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Despite opening its doors during tricky times, with old pandemic restrictions still in place, Saks Hair & Beauty Leeds City Centre has been going strong for two years now. Salon owner, Natalie Jenkins , previously owned Millie’s Beauty and chose to convert her salon to Saks, also introducing our hair services to make it a go-to place for all-things beauty and hair.

Over the past two years, the salon has received achievement after achievement. This year alone the salon has won Saks Beauty Salon of The Year at our annual Saks Awards & Gathering. AND stylist Rohan was a finalist at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2023 for the Afro Award. WOW.

We caught up with our salon owner Natalie to talk all thing Saks Leeds City two years on…

  • So Saks Leeds City is about to celebrate it’s second birthday, how do you feel about that?

They say time flies when you’re having fun don’t they, and it really has flown by. It’s been such a busy two years in the salon, which has been brilliant. I’ve enjoyed introducing new treatments, welcoming new customers and developing the team. It really has gone so quickly.

  • Why did you choose beauty as a career?

It’s an industry that never sits still, it’s constantly evolving with new treatments and brands. It’s such a special feeling when you can see your customers enjoying their time in the salon and leaving happy. I think it’s so important to provide your customers with the self-care they need.

  • Where/when did your Saks journey start?

My Saks journey started when I made the decision to expand and introduce hair to my beauty salon.  I wanted support during this time as it was a big step; but it was important for me to be part of a brand with the same passion and ethos for the industry as me. I looked at different options, but I instantly fell in love with Saks, everything just clicked into place, and I never looked back.

  • Career highlight so far?

It has to be winning Beauty Salon of the Year at the Saks Awards & Gathering this year. The team were over the moon, it was amazing for the salon. Can I choose two highlights? Two of our stylists being Grand Finalists at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy this year was a massive achievement. They both did a fantastic job of representing the salon.

  • Spare time…how do you spend it?

I spend my spare time with my family, and I love it! My three boys definitely take up a lot of my free time.

  • Advice for future salon owners?

Just like the industry, you should never sit still in your business. Always try to keep developing and bringing in new ideas. That’s what will set you apart.

  • Future plans for the salon?

I’ve got too many to list! I do have plans to expand our team and services in both hair and beauty. I’m really excited about that, so watch this space!


Find our fabulous Saks Leeds City salon team bang central at 109 Vicar Lane. To book in, call 0113 242 9217, download the Love Saks app or book online.

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