Well done to our stylist Sarah Black who fought off stiff competition to win the L’Oréal Professional /Elle magazine photographic competition. Sarah, who works at the 409 Union Street salon, created the above Autumn/Winter 2012 inspired look using L’Oréal Professional products. After impressing the judges with her original look, Sarah is heading down this Friday to assist L’Oréal session stylists at the Caroline Charles show. Caroline Charles worked with the iconic Mary Quant before starting her own business, and is celebrating her 50th year in fashion later this year. It will be an amazing experience for Sarah and one she truly deserves. Congratulations!
Well done to all the stylists and assistants at our Union Square salon who completed their L'Oréal Colour Keys training this week!
The new Limited Edition Candy coloured ghd stylers are now available in all three Saks Aberdeen salons. Choose from three sweet colours; violet, lemon or mint.
Just in time for Mothers Day..
We had a great day at Saks Aberdeen on Tuesday (26th February) when we got to hand over a huge cheque to Andrew Reid of Befriend A Child!
A MASSIVE thank you again to everyone who bought raffle tickets!
Massive congratulations to Emma Clark (Alix) and Michelle Greig who had their official graduation ceremony for their L’Oreal Colour Specialist degree on Thursday 7th March! Both scored over 95%, what a fantastic achievement girls!
Congratulations to Steven Easton, based at our Union Square Salon, who has made it to the final of the national L’Oréal Colour Trophy Young Colourist 2013! This award is dedicated to ensuring young hairdressers across the UK have a platform to showcase their talent. Steven is one of just five hairdressers from the Scotland & Northern Ireland region to be chosen to take part in a live final happening in May at the L’Oréal Professionnel Academy Manchester. During the live final Steven will be required to demonstrate both his cutting ability and his technical excellence in colour in front of a panel of industry experts.
To gain a place in the live final Steven submitted a before and after photograph which demonstrated his technical expertise and fashion awareness on a female model. Steven shook off stiff competition of over 1000 entries from across the UK to get through and is looking forward to representing Saks Aberdeen at the Grand Final on 3rd June, at the prestigious Grosvenor Hotel in London. Good luck Steven!
Tonight’s the night!! The L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final! Some on the team are en route to London to cheer on our fantastic Steven Easton, who we already know is in the TOP 5 for the Scotland and N. Ireland Region! GOOD LUCK STEVO!!
Today we also say CONGRATULATIONS to Leanne Stewart, one of our Union Street Stylists who joined Saks Aberdeen 10 years ago today! Thanks for all your hard work over the last 10 years Leanne!
Congratulations to our David Lloyd Stylist Dana who recently won a ghd photographic competition with the following photograph! As part of her fantastic prize, Dana will be flying down to London on Sunday to meet with ghd creative educator Lorna Moore before taking part in the ghd Vintage Sirens workshop on Monday where she will learn more about the history and fashion of the era before being shown how to master a number of vintage styles herself!
Well done again Dana, we really hope you enjoy your time in London!
Massive congratulations to Katya on recently becoming our newest Stylist! Katya is taking a well deserved holiday but will be working out of our David Lloyd salon as of 9th July! Call 01224 200306 for appointments.
Principal stylist at our Union Square salon, who has successfully completed her L'Oréal Colour Keys and Colour Change courses!
For appointments please call our Union Square salon on 01224 591300
Step into a wintery world full of magic with the ghd wonderland styler. This enchanting styler shines in a spectrum of cool blue, lilac and teal shades and, with its iridescent finish, changes colour in different lights and from different angles. The gift set is completed with two sectioning clips and a co-ordinating styler bag that unzips to become a heat-resistant mat – perfect for using at home or when travelling.
Elemis has launched Pro-Intense Lift Effect Facial, powered by breakthrough technology that combines cutting-edge plant stem cells, nutrient-rich natural lipids and firming plant actives. Powerful lifting techniques target sagging jowls, cheeks, chin and neck, whilst helping to reduce puffiness and fluid retention associated with sagging skin.
In Independent Consumer Tests:
96% of women stated that their facial contours appeared firmed, lifted and shaped*
90% of women stated that the sagging on their cheeks and neck was visibly improved*
82% of women stated that they would delay facial surgery and/or Botox following a course of facials*
*Independent Consumer Test Results based on 49 subjects, July 2013
Launch offer of 30% Discount on this facial until end of December 2013. Call either Union Street 212020 or David Lloyd 200306 to book your appointment for this special offer.
Now you can follow one of the hottest hair trends of the year, that’s showing no signs of slowing down, bold and brightly coloured hair with L’Oréal’s Professionnel Hairchalk! Slices, stripes or tips, L’Oréal Professionnel Hairchalks are the easiest way to temporarily colour your hair.
Available at all three Saks Aberdeen salons, L’Oréal Professionnel Hairchalk comes in eight colours and washes out after two washes, making it the perfect accessory to a festive night out! The Hairchalk can be applied in salon, alongside your cut or blow dry, or alternately you can buy the retail pack to apply at home.
Bold on both blondes and brunettes, the eight shades consist of Sweet Sixteen pink, First Date Violet, Blue Ocean Cruise, Garden Party, Coral Sunset, Bronze Beach, Coffee Break & Black Tie.
Do you want younger looking, firmer, smoother skin without surgery or fillers?
Now you can have the benefits of a CACI facial in the comfort and convenience of your own home with the CACI Microlift. The CACI Microlift is a hand held personal facial toning device that enables you to lift and firm the face while also reducing wrinkles! Featuring two 5 minute treatment programs, the CACI Microlift provides the ultimate 10 minute anti-aging home facial routine
The toning program gently tightens and firms facial muscles to help restore shape and tone, re-educating the muscles of the face. While the wrinkles program helps to improve skin texture as well as visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles giving a more youthful looking complexion.
The CACI Microlift uses re-chargeable batteries, making it portable, cordless and lightweight, allowing easy use on the entire face. Just 10 minutes, three times a week gives fantastic results after a little as 4 weeks.
Available to purchase at Saks Hair & Beauty, 409 Union Street; exclusive suppliers in the North East of Scotland.
Wow, what a year 2013 has been for Union Square stylist Steven Easton. Steven was a finalist in the L'Oreal Young Colourist, was promoted to Director level and has now been named as Saks Hair and Beauty's Stylist of the Year. This fantastic accolade means that Steven beat off stiff competition from Saks salons the length and breadth of the country. Steven wins an all expenses paid, 3 night trip to Lisbon, to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Saks. Congratulations and very well done Steven.
Two of our Senior Stylists, Zander (David Lloyd) and Alix (Union Street), were promoted to Principal Stylists last week! Congratulations guys!
We were delighted to help out at the Befriend A Child fashion show, hosted by Cammach Recruitment, on Friday 25th April at the Copthorne Hotel. Beauty Therapist Marie and Stylists Jaye and Alix did the models hair and make up at the event. Huge thanks to Cammach Recruitment for organising such a wonderful evening for such a worthwhile cause.
Massive congratulations to Hannah who won a pair of the gorgeous pastel ghds in the Union Square Spring Fashion Fix competition! We hope you LOVE your new ghds :)
Our David Lloyd salons refurbishment has finally been completed, with the laying of a new floor over the weekend! We LOVE how it looks! Next project....Union Street refurbishment which will start in July!
Massive congratulations to Gemma, who won the Avant Garde category at the Athena Learning 10th Anniversary Celebrations on Sunday 1st June down in Falkirk! Our other three finalists were all highly commended in their categories and all the girls and their families had a fab day! We could not be prouder of all our assistants who entered and displayed amazing creativity and skill!
What a year 2014 is turning out to be for Craig, fresh from completing his L'Oreal Colour Specialist degree (along with Jaye, results are out in a few months, we'll keep you all informed!), Craig has also been promoted to Principal Stylist!! Appointments with Craig are available at our David Lloyd salon, call 01224 200306 to book.
Next up for Craig is a colour training day with colour supremo Carolyn Newman, at the start of next month.
Our fab stylist Natalie has been awarded a place on the L'Oréal ID Artist programme!
The ID Artist programme is one of the most sought after development and educational opportunities available for passionate and creative hairdressers.
As part of the 2 year program, Natalie will be coached by some of the industry’s biggest names on how to create the latest catwalk looks, cut and colour techniques, product innovation and the latest seasonal trends.
Such a fantastic achievement Natalie, HUGE congratulations!
We are delighted to announce our partnership with Saorsa Medical, who will be holding clinics at our Union Street and David Lloyd salons on selected dates.
Saorsa Medical provides a variety of Aesthetic Treatments, including Wrinkle Relaxing, Dermal Fillers, Lip Enhancement and Non-Surgical Facelifts. All procedures are carried out by advanced aesthetic practitioner, Lynda Smith. For more information on treatments available please visit www.saorsamedical.co.uk
All enquires are to be made direct to Lynda via the Saorsa Medical webpage or by calling 07812 101 199.
Clinics dates as follows;
Union Street -
Wed 25th June
Wed 2nd July
Mon 28th July
David Lloyd –
Tue 24th June
Thurs 3rd July
Mon 4th August
Dates for the remainder of the year to follow.
We were delighted to welcome 8 year old Olivia to our David Lloyd salon yesterday (Monday 30th June). Olivia was very bravely getting her hair cut to donate it to, and raise money for, the Little Princess Trust, a wonderful charity who provide real hair wigs to children who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.
Olivia has so far raised over £750, and we think she looks absolutely beautiful with her new cut.
Well done Olivia, what a fantastic achievement!
For more information on Little Princess Trust please visit their website www.littleprincesses.org.uk/
Our super stylist Natalie recently enjoyed her first couple of days away as part of the fab ID ARTIST training program. Keep reading to find out how Natalie got on....
“My first two days training were very inspiring and motivational; learning skills from guest artists is an amazing opportunity for me and a fantastic way to get my creative juices flowing!
On day 1 we got to see the A\W 2014 IT Looks that salons won't be seeing until early September; they look amazing with really salon friendly colours and cuts. We also had demonstrations with Andrew Mulvenna (Cutting Art director and owner of Andrew Mulvenna Hair), Anna Chapman (Artistic Director at Trevor Sorbie), Kathryn Dartnell (Art Director at Haringtons) and Nathan Walker (International Technical Director at Trevor Sorbie). All of these amazing, creative guest artists really gets you excited to put your own spin in the AW 2014 IT Looks.
Day 2 was a series of educational workshops which allowed us to get hands on, in small groups, with the guest artists. Each guest artist held a workshop focusing on their speciality; workshops included, cutting & styling, session styling and communication.
During these first two days of training with the ID artist program, I have already learnt a massive amount and I am excited to bring what I have learnt into the salon. On a personal level, the training has increased my confidence, both within and out with the salon.
I truly can't wait to see what the next two years bring...”
Saorsa Medical will be holding clinics at Saks Aberdeen on the following dates;
Monday 8th Sept – David Lloyd
Monday 22nd Sept – David Lloyd
Monday 29th Sept - Union Street
Monday 13th Oct – Union Street
Monday 20th Oct – David Lloyd
For more information on the services available please visit www.saorsaaesthetics.com or contact Lynda Smith on 07812 101 199