Monthly Archives: August 2009

ghd confirms faith in salons by denying Boots rumour

GHD have denied any intention to supply high street retailer Boots with ghd’s, instead, confirming their allegiance to the professional hair salon network. GHD is the UK’s market leading hair straightener and now their styler is as popular as ever and faces huge demands as desperate attempts by high street retailers to obtain the highly acclaimed ghd styler product

A feature on the Marketing Magazine’s website which claimed the brand were looking to adopt a roll-out retail strategy and that they had declined to comment. Hair industry and trade publication Hairdressers Journal International spoke to ghd global brand director Guy Longworth who claimed ‘We have never sold to Boots and do not have any plans to do so’

GHD created a sensation with its ‘new religion for hair’ advertising campaign and has seen its product rise to become the ultimate hair styling tool. McIntyres salons opened their new hair training and colour academy and are the regions chosen ghd ambassadors and educators delivering ghd structured training courses

Homes & Interiors Scotland feature McIntyres Union Street Salon

Leading magazine publication Homes & Interiors Scotland featured McIntyres Hairdressing salons based at Union Street Dundee. Having won several top awards including RIAS and British Civic Trust Commendations, Dundee By Design and other top design accolades the publication paid tribute to its attention to detail in particular with customer care. The Union Street salon has recently undergone major expansion and is one of the largest hairdressing salons in Tayside,Scotland with 26 styling positions and 7 backwash units,separate retail floor, dedicated colour and new training academy.

Jump cover story with Sophie Ellis Bexter

London Heathrow was the setting for a fashion shoot involving model and artist Sophie Ellis Bexter for the publication Jump Magazine. Kay McIntyre three times British Hairdressing award finalist and Scottish hairdresser of the year art directed the shoot and also styled the singer/songwriter hair in a tongue and cheek shoot involving a supermodels arrival and departure at the busy London airport. Kay has art directed many shoots for various publications and says’ its a welcome break when we do fun shoots that involve you having to improvise on the day or simply go with the flow’

Hairdresser’s Journal International front cover by McIntyres

Hairdressers Journal International is a leading UK weekly publication and hair industry magazine. Its cover image is always a coveted destination for the great and the good in the world of hairdressing and McIntyres shot to glory with their front cover which was a local client of the Perth Road salon, Claire McGoldrick from Dundee. Hair was left curly,loose and natural and had a fashion, contemporary feel and attitude that reflected the time which was why the shot was chosen.

McIntyres New Hair Colour Training Academy

McIntyres, Dundee have expanded their Union Street Salon adding a new Hair Colour Training Academy, 10 additional hair styling & colouring positions with separate colour backwash area, private consultation area and dedicated colour bar. The Union Street salon has won several top design awards including RIAS Commendation,Dundee by Design and British Civic Trust commendation as well as a special award by the Dundee City Council. The Salon is convienyantly located opposite Dundee Train Station ,MalMaison Hotel and V&A close to Dundee’s Discovery point.

McIntyres Dundee Salon Wins two top Architecture awards

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McIntyres Union Street Salon has won two architectural awards. The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland A Regeneration commendation award for their investment in the Dundee City Centre salon and is one of the most coveted awards the judges felt that the salon had ‘Brought new vitality to the area’ helping the Waterfrontbdevelopment with The V&A and Malmaison and that the design both internally and externally and the consideration shown for the clientele was highly impressive. In addition McIntyres won the Dundee by Design accolade for Best Environment Design which covers architecture design and landscape both are firsts for the hairdressing industry

Scottish Hairdresser of The Year

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Kay McIntyre from McIntyres Salon in Dundee celebrates Winning the Scottish Hairdresser of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards at the Grosvener House Hotel Mayfair London with Celebrity TV presenter and MC Mark Lamarr, Hairdresser Journals Editor in Chief Jayne Lewis Or and Schwarzkopf professionals managing Director Peter Belcher

The New GHD pink limited edition box set

The new limited edition pink ghd box set is now in Stock at McIntyres Hairdressing Union Street and Perth Road salons, Dundee,Scotland Inspired by vintage Glamour, The GHD IV Styler comes with versatile Tote Bag,Styler Pouch,Hair Brush and two sectioning clips.

Priced at £135 which includes a £10 donation to Breakthrough Breast Cancer or Action Breast Cancer – the GHD is the market leading hair styling tool and has supported Breast Cancer charities with the Pink GHd ‘Hair Straightening Irons’ for several years.

The Princes Trust Scotland Clay pigeon Shoot

The Princes Trust Scotland Clay Pigeon Shoot at Auchterhouse Country Sports, Angus Scotland was a huge success and despite many challenges this year raised an amazing £135,000 for the charity

As well as some of the best shooting teams from around the UK there was also entertainment organized by the Trust including a series of fashion shows through out the day featuring an exclusive collection ‘first view’ by Vivienne Westwood and a memorable vivid collection from Spanish label Desigual

Styling the hair of the professional cat walk models McIntyre’s also did a master class in hairdressing, featuring ‘Trade Secrets’ based around the new GHD hair styler, with volunteers from the audience encouraged to join in

McIntyres style hair at Duncan of Jordanstone Degree fashion Show

McIntyres Hair salons were invited to participate in the 2009 Duncan of Jordanstone College annual Degree show held this year at Dundee’s Vision building in Greenmarket. The Degree show was opened by International supermodel Erin O’Connor.to an invitation only audience she then presented a top class catwalk fashion show from both male and female models to a packed enthusiastic crowd

The exhibits of over 260 graduating students from disciplines including fine art, design, textiles, jewellery, animation and digital imaging was also on display.