Category Archives: NEW PRODUCT


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YEAR 2019




We’re delighted that now our entire therapist team at both Ashbourne and Belper are now trained in HD Brows – the UK’s No.1 eyebrow treatment.

So what is it? HD Brows is a bespoke eyebrow treatment that is completely tailored to you – not a brow stencil in sight. It’s so much more than a standard eyebrow tint and wax; our expertly trained team combine our unique brow design consultation with custom-blended colour, hair removal and make up application for brows that suit you, whether your wish to tame bushy brows or regrow overplucked eyebrows. Please note that a patch test is required 48 hours prior to this treatment.

Book now by calling 01335343893 for the Ashbourne salon or 01773822520 for Belper. Don’t forget there is free parking from 2pm throughout December in Ashbourne. The closest car park to the salon is Shaw Croft, the postcode is DE6 1GD.


The perfect brows might just be one treatment away, however those with sparse or over-plucked brows may need a regrowth programme. Our therapists will show you the areas needed to grow so the shape can be improved at each appointment. You’ll also be educated on the best HD make up to use on any gaps in your brows. HD Brows takes around 45 minutes and costs £30. The effects usually last around 4-6 weeks, however this can vary depending on your hair growth.


We follow the same ‘one shape doesn’t fit all’ ethos throughout every part of the treatment, including tinting. The custom-blend our bespoke HD Brow Dyes to create the perfect tone to complement your skin tone and hair colour. When it comes to the shape we use a brow mapping and measuring formula to design your brows before using a combination of High Definition hair removal techniques including waxing, threading, tweezing and trimming – all to create a bespoke brow shape for you.


LVL Lashes is an enhancing length, volumising and lifting treatment which works by straightening and tinting your natural eyelashes for a more dramatic look without mascara. It’s a popular treatment which can be combined with HD Brows to enhance your natural features. LVL Lashes is priced £48 or HD Brows and LVL Lashes is £70 and the treatment time is 90 minutes.


Book now by calling 01335343893 for the Ashbourne salon or 01773822520 for Belper.





Behind the scenes

YEAR 2019




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


Behind the scenes

YEAR 2019




Save up to £25 on your favourite skincare with the limited edition sets.

ESPA offers highly effective skincare products, formulated with the purest, natural ingredients to cleanse, nourish and rejuvenate for beautifully radiant skin.

Optimal Duo (Worth £80) £55.00

Includes: Optimal Skin ProCleanser 100ml & Optimal Skin ProMoisturiser 55ml

Awaken the mind and body with our 3-in-1 ProCleanser and beautifully rich ProMoisturiser from our bestselling Optimal range, for glowing skin and a renewed sense of inner calm.

Balancing Duo (Worth £45) £30.00

Includes: Balancing Foam Cleanser 150ml & Herbal Spafresh 100ml

Refresh the skin and restore balance with this uplifting Foam Cleanser and Herbal SpaFresh Spritzer, for a skin boost to begin your day

Regenerating Duo (Worth £70)


Nourishing Cleansing Balm 50g & Refining Skin Polish 55ml

Rejuvenate the skin with our Nourishing Cleansing Balm to smooth fine lines, and reveal beautiful glowing skin with our brightening Refining Skin Polish

Replenishing Duo (Worth £45)


The Duo Includes: Hydrating Cleansing Milk 200ml & Hydrating Floral SpaFresh 100ml
Gently awaken the skin with our wonderfully cooling Hydrating Cleansing Milk and follow with Hydrating Floral SpaFresh Spritzer to feel revived and ready for the day
Each of the four sets are available at Ashbourne and Belper while stocks last. Please just ask to speak to one of our ESPA Experts for a skincare recommendation.Ashbourne 01335 343893Belper 01773 822 520


Behind the scenes

YEAR 2019


Behind the scenes

YEAR 2019




By Angel Montague-Sayers

Here I created this ‘lived in’ low pony using my favourite curling wand by Cloud Nine and a cocktail of my hero products.

The ‘Curling wand’ is the newest edition to the Cloud Nine portfolio and alongside it’s multiple heat settings and glossed coating (giving serious shine) the width of the barrel gives a flawless shaped curl for any hair length.

Follow this simple step by step to recreate this look;

  1. Starting with freshly washed hair, spritz a generous helping of the Cloud Nine Amplify spray throughout and blast dry in.
  2. Once your hair is 100% dry; take small sections and spray the L’Oreal Professional, Techni-Art Constructor spray from root to tip. This will not only protect against the heat but will feel invisible on the hair and has a styling memory for longer lasting results.
  3. Wrap each section around the barrel of the Cloud Nine curling wand. Don’t worry if you can’t wind the very ends around as this adds to the natural effect.
  4. Leave each curl to cool without touching it and continue with the rest of the hair.
  5. Once the curls have cooled; tip your head upside down and shake out the shape.
  6. The Crepage De Chignon by L’Oreal Professional is an ideal blend of hairspray and dry shampoo for a texturing and mattifying result. Spritz this throughout and finish by defining the ends using the Techni-Art deviation paste.
  7. It’s important not to use a hairbrush at this point as it will ruin the texture you’ve created. Gather your hair gently with your fingers at the nape of the neck.
  8. Fasten this with a piece of elastic and tie a black ribbon around to add detail.

Angel works at Duffield each Thursday and Friday and at Ashbourne every Wednesday and Saturday.

Please book online or call Duffield on 01332843000 or Ashbourne 01335 343893



Behind the scenes

YEAR 2019





We are delighted to introduce Vita Liberata, the brand who created the world’s first odourless tan in 2007 and became the first completely non-toxic tanning brand free from parabens, perfume, alcohol and all chemicals of concern in 2011. Vita Liberate are the self tanner of choice for the world’s top spas including George V Paris, St Regis, Viceroy, Ritz-Carlton and Burj Al Arab.

Vita Liberata is Hollywood’s best kept skin secret. Offering odour-free, natural looking tanning and lasting skin enhancing results that keep people thinking ‘has she or hasn’t she?’, it’s no wonder Vita Liberata has a host of celebrity and A-List makeup artist fans! Some of the most high profile clients include actress Sofia Vergara, Sienna Miller, Alessandra Ambrosio and Emma Watson.

From the natural looking, fast-drying spray tan solution to the at-home products, the Vita Liberata profesisonal collection has been created to give the most natural tanning results as well as providing anti-ageing skincare benefits. Organic extracts hydrate and nourish skin, Flash Dry™ gives an instantly dry result so skin is not sticky, and our odour-free solutions mean you will only smell of your favourite perfume!

VITA LIBERTA tanning and products are available at the Ashbourne and Belper salons. As an introductory promotion all tanning services are priced £20 until 1st October.

Please book online or call Ashbourne 01335343893 or Belper 01773822520 to make an appointment.



Behind the scenes

YEAR 2019





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.


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.


Behind the scenes

YEAR 2019




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.


Behind the scenes

YEAR 2019




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 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.


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?


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.


Behind the scenes

YEAR 2019






SMARTBOND is L’Oréal Professionnel’s new smart ingredient added to your colour to minimise any potential damage & protect your hair. SMARTBOND is designed to protect the bonds deep within the hair & strengthen them during colouring & lightening processes, resulting in hair that is stronger, softer, and shinier.




SMARTBOND is a two-step process which allows the colourist to protect the hair & prevent damage during a technical service.


  • SMARTBOND Step 1 contains maleic acid which works smartly during the chemical process, it limits the oxidative stress and preserves the strong bonds & captures the ions and allows the reconstruction of the weak bonds.
  • SMARTBOND Step 2 is applied to the hair once the colour or pre-lightener is removed as a pre-shampoo. It also contains maleic acid which continues to capture the ions to allow the weaker bonds to reform. It contains a blend of ceramides & polymers to provide condition & shine to the hair.
  • SMARTBOND customers can re-inforce the in salon service with Step 3, an at home conditioner (RRP £16.49) that continuously strengthens the fibre week after week, allowing you to keep the outstanding salon result simply at home by using once a week for 1-3 minutes.

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  1. Rediscover the shine, evenness & softness of natural hair
  2. Hair fibre will have more bonds resulting in healthy and strong hair
  3. The smart formula leaves hair with a smooth luxurious ceramic feel with a texture that is less swollen & coarse



SMARTBOND is ideal for anyone undergoing a colour or pre-lightening service; from extreme colour transformations, subtle colour changes and first time colourers who are worried about damage.

Afraid to colour your hair? Get rid of your hair anxieties with SMARTBOND, coupled with L’Oréal Professionnel’s luxurious colour & pre-lightening products, your hairdresser can now guarantee that your hair will feel & look stronger after your usual colour service. So you can sit back and enjoy the salon experience!



SMARTBOND is now available at all Sally Montague Hair Group salons, the service is priced £30 and as an introductory promotion this price includes the take home conditioner, usual price £16.49.