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McGills Hairdressing October Newsletter

We would like to say a huge congratulations to Maya for winning the ‘Best Colourist’ award at the 2018 SHABA Awards, which covers the whole of Scotland. This year saw the most votes ever recorded in SHABA’s history and we can’t thank you all enough for taking the time to vote earlier this year. The 2018 award ceromony was held at Glasgow’s Hilton hotel, and was attended and judged by some of the leading icons in the industry. We all had a fantastic night, and even though there was a few sore heads in the morning, it was well worth it.

Sustainable Beauty

Sustainability is one of our core values, and we aim to put as much back into the planet as we take from it. We endeavour to be environmentally friendly in all aspects of our business. We currently recycle 80% of our waste, and we only use farm-grown products from Davines.

“We believe that great business isn’t about going with the flow, but about staying true to who you are and what you believe in. We may not always take the popular route, but we will always be true to the McGill’s brand. Our goal is to be the home of sustainable beauty in Edinburgh.”

James’s Favourite Product: How to Get the Most from It

Liquid Spell is a fresh addition to the Davines product range, dedicated to sensitised or fine hair. It’s a texture-changing product that gives texture and body to the hair. Developed to give vitality and to reinforce damaged or fine hair, Liquid Spell provides softness, shine and tone. Its able to recreate a full and compact external structure.  Apply 1-2 pumps to damp hair and dry in.

Price: £32.00

Davines Liquid Spell
Davines Liquid Spell is designed to give texture and body to fine and sensitised hair

Our Top Recommender in September

Thank you and well done to Mary Somerville, who recommended four of her friends and family to come visit us last month. As a thank you, Mary will enjoy 30% off each of her next four appointments, plus some wine and chocolates to sweeten the deal.

In case you did not already know, each month we given away big discounts to our loyal customers who recommend us to their friends. Every time you refer a friend to come in to our salon, you will receive a massive 30% off your next appointment.

Learn more about this offer, and our other deals, on our Hairdressing Offers page.

Davines Colour Brand: All You Need to Know

Davines’ permanent, cream-based colouring system uses Vibrachrom™ technology to penetrate evenly into the hair structure, providing intense conditioning power and shiny, long-lasting colour. Low in ammonia, flexible and easy-to-use, it’s ideal for covering white hair, reflect-changing, darkening, or lightening. Its also PPD and paraben-free. An ammonia-free colour range is also available for clients who are looking for a more organic approach to colouring their hair.

Even the packaging is a factor in sustainability, which is why Davines has developed a set of guideline principles that strive to create packaging that is as environmentally friendly as the products it contains.

Our packaging choices are based on three fundamental points:

  • Minimising the use of raw materials
  • Use recyclable materials wherever possible
  • Eliminate waste through optimization of logistics and quality control processes

Last month, Maya attended Davines creative colour workshop in London. You will see some photos for her work below.



October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Raffle.

At McGills, we want to help Kiss Goodbye to Cancer for good.

We are holding a charity raffle for one lucky person to win a coveted, limited edition GHD air by Lulu Guinness hairdryer. All proceeds from raffle ticket sales will go to Breast Cancer Now, a charity that is supported by GHD and Lulu Guinness for their fantastic research work into this devastating disease that affects so many people.

So why not get involved and be in with a chance of winning a super-stylish hairdryer all while helping a good cause?

Each donation, no matter how big or small, equals one entry into the raffle. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page on Saturday 17th November. Good luck everyone!

Click here to enter for your chance to win.

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