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COLOUR TROPHY

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THE L’OREAL COLOUR TROPHY

We had a great time at the regional finals of the L’Oreal Colour Trophy and had three teams competing who all did exceptionally well. Drew and Millie were judged as ‘Best in Region’ in the mens category and will go on to compete at the Grand Final in June at Battersea Evolution.

Here’s a snapshot of the regional final…

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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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LORNA IN BARCELONA

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ID ARTISTS IN BARCELONA

Sun, sea and a sensational line-up of guest artists were the order of the day when the L’Oréal Professionnel ID Artists enjoyed a three-day education trip. The L’Oréal Academia, Barcelona was the stunning venue for 63 ID Artists who were all there to prepare for the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Backstage Live Tour, which kicks off this today visiting 10 cities in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

LORNA’S DIARY

On day one I had some free time before the first meet up so I went for a paella lunch with some of the ID Artists before exploring Barcelona. During the welcome meeting there was inspirational talks from the L’Oréal team and the Rush Art team and then a briefing on the colour trophy hair show. We were shown demonstrations on each look that we have to create on the colour trophy tour which I will be taking part in and competing in. After the meeting there was a drinks reception dinner followed by a night out in Barcelona.
On the second day, the morning started with an in depth demonstration of the two main styling looks for the colour trophy tour. This was then followed by the ID artist team practicing the two looks on dolls heads in pairs. In the afternoon we took it in turns to make pom poms out of hair and make wigs, using extensions the colourists had coloured in the morning. That evening we had a tapas dinner and drinks with all of the ID artists and L’Oréal team.

Stuart Chapman, ID Artist project manager, said: “Talented guest artists , our beautiful Barcelona Academia and 63 passionate ID Artists all combined to make this a very memorable trip as we fully prepare the ID Artists for their presentations at the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Backstage Live Tour.”

The ID Artist programme from L’Oréal Professionnel has one goal – to find talented individuals who could be the future stars of the hairdressing industry and work with them to further develop their talent and discover their full potential. We encourage out team to audition and our current or former ID Artists include Lizzie (Sadler Gate), Deesh (Duffield), Laura (Belper), Alice and Imogen (Ashbourne) and Lorna (The Old Hall).

 

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INSTANT HIGHLIGHTS

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INSTANT HIGHLIGHTS

Angel and Zea were the first to see Instant Highlights when they took part in the L’Oreal Professionnel UK launch shoot in January and last week our stylists were all trained on the new  techniques at The Old Hall. This entirely new service is designed for the time poor who need a lightening appointment in just 30 minutes. Find out more below…

What are Instant Highlights?

A game-changing in-salon lightening technique that gives you  face framing highlights in half an hour thanks to a specific lightening cream and heated hair iron that cut out the usual development time.

Why Instant Highlights instead of my usual highlights or balayage?

Here’s the deal – it won’t replace your full head of highlights (because the whole point is not to take so much time), but if natural looking balayage is your thing then instant highlights could easily be added to your Cut and Blow-dry.

Why? Because it has the same lightening effect (up to 6 levels on un-dyed virgin hair) as regular highlights, but in an express time limit.

How does it work?

First step, choose your look from the options below with your stylist:

1. InstaContouring – 5-10 face framing pieces.

2. Instalights – 10-15 woven highlights all over your head.

3. Instarevive – up to 15 pieces give a grown out balayage a good old refresh.

4. Instapop – add block sections of pastel colour.

How much does it cost?

Short hair £32

Medium length hair £35

Long hair £38

Our pricing includes Smartbond but any toners or colourful hair will be added to the prices above.

 

 

Please ask your stylist if you have any questions about Instant Highlights which is now available in all salons.

The Old Hall 01332 331133

Sadler Gate 01332 203 302

Duffield 01332 843 000

Belper 01773 822520

Ashbourne 01335 343 893

University 01332 622 713

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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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SS17 IT LOOKS

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L’OREAL PROFESSIONNEL TRENDS

Inspired by the runway, below are the two emerging trends for Spring/Summer 2017. Emmy Rappe (left) wears the first new service, Foilyage, although this technique is showcased on copper it is great for blondes and brunettes too.

The second trend, modelled by the stunning L’Oreal Professionnel ambassaor, Hailey Baldwin (right), is Nude Beige, inspired by the ‘barely-there’ nude make-up trend.

These looks are perfect for spring and so easy to wear.

 

COPPER FOILYAGE 

Copper is the colour of the season spotted on the latest runways of the likes of Alexander Wang. We are embracing this colour and paring it with a trending technique, Foilyage. Like balayage, which you might be familiar with, this is a technique where the hair colour technician would freehand paint lighter pieces into the hair. However, selected pieces are then wrapped in foils, creating defined lightness to blend seamlessly with the softer tones.

Although modelled on copper, this technique is perfect for blondes and brunettes alike.

DISCOVER FOILYAGE

The new adaptation of the Balayage technique, Foilyage, this technique gives the so desired ultimate natural-looking sun-kissed glow perfect for introducing that spring/summer vibe. The subtlety of this look brings beauty creating definition and dimensions in the hair throughout the front section, in particular the lengths and ends. The glossy perfection that comes with this technique avoids the need for a radical transformation involving heavy commitment. A palette of copper and golden shades are perfect for this technique to brighten up and warm any hair colour.

The increased popularity of the Foilyage trend across the runways, celebrity looks and the high street is contributed to by its low maintenance nature, like Balyage, this professional salon-only technique gives the chic look and feel good factor reducing the need to go to the salon every few weeks. What more could you want?

NUDE BEIGE

Inspired by the ‘barely there’ nude make-up look, this trend uses the beige hair colour palette playing with a blend of cool and warm tones making this look perfect for spring and easy to wear.

Your colourist will work with your face shape to really emphasise your natural features & highlight the face contour with the colour placement adding an effortless glow for a chic and natural-looking result.

Our team all took part in an education session on the new techniques with L’Oreal Professionnel, ask them about nude blonde and foliage on your next visit.

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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]