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ID ARTIST

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ID ARTIST

Earlier this summer Lorna, senior stylist at the Old Hall, successfully auditioned to become a L’Oreal ID Artist. Led by some of the hairdressing industry’s biggest names, ID ARTISTS are coached in the latest catwalk looks, cut and styling techniques, session hairdressing, product innovation and the latest L’Oréal Professionnel seasonal trends. The two-year mentoring programme covers both colour and cutting and styling and has become one of the most sought-after educational opportunities for young hairdressers, inspiring those with an eye for fashion and unique creative expression

LORNA’S DIARY

As I attended the introduction to ID Artist in Leeds I was feeling super excited about the two year journey that I am about to start with L’Oréal. The first day’s session involved learning the importance of social media in the hair styling industry, getting colour trend savvy for AW/17 and a preview of L’Oréal’s new metallic colour range. In addition to this I got to see a demo of two different hair cuts from Saks art team members.
The session ended with Andrew Barton giving us all an insight into the world of being a celebrity hairdresser. Listening to Andrew’s career was very inspiring and left me feeling more motivated than ever to improve and develop my skills as a hair stylist. At the end of the day all of the member’s of the ID artist team’s were invited to a night of bowling, food and drinks. This was a really nice opportunity to meet more of the great people who I will be working and training alongside in the coming years.
During the second day at ID Artist I learned the importance of presenting yourself properly on stage and how to engage with an audience and keep them interested. There was a hands-on styling session with Luke Pluckrose (a session stylist with Saks) and a cutting session with Sarah Clarke-Lees (a member of the Saks art team). These sessions were great as I learned new sectioning techniques and how to use them to create a choppy, layered haircut. We then finished the day with a team building exercise which involved all of the groups acting out a Disney film of their choice.
My first two day’s at ID Artist were amazing and I cannot wait for the next event!

To book an appointment with Lorna please call 01332 331133 or book online.

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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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#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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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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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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GREAT LENGTHS

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YVETTE CLARKE SCOOPS THE BRIDAL CREATION AWARD

Great Lengths, the leader in human hair extensions, held its black-tie awards ceremony in at the Royal Armouries, New Dock Hall, in Leeds.

After narrowing hundreds of stylists down to the shortlist of nominees, there could only be 10 winners.

It was a special night for Yvette Clarke of Sally Montague Hair Group, Derbyshire who was recognized for her outstanding work and contribution as a Great Lengths stylist.

Yvette was thrilled to be awarded the Bridal Creation trophy, a competitive category where salons are rewarded for outstanding excellence, in demonstrating exceptional creativity with their Bridal creation entries.

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‘With my final image I wanted to create a classic and timeless bridal style using fresh flowers to
accessorise. Previously I had been a finalist in the top five of the Great Lengths Awards to to win the UK title just feels amazing.’  Yvette Clarke, Great Lengths Extensionist and Master Stylist at the Belper and Duffield salons.

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BBC Radio Leeds presenter, Larry Budd hosted the event, which featured VIP guests of the night: Monica Glass of the Little Princess Trust and Great Lengths Managing Director, Carol Leo.

The night, which consisted of champagne, and dancing, also raised £1,000 for Great Lengths’ designated charity, The Little Princess Trust, which will go towards making human hair wigs for children suffering from hair loss.

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Winners were carefully selected prior to the event, by a handpicked panel of expert judges including: Matthew Curtis, Lead Stylist for Britain’s Next Top Model and Great Lengths Extensionist; Gabriella Pisani, Founder of the Pretty Ugly Blog and former Beauty Writer for Hello Magazine, alongside Gemma Ward, Editor of The Salon Magazine.

Carol Leo, Managing Director of Great Lengths, said: “I am absolutely thrilled with how the evening went, the night was filled with some extremely proud faces and as a team we couldn’t be happier for our winners and finalists. At Great Lengths we pride ourselves on our bespoke service and the quality of our hair and products, so this was a special night for us all to celebrate the hard work of our salons and stylists. We are already looking forward to our 2017 awards, which will take place in Ireland.”

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YOUNG IDEAS

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THE YOUNG IDEAS AUTUMN WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

Earlier this month our team once again styled the hair backstage at the Young Ideas AW Fashion Show. Sally Montague, Lizzie, Imogen, Serafina, Lorna, Millie and Danielle were all on hand to change the hair between scenes to reflect the day to night show journey.

Showcasing a host of designer brands including Belstaff, Paul Smith, Moschino, DVF and many more, the show was presented to more than ninety guests at the Ashbourne store.

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Take a closer look at the scenes from the show here…

YOUNG IDEAS AW16 SHOW SCENES

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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 emmanuelle@sallymontague.co.uk 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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