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.
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MONEY SKILLS COURSE CONTENTS
A SUCCESS! Foreword
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
If you would be
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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
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)
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
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.
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
entries and the standard was fantastic.
young ladies solely organised a trade
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
each student’s product and display. I
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
have shown in such a short space of time
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
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
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,
If you have any issues, you can always
contact your Saks Educator
Apprentice Competitions 2011
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
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
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
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?
Apprentice Competitions 2011
• 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
• 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.
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
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
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,
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
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.
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...
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
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
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
To assess learner’s in your salon you need your A1 qualification
ROY ROGERS PRESENTS HIS 2011 BRIDAL
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
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...
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
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.
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.
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
wedding. shade that is
6. Apply a light cream/ bone coloured close to the
eye shadow all over the eye area client’s
up-to the brow area using a large natural lip
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 &
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
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 &
SAKS CHESTER COMPLETES
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
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/
Saks Education values you, so get in contact and give us your
Your stories &
FORMER APPRENTICE SAKS SAFFRON
JOINS L’ORÈAL WALDEN
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.
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 &
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
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
The girls raised £1500 for Help for Heroes through
ticket sales, raffle prizes which were donated by local
businesses including chocolate treats, spa treatments Nicola Chesson, Joseph O’Hana,Victoria Hudson & Lee Millhouse
and gift vouchers.
Saks Education values you, so get in contact and give us your
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
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’
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
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
DID YOU KNOW...
the number of people completing apprenticeships has
TREBLED since 1997.
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
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
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”
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.
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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
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
The recommended daily calorie intake for men is 2,500
and 2,000 for women
Budgeting and money
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
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
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
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
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
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
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”
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
COLOUR CARE • Wording on labels must include
“This product is not intended for NEAR MISS FOR
RESTRICTIONS use on persons under the age of
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
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
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.
If you have any health and safety issues you must report
them to the relevant person in the salon
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
category – could include
include your name and salon
colouring, cutting or style and
details. Closing date is 27th May
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 email@example.com
will be allocated on a first come Academies
first served basis.
enter the competition to win £50 worth of
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?
• 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.”
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