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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.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Autumn Hair Inspiration

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    Autumn is officially upon us and that means one thing, autumn hair…so we’ve rounded up our favourite shades to try this season.

    At Charlie Miller we tailor a shade to suit your complexion, eye colour and lifestyle. During your consultation we’ll discuss how to achieve the colour you’re aiming for and how we’ll work to protect your hair during the process, but for now here’s some of our favourite shades.

    Our Autumn Hair Inspiration

    Warm Balayage

    This gorgeous soft balayage look is perfect for enhancing warmer tones.
    Try changing things up by asking your stylist to add in lighter or darker pieces, depending on your current colour.

    Autumn hair inspiration - copper
    Copper

    Opt for a soft copper this autumn. It provides a pop of colour whilst remaining light enough to make it a very wearable, everyday shade.

    Autumn hair inspiration - pink balayage

    Pop of Pink

    Be bold and dip into some colour. This balayage placement of colour makes it a low-maintenance style for those who want to experiment with colour but don’t want to colour their hair every 4 weeks. It’s a win win!

    Rich Mahogany

    The perfect shade to complement most skin tones. A rich mahogany with warm, caramel highlights – the perfect autumn hair combination. The caramel highlights will provide a youthful glow and create some added warmth.

    Autumn hair inspiration - plum
    Plum

    This is the perfect shade for a frosty autumn atmosphere. The shade falls right between a cool and a warm tone, making it the perfect shade for those with an olive skin tone.

    These gorgeous styles are all inspired by autumnal colours and are perfect for transitioning away from summer tones. What autumn shade is your favourite? Join us over on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and let us know!

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  6. 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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  7. 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

    To find out more about the Scrummi towels we use in our salons click here. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up with all things hair!

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  8. My Client and Me: Rebecca and Elle

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    A strong client-stylist relationship is always at the forefront of our goals, besides great hair of course! Stafford Street Salon Manager, Elle Craik and her client, Rebecca Brown are the perfect example of this.

       

    Rebecca says:

    “I discovered Elle more than 10 years ago when there was a salon within Harvey Nichols. From day one she was so friendly and put me at ease. To feel relaxed in her company is just great.

    She is such an artist and every style she does for me is brill. And, as for the hair colour; it’s exceptional!

    Charlie Miller is about relaxation and feeling confident in all its expertise.”

    Stafford Street Salon Manager, Elle Craik

    Elle is the L’Oréal colour specialist within our Stafford Street Salon, which is one of the most comprehensive colouring qualifications in hairdressing. She prides herself on providing customers with styles to complement their daily lives, which is especially true for Rebecca. Here’s what Elle has to say about their relationship:

    “Rebecca is warm, caring, and loveable, and everyone in the salon adores her!

    She likes her colour to look like pale marmalade and is very versatile with her style which she likes to leave to me.

    I’ll often base Rebecca’s look on where she is going as she is often out enjoying life with her husband either at the bowling, the club or the pub quiz.”

    Our Client Promise

    When you first enter our salons, our staff begin building a relationship with you from the outset. It’s important that we understand you as a person so we can get an idea of your style and your daily life. We factor these into the creative process to ensure we create the best look for you!

    What do you love about your stylist? Let us know in the comments over on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

     

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  9. My Client and Me: Salon Stylists

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    Charlie Miller: My Client and MeCharlie Miller Blow Dry Charlie Miller Hair styling

    Building a relationship with our clients is just as important as learning the skills it takes to become a hairdresser. After all, a good stylist can last a lifetime for a client and at Charlie Miller, we strive to make sure our stylists do exactly that.

    Two salon stylists, Joanna Drummond and Casey Thomson, have been with Charlie Miller for just over 5 years. During their time here, they’ve built strong relationships with every one of their clients, helping them to achieve a look which is right for them.

    Read on to see what their clients say about them!

    Joanna Drummond styling her client at Charlie Miller

     

    When Joanna met Joanna!

    Joanna Goddard on her stylist, Joanna:

    “I discovered Joanna when she was looking for support during training and needed models to train. I’ve been a client ever since! 

    Joanna is caring and is dedicated to giving me the perfect look. Her sense of style enables her to create haircuts that suit the person no matter their age! Having my hair done at Charlie Miller is so relaxing and I always leave feeling re-energised.”

    Joanna says:

    “I first styled Joanna’s hair when I started my training at Charlie Miller. I’ve actually known her since I was a little girl and always look forward to a catch up in the salon when she comes in.

    We’ve been on a journey with Joanna’s hair and have been maintaining a one-length bob for about a year. We have also been going gradually lighter with her colour! I especially love styling Joanna’s hair for all the black-tie do’s she attends!”

     

     

    Casey Thomson styling her client at Charlie MillerWhen Millie met Casey!

    Millie Darling on her stylist, Casey Thomson:

    “I’ve been a client in the salon for the past 6 years and first booked an appointment with Casey in October last year.
    My appointments are very relaxing, and I love chatting with the staff in the salon.

    Casey is talented, funny, gorgeous and very passionate about her work.”

    Casey says:

    “Millie is a student and became my client when another stylist left. I started to style and blow-dry her hair for a few parties. She sports a classic style and always looks stylish.

    Millie is so lovely and kind. We have great chats every time she comes in.”

     

    Cut and colour appointments can be made with Joanna at Frederick Street salon and South St Andrew Street with Casey. They look forward to welcoming you to the salon soon!

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  10. Graduation Hair: Our 2019 Top Picks

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    Graduation is one of the most memorable days of your life (thanks to the never-ending family snaps) so make sure your graduation hair is picture perfect.

    Our Charlie Miller stylists have created 4 graduation hairstyles for all hair types. Whether you have straight, wavy, long or short hair, we’ve covered it all.

    Check them out:

    Graduation hairstyle for long or short hair

    1. Hairstyle for long or short hair

    This sleek style is perfect for those with straight hair. Simple and elegant, this style is relatively low-maintenance and will stay looking great long into the evening. To make sure your hair is extra smooth and shiny, we like to use Charlie Miller Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner before styling.

    Graduation hairstyle for long hair

    2. Hairstyle for long hair

    This boho-inspired style is perfect for those with long, wavy hair. This style ensures hair stays in place and looks freshly styled all day.

    Graduation hairstyle for short hair

    3. Hairstyle for short hair

    This updo works great for those wanting to show off their dress. The style has just the right amount of elegance, while staying neatly in place and off the shoulders. We love to use the Charlie Miller Volume Shampoo and Conditioner to give the hair body and fullness.

    Hairstyles to suit a graduation cap

    4. Hairstyles to suit a graduation cap

    This braided updo is perfect for the summer months. As a bonus, it also works well for those styling it with a graduation cap.

    Our favourite styles give a summery feel, with braids and waves being a consistent theme. Take any of the above styles and make them your own or book an appointment at one of Charlie Miller’s Edinburgh hair salons and let us help get a style to suit you!

    Charlie Miller welcomes students to enjoy 30% off cut and colour appointments. Discount valid Monday-Thursday with a Graduate or Salon Stylist and Salon Technician. Excludes the months of February and December. For full T&Cs, click here.

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  11. My Client and Me: Linda and Hannah

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    As Linda and Hannah celebrate a decade of a successful client and stylist partnership. They reflect on why their relationship works and what they love about one another!

    Linda says:

    “I discovered Hannah when she took over from my previous colour stylist at Charlie Miller. Although Hannah has been colouring my hair for the last 9 years, I have my hair styled and cut by India.  

    I’ve been a client at Charlie Miller for about 20 years.  In 1998 I moved from the south of England (where I had been to Molton Brown and Michael John in London,) to Cumbria and until 2010 used to come up from the Lake District every 6 weeks to Charlie Miller for cut and colour.  From 2010 I’ve lived in Edinburgh and Peebles which makes visits much easier!

    Hannah’s attention to detail is superb yet she’s always keen to exchange news about what’s happening in her life and mine. Hannah is warm, friendly and very professional. My favourite thing about having my hair done is enjoying the friendly atmosphere and knowing I will leave the salon looking better than when I arrived!”

    Hannah on styling Linda’s Hair:

    “I feel I have a lovely relationship with Linda and look forward to her visits. She is stylish, glamorous and elegant. I always love hearing what she has been up to! I have been styling Linda’s hair for 10 years and while we have kept the colour of her hair similar, we’ve changed up the style!”

    Appointments with Hannah can be booked online or by calling our Frederick Street salon. We look forward to welcoming you to the salon soon.

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  12. My Client and Me: John and Miriam

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    John Denholm has been a client of Charlie Miller for more than 4 decades! Having first had his hair cut by our founder Charlie Miller, John’s permanent stylist now is Miriam from our Ocean Terminal salon.

    Meet Client, John and Stylist, Miriam!

    John on Miriam and why he keeps coming back:

    “I have been a client at Charlie Miller for over 40 years now and discovered Miriam when I tried the Ocean Terminal salon upon it’s opening in 2005.

    Miriam is friendly and professional. She has consistently given me good results over the years …despite me give her less to work with! Miriam can run a 10k race in less than an hour, proving you can combine artistry with sporting prowess!”

    Miriam says:

    “John was one of Charlie’s clients before I started cutting his hair. He is always keen to try new styles whenever I suggest them. John is smart, professional and always has interesting conversations! I always enjoy our chat.”

    Appointments with Miriam can be booked online or by calling our Ocean Terminal salon. We look forward to welcoming you to the salon soon.

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  13. My Client and Me: Lynsey and Iain

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    Lynsey has been Iain’s go-to-stylist at our Frederick Street salon for over 5 years now! Read below their secret to a successful client/stylist relationship.

    Meet Iain and Lynsey

    Iain about Lynsey:

    ‘I discovered Lynsey by chance by booking into Fredrick Street about five years ago and she gave me such a good cut that she’s been cutting my hair since. My favourite thing about having my hair done at Charlie Miller is knowing that I’ll have a great experience:  great welcome, nice people and a great haircut by the time I leave.

    Lynsey has a fantastic, warm personality, is great at her job and we always have a laugh when I’m in. She is professional, bubbly and smart.’

    Lynsey says:

    ‘Iain is successful, witty and generous and the owner of Arbikie, the company that supplies our gin to the salon. He is super successful in his field and so down to earth. I enjoy his visit every 5 weeks as we have a good giggle and cover a lot of topics one being his gin – which I love!’

    Lynsey on being Iain’s Stylist :‘I first cut Iain’s hair about 5 years ago. We have since built up a mutual understanding of each other’s sense of humour and the time has flown by. Iain’s cut had changed over the years from a classic gent to more short and tailored. Sometimes his parting will change but that’s not normally his choice, it occurs with too much blethering.’

    Appointments with Lynsey can be booked online or by calling our Frederick Street salon. We look forward to welcoming you to the salon soon.

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  14. Embracing Your Grey?

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    Ever considered going grey?

    In the recently relaunched Sunday Post P.S. Magazine, Jason Miller shares his advice on how to embrace your natural grey.

    Going grey in style

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  15. Awards 2018

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    The glamour of Charlie Miller graced Edinburgh this week at our annual Achievement Awards ceremony.

    This year, the 19th Charlie Miller Awards, were held at the Kimpton Hotel on Charlotte Square where guests enjoyed delicious food and excellent hospitality. Attending the event with 100+ staff and management were our founders Charlie & Janet Miller along with guests from Kérastase, L’Oréal and We Are Hair & Beauty.

    In addition to the celebrations, the night was all about having fun! Games such as Play Your Cards Right and Hit or Miss were woven throughout the ceremony and played by all attendees. Staff also participated in tombola comprising of wonderful gifts from local Edinburgh businesses such as:

    The Balmoral, Fox & Co, Di Maggio, Chamomile Sanctuary, Glam Candy, Hard Rock Cafe, PAINT Hair & Nails, Honeycomb & Co., Lauren Gollan Makeup,  Radisson Collection, Paper Tiger, Mimi’s Bakehouse, Ocean Terminal, One Spa, Kimpton Hotel, Scran & Scallie, Pickering’s Gin, The Glasshouse, Wildflowers, Fazenda, Gusto and All About Eve.

    Compered by radio presenter and event host, Grant Stott, the evening culminated in high excitement and rapturous applause on the announcement and presentation of 24 Charlie Miller Achievement Awards.

    The  ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS are:

    Rosslyn Orr, Outstanding Hairdresser of the Year

    Rebecca Fairclough, Trainee of the Year Stafford Street

    Ria Taylor, Trainee of the Year South St Andrew Street

    Demi Colligan, Trainee of the Year Frederick Street

    Megan MacColl, Trainee of the Year Ocean Terminal

    Ellie Gilhooley, Trainee of the Year Holy Corner

    Rachel Grayson, 3rd Year Trainee of the Year

    Ria Taylor, Trainee Competition Winner Group B

    Demi Colligan, Trainee Competition Winner Group A

    Natalie Cole, Retail Salesperson of the Year

    Denise Brown, Receptionist of the Year

    Natalie Cole, Treatment Salesperson of the Year

    80+Club Winners (Client Retention) : Corry Riley, Elle Craik, Karen Kennedy, Leigh Forrest, Lorraine McDiarmid, Rosy Kenny, Karyn Holloway, Laura Wyles, Michelle Baigan, Nicola McGuire, Richard Beggs,  Rosslyn Orr, Hayley Dallas, Hannah Lennon, Lynsey Wilson, Natalie Cole, Karen Jones, Tammy Neillings, Amber Swift, Lisa Allen, Steven Suckling & Lauren Tait 

    Yvonne Blyth, Janet Miller Award

    Joanna Drummond, Graduate Stylist of the Year

    Carla McGuire, Salon Stylist of the Year

    Philip Michie, Senior Stylist of the Year

    Nicola McGuire, Head Stylist of the Year

    Karen Kennedy, Senior Head Stylist of the Year

    Neil Purves, Men’s Stylist of the Year

    Philip Michie, Salon Technician of the Year

    Hayley Dallas, Senior Technician of the Year

    Rosslyn Orr, Head Technician of the Year

    Well done to our wonderful team!

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  16. Fashion Week 2019 Hair Trends

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    Upon the closing of Paris Fashion Week, we are reflecting on all things hair.

    Fashion Weeks, as always, have succeeded in gathering global attention. At Charlie Miller, however, it is the hair that takes centre stage.

    Our Stylists have selected their favourite hair trends from Fashion Week which they have adapted for everyday, wearable hair!

     

    Sleek Criss-cross Low Ponytail – Matthew Koma

    Charlie Miller Fashion Week Hair

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    60’s Inspired Ponytail -GCDS

    Charlie Miller 60s Fashion Week Hairstyle

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Messy Bun – Brock Collection

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    Distressed Ponytail – Cassey Gan

    Fashion Week Distressed Bun

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  17. Red Carpet Season Highlights 2019

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    This month our Stylists have been inspired by the glamour of Awards Season.

    As expected, the trends vary from one awards show to the next. The BAFTA attendees sported sleek looks compared to those at the Grammy’s where volume was in vogue for the night proving, as always, the red carpet is unpredictable yet never disappoints.

    Graduate stylist Rowan from our Stafford Street branch has recreated her favourite looks. Which style is your favourite?

    BAFTAS

    Amy Adams – The Sleek Pony

    Award Season Sleek Ponytail Look

     

    Thandie Newton – Slick & Straight

    Sleek and straight hairstyle

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    GRAMMYS

    Eve – Half Up & Curly

    Awards half up half down look

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Miley Cyrus – Waves

    Miley Cyrus wavy hair look

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  18. Breaking down Balayage

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    Balayage is a trend here to stay. It’s the perfect mix having a WOW hair colour whilst ensuring your style looks effortless.

    This week we’ve been chatting to Holy Corner’s queen of balayage, our very own Senior Stylist and Salon Technician Carla. In this Q&A, Carla addresses frequently asked questions and common misconceptions of the colouring technique.

    Why do you think balayage is so popular? 

    Balayage is the most asked about style, personally I think it’s because you can achieve so many different tones and add extra impact to your hair style. It’s also all over Instagram!

    I also think regrowth is a main factor; clients often believe that because part of the look is a soft root, it means less maintenance – this is not the case!

    How often do you recommend maintenance? 

    Like all colouring services I’d say 8/10 weeks is perfect to keep the blonde fresh.

    Everyone stretches maintenance as they think it doesn’t matter but, on certain styles, brassy tones will occur and some balayage techniques require a toner in between. Being aware of this extra commitment is a must.

    What is the difference in techniques between highlights and balayage? 

    Highlights, balayage and baby lights (delicate highlights created using a fine colour technique to achieve subtle dimensions to your hair. An up and coming trend!) are often mixed up.

    The most stand-out difference with balayage compared to the other techniques is the seamless blend from root to tip!

    Balayage is very bespoke to each clients preference and is all down to how much shadow or depth of root they want! Consultation is key to see if it’s the right technique for you.

    How long does your hair have to be? 

    No set lengths as such, certain styled bobs to long hair are where you see the main techniques best. Clients often find their inspiration from Instagram and Pinterest.

    How important do you think bespoke colour placement is?

    Placement is key! Fine placement always wins for a softer more natural effect, dreamy for face framing!!

    Charlie Miller's Senior Stylist and Salon Technician

    Bespoke colour services, including balayage, will require a consultation first so pop in and check it out with any one of our experienced and skilled stylists. To book all other services, you can simply book online here or call your preferred salon.

    Please note that all colour services require a patch test 48 hours prior to your first colour appointment with us.

     

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  19. Introducing Joanna Kleszcz-Czarnecka!

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    The lovely Joanna Kleszcz-Czarnecka, our only bilingual hairdresser, is originally from Poland and decided to pursue her dream career after moving to Edinburgh.

    Based at Charlie Miller Ocean Terminal, Joanna joined the team in 2018 and here she describes her journey so far:

    “Hairdressing has always fascinated me. My grandfather was a hairdresser and my mum’s best friend had a hair salon in where I spent a lot of time and observed her creative work. When I met my future husband it turned out that half of his family were hairdressers too and so I decided that this was a sign to take up education in this profession and fulfil my passion.”

    “Fryzjerstwo fascynowało mnie od zawsze. Mój dziadek był fryzjerem, a najlepsza przyjaciółka mojej mamy miała salon fryzjerski, w którym spędzalam dużo czasu i obserwowałam jej pracę. Kiedy poznałam mojego przyszłego męża, okazało się, że połowa jego rodziny pracuje jako fryzjerzy, więc zdecydowałam, że jest to znak do podjęcia nauki w tym zawodzie i spełnienia mojej pasji.”

    “When I graduated from University in Poland almost 15 years ago I decided to come to Edinburgh. After a few years of studying Art I finally gathered the confidence to start my dream of being a hairdresser. I studied hairdressing at Edinburgh College where I gained an HNC in Hairdressing with a Grade A. During my studies I worked in several Edinburgh salons, I also used to return to Poland during the holidays and study private hairdressing courses. I have also worked as a hairdresser in a care home which was very rewarding. I joined Charlie Miller team in Ocean Terminal in April 2018.”

    “Kiedy ukończyłam Uniwersytet w Polsce prawie 15 lat temu postanowiłam przyjechać do Edynburga. Po kilku latach studiowania sztuki w końcu nabrałam pewności siebie, aby spełnić moje marzenie o byciu fryzjerem. Studiowałam fryzjerstwo w Edinburgh College, gdzie zdobyłam HNC w fryzjerstwie z wyroznieniem. Podczas studiów pracowałam w kilku salonach w Edynburgu, w czasie wakacji również wracałam do Polski na prywatne kursy fryzjerskie. Pracowałam takze jako fryzjer w domu opieki, co było bardzo satysfakcjonujące. Dołączyłam do zespołu Charliego Millera w Ocean Terminal w kwietniu 2018 roku.”

    “My greatest passion is cutting and put ups, I love being a hairdresser. I really enjoy working in the salon – each day is different and never boring mainly thanks to the various client who come through the door. Outside of work my favourite things are art, music, films and spending time with my 8 year old son Casper.”

    “Uwielbiam być fryzjerka, moją największą pasją jest strzyzenie i upiecia. Lubię pracować w salonie – każdy dzień jest inny i nigdy nudny, głównie dzięki różnym klientom, którzy nas odwiedzaja. Poza pracą moje hobby to sztuka, muzyka, filmy i spędzanie czasu z moim 8-letnim synem Casperem”.

    You can book online with Joanna by selecting our Ocean Terminal salon or by calling 0131 555 1711

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  20. Charlie Miller Haircare

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    Charlie Miller Haircare was launched at the end of 2018. A year in the making, this fabulous range embodies the luxury feel of the Charlie Miller experience.

    Charlie Miller Haircare sulphate free and paraben free shampoos and conditioners

    Sulphate and paraben-free the shampoos are specifically formulated with Jasmine Extract, Organic Calendula Flower Extract and Organic Sage Oil to help lock in moisture, soothe a dry and flaking scalp and encourage new hair growth, whilst promoting healthy hair.

    Launching with 3 shampoos and 2 conditioners (Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner and Silver Shampoo) the range also reveals a refreshing floral fragrance with clean top notes of green tea, orange and lemon combined with soft jasmine, rose and lily, gentle herbs, musk and oakmoss.

    The journey is a dream come true for Joint Managing Directors and brothers, Jason and Joshua Miller and Jason’s wife and Director, India Miller. “We are truly excited to be launching our haircare range. Having worked in the industry and in haircare for more than 35 years we knew what we wanted to create. We are absolutely delighted with the integrity and results of these products. Watch this space; there’s more to come!”

    Jasmine Extract:

    • Jasmine oil contains moisturising properties to prevent hair breakage and can lock in moisture, hydrate dry hair, and tame frizz.
    • The oil is light and able to penetrate the hair shaft and cuticle to deeply conditions. It also maintains your natural moisture and elasticity.
    • A natural antiseptic, it purifies the scalp of bacteria and build-up.
    • The natural healing properties found in jasmine oil work to eliminate and reduce the possibility of infections and scalp conditions such as dandruff. Additionally, it can soothe your scalp.

    Organic Calendula Flower Extract:

    • Is an anti-inflammatory and antiviral type of plant, of which the most commonly known plant is the marigold.
    • The oil can soothe the scalp and reduce the appearance of dandruff.
    • Regular application of calendula extract hydrates the scalp and soothes dry, flaky skin.
    • Calendula oil regenerates the follicles in your hair, increasing hair growth and providing a luscious head of hair.

    Organic Sage Oil:

    • The name Sage comes from the Latin word ‘salvare’ meaning to save or heal.
    • It is rich in Calcium and Vitamin A, Vitamin C and B-Vitamins. It protects your skin against the assault of free radicals and aids in daily cell regeneration.
    • Sage contains beta-sitosterol, a 5-alpha reductase compound, found to be effective in treating male pattern baldness.
    • It is particularly effective in encouraging new hair growth and can also help reduce dandruff and prevent clogged hair follicles too.

    Available online here, or in all 5 salons! Pop in today to discuss the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type.

     

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