The Saks Art Team
Say hello to our superstar Saks Art Team. Creative Director Luke Pluckrose and our amazingly creative team regularly advice about what's best for hair and also give us practical, expert tips to make sure we can achieve celeb-style ourselves. They also set the standards at Saks, training all of our stylists and ensuring they are all experts in hairdressing too.
Creative Director and Head of Saks Art Team. Luke creates our hair collections and runs A-TEAM; our programme for Saks stylists to develop creativity. A superb teacher, Luke enjoys sharing knowledge with those eager to develop skills and teaching at intimate seminars and large audiences at home and abroad. Well-versed in the needs of the session stylist he's called on at countless fashion events and has headed up Saks' Backstage Hair Team at The Clothes Show four years running.
After 25 amazing years Katy owns Saks Hair Northallerton and also puts vast knowledge to good work helping create Saks collections, delivering Simply Saks The Knowledge training and taking part in events to showcase Saks' expertise. Katy says: "I love Art Team, With brainstorming sessions we come up with concepts and critique each other, it's so beneficial. I love empowering stylists with knowledge to take them to another level.”
Highly creative Paul owns Saks Hair Doncaster, has been in the hair industry for 14 years and is a passionate believer in motivating his hair team with ongoing Art Team education. Paul was L'Oréal Colour Trophy winner in 2013 and has also won Saks Image Awards and been featured in Vogue UK. Already a regular backstage he’s also represented the brand teaching what makes Saks special overseas.
Having forged a career with other hair brands James chose to open Saks Hair Kenilworth in 2013 saying: “I chose the brand that’s stood the test of time – with a heritage of over 40 years creating beautiful hair. It’s great that I now have it all, my own salon and also raising Saks’ profile by adding the wow-factor.” Previously: Stylist on Britain’s Next Top Model, X Factor, LFW, shoots for Vogue, Tatler, Elle UK, styling celebs including Sophie Dahl, Liz Hurley, Kelly Brook and more.
No stranger to Saks Art Team, Clare’s been educating for over 15 years whilst also session styling at an array of big events, shoots and for TV. Clare says: “Having worked alongside Luke and Tom for years delivering education I’m over the moon to join the Art Team. It’s the natural progression for me - a great honour and I’m also looking forward to representing Saks creatively.”
Starting his career at Saks 10 years ago Shaun’s now a Senior Stylist at Saks Hair Teesside and also a Kérastase Ambassador and says: “Being part of the A-TEAM programme opened my mind to avant garde hair. Spending time with Luke and Tom made me realise my creative potential. I’ve worked on LFW, the BRITS and The Clothes Show and I’ve created a hair collection from look book to photoshoot. I love being in salon and Saks Art Team now takes my career to another level.”
Sarah joined Saks in 2013 and works at Saks Lytham. Salon co-owners Natasha and Natalie encouraged Sarah to join SAKS A-TEAM 2015 to get creative at every opportunity. A L'Oréal Colour Degree Expert who's reached the L'Oréal Colour Trophy regional finals twice so far... gigs include The Clothes Show, LFW and styling numerous photoshoots. Sarah says: "I can't believe my Saks journey. I'm thrilled to be on Saks Art Team and can't wait for more session-styling and to teach more!"
Luke and Clare are based on Long Lane, Smithfield in London (just a minute's walk from Barbican tube) and they also find the time to do clients as well... so, if you fancy a hair makeover from the best in the biz, get in touch.
If you think you've got what it takes to be a member of the superstar Art Team, drop us a line.