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  1. 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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  2. 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.

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    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.

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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Going Blonde? Here’s Everything You Should Know!

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    From blonde hair tips to finding the correct shade, we cover it all…

    Going blonde is like a step into the unknown for many, but we’re here to assure you that bleaching your hair is NOT as scary as it seems. Many of our clients have a long list of questions such as; Will it suit me? How long will it take? Will it destroy my hair? So we’ve created this guide to tell you everything you need to know before reaching for the bleach.

    Will going blonde destroy my hair?

    Not if it’s done right! Many of our staff are L’Oréal Colour Specialists, which is one of the most comprehensive colouring qualifications within hairdressing. Our colourists are therefore highly skilled in ensuring the health and integrity of your hair during the colouring process so you can rest assured your hair is in the best hands.

    We use a variety of products to maintain the hair’s moisture and to prevent breakage. We always recommend using a Smartbond treatment when having your hair coloured. This is a unique bond strengthening system that protects and strengthens the hair during colour services and especially when lightening. This will maintain the integrity of your hair when putting it through a chemical process. We also recommend a Kérastase Fusio-Dose treatment. These are tailored to each client and are prescribed to suit your specific hair needs. This treatment can help with dry, dull and damaged hair, hair prone to frizz and much more. Click here to see the full range.

    Will blonde suit me?
    Going Blonde Edinburgh Hairdressers Going Blonde Warmer Tone Going blonde Icy Tone

    Before you embark on a new colour, make sure you have the right shade to suit you! We provide a full consultation before your appointment, during which our colourists will help you decide on a shade to suit your complexion, but for now here’s a quick guide to look at before your appointment:

    • For those with cooler skin tones (pale or pinky in tone) then go for a cooler, icy-toned blonde. We recommend either, ash, beige or a baby blonde shade.
    • For those with warmer skin tones, match with a warmer blonde shade. We recommend either a gold, buttery or caramel colour.
    • For those with neutral skin tones…well you’re lucky enough to suit either!

    How long will it take to reach my desired colour?

    This all depends on the shade of blonde you’re aiming to achieve and how dark your hair currently is. If you have what we call virgin hair (never been coloured) this takes about 3 hours for a full head tint. This style requires regular maintenance, about every 6 weeks.

    For a lower maintenance style, we recommend adding lighter pieces to your hair. Highlights and balayage are great options to achieve a multi-tonal look. Check out some of our colour transformations below:

    Going blonde

    Full Head Tint: Achieved in just one application! L’Oréal’s Blonde Studio 9 Levels is now in salon. It lifts hair up to 9 levels lighter and has more protection due to the oil-based formula. Add a Smartbond treatment for extra protection and leave your hair strong, healthy and shiny.

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    Blonde Balayage: Instead of opting for a full head tint, create a soft transition by choosing balayage. This style requires less maintenance yet still achieves that blonde look.

    How to keep blonde hair looking like new?

    A blonde’s worst nightmare? Dare we say it…Brassy hair!

    Blonde hair needs to be looked after. Factors like the environment, weather, styling tools and using the wrong products can all damage your blonde hair. The solution? Silver shampoo!

    We offer a silverising shampoo specially formulated to give professional results to neutralise and remove yellow tones in highlighted, bleached or grey hair. Click here to get your bottle of Charlie Miller Silver Shampoo.

    Book your colour appointment either online or by calling your preferred salon. You can find all our salon numbers by clicking here.

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  6. My Client and Me: Salon Stylists

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    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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.

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  11. 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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  12. 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

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    60’s Inspired Ponytail -GCDS

    Charlie Miller 60s Fashion Week Hairstyle

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Messy Bun – Brock Collection

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    Distressed Ponytail – Cassey Gan

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  13. 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

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    GRAMMYS

    Eve – Half Up & Curly

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    Miley Cyrus – Waves

    Miley Cyrus wavy hair look

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Graduation 2018

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    Our fabulous Charlie Miller stylists graduate in style and celebrate their hard work and achievements!

     

    Charlie Miller staff from across the salons were invited to an evening of recognition to celebrate and applaud team members who had graduated from trainee to stylist.

    A company first, the inaugural graduation ceremony was held at the King Khalid Auditorium in Edinburgh’s Surgeon’s Hall where all 5 salons came together along with invited guests to share in individual successes.

    Proud family members and salon teams added to the atmosphere in the room as each Graduate Stylist was met with a huge round of cheer and applause when called upon to collect their certificate from their salon manager!

    Before achieving Graduate Stylist status, trainees must complete and pass the highly-regarded 3-year Charlie Miller Training Programme in cutting and styling, colour and customer service. We believe this is something worth celebrating!

    Our graduation evening had an amazing family feel with an exciting buzz” commented, Jason Miller, Joint Managing Director. “It was lovely to see how people have grown and developed in their craft and as individuals.  The graduation night provided a real sense of achievement for those stylists involved and we hope this will inspire others to have belief in what they can achieve. Hopefully we have created a further hunger for development and learning. There is excitement now and for others in the future”.

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  18. My Stylist & Me Exhibition

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    This year we have teamed up with Ocean Terminal shopping centre to celebrate the relationships we enjoy with our clients, depicted through an exhibition: My Stylist & Me’.

    At Charlie Miller, we believe the relationship between clients and stylists is at the heart of our business. Moreover, each relationship is unique which became even more apparent through working on this real-life photo exhibition. Visit the exhibition, which runs until the end of January, and you can also enter our monthly competition to win a Cut & Colour.

      

    Behind the Scenes

    Each participating stylist invited one of their clients to come into salon to take part in a photo shoot. Client’s had their hair styled and make-up applied for the photograph. To complete the project, clients and stylists answered questions about their relationship.

    In the photographs, you get a feel for how much effort our team put in to making this a magical experience and an even better result!

    We hope you love the exhibition as much as we do!

    The exhibition is live until January 2019 and you can view the gallery by visiting Ocean Terminal shopping centre:

    My Stylist & Me Exhibition
    The Image Collective Gallery
    Management Suite, 2nd Floor
    Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre
    Leith
    EH6 6JJ

    COMPETITION!

    In celebration of My Stylist & Me, we are also running a prize draw to win a CUT & COLOUR appointment at the Ocean Terminal salon. Entries can be made at the exhibition venue stated above.

    Two winners will be chosen at random and announced on 28th December and again on 31st January. GOOD LUCK!

    Terms and Conditions
    • This prize is open to everyone aged 16 or over.
    • This prize draw is in no way endorsed by Facebook or Instagram.
    •  Voucher valid until 29th July 2019, excluding weekends and February 2019.
    •  Cut & colour with Joanna from Charlie Miller Ocean Terminal.

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  19. Hair Biz Australia Shares Our Story

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    A new photographic collection by Natalie Cole and Jason Miller recently sparked international attention.  Kym Krey, Editor of Hair Biz Magazine, Australia published this international feature on the company’s 50+ years. It makes for some amazing reading:

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  20. Happy Birthday Ocean Terminal and Holy Corner

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    Ocean Terminal Reaches its Teens whilst Holy Corner Turns 8 – Happy birthday!

    This week we are celebrating the joint birthday of our two youngest salons! Ocean Terminal (13) and Holy Corner (8) both opened at the beginning of November in their respective years.

    Since launching, the salons have grown existing talent and trained up new stylists through the Charlie Miller trainee programme. Moreover, they are home to stylists who have worked with and have been celebrated by L’Oréal Professionnel; Ocean Terminal’s Tammy was a finalist in this year’s Colour Trophy and Holy Corner’s Amber has recently been invited to London to work on a colour filming session. There is a lot to celebrate!

    In honour of this joint celebration, we want to use this opportunity for you to get to know our Ocean Terminal and Holy Corner teams better.

    Below, our stylists give an insight into all thing’s hair: their personal inspirations, favourite trends and, most importantly, reveal some of their most important tips.

    OCEAN TERMINAL

    Who is your celebrity hair inspiration and why?

     

    What is an important tip you give to your client for at home hair care?

     

    What is your favourite product?

      

    HOLY CORNER

    Over the years, what has been your favourite hair trend?

    What is your favourite heat tool?

     

    What is your favourite thing about being a stylist?

    Don’t forget to enter our DOUBLE birthday giveaway on social media! To celebrate, we are giving TWO people the chance to win a cut and colour appointment!

    To enter:

    1. Like the Charlie Miller page on social media
    2. Like the Post
    3. Tag a friend

    Terms and Conditions
    • This prize is open to everyone aged 16 or over.
    • The lucky winner will be randomly selected and announced on social media on 15th November.
    • This prize draw is in no way endorsed by Facebook or Instagram.

    GOOD LUCK!

    Check our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for competitions, news and giveaways.

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