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SALLY MONTAGUE HAIR GROUP REACHES FINALS OF PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARDS

We’ve been celebrating after being named one of just five finalists in the Best Local Salon category of national hairdressing competition – the Most Wanted Awards.

Thanks to an impressive display of skill, dedication and talent, Sally Montague Hair Group beat off stiff nationwide competition to secure a place at the Most Wanted Grand Final on Monday 4th September 2017, taking place at the historic London Guildhall and hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan.

The salon submitted an entry based on their commitment to their clients and the community, showcasing collaboration with other businesses and the continual training and progression of their team. Judged by influential names in hair, fashion, business and the media – including Vogue beauty editor Lauren Murdoch-Smith, and the founders of BeautyMART, Millie Kendall MBE and Anna-Marie Solowij – the Most Wanted Awards celebrate the outstanding individuals, teams and salons that make British hairdressing the best in the world.

Presented by leading industry magazine Creative HEAD, the Most Wanted Awards comprise 14 categories, each recognising excellence across a multitude of disciplines, from business acumen and customer service to creative skill and technical ability.

“I’ve been so impressed with this year’s entries,” commented Catherine Handcock, Publisher of Creative HEAD.  “We have an exceptionally strong line-up of finalists who, together, demonstrate a wealth of skills, innovation and forward-thinking that is very exciting to see. All our finalists are brilliant at what they do – now let’s look forward to the Grand Final to discover the overall winners.”

 

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VOGUE SALON SEASON

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WELCOME TO THE VOGUE SALON SEASON…

We are incredibly excited to be the only salon in Derbyshire taking part in Vogue’s Salon Season, a month-long celebration of modern, professional hair treatments and styling in association with Kérastase.

Here’s how it works:

  • Vogue’s beauty director, Nicola Moulton, has presented an edit of four modern hair looks that can be tailor-made to suit the condition of your hair.
  • Simply book a Vogue blow-dry at any of our salons from now until the end of October and you will receive a complimentary Fusio Dose reconditioning ritual, usually priced £15.
  • Appointments are with selected stylists across the salon group and are available Monday to Saturday, subject to availability.
  • If you are booking online, please select ‘extension blow-dry’. If you are booking by phone just book a Vogue blow dry and your stylist will help choose the right ritual and style for you.
  • More details can be found in the October edition of Vogue.

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LOOK #1 SHOW OF STRENGTH

A sleek, glossy blow-dry with dazzling, mirror-like shine, the secret to this look is that the healthier your hair is, the more light it can reflect. The gently curled-under ends keep things modern and not too poker-straight.

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LOOK #2 LIGHT FANTASTIC

Gentle, luxe-looking waves combined with glossy, freshly rejuvenated colour are the key to ensuring natural movement stays sophisticated. Note the gleam in every undulating wave.

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LOOK #3 SHINE-A-PORTER

Your stylist will personalise a modern updo especially for you. Choose a sleek, structural chignon, plait or a ponytail. The radiant elixir shine will make this style stand out.

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LOOK #4 SALON SECRET

The “no blow-dry” blow-dry: so subtle and understated, it just looks like you’ve woken up like that. Minimal root lift, sleek through the middle with naturally tumbling ends.

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When you book a Vogue blow dry you will receive a bespoke Fusio Dose ritual, usually priced £15.

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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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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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HAIR FASHION NIGHT

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THE FIRST WORLDWIDE HAIR FASHION NIGHT IS HERE!

Following the success of La Nuit de la Coiffure in France, L’Oréal Professionnel is delighted to announce that its beauty connected event is going global and acting local in 2016!

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For one night only thousands of L’Oréal Professionnel hair stylists and salons in UK, France, Germany, USA, Brazil & China will host complimentary hair styling appointments for clients to try new looks and the latest hair products and we’ll be hosting our version of the event at the Duffield salon.

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HAIR FASHION NIGHT will be THE place to be to discover and test the latest hair trends with your friends, once inside you will have access to the our top hairdressers who will be offering free styling appointments plus goody bags and exclusive promotions which are available for one night only.

Across the world women will be able to choose from key styling looks which will free to try with some of the most in demand stylists. This event aims to bring plenty of styling and colour inspiration for all guests as we showcase the most in demand hair options for this season. If you’re looking to update your styling regime and refresh your look for summer then simply RSVP to reserve your free styling space.

VENUE: SALLY MONTAGUE HAIR GROUP
3 TAMWORTH STREET, DUFFIELD
DERBYSHIRE, DE56 4ER
FREE PARKING AVAILABLE ON TAMWORTH STREET AND SURROUNDING AREAS
DATE: THURSDAY 12TH MAY
TIME: 4-8PM
RSVP duffield@sallymontague.co.uk

 

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DR LUMINESCE

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NEW TO ASHBOURNE SALON & SPA

We’re delighted to welcome Dr Luminesce to Ashbourne. Run by Dr Shyra Price, a GMC registered consultant doctor trained in performing botulinum toxin injections to relax facial wrinkles and dermal fillers to help restore volume and reduce the appearance of deep lines,

Clinics will be run regularly on Thursday evenings but appointments on Friday evenings or Saturdays can be requested. To make an appointment please call 01335 343 893.

ABOUT DR LUMINESCE

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I am a fully registered doctor and have worked within the NHS for the last 16 years.  I studied medicine at the University of Nottingham and graduated in 1999.  I am registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and am a member of the Royal College of Physicians.  After passing my postgraduate exams I decided to specialise in rheumatology and after completing further specialist training I became a Consultant Rheumatologist in 2008.

As a rheumatologist I manage many different conditions which mostly involve the musculoskeletal system.  Working in my speciality I have developed a great insight into the effects that various diseases have on the body with the progression of age.  I see patients that not only want to be in the best of health but who also want to enjoy life to the fullest, be fit and minimize the effects and impact of the normal aging process on their life.  I also see how this can have a huge impact on the patient’s psychological well-being.

I have always had a personal interest in health and beauty and developed an interest in “Medical Aesthetics” which is a rapidly growing clinical specialty aimed at the use of minimally invasive cosmetic treatments to enhance patient’s physical appearance.  I completed my training with one of the top medical aesthetics training courses and am fully certified to administer “botulinum toxin injections” and “dermal fillers”.  I now divide my time between my patient care as a Consultant Rheumatologist within the NHS and working privately in my medical aesthetics clinics.

My ethos is to focus on you as an individual and so during your consultation I will explore your aspirations and expectations and address any questions and concerns you have.  I will suggest a bespoke treatment plan tailored to meet your unique needs and desires. My focus is on creating subtle enhancements aimed at achieving a natural and healthy look.  I want you to be 100% satisfied with your consultation and the outcome of any treatments you may have and so establishing a good rapport and maintaining open and clear communication is very important to me.  I understand that discretion is very important to many of you and so you can be assured of receiving both a confidential and discreet service.

I take great pride in the results I achieve and find the work I do hugely rewarding in helping to enhance someone’s outer beauty but even more so in seeing the positive impact treatments can have on someone’s inner self by improving self-esteem and confidence.

If you’re interested in the treatments I offer then please do get in touch to arrange a consultation or  view the treatments section of my website.

To view more information about wrinkle relaxing click here or for dermal fillers click here.

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MASTERED WITH SAM MCKNIGHT

Sam McKnight is one of the most accomplished and well-respected hair stylists of his generation. His name is synonymous with modern hair – whether it’s in magazines, on the runway or the red carpet and he has created some of the most iconic hair in modern history –  – Princess Diana’s short, slicked back style, Agyness Deyn’s bleached blonde crop, Madonna’s Bedtime Stories cover, Cate Blanchett getting her Oscar, Tilda Swinton channelling Bowie, Lady Gaga plus countless covers and editorial stories of Kate Moss and all the supermodels.

Our Belper Salon Manager, Colour Specialist and Art Team member Laura Robertson, applied and was accepted onto a four month ‘Mastered’ programme with Sam Mcknight in Autumn 2015. Here’s her account of what’s happened so far…

To be accepted into the Sam McKnight course is a huge honour that I am extremely excited to be a part of. I get asked on a daily basis what I do in my free time; the courses and opportunities that I often take part in inside and outside of the salon, so I thought it would be fun for both me and my clients if I shared this experience with anyone who wants to read about it. I want to take you along with me on my journey – after all, my clients are the ones who inspire me each and every day. I hope you enjoy reading about Mastered as much as I enjoy being part of it!

The Mastered programme is four-months long and led by hair icon Sam McKnight. Sam and his closest collaborators have set out to find and develop the most passionate and fearless hair professionals working today.  I wanted to join this industry of insiders on a unique journey to success, taking in the world of campaigns, clients, shows and fashion and beauty editorials.

During this process I will be given a series of different breifs to guide and inspire me to create individual and unique styles. My first brief that I have been given is to draw upon inspiration from Emanuel Ungaro.

For those who do not know, Emanuel Ungaro is an esteemed fashion designer. Widely accepted to be the last grand couturier, he retired from fashion in 2005 – but his company continues to dominate fashion headlines today.

To begin my process into the research of this great designer  I put together a mood board and research topics which would sculpt my journey to my final outcome.

THE EMANUEL UNGARO BRIEF

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MY EMANUEL UNGARO MOOD BOARD

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Emanuel Ungaro was extremely audacious. The first period of his career at the end of the 60’s is one of the most interesting. I took my inspiration from this moment of fashion revolution, mixing the stiff and sexy shapes from the 60’s with the extrodinary dramatic peices of the designer.

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1. URSULA ANDRESS

It takes a lot of time, patience and an awful lot of research hitting dead ends until you find an image that inspires you. After looking at various sex symbols of the 60’s I came across the glamorous 60’s icon, bond girl and former sex symbol Ursula Andress.  This is a perfect muse for me. Since Ursula Andress was the blueprint for all future ‘Bond girls’ she is both 60’s and modern day inspired. James Bond and his girls have evolved but never gone out of style and the films continue to be made, and this image from the famous scene of her coming out of the water with her hair wet was incredibly famous and has become an iconic look.

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‘THE WET LOOK IS A CONTINUOUS ONGOING TREND AND IS A CATWALK FAVOURITE.

2. THE ROYAL WEDDING

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Royal weddings are both traditional and glamourous and I am particulary interested in the 1960’s Royal Weddings because of the strong structured, silohetted fabrics which coinside with the lace and embellishment. This contrast of firm sculpted shapes and soft, textured fabrics has inspired by hair greatly in my final images. You will notice when looking at my final images that the hair has a bold shape to it but a soft texture to contrast.

3. FETISH ORCHID, SOFT AND BOLD.

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Emanuel Ungaro discovered hardware and was thoroughly metal minded. He put his models into metal bras and was the leading metal merchant with body sculptures and body jewellery. At the time he was pushing the boundaries and making a statement. It gave women a strong image and always left you wanting to see more.

4.LEATHER VS METAL

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Emanuel ungaro was always pushing the boundaries…contrasting different materials to create both a shiny and a matt effect. In this photo above, it makes the shoulder piece appear quite masculine and must be carried off by a strong confident woman. This is something I want to also bring into my final image, which I am going to try and re-create with black, sharp headband on blonde soft hair.

Appearing through his work is a strong and stiff structure which is something that I have taken inspiration from.

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Emanuel’s metal ware collections have drawn me in and I am fascinated by these moulding garments that he used because it uses a variety of different materials and shows a diversity in sex appeal.

5. ART WORKS

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This is one of my favourite peices. It is named ”The Secret Garden’ by Citco designed with Zaha Hadid architects in Milan, Italy. I love the smooth metal shapes contrasting along side the structure and dominance of the piece and how it changes shape from one side to the other and yet still flows.

6. VERSAILLES LACE MEETS REVOLUTION

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I am really interested in all the textures and details in clothing and how stiff these images appear but also have that element of romance. this is something I would like to portray in my work.

7. 60’s OBSESSION

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I love the 60’s and 60’s hair is beautifully technical and has come back around into fashion, therefore we are seeing more and more volume and lift within hair appearing in magazines and on the catwalk. I am really interested in the 60’s inspired hair of today and how is has evolved since the first time around. We are seeing more texture and techniques being used such as the use of bobby pins on show, textured unset waves and the different placement of headbands.  This has really inspired by final peice, expecially in my Look 1 where I have created a contrast between an acordian headband which has scraped the front section back and a light and textured wave flowing down her back.

LOOK 1

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In this look I have combined all my research together for a final image. I took the Ursula Andress wet look and contrasted it with some tousled dry waves. I created the ‘wet look’ with gel along with a comb headband which defined each small section off of the face as if you have combed your hair wet and it separates. I wanted to keep the rest of the hair matt dry so mimic the textured lace photos that I found with the shape and spirit of the 60’s with a dash of romanticism of the Royal wedding.

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This look I drew inspiration from today’s version of the 60’s.  I wanted to execute a beehive with a twist on the shape to bring it back up to date. It is fresh and the simplicity of the front makes it a great look for catwalk. I used an acordian headband too execute the wet look and wanted to bring back that 60’s inspired volume into the back.

 

 

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OLAPLEX

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A REVOLUTIONARY NEW SERVICE

When a new ‘hair miracle’ appears we tend to be critical and wait to see results before introducing a new service. After hearing about the much hyped OLAPLEX earlier this year we tested the service on our stylists and have been exceedingly impressed with the results.

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Read ‘Olaplex: The Vogue Road Test’ here

THE SCIENCE

OLAPLEX is a ‘bond perfecting solution’ which basically acts as scaffolding for your hair. The solution contains one active ingredient designed to reconnect the disulphide sulphur bonds which tend to be broken down by hair colouring and thermal styling. OLAPLEX is free from silicones, parabens, oils and aldehydes.

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WHAT’S USED

For hair that has been compromised chemically or thermally, the OLAPLEX BOND MULTIPLIER is the first step used by your Stylist. The Bond Multiplying System rebuilds the strength, structure and integrity to the point where a colour or chemical service would be feasible once again. This may be done before and/or after a chemical service and is compatible with all hair types from virgin to extremely compromised chemically treated hair.

The next step used by your Stylist is OLAPLEX BOND PERFECTOR, this is used to link the remaining disulfide bonds before and after service restoring the strength, structure and integrity of the hair.

The OLAPLEX service will add approximately 15-30 minutes to your appointment time.

THE SALON SERVICE

OLAPLEX SINGLE WITH COLOUR £30

OLAPLEX DUO £50 (when Olaplex is used in more than once in an appointment, effectively a ‘double’ shot of Olaplex)

OLAPLEX can be used in conjunction with pretty much every salon service from highlights to Keratin Smoothing and hair extensions.

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