Clay Salon client Pedro Berger is dedicating thirty days of his summer to the children of Namibia.  

17 year old Pedro will be travelling to Namibia in June with 18 of his fellow students on this annual educational expedition organised by World Challenge.  Pedro and his class mates will spend their time visiting three underprivileged schools, completing a volunteer project at each one.  They will also test their survival skills as they trek for four days, living self-sufficiently just like many Namibia natives.

In our love for a good cause and our passion to help as many as possible, Clay Salon has agreed to help Pedro reach his fund raising target of £3800.  Passing the half-way mark last month, Pedro has £1800 still to raise and would love your help and support in doing so.  

Visit Pedro’s page now to give him a helping hand and ultimately continue this great tradition of helping Namibia’s children.

Pedro’s Namibia 2012

With thanks as always,

Team Clay

Great to see Jack getting his practice in under Kaya’s watchful eye.  For those of you who have already experienced his massages in the hairwash room or his blow-drying technique, you’ll be pleased to hear you’ll see more and more of him on the shop floor now.

You can also follow him on Twitter @jack_claysalon

The Shooting Star Chase Hospice for Children is just one of the way we support our local community and those involved in it.  As you can see, we are also proud sponsors of local kids football team the Langley Hornets.

Incidentally, the Hornets are fast becoming a team to keep an eye on, beating many opponents placed higher than them in their league…..

A huge year for the progression of JD; finding himself interviewed by a host of magazines and website including this quick piece from Creative Head Magazine.

Hi guys, just want to let you all know our opening hours this Christmas.  Make a note incase you are planning to coming in for a quick fix before New Years Eve or something of the like….

Some more great coverage for our salon owner James Davis.  The Hairdressers Journal have been inspirational in our quest for quality throughout 2011, and we owe some thanks to them for that.  

Merry Christmas all xx

Rihanna haircut transformation performed by our very own James Davis.

Come and join us  for more of the same from The Clay Salon in Oxshott on Twitter and Facebook.

Any of you who are subscribers to Salon Business Magazine would have seen an appropriately title article “Flamin Hot” chatting about our persistance to get back to business after the unfortunate ‘fire & flood’ incident a few months ago.

The images above are *cough* high quality camera phone photo’s taken of the article in Salon Businesses September/October Issue…

Even from within the salon, I still marvel at how a business can be trading again with two weeks of this kind of catastrophe!

We of course look forward to seeing you all soon… in our warm and not ‘Flamin Hot’ salon…. x

Please Don’t Pack Me Away!
Well, what an amazing weekend we have had with this glorious and unxpected sunshine. But, it left me wondering how many of you had already packed away your summer clothes and now had a full wardrobe only of your winter garments.
It wouldn’t surprise me if this caused a real problem…….which is why I would recommend that you don’t pack away your summer clothes and allow them to work for you in the cooler months too. Here are my tips;
Use T-shirts as a base, wear them under a dress or pop a cardi over the top. Use them as a layering garment.
Shirts were back with a vengeance this summer, add a funky blazer or waistcoat to them when the temperature is cooler.
For summer dresses, simply add a long sleeve t.shirt underneath to layer the look and add a little bit of warmth. My recommend is  for these. They are the best quality, they don’t shrink nor do they fade!
What ever you do ladies, open your eyes to all the combinations you can use to really make the most from your wardrobe… 
I look forward to seeing you soon at Clay,
Lisa

Please Don’t Pack Me Away!

Well, what an amazing weekend we have had with this glorious and unxpected sunshine. But, it left me wondering how many of you had already packed away your summer clothes and now had a full wardrobe only of your winter garments.

It wouldn’t surprise me if this caused a real problem…….which is why I would recommend that you don’t pack away your summer clothes and allow them to work for you in the cooler months too. Here are my tips;

  • Use T-shirts as a base, wear them under a dress or pop a cardi over the top. Use them as a layering garment.
  • Shirts were back with a vengeance this summer, add a funky blazer or waistcoat to them when the temperature is cooler.
  • For summer dresses, simply add a long sleeve t.shirt underneath to layer the look and add a little bit of warmth. My recommend is  for these. They are the best quality, they don’t shrink nor do they fade!

What ever you do ladies, open your eyes to all the combinations you can use to really make the most from your wardrobe… 

I look forward to seeing you soon at Clay,

Lisa

Sounds like quite the competition!  …We’ll be looking out for this!
designersocial:

Alexa Chung is getting a new show called 24 Hour Catwalk that is slated to be a younger, hipper version of Project Runway. According to her recent interview in Teen Vogue, the show will feature 4 new designers each episode competing over a 24-hour period for a $10,000 prize. I can’t wait to see what Alexa wears!
The show is slated to air on Lifetime and the judges will include Cynthia Rowley, James LaForce, and Derek Blasberg.
-JK [via Fashionologie]

Sounds like quite the competition!  …We’ll be looking out for this!

designersocial:

Alexa Chung is getting a new show called 24 Hour Catwalk that is slated to be a younger, hipper version of Project Runway. According to her recent interview in Teen Vogue, the show will feature 4 new designers each episode competing over a 24-hour period for a $10,000 prize. I can’t wait to see what Alexa wears!

The show is slated to air on Lifetime and the judges will include Cynthia Rowley, James LaForce, and Derek Blasberg.

-JK [via Fashionologie]

(Reblogged from designersocial)

Just look at the hair guys…. b.e.a.utiful!!

designersocial:

Ferragamo Spring 2012 was a silky, sexy crush of turquoise and fuchsia turned out in slinky blouses, wrapped tropical print dresses, and some lovely gowns. There wasn’t a lot in the way of daytime separates (unless you wear multi colored silk animal print skirts to work on the reg) but good dresses for parties and you know, hanging around on your yacht on the Costa Smeralda. - RS (images via Vogue.com)

(Reblogged from designersocial)

Lisa’s back with THE best tips to get you strutting like a catwalk queen this season.  Have a good read of this, and while you’re doing that, I’ll be getting myself one step head and shopping for the latest in Leopard Prints!   …..Enjoy! x

My pick of the Autumn / Winter 2011 trends

So what will we all be wearing this season?  I can see the biggest trends that will effect what we wear this season will be the 40’s, 60’s, Fur and the Leopard/Snake print.

The 60’s style dresses combined with the fabrics will hold structure to any body shape, our bodies need structure to look stunning.  The bold prints of the 60’s are also creating a strong look.

For the 40’s look we will be seen wearing longer length hemlines which mainly revolve around the shape of the pencil skirt and free flowing pleated skirts.  And for hats we will be seen wearing the gorgeous sexy small trilby hats in beautiful colours.  Add a skirt into your existing wardrobe and team it with a floral shirt from last season (floral is still on trend for Autumn/Winter too).

Fur is back, whether it be shaggy or neat, we will see it on coats, gillets, jackets, cardi’s as sleeves, panels within and on the collars. You can always inject a bit of fur in the form of a handbag to bring this trend into your existing wardrobe. Fur is always seen as a luxurious fabric.

The Leopard and snake print are huge this season in so many different forms from shirts, cardi’s a statement coat, shoes, handbags, gloves, belts, scarves and the list goes on.  To add this trend into your existing wardrobe you can add it in in either large or small doses.  A printed belt with a pair of jeans add so much interest and texture or add in a pair of shoes in either full leopard print or a pair that may have a small amount of this print in a wedge heel. 

Lisa

Sandown Park Lifestyle Expo 2011 has taken centre stage at Weybridge Station this month.  The event is set to encompass the top brands from each sector including Home & Garden, Holiday & Travel, Food & Drink and our favorite… Health & Beauty.

Of course, Clay Salon will be present demonstrating their expertise, with the addition of Salon Director James Davis taking centre stage for a live presentation.


We recently had a mini photo-shoot in the hair salon as one of our stylists entered American Crew UK’s national ‘Face Off’ competition.  Getting the boys in the hot-seat for a cut and restyle, followed by a shoot out front curtesy of Hayley Bray.  Competition entries have just closed on 1st September, and it sounds like results are coming next month.  

Fingers crossed!