McGills Hairdressing February Newsletter.
The Circle Chronicles are here!
In February we’re celebrating the launch of the newest member of the Davines family – the Circle Chronicles!
What are they?
The Circle Chronicles are the latest craze in hair-masks and they’re getting raving reviews from stylists, bloggers and clients alike. They’re beautifully packaged, they smell AMAZING and, best of all, you can use them at home to fit around your busy schedule. For more info see ‘Product of the Month’ below…
When’s the party?
Pop in the salon anytime between 1pm and 5pm on Wednesday 7th February for our open afternoon where we will be showcasing the treatments.
What’s happening on the day?
The afternoon will involve trying out the treatments, advice from your favourite stylists, a complimentary blow-dry, introductory offers on the masks and lots of goodies and treats! (We recommend the smoothies!) We’ll also have a special offer on any appointments booked on the day for the month of February.
All the treatments and gifts are subject to availability so we recommend RSVPing to avoid disappointment. See you there!
Offer of the Month
As we mentioned last month, February marks the start of the long-awaited McGills Points. To get you all off to a great start, the offer of the month is DOUBLE points on all appointments in February.
Here’s a wee reminder of how the points work:
- You earn 1 point for every £1 you spend in the salon – on both services and products.
- Each point equals 10 pence which is automatically added to your account – no need to remember a loyalty card!
- You can save your points up for a free cut, colour or product, or to exchange for tickets to one of our exclusive member evenings. Or, if you’d prefer, you can nip a little off each visit to save throughout the year.
- Visit us regularly to save even more! If you visit every 6 weeks or less, you’ll get double points each time. This replaces our old rebooking discount and is the equivalent of 20% off!
As most of you will know by now, Ellie is our Graduate-Stylist-in-Training. She’s looking for blow-dry models to start immediately and cutting models in the next couple of months. Appointments with Ellie would be Mondays between 10am and 2pm.
Our current Graduate Stylist, Robyn, is also working hard to extend her abilities and is taking Gents cutting models every Tuesday morning between 10am and 12pm.
All training appointments are free of charge and supervised at every stage by qualified educators. If you’re interested in being a model for either Ellie or Robyn, call the salon on 0131 228 8882 or ping us an email to email@example.com.
Product of the Month…
You guessed it… the Circle Chronicles! Deja vu? Yes, we know.
£7.90 each or multi-mask like a pro and get 2 for £12.00
Purity Circle – a scalp mask to detox. Suitable for all hair types – we all need to take care of our scalp!
Quick Fix Circle – a one stop shop for all kinds of hair. Smooths, hydrates and detangles in just 3 minutes.
Renaissance Circle – a luxury repairing mask, great for hair damaged by bleach, colour or heat styling.
Spotlight Circle – shine, shine, shine! Great for all types but particularly blonde for light-reflecting illumination.
Wake-up Circle – a reinvigorating mask for both hair and scalp to give back volume and energy to stressed and deflated hair.
Mr McGill’s Top Tips
You’d be forgiven for thinking Garry had disappeared off the face of the earth recently. He was away on holiday at the start of January, then had to dash to A&E last weekend. (Sorry, Garry, you weren’t getting away with not telling anyone you cut your finger and needed stitches!)
But he’s back now and on top form. Here are his top tips on working with your natural curl and, one for the gents, what tools and products should be on your bathroom shelf.
- Don’t fight the curl…
Curly hair can be hard work at the best of times. In winter, keeping it in check can be a full-time job! But using the right drying techniques and styling products can really make a difference.
“Take about 50% of the moisture out of your hair with a towel (or a cotton t-shirt to help reduce frizz!). Then grab your favourite hair oil – I recommend the Davines OI Oil. You want about a 2 pence size amount, rub it between your hands and then, starting with the front, take sections of your hair and smooth through a little at a time while twisting back away from your face. Repeat with the other side. DO NOT TOUCH your hair while it’s drying! This is the most important rule for perfect curls!”
- What every dapper gent should keep on his bathroom shelf…
Surveys tell us that gents spend far more time in front of the mirror than your average woman. Perhaps this is because shorter hair loses it’s ‘freshly cut’ look quicker so a few weeks after a cut it’s suddenly much more difficult to get that sharp style.
“Hair grows out in thickness before it grows out in length which makes it much harder to style – especially if you’re using a generic styling product from the supermarket! These products are aimed at all hair types, ask your stylist for one that properly suits your hair and it’ll make your life so much easier. Here’s just a a few of my favourites: Box ‘o’ bollocks, Cassius Clay, Hairbond & Davines strong moulding clay. Why make life hard for yourself!?”