Saks Art Team in June = MAJOR

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Busy times for Saks Art Team with FOUR great styling events back-to-back. Whistle-stop roundup of what Luke, Sarah, Shaun, Clare and Katy did right here.


Saks UK has long been a champion of Graduate Fashion Week and there were two special reasons to celebrate this year.

The world’s leading event celebrating the creativity of students and graduates within fashion celebrated its 25th anniversary this month. Even better, our Creative Director Luke Pluckrose was chosen to head up the L’Oréal Professionnel Portfolio Session hair team for the second time.

Luke Pluckrose of Saks at Graduate Fashion Week 2017

*Ahem* when you’re snapped by Hilary Alexander OBE

Luke provided show-stopping hair looks to complement the creativity displayed by the UK’s budding fashion industry talent.

Also flying the flag for Saks UK at #GFW17:

Caroline – Saks Aberdeen Union Square
Stephanie Laing – Saks Hair Bristol
Kiera Pettitt – Saks Scarborough

SPEAKING OF KIERA AND STEPHANIE… Both joined Saks A Team 2017 creative hair programme spending time being mentored by Saks Art Team. Within WEEKS they were both living the dream, assisting backstage at this super-inspiring event.


Kiera says: “My #SAKSGOALS were to get me a place on Saks A Team and commence my session-styling career. I love high-fashion and it doesn’t get better than being in the moment at London and Graduate Fashion Weeks. Luke, you need a backstage stylist you come to me!”


Too proud of this one. Sarah Clarke-Lees of Saks Art Team was selected to be part of the #COLORFULHAIR Collective for L’Oreal Colour Trophy Grand Final, 5th June. This year’s collective show comprised of six leading female colourists from the UK’s top salons, engaged to bring the Colourful Hair range to life at the show.

TWO looks by Sarah

TWO #COLORFULHAIR Collective looks by Sarah

Sarah says: “I was thrilled to be part of the team for the Colour Trophy Final! Working alongside super-talented females from our industry was a massive buzz. Putting together the amazing new colour range on stage in the show was the best feeling. I hope those attended feel as inspired by these colours as I am and empowered to translate the show into their salon and session work.”

Sarah of Saks Lytham at L'Oreal Colour Trophy

Our girl did good. Again.


Months in the planning with our fab mates at L’Oreal and we had our first big Saks UK Colour Boost event where Saks Art Team also put on an exciting, interactive hair colour training day.

The team that work's together plays with colour together

The team that works together plays with colour together

Our stylists from across the north converged at Headlam Hall hotel to get the lowdown on our SIX newest colour techniques.

#COLORFUL hair play: Sarah and Beth of Saks Yarm

#COLORFUL hair play: Sarah and Beth of Saks Yarm

Our stylists are now loving applying fabulous new colours to women’s heads across the north! Colour Boost South takes place in July.

Saks Art Team
Luke Pluckrose and Clare Murphy – Saks Training UK
Katy Adamson – Saks Northallerton
Sarah Clarke-Lees – Saks Lytham

Assisted by:
Rebecca Calladine – Saks Doncaster
Samantha – Saks Poulton
Beth Fraser – Saks Yarm
Beth Duggan – Saks York


We’ve had a special longtime collaboration with celeb stylist Karl and Urban Voices Collective. Luke, Clare and Keira added the wow-factor to hair at their latest shoot. Project under wraps for now. Watch this space.

Previous shoot. We love working with UVC

Previous shoot. We love working with UVC


Interesting fact: Karl styled our All That And More hair and beauty campaign for 2017. Take a look at the stunning images here.

Karl adds the magic touch at our All That And More shoot

Karl adds the magic touch at our All That And More shoot


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