Saks salon owners converge

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All the team-building right here. When we put on a get-together for our salon owners we tell-all about all our plans, brainstorm and listen to feedback. In an inspiring two-day London mashup that took in L’Oreal HQ, the Hard Rock Hotel and The Crystal Maze our Saks HQ team shared exciting brand, hair and beauty announcements for 2020. Everyone agreed, it’s set to be another good one!


First up it was over to L’Oréal Hammersmith HQ where we were brought up to speed with market insights and their brilliant salon emotion concept. All about helping salons transform into salons of today through an enhanced digital experience, redesigned interiors, quality service and expertly trained and motivated teams. We’ve got that loud and clear.

The icebreaker. Err, interactive learning at its best.

Saks UK teams at L'Oreal



In the afternoon the Saks UK team – that’s Janet King for Marketing, Luke Pluckrose for Hair, Katie Gledhill for Beauty, and Jezz Ellis for Operations – demonstrated how we’ll be helping and supporting our salons with all of the latest ideas and innovations.

Saks HQ at L'Oreal presenting

The lowdown


Then it was off to Hard Rock for drinks, dinner and… more drinks!


Day Two played out at The Crystal Maze. The ultimate team challenge game described as being ‘based on the outrageously popular 90s TV show – now a stunningly immersive adventure. It’s very simple: grab some friends, run around like loons, yell like there’s no tomorrow, complete a variety of tricksy challenges and end up wearing some sensational satin bomber jackets’. Ok, so this being right up our street!

Saks winners at Crystal Maze

Milk Tray Man (James), Mannie, Michelle, Rachael, Lynn and Mandy

Our two winning teams were led by Michelle Shergill of Saks West Bridgford and Katie Gledhill of Saks Beauty Halifax.

Saks UK team at Crystal Maze Live

Charlotte, John, Sarah, Katie, Paul and JK

Time out of the salon is precious so we make sure that a brilliant time is had by all. Even better this time given that L’Oréal did the hosting with the mosting – merci beaucoup, L’Oréal family!

From all the Instagram comments it seems that sides are still splitting from all the laughter.

Job. Well. Done.


If this is your number one obsession for 2020 but you don’t know where to start, it’s a fair one, there’s so much to think about. It’s a huge leap. You’ll be a brilliant stylist or therapist but you’ll be entering a whole new world.

Become a Saks salon owner and we’ll ease you through the process to salon success. Location, big or boutique, salon-makeover, initial training, amazing partnerships with best hair and beauty brands, building the buzz for your launch, more free training, every business angle known to a salon owner, gorgeous marketing materials and more. We’ll even help with your socials AND actually run your website for you. All so you get to concentrate on creating an out-of-this-world salon experience for your customers and your team.

We have opportunities for you to open a new salon, takeover an existing Saks salon or even convert your salon to SaksIf you’re a stylist or therapist who wants to take it to the next level, please get in touch. Browse here and get in touch for a confidential, no obligation chat.

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