The Desk ‘Til Dawn Edit

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Partying straight outta work and into the early hours or thinking desk ’til 7pm will do nicely thanks very much? Here’s the how-to on day-to-night hair and beauty from our experts, Luke, Sarah and Katie.


Creative Director Luke Pluckrose says: “So, our Desk ‘Til Dawn hair look is 70s-inspired with full, sleek waves – easy to tsjuz for the second part of your day. Brush out your hair and then use a tong to achieve loose waves. To create this look we worked with L’Oreal Tecni.ART Volume Lift Mousse for volume at the roots and Pli for memory and shape…


Katie Gledhill of Saks Beauty Squad is all over reviving quick-fixes. Katie says: “First up, stay hydrated throughout the day, drink plenty of water to keep your skin plump and fresh. And eat something substantial so you can go the distance.

Katie, who’s also our owner of Saks Beauty Halifax, continues: “Whip out your makeup bag at 4.45pm. A ten minute face and a bolder lip can all be achieved easily. If you’ve pared back during the day even better, wow it up for your soiree. Finish with a reviving spritz to set your makeup – we choose Mystic from CosMedix for its skin-plumping antioxidants.

And not forgetting lashes, Katie concludes: “Why not pop in to pick up a set of Nouveau Strip Lashes on for instant drama? If you’re not sure about putting them on yourself, one of your workmates will be a whizz – just ask. Even better, come in before for our LVL Lashes treatment with Nouveau Lashes or natural length, volume and lift – zero faff!”


Our colour mistress Sarah Clarke-Lees of Saks Art Team says: “Sometimes a bit of advance prep can make all the difference and a quick colour refresh works wonders. The Instalight technique from our Saks Signature Colours is brilliant for this – we’ll add lighter pieces around to add a subtle sun-kissed feel – works well with autumnal hues. A great reviver or if you want to go a tad bolder.

Saks Instalight hair colour

Sarah who also works out of Saks Poulton, continues: “Whenever you play with colour at Saks, we’ll add L’Oreal Professionnel’s Smarthbond to your colour service to nourish and protect. It’s a firm fave on our hair menu!”

Buzz your Saks salon to get booked in.


Hair and beauty products


If doing a Desk ‘Til Dawn’s not on your ‘futures’, the kids are back so why not schedule some me-time anyway? Katie says: “Our customers are choosing Decleor facials for a healthy nourished glow as we head into the colder months.”


By. The. Way. If you book your Decleor 60 minute treatment during September and October you’ll also receive a complimentary Glow & Go Skin Kit, worth £45. Katie says: “As treats go this is The One! Comes with FOUR faves: Neroli Bath & Shower Gel to boost hydration levels, Aurabsolu Day Cream infused with jasmine flowers to energise tired skin and there’s a soothing Rose Serum and Nourishing Body Milk – DIVINE!”

Buzz your Saks Beauty salon to see if they’re participating and get booked in.

Desk Til Dawn suit


On day to night attire? We say you can’t beat a good dress or a lounge suit ala Desk Til Dawn (Topshop by the way). And finally, don’t forget to downsize your handbags girls!

Enjoy and stay safe as the nights draw in, love Saks UK xx

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