So much for January's being quiet at the salon - we hit the ground running, after a sweet wee break over the festive!
Read on to find out whats been going on around and about Linton & Mac -
2018 kicked off with an L&M crew heading to London Fashion Week to lend a hand back stage with the Kevin Murphy team. Natalie, Abbie and Jonny took the opportunity, to work with some of the best in the business!
Mr & Mrs Hume
Sunday 7th January saw a Linton & Mac fam wedding...
Our Ross made an honest woman of the beautiful Jade!!
Jenn and Jaye were on bridal party hair duties - and the whole team turned out to help the happy couple celebrate:)
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We pulled off another Low Down Event... bringing together a beautiful bouquet of local small businesses, all set to give you some alternative ideas to bring to your big day!
Read all about the incredible companies who made it such a special day... here!
The team were hard at behind-the-scenes-work during February...
It was L'Oreal Colour Trophy application time again... so it was all moodboards and top-secret shoots around L&M HQ at the beginning of the month!
We also prepped a few entries for the American Crew All Stars male grooming awards.
Our team love the opportunity to show off their skills - and we love to encourage them!
J Mac has been busy working on her Hair Mastered experience. And February saw not one, but TWO of her shoots, be published!!
One for Disorder Magazine - and the other for the super stylish Lucy's Magazine... session styling is a passion of Jaye's and this shows off her amazing talent working alongside some serious names in fashion, styling and photography.
...and speaking of Miss Mac - she came back from India with an engagement ring! We couldn't be more happy for her and Ed.
Mac no more - soon to be Mrs Minnett
GHD Style Squad Auditions
Abbie was down in Manchester at the Pro Hair Live event. She had to show her skills at session styling, in the hope of making the GHD Style Squad 2018. It would be an unreal experience for her, which would see her take part at some amazing shows.
Read more about her audition here!
So, Ross qualified for the American Crew finals
Abbie got a call back for the GHD Style Squad audition, being the only one from Scotland we are super proud of her - and excited to see how she gets on with the next lot of auditions!
...and L'Oreal Colour Trophy?
Ross and Jaye, qualified for the Scottish finals in the Men's Image catagory - and Abbie made the final in the Rising Star catagory!!
Oooooo-weeeeee, bring on the finals in Glasgow -
18th April 2018
Beauty and Brains
This pair took on the task of starting their studies to achieve their L'Oreal Colour Specialist qualifications.
It means four months of hard core study - travelling down to Edinburgh every Monday to learn everything there is to know about colour... and it's not just what the next big colour trend, ooooooh no! It gets right down to the physics and biology of hair and how colour works. Knowledge is power!
Sarah at The Social London
Our resident colour expert, Sarah Black - took up residency in another salon in London on Saturday 10th March.
The Social London, is owned by super talented Ky Wilson . Ky won the L'Oreal Colour Trophy Men's Image category last year - and him and Sarah have been buds ever since... Sarah going to London, is an exciting collab between both Salons.
Next dates: Friday 6th & Saturday 7th April
Breakfast Menu Launch
With all the scaffolding (finally) coming down around us - new businesses, offices and a hotel are emerging. So we thought it was the perfect time to launch some early morning express hair & beauty services.
We have teamed up with local business woman and long-standing client, Jane Mackie of Rora Dairy - to bring to you some super swift morning appointments to get you office ready - all served with a yummy breakfast on the go!
We are open from 7am on Thursday, with that extending to Wednesday and Friday too come June.
L'Oreal iD Artists on Tour
We are super proud that we have both Sarah and Ross representing Linton and Mac on the L'Oreal iD Artists Squad this year. Ross on his 2nd year and Sarah on her 1st.
They were in Barcelona working alongside the Rush Artistic team, prepping for the L'Oreal Colour Trophy Tour 2018.
Creative Head - Salon Smart
Jenn & Jaye were beyond humbled when Creative HEAD asked them to present at this year's Salon Smart, held at The Crown Plaza in London last weekend.
When Linton & Mac was just a flourishing big idea inside the brains of Linton and Mac, the seed was set and they visited Salon Smart 2015 - this nourished the seed of intention and helped grow the dream, inspiring the girls to go for it!
Who could have predicted that after only two crazy-successful years, they would be invited to share their story.
This trip to London also saw Jenn graduate at Central Saint Martins. Making her officially a Colour Specialist brain-box!
Well done Jenns:)
April is jam packed full of events - we are launching our "Student Mondaze" on the 9th, giving discounts to all the poor students of Aberdeen! The assistants are putting on their own event on the 23rd, to showcase what they have been working on in training - and we will be launching an exclusive Couples Card at our "Bring BAE" event, on the 24th.
We are also hosting the incredible talent that is Ben Brown, with two education days in the salon... Sunday 15th and Monday 16th, he will be joined by our very own Sarah Black for a very exciting "Shape & Paint" collaboration.
And our team is about to grow again.....
Keep an eye on your inbox - and on our social media pages for more info...
We hope that you are having an egg-cellent aster weekend! And are heading into longer days and warmer nights with a spring in your step... we certainly are!!
...but of course, it wouldn't be a Linton & Mac Newsletter if it didn't get a little emosh - so here is a little video we worked on with fantastically talented local film-maker Nick Lunn of NL Visuals.
e n j o y
peace & love