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A stylist from Linton & Mac, the multi award-winning, independent hairdressing salon based in Aberdeen, has taken part in the national ‘Brave the Shave’ campaign, to raise money for a children’s cancer charity.

Linton & Mac stylist Alison Simpson, 26 chose to shave her head in order to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. More than forty of Alison’s family and friends joined Alison in support last month, watching as she ‘braved the shave’ and had her hair cut off and her head close-shaven, at the Inverurie Locos Football Club.

Alison was motivated to take part in this charitable campaign after an ex-colleague’s daughter was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

In addition to shaving her head, Alison also initiated a number of other fundraising events, including a bake sale at the Linton & Mac salon and a sponsored ‘wig afternoon’, which saw the entire Linton & Mac team sporting wigs all afternoon on the salon floor. Alison’s efforts have so far successfully raised in excess of £1,600.

Says Linton & Mac Directors, Jennifer Linton and Jaye MacDonald: “We were all so touched by Alison’s personal reason for wanting to support the Teenage Cancer Trust. Shaving her head was so brave, bold and selfless and we are immensely proud of Alison and all the hard work she has put in to raising money for this worthy cause.”


Introducing the ghd Creative Artists

An exciting and inspiring new lineup of hairstylists have joined the ghd family – meet, the Creative Artists.

For ghd, celebrating their professional hairdressing heritage is key – which is why, as part of their new Long Live the Queens campaign, the Queen Maker takes centre stage. The Queen Maker is ghd’s preferred term for the professional stylists using their tools, making each and every one of their clients feel like royalty, every day.

As part of this celebration of the power of professional hairdressers, ghd has recruited an inspiring panel of talented stylists to act as their new Creative Artists; a collective of brilliant hairdressers, each of whom bring something different to the role.

The Creative Artists will be responsible for creating looks for shoots, representing the brand at events, and producing inspiring content for social media and ghd’s new library of video education. Thanks to their diverse backgrounds and experiences, the Creative Artists will inspire across the board, with different takes on trends, techniques and ways to use ghd tools. They’ve already undertaken an exciting new education shoot, as well as created a series of exciting videos – watch this space for when they’re unveiled, but rest assured they’re as diverse, inspiring and exciting as the artists that created them.

Jo Robertson, ghd’s global head of education, says: “At ghd, it’s important for us to celebrate our salon heritage, and the brilliant work done by hair stylists using our tools every day, in their diverse output of work. That’s why we’re so proud of our new group of Creative Artists; an exciting panel of hairdressers, from different backgrounds, who know and love our products and who can all bring something really new and exciting to our output. We can’t wait to see what they create!”

The ghd lineup of Creative Artists is:
Luke Benson, session stylist
Charlotte Mensah, owner of the Hair Lounge Salon
Patrick Wilson, session stylist
Leighanne Regan, owner of Re:Nu Hair Studio
Samantha Cusick, owner of Samantha Cusick London

The Creative Artists join ghd brand ambassadors Adam Reed and Zoe Irwin to form a dynamic coterie of brilliant hairstylists, representing the combined creative force and technological innovation of ghd.

Q Hair and Beauty makes it a treble

It was celebrations and glasses of bubbly all day when Q Hair and Beauty, Chichester’s premier salon, opened its third branch in nearby Donnington on Wednesday, September 19.

The brand-new salon at Stockbridge Road is a bijou delight, having been restyled with the unique Q brand, combining elegance and the ultimate in professionalism with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where everyone is treated as a special guest.

Joining the celebrations on Wednesday was Helen Conway, winner a £250 gift certificate for hair or beauty treatments at the new salon.

This third addition to Q follows the opening of its sister salon in Midhurst early last year which has already proved a tremendous success.

"We’re absolutely delighted to be taking our multi-award-winning philosophy, of which we’re so proud, to a new area where we’re sure it will prove just as popular," said Dawn Lawrence Grant, managing director of Q Hair and Beauty.

"A visit to Q isn’t just about hairdressing or a beauty therapy - it’s an experience. Our wonderful Team Q are highly regarded in both Chichester and Midhurst for their skills, creativity and friendliness.

“The new salon is in a very convenient location and we know that guests who come here will be made welcome from the moment they step through the door, and will leave looking and feeling marvellous."

For more information please contact 01442248104 or Alastair J Gourley direct on 07980723212.


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