Salon News

Starting The Year Off Right!


PHEW – January has been a huge month for the team here at G&M. Here’s what we’ve been up to.

Master of colour inspiration
A few weeks ago we held our company day at Wella Studios, London. We use the day as an opportunity to say a massive thank you to the team. Everyone works so hard all year round, so it’s important to let them know that their hard work is appreciated.

Owner John Roads said: “The concept of the company and awards day comes back to the ethos that I hold very dear; it’s my life’s objective to provide a workplace that supports, celebrates, coaches, encourages and nurtures the entire team.”

The day was one that not only rewarded achievements; it also inspired the team with the addition of the influential and fashion forward Jayson Gray, Wella Professionals Master Colour Expert, as well as wonderful Wella Educator, Nicole Cunningham.

The big prize on the day was the Master Colour Program, a year-long program that is equivalent to a degree and is the highest qualification in colour.

Once the awards were over, the team were treated to a sumptuous meal and certain team members didn’t make it home until the next day!

Colour tips on tap
Colour is the area that we believe we thrive in at Gatsby & Miller, so we decided it was time to share our wealth of knowledge. Last week, Julie Church, our Master Colour Expert led the team for a colour training evening. Focusing on the benefits of using Olaplex, as well as the enduring colour techniques of Balayage and Ombre, Julie, Sian and the team inspired the attendees, some of whom were young hairdressing students from Aylesbury College.

On the night, Sam, an attendee said: “tonight was fantastic, really inspiring.
It was a really fun evening and nice to hear and see how others work in a salon. Sometimes, working on your own can become a bit structured and a bit robotic. It’s nice to take a few simple tips away with me that will change how I work.”

Stay tuned for more inspirational evenings!

Imagery: Pippa Wilson Photography

Salon News

Golden Globes Hair Goals


Right, it’s our first blog of 2017, so we’re sharing some of favourite hair looks from this weekend’s glamorous Golden Globes.

Janelle Monae’s polka dot bouffant beehive
Why we love it: It’s cute, it’s fun and we love how the stylist has used Janelle’s hair to create a structure that lends itself to being embellished with these beautiful tiny pearls. It’s a look that can work on any hair texture – just make sure you’ve prepped with some serious volumising products!

Emily Ratajkowski’s sexy lob
Why we love it: Last year was definitely the year of the lob, so we were wondering if its allure would continue into 2017. It’s safe to say the style is still a red carpet favourite, and Emily’s sultry wavy lob is a sure-fire way to keep this look at the top of our in-salon hair requests! We just love the versatility of the look, and it’s just about long enough to tuck away into a ponytail for a gym sesh.

Kendall and Kylie’s twinning topknots
Why we love it: Let’s face it, the topknot is that look that many of us go to when we’re short on time – plus, it gives an instant facelift! Both Jenner sisters have gone for a simple, twisted topknot, allowing their immaculate makeup to be shown off to the fullest.

Drew’s glam beachy waves
Why we love it: Because it looks so effortless. These bouncy waves no doubt had their fair share of prep time, but we love the resulting relaxed look. A slightly off-centre middle parting leaves Drew looking oh-so-casually cool.