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SAVE THE DATE

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INDUSTRIAL CHARM

A wedding shoot at Haarlem Mill…

Late last year I took part in a collaborative wedding photoshoot at Haarlem Mill Wedding Venue, Wirksworth, with other Derbyshire based businesses, including Ivory White Bridal shop in Duffield. 

Working onsite requires a different set of techniques to working in salon, especially when working alongside other artists. There is often limited time and space to complete the look, and you must be prepared with all products and equipment to hand, and often work on the hair at the same time as others are working on the models make-up or costume. It is incredibly important to be flexible at all times to ensure that everyone works as a team to create the best overall look.

It was great to be able to collaborate with Sophie at Ivory White, Duffield, and Make-up artist Ruby Jones on the New Romantic inspired Winter look. We took our inspiration from the offwhite and grey wedding dress chosen by Sophie, and worked as a team to create a look that both complimented and enhanced the dress. I used soft braids and twists that mirrored the lace and embroidery on the dress and incorporated 3 small pearl hair combs to add a touch of wedding glamour.   

I thoroughly enjoyed working on this shoot, and hope to be able to do more session styling and collaborative work in the future.   

You can read the SAVE THE DATE blog post here…

Rustic Scandinavia meets Industrial Charm

Kathy is a Stylist at the Duffield salon, please call 01332 843 000 to make an appointment.

MEET THE SUPPLIERS

PLANNING & PHOTOGRAPHY  EKR PICTURES

PLANNING & STYLING  SASS WEDDINGS

BRIDAL  IVORY WHITE

MAKE-UP  RUBY J BEAUY

HAIR  KATHY GENTLES FROM SALLY MONTAGUE HAIR GROUP

STATIONERY  AMELIA, MILLIE STONE UK

VENUE  HAARLEM MILL

FLOWERS  MARIA’S FLOWERS

CAKE  HANNAH, BAKE ASHBOURNE

BRIDESMAID DRESS  CUDDLE AND KISS ATELIER

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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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COVER STORY

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CHRISTMAS ON CLOUD NINE!

Cloud Nine teamed up with hair industry bible Creative HEAD magazine for a Christmas cover shoot with Angel taking the lead backstage on a collection of eight cool, easy going looks.

“These looks were inspired by the contrasting qualities of hair; keeping textures raw against more polished finishes. They were also heavily influenced by the Cloud Nine ‘Muses’ – girls we believe are strong, spirited, effortlessly cool and carefree, with a penchant for luxury”
– Angel Montague Sayers, Cloud Nine UK creative ambassador

Cloud Nine electrical tools are available in each of our salons and we offer a complimentary styling lesson with all tools purchased.

Credits:
Hair Angel Montague Sayers, Jodie Austen, James Earnshaw, Mahfair Goknil and Stacey McCormack for Cloud Nine
Make-up Alex Jones using Katherine Daniels Cosmetics and Code Beautiful
Fashion Alexandra Bickerdike assisted by Devante Daley – with special thanks to Tibi, Wolford, Topshop, Emma Charles, Jenny Bird, Fausto Puglisi, Theory, Pilgrim, Barrus, Stella McCartney, Kurt Geiger, Soul, Brunello Cucinelli, J.W. Anderson, Halston Heritage, Alix, Jacquemus and Falke
Photography Jon Baker
Products used: Cloud Nine and Evo

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BRONZED BLONDE

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THE BLONDE EDIT

Last month Lizzie and Millie headed to London to take part in the L’Oreal Professionnel Blonde Edit alongside a group of other L’Oreal Portfolio salon teams.  They were given a brief to create one of three blonde colour trends and the pair chose Bronzed Blonde.

TREND ALERT: BRONZED BLONDE

Bronzed blonde is ideal for those taking the first steps towards more natural blonder tones and is a glossy, post holiday look. This ultra soft freehand service uses honey caramel tones for a bronzed glow and is ideal for clients who want to add more definition and contrast to overprocessed hair.

‘The day was a fabulous experience and it was great to explore more ideas with Mabel’s hair. I can’t wait to start using the new bronzed blonde techniques at Sadler Gate!’ Millie King

‘We spent the day at L’Oréal headquarters for the blonde edit which was a great experience from start to finish. We wanted to create a natural bronzed look to shy away from the ombré look and inspire clients with a greater variety of tones.’ Lizzie Fox

We always tailor blonde tones to suit your colouring and taste, ask to your stylist about which blonde tones will work for you.To make an appointment with Lizzie (Salon Manager and Colour Specialist) or Millie (Stylist) please call the Sadler Gate salon on 01332 203 302 or book online via our website.

Below: The final Blonde Edit looks are blushed blonde, bronzed blonde and plati-nude.

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OUR LATEST SHOOT

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OUR LATEST PHOTOSHOOT

Members of Art Team and stylists from across the salon group took part in our latest shoot at The Old Hall which was photographed by Paul Gill. You may recognise our models who are all clients and friends of the salon and in Lydia’s case, have modelled in each of our photographic collections over the past five years! We always use models who we feel reflect our clients and produce looks which inspire you to try something new, from a peachy or pink tone to a shorter and more textured cut or bolder colour.

The make up for all models is by Chloe, Spa Therapist at our Ashbourne salon using High Definition.

This 70’s inspired copper is by Laura Robertson, Colour Specialist & Art Team member from the Belper salon. This shorter fringe looks fantastic on Rochelle and the styling compliments her colour perfectly.

This grunge-inspired look is modelled by Lydia who is currently on the cover of our Hair Guide in a much more polished looking image. Hair by Art Team Members Lizzie (Colour Specialist at Sadler Gate) and Deesh from the Duffield Salon.

Another look by Lizzie and Deesh. Ellie’s colour was transformed into a multi tonal but clean blonde and styled into a ‘faux bob’ for the shoot but it is actually shoulder length!

Alice and Imogen from Ashbourne enhanced Amy’s natural colour for maximum shine.

Katherine and Lorna from The Old Hall worked on this fantastic colour blend on Kirsty. They kept it smooth and straight on the final image so the colour technique can be clearly seen.

Last but not least is this fantastic work by Millie at Sadler Gate. We love the pink and peach tones which compliment Mabel’s skin tone and colouring.

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