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Donna Air & Lisa Snowdon share their beauty tips



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Turn heads The treatments, products and techniques for traffic-stopping hair


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Welcome to… …the first edition of the Headmasters magazine, which has been produced to celebrate 25 years of Headmasters salons. This issue brings you a comprehensive guide to this season’s must-have hair, beauty and fashion – for catwalk inspiration, turn to page 6. We have exclusive interviews with Lisa Snowdon (page 12) and Donna Air (page 16) on the beauty secrets that keep them looking polished in the capital. For the answers to all your hair questions turn to page 18 and for our sensational money-can’t-buy competition turn to page 19. I hope you enjoy this special first edition…


Laura Hinton, Editor

PS Don’t forget to log on to for the latest hair news Zoë Irwin is the Creative Director at Headmasters. This issue she lends her expert opinion on maintaining gorgeous long hair and talks beauty with her celeb client Lisa Snowdon. Zoë is a regular backstage at top fashion shows from Zoë Irwin Creative Director London to New York and Paris Headmasters to Milan. She also maintains a celebrity clientele, and does regular shoots for premium magazines and newspapers. Published on behalf of Headmasters by WordWide, 4-8 Rodney Street, London, N1 9JH, For Headmasters: Editor, Laura Hinton; Marketing Manager, Emma Freeman; Editorial Assistant, Louise Curran. 04

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Flattering light is a girl’s best-kept beauty secret, and now it can follow you everywhere. ‘Tissue-Lites’, a new concept in haircolouring exclusive to Headmasters, uses special tissues instead of foils to delicately blend colour between highlights for a softfocus finish.

NEWS L’Oréal Serie Expert Age Densiforce Shampoo Breathes life back into long hair, giving you a smoother, more flexible blow-dry

Kérastase Nutridéfense Spray The perfect handbag must-have, this leave-in conditioner boosts radiance for hair on the go


The must-have products for gorgeous summer hair Paul Mitchell Hold Me Tight Spray

Techni Art Play Ball Pearl Whip A gorgeous pearlescent hair-definition cream, ideal for keeping wayward fringes in check

This super-clean hairspray smells delicious, reduces static and gives a delicate glossy finish


Buy these products at Headmasters salons. For your nearest salon, see the back page.



Inside tip: Headmasters has opened two gorgeous salons in Clapham South and Harrow. Visit them soon for the same Headmasters you know and love, but closer to home!

Headmasters salons are the first stop for fashion-forward looks. Headmasters helps its stylists to stay ahead by collating and delivering ‘mood boards’ to every salon each season. The boards depict the latest runway collections and trends and illustrate how these translate into wearable cuts and seasonal colours. All of the boards are available for you to go through with your stylist at all Headmasters salons.

BULLETIN The latest from the salon

BOOK IT NOW! ‘Up-Town Grunge’ is Headmasters’ latest blow-dry finish. It gives you perfect sexy tousled hair à la Kate Moss, guaranteed. Why wouldn’t you?

Headmasters luxury salon group is continually looking for creative, passionate hairdressers. Join our team in one of our premium high street locations and in return we will offer you: • great pay and bonuses • on going training • fantastic career oppportunities To apply in confidence, please ring the Recruitment Hotline: 0208 296 6480 or visit


TRENDWATCH We go backstage with Headmasters’ Zoë Irwin to find out which hair trends will be making the leap from the catwalk to the salon...

As seen at Gucci SS’07

THE Roller Pony THIS PONY is really dressy, it’s perfect for the office or equally cocktails. Wash hair as normal and use a volumising mousse like Kérastase Volumactive. Blowdry your hair, using a round bristle brush for volume, and then sweep into a ponytail at the crown. Wrap the ponytail around a Velcro roller and heat it using your hairdryer, then spray with L’Oréal Techni Art Air Fix. Wait until it cools, then gently L’Oréal Techni remove Art Air Fix the roller. 06

As seen at Aquascutum SS’07

THE Wave THIS WAVE is clean, polished and city cool. It looks chic with structured clothes and complements eveningwear too. Blow-dry your hair smooth. Tong in small sections with large or medium tongs, working from the earKérastase Laque level down and Double Force winding the sections of hair in one direction. Leave to cool, then brush through with a Mason Pearson brush. Spray with Kérastase Laque Double Force.

As seen at Fendi SS’07

THE NEW straight UNLIKE THE DRIED out locks of straightener addicts seen a few seasons ago, the new straight is glossy and sleek, which means hair needs to be in peak condition (try insalon treatments, they are more effective than the at-home versions). Wash hair as normal and use a smoothing milk like Kérastase Lait Nutri Sculpt. Blow-dry using a large Kérastase Verni bristle brush, then Nutri Sculpt spray run briefly through with ceramic straighteners. Part dead centre, and use Kérastase Verni Nutri Sculpt spray for a glossy finish.


As seen at Balenciaga SS’07

As seen at Stella McCartney SS’07

THE Undone Bun BUNS ARE a really key look this season – you want them to look effortless Paul Mitchell and casual. However, Hold Me Tight hair still needs to be clean, shiny and in great condition for this look to work – it’s not an excuse

to tie back dirty hair. Part hair deeply at the side and sweep into a low ponytail. Then wrap the pony around the elastic and pin into place. Allow a few loose pieces to fall out and spray into place using a flexible hairspray like Paul Mitchell Hold Me Tight.

THE Slick Pony THIS PONY is perfect for sunny summer days on the beach. Use L’Oréal Techni Art Fix Move to achieve a wet look in your hair, then sweep up into a ponytail at the crown. Use a fine comb or a fine bristle brush to minimise comb lines, and secure with a bungee band. Quick and easy, bringing you bang on trend fast.


Zoë Irwin and her elite session team work backstage each season, creating the hottest hair on the runway. The team then teach every stylist at Headmasters how to achieve these catwalk styles, so they can bring the looks straight to you in the salon. It’s your fast track to gorgeous fashionista hair. The styles and products on these pages are available at all Headmasters salons. Visit or call 08700 841 400 for your nearest salon.





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Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Headmasters in partnership with L’OrÊal Professionnel and uncover the facts and myths of colour. Maybe you have never considered colouring your hair; maybe you change your hair colour every season. Whichever group you fall into, we hope your next visit to Headmasters will: > Demystify some of the myths about hair colouring > Give you some tips about how to achieve the colour

result to best suit you

> And at the very least get you thinking in colour!

Call Headmaster at 08700 841 400 to find your nearest Headmaster participating salon and book your free personal colour consultation.

A spritz of lemon juice will lighten your hair False A “spritz� or squirt, is simply not enough to do anything visible, although it is true that with large amounts of lemon juice and exposure to the sun you may get a mild lightening effect. This is similar to what happens during long holidays in the sun, and is due to the natural oxidising of colour. If you want to lighten your hair, speak to your hairdresser.


Lisa Snowdon talks hair tales With her glossy locks and to-die-for figure, Lisa Snowdon oozes vitality and lust for life. The model, presenter and Headmasters regular reveals her beauty secrets to her hairdresser Zoë Irwin…

Q: Lisa you always manage to look so effortless, what’s your beauty philosophy? A: Try and keep positive and happy even if you are tired or stressed. Stick to a simple beauty regime with products that smell good to you and

that will create a sense of wellbeing and happiness when you use them. Always wear sunscreen everyday and eat a good healthy balanced diet. Q: I know you have to travel a lot for your job, how do

CELEBINSIDER you step off a plane and look awake and gorgeous even when you feel jet lagged? A: I always take my makeup off if it’s a long flight and apply a really good moisturiser like Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream. I also drink loads and loads of water with lemon. You find you are up and down a bit to the bathroom, but when you arrive you look and feel more hydrated. Also a fabulous pair of sunglasses is a must! Q: Which make-up items do you swear by? A: I love Armani bases and I use a brush to apply them. I also use Nars concealer in ginger, Nars powder and Nars eyeliner. Christian Dior Diorshow mascara, Bobby Brown eyelash curlers, Shu Uemera eyebrow liner and Mac Dollymix blush are also some of my favourite things. Q: Do you have any unconventional beauty secrets you can share with us? A: I use conditioner as shaving foam and toothpaste for zits! Q: Are you always good and take your make-up off before going to bed? A: Yes, I am really good at doing that, even if it’s been a crazy late night. I feel so much better when I’ve washed my face and done the whole beauty regime. I am a total beauty junkie and I love all my products, even at 2.30am!

Q: Who is your hair icon? A: I think Gisele has amazing hair and Salma Hayek has gorgeous glossy dark tresses.

your whole body – your legs and arms feel more toned, which is what we all want this time of year!

Q: Must-have hair products? A: I really love Kérastase products and depending on what condition my hair is in at the time I change my regime. At the moment I’m using Bain de Force shampoo, Nutridéfense Masque and to style I use Volumactive Mousse on wet hair to give it a little body. I finish with Kérastase Vernis Nutri-Sculpt to smooth off the ends.

Q: What was your favourite summer look at the shows? A: I’m loving natural, tousled hair right now, so the Matthew Williamson show was my ideal look of the summer – sexy, wash-and-go kind of hair.

Q: How do you maintain that body? A: Well, I recently started running – it makes me feel really good. Plus it works

Q: Are you a gloss-and-go girl when you’re not working or do you prefer to be ready just in case? A: I do a basic make-up pretty much most days and also have my make-up bag with me all the time just in case, ready to do a quick touch up or an evening look.

Lisa’s advice on how to get the best from your stylist… • Have a consultation – I think it’s always good to have a consultation to establish a bond between you and your stylist. You should feel relaxed with them and be able to talk with ease. Be honest if you don’t like the sound of or understand exactly what they are suggesting to you, otherwise you could regret it later • Be organised – If you plan your next appointment while you are at the salon you can keep

your style and colour in top condition, and it also means you get an appointment with your favourite stylist every time • Consider maintenance – If you are a low-maintenance kind of girl keep it simple and go for a natural colour and cut, so it’s easy to style • Get your home care right – Professional advice can help get your hair in peak condition so it feels good every day Lisa will be hosting the new series of Britain’s Next Top Model on LIVING this summer


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CELEBINSIDER Donna Air always manages to look super chic despite being a hands-on mum, a busy presenter and actress, plus running her own organic food range. Donna shares the places, people and treatments that help her stay looking polished and fresh…

Donna’s essential treatments

Donna Air’s London Cool

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Headmasters LA Blo Out Blow-dry 08700 841 400 Facials by über-therapists Tinya Young (07957 384068) and Anastasis (07939 351889)

DONNA’S MUST-HAVES 1. Kérastase Masque Oleo Relax – makes my hair really smooth and cuts down my blow-dry time, too. 2. Ruby and Millie make-up brushes and blusher and YSL tinted moisturiser. 3. Prada bags and shoes, Marni sandals and YSL bags. 4. Organic Pharmacy rose water and Lavera SPF SR2 eye cream. 5. Fruit and veg smoothie ice cream from Fresh Daisy Organic, available from


Sunny days out of town

Escape from the city at Howletts or Port Lympe, our two wild animal parks in Kent, where you can have a picnic or a bush dinner, and see gorillas, leopards, tigers and lots, lots more endangered species. They’re the most magical places (


DONNA’S BLACK BOOK > SALON Headmasters salons always give me perfectly polished, super-swingy hair. > FASHION FINDS I’m a big fan of vintage shops in particular Virginia’s in Holland Park and Birgit Israel on Fulham Road. > GORGEOUS COCKTAILS Claridges is the perfect place to go for cocktails in London. It blends glamour and elegance seamlessly.


Donna has just finished filming the independent British film Runners With Cars out soon…


We Love Long Hair I

The ultimate long hair masterclass

f you treat it well long hair can be luscious, beautiful and feminine. However, if it’s ignored it can become lifeless, untamed and lacking in style. Zoë Irwin shares her tips to achieving gorgeous supermodel-worthy tresses… Keep seeing your stylist… It can be tempting when trying to grow your hair to avoid your stylist at all costs, and this is the most common mistake of all. To keep long hair healthy it still needs regular trims. If you have a small trim every eight weeks you can avoid the pain of having to get a larger amount cut off when inevitably splitends start to appear. Don’t fight nature… There is no fast-track route to long hair – most people’s hair grows about ½ an inch per month but this can vary.

Make sure your diet contains B vitamins and protein-rich foods to maximise your growing potential each month. Everyone has a preprogrammed ultimate length that their hair can grow to, so you need to recognise when you have reached it and then take loving care of it.

Stay sexy, sophisticated and stylish… Successful long hair has movement and shape, therefore allow your stylist to cut in some soft layers to help you achieve this.


Invest in the lifespan of your hair… The biggest enemy of long hair is breakage, but there are high-tech products on the market specially formulated to fight it. One of the most recent super products is Kérastase Ciment Thermique, which is a leave-in, strengthening treatment activated by heat, perfect for blow-dries. Use protein-rich shampoos and conditioners, like Kérastase Bain de Force to help repair any damage in your hair’s structure.

Book now!

Headmasters offer House Train Your Hair classes, aimed at teaching you how to do a professional blow-dry, the hottest ponytail and the easiest up-do. Treat you and your locks to an in-salon treatment (they are much stronger than the home versions) and an en-vogue blow-dry to bring your long hair bang on trend. Try Headmasters best-selling LA Blo Out for a relaxed Californian glamour, that’s perfect for the summer. To book, call 08700 841 400 or visit your local salon (see back page).




You Asked

Hair problems solved by our experts PERSONALTRAINER

I have long hair, which when I style it at home never looks as good as when I have it blow-dried in the salon. I lead a busy life and really need to be able to style it myself sometimes. Any tips? Lucy, from Wimbledon The reason a salon blow-dry looks better is that your stylist is fully trained and does about eight blow-dries a day, and practise really does make perfect. I recommend to my long-haired clients to have a blow-dry in the salon once a week and this will usually see them through another three or four days. I also suggest they book in for ‘House Train Your Hair’ which is a one-to-one, 45-minute lesson with one of our elite session-team stylists teaching you how to style your own hair, using your own tools. Laura, Manager, Headmasters Wimbledon Broadway


I like the idea of having colour in my hair, but I am worried I won’t like it, or the maintainence will be too much. What should I do? Hannah, from Islington

Why not go for a natural finish to see whether you like it, before trying something more dramatic? Headmasters offer a colour treatment called ‘Summer Lites’, which gives a natural, shiny, finish. Or, opt for a ‘Glossing’ – a gentle colour treatment, which acts like a glossy seal on your hair. It’s semi-permanent so no need to worry about re-growth. Amanda, Colour Degree Specialist, Headmasters Mayfair



Every summer when I return from holiday, I spend the next two months trying to get my hair back into the condition it was in before I left. How can I enjoy my holiday and still have healthy hair? Suzie, from Weybridge The combination of sun, sea and sand can do serious damage to hair. Have a mini-trim before you leave to get rid of any split-ends as they will only get worse and fracture further. Then invest in some serious sun protection for your hair. I recommend the Kérastase Soleil range, it has UVA & B protection and will get rid of stubborn chlorine and sea salt, or Paul Mitchell Shampoo 3 for serious water babies. Once you get home, have an in-salon treatment like a moisture replenishing Kérastase Ritual to give your hair the extra moisture boost it needs. Enzo, Stylist, Headmasters Weybridge



Zoë Irwin Creative Director Headmasters


an exclusive makeover from backstage gurus ZOË IRWIN and DANIEL SANDLER


there’s a free 250ml Paul Mitchell Awapuhi shampoo worth £7.10 each, for every single competition entrant. Redeemable in all Headmasters salons with any hair service. THE PRIZE Thanks to Zoë Irwin, Headmasters Creative Director and Celebrity Make-Up artist Daniel Sandler, you can look as polished as the front-row elite! These seasoned backstage buffs who work from Paris to Milan, London to New York and back again, have joined forces to offer one reader a sensational prize. Win a cut, colour and finish by Zoë, plus beautifully applied

make-up by Daniel in our flagship salon in Mayfair. The winner will also receive a goody Daniel Sandler Celebrity make-up artist bag filled with bespoke hair essentials, chosen especially for your hair needs by Zoë, plus a selection of Daniel’s self-titled make-up range, available from Urban Retreat in Harrods, or through his select make-up artists who bring it direct to you.

How to enter: VISIT: and answer the following question: Q: WHO DOES ZOË IRWIN WORK FOR?

For further information on the Daniel Sandler make-up range visit or call 01923 845370 to locate your nearest regional make-up artist.


Competition closing date: 9 July 2007. For full terms and conditions please visit the Headmasters website. 19

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Name: Thomasine Stylist: Vernon Hair Service: Summer Lites & St. Bart’s Sleek Blow-dry Where are you going? Out for dinner with my husband



Name: Shanade Stylist: Paolo Hair Service: Colour Glossing and LA Blo Out Blow-dry Where are you going? Sketch


Name: Carly Stylist: Derek Hair Service: LA Blo Out Blow-dry Where are you going? Back to work

We captured clients leaving Headmasters’ flagship salon in Mayfair…

Name: Danielle Stylist: Darren Hair Service: Tousle Tong Where are you going? a Brazillian charity event

All Headmasters salons offer these services – for your nearest salon, see the back page

Five years ago It’s all Headmasters needed worked a property advisor and out rather I needed a haircut. well, hasn’t it! Paul Souber of Briant Champion Long, property advisors to HEADMASTERS


Briant Champion Long would like to congratulate Headmasters on their 25th Anniversary. We look forward to acquiring more salons for you over the next 25 years.

At Headmasters we concentrate on giving our clients beautiful, healthy, fashionable hair, which shimmers in shop windows and makes them the envy of all their friends. This dedication to giving our clientele confidenceboosting hair means Headmasters salons have stood the test of time and this year we are celebrating our 25th year. Headmasters blend of exquisite cutting, gorgeous colouring, catwalk-quality finishing and charming, devoted customer service, means our clients can relax safe in the knowledge they are in the hands of experts. Our salons are based in the most exclusive parts of the country including: BATH BrOmley CHiswiCk NEW! ClApHAm CrOydOn epsOm FulHAm FulHAm BrOAdwAy GuildFOrd

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