Serafina (Stylist at Ashbourne)

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Level 3 entrants: Beth (Stylist at Duffield), Hannah (Stylist at The Old Hall), Natalie (Stylist at The Old Hall)

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SETTING THE TONE

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LAURA ROBERTSON GRADUATES IN PRESTIGIOUS CEREMONY AT CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS

We’re very proud to announce the graduation of a third L’Oreal Colour Specialist within the salon group. Laura Robertson, L’Oreal ID Artist and Manager of our Belper salon has recently graduated from the L’Oreal Professionnel Colour Specialist class of 2014, putting her in the top 1% of L’Oreal colourists in the UK.

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Laura graduated in a prestigious ceremony at Central Saint Martins school of design in London and now joins graduates Lizzie Fox (Sadler Gate) and Alice Cronin (Ashbourne) as a certified Colour Specialist.  Ferne Baker (The Old Hall) and Zoe Stevenson (Duffield) have also just completed the course and will graduate in May 2016.

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The technically-savvy group are well placed to offer expert advice on colour correction and the latest colouring techniques after each successfully completing the course, which sets the standard for colourists dedicated to technical excellence. The Colourists were chosen to complete the degree because of their existing level of expertise and gained more than 90% in their final examinations. They now share an understanding of creative and on-trend colouring techniques that is second to none.

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Says Director Sally Montague, “We are delighted to have another L’Oreal Colour Specialist within the Sally Montague Hair Group. Gaining a distinction is a fantastic accolade for Laura and the group as a whole.”

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Laura Robertson is a L’Oreal ID Artist, Colour Specialist and a member of the Sally Montague Hair Group Art Team. To make an appointment with Laura at our Belper salon, please call 01773 822 520.

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YEAR 2017

SPRING COLOUR

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ART TEAM COLOUR SPECIALIST LIZZIE FOX SHARES THE KEY COLOUR TRENDS …

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Spotted on many of the S/S15 runways, patchwork, psychedelic prints and abstract art look set to make a comeback. Abstract prints among a bold colour palette of electric blue, blood orange and black in contrasting shapes were key at Preen, while Derek Lam introduced a patchwork effect by creating panels of colour using teal, burgundy and purple. Burgundy was also seen in Gucci’s retro show, along with toffee, cream and brown tones applied globally and within a blending pattern. This season, I will enjoy mixing a variation of brown hues with contrasting copper and mahogany tones, with patchwork prints as my inspiration.

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NUDE BLOSSOMS

The Spring/Summer 2015 season is set to showcase styles with soft and delicate hues. Haider Ackermann’s collection was serene and peaceful, with white, pink and lilac tones creating a ‘lighter than air’ feel. Free flowing and romantic, clean blondes will be influenced by blossom hues this season. Huishan Zhang coloured his models’ hair with a beautiful calming range of pastels, in shades of peach, pink, lemon and lilac and I will be using these hues as toners to give blondes an elegant finish this S/S15.

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HARD EDGED

At the Sally Montague Hair Group we will be embracing dark, structural colours this season, inspired by Givenchy, which showcased an edgy, romantic collection, with monochrome making a bold statement and enhancing the strong lines of the tailored pieces. Strong geometric prints created a sharp show at Ellie Saab, with a colour palette ranging from black, blue and orange. Lanvin displayed sophisticated tailoring with rough edges, strong and A-lined shapes. The colour navy dominated the show, which I think will be gorgeous within hair colour this season, helping to create sharp lines with a dark base.

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This SS15 Colour Forecast has been publishes in numerous magazines including Professional Hairdresser and the Colour Forecast supplement by Creative HEAD.

This SS15 Colour Forecast has been publishes in numerous magazines including Professional Hairdresser and the Colour Forecast supplement by Creative HEAD.

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YEAR 2017

MOTHERS DAY

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WE’VE PUT TOGETHER OUR TOP FIVE MOTHER’S DAY TREATS, FROM GIFT SETS TO NEW LAUNCHES…

1. Gift Vouchers

Our gift vouchers are available from all salons and can be used for hair services, products, accessories and beauty treatments at Ashbourne or Belper. This Mother’s Day we’ll also be offering a goody bag with all gift vouchers purchased. Vouchers are available for a set amount (£10, £20 or £50) or for a specific service, I.E ESPA Personalised Facial.

2. Kérastase Coffret Gift Sets

We love these limited edition coffrets which each contain a Kérastase shampoo and conditioner and offer 20% off the usual price. Available in the bestselling ranges, the gift box covers have been designed by Sabine Forget, the renowned French illustrator.  The sets are available at all salons and are priced £29.95 while stocks last.

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3. NEW ESPA Tinted Moisturiser

Fragrance free and suitable for all skin types, Naturally Radiant Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15 is the perfect alternative to foundation for a natural-looking complexion. Matte mineral pigments are fused with jojoba to create four blendable shades that can be layered to enjoy a sheer and beautifully lightweight finish while subtly concealing imperfections.

Please ask in salon to find your perfect shade, all priced £32.

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4. Experience ‘hyper luxury’

Kérastase has unveiled its most luxurious in-salon ritual and product line to date: Chronologiste. Uniting the most precious ingredients in the highest concentrations, Chronologiste delivers an incomparable hair and scalp results to leave the hair completely revitalised. Featuring Abyssine, a precious molecule discovered by research teams in the depths of the PacificOcean, and Vital Concentrate Pearls inspired by caviar, this service redefines the luxury salon experience.

The Chronologiste ritual is inspired by the steps in skincare treatments and is accompanied by three new products to continue the service of beautiful hair at home.

The price of the in salon ritual is £20 (or 2000 loyalty points). Why not upgrade your mums appointment or treat her to the ritual and a blow-dry for the special price of £40, available from 14th to the 21st of March with Kérastase Specialists in each salon.

5. Color WOW Root Coverup

Since introducing Color WOW to Sally Montague Hair Group in September 2014 we have had a huge number of clients using the compact between colour services, often allowing for an extra week or so between root colour appointments. The innovative mineral powder formula instantly covers grey roots and even dark regrowth in blonde hair without using peroxide. A water-resistant formula means the results last from shampoo to shampoo, plus each shade contains a variety of pigments and reflective particles to ensure a natural match with many different tones.

Each compact is priced £28.50, please ask in salon to find the perfect shade.

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DISGUISE YOUR ROOTS

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STRUGGLING TO HIDE YOUR REGROWTH? COVER YOUR ROOTS IN THREE EASY STEPS…

1. CHANGE YOUR STYLE

The quickest way to disguise your roots is to change your parting- If you always part your hair in the same place, that area naturally flattens out, making your roots more prominent. Part your hair on the opposite side and make it messy. Nothing highlights overgrown roots like a straight, blunt parting. Or, eliminate your parting altogether and pull your hair straight back into a ponytail, braid, or bun.

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2. COLOUR WOW

Since introducing Color WOW to Sally Montague Hair Group in September 2014 we have had a huge number of clients using the compact between colour services, often allowing for an extra week or so between root colour appointments. The innovative mineral powder formula instantly covers grey roots and even dark regrowth in blonde hair without using peroxide. A water-resistant formula means the results last from shampoo to shampoo, plus each shade contains a variety of pigments and reflective particles to ensure a natural match with many different tones.

The multi-award winning compact is available in six shades and is the perfect tool for in-between colour services.

  • The Colour WOW compacts are available in each of our six salons and are priced £28.50.
  • Simply ask your stylist to find your ideal shade.
  • The mineral formula is water-resistant so there’s no no need to apply everyday.

3. BOOST THE VOLUME

The more you can lift the hair off of your scalp, the better. More volume at the roots will make color irregularities harder to spot. Since greasy and even second-day hair sometimes falls flat, use dry shampoo or a powder spray such as Next Day Hair by L’Oreal Professionnel TecniArt or Kerastase Powder Bluff to build body and soak up oil.

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