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COLOUR WOW

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COLOUR WOW DURING COVID-19!

We have had lots of messages regarding root colour over the past few weeks so we thought that a guide to a colour alternative may help! If you want to disguise your roots then we are recommending either Colour Wow or a temporary root spray, both can be bought online.

The most popular shades of Colour Wow now seem to have sold out on several websites. We can post Colour Wow to you and have set up a temporary shop on the gift voucher page of the website here.

WHAT DOES COLOUR WOW DO?

Cover greys and dark roots, refresh highlights, thicken hairlines…

Covers grey seamlessly, even covers dark roots and extends highlights without peroxide

Precise application, no mess like sprays

Never stiff, sticky or waxy like mascaras and crayons

Looks completely natural, mimics hair’s reflective qualities

Water resistant formula, you can even swim in it

No waxes, dyes or parabens

Can also be used to fill in hairlines and cover gaps to create the look of thicker hair

Sally’s Tips and Tricks

  1. Load the brush with powder, you will need quite a lot for full coverage. I would advise using the longer bristled brush end.

WATCH VIDEO ONE HERE

2. Pull you hair back and push the powder into your hairline. Instantly you will see the greys being covered.

3. You only really need to focus on your hairline and parting. There is no need to be very precise but try not to colour your scalp.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO TWO

4. The powder will last until you wash it out and will not affect your colour in any way.

5. If you have highlighted hair, you can use the small end of the brush to emphasise these.

HOW TO DISGUISE YOUR ROOTS

WATCH VIDEO THREE HERE

How I will be wearing my hair for the next few weeks…

Let’s take this as an opportunity to use less heated tools and instead use all of those hair masques and samples which we all have in cupboards!

If you would like us to post any specific hair or skin care advice, please email [email protected]

 

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#MYCOLORFULHAIR

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#MYCOLORFULHAIR HAS ARRIVED!

Last Monday our stylists were trained on the brand new launch of ColourfulHair. This brand new in-salon, direct dye colour palette offers thousands of bespoke colourful results and is available in eight bright and brilliant intermixable shades. Whether it is soft Pink Sorbet or Hypnotic Magenta, the possibilities are endless!


The Crystal Clear allows stylists to reduce the intensity of the tone for more pastel tones and the colour can last for up to 15 shampoos, depending on the type of shade chosen, colour depth and porosity of the hair fiber. Colorful Hair is ammonia free and is available in all salons. The processing time is just 20 minutes and is priced from £20, depending on the desired effect. Please ask your stylist for a consultation and skin test for ColorfulHair and share your transformations with us on Instagram using #mycolourfulhair.

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JOIN OUR TEAM

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WE’RE EXPANDING…

Our award-winning team enjoy the best opportunities the hair industry has to offer, from inspiring education to excellent rates of pay and creative opportunities. We strive to create a dynamic and friendly working environment across the salon group and are proud to have such a diverse and talented team.

We are looking for both graduate stylists and senior hairdressers and managers for positions across the salon group. Our stylists are continually educated through internal and external courses with L’Oreal Professional and are paid between 35 and 40% commission for excellent customer care and technical ability.

We are looking for all types of personality from every age group – if you are a passionate, committed hairstylist or manager looking to work with an award winning company then apply now.

We are recruiting for 12 stylist positions at the following salons…

Ashbourne
The Old Hall, St Peters Churchyard, Derby
Sadler Gate, Cathedral Quarter, Derby
Duffield
Belper
Montague Creative, The University of Derby, Kedleston Road

HAIRDRESSING APPRENTICESHIPS

We run our own in-house apprenticeship and are recruiting Year 11 School Leavers who wish to pursue an exciting career in Hairdressing. To apply we need you to have achieved GCSE grades A*-C in English and Maths.

We believe in learning ‘the right way’ and not ‘the quick way’, as an apprentice technician you can expect to be training for at least a two year period involving practical and theoretical training in your salon and at the L’Oréal academies around the UK.

Apprentice places are in high demand, with a reputation for the training being second to none. We have full support from L’Oréal and the experience of the highly esteemed senior staff members.

Once onboard as an apprentice you will train towards your NVQ levels 1 and 2. Once successfully completed, you will then be ready to work on the salon floor as a Stylist. However, training will not stop there; you will then go on to work towards your NVQ Level 3 to advance your skills further.

To apply for any of the above positions, please send your CV and covering letter to:

Emmanuelle Sayers
Sally Montague Hair Group,
3 Tamworth Street
Duffield, DE56 4ER

or email [email protected]

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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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EVENTS

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SEPTEMBER

We hold several client evenings throughout the year and are currently planning our October to December sessions – if there is something that you would particularly like to see then please let us know!

Spaces are limited to 10 tickets for each event which are priced £10 each, the ticket price is redeemable against any hair care purchased at the event.

Please call the Duffield salon on 01332 843 000 or email [email protected] for more information or to reserve your place.

SCALP CLINIC

DATE : 8th September

VENUE: Duffield

TIME: Spaces are available 12 – 7.30pm

We have decided to hold the next scalp clinic between 12 and 8pm, simply book a time slot during this time and our specialists will be on hand to diagnose and help treat any scalp conditions or discomfort.

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STYLING MASTERCLASS

DATE : 15th September

VENUE: Duffield

TIME: 6-8pm

We are holding a Styling Masterclass to show you how to keep and hold a hair style without it falling flat. Please feel free to bring your own tools and products to this session which will take place from 6-8pm.

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CURL CLASS

DATE : 29th September

VENUE: Duffield

TIME: 6-8pm

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CURL CLASS

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CURL CLASS

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We had a fantastic evening at our Curl Class last night. Our guests enjoyed advice and demonstrations before trying out the new Kerastase Curl Ideal collection. Kerastase have also released an incredible ‘Book of Curls’ which is full of inspirational styling techniques and tips on caring for curly hair which can be downloaded using the link below.

CLICK HERE: Kerastase Book of Curls

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ANNUAL AWARDS

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THE ANNUAL MEETING AND AWARDS

On Tuesday 17th May 2016 an afternoon and evening of celebration ensued as staff from the Sally Montague Hair Group’s six salons in Derbyshire gathered at the historic Cathedral Quarter Hotel in Derby for its annual awards ceremony.

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Held to coincide with the 33rd anniversary of Sally Montague Hair Group, the highly anticipated awards aims to identify the salon stars that have excelled in their roles over the last 12 months. The 13 categories including The L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Genius and Best Salon Team, ensured members of staff were recognised and rewarded on the night.

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Director Sally Montague presented the trophies and prizes, which ranged from an vouchers to luxury hair and skin care. The afternoon began with a presentation outlining the group’s achievements throughout 2015 and this year’s plans for the business including the new salon and spa being built in Ashbourne. Sally then presented the prizes in the awards ceremony to the evening’s winners and the night culminated with a celebratory dinner, where staff toasted their collective successes and awards.

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Says director Sally Montague: “Our in-salon awards allows us to praise and commend each member of the team for their dedication and loyalty to the Sally Montague Hair Group. It’s one of the few times in the year where all our six salon teams are together – we’re already looking forward to next year!”

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All salon teams clubbed together to present Sally Montague with flowers and a present to celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the business.

THE AWARDS

The Apprentice Potential Award 2016: Danielle Shelley

The Style Award: Lou Lomax, The Old Hall

Art Team presentation and prizes: Lizzie, Deesh, Laura, Alice, Imogen, Ferne, Emmanuelle

Customer Excellence Award: Jo Allen

The Rising Star Award: Imogen Godwin, Ashbourne

Most Inspirational Team Member as voted for by the team: Deesh Dhindsa, Duffield

The L’Oreal Professionnel Colour Genius Award: Laura Robertson, Colour Specialist, Belper

Best Salon Team: Ashbourne

Manager of the Year Award for Outstanding Leadership: Charmian Ransby, Ashbourne

The Stylist Award for Professional Growth: Katherine Vanderplank, The Old Hall

The Spa Award for Professional Growth: Holly Leeming, Ashbourne

The Hall Of Fame Award, Best Stylist: Lizzie Fox, Sadler Gate

Salon of the Year: Belper

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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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