McGills Hairdressing May Newsletter

It’s May, can you bloody believe it?? Anyway summer is on the way (or meant to be) so lets start with creating the perfect beach waves.

Creating The Perfect ‘Beach Waves’.

There are lots of ways to create “Beach Waves” but we want to show you our favourite, with the wand. We also think its the easiest and most effective for you to create at home. Also, most of the tools needed, you will already have at home. We want to keep it simple, so these looks should take you no longer than 15 mins (get the stop watch ready) Here are James and Maya demonstrating how to get the “Perfect Beach Waves”. Leave a comment and let us know how helpful this was. We love to hear your feedback.

step 1 – put your parting in

step 2 – section the hair from ear to ear.

step 3 – apply  2 pumps of Davines Oi Oil to the hair to protect from the heat.

step 4 – start wrapping the hair around the wand.( 2-3 inches away from the root)

step 5 – continue this throughout this whole section

step 6 –  section the hair from temple to temple and repeat the process in step 4 ( top tip, always wrap hair around the wand away from your face when doing the front sections (anti clockwise).

step 7 – let all hair drop from the last section and repeat the process until complete.

step 8 – apply one pump of Davines Oi Oil to your hands and brush the hair through using your fingers. the oil helps to reduce any frizz created from combing it out and defines the curls. (top tip, don’t be scared to be rough, the rougher your are the beachier the wave.

step 9 – once all the hair is roughly brushed out apply Davines Medium Hold Hair Spray to complete your look and VOILA




Vote For Us!!

We have entered into the the SHABA awards (Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards) and we need your votes to help us win 🙂 the categories we have entered are:

  • Best Salon Design- We think its pretty cute
  • Best Colourist- Our colour queen, Maya
  • Best apprentice- the dynamic duo, Ellie and Taylor

Here’s why we think you should vote for us 🙂

Our team are what makes McGills the place it is. Yes, we all love gadgets and new things within the salon but its the people that always make the place, and we think they should get the recognition for it, wouldn’t you agree?


Please hit the link below and get voting. 1x vote per email address per day (so you can vote more than once!) We will keep you updated with our progress, wish us luck!!




Calling All Students & NHS Staff.


As of last month, we have increased our NHS and Student discount to 25% off Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday between 10am – 3pm. This has been hugely popular (as you can imagine) so if you want to take us up on the offer, don’t leave it until last minute, you may have a few weeks wait for an appointment. Just mention 25% off when booking your appointment. Don’t fret though, we still have 10% off Thursday – Friday if you can’t make the start of the week.


Product Of The Month!

Our product of the month has to be Olaplex No.2 Conditioner. Perfect for those of you that use Olaplex no.1 already. It will help maintain the goodness for longer, its what we use in the salon on every Olaplex treatment. £7.50 each or 2 for £10

Meet Taylor, (pictured above). He’s our new assistant that’s joined the McGill’s Team.

He’s new to hairdressing, but you would never know. His creative flair and bubbly personality are sure good attributes for a future stylist. Here’s a few questions and answers with the man himself 🙂

What’s your favourite childhood film? – ‘It has to be ‘Finding Nemo’. I cried like a baby the first time and still do now’.

Your favourite Davines product is? – ‘My favourite product right now is Davines Alchemic red conditioner. Im so shocked it actually colours your hair but leaves it super soft’.

Who’s your hero/heroine? – ‘My hero is Ariana Grande because her voice is unique and she’s a strong supporter of the LGBT community’.

Whats your favourite food? – Definitely, sweet potato fries… I could eat them till I burst.

Do You want 30% off your next visit?

Most of our customers have become our customers through recommendation. Why not help spread the word by introducing us to your friends and family?

Just for recommending us,  you will get 30% off your next appointment and your friend will receive 30% off their first visit too. All they have to do is mention your name when making a booking.


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