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YEAR 2021

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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YEAR 2021

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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YEAR 2021

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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YEAR 2021

ID ARTIST

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ART TEAM MEMBERS ALICE, LAURA AND IMOGEN TAKE PART IN THE ID ARTIST LIVE TOUR

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Last month our three ID Artists; Alice Cronin, Laura Robertson and Imogen Godwin all showcased their talent at The Queens Hotel in Leeds where L’Oreal Professionnel had organised a live event to showcase the latest colour, cutting and styling trends for Autumn/Winter. The talented trio each presented styling and colour techniques on stage during the two hour presentation after attending ID Artist workshops in London earlier this year.

The tour visited Dublin, Glasgow, Leeds and London, with live education from ID Artists, sneak peeks at some of the newest product launches and a preview of the newest clothing collection from Reiss, the 2015 tour was one of the most widely attended L’Oreal Professionnel education events yet!

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YEAR 2021

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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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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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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YEAR 2021

GRAND FINAL

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THE 60TH L’OREAL COLOUR TROPHY GRAND FINAL…

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YEAR 2021

BACKSTAGE

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GRADUATE FASHION WEEK 2015

Emily Short, Stylist at Belper and the University salon, has been busy assisting backstage at Graduate Fashion Week as part of the young L’Oreal Portfolio Session Team. The four-day event saw 23 BA shows and contributions from 40 UK universities, with nearly 30,000 visitors coming through the doors, making it the largest graduate fashion week in the world.

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Headed up by Andrea Daley and Lisa Rhead from Barbara Daley, this year’s hair ranged from minimalist ponytails to intricate woven designs embellished with copper leaf and amazing headpieces. No two universities had the same hair, quite a feat when you think that there were 25 shows and 40 colleges involved.

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Says Emily “One of the biggest highlights from the event was watching my first look walk down the catwalk, this was the east catwalk at the Liverpool and North Brook show. Myself and the team created a look inspired by Marc Jacobs, where we pulled all the hair forward onto the front on the hairline to create a sleek and smooth feel and then finished it with a lose knot of the front, keeping in the volume and the texture.”

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“There are a lot of different elements to consider when working backstage . Not only do you have think about making the hair perfect, but also the hair must suit and compliment the outfits. The outfit could be fantastic, the hair could be spectacular but if they don’t compliment each other then it could become a disaster.

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“As a team we created a strong braided style that worked perfectly with the outfits the University fashion students had created.”

Graduate Fashion Week finished with a gala catwalk show, crowning the recipient of this year’s gold award. Hannah Wallace, from Manchester School of Art, was named the winner for her edgy but wearable ski-influenced collection, scooping £10,000.

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YEAR 2021

ID ARTIST

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IMOGEN GAINS A PLACE ON THE ID ARTIST TEAM

Imogen Godwin, Master Stylist at Ashbourne, has been celebrating after winning a sought after place on the prestigious L’Oreal Professionnel ID Artist team.

The team is a highly sought-after educational opportunity for talented, inspired hairdressers with an eye for fashion and unique creative expression. Lizzie Fox, Deesh Dhindsa, Alice Cronin and Laura Robertson have been or are currently part of the ID Artist programme.

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Led by some of the hairdressing industry’s biggest names, students are coached in the latest catwalk looks, cut and colour techniques alongside L’Oreal Professionnel’s seasonal trends over the course of the two year initiative – equipping them with the perfect tools to take back to the salon and clients.

National auditions were held in the UK and Ireland last week where Imogen had to present a mood board of inspirational catwalk looks and trends, before presenting her stunning model and talking through her inspirations with the esteemed judging panel. From hundreds of entrants only a maximum of three stylists from each region go through to become members of the team, and Imogen is now preparing for some exciting creative opportunities ahead.

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YEAR 2021

SETTING THE TONE

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LAURA ROBERTSON GRADUATES IN PRESTIGIOUS CEREMONY AT CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS

We’re very proud to announce the graduation of a third L’Oreal Colour Specialist within the salon group. Laura Robertson, L’Oreal ID Artist and Manager of our Belper salon has recently graduated from the L’Oreal Professionnel Colour Specialist class of 2014, putting her in the top 1% of L’Oreal colourists in the UK.

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Laura graduated in a prestigious ceremony at Central Saint Martins school of design in London and now joins graduates Lizzie Fox (Sadler Gate) and Alice Cronin (Ashbourne) as a certified Colour Specialist.  Ferne Baker (The Old Hall) and Zoe Stevenson (Duffield) have also just completed the course and will graduate in May 2016.

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The technically-savvy group are well placed to offer expert advice on colour correction and the latest colouring techniques after each successfully completing the course, which sets the standard for colourists dedicated to technical excellence. The Colourists were chosen to complete the degree because of their existing level of expertise and gained more than 90% in their final examinations. They now share an understanding of creative and on-trend colouring techniques that is second to none.

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Says Director Sally Montague, “We are delighted to have another L’Oreal Colour Specialist within the Sally Montague Hair Group. Gaining a distinction is a fantastic accolade for Laura and the group as a whole.”

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Laura Robertson is a L’Oreal ID Artist, Colour Specialist and a member of the Sally Montague Hair Group Art Team. To make an appointment with Laura at our Belper salon, please call 01773 822 520.

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