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Movember into December

Posted November 7th, 2011 by admin with No Comments


Moustache (Mo) growers, include the dashing Pete Hill, the dapper Warren of Yorkshire Soap and HOME OH fame, the fabulously splendid Rob who is HOME OH’s new manager, spruce Bruce from Heptonstall Deli, rakish Owen from the Cross at Heptonstall, jaunty James Russell from Positive Thought Web Design, rogueish Richard Woodhouse, snappy Leo Duffy, gallant Tom Ogden and dishy Mark Holman. They are all being treated to a luxurious wet shave by the wonderful Amy, ready to grow their Mos throughout this month!

With the Halifax Courier and Hebden Bridge Times getting involved, to promote the Movember campaign.
 All our sporting volunteers have sponsorship forms, and at the end of Movember we’ll be celebrating their hairy appendages with a party at the Cross Inn at Heptonstall. Everyone is very welcome. DJ Dave Red Tin Ives will be playing some relevant tunes, we’ll have a collection bucket by the bar and there will also be a selection of knitted moustaches on sale for the those of us who dont want to feel left out, all proceeds to go this very worthy cause!

We in the salon will be doing our bit throughout Movember by sporting knitted moustaches (maybe not not all the time, as they do chaff a bit and also get in the way of hot chocolate and cake consumption!)

Amy was invited onto a live interview with Radio Leeds, who were discussing, if you find men with Moustaches handsome, Whats your view?

Movember is an international fundraising charity, the aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for mens health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.

The Movember Effect: Awareness & Education, Survivorship, ResearchThe funds raised in the UK support the number one and two male specific cancers – prostate and testicular cancer. The funds raised are directed to programmes run directly by Movember and our men’s health partners, The Prostate Cancer Charity and the Institute of Cancer Research. Together, these channels work together to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programmes in line with our strategic goals in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.

We are very excited and proud to be involved!

The Arc Fashion Show In September Nicola King of the Arc Nursery in Cragg Vale hosted a fashion show to raise funds in support of a children’s nursery in India.
The show was held at the Ark nursery, which was transformed into a sleek catwalk.

The clothes came from Anon Lingerie, Kitty Couture, Sage and Onion, Thrifty Frocks, Halo, Harold Crabtree and The Staite Room.

Debbie, Amy and Becky went along from the salon to style the model’s hair and fantastically, the night managed to raise more than £1,800! all of which is going to Sunshine House, a children’s nursery in India.

Congratulations to Helen Keating who won the raffle prize to come along to the salon and indulge in a restyle. Helen said ‘she felt pampered and loved her new look’

“The night was a success and ran very smoothly – a lot of people have asked for it to be an annual event, so we shall see,” said Nicola.

Consultation Evening

The 5th of October saw our free consultation evening.
Debbie, Carla  and Amy were on hand to inspire and to discuss restyling and cutting and Jane gave colour advice. Those who came found the evening really helpful and there were a few restyles to follow in the next couple of weeks. We had cheese, biscuits, nibbles and wine (which lubricated the conversation!) and which went down well with clients and staff alike!

Of course, we do continue to give free consultations at anytime, if you would like advice then please call in to book a short appointment or phone us on 01422 844974 we would love to hear from you, or book online at https://www.zeitgeisthair.com/

Hairdressing Student Visit

Debbie was star of the show last month! She had a visit from 18 Hairdressing lucky students from Harrogate College. How inspirational for them! The visit was organised by Lisa Slater who works for the Industrial Trust, introducing young people to in-company experience.

Below is Lisa’s feedback from the visit

Harrogate College Hair Students

visit 18/10/2011    Zeitgeist Hair – Hebden Bridge

As supporting partner of the net 315 programme the Industrial Trust Division of the EDT programmed the above event that enabled 18 year 2 Hair students from Harrogate College with lecturer Maxine Stevenson to visit the successful business and entrepreneur Deborah Wilkinson founder Zeitgeist Hair.

Students arrived at Hebden Bridge to firstly do a salon assessment within the town to gain an understanding of competitors. They then had a tour of the Zeitgeist. A new a boutique hair salon in the West Yorkshire town – A modern salon offers cuts, colours and men’s grooming of the highest standard, that can rival any top city salon with the uncompromising quality and range of  bespoke services. Hair artists are all Vidal Sassoon trained and boast more than 60 years’ professional experience between them. This was informative in giving students key understanding of the range of considerations involved with setting up premises.
The event then continued back at Northlight Art studios where Deborah Wilkinson did a presentation to the students about her own entrepreneur’s journey in the hair salon industry. She answered a range of student questions and gave good advise and pointers to help the students develop there wider awareness in the industry.

This event is part of an ERDF funded project run by Leeds City College and a number of other colleges and partners across Yorkshire with the objective of increasing the number of successful business start-ups. Insight to Enterprise gives students who might consider becoming self employed the opportunity to participate in three different experiences in companies and with experienced business people.

Salon International The Salon closed for the day on Sunday the 16th of October. The team all went down to London to spend the day at Salon International and we also had tickets for the wonderful Sassoon Show.
Salon International is the major annual trade show for the industry. There were demonstrations galore and hair from the sublime to the ridiculous, including a model walking around with hairdryers fixed into her hair to demonstrate new lightweight dryers.
The Sassoon show in the afternoon was amazing.
The show started with an exclusive reveal of the next chapter of hair design brought to life on stage with a lively and inspirational catwalk show. The stylists and colourists of the Sassoon Creative Team then showcased their latest academy and salon collections and demonstrated the cutting-edge techniques used to create these fabulous looks. There were whoops and screams from some of the audience but we of course remained cool and collected, but well impressed and definitely inspired!!!
It was great day out for the team and we enjoyed ourselves from Debbie making us rise before the crack of dawn to getting back home again in the early hours of Monday morning. Read below for Naomi’s take on the event…

Naomi Notices

Manchester Picadilly at the crack of dawn on a sunday morning, surrounded by homeward bound clubbers and with individually wrapped egg butties burning a hole in our pockets (thankyou Jane), we set off for Salon International 2011!
Upon arriving at Euston……they were everywhere! Gaggles of them. Some preened and plumed, others not so, nevertheless, there coud be no doubt; HAIRDRESSERS everywhere! And an epiphany for me. No need to replace the old Midwife uniform for a tabard after all. No need for a uniform at all! You don’t need one, you just ARE one!
I wonder what kind of uniform I shall “wear”.
There were the bleached/Cheryl Cole red/backcombed/extended brigade, with orange skin and neon makeup (this does not just apply to the ladies).  There were men, irrespective of age, dressed as young rock stars with an abundance of tattoos and tortoiseshell glasses either being or trying to be “cool”.
Most impressive to me were the stylists stocking up at the Sassoon stand. A different “uniform” entirely!  Beautiful, classic, precision cuts underlying each individual’s style – the Purdey fitted in perfectly!
Salon International itself; A hairdresser’s mecca!  Everything you could possibly need to perfect the perfect coiffure!  (As well as everything you would need to to ensure you look like a Bratz doll!)  From budget busting scissors to the “Vegas” animal print hairdressers trolley!
And it all culminated in an extremely inspiring live show from the Sassoon Academy.  The launch of Tribe 111.  An awe inspiring reminder of why I’m so excited and proud to be entering a new profession at nearly 40 (instead of buying beige elasticated slacks and settling down to a mug of Ovaltine and a People’s Friend magazine…. Yet again, Thankyou Debbie!)

I hate to mention it but… we are now taking booking for christmas, don’t leave it too late! We also have some lovely Bumble&bumble box sets in for those christmas gifts and vouchers are on sale.

Last but not least another Thank You to the wonderful Sarah Mason who came to the salon and took photo’s of the whole team which are now on our website, to have a glimpse go to https://www.zeitgeisthair.com/about



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