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Team Holidays 2017

Everybody needs some time to recharge their batteries and we thought we would keep you updated with the team holidays we currently have booked in due to how busy these weeks get.

With a team member on holiday, we can’t offer as many appointments as we usually do so these weeks (and often the weeks on either side) tend to get booked up quite quickly adding another week or two to our wait list.

2017 also sees the return of our “Salon Summer Break” where all team members (even Laura this year) will get a two week break while the salon is closed. Obviously the weeks on either side of this break get very busy so we always like to give everyone plenty of notice.

21 – 25 March – Michaela (1 week Holiday)

4 – 8 April – Paris (1 week Holiday)

Easter Monday Bank Holiday (17 April) – 19 (Michaela) 20 (Paris) – Days in Lieu

Early Spring Bank Holiday (1 May) – 2 (Paris) 4 (Michaela) – Days in Lieu

Spring Bank Holiday (29 May) – 30 (Michaela) 31 (Paris) – Days in Lieu

27 June – 1 July – Michaela (1 week Holiday)

Summer Bank Holiday (28August) – 30 (Michaela) 31 (Paris) – Days in Lieu5 –

16 September – SALON SUMMER BREAK*
*Laura is on Holiday from Friday 1 September


Additional Training & Education 2017

27 March – Barbering Powered by C.R.A.F.T. – Michaela

24 April – Fundamental Up-Styling – Michaela

16 May – MATRIX In-Salon Training – Full Team

5 June – Colour for Impact – Michaela

8 & 9 October – HJ Live! Manchester – Full Team


Welcome Paris!

We would like to give a very warm welcome and introduce you to the latest member of our team; meet Paris, our new Assistant Apprentice.

Paris stuck out straight away during our screening process and was pretty much hired on the spot during her interview and trial, she’s bubbly, bright, enthusiastic and shows a real keenness to learn that we haven’t seen since Michaela and we’re sure you’ll love her!

We can’t wait to get her started on her 6 week induction and crack on with her basic training, Paris is sure to be one to watch, and once we have completed her technique training and she’s passed the right assessments, she’ll be looking for models for her blow drying and basic colour sessions – watch this space!

MATRIX Destination 2016 – Rome
November 2016
November is usually a quiet month for Stylists with everything being wrapped up before the busy Christmas season, but not for our Senior Stylist and Manager Laura who jetted off to Rome to attend a fantastic 3 day conference; MATRIX Destination.
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MATRIX Destination 2016
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MATRIX Destination 2016
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MATRIX Destination 2016
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“This was a fantastic event held in one of the most beautiful cities in the word, all three days were intense, fast paced and highly inspiring, including Stylists from Matrix flagships from 36 different countries, this really was an international event. After a day exploring Rome, the first evening was a Networking Dinner in a gorgeous Roman villa, followed by two days of seminars, shows and dinner parties. There were look and learn sessions, business digital seminars and a great practical workshop on a huge scale! From colouring to cutting, we covered all the latest in the industry from the awesome new strobing techniques, to hairhacks to a Biolage sustainability movement seminar. The evening shows were out of this world, the biggest names in the industry absolutely smashed it on stage! It was an amazing experience, not only did I get the opportunity to witness some of the most talented Stylists in the world, we mingled, we had fun and I’ve come back with some amazing friends and inspiration – thank you Matrix for such a fantastic experience!”
Laura, Senior Stylist & Manager
MATRIX Destination 2016
MATRIX Destination 2016
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MATRIX Destination 2016
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MATRIX Destination 2016
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Congratulations Michaela!
September 2016
We are delighted to congratulate and announce our new Graduate Stylist; Michaela.

Beginning her career with us back in 2014 as a fresh faced 16 year old straight out of school, Michaela has become a very popular member of the team, both with her fellow stylists and our guests.

Her skill and natural talent for styling and colouring saw her pass her assessments and quickly qualify as our Senior Stylists Assistant, a position that has seen her work closely with Laura to develop her colour understanding and styling skill set, colouring in particular igniting a passion that has seen Michaela start to work her way towards becoming a fully fledged Colour Specialist.

In May 2016, Michaela completed her C.R.A.F.T. Cutting Fundamentals course, a finishing school of sorts which brought her basic cutting training to an end, setting her up ready to hit the floor and passed her final NVQ assessments in June, officially qualifying her as a Graduate Stylist.

September 2016 sees the end of her basic training and the beginning of her post as our new Graduate Stylist, during which time she will continue onto her intermediate training, both in salon and while working towards her NVQ level 3 in Hairdressing.

We are all immensely proud of Michaela, we congratulate her on her promotion and look forward to supporting her through her level 3, she is certainly a Stylist to watch!

Congratulations Michaela!
Congratulations Michaela!
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Congratulations Michaela!
Congratulations Michaela!
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Congratulations Michaela!
Congratulations Michaela!
September 2016

Colour Mastery Powered by C.R.F.T.
July, August & September 2016
Our Senior Stylist and Manager Laura has now been awarded the prestigious title of Colour Master after completing this intense 10 day mastery course throughout July, August and September. This highly challenging masters course is designed for even the most experienced, confident colourists and pushes colour knowledge and skill to a whole new level. The areas she has studied over the summer include:

·         In depth hair structure and characteristics

·         Hair colour chemistry, technology and advanced product knowledge

·         Intense consultation analysis and techniques

·         Reasons behind and the treatment for hair loss

·         The biology of the eye and how we perceive colour

·         Advanced formulation, the laws and principles of colour

·         Mastery colour correction methods, techniques and theory

·         Elements of hair design, creative techniques, advanced applications and face shape balancing

·         And; an amazing day of inspiration hosted by Sharron Peak and Adam Bryant from Ethos hairdressing who taught some amazing new techniques and how they develop their hair collections.

We are all very proud of her and excited to declare our salon host to an official Colour Master!

Colour Mastery
Colour Mastery
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Colour Mastery
Colour Mastery
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Colour Mastery
Colour Mastery
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Colour Mastery
Colour Mastery
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Colour Mastery
Colour Mastery
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Colour Mastery
Colour Mastery
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“This was such an amazing experience, it was something I have wanted to do for a very long time and so glad I did. It was brilliant to spend my summer studying towards such an intense journey of discovery in the area I’m most passionate about, all rounded off with highly a challenging colour correction and creative final look to bring everything we had learned together in two practical assessments.  The highlights of the course for me would be delving into the biology, chemistry and technology behind colouring and finding out all the latest discoveries and advancements in these areas, some of which are years away from being taught in colleges since these are the areas I’m really interested in, and of course; working with some amazing fellow colourists and educators who have been nothing short of true inspiration and updating my skills with techniques that are still months ahead of the mainstream. Although very hard work with still so much to do to pass on my knowledge to the team, it has been a career changing experience I will never forget.”

Laura, Senior Stylist & COLOUR MASTER

Colour Mastery
Colour Mastery
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Colour Mastery
Colour Mastery
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Colour Mastery
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Colour Mastery
Colour Mastery
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Colour Mastery
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Colour Mastery
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Colour Mastery
Colour Mastery
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Colour Mastery
Colour Mastery
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Salon Summer Break / Refurbishment
June 2016
2016 marked the first year the salon has ever closed down for 2 weeks while the whole team was on holiday, a change we plan to do again for 2017. Although the girls got a two week holiday, Laura was in the salon getting busy with Plumbers, Electricians, Plasterers and Joiners making the place look beautiful. More than just some redecorating, we came up with a whole new salon layout and filled it with gorgeous new furniture, even converting our backwash area into a private, relaxing "purple room" for the full backbar experience.
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MATRIX C.R.A.F.T. Cutting Fundamentals
May 2016
After finishing her basic cutting training in-salon, Michaela traveled down to Middlesbrough to attended this 2 day intense "finishing school" of sorts to tidy and perfect her cutting skills in preperation for her promotion to Graduate Stylist. Michaela arrived back in the salon full of enthusiasm and confidence, any worries she had about cutting now gone, picking up new tips and techniques the whole team can learn from.
C.R.A.F.T. Cutting Fundamentals
C.R.A.F.T. Cutting Fundamentals
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C.R.A.F.T. Cutting Fundamentals
C.R.A.F.T. Cutting Fundamentals
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C.R.A.F.T. Cutting Fundamentals
C.R.A.F.T. Cutting Fundamentals
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CARE ME
May 2016
This one day course was attended by our Assistant Receptionist Chloe to improve her product knowledge and alow her and the rest of the team to find out about all the new ranges we had to look forward to.
Care Me
Care Me
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Care Me
Care Me
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Care Me
Care Me
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Team Training Day
April 2016
A great day inviting the one and only Lesley Stitt into the salon for some Cutting training. From the basics to the more extravagent techniques, the team worked on models to create some amazing looks.
Team Training Day
Team Training Day
April 2016
Team Training Day
Team Training Day
April 2016
Team Training Day
Team Training Day
April 2016

Professional Hairdresser Live 2016
February 2016
Yet another year for the team to mingle and see the work from some of the best in the business, discover new techniques, products and stay right on the pulse of everything going on right now in the industry. Every year the team takes a road trip down to Manchester, this two day trade show held right in the centre of the city still never disappoints. 
Pro Hair Live 2016
Pro Hair Live 2016
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Pro Hair Live 2016
Pro Hair Live 2016
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Pro Hair Live 2016
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Pro Hair Live 2016
Pro Hair Live 2016
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Pro Hair Live 2016
Pro Hair Live 2016
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Pro Hair Live 2016
Pro Hair Live 2016
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2015
Our annual trip to Manchester for the brilliant two day event, Pro Hair. Inspiring shows, seminars and demonstrations of all the latest trends, techniques and products from some of the biggest and most successful names in our industry.
Pro Hair Live
Pro Hair Live
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Pro Hair Live
Pro Hair Live
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Pro Hair Live
Pro Hair Live
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Pro Hair Live
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Pro Hair Live
Pro Hair Live
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Pro Hair Live
Pro Hair Live
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Pro Hair Live
Pro Hair Live
March 2015
MATRIX Artistry of Cutting
It was all about fashion cutting for our Senior Stylist Laura this year for yet another inspiring day with  MATRIX Global Artist Marcus Shamim

Artistry of Cutting
Artistry of Cutting
October 2014
Artistry of Cutting
Artistry of Cutting
October 2014
MATRIX Master Cutting with the Industry Icons
Another rendezvous with the amazingly inspirational Jamie Stevens for an advanced cutting course for our Senior Stylist Laura.
Master Cutting with the Industry Icons
Master Cutting with the Industry Icons
September 2014
Master Cutting with the Industry Icons
Master Cutting with the Industry Icons
September 2014
Master Cutting with the Industry Icons
Master Cutting with the Industry Icons
September 2014
MATRIX Access All Areas
Thanks Matrix for the fabulous, inspirational Hair Show. A Fab team night out at a wonderful venue. Access all areas with Hooker & Young at the Centre of life.
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2014
Our Yearly Trek to Manchester for the awesome Pro Hair Live Seminar. Live demonstrations, inspiring seminars and some wonderful new tools & equipment to be had. Not to mention the sneaky night out in Manchester... 

Patrick Cameron 'Spellbound'
An evening seminar with the one and only Patrick Cameron as he demonstrated his new collection 'Spellbound'. Using classic techniques and inspiration from the vintage 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s looks and their modern, up-to-the-minute equivalent red carpet interpretations.  
 
 
'Spellbound'
'Spellbound'
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'Spellbound'
'Spellbound'
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'Spellbound'
'Spellbound'
June 2013
'Spellbound'
'Spellbound'
June 2013
'Spellbound'
'Spellbound'
June 2013
'Spellbound'
'Spellbound'
June 2013
'Identity Collection'
April 2013 marked the salons 23rd year anniversary of offering exceptional hairdressing services to the people of Gateshead and surrounding areas. To celebrate, we launched our Identity Collection, a collection of 8 models to showcase our latest work, and all our team members, including our assistants entered their work into this years MATRIX destination fame national competition.
  
 
Identity Collection
Identity Collection
'Alice'
Identity Collection
Identity Collection
'Karen'
Identity Collection
Identity Collection
'Kim'
Identity Collection
Identity Collection
'Laura'
Identity Collection
Identity Collection
'Robyn'
Identity Collection
Identity Collection
'Ruth'
Identity Collection
Identity Collection
'Yasmine'
Identity Collection
Identity Collection
'Zoe'
Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
Another visit toManchester for the two day spectacular Pro Hair Live, the team got to see all the latest and best trends, techniques and products in the industry right now, as well as attending the seminars to witness our hairdressing hero's and industry icons working their magic live on stage, we all left incredibly inspired and motivated.
Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
Professional Hairdresser Live 2013
March 2013

MATRIX ICON TOUR
A fantastic evening for the team to mingle with some of our hairdressing hero's and seeing some of the latest trends and techniques created by Hooker and Young live on stage.
MATRIX Icon Tour
MATRIX Icon Tour
October 2012
MATRIX Icon Tour
MATRIX Icon Tour
October 2012
MATRIX Icon Tour
MATRIX Icon Tour
October 2012
Total Look Colour with Terry Longden
"A very inspirational day coving all kinds of colour knowledge and techniques, a fantastic opportunity for me for me to create and experiment with colour and come up with a brand new colour chart like nothing I had expected! Brilliant!"
Laura, Senior Stylist
Total Look Colour with Terry Longden
Total Look Colour with Terry Longden
July 2012
Total Look Colour with Terry Longden
Total Look Colour with Terry Longden
July 2012
Total Look Colour with Terry Longden
Total Look Colour with Terry Longden
July 2012
Total Look Colour with Terry Longden
Total Look Colour with Terry Longden
July 2012
Catwalk Cuts and Trend Predictions with Jamie Stevens
"Catwalk Cuts and Trends was a brilliant course and being taught by the one and only Jamie Stevens was fantastic. I've brought away so much from the day and cant wait to share it all with the rest of the team."
Laura, Senior Stylist
Catwalk Cuts and Trend Predictions with Jamie Stevens
Catwalk Cuts and Trend Predictions with Jamie Stevens
June 2012
Catwalk Cuts and Trend Predictions with Jamie Stevens
Catwalk Cuts and Trend Predictions with Jamie Stevens
June 2012
Catwalk Cuts and Trend Predictions with Jamie Stevens
Catwalk Cuts and Trend Predictions with Jamie Stevens
June 2012
Catwalk Cuts and Trend Predictions with Jamie Stevens
Catwalk Cuts and Trend Predictions with Jamie Stevens
June 2012
Professional Hairdresser Live 2012
Pro Hair live 2012 was a fantastic two day event showcasing all the latest trends, techniques and products, with constant seminars, shows and demonstrations from the masters of the industry.
Professional Hairdresser Live 2012
Professional Hairdresser Live 2012
April 2012
Professional Hairdresser Live 2012
Professional Hairdresser Live 2012
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2012
Professional Hairdresser Live 2012
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2012
Professional Hairdresser Live 2012
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2012
Professional Hairdresser Live 2012
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2012
Professional Hairdresser Live 2012
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2012
Professional Hairdresser Live 2012
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Professional Hairdresser Live 2012
Professional Hairdresser Live 2012
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