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STUDIO SUMMER

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Over the school holidays we are holding a special Studio Summer promotion where you can introduce a friend to any of our classes and each receive 50% off. From today until the 8th of September simply book a place for you and a friend who hasn’t been to that class before. You will each pay £5 or use half a class pass, please note that pre booking is essential and this promotion applies to all of our classes.

You can pay for our classes in blocks of five (£50) or eleven (£100), if you would like to try a class for the first time or as a one off then you can pay £10 for one class but after this you will need to purchase one of the class passes.

Please ask if you have any questions about our Studio Summer promotion, we look forward to welcoming you to one of our classes soon!

Book your class today by calling 01335 343 893

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Reflexology

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We are now holding Reflexology clinics at both our Ashbourne and Belper salons.

Reflexology has been around for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese used it to maintain good health and prevent disease, and is incorporated in traditional Chinese medicine still.  Eunice Ingham, who is considered the mother of modern reflexology, with the help of Doreen Bailey introduced it to the UK in the 1970’s in the form of modern reflexology that we know and love today.

What is reflexology?

Reflexology is a gentle complimentary therapy where the body and organs are mirrored on the feet and hands in what we call reflexes.  We apply specific direct gentle pressure to these reflexes to aid the body in its natural healing ability, to help bring about balance, release toxins and remove any imbalances in the body.  There are many theories to how reflexology works, most people find it beneficial to their general well-being, for relieving stress/tension and aiding relaxation.

A consultation is an important part of reflexology.  It enables the therapist to tailor the treatment to your individual needs, to make sure there is no reason why reflexology cannot be undertaken and to assess what you need, expect or want from the treatment. There can be some side effects to reflexology as your body is releasing the toxins and bringing about balance, you may experience headaches, you may want the toilet more, you may get worse before you get better and you may have problems sleeping.  These can be quite normal and should pass quite quickly.

Please phone 01332 974959 to book an appointment for either Ashbourne or Belper salon

we are holding a clinic at our Ashbourne Salon on the last Tuesday of every month

Treatment time is 1 hour and is priced at £45

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YEAR 2019

TEAM AWARDS

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CELEBRATING 2018

On Monday 14th January we invited the whole salon group to Ashbourne for our annual meeting and awards presentation.

We kicked off with an incredibly motivational session with Paul Fishwick, Commercial Development Manager at L’Oreal Professionnel, who inspired us with a workshop on customer excellence and the five star experience. We moved on to a presentation by Sally who reviewed everything that our business and team had achieved in 2018 while looking ahead to what is in store for the next year.

Next, the awards presentations highlighted the team members who had excelled in 2018. Competition is very tough and we only have eight categories so all of the winners and nominees should be incredibly proud. Congratulations to the entire team for making 2018 so fantastic!

THE AWARDS 

The apprentice award for fantastic future potential was awarded to Kaylah – Congratulations Kaylah and well done to our entire apprentice team!

Next up was the best newcomer award which was presented to Sarah- Sarah has made a fantastic start and works in the booking office in Ashbourne.

Sally presented Millie with the stylist growth award for 2018- well done Millie! Millie completed her apprenticeship with us and is now a senior stylist at the Sadler Gate salon

Congratulations Jade, Jade won our spa therapist growth award for 2018. Jade works at both our Ashbourne and Belper salons and in the last year has completed training in ESPA, HD Brows, CACI, WAXU and CARITA.

The five star service award was presented to Emily and Zoe. Thank you to everyone who sent their feedback to help decide who should win this award . Emily is a senior stylist at Belper and Montague Creative at Derby University and Zoe is a creative director at Duffield and Belper.

Trying to squeeze everyone in was a challenge but congratulations to the Old Hall salon who won the team spirit award – well done!

Well done to Lizzie for taking home the ‘Best Performed Stylist’ award. Lizzie is the salon manager at Sadler Gate and this award is very much deserved, 8th year and counting!

Congratulations to the Ashbourne team who scooped the 2018 Salon of the Year!

 

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JANUARY

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THE JANUARY HERO TREATMENT

AVAILABLE AT ASHBOURNE AND BELPER

Tending to our bodies and minds is important after the Christmas period and therefore our hero treatment of the month for January is the ESPA Advanced Strength and Resilience massage. This 85 minute massage will you feeling soothed and ready to take on the new year.

This full body massage uses aromatherapy oils, deep muscle massage and stretching to reset your energy levels.

During the treatment the body is ‘cocooned’ in warm towels to aid relaxation. Advanced techniques such as yogic stretches are performed to awaken the body, while a reflex zone foot massage stimulates major organs such as the lungs, colon and diaphragm which have a direct link to the body’s resilience. The treatment ends with a scalp massage, helping to support the immune system, bring a sense of balance and boost energy levels

The treatment is 85 minutes and is priced £65 during January saving £20.

The main skincare which is used in this treatment is the very popular ESPA Muscle Rescue Balm. The balm, which is used at the start and end of all of our Yoga classes, is designed to help soothe muscular aches and pains and is ideal after or before any exercise.

Please book online or call 01335 343893 (Ashbourne) or 01773 822520 (Belper)

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YEAR 2019

LONDON FASHION WEEK

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LONDON FASHION WEEK SS19

Reporting backstage from London Fashion Week is Zea, our senior stylist from Duffield, with the latest hair trends.

The look- We were shown the finished look which was a slicked down middle parting with sandy texture through the ends of the hair

The How-to- For this we used a light spritz of water spray to create a precise middle parting, then applied Techni art siren waves. Using a dressing out brush I smoothed the hair so that it was tight and flat, then dried it and applied Techni art volume architect ensuring the hair was smooth throughout. Crepe paper was used to wrap around the hair to ensure the hair is kept together whilst we styled the lengths and ends. We were creating a wet textured look through the ends to do this we used Techni Art dual styler bouncy and tender in thick sections through the back applying a lot of product and diffused it until dry.

It was then time for the rehearsal, when the models came back I started on my second model and repeated the process until I got to the diffusing step. Then we hit a stumbling block as the electricity cut out 30 minutes before the models had to be dressed. As we were diffusing the hair there was nothing we could do until the electrics were fixed which was really stressful as the models hair was still wet! Thankfully they managed to get the electric back on so managed to finish the models on time.

I had great time working backstage and can’t wait to hopefully be back next season.

For more hints and tips from L’Oreal fashion week…

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YEAR 2019

MOST WANTED

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MOST WANTED: BUSINESS THINKER

Sally has been celebrating after beating off nationwide competition to secure a place in the finals of prestigious hairdressing awards Most Wanted, presented by leading industry magazine, Creative HEAD.

Sally proved to be a front-runner in the category Business Thinker, gaining a coveted place at the Most Wanted Grand Final on Monday 3 September at the iconic Natural History Museum. Here, comedian Katherine Ryan will preside over an occasion that sees 600 glamorous A-Listers from the worlds of hair, fashion, beauty and the media come together for a night of Most Wanted celebration.

Established in 2001, Most Wanted recognises the most accomplished names in British hairdressing while the Business Thinker category aims to shine a spotlight on a salon owner who has built an outstanding business.

‘I’m delighted and honoured to be a finalist in such a tough category, our business is constantly expanding and it’s exciting to be shortlisted in such a prestigious competition.’  Sally Montague

The Most Wanted Awards comprise 14 categories recognising creativity and success across a multitude of disciplines, from customer service to commercial innovation. This year’s entries were judged by panel of experts, including the beauty and lifestyle director at Vogue, Jessica Diner.

Past winners have gone on to represent global brands, lead Fashion Week teams from London to New York and work with the world’s most coveted designers.

“Our Most Wanted awards salute the hair professionals who inspire, shape and influence not just the hairdressing industry, but also consumers’ lives. There will be an impressive level of ‘clout’ on display at the Grand Final, and we’re very happy to be able to showcase such great talents” – Catherine Handcock, Publisher, Creative HEAD

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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…