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TEAM AWARDS

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CELEBRATING 2018

On Monday 14th January we invited the whole salon group to Ashbourne for our annual meeting and awards presentation.

We kicked off with an incredibly motivational session with Paul Fishwick, Commercial Development Manager at L’Oreal Professionnel, who inspired us with a workshop on customer excellence and the five star experience. We moved on to a presentation by Sally who reviewed everything that our business and team had achieved in 2018 while looking ahead to what is in store for the next year.

Next, the awards presentations highlighted the team members who had excelled in 2018. Competition is very tough and we only have eight categories so all of the winners and nominees should be incredibly proud. Congratulations to the entire team for making 2018 so fantastic!

THE AWARDS 

The apprentice award for fantastic future potential was awarded to Kaylah – Congratulations Kaylah and well done to our entire apprentice team!

Next up was the best newcomer award which was presented to Sarah- Sarah has made a fantastic start and works in the booking office in Ashbourne.

Sally presented Millie with the stylist growth award for 2018- well done Millie! Millie completed her apprenticeship with us and is now a senior stylist at the Sadler Gate salon

Congratulations Jade, Jade won our spa therapist growth award for 2018. Jade works at both our Ashbourne and Belper salons and in the last year has completed training in ESPA, HD Brows, CACI, WAXU and CARITA.

The five star service award was presented to Emily and Zoe. Thank you to everyone who sent their feedback to help decide who should win this award . Emily is a senior stylist at Belper and Montague Creative at Derby University and Zoe is a creative director at Duffield and Belper.

Trying to squeeze everyone in was a challenge but congratulations to the Old Hall salon who won the team spirit award – well done!

Well done to Lizzie for taking home the ‘Best Performed Stylist’ award. Lizzie is the salon manager at Sadler Gate and this award is very much deserved, 8th year and counting!

Congratulations to the Ashbourne team who scooped the 2018 Salon of the Year!

 

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Shu Session

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SHU SESSION

 

We asked Isabel, Senior Stylist at Ashbourne, to go to L’Oreal HQ in London for a Shu Uemura photo shoot. Isabel was briefed to create a futuristic Tokyo inspired model and we think the final look below perfectly captures this.

 

“I created a mood board showing inspiration for the brand and to help communicate on the day to Shu squad. The trends to choose from included shittori texture , vintage Kawai , natural kei, samurai strength. My chosen theme  samurai strength represented strength, shine , structure, power , control and warrior. Make up artists, professional photographers and the Shu team were there to help create the look, with Ben Hards being the team director to my chosen theme.”

 

 

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THE COLOUR TROPHY

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THE L’OREAL COLOUR TROPHY 2018

Three teams from our salons have made it through the first round and into the semi-finals of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award 2018. This means that they will now go head to head with salons at the North West Regional Semi-Final event on Monday 16th of April in Liverpool. The teams include stylists from the salons in Belper, The Old Hall (St Peters Churchyard) and Ashbourne who all took part in a photoshoot to create their entry images.

During the first round, hundreds of photographic images from across the country were judged by the most influential names in hairdressing, including Angel Montague-Sayers who is also judging the South West and Northern Irish heats. The salon group fought off stiff competition and were successfully chosen to go through to the next round of the competition – the Regional Semi- Finals.

Stylist: Drew Colourist: Millie

The next stage of the competition will put the team through their paces as they now look to create a truly inspirational, contemporary colour, complemented by trend-driven styling and finish. The team of judges will be looking for work that is exceptionally executed and technically precise.

Stylist: Emily

“We were delighted to have all three of our entries selected by the judges and we now have a team competing in each of the categories at the regional final. We enter the L’Oreal Colour Trophy every year to ensure that the techniques we use in salon are at the forefront of British hairdressing and it’s great fun for all the team involved. We’re looking forward to the next stage and are taking a bus full of our apprentices and younger stylists with us to cheer on the teams taking part.” Sally Montague

Stylist: Lorna

At each Regional Semi-Final six successful teams will be announced and they will go forward to compete at the prestigious L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final in London this June.

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SPOOKY STYLING

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HALLOWEEN STYLING COMPETITION

On Monday we held a Halloween styling competition for apprentices and young stylists at The Old Hall. Each entrant had just 90 minuted to prepare their look before presenting a mood board and Halloween inspired model to the training team in just 3 minutes. The results were fantastic with Jessica from Ashbourne scooping the winning prize, Charlotte took second place with her Forbidden Forest inspired look and Millie came third with her black swan look modelled by her twin sister.  There were some very impiressive techniques shown across the board and we would especially like to thank all the models who were tranformed into a great of ghosts, cobwebs, a medusa and even a pumpkin!

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Jessica with her winning look.

Jessica with her winning look.

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Eve and her Medusa inspired model.

Eve and her Medusa inspired model.

Millie (Stylist at Sadler Gate) with black swan themed model.

Millie (Stylist at Sadler Gate) with black swan themed model.

Three of our judges, Laura Robertson, Lizzie Fox and Deesh Dhindsa.

Three of our judges, Laura Robertson, Lizzie Fox and Deesh Dhindsa.

Zea's 'cobweb' model with waterfall braids. Zea is a new stylist at the Duffield salon.

Zea’s ‘cobweb’ model with waterfall braids. Zea is a new stylist at the Duffield salon.

Rachel putting the final touches on her ghostly look.

Rachel putting the final touches on her ghostly look.

Charlotte came second with her Forbidden Forest theme.

Charlotte came second with her Forbidden Forest theme.

 

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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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COLOUR TROPHY

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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.