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  1. Winter Haircare: How To Keep Your Hair Happy

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    If, like us, you are an avid reader of Hood Magazine, you will have seen our ‘Healthy Hair MOT’ feature in the winter 2020 issue. The first few months of the year can be challenging for us all, which is all the more reason to invest a little bit more time on self-care. We know that great hair has the power to transform how you feel, so here are some top tips for keeping your hair feeling its best no matter how gloomy it is outside.

    1. Ditch the sulphates

    By now, you have probably heard that sulphate is a four-letter word in the hairdressing industry. Sulphates in products strip beneficial oils from your hair. More than any other time of the year, during winter it is crucial to ensure that your products are meeting your hair needs correctly. Look out for shampoos and conditioners which heal and protect your hair and remember that moisturising formulas are essential in the colder months. Top tip: treat yourself to an overnight hair mask or treatment once a week. Let the product work its magic overnight and you will wake up feeling wonderful.

    2. Turn down the heat

    Extreme changes in temperature can also contribute to dryness. It can be all too tempting to have a boiling hot shower during the winter months, but this can be extremely damaging for your scalp and will strip it of moisture. Instead, keep your showers luke-warm and try not to stay in too long (we know that is a challenge)!

    3. Avoid harsh up-dos

    We’ve all experienced that pain when taking out a tight up-do – ouch. Try to avoid placing too much pressure on your hair and scalp by opting for looser styles and wearing your hair at different heights every day. Hair bobbles are a major cause of daily hair damage, so opt for an invisibobble to avoid snagging and unwanted breakage.

    4. Get regular trims

    We might be biased, but you should never underestimate the power of a good haircut. Ditch those dry ends. We recommend you get your hair chopped every 6-8 weeks to maintain hair health. Trimming your hair regularly will get rid of thinning and fragile worn-out ends. Remember, their condition will only worsen over time. Getting regular trims will avoid your stylist having to take more drastic action when they are beyond repair.

    5. Have a look in the fridge

    Your hair’s health is often a reflection of your overall health. Good hair starts in the kitchen. We recommend nutrient-dense foods which are rich in vitamin C, A, E and iron. Fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts and cereals, and meat and fish are a good place to start. Also, hydration is key. Make sure you are drinking at least 2 litres of water a day – no excuses.

    6. Give it a break

    Try and limit how often you are washing your hair throughout the winter months. Most of us wash our hair much more regularly than we need to. Leaving a little bit more time between washes allows your hair and scalp to keep their natural oils intact. Less washing also inevitably means less heat through blow drying and styling. When you do wash your hair, use a great heat protectant and follow-up with a powerful leave-in conditioning product. Finally, make sure you blow dry thoroughly, as letting wet hair dry in cold conditions can cause it to become brittle and dull.

    Out top products for winter haircare:

    Charlie Miller Hydrate Shampoo

    Charlie Miller Hydrate Conditioner

    Charlie Miller Gloss Oil

    Shop our full range of Charlie Miller haircare here.

    Read Hood Magazine online here.

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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

    Created by Rachel at Holy Corner
    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

    Created by Sophie at South St Andrew Street
    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

    Created by Nicole at Ocean Terminal
    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

    Created by Stacey at Holy Corner
    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

    Created by Claire at Ocean Terminal
    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. 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.

    Balayage edinburgh hairdressers

    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 6 Graduation Hairstyles for any hair length

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    Graduation Hair Inspiration

    If you’re totally stumped on how to wear your hair for your graduation photos,  here are some hair do’s that will be sure to impress on the big day!

    1. The Picture Perfect Style

    Work with your natural hair and find the style that suits you and your hair type perfectly. Creating curls is a way of achieving a style that naturally looks simple yet elegant.

    2.The Crown Braid

    Just like with long hair, a braid can be a way of achieving a look that is both practical and pretty for short hair. A crown braid that is half up half down is especially flattering for short hair cuts as it adds volume.

     

    3. The Elegant Bun

    If you would like something a little bit more formal then the elegant bun, is a way to take it a step up. It’ll look gorgeous in photos with or sans cap, plus it’ll hold up nicely for celebratory post shoot, drinks and dinner!

     

    4. The Braid

     

    If your graduation day is forecast to be windy that brings the danger of loose wavy hair styles ending up in front of your face.  A braid can be an easy option to have your hair out of the way but still looking gorgeous. It won’t bother you when you are taking pictures or dancing the night away!

    5. The Half Up Half Down

    If a full braid seems a bit like too much commitment a half up half down style might be the one for you. Your hair will be out of your way but having the other part of your hair half down, it will still frame your face.

     

    6. Beachy Waves and Loose Curls

     

     

     

    Lastly whether your hair is long, short, fine or thick loose curls or beachy waves suit almost any hair type. Just make sure to use hairspray to fix your curls in place!

    And if you are still stuck, why not come in and have a chat with one of our stylist? They’ll be sure to advise you on what style will suit you best.

    If you would like an appointment simply book online. 

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  16. HRH The Princess Royal

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    We were delighted and honoured to welcome HRH The Princess Royal on a visit to our salon and Training Academy at Holy Corner where she unveiled a plaque to commemorate our 50 years in business. The Princess Royal spent an hour meeting with Directors, Managers, Assistant Managers and over 40 other team members. These were from across the salons as well as a number of our longest-serving clients.

    During a reception HRH learned about our work with the ‘Hair 4 U’ project and Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT). She met with patients and nurses involved. She also met our 6 ‘Trainees of the Year’. These are hairdresser from our successful apprenticeship programme. They were able to demonstrate some of their cutting, colouring and styling skills.

    HRH finished her visit with a charitable donation to her Charities Trust along with a posy of flowers.

    Thanks also to STV News reporter Susan Ripoll and cameraman Colin for their coverage of the visit on STV News at Six.

    Photography by Phillip Dickson

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  17. We’re supporting The St John & the City Defibrillator Project

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    This week 17 defibrillators were installed on Edinburgh Trams as part of an ongoing project by the St John and the City Defibrillator Project to provide lifesaving devices throughout the City. Charlie Miller is delighted to be one of the first donor businesses to support this very worthy cause which also sees Edinburgh Trams as the first public transport organisation in the UK to have public access defibrillators (PADs) on all their fleet. Read the full story here http://bit.ly/2lRQ1gi

    Use of a defibrillator within three to five minutes of a cardiac arrest can increase survival rates by up to 75 per cent. Each one comes with a recorded message to explain how to use them.

    What is a defibrillator and when should it be used?

    • It is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall and should be used when someone is in cardiac arrest.
    • A cardiac arrest is when the heart stops pumping blood around the body. If someone has suddenly collapsed, is not breathing normally and is unresponsive, they are in cardiac arrest.
    • Defibrillators are now commonplace in public areas such as train stations, shopping centres, airports and leisure centres.
    • These defibrillators are often known as public access defibrillators (PAD) as anyone can use them in an emergency.
    • The British Heart Foundation says that you should not be afraid to use a defibrillator if someone has had a cardiac arrest.

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  18. Spellbound – Hair Collection by Natalie Cole

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    Spellbound is the name of the newest collection by Natalie Cole.

    She goes on to say that: “I believe in beautiful colour complementing a cut or final shape. The artistic potential in our industry is one of the most amazingly exciting attractions for me as a stylist. Forever being inspired, continually learning and maintaining that passion.”

    Delivering a strong sense of mystery Natalie Cole’s stunning hair collection ‘Spellbound’ reveals dark and moody images that cast a deep and mysterious spell. With a combination of textures and free-flowing movement these images draw you in illuminating their elegant shape, pleating and pastel colours.

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    Spellbound Team:

    Hair: Natalie Cole

    Photographer: David Frederick Avery

    Make-up Artist: Carrie Duffy at Lauren Gollan Make-up Academy

    Clothes Stylist: Ian Todd

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  19. Edinburgh’s Guide to Proposals with Rox & Charlie Miller

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    Edinburgh Proposals

    Proposals can be difficult, if you’d like to find somewhere special to ‘pop the question’ in Edinburgh we have just the guide!  ROX – Diamonds & Thrills’ Edinburgh Guide to Proposals is a map for jus where to go when you want to ask the big question. To top it all off it also has a guide on how  then look & feel fantastic on your wedding day. We’ve teamed up with ROX the award-winning George Street jeweller. The guide guide highlights some of Edinburgh’s finespropost locations to help you, your bride and your bridal party from proposal day right through to your wedding day.

    Enjoy your special day from start to finish with our experienced stylists, who will provide you with the highest standards of care and attention. Many of our award-winning stylists specialise in bridal hair where the constant focus is looking after you. During your trial and wedding day appointments the Charlie Miller team will cater to your every need with a caring heart whilst creating the perfect style for your big day. From cutting, colouring and highlighting to intricate put-ups, your priorities are ours as we create the image you desire, either in salon or at your preferred location.

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    Find out more by visiting your nearest Charlie Miller salon, talk to our talented team and experience the difference for yourself.

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