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HAIR FASHION NIGHT

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HAIR FASHION NIGHT 2016

 

We had a busy time at the L’Oreal Professionnel HAIR FASHION NIGHT earlier this month. Our stylists were on hand at Duffield to help guests choose from six looks to try at the event which took place at selected salons all over the world. We had visits from beauty bloggers who tried several different looks including the ‘Flave’ and ‘French Hair’ with the emphasis on learning tips and tricks on how to style hair differently at home.

 

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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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YOUNG IDEAS

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THE SPRING SUMMER FASHION SHOW

Earlier this month, Stylist from our Sadler Gate, Ashbourne, Duffield and Belper salons styled the hair backstage for the biannual Young Ideas catwalk event. Featuring collections from a host of heavyweight labels, the show was split into scenes to showcase items for trend stories such as ‘Suede Story’ and ‘Monochrome Magic’.

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THE COLOUR TROPHY

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IMOGEN WINS THE STAR AWARD

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We were delighted to have a record breaking five teams in the regional heat of this years L’Oreal Colour Trophy. Stylists from our Ashbourne, Duffield, Sadler Gate and Belper salons all competed at the event in Manchester to win a place in the Grand Final against other salons from across the region. Our teams from across the group went to watch and be a part of the event and were delighted when Imogen Coates from the Duffield salon won her category in the Rising Star Award.

Imogen fought off strong competition and wowed a panel of high-profile judges with her hair colouring talent, she will now join the L’Oréal Professionel Colour Academy 2016 for a year of ‘money can’t buy’ education and training with L’Oréal Professionnel and some of the UK’s top hair colourists

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With her place in the team firmly secured, Imogen will now compete at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final which takes place on Monday 13th June, 2016 against the other ‘STAR’ award winners to win ‘judges favourite’ and the amazing prize of an exclusive European photo-shoot. The Grand Final show promises a thrilling and inspirational black-tie event featuring spectacular hair shows by some of the industry’s most illustrious names in hairdressing followed by a 5 course dinner and the much celebrated awards presentation ceremony.

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Over 3 weeks in April the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Backstage tour has visited nine cities and identified nine exceptional young hairdressers as STAR award winners from across the country who will now form the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Academy 2016. To make an appointment with Imogen please call 01332 843 000.

 

 

 

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HOLLYWOOD WAVES

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RESCUE LACK LUSTRE CURLS…

This season it’s all about iconic waves, standout shine and superstar softness. L’Oreal Professionnel has designed an all-new range of styling products to help showcase waves and curls effortlessly. Simply choose the most suitable product below or ask any of our Stylists for advice.

HAIR WOE NO.1: MEDIUM TO THICK, FRIZZY HAIR

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Use Waves Fatales if you have medium to thick hair, it has a 24 hour hold and will keep your curls looking smooth.

Apply onto freshly washed hair and twist in sections, the easiest way to do this is to divide your hair into 8 vertical segments and apply a pea sized amount to each before twisting. Leave to dry naturally or carefully dry with a diffuser, shake you hair to to reveal bold waves and curls.

HAIR WOE NO.2:  MORE DEFINITION NEEDED

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Often there is very little time to style your hair but whether you are naturally blessed with gentle waves or thick bouncy curls, Siren Waves can help to enhance your hair with in just a few minutes.  A simple twist application of this elastin-cream to washed, towel dried hair means you can now walk out the house without any more styling required!

What’s more, your hair will still retain shiny, elastic waves and curls. Simply twist vertical sections of your hair with a pea sized amount of Siren Waves, use again when dry to add more shine and definition if necessary.

HAIR WOE NO.3: LACK LUSTRE CURLS

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If you prefer a mousse texture and your curls need a little more bounce then choose Sprial Queen nourishing mouse.

Apply the mousse to freshly washed, towel-dried hair by flipping your hair upside down and scrunching the product in. Then gently diffuse dry hair, keeping the hairdryer still to reveal bouncy looking curls with minimal effort.

LIMITED EDITION: Siren Waves is available in a really handy handbag size for just £5.99, this is ideal for those who want to try a curling styling product to see the results before buying the full size version.

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CLOUD NINE

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IT’S TIME TO UPGRADE YOUR TOOLS!

The preferred Iron choice of our Stylists, Cloud Nine is the innovative styling tool brand which offers kinder styling through temperature control technology.

For a limited time only you can exchange your old ghd’s and receive £30 off either the Wide or Original Cloud Nine Irons. This is a fantastic new offer which is available in each of our six salons until March 31st. To receive £30 off you must leave your old straighteners with us and they must be ghd.

You will also receive a complimentary styling tutorial with your purchase so you can learn tips and tricks on how to style your hair at home.

THE ORIGINAL IRON £129.95

The Cloud Nine Original Iron is the ultimate hair straightener. Multi award winning, the Original Iron is the straightener of choice for celebrity stylists around the globe.

The innovative temperature control means you can style from a hair friendly 100 degrees to 200 degrees when only hot will do.The floating, super smooth plates and curved body allow you to straighten, curl, flick and wave without dragging or catching your hair. The Cloud Nine Original Iron comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.

THE WIDE IRON £129.95

The Cloud Nine Wide Iron is ideal for long, thick hair.The wide super smooth plates and curved body allow you to straighten, wave or curl more hair, faster.

The innovative temperature control lets you create beautiful looks only applying the amount of heat you need for your hair type – your hair doesn’t have to suffer for your style.

When not in use, simply slip on the Wide Iron protective heat guard and safely store in the luxury travel pouch. The Cloud Nine Wide Iron comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.

WIDE IRON STYLING INSPIRATION

 

What customers think…

After an independent research by Mustard, 500 people responded to a survey which aimed to know which hair straightener brand people prefer. Having owned other brands such as ghd and Babyliss, we were happy to see that 92% of the respondents prefer Cloud Nine overall and that 91% of previous ghd owners prefer Cloud Nine.

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THE HAIR GUIDE

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THE HAIR GUIDE

We are really excited about the launch of ‘The Hair Guide’, aiming to be much more than a price list the guide showcases all the services we offer whilst inspiring you with fresh hair ideas.

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We value your custom and appreciate your loyalty – especially through tough economic climates. To prove our continued loyalty to you we made the decision to put any price increases on hold over the last four years, however with continued increases from our chosen suppliers and product manufacturers we will be introducing a new pricing structure rather than an increase across all prices.

The main change will be offering short, medium and long hair pricing options – something which has been in place at our Ashbourne salon for a number of years. We really wanted our new menu to be easy to understand with transparent pricing information and so we have introduced a new colour menu with fewer pricing options.

We’ll also be launching one-on-one styling tutorials and ‘TLC Tuesday’, a new initaive where you can nominate a friend who is going through a hard time to receive complimentary hair or beauty treatments.

As of February 1st, we will have The Hair Guide in each of our six salons so you can see how this will affect the services you currently enjoy. We will continue to offer premium service as well as added value across the board on a range of product offers, gifts with purchase and our popular loyalty scheme.

Although a price increase is never timely – whatever the economic climate – we wanted to communicate our reasons for doing so, rather than implementing it out of the blue. Our promise to you is that you will continue to receive value for money, value in the services we provide and value in our dedication to client care and of course your hair.

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THE MUSE COLLECTION

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THE MUSE COLLECTION

The Art Team have unveiled their latest collection: Muse. The collection aims to inspire and showcase the luxurious hair services we offer, from Great Length hair extensions to technically perfect colour and polished, editorially inspired styling. The combination of pearlescent blondes with honeycomb, toasted terracotta and spiced aubergine make a sumptuous colour palette which was applied using freehand techniques by our Art Team Colour Specialists. Photographed by Paul Gill at The Old Hall, the collection will feature throughout our new ‘hair guide’ which will be available in January 2016. As ever the models in the collection are all clients, friends and staff, which we think makes the photographic collections we produce each year extra special – Thank you!

HAIR: The Sally Montague Hair Group Art Team using Shu Uemura Art Of Hair

Sally Montague, Ferne Baker, Angel Montague-Sayers, Deesh Dhindsa, Emmanuelle Montague-Sayers, Lizzie Fox, Laura Robertson, Alice Cronin, Imogen Godwin

Assisted by Bonnie, Serafina, Jessica, Grace, Charlotte, Eve

Make Up by Stephanie from the Belper salon using Make Up by HD Brows

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‘We wanted to ensure our clients could fall in love with the imagery of our new collection, so it was important to us to produce commercial images with a luxe, contemporary twist.’ – Angel Montague- Sayers.

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CLOTHES SHOW LIVE

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THE CLOTHES SHOW 2015: THE IMAGE CATWALK WITH CLOUD NINE

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We have had teams working backstage at The Clothes Show for several years, it’s a really busy event and it’s great for stylists and apprentices to assist backstage and gain valuable session skills.

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The Clothes Show is held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham each year and presents a line up of brands, celebrities and features the ultimate fashion experience including catwalks, trend presentations, shopping, hair and beauty demonstrations and talks from leading industry experts including our very own Angel Montague-Sayers who is the Cloud Nine Hair Ambassador.

Angel presented a quick tutorial once a day on how to get the perfect, salon quality, bouncy blow dry, using the Cloud Nine Wand and The O.

Angel presented a quick tutorial once a day on how to get the perfect, salon quality, bouncy blow dry, using the Cloud Nine Wand and The O.

Angel’s Top Tips:

1. Prep the hair with product before you start styling, her favourite is the TecniArt Constructor. This will give you the hair more texture and a better hold on the final effect.

2. Using heated curlers, curl the top of the head… this will create the effect of a big bouncy blow dry which you get in a salon. Then using a wand, curl the bottom sections of the hair, this will save time and convenience for you.

3. Scrunch every curl whilst it is still hot. This will set it in place and stop it from falling out.

4. When curling the front areas make sure you curl away from the face, it will be more flattering.

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Cloud Nine were based on The Image Catwalk which showcases the ‘future of fashion’; graduates and final year students from top Universities and Colleges around the country present their collections on the stage which was hosted by reality TV stars Antonia O’Brien, Jamie Laing and Joey Essex.

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The Graduate shows were presented every hour and were 30 minutes long and with just seconds to change into new outfits, the hair was bound to look a bit dishevelled. We sent our fantastic team to assist Angel backstage where they learnt new techniques to bring back to the salon.

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The looks were created with only four simple L’Oreal Professionnel products:

  1. Volume Lift Mousse by TecniArt – Top Tip, you can never have too much of this! Spray on to roots section by section and blow dry in until the product is gone. This will give the roots some lift and add volume to create the bouncy blow dry.
  2. Constructor by TecniArt- spray all over the hair to give some texture to work with. When the hair is too smooth the curl will slip out so adding some constructor will help the curl not to drop.
  3. Crepage de Chignon, Wildstylers – this mineral powder fixing spray provides great texture and a volumising effect with a matte finish.
  4. Air Fix, by TecniArt – Spray all over finished hair to keep the style from dropping out.

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Not only was Angel and her team backstage styling the hair for the Image Catwalk models but she was on hand to make the presenters stage ready too. Take a look at Angel backstage styling the hair of celebrities such as Jamie Laing, Binky Felsted, Antonia O’Brien, Lauren Pope, Carol Wright and Chloe Lewis.

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Thank you to Nicola, Sophie, Ellen, Grace, Eve and Millie who all worked really hard backstage – well done!

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Cloud Nine believe that your hair is as unique as your fingerprint and are leading the revolution in kinder hair care styling. Their innovative temperature control technology allows you to style at the temperature most suited to your hair which is why we use Cloud Nine tools in each of our salons.

For more information on Cloud Nine products or how to purchase them then please call 01332 331133 or visit our website at: https://www.sallymontague.co.uk/products/cloud-nine/

 

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LONDON FASHION WEEK

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BACKSTAGE WITH L’OREAL PROFESSIONNEL AT LONDON FASHION WEEK

Two of our Sadler Gate Stylists, Imogen and Ellen, proved their crafting credentials when they were invited to assist L’Oréal Professionnel backstage at the highly anticipated On/Off show at London Fashion Week. The lucky pair assited Adam Reed from Percy and Reed backstage for Yii, Vinti Andrews and Gynel at the Vinyl Factory in London.

 

“We had an incredible time at London Fashion Week, we learnt so much from Adam and we were extremely lucky to have been given this opportunity to work along side such an amazing team and fantastic designers “

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YII: THE SEWHAWK

The hair was left untamed to add softness to this ‘triple looped pony’. After washing, apply ‘PLI’ by L’Oréal TecniArt by spraying on towel dried hair liberally before blow-drying. Finish this look using L’Oreal Professionnel ‘Infinium’ hair spray to hold the look into place.

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VINTI ANDREWS: THE RUN WAVE

A 60’s inspired look with soft curls, brushed out to look slightly dishevelled. Use only ‘PLI’ by TecniArt and create a loose waves with the Cloud Nine Waving Wand. The hair will appear texturised and natural.

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GYUNEL: BAND OF OUTSIDERS

Use ‘Wet look’ gel by L’Oréal on freshly washed hair to give hair a sleek and slender look, experiment with different size braids and finish with TecniArt’s ‘Metallic Gloss’ for an added shine.


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