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THE KEDLESTON

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THE KEDLESTON COUNTRY HOUSE

In February we were asked to take part in a styled shoot and open evening at The Kedleston Country House which had a fantastic fiesta theme. We love looking for new hair ideas and this styled shoot was the ideal way to explore unique bridal looks. Lorna, our Senior Stylist at The Old Hall was assisted by Zea (Stylist at Duffield) on the shoot.

Robyn Carter, Weddings coordinator, said of the day…

“Here at The Kedleston we like to have a little fun with our open evenings and think it’s always a great opportunity to get fab suppliers involved in creating something different and unique. As much as we love the simplicity of our venue we wanted to show what you can do with a little colour and turmeric! So naturally, we gathered the best of the best together and thought up something totally different to what we’ve seen and done ourselves on other styled shoots.”

CREDITS

All photography by Jill Evans Photography

www.jillevansphotography.com

Venue: The Kedleston Country House

Styling by Boelle Events

Flowers by Wild Thyme

Dresses by Elizabeth Malcom

Hair by Lorna at Sally Montague Hair Group (The Old Hall)

Make up by Sophie Downing

 

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SMARTBOND

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INTRODUCING SMARTBOND

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WHAT IS SMARTBOND?

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.

BEFORE IMAGE

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

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

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  • 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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WHY USE SMARTBOND?

  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

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WHO CAN USE SMARTBOND?

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!

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INTRODUCTORY PROMOTION

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.

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MOST WANTED

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MOST WANTED 2016!

We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted in the 2016 Most Wanted Awards which aim to shine a spotlight on the best in British hairdressing.

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We were thrilled to beat off stiff nationwide competition to secure a place at the Most Wanted Grand Final on Monday 5 September 2016, taking place at the historic London Guildhall and hosted by comedian Rob Beckett.

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Judged by influential names in hair, fashion, business and the media – including Chanel’s catwalk hairdresser Sam McKnight, celebrity stylist Andrew Barton, 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 12 different categories, each recognising excellence across a multitude of disciplines, from business acumen and customer service to creative skill and technical ability.

Says Catherine Handcock, Publisher of Creative HEAD: “Record entries to this year’s Most Wanted means these will be our most fiercely contested trophies ever. To have made the finals is an amazing achievement – something that marks you out as an exceptional talent.”

 

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MASTERED

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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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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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