The NEW Shu Uemura Art of Hair Touch of Gloss is now available at Clipso London. This melt-in wax allows you to smooth and sculpt hair with brilliant shimmer and a high gloss finish. It instantly details strands, precisely defines ends and highlights contours with a pliable soft hold. It is enriched with rose sakura essence, rich in fatty acids to regulate hydration with a subtle feminine fragrance.
As the bank holiday weekend is over, Clipso St Albans have decided to bring you a little treat… The chance to win £50 worth of Kerastase products!
The Clipso St. Albans team have been busy creating some stunning looks and all you need to do is choose which one you think is the best. Simply vote for your favourite in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section below by commenting with ‘A’, ‘B’, or ‘C’.
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Competition open until 30th June 2013
A winner will be selected at random
Only one entry per person
Clipso reserves the right to withdrawer the competition at any time
Prizes will be be posted within 28 days of the competition ending
Simon Cox, Managing Director of Clipso St Albans along with team members attended L’Oreal Professionnel’s Voices with Westrow art team. Voices is a unique opportunity to see some of the most inspirational, successful and talented hairdressers and colourists in the UK. It is a series of evening events held at L’Oréal Professionnel Educational sites at which the latest collections will be performed by some of the industry’s most inspiring names. Whether it’s commercial cut and colour or avant-garde looks, this is a must-see for any stylist or technician.
Simon Cox, Managing Director commented:
“The evening began with an opening video montage of images, shows and great colour work created by the Westrow art team. Steve Rowbottom who established Westrow was our host for the evening and did a Q&A to start the evening. Afterwards he presented the models who were wearing strong … Read More »
Two members of the Clipso St Albans salon team recently attended the L’Oréal Professionnel INOA colour launch which was held at their academy in London. The launch was to introduce salon owners and hairdressers to their new selection of blonde colours within the INOA colour range which is ammonia free.
Simon Cox, Managing Director commented:
“The room was filled with fantastic hairdressers. The evening was held by a number of the L’Oreal Professionnel team who presented three models wearing the new INOA blonde shades which were clean, natural global colours and finished impeccably. We were invited to take a closer look at the hair to see the wonderful results. Overall it was a brilliant evening and I was very impressed with the new range of colours which will be available in the salon next month.”
Veronika Stanova, Master Hair Designer commented:
“It was … Read More »
At Addiction if you book in for a Dermalogica Prescriptive Facial you’ll receive a complimentary Touch Therapy Scalp Massage worth £20. A Dermalogica Prescriptive Facial is tailored to your skins exact needs whatever they may be. Treatment duration: 1 hour 30 minutes. The offer is available until the end of May 2013! To make your appointment, please call the salon on 01923 219777.
Last week members of the Clipso St Albans salon team attended L’Oreal Professional’s SS13 Catwalk Showcase. Please see reports from the evening from two of the salons team members below:
Simon Cox, Managing Director:
The L’Oreal Professional Catwalk Showcase evening was an inspiring event; the L’Oreal ID Artists did themselves proud showing us their trend predictions for this spring/summer’s key looks. From floral prints on the clothing reminiscent of the flower power era of the 60`s. The hair displayed refreshing pink and apricot soft tones for blondes and warm caramel tones for darker tresses. The subtle under colour techniques with bright strong colours on soft global colours gave an amazing 3D effect. The styling and finishes were loose and ruffled for a soft romantic look and there were textured ponytails. All in all the evening was very effective and I will be … Read More »
Last week members of the Clipso St Albans salon team attended the launch for the NEW ghd eclipse irons. These new irons from ghd use breakthrough patented tri-zone™ technology developed by ghd scientists, the six sensors heat to, and maintain, the optimum temperature for the best and fastest styling results yet on any hair texture. The ghd eclipse irons will soon be available at the St Albans salon, to pre-order yours, please telephone: 01727 866788.
“The ghd team once again gave us such an inspiring evening at their launch, expecially when showing us all of the ways that you can use their new styler. Errol Douglas showed us how to make hair look like a fascinator, creating such smooth looks with incredible ease” explains Simon Cox, Managing Director of Clipso St Albans.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the ghd eclipse launch. They put on a fantastic show which taught me … Read More »
Clipso Watford are pleased to be welcoming Scott Halsey back to the salon. Scott starts on Tuesday 5th March, please telephone 01923 228030 to book an appointment with him.
Scott’s passion is creativity within cutting and styling, he believes in pushing artistic boundaries which is shown throughout his photographic collections. His previous Naked collection, which was nominated for the Eastern Hairdresser of the Year in 2006/2007 pushed his creative boundaries further with strong geometric shapes and powerful lines whilst still holding a strong element of essential thrill. Scott’s collections have appeared in publications throughout the world. Scott has been a finalist for Eastern Hairdresser of the Year three times, he won the London L’Oreal Colour Trophy in 2001 and also won the TIGI UK Photographic Stylist Award in 2006 where he won the opportunity to shoot with TIGI in Las Vegas. Scott loves the daily interaction … Read More »
For five days only Clipso Hemel Hempstead will be offering ALL clients (Existing and new) 25% off ALL services! The offer will be valid from Monday 4th March until Friday 8th March and will be available with selected stylist only. For further information or to book your appointment, please telephone 01442 251868 and quote ‘social media offer.’
Darren Fowler, International Creative Director for the Clipso Salon Group together with members of the session team created strong couture, twisted and slightly dishevelled ponytails for the Bernard Chandran AW13 Show held inside the Freemason’s Halls on Saturday 16th February. Then on Tuesday 19th February they created a series of looks ranging from sleek and groomed styles to 40’s exaggerated glamour for the Ziad Ghanem AW13 Show also held inside the Freemason’s Halls.
Bernard Chandran AW13 Show
“The collection was strong, very fashion forward but with a young fresh feeling. The models displayed classic 50’s glamour and pure elegance. The designer, Bernard Chandran also combined the 50’s with a more modern day feel, by incorporating patent corsets, fur trimmings and sheer panels to his collection,” explained Darren.
The hair had a pure fashion element to it; there were clean lines through the front … Read More »
It’s been a busy few days for us since London Fashion Week kicked off…..so far we’ve styled the hair for the Bernard Chandran, Felder Felder, House of Holland and Central Saint Martins MA shows…..one more to go tomorrow which is Ziad Ghanem. Please find a couple of images below.
Bernarn Chandran AW13 show:
Harriette Calvert, working backstage at House of Holland AW13 show:
London Fashion Week kicks off today and lots of our stylists will be busy working on various shows such as Bernard Chandran, Ziad Ghanem, Felder Felder, House of Holland and Central Saint Martins MA. Look out for further information and images next week.
Our flagship Clipso Watford salon are recruiting for a Senior Colour Technician. Experience and excellent colour knowledge is essential, preferably with a colour degree. A great opportunity to join the award winning team. Please send a CV and a covering letter to email@example.com
Simon Cox (Clipso St Albans), Steve Hamberger (Clipso Watford), Ian Ward (Clipso Hemel Hempstead) Yvonne Donovan (Addiction Watford) and Ann Marie Rayment (Clipso Cheshunt) recently spent three days in Las Vegas with Redken at the 2013 event, celebrating the message of ‘Learn, Earn and Live’.
The three day educational seminar began with a spectacular show, created by a host of international Redken artists. There were 15,000 hairdressers in the audience representing 42 countries. The three days covered education, with seminars including cut, colour, style, business and trends.
“Overall the trip was very inspirational and motivational for us all” explained the Clipso team members who attended the event.
Please support Tia and Challenge 30! In May last year Tia turned 30 and decided to set herself 30 challenges to complete before she turns 31. All money raised will go to Hope for Children who help save the lives of poor, orphaned and exploited children across not only the UK but also the rest of the world. At the moment Tia is training for a half marathon in April and climbing Mount Snowdon March. Find out more and about sponsoring Tia on her Challenge 30 website:
We have some very exciting news to share with you…..we can now confirm that our London salon is a finalist for Best London Salon and International Creative Director for the Clipso salon group, Darren Fowler is a finalist for Best Men’s Stylist within the 2013 HAIR magazine awards! Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at London’s Sadler’s Wells on Monday 4th March! Well done to our London salon!
Our St Albans salon are looking for hair models on Tuesday afternoons from 3pm onwards for cuts and colours. With colour services a skin test is required 48 hours before your appointment. Please call 01727 866788 for further information.
Earlier this month Harriette Calvert from Clipso Watford worked at the Fashion in Motion event which was held at the V&A museum with L’Oréal Professionnel. On the day she worked on four shows for designer, Fyodor Golan. Jonny Engstrom at Guy Kremer directed Harriette and the rest of the session team to create the hair looks.
The hair was styled in a smooth high ponytail which was looped in and gathered at the nap to form a second ponytail. This worked well with the architectural shapes of the hats and clothes, and contrasted with richly embellished fabrics.
The V&A’s Fashion in Motion series brings catwalk shows by some of the greatest designers of our time to the V&A and makes catwalk couture accessible to a wider audience, modelling it against the beautiful backdrop of the Museum. Previous designers in the series have included Christian Lacroix, Hardy … Read More »
Our 12 Days of Christmas competition is now live on our Facebook page, where you can enter each day to win a fabulous Alterna gift for yourself or someone special. Each day, we’ll be offering a different Alterna gift and all you have to do to enter is follow the instructions on our Facebook page. Please ‘like’ and ‘share’ each day. Best of luck!
The Terms & Conditions of our 12 Days of Christmas Facebook competition are below;
Open to residents in the UK only
Only one entry per person, per day, will be accepted
Entrants must provide the contact details when requested
Entrants address details will only be used for prize posting purposes and will not be passed onto third parties
No purchase necessary
Prizes will be posted after each winner has been announced, please allow up to 4 weeks for the prize … Read More »
Darren Fowler styled the hair for Ruth Wilson on Sunday who attended the British Independent Film Awards. Darren is her ‘go to stylist’ for red carpet events.
RUTH’s hair looks effortless at both events and great for the red carpet. The beautiful hair-up works with her bold look and compliments her style.
GET THE LOOK:
“To begin with, I applied Shu Uemura’s Tasai Cream and L’Oréal Professionnel’s Tecni Art Hot Style Constructor before blow-drying her hair. Next I then prepped the hair by tonging and crimping at the root for maximum volume and texture. Taking the hair in sections, I then twisted and pinned it into place, finishing with a light hold hairspray. I love this twisted back up-do on Ruth, she looks absolutely stunning!” explains Darren Fowler, International Creative Director for the Clipso salon group.
Education is an area that we take very seriously and it’s the younger generation of upcoming talented hairdressers who are recognised as the continued future success of the Clipso group. Each year, the Clipso Young Superstars awards put assistants and trainees against one another, and once again the 2012 competition was a huge success.
The competition was compered by Harriette Calvert who is a Hair Designer at Clipso Watford. The audience and judges were entertained by the exceptional talents of Clipso trainees from first to third year level each presenting a ‘complete look’ on a model, with the second and third years each giving a two minute presentation to explain their concept, technique and over all look, including use of mood boards.
The judging panel for the 2012 competition was British Hairdresser of the Year and multiple award winning, Andrew Collinge, TIGI’s … Read More »
Last Wednesday, Clipso Watford’s Harriette Calvert worked on a photoshoot with L’Oreal and Your Hair magazine. On the day Harriette had to create an easy high street look in 3 steps so keep an eye out for it in one their upcoming issues! We’ll make sure we share it with you on here too!
Georgie Calvert from our Watford salon was part of the hair team that created the looks for all the models in the Lingerie London show. The Seven Bar Foundation* brought together couture lingerie designer, Agent Provocateur and latex designer Atsuko Kudo, for an exclusive fashion show and gala at the Old Billingsgate as part of Lingerie London. On the night the hair team created five different hair looks on an epic cast of 100 models, dancers and aerialists. Models in the show included Abbey Crouch (Clancy), Sarah Harding, Peaches Geldof and Zara Martin!
Check out the attached Lingerie London You Tube Video!
We have have been announced as finalists within the Hertfordshire Business Awards 2012, we are shortlisted finalists for two categories, the Training and Development Award, sponsored by Oaklands College and Supporting Young People Award, sponsored by North Herts College.
The winners will announced at a black tie awards ceremony which will be held on Thursday 29th November at the prestigious Knebworth Barns, Knebworth Park and will involve a sparkling reception and a three course gala dinner. The host for this year’s awards ceremony is ITV’s Matt Barbet, and the chosen charity is The British Heart Foundation.
A couple of months ago Clipso Watford’s Kim Rance worked alongside Session Stylist Claire Rothstein, styling the hair for a video for River Island, you can now check out the video as it has gone live on their website – we LOVE it! What do you think?
Kim Rance from the Watford salon recently spent a day in London styling the hair for a 60′s fashion video which was shown on ITV’s This Morning today. Please follow the below link to view the video:
Throughout London Fashion Week many of the Clipso stylists worked backstage assisting top session stylists and styling the hair for various shows. Clipso Watford’s Kim Rance worked on the following shows; Zoe Jordan, Felder Felder, Sister by Sibling, House of Holland and Phillip Treacy. Harriette Calvert from the Watford salon also worked backstage with Kim at the Philip Treacy show where Lady Gaga was hanging out!
Sam Ashcroft from the Watford salon who is part of the GHD Style Squad team was offered the chance to make his London Fashion Week debut with three other lucky team members from the Style Squad team. To be offered the opportunity to work backstage, Sam had to send a video and pictures along with a paragraph on Autumn/Winter 2012 trends to the GHD Ambassador, Kenna. A week after sending off his entry to Kenna he received a … Read More »
We can’t get enough of this Shu Uemura Volume Maker! In the typical luxurious style of Shu Uemura, it comes in the form of a make-up brush which you use to apply the product to the roots of the hair. The very fine powder is released and sits between the hair creating body, the more you apply the more volume you will get! We LOVE this a lot and so will you if volume is what you like or need!
Last night Simon Cox, Managing Director of Clipso St Albans and his team members attended L’Oreal Professionnel’s Voices. Voices is a unique opportunity to see some of the most inspirational, successful and talented hairdressers and colourists in the UK. It is a series of evening events held at L’Oréal Professionnel Educational sites at which the latest collections will be performed by some of the industry’s most inspiring names. Whether it’s commercial cut and colour or avant-garde looks, this is a must-see for any stylist or technician.
Simon and his team members attended the L’Oreal Academy in London and were part of an inspiring Colour evening with Carolyn Newman and members of the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour id artists team in which they showcase the very latest trends and inspiring colour techniques. Carolyn Newman is a creative favourite within the industry and press. … Read More »
Clipso St Albans are currently recruiting a full time/part time stylist, they are looking for someone who is qualified with one – five years experience in cutting and colouring. For further information, please call the salon on 01727 866788 and ask for Simon.
On Monday 3rd September members of the Clipso team attended Creative Head’s Most Wanted and It List Awards, Clipso Watford’s Kim Rance was a finalist within The Fashionista and IT Girl categories.
Sadly Kim didn’t win but she did very well to be a finalist as all the categories were full of tough competition and top hairdressers within the industry. Kim was up against a lot of her friends within the industry and she said it was fantastic to see some of them picking up awards.
The night was very cool and quirky as Creative Head never fail to think outside of the box. There were cocktails all night, models from ghd snapping polaroid pictures of all the attendees and the venue was spectacular.
Kim will definitely be entering the awards again next year and she’s already looking forward to it!
Last Saturday 1st September the award winning Clipso Hemel Hempstead salon celebrated their 30th Birthday. On the day of the salons Birthday, the team and clients were treated to birthday cake and champagne to celebrate the milestone. The Clipso Hemel Hempstead salon team also decorated the salon with 30th birthday balloons.
To mark the big birthday and to share in the joy, the salon are offering all clients 19.82% off (the year they opened!) their exceptional cutting and colouring services throughout September. They also have run advertising campaigns to promote this special Birthday promotion, and will continue to promote this on social media during September.
Ian Ward, Managing Director of Clipso Hemel Hempstead said “I really can’t believe the salon has been open in the town for 30 years, the time has flown by! Myself and the team had a great day … Read More »
Clipso Cheshunt are currently recruiting assistants, full training will be given and the position is full time. For further information, please call the salon on 01992 303010 and ask for Ann Marie.
Sam Ashcroft of Clipso Watford has spent more time working with the GHD Style Squad team. This time, Sam has been in Dublin, he was working at Harvey Nichols doing hair trials and demonstrations at a consumer event called the ‘Ultimate girls day out’. Sam was demonstrating how to use the new GHD ‘Air’ and how to style hair with the GHD stylers. Sam has also been asked back to Dublin to style the hair for the Harvey Nichols Fashion Show at the end of September – well done Sam!
Kim Rance from the Watford salon spent Friday styling the hair for a 60′s fashion video which will be shown on ITV’s This Morning. The video is due to air within the next month on the TV show! Well done Kim!
Clipso Watford are pleased to announce they now have the NEW Kerastase Elixir Ultime range of oils available in the salon. Within the Kerastase Elixir Ultime range are four different oils; the original Elixir Ultime, a new oil especially formulated for colour treated hair, another for damaged hair and one for fine and sensitised hair, meaning there is an oil suitable for everyone. The fragrances used in the oils smell amazing as Kerastase have worked with some of the leading perfume companies to use their scents within these hair products. For further information on the NEW Kerastase Elixir Ultime range of oils stocked at Clipso Watford, please telephone 01923 228030.
We are very excited to announce that the Clipso Artistic Team have been shortlisted as finalists for the NHF 2012 Photographic Stylist of the Year Competition within the men’s image category with their ‘Orchid Men’ collection! Well done and congratulations to the team, and to everyone else who has been announced as finalists!
Summer and Hollie from Clipso Watford took part in an educational training day with Darren Fowler on Sunday 5th August at the Clipso London salon. With fantastic help from Darren, both girls learnt a range of new techniques. Both Summer and Hollie were taken out of their comfort zones but throughout the intense day, their confidence grew and there skills blossomed. A variation of demonstrations and one to one training showed the girls ability to learn, develop and by the end of the day produce a superb haircut.
Lisa Hodges from Addiction spent the day with the professional hair care brand Fudge on Monday, she was helping shoot a video for their new website – we can’t wait to share it with you all!
Yesterday Clipso Watford’s Kim Rance was working alongside session stylist Claire Rothstein, styling the hair for River Island’s autumn/winter video which will feature on their website. Kim spent the day cutting mens hair and beards as well styling long hair into glamorous waves! We can’t wait to see the video and we’ll be sure to share it with all of you when it goes live.
We are very excited to announce that we are finalists for the AIPP AWARDS 2012-2013 within the ‘Best Men’ category with our Orchid Men collection. The AIPP Awards Ceremony will take place at this year’s ALTERNATIVE HAIR SHOW at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday, October 14th!
Clipso St Albans would like to thank everyone who attended the beauty day on Saturday which was hosted by The Maltings Shopping Centre. Stylists from the Clipso salon were on hand giving expert advice on hair styling techniques and eveything to do with hair!
On Monday, Clipso Watford’s Jodie Clifford spent the day at the L’Oreal Academy in Hammersmith hosted by Redken. The day was all about creating vintage hair-up’s. Jodie recreated looks from the 20′s, 40′s and 60′s but with a modern day touch throughout the day. Jodie said the day was a lot of fun and very creative, giving her ideas for when creating hair up’s in the salon.
As you know Tia Bishop from Clipso Watford is the person behind Challenge 30, Tia’s goal is to raise £10,000 for the amazing charity Hope for Children, she will do this by completing 30 crazy challenges whilst at the age of 30! Tia has recently completed challenge 4 and 5 out of the 30 challenges. The 4th challenge was a 60 mile bike ride around Essex, which Tia completed with her sister. The 5th completed challenge was a 10k run in London sponsored by Nike. Despite the constant rain the race had an amazing atmosphere and around 25,000 people took part, Tia completed the run in 1 hour and 6 minutes. Challenge 30 has now raised £2622 for the Hope for Children Charity. You can find out more about Challenge 30 and Tia’s up and coming challenges at www.challenge30.co.uk
This week saw Sam Ashcroft of Clipso Watford spend his first two days with the GHD style squad at Malibutique in Cardiff. They met with Malibu, Fake Bake, Model’s Own and Heat magazine. Lauren Pope from TOWIE came in to be styled and the order of the day was to educate clients on the versatility of the GHD stylers. They demonstrated summer 2012 hairstyles and 1920/40′s waves which Jessie J and Fearne Cotton are wearing with more structure and definition.
We’re wishing the best of luck to Clipso Watford’s Kim Rance and Emilie Pearson Brown who have entered Eastern and newcomer categories within this year’s British Hairdressing Awards. Good luck to everyone else that has entered.
Tia Bishop from Clipso Watford is the person behind Challenge 30, Tia’s goal is to raise £10,000 for the amazing charity Hope for Children, she will do this by completing 30 crazy challenges at the age of 30! So far Tia has done a 26 mile walk in London which Alison Catchpole also did with her for support. Since then she has swam 750m in Eaton and has done a sky dive, which Kim Rance and Jack Williams also did to help support her charity raising efforts.
Yesterday, both Jodie and Tia from Clipso Watford took part in ‘Race for Life’ which helps raise money for Cancer Research. Jodie’s client asked her to sign up to the race and so far as a group the Clipso Watford salon have raised over £1300. The race took place at Cassiobury park in Watford and they had to run 5k.
We’re congratulating both Sam Ashcroft from Clipso Watford and Amie Fletcher from Clipso Cheshunt who have both won places within the GHD Style Squad, we will have further information on this soon! WELL DONE guys!
We are pleased to announce that Clipso Watford’s Kim Rance has been shortlisted for the Creative Head IT List 2012 Awards within the IT Girl and The Fashionista categories – a massive well done to Kim and to everyone else who has been shortlisted! The winners will be announced on 3rd September at The Grand Final which is taking place at the Royal Courts of Justice in London – fingers crossed for Kim!
We are pleased to announce that the Clipso Artistic Team have been shortlisted for the NHF 2012 Photographic Stylist of the Year Competition within the men’s image category! Well done and congratulations to everyone else who has been shortlisted!
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