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  1. Help us Name a STEKAskills Hairdressing School in Malawi!

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    We are thrilled that with our clients’ help in the past 2 years we have raised enough money to kit out a STEKAskills* hairdressing school in Malawi.

    The young people at the Malawian STEKA care home are so thankful, they have asked us to name the school and we’d like your help!


    On our social channels you will have the chance to either suggest a name for the school or choose a favourite from the 3 suggestions below:

    1. Tsitsi Lokongola School – meaning beautiful hair in Chichewa (Malawi’s main language
    2. The Lotus-Miller Hairdressing School – the national flower for Malawi is a Lotus
    3. The CM School of Hairdressing

    We are selling the decorations again this year too. We are hoping to raise money to pay for a teacher, hairdressing kits and even some scholarships.

    These beautiful decorations are made by some of the people at the STEKA care home. They are available in all 5 salons whilst stocks last.

    *STEKAskills is a Scottish charity partnered with the Malawian charity STEKA (Step Kids Awareness) to support STEKA’s ambition to build a Centre for Vocational Skills & Community Enterprise in Malawi. Young people there are being helped to build a sustainable future.

    To keep up to date with all things Charlie Miller, make sure you are following us on our social channels. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. To find your nearest salon click here.

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  2. Embracing your Curls in 2021

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    Curls….love them or hate them! Where do you stand?

    During the lockdowns many of you decided to leave your hair do its own thing instead of opting to style or straighten it. Those of us with curly hair also sought out new ways to control the waves, coils, kinks, spirals, S-bends and naturally textured hair.

    Embracing your curls in 2021 is on the rise. When style blogger Sophie decided she no longer wanted to fight her curls but to embrace them, she asked Stafford Street’s Leigh for tips and guidance on how to work with its texture. The results are fantastic!

    In her first blog you can read all about Sophie’s reasons for embracing her curls. Her second blog reveals all the advice and techniques she was given from Leigh, and the products that worked for her curly hair.

    Prior to applying the colour, Leigh used an Olaplex treatment to help repair and protect the damaged and broken bonds in Sophie’s hair. She then applied Majirel copper tones in foils with a Dialight gentle toner that was taken through the mid-lengths and ends to diffuse the ‘lockdown’ root and tone in Sophie’s blonde.

    Sophie’s hair was shampooed with Charlie Miller Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner for added moisture. To help control the curls she also had a Curl Manifesto Instant Treatment from the new Curl Manifesto range by Kérastase.

    Before being diffused dry, Sophie’s hair was then twisted with Charlie Miller Gloss Oil mixed with Shu Uemura’s Kengo Feather. Leigh finished the look with a little more Charlie Miller Gloss Oil to shake out the curls once the hair was dry. Embracing your curls in 2021 can lead to beautiful results!!

     

       

    To keep up to date with all things Charlie Miller, make sure you are following us on our social channels. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. To find your nearest salon click here.

    You can shop our full haircare range online here, or on Amazon UK. 

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  3. 12 Days of Christmas – Facebook Live Series

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    12 Days of Christmas Facebook Live Videos.

    All this month, we have been streaming live on Facebook; sharing top tips & discussing all things hair. In case you missed them, catch up below…

    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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  4. Post-Treatment Hair Series – The First Cut

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    We all know that hair loss is a common side effect when undergoing cancer treatment, and something that effects thousands of people every year.

    Our hair is a very important part of our identity and losing it can be a distressing experience in an already challenging time. But what happens post-treatment when the hair starts to grow back? It may have changed colour and texture. It may have grown back unevenly and at varying speeds.

    Following treatment, our very lovely, long-term client Sarah Howden experienced just that and asked us for help and advice. And, to support others in a similar position, she has kindly offered to share her journey in a series of post-chemotherapy hair blogs, this being the first.

    Throughout the process, we will be publishing updates from Sarah, as well as sharing advice and recommendations from her stylists Roz and Casey. Along with other stylists across the company, Roz has a wealth of experience in helping clients deal with hair loss during cancer treatment and giving guidance on how best to encourage growth and optimise the health of the hair.

    The First Cut

    I have been having my hair cut at Charlie Miller Salons for over 30 years, originally sitting on a booster cushion as I was so young, and having Charlie himself trim my long, thick hair. I absolutely loved the whole experience, always left feeling so special and it is why, as I enter my 40s, I wouldn’t consider anywhere else.

    The team have styled and transformed me through every big moment of my life. My graduation. My first red carpet movie premier (for work, sadly!). My wedding. The birth of my three children. And my cancer diagnosis last year. My stylist counselled me through wig choices and took the time to look at my selection, guiding me to the best one. She cut into my selected wig to ensure it looked as natural as possible and chopped my own hair short in preparation for it falling out. The team made me feel normal and gave me the confidence to enter this new terrifying stage with my head held high – hair or no hair.

    My hair did fall out, just two weeks after my first IV chemotherapy. I was so unwell with the cocktail of drugs and the extreme effect it had on my body that I actually didn’t care. Losing your hair does strip you of your femininity and it was hard to look at myself in the mirror. However, I was prepared, and my wig looked great on the days I was well enough to put it on.

    Now, more than a year later, after six rounds of chemotherapy and a gruelling stem cell transplant, I have new hair. It is dark (I used to be blonde), it is messy, it’s different lengths and textures but it’s back. And so, my first cut was a big deal to me. It was symbolic. I had made it to remission and my new stem cells had grown me a new mane.

    I was only ever returning to Charlie Miller Salons and, as ever, I felt instantly at home. And special. First up was a bit of an education on scalp and hair health to stimulate cell turnover and maximise my regrowth. I invested in their eponymous haircare range as all are sulphate and paraben-free, formulated with jasmine extract, organic calendula flower extract and organic sage oil to lock in moisture, sooth scalps and encourage new hair growth. Post cancer, you become extremely aware of what you put on and in your body.

    I also picked up a Manta hairbrush, a super gentle and anti-breakage innovative brush that also hugs the contours of your head, massaging the scalp to encourage hair growth. Funnily enough, it was developed by a professional hairdresser who created this brush for his wife who’d lost her hair after cancer.

    Then it was haircut time. My consultation had revealed that the ends of my hair where almost chalky with the effects of chemotherapy and needed to be cut away to promote healthier growth. After a wash, head massage (oh how I’d missed the Charlie Miller massages!) and hydrating treatment, my stylist trimmed and tidied my hair, expertly working it into the choppy pixie look I was hoping to achieve down the line. I was then shown how to style it and the best products to use to add depth and texture.

    The result was perfection, a masterclass in transformation. Friends and family loved it, strangers in the street complimented me. I no longer looked like a cancer patient and, importantly, for the first time in a long time, I felt good. Pretty, even.

     

    In the next post, Sarah will share an update on her progress with her hair: how it is growing and feeling, and how she has felt getting to grips with her new products and routine. Roz will also be sharing the wisdom behind the products she is recommending, as well as other advice for promoting hair health.

    If you don’t want to miss this series, make sure you are following us on our social channels. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. To find your nearest salon click here.

    Products mentioned in this post:

    Charlie Miller Haircare – Hydrate Shampoo (also available in Charlie Miller Salons)

    Charlie Miller Haircare – Hydrate Conditioner (also available in Charlie Miller Salons)

    Manta Brush (also available in Charlie Miller Salons)

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  5. Charlie Miller Christmas Shopping Event

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    Thank you for tuning in to our first Christmas Shopping Event!

    The quiz is now closed & the winner has been contacted.

    Remember all the exclusive offers from tonight’s event will only be valid until 6pm on Friday 20th November – so don’t miss out!

    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.

    Full Terms and Conditions:

    • This prize is open to everyone aged 16 or over, not employed by Charlie Miller Salons.

    • Our competition ends on Friday 20th November 2020 at 6pm.

    • One lucky winner will be drawn at random from the top scorers and will be contacted directly before Friday 27th November 2020.

    • Vouchers will be posted to an address within the United Kingdom only.

    • By entering the competition, entrants’ consent to appearing, if required, on the Charlie Miller Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds.

    • By providing their full name and email, entrant’s consent to being contacted directly by Charlie Miller in relation to the competition.

    • The prize for the winners are non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.

    • Our prizes are 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.

     

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  6. Charlie Miller’s 55th Birthday Giveaway *CLOSED*

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    This month, we are celebrating 55 years in business! To mark this milestone, we are giving away 5 amazing prizes, to 5 different lucky winners. **GIVEAWAY CLOSED**

    You could win one of the following amazing prizes:

    1. A complimentary cut & colour appointment
    2. A complimentary in-salon treatment
    3.  A £20 Charlie Miller Gift Voucher
    4. A box of @charliemillerhaircare goodies
    5.  A box of Kérastase goodies

    To enter simply head over to our Instagram and 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.

    Full Terms and Conditions:

    • This prize is open to everyone aged 16 or over, not employed by Charlie Miller Salons.
    • Our competition ends on Monday 30th November 2020 at 9am.
    • Five lucky winners will be randomly selected and announced on social media before Friday 4th December 2020.
    • Vouchers 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 winners are non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
    • Our prizes 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, Instagram or Kérastase.

    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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  7. 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.

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  8. 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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  9. 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!

    **GIVEAWAY CLOSED & WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED**

    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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  10. It’s Here! Charlie Miller Volume Mousse!

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    Introducing the latest addition to CM Haircare;
    Charlie Miller Volume Mousse

    Volume Mousse is the perfect add-on to the Charlie Miller styling range. It’s a lightweight mousse that will add volume and lift to dull, lifeless hair,  giving it a fuller, thicker look. This hair mousse will add natural body and lift without weighing your hair down. It also provides heat protection and helps boost texture.

    Key Ingredients and benefits:
    Adds volume and body to the hair and provides instant detangling, de-frizzing and combability
    Helps boost texture and provides thermal protection
    Nourishes hair from the inside, out
    Leaves a lasting shine
    Paraben-free, vegan and gluten-free

    With its refreshing fragrances, Volume Mousse will tickle your senses with top notes of green tea, orange and lemon combined with soft jasmine, rose and lily, gentle herbs, musk and oakmoss.

    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!”

    You can buy Volume Mousse and all our other styling and haircare products in all 5 Charlie Miller salons or online at www.charliemillerhaircare.com and www.amazon.co.uk.

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  11. 500 Free Haircuts For NHS Workers

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    ALL 500 FREE HAIRCUT APPOINTMENTS HAVE NOW BEEN FILLED. Thank you to all our lovely clients for your support, and to all our NHS staff for your incredible work.

    During our closure, team Charlie Miller announced that we were donating at least 250 appointments to NHS staff when we reopened our salons. In additional to this, we gave clients a chance to help us pay it forward further.

    We sold online e-vouchers for clients to redeem off future appointments. For each and every £100 online e-voucher purchased, we added an additional appointment for an NHS worker to our total.

    We are thrilled that, thanks to the help of our amazing clients, we have reached our target of 500 free haircuts for NHS staff.

    Until now, appointments have only been available for existing Charlie Miller clients. We are thrilled to announce that our 500 free NHS haircuts are now open to new clients!

    If you would like to redeem one of the 500 appointments, please email all of your contact details to info@charliemiller.com, along with which of our salons you’d prefer to attend for your appointment. Please note that appointments will be allocated dependent on salon and stylist availability.

    All salon locations can be found here.

    This offer is of course still open to existing clients. If you have an upcoming appointment, please get in touch to let us know you would like to redeem this offer. If you have had an appointment since we reopened and missed out on this offer, you can contact us to book your next appointment in advance to make sure you secure your slot before the appointments fill up.

    These appointments will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis, and are already filling up fast! Get in touch with us soon to secure your slot.

    You will need to present a valid NHS staff ID at your appointment to redeem this offer.

    We will announce on our social media channels once all 500 appointments have been filled.

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

     

     

     

     

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  12. What To Expect At Your Post-Lockdown Appointment

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    Here’s a quick look at what you can expect at your post-lockdown visit to your Charlie Miller salon. Our number one priority is making sure our clients & our team feel reassured and safe in our salons.

    We are so grateful for all the amazing feedback we have received since reopening on Wednesday 15th July. We’re thrilled that you all feel safe and are able to enjoy your Charlie Miller experience. Watch our video to find out what you can to expect when you visit us post-lockdown.

    We kindly ask you to take note of the following changes:

    PPE COSTS: there are no price increases. We will apply a temporary charge of £5 that will be added to your bill to cover the PPE and COVID 19 costs which have been required to make the salon as safe as possible for everyone. We will also apply an additional charge of £10 for tinting and £20 for highlighting which will cover the cost of longer appointments and the additional product required.
    ARRIVING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT: waiting areas are limited so please arrive just in time for your appointment. If you’re running late please call the salon. By the same token, we may be running a little late on occasion, and as we cannot have congestion in the waiting area please bear with us if the salon contacts you to come in 10 minutes later than your scheduled appointment time.
    CANCELLATION POLICY: we are currently not taking deposits, though we now have a cancellation policy where we politely request that you notify the salon at least 48 hours in advance if you wish to cancel or reschedule your appointment to avoid paying a cancellation fee. Missed appointments or cancellations that have less than 48 hours notice will be charged in full.
    SAFETY IN SALON: for everyone’s protection, we have installed screens at reception and between the backwash basins. Please come alone and bring as little as possible with you and use the hand sanitiser provided. Everyone coming into the salon will be issued with a face mask on arrival if required. To help support social distancing, we will limit and manage capacity in the salons by using alternate workstations. You will also be given a disposable gown and disposable towels.Between appointments the workstations and product bottles will be wiped down with steriliser liquid and stylists hair tools will be machine sanitised.
    REFRESHMENTS/MAGAZINES: we are not able to serve hot drinks at this time and only water in a disposable cup will be served. You may bring your own but kindly ask that  you take it away with you when you leave. We offer a curated digital collection of complimentary fashion and lifestyle magazines via Digi-Mags. You can simply scan our QR code in-salon and browse a huge range of magazines on your smartphone or tablet. You are welcome to bring your own reading material but, again, please take away with you when you leave.
    CARD PAYMENT ONLY: we will be operating a cashless till for the time being, card payment only will be accepted.

    Please allow 14 days after foreign travel before attending an appointment in the salon. If you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath or sore throat please do not come into the salon and call to rearrange your appointment.

    We post consistent updates on our social media channels, if you don’t want to miss any of this make sure you are following us via the links below:

    Instagram

    Facebook

    Twitter

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  13. THANK YOU NHS: Help us Pay it Forward

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    When we re-open our salons we will be donating more than 250 free haircuts to our extraordinary NHS staff.

    You can help us to pay it forward and help them even further. We are currently selling online e-vouchers for clients to redeem off future appointments. For each and every £100 online e-voucher purchased, we will donate an additional appointment to an NHS worker on your behalf. Also, as an extra thank you for your support, you will receive a complimentary Charlie Miller product when you visit the salon for your next appointment.

    Buy your vouchers online

    Full list of Terms & Conditions:

    Purchasing a Charlie Miller £100 E-Gift Card

    • For every £100 E-Gift Card you purchase we will give one complimentary haircut to a member of staff from NHS Scotland.
    • As part of your purchase you will receive one complimentary Charlie Miller Haircare product, of your choosing, at your next appointment.
    • The £100 E-Gift Card can only be purchased online at charliemiller.com. There is no limit to how many E-Gift Cards you can purchase.
    • The E-Gift Card will be delivered electronically to the email address you registered your Charlie Miller account with. We cannot be held responsible if the address is entered incorrectly and someone other than the intended recipient uses the E-Gift Card.

    Redeeming a Charlie Miller £100 E-Gift Card

    • Our E-Gift Cards can only be redeemed in salon as full or part payment of products and services. An E-Gift Card cannot be used to purchase a further E-Gift Card.
    • The E-Gift Card must be brought to the appointment in order to be redeemed. This can either be printed out or viewed on a phone/tablet device.
    • E-Gift Cards cannot be exchanged for cash.
    • E-Gift Cards may only be redeemed against products purchased in the same currency as the E-Gift Card.
    • We are not responsible if an E-Gift Card is lost, stolen, destroyed or used without permission and no replacement will be provided in these circumstances.

    Validity

    • All E-Gift Cards are dated and expire 12 months from the date of issue.

    NHS COMPLIMENTARY HAIRCUT APPOINTMENT

    Booking an appointment

    • When the Charlie Miller salons re-open, appointments can be made over the phone and in salon. Please state when booking that the appointment is for an NHS Scotland staff member.

    Appointment Validity & Availability

    • Valid for one haircut appointment. Additional services can be added at the time of booking and paid for at the appointment.
    • The haircut appointment is valid Monday to Saturday, at all salons and with all stylists. Subject to availability.
    • Appointments will be available until all complimentary haircuts have been donated.
    • The NHS Staff must bring their NHS Staff Identification Badge with them to their appointment or they will be required to pay for the haircut.

    Charlie Miller reserves the right to update and change the terms and conditions of our Charlie Miller E-Gift Cards at any time. This does not affect your legal rights. Use of your Charlie Miller E-Gift Cards constitutes acceptance of our Terms and Conditions. 

    Keep an eye on our socials, as all announcements regarding when we will re-open will be shared here. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

    In the meantime, take care & we can’t wait to see you again soon.

    Team Charlie Miller

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  14. Hair SOS: Make Your Colour Last at Home

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    How to make your colour last at home…

    This is a tough and unprecedented time for all of us. Everything is uncertain: our routines have been flipped on their head, and we are all having to make a huge amount of change in order to adapt. It’s a challenge, but the one thing that is certain is that we are all in this together.

    Whilst our salons’ doors remain closed to ensure the safety of our clients and staff, we would love to use our social channels to help you keep feeling your best (even if your biggest social engagement is with Netflix and the sofa).

    We all know that how you are feeling on the inside often reflects on your outside. That’s why in these challenging times it is crucial that you practice good self-care. Use that little bit of extra time to do things that bring you joy and confidence. Your hair is a very good place to start…

    We will be posting regularly throughout the next few weeks with our top tips, products, and regimes to keep your hair looking and feeling fabulous from home. We will also be sharing the rituals our Charlie Miller family are adding into their personal lives to keep a sense calm, hope, and mindfulness.

    Today, we would like to talk about colour maintenance. Understandably, many of our lovely clients have reached out to us to express their concern about not being able to maintain their hair colour during self-isolation.

    Here are some of the top questions we have received, and some helpful solutions…

    1. Can you sell me my colour pre-mixed so I can apply at home?

    Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. The colour we use in the salon has a delicate shelf life, and needs to be mixed with accuracy immediately before it is applied to the hair. If we were to pre-mix colour to deliver it to clients, it would go off before it could be used. All our colour services are completely bespoke, so you would need multiple combinations of colour, and oxidant. Colour is chemically formulated and must be handled with caution. To be blunt, it could end in a disaster.

    2. Can I use a box dye?

    We completely understand the temptation for a quick fix, but please consider the lasting effects that using a box dye can have on your hair.

    As mentioned, the colour services you receive in salon are completely bespoke and multi-dimensional. Box dye is one formula, one flat colour. ONE application of box dye can undo all of your stylist’s hard work to get you to your desired colour.

    The condition of your hair will be compromised. Box dyes are packed with huge amounts of pigment and ammonia, this is a completely unnecessary overload which applied without expert care will have a drastic effect on the health and condition of your hair.

    Even though it might seem like a quick fix, undoing the effects of a box dye is a lengthly, and pricey process in the long run. Please resist the temptation, you will thank us later.

    3. What can I do to maintain my colour while I can’t go to the salon?

    There are some fab products on the market which will help you in the meantime, without having detrimental effects on your hair in the future.

    If roots are your concern, we recommend a temporary root spray. They come in a multitude of shades; you apply them to dry, clean hair, and they will last until you shampoo them out.

    Our stylists recommend Color Wow Root Cover Up or ProL’Oreal Professionnel Hair Touch Up.

    If you’re worried about tone, you can keep the brassiness at bay with a good silver shampoo. The purple-toned pigment in the shampoo will neutralise and remove yellow tones in highlighted, bleached or grey hair. You can order our Silver Shampoo here.

    There are other simple steps you can take to elongate your colour and stop it from fading. Give it a break – over-washing your hair strips the hair of its natural oils and dislodges colour molecules, causing your colour to fade. Use a good heat protectant, frequent heat styling can also cause your colour to deteriorate. Finally, give your hair a little TLC, use gentle and sulphate free formulas, and deep conditioners. Keep your eyes peeled, as we will be sharing our stylists’ hero products which you can use at home over the next few weeks.

    We know this is a stressful time and we are here to help you through it. Please let us know what helpful tips and tricks you would like to see from us in the coming weeks.

    Stay safe and take care,

    Team Charlie Miller

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  15. Little Princess Trust & Team Jak Event

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    On Sunday 1st March 2020, 29 amazing individuals will be visiting our Stafford Street salon to donate their hair to Little Princess Trust & raise money for local charity Team Jak.

    The event is a celebration of leap year and is also hugely inspired by our lovely friend Agatha King. Back in February 2015, Agatha was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and lost her hair during treatment. On being told that she was going to lose her hair Agatha asked for it to be cut off and donated to the Little Princess Trust which, Charlie Miller Managing Director, Jason did in the ward on 3rd March 2015. Fast forward to 2020, Agatha is now 2 and half years in remission and is a healthy happy 9-year-old. Her hair has fully grown back, and she is having it cut again on the day by Jason.

    Agatha and her family are also tirelessly fundraising for Team Jak. Team Jak was created at the request of inspirational teenager Jak Trueman following his own journey with childhood cancer.

    Inspired by Jak’s dreams, they provide practical, social and emotional support to children and young people with cancer, aged 0–25, as well as their families, friends and those bereaved. Agatha and her family were helped immensely by Team Jak’s services, and they want to help them continue to provide support to other families going through incredibly difficult times.

    If you would like to show your support, you can find the fundraising page here. All donations, big and small, will be gratefully received by Team Jak.

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  16. Creative HEAD Magazine – #PlayWithMajirel Photoshot

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    Amber Swift, Salon Director at Charlie Miller Holy Corner and one of the company’s 17 elite L’Oréal Colour Specialists, created a to-die-for fiery red on her model. Charlie Miller stylist Cat Nicholson, Salon Director at Ocean Terminal, blow-dried and styled the hair to perfection.

    Charlie Miller stylists know that the legendary Majirel formula can always be trusted to deliver the perfect colour. From bright reds, to icy blondes, and everything in between. Another crucial reason why professionals choose Majirel above other formulas is that it’s packed with Ionène G, a concentrated care ingredient, uniquely developed by L’Oréal Research. This means our clients can leave the salon with their desired colour, and with glossy, protected hair. For us, it’s a real no-brainer.

    If this launch wasn’t exciting enough, we’re also offering a huge 40% discount on all colour services booked with a cut and blow dry throughout month of February. There really has never been a better time for a colour refresh! Appointments for February are filling up fast. Get in touch as soon as possible to avoid missing out on this incredible offer, and to discover the magic of Majirel for yourself.

    If you’re ‘ready to play’ with Majirel and achieve your ultimate shade, find your nearest Charlie Miller salon and book your appointment here.

    To explore the other stunning looks created at the shoot, visit the full story by Creative Head Magazine here.

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  17. Welcome Inside Our New Stafford Street Salon

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    Our flagship Stafford Street salon has had the ultimate makeover and we can’t wait to show you inside.

    Charlie Miller Stafford Street Salon

    Take the 360-degree tour by clicking here.

    It’s been 18 years since our last Stafford Street salon refit and a change was well overdue, so for that reason we welcomed the help of Scotland’s leading interior designer, Ian Smith Design & Architecture to modernise our Georgian townhouse salon.

    The salon was transformed in just 5 weeks and is now a space of true luxury

    Charlie Miller Satfford Street Salon Large porcelain tiles that, in appearance, resemble natural pale polished concrete, fill the floor and walls. Tall, bespoke mirrors are designed to sit off the walls, and a discreet LED light strip is placed behind the mirror to create a warm halo of light.

    For our clients in a high-tech world, we also provide free Wi-Fi and charging worktops, which are built into every station.

    At the back of the salon, we feature Maletti’s ‘Modern’ wash units designed by Philippe Starck. This provides a new level of luxury and high-end comfort, and they can be adjusted to suit each client’s personal preference.

    So why not visit one of our friendly Stafford Street stylists and relax in true comfort. Better yet, enjoy a complimentary refreshment while having your hair transformed. Choose from a barista-style coffee or tea, a glass of Prosecco or Arbikie Gin with Cushidoos tonic…now that’s our kind of relaxation!

    Here’s what our clients love about our Stafford Street stylists

    “Possibly one of the best haircuts I’ve ever had – very friendly hairdresser who cut and styled my hair exactly how I wanted it! Super happy! Will come back! Would definitely recommend!”

    – Reviewed on Google 

    “I go monthly, great hairdressers. I feel pampered when I leave. My hair is always perfect. Friendly, great colourist, well trained. Like a family.”

    – Reviewed on Google

    “A pleasure to write about Karen. She is an absolute professional who is excellent at her job, but she is also sympathetic and absolutely delightful to me on a weekly basis. I always enjoy our encounters and I always leave CM in Stafford Street feeling and looking better.”

    – Reviewed on Google 

    Appointments can be made online at charliemiller.comDon’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up with all things hair!

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  18. Charlize Theron: Short Hair Tips

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    Spotted! Charlize Theron is in Edinburgh for the filming of Fast and Furious 9 and we’re absolutely obsessed with her short hair!

    A blast from the past

    Charlize Theron holds a special place in our hairdressing hearts. In 2006, India Miller had the honour of styling Charlize (3 times!) for the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s 60th anniversary and loved every minute of it.

    India said: “We were chatting away and when I mentioned it was my birthday and that I was going out for a meal, Charlize insisted that I take her chauffeur-driven car to the restaurant!”

    Charlize Theron in 2019

    Charlize sports a gorgeous cropped style for her new film, and it got us thinking…What are our top tips to consider before having the chop?

    1. Shorter hair = lighter hair! If you have curly or wavy hair, these will become looser with a short style as there is less weight pulling them down. Shorter hair also has a tighter texture meaning that any curl or wave will instantly become tighter and pop!

    2. For those of us with fine hair, opting for a shorter cut creates the look of thicker hair, which is the perfect cure for wispy locks.

    3. Who’s to say you have to chop your mop all in one go? Let your stylist know just how short you ultimately want to go and work towards it. Slow and steady has never faulted us yet!

    4. A picture says 1000 words: bring in visual aids to help your stylist envision exactly what you’re after.

    5. Upkeep is a must for short hair! Everything will appear more obvious, from root regrowth to extra length. Scheduling regular appointments with your stylist is vital to keeping your short hair looking fab!

    6. Enjoy the freedom: cutting off your hair can be liberating. You’ll use less shampoo, your hair dries quicker and it takes less time to style in the morning.

    7. Your short hair will look its very best when styled every day. When you have long hair, getting away with sleeking it back into a pony tail during those dreaded bad hair days is easy, but short hair must be styled daily.

    So there you have it, our top tips to consider before taking the plunge. Let us know if you are thinking about going short this season by joining the conversation over on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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  19. Reducing Our Environmental Footprint: Scrummi Towels

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    At Charlie Miller, we strive to do right by our clients, and that includes protecting the environment at the same time. In all 5 salons, we use Scrummi towels – the ultimate sustainable solution to cotton towels.

    How has Scrummi helped reduce our environmental footprint?

    Since 2011 we have made a dramatic difference. Here’s what we’ve achieved so far:

    • We’ve reduced 500 plus tonnes of CO2
    • We’ve saved 8.3 million litres of chemically contaminated water

    What are Scrummi towels?

    Scrummi is a single-use, 100% biodegradable vegan towel that is made from soft and natural wood fibres from sustainable forestry programs. This means it not only protects our environment, but it’s also free of germs and fresh every time!

    How do they differ from cotton towels?

    No matter how hard you wash a cotton towel (and no matter how much energy you use) germs will remain. They’re invisible to the naked eye, but trust us when we say that lots of fungal and bacterial pathogens are waiting, just below the over-washed scratchy surface, ready to be unleashed onto the next client. But not at Charlie Miller! Scrummi towels are 100% germ and scratch-free. We don’t blame you if you never want to go near a cotton towel again…

    How does this help?

    Typical salon towels use literally thousands of kw/h of electricity to wash them after each use. This process equals lots of CO2 which adds to the impact of global warming…but wait, there’s more. An average washing machine load of synthetic towels equals 700,000 micro-plastics and harmful detergents and toxins which have a devastating impact on our oceans.

    Check out the Scrummi timeline:

    Scrummi = Happy Customers + Happy Environment

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  20. Amber’s Hair Donation – Wigs for Cancer Patients

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    Our young client, Amber Hosie-Martin donated her hair to The Little Princess Trust, an internationally-renowned charity that makes real hair wigs for cancer patients.

     

    In April 2019, The Little Princess Trust confirmed its partnership with the pioneering wig project, Hair4U. Our young client, Amber, had her hair cut by Holy Corner Salon Director, Amber Swift and donated it to the charity. Along with other donations, her beautiful hair will be used by The Little Princess Trust to help make real hair wigs for cancer patients.

    Hair 4 U

    Hair4U was launched in 2007 to provide free real hair wigs for children and young people who have experienced hair loss as a result of cancer. The Teenage Cancer Trust supported the cause for more than a decade and, this year, handed over the reins to The Little Princess Trust.

    We are thrilled to have found such an esteemed and experienced partner in The Little Princess Trust”, says Jason Miller, Joint Managing Direct at Charlie Miller. “This will help continue the fantastic service that Teenage Cancer Trust, Charlie Miller and all the participating Salons* throughout the UK, have provided since 2007.’

    Phil Brace who is Chief Executive at The Little Princess Trust says: ‘We are so honoured to be collaborating with Charlie Miller. Our Trust has long-admired the project and we are looking forward to continuing the wonderful work started by Charlie Miller and Teenage Cancer Trust.’

    Dawn Crosby, Interim Head of Regional Services, Teenage Cancer Trust says: ‘After more than a decade of working with Charlie Miller to provide real hair wigs to young people through the Hair4U project, we are delighted to hand over the reins to The Little Princess Trust. We believe it is the perfect partner to continue this amazing work.’

    Wig cutting specialist Cat Nicholson (centre) meets Little Princess Trust Team members

    Other participating salons involved in the Hair4U project include Aesthetics (Solihull, Henley), Alan Edwards (Glasgow), Andrew Collinge (Liverpool), Cutting Room Creative (Leeds), Errol Douglas (London), Haringtons (Southampton, Winchester), Hooker & Young (Wynyard, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne), Ishoka (Aberdeen), Ken Picton Salon (Cardiff), Lewis Moore (Sutton Coldfield), Mark Hill (Hull), McIntyre’s (Dundee), Migele Experience (Kirkcaldy), Rainbow Room International (Glasgow, Stirling), Russell Eaton Lifestyle Salon (Leeds) and The Hairbank (Manchester).

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