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  1. Unstoppable Oona Feels so Beautiful

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    This week, Charlie Miller welcomed a very special client into our South St Andrew Street salon in Edinburgh for a very well-deserved afternoon of pampering.

    Oona Dooks was born with cerebral palsy, a complex neurological condition which affects movement and coordination. Her condition went unnoticed till the day she was born, when she arrived with severe deformities in both of her feet, with dislocated hips, and with no movement in her legs or her jaw. Unable to open her mouth or swallow, she was fed by tube and ventilated, and spent ten weeks in NICU. Oona’s family were told to expect her to be unable to walk, talk, eat or ‘form thoughts’.

    However, at 6 years old, she is now an unstoppable force. Last year, parts of Oona’s feet and hamstrings became active for the first time. These were parts of her body her therapists and doctors believed to be permanently paralysed.

    Oona now attends a mainstream school in Portobello and is signed to Zebedee Model Management. Among her many accolades, she has modelled for Marks & Spencer, and performed as a supporting actress in a BBC children’s drama.

    Beaming with pride, her dad Chris reflected on Oona’s recent progress: “I think the fact that she is sassy helps her. From when she was a baby, she was determined to move against all odds. This year in particular, especially throughout lockdown, she has made a huge amount of progress. We were able to purchase an inflatable spa for her, which she now uses every day, and we are already noticing huge differences in her movement just from spending time in the water. She sees it as fun and not strenuous exercise the way that other physio can be for her!”

    Oona was delighted with her new look from Salon Stylist, Sophie Frame: “I really, really loved my hair going curly. The hairdryer wasn’t too loud, and Sophie was really nice. I feel so beautiful.”

    Oona’s progress has been remarkable, but her condition still affects almost every aspect of her daily life.

    Her family are determined to help Oona continue to overcome her challenges and live life to the fullest. Through their online presence, Little Red Wheelchair, Oona’s family want to give hope to other families affected by this condition.

    They are also fundraising via Tree of Hope, to raise funds to support Oona’s ongoing treatment and development. Their biggest fundraising goal is to purchase a ‘second skin’ suit to help her reach her ambition to walk unaided.

    Please follow the link here to donate to Oona’s campaign.

    bona Looks Charlie Miller

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  2. Q&A with Gemma Fisher From Kérastase

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    In this Q&A with Gemma Fisher From Kérastase, Salon Director Roz asks Gemma our clients’ most burning haircare questions, and all about the Kérastase range.

    You can shop the Kérastase range at all 4 of our salons. All of our stylists are experts on the Kérastase product ranges. At your appointment, they will be able to give you the best advice and recommendations for your hair’s needs.

    Find your nearest Charlie Miller salon here. 

    To keep up to date with all things Charlie Miller, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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  3. Volume Spritz Hair Product is Now Online!

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    Charlie Miller launches Volume Spritz online, in salon and on Amazon. Simply spray onto your hair to help give it a fuller, thicker look. You’ll find it also adds natural body and lift without weighing it down. Let your hair do the talking.

    Following on from the successful launch of other Charlie Miller products our Volume Spritz is a perfect add-on to the range.

    Salon Manager at Holy Corner, Amber Swift swears by it:

    “Volume Spritz is my favourite go-to styling product. I just love the way it absorbs into the hair. It gives great hold and form as well as adding oomph. The fragrance is awesome with Calendula Oil for hydrating & protecting the scalp and Jasmine Oil to add moisture for optimum shine. It’s fab to apply to dry hair, spritzing on and drying in for a firmer day to night look. I love it.”

    Key benefits:
    Volume Spritz is formulated with Jasmine Oil to lock in and maintain natural moisture and elasticity. It also contains calendula Oil that will help protect, hydrate and improve your hair and scalp. Silicone free and sulphate and paraben-free, it’s a treat for your hair.

    With it’s refreshing floral fragrance, Volume Spritz will also delight your senses. With clean top notes of green tea, orange and lemon combined with soft jasmine, rose and lily, gentle herbs, musk and oakmoss you’re sure to love the scent.

    The expansion of the Charlie Miller haircare range has been the ultimate goal for Joint Managing Directors, Jason and Josh Miller. “We’re thrilled to be expanding our product range and couldn’t have anticipated the amount of success that it has already received. It’s a dream come true!”

    Volume Spritz and all other Charlie Miller styling and haircare products are available in Charlie Miller salons or online at www.charliemillerhaircare.com and www.amazon.co.uk.

    To find out about all new product launches and to keep up with all things Charlie Miller, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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  4. South St Andrew Street’s Big 25th Birthday Giveaway

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    On Tuesday 6th October, South St Andrew Street celebrates its 25th Birthday!


    To celebrate this incredible milestone, we are giving you a chance to win the ultimate hair makeover giveaway.

    You could win:

        • A cut, colour, and blow-dry appointment with a stylist of your choice in our South St Andrew Street Salon
        • A Charlie Miller shampoo, conditioner, and styling product of your choice to take home after your appointment

    To enter simply head over to our Instagram & Facebook pages and follow the instructions on our giveaway posts. Remember, you can enter on both pages!

    Find the Instagram post here.

    Find the Facebook post here.

    One winner will be selected at random from entrants across both platforms and announced after the competition closes on Tuesday 6th October 2020.

    Full Terms and Conditions:

    • This prize is open to everyone aged 16 or over, not employed by Charlie Miller Salons.
    • Our competition ends on Tuesday 6th October 2020 at 9am.
    • The lucky winner will be randomly selected and announced on social media on 6th October 2020.
    • The prize voucher will be posted to an address within the United Kingdom only.
    • By entering the competition, entrants’ consent to their name appearing on the Charlie Miller Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds.
    • The prize for the winner is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
    • The prize is subject to availability. Charlie Miller reserve the right at all times to substitute any prize with another prize of similar value in the event the original prize offered is for any reason not available.

    • Charlie Miller reserves the right at any time to modify, amend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this competition with or without prior notice.
    • This prize draw is in no way endorsed by Facebook or Instagram.

    Good luck everyone!

    To keep up to date with all things Charlie Miller, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You can shop our products online here or on www.amazon.co.uk. To find your nearest salon click here.

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  5. Getting to Grips with the New ghd Rise

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    Over the last few weeks, our stylists have been getting acquainted with the brand new ghd Rise Volumising Brush. It’s no secret that we’re a big fan of ghd tools, and this newest offering definitely didn’t disappoint.

    At 185 degrees, this  hot brush delivers a more gentle styling and incredible volume from root to tip.

    Roz Orr, Salon Director in our South St Andrew Street Salon, has been loving introducing this tool to her clients.

    “For me, the ghd Rise couldn’t have been launched at a better time. 70’s hair has returned with a modern twist and the rise delivers this so well. It glides through the hair effortlessly; giving you control of volume body and movement where you need it!”

    For extra volume, we recommend adding an appropriate product to your hair before styling. This will help to hold your volume and lift in place, and will also help defend your hair against heat styling. You can shop our volume products here.

    We stock ghd tools across our Edinburgh salons. To inquire about stock in your nearest salon, please get in touch with our reception team – you can find all the contact details here.

    Watch the ghd Rise working its magic in the video below!

    Check out all our hair tutorials and haircare videos on our Instagram.

    Finally, to keep up to date with all things Charlie Miller, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

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