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By RMUK on March 30th, 2012
We’re through to the finals of the L’Oreal Mens image award!!!!!
Congratulations to our Lauren for creating the style and Congratulations to our very own Jon who is the model!!
The L’Oreal Professionnel Colour Trophy Men’s Image Award award continues to uncover the UK’s most creative hairdressers. Each of the regional finalists will now go on to build an overall model look that they will recreate live and present on the catwalk at one of their seven regional finals nationwide.
RMUK STOOD OUT FROM 900 UK SALONS
On 27th March 2012 at the Royal Armouries. Leeds will be represented with full force as RMUK take their fashion led hairdressing skills to the runway in an effort to secure a National award at the industry’s longest running hairdressing event at The L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy 2012.
RMUK entered an amazing model photograph that demonstrated their fashion awareness and took them straight to the next stage of the competition shaking off over 900 UK salon entrants. Lauren Twigg will now join 65 salons in their region to compete in the L’Oreal Professionnel Men’s Image Award the world’s longest running and most fashion led hair competition.
The high energy event will have celebrity host Phil Clifton, current presenter of C4s Freshly Squeezed and recent backstage reporter at The Brits. RMUK will have just 45 minutes to create a model look that reflects both their advanced hairdressing skills and knowledge of key catwalk trends taken straight from the Autumn / Winter 2012 runway collections. RMUK are ecstatic at the chance to now demonstrate their live hairdressing skills to the group of highly acclaimed judges.
The next step will now begin as the salon seeks out a confident model that can encapsulate their fashion inspirations and will propel their creativity down the runway impressing the judging panel and sending them straight to hairdressing industries most fashion led event, the 57th L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final on Monday 28th May at the glamorous Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. Globally renowned hairdresser and L’Oréál Colour Trophy judge Trevor Sorbie MBE comments;
“The Regional Finals are bursting with creative hairdressing talent, to make it through to this stage is an incredible achievement and really highlights the talent that is across the UK. Each of the judging panels will now look for the salon teams that can incorporate their fashion-led editorial inspiration onto a live model bringing together technically excellent cutting skills, beautiful wearable colour and styling that will work immaculately on the catwalk.” Trevor Sorbie MBE
The once in a lifetime prize that is up for grabs is ‘A Year of Dreams’ for both the L’Oréal Professional Colour Trophy and L’Oréal Professional Men’s Image Award winners a bespoke calendar of opportunities will be created to ensure that the winners get the most from their successful year. An exciting mix of educational courses, national media exposure and glamorous fashion shoots are all for the taking!
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By RMUK on October 12th, 2011
Scientists have devised a new treatment dubbed ‘Botox for eyelashes’ that could make mascara a thing of the past.
The procedure involves applying a lotion that encourages lashes to grow and thicken – and it is already a hit in the United States, where it is used by actresses including Mad Men star Christina Hendricks, Claire Danes and Brooke Shields.
Two British doctors have now brought the treatment to the UK, opening a chain of 33 clinics that will offer a four-month course for £200.
The solution is applied daily during that period and is claimed to double the thickness of lashes, as well as making them 18 per cent darker and 25 per cent longer.
Miss Hendricks said in an interview that the treatment had started working after only one month. ‘I’ve just always had completely average eyelashes.
‘I’ve never been impressed with them,’ she added. ‘I’m constantly having to wear so much make-up and false eyelashes.’
Miss Danes claimed the treatment had been so successful that she had to trim her lashes.
After applying the lotion for four months, women can reduce the dose by half to maintain the lashes’ thickness and length. If they stop the treatment altogether, the lash will revert to its thinner, shorter original condition.
This treatment is bigger than Botox in the U.S.,’ said Dr Mark Fuller, co-founder of the LashesClinic chain which has already treated 600 women at its centres in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, London and Glasgow.
During clinical trials in 2008, it was ruled safe for cosmetic use, though pregnant or breast-feeding women and anyone who has had cataract surgery in the past three months were advised against use.
Doctors behind LashesClinic claim side effects came only from overenthusiastic application.
‘Two out of 600 patients reported red or itchy eyes,’ said co-founder Dr Usman Goheer. ‘One was applying the solution to the lower lash – it is only supposed to be used on the top lash. The other was using two drops instead of one in an effort to grow her lashes more quickly.
‘We put them back on the right track and no one has stopped using the treatment because of side effects, or because they have found that it doesn’t work.’
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By RMUK on September 9th, 2011
Following her success with L’Oreal Professionel’s Evolution Team, senior stylist Lauren recently worked on her first magazine photo shoot for Your Hair Magazine, a step by step styling article. It is for the October edition, the shoot was called Trick or Pleate. Very apt for Halloween.
Lauren was given a small brief of twisted twirls, which would create the look the magazine was looking for but she was able to give her own twist to things.
On her shoot she applied L’Oreal Volume Riche 4 to her models damp hair and blow dried using a bristle brush, lifting the hair from the roots. To protect teh hair she sprayed L’Oreal Constructor Spray and curled the models hair with GHDs. She put a french plait in the front section across the forehead to the top of the ear, using kirby grips to secure the plait. Once the curls had cooled she ran her fingers through them and secured the overall look with L’Oreal Fix Anti-Frizz.
For her second shoot she pinned the side section on her models hair back and pinned in an elegant feather clip. She dressed out the models hair and applied L’Oreal Professionel finishing products. Her model had a final change of clothes and the final photos were taken. And wella…..
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By RMUK on June 15th, 2011
Our Graduate stylist, Amy, recently went twice to London to take part in Central St. Martins fashion shows. The first show Amy and 3 other L’oreal stylists created hairstyles for the models walking the runway. Amy created a look with plaits leaving the hair very natural, not too sleek and polished. The plaits were sealed with thread. The brief was natural hair styles so not to take the emphasis away from the clothes.
On Amy’s second visit she created hair styles on 3 models for Central St. Martins BA fashion show. Here she rubbed shoulders with celebrities such as Daisy Lowe, who was a model for the show, as well as working hard back stage. Her brief was messy, textured hair. Amy created a look of a quiff at the front, hair loose over the ears and tied into a knot at the nape of the neck. Others celebrities at the show included Christopher Kane, Hilary Alexander, Meadham and Kirchhoff, Craig Laurence, Lanvin’s menswear designer Lucas Ossendrivej and the Deputy Fashion Editor of the Financial Times, Carola Long.
Amy feels like she has learnt a lot from her experiences backstage. She has learnt to work as a team, new ways to create different hairstyles, learnt different hairstyles from what she has done before. The hairstyles she created are something different to how she styles her clients hair on a day to day basis within the salon. She also learnt how to use different resources such as thread rather than elastic bands to seal a style, also how to use different equipment such as tongs.
Well done Amy, here’s to more session work for you!
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By RMUK on June 13th, 2011
There’s been a growing interest in this product ever since it was introduced. And it’s no wonder. LATISSE® is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for inadequate or not enough eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker.Discover the LATISSE® difference.LATISSE® solution is a growth treatment for lashes. In fact, it’s the only FDA-approved treatment clinically proven to grow lashes. And it’s the only lash growth product of its kind available by prescription. So you’ll need to talk to your doctor to see if it’s right for you.LATISSE® grows lashes longer, fuller and darker.LATISSE® solution is a once-nightly treatment you apply topically to the base of your upper eyelashes, as instructed by your doctor. Then, gradually, the results come in. You may start to see more length in as little as 4 weeks and you should achieve full growth in 16 weeks. It’s not an illusion of growth. It’s real lash growth.How LATISSE® works.LATISSE® makes lash growth possible because of its active ingredient: bimatoprost. Although the precise mechanism of action is unknown, LATISSE® is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: first, it increases the length of this phase, and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase.The history behind LATISSE®.LATISSE® was created by Allergan, a pharmaceutical leader with 60 years of eye care expertise. In 2001, Allergan developed a medicated eye drop to treat elevated intraocular pressure. Many patients using this medication also began to grow longer, fuller and darker lashes as a side effect. This led Allergan to study the medication’s active ingredient, bimatoprost, specifically for growing lashes. After a clinical trial, LATISSE® was approved by the FDA in December of 2008.
Great eyelashes don’t just happen overnight. That’s why it’s important to note that LATISSE® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% works gradually and remarkably — with full results at week 16. Once you begin, you must continue applying the topical solution each night and follow the directions for best results. Remember, results are gradual over time. And also remember, if you stop using LATISSE® at any time, your eyelashes will return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.
Your eyelashes will experience real measurable growth.
LATISSE® works from the inside out. As the treatment progresses, you’ll first begin to see changes in length. Then, gradually, you’ll notice more thickness and darkness in your lashes. If you’re satisfied with your results by week 8, don’t stop there. Stick with the treatment. After week 16, you’ll see the full effect of LATISSE® solution — and so will others. After that, you can talk to your doctor about ongoing use.
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