Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

2018 has been a special year for all of us here at the salon, we have welcomed a host of new members to the team making the Laura Leigh team bigger than ever before, something we’re incredibly proud of.

We have been able to expand our beauty team welcoming Nicole, Katie & Laura C to the team enabling us to offer a wide range of beauty treatments to compliment our existing hair services; welcoming more clients than ever before as a result.
To top it all off we clinched a number of awards including The SO-GLOS award for Gloucestershire’s Luxury Hair & Beauty salon & The salon of the year award from Cheltenham Bid.
Jay & Nadine were both proud to pass the L’Oreal Professional colour degree, earning the title of L’oreal Colour Specialists. A hugely exciting year all round- and we couldnt have done it without the continued support of our lovely clients and business neighbours.
2019 will be our 14th year here in Cheltenham and we couldnt be more excited for whats in store, both on a personal and professional level. We will continue to look for exciting ways in which we can build upon the luxurious service we offer to each and everyone of our clients.
The salon will be closed from Christmas Eve, we will reopen on January 2nd 2019.
Dont forget you can still book online using the website.

Thank you once again- we can’t wait to see you all in 2019

With Love from Laura x




Look like a knockout at your Christmas Party…

There’s no denying it, the festive season is well and truly upon us – so we’ve decided to offer a helping hand to all those fretting about endless hours of party preparation over the next few weeks with our new Ultimate Party Prep Package!

In one single appointment, we’ll take care of your hair, nails and make-up in one fell swoop, leaving you looking great and ready to celebrate. Our Ultimate Party Prep package includes a hair blow-dry and style, pampering manicure and make-up application by our professional in-house make-up artist Samantha Day; leaving you completely party-ready when you step out of our doors.

“We really wanted to help to take some of the stress out of the party season this year,” explained Laura, “which is where the idea for this one-stop-shop party solution came from. So many people find the preparation needed to feel fantastic for your festive bash daunting, or they simply don’t know where to start, so we take all of this stress away by essentially getting you ready without you having to lift a finger!”

“The package includes a professional hair blow-dry and style by one of our expert team at our signature Blow-Dry Bar, plus a manicure with our in-house beauty therapist at our Nail Bar and a make-up application session with our very own pro Sam. All you need to do is sit down and make yourself comfortable- we’ll have you fully party ready in no time!”

The Ultimate party prep package costs £90

To book, give the salon a call on 01242 530598 or email info@lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk.




A Very Cowley Christmas 2018: November 28th & 29th

For one sparkling night and two fabulous days Cowley Manor will play host to the return of the much loved and most anticipated Christmas event of the year – A Very Cowley Christmas 2018.
By nightfall on the 28th November the Manor House will be transformed into the most exclusive shopping address in the Cotswolds; bedrooms will become boutiques, the lounge will become a mecca of jewels, fine food, tipples and champagne, the ground floor a showcase of the most stylish gifts ideas and the Garden Room will be brimming with beauty.

We are thrilled to be involved, this really is the Cotswolds event of the festive season.

Door tickets for the evening of the 28th of November are £5 and include entry to the main shopping event of the season and a welcome Pear-tree martini – with all proceeds donated to Winston’s Wish. A Very Cowley Christmas has a proud heritage of supporting charities, and for 2018 we will be supporting Winston’s Wish, Open Door & St Catherines Hospice.

What’s On:

Wednesday 28th November

2pm – 3.30pm: Fashion Show, Winter Style Masterclass & Champagne Afternoon, tickets £25

From 4pm: Main Shopping Event

From 4pm-8pm: Laura Leigh Blowdry Bar

4.30pm: Masterclass – Christmas Sparkle by SpaceNK, tickets £15

7.30pm: Masterclass – Christmas Sparkle by SpaceNK, tickets £15

9.30pm: ’12 Days of Christmas’ Late Night Feast, tickets £45

Make a date with Laura and her fabulous team for an interactive masterclass on dry styling hair for this season! Discover what are the most popular trends and how to transform your look from day to night. These fun interactive styling sessions are great for everyone looking for tips to wear their hair differently or deciding on a new look for 2019!

Ticket price Charity £5 – includes a bespoke 20 minute mini styling masterclass, plus a Laura Leigh goodie bag worth £20!

To book, email events@cowleymanor.com or call 01242 870 900

All donations from the styling sessions will be given to St Catherines Hospice in Lancashire, who recently cared for Laura’s Grandmother in August.

Thursday 29th November

10.30am: Masterclass – Christmas Sparkle by SpaceNK, tickets £15

11.30am: Masterclass & Lunch – Create Your Own Christmas Candle followed by lunch, tickets £45

11.30am: Masterclass – Hassle Free Entertaining by Foodworks, tickets £15

Noon: Masterclass – Christmas Sparkle by SpaceNK, tickets £15 

3.30pm: Masterclass & Lunch – Create Your Own Christmas Candle followed by afternoon tea, tickets £45

We Hope To See You There,

Best Wishes,

Laura




Half Price CACI facial & £100 off any course booked before 30th November 2018

The secret ‘non-surgical facelift’ facial that has Kim Kardashian, Sadie Frost, and Jennifer Lopez addicted (and it costs as little as £55)

  • Kim Kardashian shared a snap as she got the ‘non-surgical face lift’ on instagram
  • Caci facials are a red carpet secret and often replace fillers and Botox
  • Uses electric currents to stimulate collagen production and is A list favourite 

How do CACI Facials work?

This clinically proven facial treatment has been working and improving for 25 years, it is a muscle lifting procedure that uses microcurrent technology to send out tiny electrical impulses helping to tone and soften facial expressions.

What sets CACI aside from other facials?

Exclusive Introductory Offer

Try your first CACI facial for half price and receive £100 off any course booked before 30th November 2018
To claim this offer on this revolutionary treatment call the front of house team today
01242 530598 
Use offer code CACI/50
Offer Ends 30th November 2018
This offer is also available to existing CACI clients




Introducing our new L’Oreal 99% natural haircare

LOOKING FOR A PROFESSIONAL HAIRCARE RANGE WITH A NATURAL DIFFERENCE?

Join us on Monday 22nd October at 6.30pm – 7.30pm to discover more about our NEW vegan haircare range L’Oreal Source Essentielle

Enjoy a welcome drink & delicious treats from local health food café Kindness and Co, discover more about this fantastic new range from our guest speaker, Fiona Tremble and receive a luxury L’Oreal goodie bag

This event is free to attend but spaces are limited. Please contact Sam to confirm your attendance 01242 530598

or email info@lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk




An evening with HD Brows

YOU ARE INVITED TO AN EVENING WITH HD BROWS… Finding the perfect brow shape for you is more than just achieving your brow goals, it can transform your whole face. A flattering brow shape can lift the eye area, enhance your natural features and give a more youthful appearance. Whether you’re growing back overplucked arches or need to shape bushy brows here’s how to find your perfect brow shape.

Need some expert help in achieving the right brow shape? You are invited to meet our HD Brows experts at a one off exclusive event on Wednesday 24th October 2018 at 6.30pm – 8.30pm

 EVENING SCHEDULE

The event is free to attend but there are limited spaces available please RSVP to Sam by 19th October 2018 info@lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk 01242 530598




Colour Specialist Nadine shares her 5 top tips for your coloured hair!

Tip 1. Condition as you color
Condition at every step of the colouring process, not just afterwards – that’s the mistake everyone makes. Next time you are in the salon ask your colourist to use L’Oreal Smart Bond when lifting or colouring your hair (you can use step 3 weekly at home) to rebuild the hair bonds before any coloring treatment, which gives the hair strength.

Tip 2. Give your hair a week off
Stay away from heat after coloring and don’t go straight back into styling, It really affects condition, texture and color. Hair is particularly sensitized afterwards, so styling it is like applying more heat on top of sunburn.

Tip 3. Don’t stress out wet hair
Hair is at its weakest when wet, so even tying your hair back adds stress and tension, causing it to break. Allowing hair to air-dry for just five to 10 minutes, resisting the urge to brush through, will let hair regain its strength.

Tip 4. Treat your hair consistently
There is no one miracle product that’s going to transform your hair. The key to beautiful hair is conditioning and treating on a regular basis. With styling, pollution and general wear and tear, hair is always in need of more moisture and protein, so ensure you apply a mask every few days.

Tip 5. Be savvy about shampoo
Use a quality shampoo and conditioner, I highly recommend Kerastase. We have a vast selection of products ask your colourist next time which would be the best one for you.
Avoid over-washing. Any color is super-delicate, so I recommend using dry shampoo whenever possible to extend time between washes.

I hope to see you in the salon soon,

Nadine x

 




Meet Our New L’Oreal Colour Specialist Mel White

Mel joined us in May bringing with her 24 years experience in the hairdressing industry.

After completing an NVQ level 2 in hairdressing Mel started her career as a stylist with the international company of Toni and Guy progressing quickly to style director level. During this time she spent time working with Toni & Guy in Cambridge and at their Knightsbridge salon London. Mel has participated in several industry competitions, photo shoots, and undertook many courses developing her own skills in advanced cutting techniques in London and Manchester.
Throughout her career Mel has continued to develop her knowledge and skills and is very proud to have been awarded the prestigious L’Oréal colour degree which is held by the most experienced colourists in the UK.

Mel shares her L’Oreal Colour degree experience with us:
“After hairdressing for 24 years, you think is there much more to know or learn? The L’Oreal colour specialist degree made me realise that there was. This is the highest colour qualification in the hairdressing industry involving an intensive training programme and advanced practical and technical examinations.
This is a degree that teaches you the science behind hair colour but also how to target and guarantee the best colour results. I have learned how hair gets it colour, how our body’s can change our hair, which technique and which products work best with different hair types and of course the all allusive DOP.
DOP (distribution of pigment) is what actually changes all our hair colours
I spent weeks learning how so many factors can change and influence not only of your colour choice but also the colour results.
Weekly tests, entrance exams, a portfolio that’s so thick it needs its own shelf in a library help to make sure as a colour specialist you know all you can to give you the client the best colour service possible.
It was an amazing experience and I can safely say I have learnt more than I could ever imagine about colouring.

As a client you can also benefit from my Colour Specialist knowledge. Ask your self the following questions:
Does your hair fade?
Is your hair not 100% even?
Are you thinking of a complete colour change?
Do you feel like you never get the results you want?
Do your highlights always turn yellow?
Do you feel like your current hairdresser doesn’t understand?
That’s where I step in, all of those things are my top priority making sure that you get everything you could want from your colour appointment at Laura Leigh.
It’s my goal to help you get the best results from your colour appointment whilst keeping your hair in a premium condition.
If you need my advice and would like to discuss ideas or even a total change, call our helpful front of house team to book your complimentary consultation today”

I hope to see you soon,
Mel x

To welcome Mel to the team we are offering you £10 off your next colour service.

Use the offer code Mel10 at reception checkout

This offer is valid with Mel until 29th September 2018

All enquiries 01242 530598




Share The Laura Leigh Love!

Refer a friend who’s never been to Laura Leigh Hair & Beauty and they’ll get £10 off their first service & you’ll get £10 off your next service after they visit!

Refer a friend and receive £10 off your next service when your friend redeems their £10 off promotional code. Your friend must be a new client of Laura Leigh Hair & Beauty.
Both you and your friend must redeem your promotional code within 30 days of receipt.
The best news is that you can redeem up to three friend referrals so keep sharing the love.

CLAIM YOUR GIFT VOUCHER NOW: http://lauraleighhairdressing.co.uk/refer-a-friend/

T’s & C’s The offer code cannot be combined with any other salon offer.
Offer subject to appointment availability.




Top Tips for Maintaining Blonde Hair from our colour specialists Nadine & Mel

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Whether sandy, ash, honey or platinum, maintaining that perfect shade of blonde can prove to be a bit of a challenge. You may have invested both time and money in getting your hair beautifully blonde, but have you invested in maintaining your blonde locks once you left the salon? As well as the natural elements – such as pollution and sun – over styling and over processing your hair can leave it dry, brassy and prone to breakage. But by putting in a bit of time and effort, you can not only keep your blonde locks looking gorgeous, but also healthy and strong.

We’ve put together a list of our top 5 tips for maintaining your blonde hair at home.

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Hydrate your hair

A lot of us out there have been striving to achieve that perfect shade of blonde – and we all know we put our hair through some hell to get it there! Bleaching/lifting the hair can be a harsh process, particularly if your hair is naturally a dark shade. Colouring the hair can strip the hair of natural oils and nutrients, which results in brittle, dry hair. By keeping your hair well hydrated, you’ll maintain the moisture level of your scalp and protect it against future processing and styling. Deep conditioning masks and treatments once to twice a week will help with hydration. We strongly suggest investing in a good quality hair mask and/or leave in conditioner to use at home – if you’re not sure which will be best for your hair type, visit us at the salon and we can help.

Shampoo your hair less often

After your hair has been lightened, wait at least two days before shampooing – this allows the colour to settle in properly. Try not to wash your hair daily after this, as excessive shampooing can remove the protective coating of natural oils and also strip the colour pigments. Aim to wash your hair 2-3 times per week – dry shampoo can help make this routine easier for those inbetween days.

Protect your hair from heat

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Most of us are guilty of using heated styling tools on a regular basis, whether it be the hair-dryer, straightener or curler. If your hair has been lightened, your hair cuticles have likely been stripped of natural oils and nutrients – leaving your hair susceptible to breakage. When heat is added to this, it can really cause damage and dull your colour. Try and restrict your heat styling tool usage – give your hair a break every now and then, allowing it to dry naturally. On the occasions that you do use heated styling tools, invest in a quality heat protection cream or spray and ensure it is applied to each section of your hair beforehand. You’ll be surprised as to the difference it can make long term!

Tone, tone, tone!

If you want to keep that pretty shade of blonde that you left the salon with, you’ll need to invest in a good quality toner that you can use at home.  A toner will help to neutralize brassy yellow and orange tones on lightened hair – allowing for a more natural looking hair tone. The best toner for your locks will depend on your colour appointment and what type of finish you’re looking to achieve – this should be chosen with your hairstylist at the time of your appointment.

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 Three quality products that we find work for many of our clients are:

 L’Oreal Silver Shampoo

Also known as “purple shampoo”, this fantastic shampoo contains a dark purple pigment which acts as anti-yellowing agent and counteracts brassy tones in the hair. It helps to neutralize strong yellow tones, resulting in a beautiful cool colour.

 L’Oreal Colour Corrector Conditioner

Another option for keeping brassy and yellow tones at bay is the L’Oreal Colour Corrector Conditioner. It works to protect blonde highlights from yellow tones, neutralizing them and leaving a pure, cool blonde.

The Kérastase Colour-Correcting Pen

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This is an at-home “ink” treatment formulated to be mixed in with a mask for colour correction in between salon visits. Its violet formula is designed to combat brassiness in blonde hair.

Regularly trim your hair

Routine trims are essential for maintaining healthy blonde hair. A regular trim every 4-6 weeks will prevent the ends from splitting and help improve both the look and feel of your hair.

If you have any questions about which products to use to help maintain your blonde locks, our colourists are more than happy to help. To book a complimentary consultation for product or hair colour advice call 01242 530598

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