Saks celebrates 40 years with a flourish at Clothes Show LiveSalons .
In the year we celebrated 40 years doing the biz we finished 12 action-packed months with a huge presence at Clothes Show Live. This annual five day fashion festival features non-stop catwalks, makeovers, celebs, fashion and beauty galore plus next generation talent… a match made in heaven for Saks!
An array of models, dancers and celebs galore including Peter Andre, Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing, Milly Mackintosh and Ollie Locke, TOWIE stars Amy Childs, Joey Essex and Lauren Goodger, X Factor’s Stero Kicks and chart stars Neon Jungle all became firm friends with Saks having received the expert attention of our salon owners, stylists, therapists, Head of Beauty and Art Team during the Show.
OFFICIAL HAIR AND MAKEUP PARTNER IN THE ALCATEL ONETOUCH FASHION THEATRE
All four members of the Saks Art Team in same place at same time!
We’re no stranger backstage at Fashion Theatre. This year was extra-special with all four members of our superstar Art Team rocking up to head our hair team comprising of Saks stylists from around the UK.
Luke Pluckrose, Tom Berry, Katie Adamson (also owner of Saks Hair Northallerton) and Creative Director Alison Dace created loose curls, big flicks and hair-ups to add the wow-factor to the show’s Studio 54/New York City theme.
Luke says: “Styling 32 shows over five days we have to be on the ball. We totally rely on our Saks stylists having the ability to interpret the looks we’ve created in a quick turnaround. We love giving our stylists the opportunity to get out of their salons and experience session styling and they totally nailed it for Saks!”
Models, dancers and celebs are made up with Saks Beauty
When Saks was asked to take care of makeup, Kirsty Jewson, Head of Beauty (and owner of Saks Beauty Northallerton) jumped at the chance to show the Clothes Show Live what makes Saks Beauty special…. and boy did the team deliver!
Using an array of amazing products provided by Youngblood, Kirsty and the team of expert therapists created glitzy eyes, luminous skin and plush lips totally channelling the 80s disco vibe.
Kirsty says: “As well as providing makeup, our team kept everyone relaxed with back massages and refreshing spritzes all day long. The word from models and celebs backstage about Saks Beauty? Best friends with benefits – we’ll take that!”
Saks Pamper Lounge in association with Cosmopolitan… the ultimate pop up salon
Offering hair styles, blow dries and glitzy nails appointments with help from L’Oréal Professionnel and Jessica Nails, the Saks Pamper Lounge feature was a resounding success.
The Saks team did what they do best, creating a big buzz providing great looks, giving expert advice, and there was a great party atmosphere and refreshments too. Art Team member Tom Berry also popped over every day to take a couple of appointments – lucky Pamper Lounge customers!
Pamper Lounge Manager, Michelle Shergill of Saks West Bridgford, says: “Running the Pamper Lounge has been CRAZY – but in a totally good way! It’s been empowering to get out of my comfort zone and help make this happen. This success is all down to the dedication of our staff; they embraced it totally and we’ve made new friends who we’ll see in our salons soon. We’ve all had a blast!”
Relaunch of Saksessories hair tool range
The Show also showcased the relaunch of the brand’s Saksessories hair tools and accessories range including professional straighteners, dryers and brushes, combs and clips of every size selling like hotcakes.
The brand-new Saksessories Pro Curl Auto Styler flew off the shelves – great for providing instant loose curls all day long.
Our Managing Director, Stephen Kee, says: “We’ve loved being at Clothes Show Live. We always deliver backstage and the new Pamper Lounge was a perfect opportunity to show how a Saks salon works – there was a great buzz and it was a go-to destination every day.
Stephen also says: “I’m overwhelmed by the response from our stylists and therapists who wanted to help show the Clothes Show Live exactly what makes Saks special. I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and made it happen. You’ve made us finish our 40th year on a high.”
A huge thanks to our amazing hair and beauty brands for the best help:
Founded in 1974, Saks has a proven track record in successful franchising having established the Saks brand as one associated with quality, professionalism and expertise. And after a year-long celebration of 40 years, the scene is set for excellence in our 40s… bring it on!