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theapprentice SPRING 2011 SAKS EDUCATION MAGAZINE ISSUE 6 Ainsley Boal Alison Beth Scanlan Carina Lowen Carley Mayers Carys Casey Chantelle Charlotte Charlotte Carruthers Daniels Blackwell Adams Dalton Harris Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte Claire Courtni Danielle Danielle Dean Donna Elycia Potter Rose Tofte Edmondson Maddison Howes Redman Cunningham Cameron Simmons Jack Lodge Joanne Dunn Jodie Brook Josh Marks Julia Kirsty Laura Foster Laura Sollars Lauren Leah Fleming Rennison Whiskin Ratcliffe Leanne Megan Natalie Paige Gosling Poppy Lear Rebbecca Regan Bistro Tayla King Vanessa Vicky Hughes Harrison Keogh Cooper Noble Warner Saks Education officially recognised as an outstanding training provider and awarded Beacon Status. Printed on paper sourced from recycled SAKS EDUCATION VALUES EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY AND STRIVES and sustainable sources TO ENSURE THE SAFETY AND WELFARE OF ALL OUR LEARNERS 2 contents www.sakseducation.co.uk MONEY SKILLS COURSE CONTENTS A SUCCESS! Foreword Apprentice competition 3 Saks Education in conjunction with West Yorkshire Trading Services and winners 2010 4 Barclays Bank held a Money Skills course at Saks Academies, Darlington Education team stories 5 on the 9th February. Hairdressing apprentice competitions 2011 6-7 Having an understanding of money management is a vital life skill. It will Beauty therapy apprentice give you the ability to deal with day to day issues such as checking competitions 2011 8 payslips, understanding bank statements and making and receiving New additions to the Saks payments etc. Education team... 9 The Money Skills course teaches learners about budgeting, banking Crowning glory...2011 bridal terminology, affordable credit, credit reports and the process of credit collection 10 scoring, avoiding scams and loan sharks etc. It is based on 6 fictional The Perfect bridal make-up 11 characters and learners work in groups following their character's Your stories & successes... 12-15 lifestyle, identifying good choices for them. The session culminated in a Celebrations of game which reinforces the learning from the session. achievement... 16-17 Articles for you... 18 Poppy Lear from Saks Scotch Corner stated “I now know everything I Budgeting and money need to know about my management... 19 wages, I now know how Your feedback... 20 to handle my money Health and safety 21 better” and Louise Bevan from Saks South Competition time 22 Shields thought “The LIGHT MY FIRE 23 teaching and enthusiasm Dear Ed... 24 of the course was brilliant” If you would be COVER Pictures are of all entrants’ models interested in attending a from the apprentice and advanced future Money Skills apprentice competitions 2010. All course please contact entrants are undertaking an Pictured L-R: Laura Nelson, Poppy Lear, Mallorie Davidson, apprenticeship with Saks Education. email@example.com Savannah O’Neill, Danielle Devine & Louise Bevan For further financial advice or guidance on money matters, speak to your Saks educator or visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk or www.direct.gov.uk www.sakseducation.co.uk foreword 3 How time fly’s, summers on its way around again and we have CONGRATULATIONS TO THE a bumper issue of the apprentice magazine for you. FOLLOWING ACHIEVERS... In such a short space of time so much Congratulations to the following learners that have has happened, we have a new completed their qualification with Saks Education. government and this has inadvertently Apprenticeship Laura Walsh Naomi Walton had an impact on educational providers (Level 2) Saks - Speke Saks - Chester Le Street throughout the UK. Luckily Emily Holmes Natalie Keogh Samantha Longley Saks - Barnard Castle Saks - St Albans Saks - Harrogate apprenticeships are seen as a great way Amber Clarey Charlotte May to ensure employment for future Saks - Bishop Auckland Saks - St Neots Luke Parker generations, so not many changes have occurred. Make sure Saks - Leeds City Lucy Watson Joanne Dunn you take full advantage of the training opportunities offered to Saks - Bury Saks - Warrington DL Stephanie Benson you. If you have completed your level 2 qualification then Sophia Mc Donald Claire Zwager Saks - Leeds DL continue onto level 3, if you have completed hairdressing Saks - Cheam DL Saks - Welwyn Garden Rebekah Fletcher consider doing barbering, if you have completed barbering look Becky Spencer City Saks - Leeds DL Saks - Derby HS Georgina Lloyd at completing African Caribbean. I can promise you in future Naomi Linden Amie Vincent Saks - Welwyn Garden Saks - Lincoln months funding will be limited, so whilst these opportunities Saks - Epsom DL City are here take them. It will open up your career opportunities Darren Hardy Amy Robertson Rachelle Wilson and what you are able to offer in your salons. Saks - Gosforth DL Saks - Wetherby Saks - Milton Keynes DL Yasmin Williamson Carly Mayers Kelly Finlay Enjoy this issue of the magazine and as always happy Saks - Halifax Saks - Whitley Bay Saks - Newcastle apprenticeship. Heather Stainthorpe Leigh-Ann Anderson Sarah Louise Nicholson Tina Rook, Head of Education Saks - Hartlepool Saks - Worthing HS Saks - Northallerton Imogen Roach Terri Leonah O'Donnell Rebecca Lee Saks - Kings Hill Saks - Worthing DL L’ORÈAL COLOUR TROPHY 2011 Saks - Norwich Jade Sutcliffe Sally Lamont Saks - Leeds HS Saks - Yarm Charlotte Brewster FINALISTS ANNOUNCED... Stephanie Warner Saks - Lincoln Advanced Saks - Scotch Corner Lucy Spall Saks - Over 1200 photographic entries were judged by the industries Jade Melhuish Apprenticeship Southend HS leading hairdressers including Charles Worthington MBE, Chris Saks - Milton Keynes DL (Level 3) Amy Saunders Williams, Trevor Sorbie MBE and Sally Brooks. Only 455 Jessica Brooks Hannah Davenport Saks - Altrincham Saks - Southend HS regional finalists were chosen to take their hairdressing skills to Saks - Milton Keynes DL the seven regional finals. Congratulations to the following Saks Jenna Moss Yazmin Adams Lucy Potter salons and good luck for the finals. Saks - Northallerton Saks - Ashton Saks - Sunderland Bethany Nattress Stacey Louglin Taylor Ann Green Colour Trophy Award Men’s Image Award Saks - Northallerton Saks - Birmingham HS Saks - Sunderland Saks Hair and Beauty Bristol, Saks Bishop Auckland Danielle Howes Fiona Barker Cally Litchfield Clifton Saks Glasgow Saks - Norwich Saks - Birmingham HS Saks - West Bridgeford Saks Glasgow Saks Morpeth Amy Haywood Dawn Campbell DL Saks Great Yarmouth Saks Norwich Saks - Nottingham DL Saks - Birmingham HS Saks Hair and Beauty Kingshill Saks Redcar Samantha Niles Laura Sollars Jade Maddison Saks - Whitley Bay Saks Lytham Saks Skipton Saks - Saffron Walden Saks - Bishop Auckland Saks Norwich Jack Lodge Zoey Wenzler Rachel Little Saks Redcar Saks - Sheffield Saks - Chester Le Street Saks - Workington Saks Skipton Hollie Dennis Jodie Brook Stacey Lawrence Saks - Skipton Saks - Chester Le Street Saks - Workington DID YOU KNOW... Saks Education’s achievement rates are a fantastic 87% that is 13% above the national average achievement rate. Apprentice competition 4 winners 2010 www.sakseducation.co.uk Congratulations to all who entered the Saks Education apprenticeship and advanced apprenticeship heats that 14-19 DIPLOMA TRADE were held in Glasgow, Darlington, Manchester and London at the end of EXHIBITION A SUCCESS... 2010. We had a record number of On Wednesday 2nd March 2011 three Sa O’N entries and the standard was fantastic. va e young ladies solely organised a trade nn ill ah Mandy Durkin, Quality & exhibition at Saks Academies, Darlington. Responsiveness Manager for Saks The aim of the day was to create an eye Education said “This year the catching stand and promote and sell atmosphere was electric, every year products and equipment. the standard gets higher. You could see Each student designed their own stand the amount of planning, preparation from start to finish including posters, materials and leaflets. External and hard work that had gone into each guests were invited to the promotional event along with Saks head and every entry. The level of skill of office staff. Guests were able to browse the equipment and products entrants was outstanding; they all did and were given information, advice and demonstrations from the themselves and their salons proud”. students. Simone Devine from Saks head office, who attended the event, said “The displays, materials and information leaflets were well presented. You could see the hard work that had gone into id rie n av lo so each student’s product and display. I D al M would buy a product from all of the girls”. Laura Nelson, Mallorie Davidson and Savannah O’Neill, who are all Beth Scanlan – Saks Dundee 14 years old and from Carmel RC Technology College, have been WINNER Apprentice Award with Saks Education since September 2010 working towards the 14- 19 Diploma in Hair and Beauty Studies. Lisa Emmerson who is the girls tutor said “The girls have done extremely well.The work they have produced and the confidence they La ur have shown in such a short space of time a N el is exceptional”. so n The promotional day was a huge success and the girls received some excellent Laura Foster – Saks Scunthorpe feedback from their guests. WINNER Advanced Apprentice Award Details on how to enter the 2011 apprentice competitions can be found in this issue of ‘the apprentice’ Education www.sakseducation.co.uk team stories 5 CONGRATU�TION'S ROY against the other finalists at the Scottish regional final on Wednesday 6th April AND SAKS G�SGOW! 2011 at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow. Congratulations go to Roy Rogers; Roy will take to the competition floor to Scottish Hairdressing Training create the models look to reflect Co-ordinator for Saks Education and the Fall/Winter 11/12 definitive trends, which team from Saks Glasgow, who have will be judged by the industry’s most achieved a place in both the L’Orèal prolific hairdressers. Roy said “We are all Colour Trophy and Men’s Image award. busy researching fashion shows on the Roy’s stunning photographic entry internet, to get inspiration for our looks. showcased creative talent and shook off We are really looking forward to the stiff competition from over 1,200 UK regional final”. Good luck to Roy and entrants. The team will now compete Saks Glasgow. MANDY DURKIN HELPS RAISE MONEY FOR A GOOD CAUSE! Mandy Durkin, Quality and Responsiveness but it was great fun and raised money for a fantastic Manager for Saks Education took part in a cause” charity hair cutting session recently. If you would like to raise funds for Marie Curie visit After a bet with his friends, Chris Libbey said he would http://www.mariecurie.org.uk/en-gb/fundraising- volunteering/ to get your fundraising toolkit. raise £250 for Marie Curie Cancer Care by having a crazy hair cut, which would be chosen by them. Marie Curie has 2,000 nurses in the UK and last year they worked for 1,200,000 hours caring for terminally ill patients, including half of all cancer patients who die at home. After getting the all clear from work and ensuring he wouldn’t be sacked for the crazy hairstyle Chris called in the services of Mandy Durkin to create the style. Mandy said “It’s not the best advertisement of my work, Before After Remember... If you have any issues, you can always contact your Saks Educator Hairdressing Apprentice Competitions 2011 6 www.sakseducation.co.uk Saks Education challenges Hairdressing Heats • If you require your model to you, the learner, to interpret have any make-up, you may have Regional heats for each category someone to assist you with this upcoming fashion trends will be held at • Put the finishing touches to the and create a high fashion • North - Saks Academies hair and pose your model ready look. The overall style Darlington – Monday 10th for judging should include not only the October 2011 • Time allowed: 1 hour and 15 all important hair, but also • Central – L’Orèal Academy minutes clothes and make-up! Manchester – Monday 21st Hairdressing Advanced Showcase your hairdressing November 2011 Apprentice Award skills, your ability to predict • South - Saks Academies London (Level Three) upcoming fashion and make – Sunday 2nd October 2011 To enter this category you will • Scotland - Saks Academies need to: sure the look created is Glasgow – Monday 7th • Be working towards NVQ Level bang on trend! November 2011 3 with Saks Education Categories • Your models hair should be coloured prior to the Hairdressing Apprentice competition day – if required Award (Level Two) • On the day of the competition To enter this category you will you will display a mood board need to: showing the look you are aiming • Be working towards NVQ Level for 2 with Saks Education • You will cut, (removing more • Your models hair should be than one inch) style, dress and coloured prior to the finish your models hair competition day – if required • Assist your model getting • On the competition day you will dressed, if required be expected to style and dress • If you require your model to your models hair (pin ups, blow- have any make-up, you may have dry’s and setting is permitted) someone to assist you with this • You will be required to assist • Put the finishing touches to the your model getting dressed – if hair and pose your model ready required for judging Why not enter the apprentice competitions, and show us your hairdressing skills? Hairdressing Apprentice Competitions 2011 www.sakseducation.co.uk 7 • Select a good model sent to Simone Devine, Saks • Focus on upcoming trends Education, 66 Duke Street, Darlington, Co Durham, DL3 7AN. • Do something different, but stunning The Winner • Create a mood board to put Once all the heats have been together ideas for your total judged, finalists will be selected and look announced from each heat.The • Read the major fashion and highest scoring apprentice and the image magazines to keep ahead highest scoring advanced of the trends apprentice across all heats will be selected as the winner. • Use the internet it is a great researching tool And finally – you need to be an apprentice with Saks Education. • Finally, for inspiration visit the Saks Education website for • Time allowed: 1 hour and 30 pictures from last year’s minutes competitions. • Time allowed: 1 hour and 30 minutes You need to bring everything you need with you including any How to Enter hairdressing tools, styling products, You can call Simone Devine on electrical appliances and anything 01325 341605 to request an official else you require to create your entry form or download from chosen look. www.sakseduction.co.uk. Entries Anyone who arrives after the will be on a first come first serve basis due to limited space specified start time will not be availability in the Academies. allowed into the competition area. The judge’s decision is final and no There is no cost for this correspondence will be entered competition. into. Hints and Tips for The deadline for entries is Friday Competition Entrants 23rd September 2011.Any late • Know the brief entries will not be accepted. All • Practice, practice, practice completed entry forms need to be WANT TO ENTER? Just visit www.sakseducation.co.uk for your official entry form and send to Simone Devine @ Saks HQ Beauty Therapy 8 Apprentice Competitions 2011 www.sakseducation.co.uk The deadline for entries is Friday 25th November 2011. Any late entries will not be accepted. Your completed portfolio and entry form need to be sent to Simone Devine, Saks Education, 66 Duke Street, Darlington, Co Durham, DL3 7AN. Remember - To enter! You can be at any stage in your training programme, whether it’s working towards your level 2 or 3, it’s the content and quality of your entry that counts. You will need to: • Produce 2 case studies of your The Winner • Write a 200 word statement work include photographs of Once all the entries have been about you, outlining why you before and after, using 2 received and judged. The deserve to achieve this award, different clients for each case apprentice with the best judged include success stories, study. The photos do not need portfolio will be the winner. personal achievements, clients to be professional; a snap shot of your work will be suffice. And finally – you need to be an comments, newspaper cuttings apprentice with Saks Education. etc. (don’t be afraid to blow Each case study should fully your own trumpet!) explain the service/treatment that you have carried out, how • A short statement about your it benefited the client and role in the salon and how you feedback from the client. The fit into the salon as an case studies can be of the same apprentice, and how it has treatment or of different benefited you. treatment, it’s your choice. • A short statement from your How to Enter manager/salon trainer outlining You can call Simone Devine on why they think you deserve this 01325 341605 to request an award, and the particular official entry form or download achievements they think you from www.sakseducation.co.uk. have achieved. WANT TO ENTER? Just visit www.sakseducation.co.uk for your official entry form and send to Simone Devine @ Saks HO New additions to the Saks Education team... www.sakseducation.co.uk 9 Catherine Lee Craig Ray Catherine has joined the Saks Craig has joined the Saks Education team as a Beauty Education team as a Hairdressing Therapy Training Co-ordinator. Training Co-ordinator for the Her job role and responsibilities Southern region. His job role and are to provide quality support and responsibilities are to provide training to all learners and ensure quality support and training to all the satisfactory delivery of the apprenticeship learners and ensure the satisfactory delivery of the programme to a national standard. Catherine can be apprenticeship programme to a national standard. contacted on 07715122204 or email Craig can be contacted on 07545438285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Natalie Sarah Woods Cunningham Sarah, having previously worked for Saks Education has rejoined Natalie has joined the Saks the team as a Hairdressing Training Education team as a Hairdressing Co-ordinator for the Southern Training Co-ordinator for the region. Her job role and North East region. Her job role responsibilities are to provide and responsibilities are to provide quality support and training to all learners and quality support and training to all learners and ensure the satisfactory delivery of the apprenticeship ensure the satisfactory delivery of the apprenticeship programme to a national standard. Sarah can be programme to a national standard. Natalie can be contacted on 07971965018 or email contacted on 07715121796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com A1 Qualification Saks Education are still offering the A1 qualification. This qualification will allow you to assess individuals to NVQ standard, and is a great career progression for stylists and therapists. To complete the qualification you will need to be in the position to carry out assessments and have at least 2 learners to assess. The cost for this is £400. If you are interested please contact Lorna Banks on 07540501071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org REMEMBER.. To assess learner’s in your salon you need your A1 qualification Crowning glory... 10 www.sakseducation.co.uk ROY ROGERS PRESENTS HIS 2011 BRIDAL COLLECTION! With the build up to the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on the 29th April 2011 and also the wedding of the queen of fashion Kate Moss, we are all wondering what the bride’s hair will be like...?? Roy Rogers, Scottish Hairdressing Training Co-ordinator for Saks THE ROMANTIC... Education presents his 2011 bridal Soft tumbling curls dressed and collection. These beautiful, versatile pinned to the side for the soft and bridal up dos pulled away from the THE BOW... feminine bride. face can give that extra sophistication Lady Ga Ga inspired, this high bow and glamour. set to the side of the head is a must for the Avant-garde bride. THE SIDE CHIGNON... This classic chignon is dressed to the HIGH CHIGNON... THE HIVE... side for the classic bride. Classically inspired, yet freshly This classic shape has more height Hair by: Roy Rogers approached the high chignon and drama than seen in the past, this Make up by: Fiona Henderson, Styling presents a new view being placed elongates the neck and adds interest Strumpet in Edinburgh higher on the top off the head. sophistication and empowers the Photography: Paul Marr, female form. www.marrzphoto.com Do you have any photos of your work? Then send them to email@example.com with a brief description of how you created the look and you could feature in the next issue of ‘the apprentice’ The perfect Bridal make-up... www.sakseducation.co.uk 11 When it comes to their special Wedding day step by step: 9. Apply eyeliner or pencil along the day every bride wants to look lash line. For a softer look use eye like a million dollars. 1. Ensure the skin is clean by shadow in a similar colour to the cleansing, toning and moisturising. Here’s how to get that radiant, pencil. Blot the moisturiser with a tissue soft romantic, dewy look. 10. Apply mascara, be careful not to and leave to absorb for a few Pre-wedding preparation minutes, otherwise this will affect smudge or disrupt other make-up. the coverage of the foundation. Apply false strip lashes if required. The skin 11. To emphasise the brows and give a Ensure the bride-to-be’s skin is in tip- 2. Use a skin primer to prepare the top condition by recommending groomed appearance, apply brow skin and to ensure the foundation monthly facials, as well as a skin care pencil or for a softer look apply goes on evenly. routine of cleansing, toning and eye shadow in a shade close to the moisturising daily, as well as using a 3. Disguise any blemishes, high client’s natural hair colour. suitable exfoliator (use on lips too) colouring, irregular pigmentation, 12. Use a shader and highlighter on and mask twice a week. spots, broken capillaries with the cheeks to emphasise cheek The eyes concealer. bones, using a highlighting or Shape the brow and apply individual 4. Apply foundation, which is the contour brush. To add colour flared eye lashes a couple of days perfect tone for your client’s skin, apply blusher in either soft nude, before the wedding. with a foundation brush to ensure pink or peach shades, with a a flawless coverage. blusher brush. The nails 5. To set the foundation, lightly apply 13. To enhance Advise the bride on nail care, remembering to select a polish to loose power with a large powder the lips apply compliment the colour scheme of the a lip liner in a brush. wedding. shade that is 6. Apply a light cream/ bone coloured close to the Remember: eye shadow all over the eye area client’s It’s always up-to the brow area using a large natural lip important to have a make- eye shadow brush. colour. Apply up trial prior lipstick or lip 7. Contour the socket line with a to the gloss in a natural/earthy brown, pink or wedding day, nude, pink peach eye shadow. so you can or peachy determine 8. When using more than one colour, colour to what colours it is important to blend the colours compliment the rest of and the style well, use a blend/contour brush. the make-up. of the make- Also remembering to protect the up to use on the special day. facial skin with a tissue when applying the eye shadow. Have you taken part in any competitions or photo shoots? Then tell us your story. Send your photos and story to firstname.lastname@example.org and you could feature in the next issue of ‘the apprentice’ Your stories & 12 successes www.sakseducation.co.uk CHARITY SKYDIVE TO would be a good idea to do it to CELEBRATE 25 YEARS celebrate Saks Hair and Beauty in OF BUSINESS... Hartlepool being open for 25 years. As well as doing it To celebrate 25 years of business, Michaela to celebrate the Paxton and Jess Hunt who are part of the team salons achievement, at Saks Hair and Beauty in Hartlepool, recently we also decided to took part in charity skydive. raise money for Jumping out of a plane at 10000ft at Shotton airfield, our local hospice. Michaela and Jess raised £800 for Hartlepool and We received amazing support from our family, friends, District Hospice. The hospice is the only adult hospice co workers but most importantly our valued clients. in the Hartlepool and East Durham area, and exists to For this we would like to say a big thank you for their improve the lives of people affected by life limiting help and support”. illness and support those who have experienced the Asking Michaela for her thoughts she said “We are death of a loved one. very proud of our achievement and we are really Jess said pleased to raise so much money for a local charity. I “Michaela and thoroughly enjoyed myself” myself have If you would like to do a skydive for charity, all always wanted to you need to do is research the airfields in your do a skydive, so local area. we decided it REWARD TRIP FOR STAFF OF SAKS BARNARD CASTLE.. Staff from Saks in Barnard Castle recently enjoyed a weekend away in Edinburgh, courtesy of the salons franchisee Simone Folkes. The trip was organised by Simon, as a reward to his staff for their hard work in the salon throughout 2010. As you can see from the picture, a Pictured L-R: Claire Robinson, Lewis Burgess & Jade Mott good time was had by all. Would you like to do something for charity? Raise money for a worthy cause and have fun at the same time...then get researching there are 100’s of charities out there waiting for your help! Your stories & www.sakseducation.co.uk successes 13 SAKS CHESTER COMPLETES HAIRRAISING CHALLENGE! Nikki Hughes owner of Saks Chester planned a 1000 mile tour of the UK, visiting Saks salons, on her motorbike and sidecar. Nikki said “I decided 12 months ago that having worked for the salon 24/7, it was about time the salon worked for me”.With this in mind Nikki decided to combine everything in the world that was her motorbikes, hairdressing, Saks and a worthwhile charity and set off on an adventure of a lifetime. It wasn’t an easy journey. She ran out of petrol twice, crashed into a hedge, received 2 parking tickets (which have now been quashed) and the drive belt snapped, so she had to head off on her own for the rest of the journey on the support vehicle – her normal bike. Saks Chester stylist, Lee Wyatt, her sidecar buddy, had to go home with the broken bike, with the help of the RAC. Nikki’s tour took her to Saks Glasgow, Saks Leeds, Saks Sheffield and the Saks London Academies in Covent Garden. Nikki said “We had a fabulous welcome from the salons making our journey very worthwhile.When arriving at the Saks London Academy, I was surprised to find that they had raised a huge £630 to go towards our fundraising” Nikki raised over £1700 for GOSH’s HAIRraising appeal and won 2 HAIRraising awards. On her achievement Nikki completed her trip with a visit to Great Ormond Nikki said “All it took was a little bit of hard work and Street Hospital to see how and who the money they had fun”. raised would help. Nikki said “The hospital is a magnificent place that needs every single penny to To register your salon for HAIRraising 2011 visit improve the equipment and service they can deliver to https://www.gosh.org/gen/hair-raising/register- the children and their families who visit the hospital”. your-salon/ Remember... Saks Education values you, so get in contact and give us your opinions...email email@example.com Your stories & 14 successes www.sakseducation.co.uk FORMER APPRENTICE SAKS SAFFRON JOINS L’ORÈAL WALDEN EVOLUTION TEAM... Stacy Cook REPRESENT SAKS started at at a local careers event and show Saks Dundee what a fantastic brand we are! nearly 6 years The team at Saks Saffron Walden They had a fantastic stall with ago as an recently attended a careers day at promotional materials to show what apprentice Parklands Quendon Hall in Quendon, an exclusive brand Saks are to work with Saks Essex to represent Saks Hair and for and also promote the excellent Education. She Beauty. The team met some lovely Apprenticeships and Education that is progressed people, who were really interested in delivered by both Saks Education and through her their fantastic and dynamic business. Saks Academies. apprenticeship quickly, moving on to being a THE SAKS A TEAM... We would like to congratulate the following individuals, who have achieved colour technician in the salon and is Saks salon team members take a place on the A Team. now a fully qualified senior stylist and charge of their career and get noticed... Jess Tregoning – Saks York colour specialist, running a very busy Jodie Brook – Saks Skipton column. The Saks A Team gives individuals the Joshua Marks – Saks Bristol Stacy has been very busy over the past opportunity to be part of a team of like Naomi Linden – Saks Lincoln year attending shows for the minded creative people, who want to Stephen Law – Saks Saffron Walden Fellowship for British Hairdressing and improve their skills and explore the world of hairdressing. Being on the A The above individuals have being part of the Saks A Team but it team will truly open the door to your previously or are currently doesn’t stop there. inner originality and also gives you the completing an Apprenticeship She recently got through the first stage chance to work with the renowned with Saks Education. of auditions for the L’Orèal evolution Saks Art Team to get those creative team, with another 7 candidates. The juices flowing. next stage of auditions will see the best 3 out of the 8 go through to win A busy and fulfilling year has been a trip to Amsterdam, where they will planned by the Saks Art Team, that take part in stage and seminar work involves photographic work, with L’Orèal, work with the likes of hairdressing seminars, events, shows, Vivienne Westwood’s session stylist collection building, travelling, session and in future get to go on international hair, researching, mentoring and loads trips. Good luck Stacy! more to heighten your creativity. DID YOU KNOW... Saks Education is the only Hair and Beauty training provider to achieve all GRADE 1’s in ALI inspection Your stories & www.sakseducation.co.uk successes 15 SAKS ILKLEY RE-�UNCH Victoria and Nicola were exhausted after all the NEW SALON THROUGH hard work, ranging from setting out the tables and A FASHION SHOW... chairs for the event to preparing and dressing the models before taking to the Saks Hair and Beauty in Ilkley decided to hold a charity catwalk. Victoria said “I was really pleased that the fashion show to re-launch their brand new salon, in a comedian went down well with the guests, it got new location in Ilkley and also to raise funds for Help everyone in a happy mood ready for the fashion show. for Heroes, which supports the armed forces. Guests were cheering and clapping, it was a really good feeling”. The event took place at Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club and was organised by Victoria Hudson and Nicola Asking Victoria if she would ever do anything like this Chesson, who are currently completing an Advanced again she said “Definitely. Not only was it great because Apprenticeship with Saks Education. Victoria and we raised money for a worthy cause, but Nicola and I Nicola sourced all models, clothing, drinks and canapés work so well together as a team, it was a huge for the guests on arrival at the venue and also hired a achievement for us both. comedian to entertain the crowd before the show. If you would like to do something special and raise money for Help for Heroes visit The guests had a great night, all receiving a Saks goody http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk to register your bag, which were put together by Lizzy Jackson from details. Saks Hair and Beauty in Harrogate, who also supported and helped the girls with the event. Guests also commented on the chap with the smart suit who escorted the ladies down the catwalk, this was Lee Millhouse, a level 2 apprentice from the salon. Lee said “I was so nervous but once I was up there I loved all the attention. I would just like to say that all the hard work was going on behind the scenes by Nicola and Victoria! who were styling the models hair, I just had a laugh really” The girls raised £1500 for Help for Heroes through ticket sales, raffle prizes which were donated by local Pictured L-R: businesses including chocolate treats, spa treatments Nicola Chesson, Joseph O’Hana,Victoria Hudson & Lee Millhouse and gift vouchers. REMEMBER... Saks Education values you, so get in contact and give us your opinions...email firstname.lastname@example.org Celebration of 16 achievements... www.sakseducation.co.uk AWARD WINNERS ENJOY A TRIP where small teams followed a map, solving clues, taking photos of sites and OF A LIFETIME TO MARRAKESH! bargaining for some specific objects.The second activity was ‘The Moroccan Over 50 Saks team members, including Saks head office staff Olympics’ which included camel riding, and various Saks salon members won a 4 day trip of a spice tasting and recognition, donkey lifetime to Marrakesh in polo and belly dancing. Morocco, to celebrate individuals’ and salons’ The award winners also got to sample success of Saks Awards some traditional Moroccan food and 2009. entertainment to include music and dancing. Louisa Curtis, who is Quality The trip winners stayed at the stunning five star Atlas and Responsiveness Medina & Spa Hotel. A good time was had Manager for Saks by all, enjoying a fun-packed schedule with a Education said “I truly believe that lot of laughing and not all of it at Skee, who everyone who went on this trip thoroughly provided us with plenty of entertainment enjoyed themselves.They will definitely not only with his belly dancing skills but also have plenty of stories to tell and will always with his donkey riding skills! remember this trip, as it was a trip of a The 2 main activities during the trip were lifetime. Thank you Skee in so many ways” the ‘Games in the souks of the Medina’ AWARD Apprentice Award WINNER Lauren Ratcliffe, Northern BDM Award WINNER Peter Fitton, Saks Saks Great Yarmouth WINNER Simon Folkes, Leeds HS WINNER,Vicki Williams, Franchisee Saks Barnard Castle WINNERS Achievement Award Saks Guildford Central BDM Award WINNER Roy Rogers, Saks Outstanding Salon Award WINNER Nikki Hughes, Glasgow – David Lloyd Club Franchisee Saks Chester Photographic Image WINNER Saks Leeds DL Southern BDM Award Award Outstanding Salon Award WINNER Claire Denyer, WINNER Emma England, – High Street Franchisee Saks Kingshill Great Yarmouth WINNER Saks Northallerton Peter Fitton & Lauren Ratcliffe & Stephanie Benson & Tina Rook, Mark Gemma Printer, Saks Lucy Potter, Georgina Fridd, Sarah Nicholson, Mel Charlotte Dalton from Lindsey Yusuff from Jane Fletcher from Saks Grainger, Louisa Curtis Academies & Vicky Clark, Stacey Webster & Tracey Bowes from Saks Saks Leeds Saks Great Yarmouth Leeds & Roy Rogers, Saks Williams, Saks Northallerton Education team Guildford members DID YOU KNOW... the number of people completing apprenticeships has TREBLED since 1997. Celebration of www.sakseducation.co.uk achievements... 17 Saks salons join forces to – David Lloyd said “It’s great to see celebrate their team your team develop and grow and achieve awards”. Caroline Quarmby, members achievements Franchisee of Saks Hair and Beauty with glittering awards Milton Keynes said “I need my team to ceremony... be the best they can be, so it’s great to On Saturday 4th celebrate their achievement and February 2011 recognise the fantastic work they do” Saks Birmingham, Pictured L-R: Jo Law, David Law & Claire Denyer Winners of awards were: Saks Hair and Laura Sollars – Special Achievement of Beauty Kings Hill, Saks Hair and Beauty Milton the Year Saks Hair and Keynes Laura received this award in Beauty Milton Jessica Brooks – Apprentice of the Year recognition for her hard work in the Keynes and Saks Louise Evans – Therapist of the Year salon and for making it as a finalist in Saffron Walden Rachelle Wilson – Stylist of the Year the Saks Education Apprentice Awards. joined forces to Pictured L-R: celebrate their Sophie Furness – Newcomer of the Year Saks Education Hairdressing Chris Law & Alison Dace team’s Co-ordinators Lorna Banks and Debbie Saks Hair and Beauty Kings Hill achievements at Tiger Tiger nightclub in Griffiths attended the event and spoke Nikala Hubbard – Stylist Achievement London. The salons were joined by to some of the franchisees, asking why Award Saks Art Team Creative Director Alison they used Saks Education for their Dace, who presented the awards. Nikala received this award in training. Alison said “It’s wonderful to celebrate recognition for completing the L’Orèal David Law & Joanne Law, Franchisees of the best in the company”. Colour Specialist Diploma. Saks Saffron Walden and winners of The salons had a fantastic night, with a Abi Cummings – Stylist Achievement 2010 Salon of the Year Award – High number of awards being presented to Award Street said “Saks Education are the best team members from all the salons and streaks ahead of all other training Abi received this award in recognition present. Claire Denyer, Franchisee of providers. The educators are for her client retention and rebooking Saks Hair and Beauty Kings Hill, and understanding, professional and work in the salon. winner of 2010 Salon of the Year Award well with the salon. Saks Education are Christina Wibberly – Therapist the way forward” Achievement Award Claire Denyer said “Saks Education Saks Saffron Walden have always been the best and have helped me to develop my team and Chris Law – Special Achievement of the achieve their best potential” Year As you can see from the pictures a good Chris received this award in night was had by all. Lorna said “It was a recognition for his commitment to the great night, the atmosphere was electric Saks A Team and for reaching the final 5 and everyone had a fantastic time” Pictured Laura Sollars on BBC’s Young Hairdresser of the Year. Join us on Facebook...just search Saks Education Ltd and add us as a friend 18 Articles for you... www.sakseducation.co.uk HEALTHY AND BA�NCED EATING IS IMPORTANT, BUT ARE YOU TAKING IT TOO FAR? Working in the hair and beauty but it can lead to other serious the internet, and industry is not only mentally tiring illnesses like anorexia and bulimia. taking it too far. but physically tiring, so having a healthy balanced diet is imperative to Sufferers often take their eating A good get us through our busy days in the habits to dangerous levels, cutting outrelationship with salon and to keep us healthy. Most of food groups and combining their food and a healthy us try to eat well, however a number strict diet with too much exercise. weight are central of young people to your physical could be taking it The National Centre for Eating and emotional to the extreme. Disorders (NCFED) receives more well-being. If you feel you are taking than 6,000 calls and emails a year your dieting too far or you have Orthorexia is an from people suffering with orthorexia. noticed anyone else in the salon that obsession with It's concerned that young people are is of concern for further information, eating only healthy most vulnerable and at risk of being advice or guidance visit foods. The disorder duped into "fad" healthy eating diets, http://www.eating-disorders.org.uk or isn't well known, recommended in magazines and on speak to your Saks Educator. SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT AND YOUR SALON MONEY BY WASHING YOUR TOWELS ON A LOWER TEMPERATURE! Washing towels the sustainable way no longer means A 90°C wash can rack up four times more electricity beating them with a rock down at the local creek. than a 40°C wash. So always remember less is more! Facts about washing at a lower temperature: Laundry is one of the most energy-intensive chores and unfortunately is one of the most common chores that • A 60°C wash uses almost half as much energy as a needs to be done on a daily basis within the salon. 90°C wash, and a 40°C wash uses almost half as much as a 60°C wash When it comes to washing laundry in the salon, less is • According to the washing more. Modern detergents mean you can put the salon powder manufacturer Ariel, wash on at a much lower heat setting and your salon over the course of a year, laundry will still come up smelling of roses. Did you washing at 30°C instead of know only 10% of the energy cost comes from the 60°C saves enough CO2 to fill machine operation, the rest of the cost comes from the 4 million double decker buses washing machine having to heat up the water to wash • Washing only full loads rather the laundry. In fact, in your bid to save the environment than half loads could save a you can also save the salon money. further 45kg of CO2 a year REMEMBER... The recommended daily calorie intake for men is 2,500 and 2,000 for women Budgeting and money management... www.sakseducation.co.uk 19 Money is a big issue with the current climate, so we asked some of our apprentices how they manage and budget their wages. Leigh-Ann Debbie Danielle Anderson Marshall Ogilvie Saks Worthing HS Saks Guisborough Saks Scarborough Do you save any Do you save any Do you save any of your wages e.g. of your wages e.g. of your wages e.g. do you have a do you have a do you have a savings account? savings account? savings account? Yes, I put some Yes, I have a standing Yes. I have a savings money into my order that comes account that I put savings account each month. out of my bank account each month and money into each month. transfers to my ISA account. How do you manage your money on How do you manage your money on a weekly/monthly basis? Do you How do you manage your money on a weekly/monthly basis? Do you budget for bus fares, lunch etc? a weekly/monthly basis? Do you budget for bus fares, lunch etc? When I get paid I write down what I need budget for bus fares, lunch etc? I set myself a weekly budget and stick to it. to deduct from my wages to cover my rent, I’m not really good at managing my money, car, phone bill, cat bills, cat insurance and car but try hard to budget where I can. I spend How do you plan for a rainy day? insurance, then I know what’s left is mine. most my money on a weekend, I see myself I will try and save some of my weekly as a weekend millionaire. budget if I know I have a rainy day to save How do you plan for a rainy day?0 for. I always have an umbrella in my bag. How do you plan for a rainy day? Truthfully I use money from my savings I use money from my ISA account. Have you ever found yourself left account. with no money and still have a week Have you ever found yourself left with before you get paid? What would you Have you ever found yourself left with no money and still have a week do? no money and still have a week before before you get paid? What would you you get paid? What would you do? do? No. If I only have a small amount of money I haven't found myself in this situation, but if I have. I’ll ask my mum if she will kindly lend left before I am due to get paid again I try I did then I always know that I have my me some money till I get paid. and budget that as much as I can. savings to fall back on. Francesca Walker How do you manage your Have you ever found yourself Saks Cramlington money on a weekly/monthly left with no money and still basis? Do you budget for bus have a week before you get Do you save any of your wages fares, lunch etc? paid? What would you do? e.g. do you have a savings I budget myself a certain amount of No I always have savings so I can account? money to spend each week. dip into them if needed. Yes I have a savings account that I use to save some of my wages. How do you plan for a rainy day? I have savings which I can always rely on. If you feel at threat, or unsafe and want to speak to someone in confidence, call your Saks Education Designated Safeguarding Officer... Head of Safeguarding –Tina Rook on 07968 869213 North – Mandy Durkin on 07899 950872 South – Lorna Banks on 07540 501071 Your 20 feedback... www.sakseducation.co.uk EMPLOYER AND LEARNER FEEDBACK... IT’S IMPORTANT TO US! Employer and learner feedback is very important to Questionnaires are completed by both employers Saks Education. We ask you for your feedback to and learners twice a year. Here are the results of the ensure that you are happy with the training we latest questionnaires. provide, and to help us strive to maintain and Employers and learners are asked to grade a number continually improve our service to you. of questions from outstanding to unsatisfactory. Employer questionnaire results Choice Total Outstanding 413 55.2% Good 287 38.4% Satisfactory 45 6% Unsatisfactory 3 0.4% Total Responses 748 100% John Goddard, Franchisee of Saks Skipton said “I like the flexibility of the training that Saks Education provide” Learner questionnaire results Choice Total Outstanding 413 55.2% Good 287 38.4% Satisfactory 45 6% Unsatisfactory 3 0.4% Total Responses 748 100% Nicola Chesson, Apprentice at Saks Ilkley said “I love doing my apprenticeship with Saks Education and I am very happy with the training I receive” REMEMBER... We ask you for your feedback to ensure that you are happy with the training we provide, and to help us strive to maintain and continually improve our service to you Health and www.sakseducation.co.uk safety... 21 COLOUR CARE • Wording on labels must include “This product is not intended for NEAR MISS FOR RESTRICTIONS use on persons under the age of 16” SAKS BARNARD FOR UNDER 16S It will be the manufacturer’s responsibility CASTLE to ensure that products are the right Thought hairdressing was a safe Money is a big issue with the concentration and have the correct occupation, well think again. Look current climate, so we asked labelling. Before mandatory what happened to Saks in Barnard some of our apprentices how implementation from 1st November Castle when a runaway car ploughed they manage and budget their 2011 Habia recommends salons review through the salon window.Tragedy was wages. the products they use to identify where only averted due to the quick thinking possible if any of them contain these of salon manager Andrew Shaw, who There has recently been a European ushered the staff and clients to safety. Union (EU) Directive on restrictions and chemicals. If they do salons should stop labelling of certain hair colours that are using them on or providing them to not intended for use on people under the people under the age of 16. age of 16 to help prevent the risk of Use of Hair Colour by People allergic reactions. Under 16 Years Old Habia have summarised the regulations shown below which has been supported • As the current restriction state by major manufacturers including L’Orèal “using chemicals such as quasi, and Goldwell. Further advice will be permanent hair colouring, provided by individual manufactures permanent waving, bleach, where relevant. lighteners, relaxing and Use of Hair Colour on People Under 16 chemical straightening products” is Years Old restricted on under 16’s • It sets conditions on maximum • Pre 16 learners should not be concentration limits on two expected or risked carrying out chemicals (HC Orange No 2 and 2- these services hydroxyethylamino-5-nitroanisole) The amendments have been implemented used in hair colours, so they are specifically regulated to further protect pre-16s from coming into contact with hair colorants and • Restrictions on how the product is causing an allergic reaction. used and stored and warnings that must appear on labels regarding The above information was taken allergic reactions from HABIA NEWS Spring 2011. REMEMBER... If you have any health and safety issues you must report them to the relevant person in the salon 22 Competition time... www.sakseducation.co.uk WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN £50 WORTH OF TOPSHOP VOUCHERS? All you need to do is send us a pedicure (can include nail art). It picture of a fashion look that will be judged on the overall you have created or maybe even look. pictures from a photo shoot How to enter that you have done. The Send your photos to Saks competition will be judged in Education HQ or email them to two categories. Hairdressing email@example.com. Please category – could include include your name and salon colouring, cutting or style and details. Closing date is 27th May dress. 2011. Entrants’ photos may be Beauty Therapy category – could published in the next addition of include make-up, manicure or the apprentice magazine. FIRST AID TRAINING...FREE FOR EMPLOYERS AND LEARNERS Fantastic training Date:Thursday 2nd June 2011 This is a full day of first aid opportunity! Saks are Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm training that leads to a recognised offering a First Aid course certificate in first aid for the Location: Saks Darlington workplace, therefore do not miss free of charge to our Academies this fantastic opportunity. employers and learners. Date:Thursday 2nd June 2011 To book a place please Places are limited with one place contact Simone Devine on per salon available, so book now Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm 01325 341605 or email to avoid disappointment. Places Location: Saks London firstname.lastname@example.org will be allocated on a first come Academies first served basis. GET ENTERING... enter the competition to win £50 worth of TOPSHOP vouchers www.sakseducation.co.uk Light My Fire 23 Saks has been a familiar UK brand Q So, based on the research, what is the since 1974 and has increased in that new Saks ethos? time to a group of 156 franchisees. A The one word that came out as the The group’s growth has seen it establish heart of the business was ‘special’. the Saks brand in high streets across the Many clients come in for a special country, as well as concessions within occasion; they are made to feel David Lloyd Leisure centres.. special; and they see their Saks salon In 2010 Saks decided it was time to call in as a special place of sanctuary. an independent agency to take an Q What core truths emerged from the unbiased, objective look at the group to research? This word will now be used to create ensure it could continue to deliver a rallying call throughout Saks. At A The core truths were: excellent client service and maintain its every meeting, at every level, staff will • Salons are run by experts – well- be asked:“what have you done that’s loyal franchise network. trained craftspeople. special today?” Q So, what exactly is a brand • Staff treat clients like individuals. Q What brand imagery will be used? re-ignition? • Saks is in the business of A Companies can forget what makes A It will feature beautiful, natural-looking transformation; it helps people feel them successful, especially when the women. It will be about celebrating focus may have been on more better and increases women’s self- confidence. womanhood.These images will commercial aspects of the business. appear in-salon, on the website, and Sometimes those elements, or brand • Saks understands what it is to be a in press campaigns from Easter. values, that made the business woman – not a girl or just a female, successful can be relegated in status. but a woman. Q How will the new brand ethos be Q So, men won’t be a focus of the new instilled into the company? Brand re-ignition involves rediscovering those brand values. brand then. A If you want a strong brand, you build it Q What research was involved in the re- A Of course, Saks does have male from the inside out.The first part of ignition process? clients, but they are not the most bringing the brand values to life will be significant part of the business. a series of roadshows where A Our agency spoke to all Saks Women are at the heart of the brand. franchisees can question the team on stakeholders, which included clients, franchisees, salon staff and head- Q What do Saks’ clients want? how to bring the philosophy to life office staff. Whether it was a junior and how to translate it to the salon A One old-fashioned term that cropped stylist, a client or a salon owner, every floor. up in every client group we surveyed opinion carried equal weight. was ‘respectful’ also ‘incredibly helpful’ It resulted in around 200 hours of and ‘happy to listen’. conversations, gleaned from five That was enormously important – weeks of focused debate and clients want to be listened to and discussion. treated as a person, not an During this research, certain themes appointment. Saks clients are women. began to emerge. It’s these common They are not trying to follow fashion themes that we use to find the core like teenagers’ they are interested in truths of the brand. how fashion can fit in around them. SAKS - A SPECIAL BUSINESS “We are a special kind of organisation because we help transform the way our customers look and feel. We make them feel special. By looking better they feel better, more confident and inspired to be the very best they can be.” Dear Ed... “My battle with anorexia Support line Advice: www.sakseducation.co.uk National Christian organisation started when I was 16. My run by Christians for sufferers, situation started when I was If you have an eating disorder you families and carers. Support, school and was bullied, people have to really want to get better advice, information and used to say that I was fat and and become a more healthy and befriending to sufferers and ugly.The pressure of being positive person. families. Can put parents of bullied on a daily basis was This may mean finding help and sufferers in contract with other really getting to me. I had no support to help you let go of the parents of sufferers self-confidence, and my body hurt and pain you may be · beat – beating eating became my focus of paranoia. experiencing which has led you to disorders (formerly the Thing’s became worse when develop an eating disorder as a way Eating Disorders my parents told me they were of coping.You need to be able to Association) going to divorce and we were address the underlying cause of the about to move house. beat Helpline: 0845 6341414 eating disorder as well as deal with Nothing in my life seemed to or email email@example.com the eating disorder itself.You need be going right. I started to to be ready to face whatever it is beat Youthline: 0845 634 7650 think that if I lost some weight about yourself that you may not or email firstname.lastname@example.org and started exercising, things like, it may be that something www.b-eat.co.uk would change for the better. traumatic or difficult has happened I thought that thin people had which you feel unable to face and fantastic lives and were liked deal with so you focus on not by everyone so I decided to go eating or controlling your eating in on a diet and restrict my order that you don't have to deal eating. I cut out fats, carbs and with the underlying cause. dairy, and lived on apples and lettuce. My weight has gone Organisations that can offer from 9st to under 5st. My hair you help are: If you have a problem and has fallen out, my skin’s need some advice please cracked and bled, my bones · Anorexia and Bulimia Care contact us on ache and now my periods have Sufferers Helpline: email@example.com.Your stopped. 01934 710679 letter may be published, Parents Helpline: however all details will be kept I am so scared, I do want to get 01934 710645 fully confidential and will not better but I don’t know what I can do and if I can do it.” www.anorexiabulimiacare.co.uk be printed. Saks Education needs you! Calling all learners, stylists, therapists, receptionists and employers.We need o your news, stories, events and experiences.T be featured in the next issue of the apprentice magazine please email your article and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Simone Devine on 01325 341605.
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