6.30 – 8.30 THURSDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
JOSH WOOD ATELIER
6 LANSDOWNE MEWS, LONDON, W11 3AN
Join the Q & A and ask the beauty questions you’ve always wanted.
Take part in the ‘Buy to Win’ prize draw for the chance to own a gorgeous hamper of BeautyMART products plus a file & polish, brow shape and spray tan courtesy of Atelier Beauté.
To enter, spend £50 on BeautyMART products on the evening. Prize will be drawn on the night.
Every guest will receive a goody bag including a gift voucher for a blow dry at Josh Wood Liberty Atelier.
Tickets: £15 redeemable against purchase
020 3393 0977
Stylist Anna Cofone shares a few pages of her diary from her tour across the US.
On the 18th we hosted an intimate dinner with Patricia Haimes and Dr Tapan. We turned the Atelier into a pop up restaurant and our resident experts treated a group of fabulous women to sample services. The night was a huge success, with many of women booking in to come back to us.
We are delighted to announce the launch of our partnership with Edmiston Yachts, ‘Beauty on Board’. For the first time clients chartering a yacht through Edmiston will have an exclusive opportunity to book stylists, colourists and beauticians whilst enjoying their time on-board. More information will follow shortly.
Josh and Andreas flew to New York for the Beauty Global Scale Photo Shoot with Wella, ‘Enlightened Beauty.’ The prep day took place in the new Wella studio in Soho.
It is with great pleasure that we can announce Josh was the winner of the much coveted ‘THE HAIR’ award at the P&G Grooming & Beauty Awards. Kate and Miguel joined Josh at the ceremony to celebrate his well-earned recognition.
More congratulations are in order for Josh, for reaching the Creative HEAD Most Wanted Awards Grand Final in the Hair Icon category! The Grand Finale will be help in September at the Tate Modern.
We’re pleased to announce that we have a new Creative Designer starting with us, Daisy Hardman.
We are delighted to announce the expansion of the colour range of the sell-out Blending Wands. From the 3rd July, due to unprecedented customer demand, the Blending Wands will be available to buy in a new shade – black.
Following on from the runaway launch success of the collaboration between Josh Wood and Marks and Spencer Beauty, this July sees the launch of the colour-enhancing Glossing Mask. This colour enhanced mask will help to smooth, nourish and care for your colour treated hair. Available in three colours, Black, Brown and Blonde.
Get Summer Ready with our top-to-toe summer treatments including:
Manicure & Pedicure
Dress Size Downsize
Ask your beauty therapist for more details.
We welcome a new Advocate Designer, Federico Sabatino, to the Lansdowne team.
We are delighted to announce the re-launch of our Liberty Atelier, Liberty Atelier Hair LAB
Amidst the cutting-edge fashion and eclectic design of the beloved Liberty department store you’ll find the hub of London’s hot new hair talent – the Josh Wood Liberty LAB.
Overlooking the bustling environs of dynamic Carnaby Street, this West End ‘sister salon’ of Josh Wood’s flagship Holland Park Atelier, is home to an emerging generation of colourists and stylists. The growing team of young talent are high end in skill and service, yet have low maintenance prices – giving the creatives of the area access to the trend-setting Josh Wood team at an affordable price point.
Led by principal in colour Andreas Kurkowitz and, in styling, Rob Fitch, the Liberty LAB will continue to evolve and develop the future leaders in hair. The award-winning German colourist,Andreas, brings a creative flair honed from experience on countless avant-garde editorial shoots and international catwalk shows. Rob, has expertly crafted his signature ‘undone’ structured cut for beautifully effortless styling, in addition to his contemporary barbering skills.
A cast of Atelier experts joins Andreas and Rob – ready to update your look with luminous colour and impeccable style. Leanne Galvin, the balayage queen of sunkissed ends; Philippe Tholimet, master of the fashion shoot cover look; Jack Buckley, who gives the best blow-dry in London and session stylist Leigh Keates, alongside our LAB talents Agi, Fer, Maisie and Fleur.
See the results of the Liberty LAB for yourself…
Blowdry from £25
Cut and blow dry from £55
Colour from £50
After nearly two years in the making we are thrilled to announce the launch of the Josh Wood product range exclusively with M&S. Featuring a series of shampoos and conditioners targeted for specific hair needs and a unique concept of blending wands, this is a true revolution in ageless hair care and the temporary colour of greys. The range is available for purchase in the Lansdowne Atelier and online from M&S. Selected M&S stores will carry the range.
LIBERTY BANG BAR
Fer hosted the Liberty Bang Bar Pop-Up. Shoppers dropped in for an express fringe-cutting service. From grown-out, blunt, to full fat fringes, the Bang Bar was the quick-stop destination for truly banging bangs.
Once again we took over the Glade Room at Sketch during London Fashion Week. From the 14-18th February we hosted a pop-up, offering breakfast, blow-dries and Chanel manicures. The Blending Wands were also available for a touch-up service.
THE NEW TOUCH-UP SERVICE
We have recently launched an ‘Atelier Touch Up’ service. Purchase a blending wand and your stylist will apply and style as part of your blow-dry service. The Josh Wood Blending Wand is a non-permanent instant colour solution that instantly hides grey hairs and blends re-growth.
BUY IT WITH LOVE CAMPAIGN
The team at Josh Wood Atelier are proud supporters of Breast Cancer Care. Please help us in supporting their Buy it with Love campaign throughout February and March by adding an optional £1 donation to your bill. Ask a member of the front of house team who will be happy to assist you.
We welcome two new therapists, Elodie from Gazelli and Laura from Natura Bisse.
We have changed over from Chanel to Marian Newman in residence. An internationally renowned nail expert, Marian creates immaculate and inspired designs for advertising campaigns, editorials, music videos and major fashion shows for the top designers in the world.
We would also like to welcome Marian’s team of nail experts:
Adam Slee is a nail artist to the stars, session nail technician and spokesperson for Rimmel London.
Kimberley Casey is a session manicurist. She is head nail technician for Dancing on Ice series 6, 7, 8, Big Reunion and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Lyndsay Mcintosh is a freelance session nail technician. She is Marian’s first assistant, accompanying Marian to New York, London and Paris Fashion Weeks as well as assisting on all the campaigns.
Welcome new assistant Luca and welcome back to Master Designer Gary.
Also a big welcome to all new Atelier Beaute therapists.
Amelia Freer is a qualified nutritional therapist. She is a real foodie who encourages the enjoyment of food. Her goal is to offer realistic, practical and achievable guidance to improve the health and well-being of her clients. She has created a ‘Healthy Menu’ for the Atelier.
Tommy Harland is a landscape painter whose work embodies a powerful evocation of the natural world. We are excited to exhibit and sell some of his pieces here at Atelier Lansdowne.
His paintings are characterised by their sculpted, textural surfaces and quiet, muted colours. He studied art in his native East Yorkshire, and developed an affinity for the unassuming beauty in the landscape of the every day.
His latest work focuses on London and more specifically the Thames. He aims to capture the stillness and serenity of the river through an abstract haze of colour and light, creating a soft yet luminous vision of the landscape.
The works often depict moments of transition: a change in the weather or the descent into evening. “I like the idea of slices of nature”, he says. “A glimpse or a moment. In London, it’s the river that grounds us.”
We have blocks around the Atelier with information about Tommy and pricing of the work.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of Atelier Beaute. Josh has created a team of experts to deliver top to toe beauty in a way no one has conceived before.
You can now book in with us for:
An internationally renowned nail expert and Chanel nail ambassador, Marian and her team will be on hand for personal consultations and prescriptive services by appointment.
Natura Bisse has developed a range of sophisticated face and body treatments ‘experienced’ within the one-of-a-kind Pure Air Bubble.
The highly concentrated treatments contain ground breaking White Oil coupled with the sensual effects of gentle aromas and luxurious textures.
The origins of this remarkable brand lie in the discovery of Hungary’s thermal waters over 2000 years ago. These specialist facials are often compared to a work out for facial muscles.
The ‘Wax Queen’ has revolutionized the world of waxing by developing her own unique process for both male and female Brazilian waxing.
The ‘browista’; Jenna has an artist’s eye and an expert hand- tinting and sculpting brows into a custom shape that best suits your face and desired look.
Flutter is the industry leader in lash enhancement. Bespoke services and unique application techniques create a weightless feel and superior natural look.
James Read is a global tanning expert with an award-winning self-tanning range.
RICARDO VILA NOVA
Our in residence world class trichologist combines extensive research, innate skill and a real passion for hair and scalp health to get to the root of any problem.
The Ultimate Hairdresser for brows, Ilah brows use artistic threading to reveal the real you.
Personal training with Steve Mellor of Freedom2Train in Holland Park, followed by a blow-dry in the Atelier.
Natura Bisse and Gazelli have launched a range of flash treatments. These can be enjoyed at the backwash or in the styling chair, during hair or nail services.
Citrus Refresher – 10 minutes £20
Revive and refresh with a spritz of C+C Vitamin Splash.
Mani-Pedi Scrub Bar – 15 minutes £25
Add your choice of C+C Scrub or Honey Scrub or the added glamour of Diamond Magnetic for the perfect complement to your manicure or pedicure
Reviving Hand Treatment – 15 minutes £25
An enzyme peel, followed by a hydrating and refreshing massage with Gazelli White Oil™ lemon massage cream leaves hands looking and feeling their best. Targets dehydration, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone.
Personal training with Steve Mellor of Freedom2Train in Holland Park, followed by a blow-dry in the Atelier.
Gazelli White Oil™And Caviar – 20 minutes £35
This exquisite hair treatment starts with a soothing application of Gazelli White Oil™ to the scalp, root and hairline. The tips of the hair are then immersed in nourishing Caviar, and covered in a silk wrap. This luxurious treatment leaves the scalp soothed and hydrated, and the hair with a beautiful healthy shine.
EXPRESS BEAUTY ADDITIONS
add a flash of beauty to your schedule
Lemon Cream Hand Application – 2 minutes £10
Lemon Cream With Hand Massage – 8 minutes £15
Lemon Cream Foot Application – 4 minutes £15
Lemon Cream With Foot Massage – 10 minutes £20
Caviar Hair Treatment To Tips – 5 minutes £15
White Oil Scalp Treatment – 7 minutes £20
CRISIS AT CHRISTMAS
Greg kindly spent a day at Crisis, the charity for homeless people, over Christmas. As well as offering support and companionship, Greg cut the hair of some of the homeless people. Here is a small anecdote from his time there: A slight man, in his 50s, with whitening hair and the sort of pale skin that would break out in a rash at the hint of contact; Tom arrived for his haircut, shuffling along, head down and shoulders curled, unable to make eye contact. And yet, there was something interesting about him. His gratitude was quickly proffered with practised social aplomb and I soon found, as we began to talk while I cut his hair, that I was talking to an educated, informed and most conversant man. After a discussion about Freddie Laker and his failed airline, vs Branson’s Virgin Atlantic, I learned that Tom was from Canada, had completed his education here in Britain, before becoming a criminal lawyer. And he had been a longtime home owner, to boot! But events and maybe choices – I know not what – led to his bankruptcy two years ago. He no longer practices law, is homeless, lives in a friend’s garage, and is allowed to shower in their home only when his friend’s wife is out.
Tom’s hair had flopped over his face, quite overgrown, but by the time I had competed his haircut, it was sweeping to the side making this timid and afraid recluse appear much more part of ‘our’ world. He looked in the mirror and exclaimed (his shoulders now back where they should be and his body open and more vibrant): “I look much more like a lawyer now. Thank you.” I didn’t want him to leave my chair.
I doubt very much that he’ll ever be a lawyer again. Indeed, many of the CRISIS guests talked extensively about “when they’ll be back on their feet”… – the most vociferous often being the most incredible. But that the possibility revealed itself to Tom and that he was heartened by the attention he received surely made our small contribution worthwhile. By the way, the next day, Tom brought the house down at the karaoke with an incredible performance of The Cure’s ‘Friday I’m in Love’.
STYLE WORKS EVENT, SOMERSET HOUSE
In November we hosted a pop-up Bang Bar at Somerset House, where Fer offered complimentary fringe trims. The event was hosted by the Sunday Times Style in aid of Smart Works. Smart Works provide high quality interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to out-of-work women on low incomes. Smart Works helps them to feel confident, look fabulous, succeed at their job interview and move on with their life. The event was a massive success.
THE LIBRARY EVENT
Part of the Josh Wood team headed over to The Library in November. The Library is a private members club/gym, based in Notting Hill. They offer unlimited personal training, tailored nutrition and outstanding results. Our team offered complimentary blow-dries and polish changes, and to keep in the festive spirit, minced pies, mulled wine and goodie bags.
P&G PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
In November Agi and Andreas flew to Hamburg to work with P&G and SelectNY on the visuals for an exciting new colour range for Wella. This collection of fashion forward, demi-permanent, colours will add to the Color Touch portfolio and be part of an upcoming re-brand.
CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY
On Friday 13th the Atelier team took part in Christmas Jumper Day to raise money for Save the Children. Thank you everyone for taking part and putting on your festive finest for such a good cause. Together, between staff, clients and our business colleagues, we’ve raised £913.58! A special round of applause goes to Rob for wearing a festive onesie!
Welcome Morgan, a new member of our Front of House team. Welcome to our new assistants Selina and Allan.
LIBERTY GET CREATIVE BANG BAR POP-UP
Joanna opened the Liberty Get Creative Bang Bar Pop-Up. Whether you’re after a grown-out, blunt or full fat fringe, the Bang Bar is your quick-stop destination for truly banging bangs. Drop in for an express fringe-cutting service, offering ban maintenance and the very latest in fringe trends.
P&G PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
This week Josh flew out to Frankfurt, Germany, for a two day workshop with P&G looking at innovative product developments and discussing colour inspiration. On Monday, Josh was joined by Heidi and Miguel for a session of testing on models for an exciting new temporary colour product. Tuesday’s session was an interactive wordcrafting workshop with pioneers in the creative industries including fashion designer Louise Gray, make-up artist Aaron Smith Henrikson and designer/architect Christian Zuzunaga. Focusing on the topics ‘Vivid Colour’ and ‘Expressive Transformation’ the group brainstormed ideas of the future.
WELLA OPEN HOUSE
October saw Wella Professionals annual global media event come to London. ‘Wella Open House’ was a landmark event for showcasing the incredible world of Wella Professionals colour. Josh, Agi and Heidi prepped 3 models at the Atelier beforehand with Wella’s latest scientific innovation – KP Innosense, the first permanent colour with technology to reduce the risk of allergic reaction. Wella Open House was also the stage for Josh and Eugene Souleiman to discuss the recent fashion week shows with renowned blogger Emily Johnston of Fashion Foie Gras and unveil the key visuals for the 2014 Editorial Style trend collection: Urban Native for SS and Borderline Beauty for AW.
MIGUEL MILLIE MACKINTOSH
Congratulations to Millie Mackintosh and Stephen Manderson on their big day. Miguel Martin Perez styled Millie’s hair for her wedding.
BREAST CANCER CARE SHOOT
The Ateliers Greg styled the hair for the Breast Cancer Care new Body Image campaign. The campaign aims to get people talking about the issues surrounding body image post cancer/treatment, so that everyone understands that a change to your body image is not a small price to pay.
The beautiful Chanel Nail Bar Pop-Up opened this week. Nail guru Marian Newman has taken up residence at Atelier Beauté. Marian and her brilliantly trained team of technicians will be on hand for Chanel manicures, and all services include a Chanel nail colour of your choice to take home.
The gorgeous Only Roses baubles, created by Floris van de Hoed, were installed in the Atelier for Christmas.
FASHION WEEK SHOW UPDATE
Josh, Andreas and Agi continued to set the colour tone for SS14 by creating more amazing looks for Paris fashion week. The team worked behind the scenes at Celine to create sheer colour that was a sombre tone down of primary colours. Agi and Andreas also worked alongside the make-up team to bleach the models’ eyebrows to create a beautiful blank canvas for the vibrant, art-inspired collection.
The team were thrilled to create more colour for the final show of Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton. Colouring through the night and up until showtime they created primary, bold and intense reds, blondes and brunettes to stand out in the melancholic sea of black.
We welcome various new members to the Atelier team:
• Head of Atelier Beauté & Retail Zoe Wilson
• Master Designer Anna Cofone
• Concierge/ Chauffeur Marc Bates. Marc will be available for client pick ups/drop offs, airport runs, couriering client and Atelier items, feeding parking meters and valet parking.
• Office Junior Becky Ferris
• Associate Designer Fran
• Marketing Assistant Frankie Williams
• And finally, welcome back to Sadika who has returned for the Christmas period
NEW RETAIL RANGES
Oribe – Oribe delivers truly original formulations: gels that condition, oils that hold, sprays that don’t flake or clump, skincare-grade shampoos that prep hair for styling while protecting it from the environment, all lightly scented with specially commissioned French perfumes. Created by renowned hairstylist Bob Recine, this unique elixir is both universal and hardworking, leaving lifeless, damaged hair healthier, more lustrous and consistently residue-free. Does not contain sunscreen.
Babo Botanicals – All Babo Botanical products are certified Organic Nutri-Soothe™ Blend rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants combines Chamomile, Watercress, Kudzu and Calendula.
Rahua – The Amazon’s most potent beauty secret can now be yours with Rahua, a luxurious collection of 100% natural hair care products delivering transformative, gorgeous results.
Lulu Organics – An all organic, talc-free hair powder for hair on days of unwash. Inspired from our college days, this silky powder is perfect for on-the-go styling and leaves your hair smelling as fresh as a day one wash. Sprinkle a dime size amount of powder into your hands and rub through the roots of your dry hair.