GUO PEI FOR FASHION IN MOTION

Neville create hair look for Guo Pei show for Fashion In Motion at the V&A,

On November 1st, the Neville session team had the huge privilege of creating the hair look for Guo Pei’s first UK show.

The Chinese designer with whom we have had the pleasure of working for the past 6 years, showcased looks from her Autumn/ Winter 2019/20 collection at the spectacular Victoria and Albert museum in London.

The show not only celebrated Pei’s first UK catwalk but it also marked the 20th anniversary of museum’s Fashion in Motion Series.

The show, which was first presented during Paris Haute Couture Fashion week in July, took place inside the Raphael Gallery.

Get the look:

Start by crimping the hair from root to tip and away from the face.
Apply a light mist of L’Oreal Professionnel Infinium hairspray to each section before crimping .
Create large twisted knots in the hair using a zig zag section.
Leave two inches of the twisted knot out.
Using a hair straightener add a textured wave into the ends.
Finish with a light mist of L’Oreal Professionnel Infinium hairspray and L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni Art super dust for a textured matt effect .

Pictures Courtesy of Johnathan Bradley

The Beauty Shakers Episode 3

Here's our third edit of #TheBeautyShakers, with Elena Lavagni founder and owner of Neville Hair and Beauty, to give you the naked truth behind the beauty industry with some of the industry's creme de la creme. Today we meet with Amerley Ollennu, freelance beauty editor for Refinery29, Stylist, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, and Telegraph, over a Powerbar Fusio Dose treatment to talk about diversity in beauty and dieting.

Subscribe here for unfiltered original content about beauty, updated weekly, Produced by Nargis Cross

The Beauty Shakers Episode 2

Here's our second edit of #TheBeautyShakers, with Elena Lavagni founder and owner of Neville Hair and Beauty, to give you the naked truth behind the #beauty industry with some of the industry's creme de la creme. Today we meet with Alice Hart Davis, editor of #TheTweakments Guide over a Gua Sha Facial at Facial Bar London to talk about how beauty can impact your everyday life.

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Personality Matchmaking

Elena Lavagni reaveals why personality matchmaking clients and stylists is key to a successful business.

Studying psychology at university taught me firsthand the importance of understanding an individual’s needs and tastes and business is no different. In order to provide a good service to our clients we need to understand them and their needs. Once we have this understanding we can do what we love doing and what I call personality matchmaking. For those wondering, I don’t run a dating company on the side, rather I try to pair each client with a stylist whose personality will resonate with them. Personality matchmaking is a key aspect of the business for me. I truly believe that enabling a great rapport between the stylist and the client will create great results and will ultimately make the client feel good and happy.

I like to spend time developing relationships with my clients and learning more about them, it allows me to create suitable matches to give each client the experience they deserve.

Personality is the first point of call when it comes to hair stylists and I take that into consideration from the recruitment process. The first thing I ask my receptionists before interviewing a potential candidate is - what’s their personality like? 99% of the time I am look for something different. Ultimately, we can only teach the hairdresser how to do hair and the craftsmanship behind it. Their personality is a result of their personal journey and life story. Providing the match make was a success, the stylist will give you their heart and their soul. I am so lucky to count such a vast number of hairdressers from my team whose personalities can click with anyone.

The Beauty Shakers Episode 1

Welcome to our very first edit of #TheBeautyShakers, with Elena Lavagni founder and owner of Neville Hair and Beauty, to give you the naked truth behind the beauty industry with some of the industry's creme de la creme. Today we meet with Donna Francis, editor of thebeautyed.com also known for her #beautyontheschoolrun over an IBX nail treatment to talk about beauty made simple and motherhood.

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Fundraiser for Chain of Hope

Neville hosts Fundraiser for Chain of Hope

On Sunday 3rd of November, 14 stylists and beauticians donated their time and energy to help raise funds and awareness for Chelsea based Charity, Chain of Hope.

Chain of Hope provides cardiac care for children in countries that are unable to have access to these services. They send out volunteer surgeons and medical teams to provide urgent medical care.

We are incredibly grateful to our team for all the hard work they have done and the generous support of our clients, friends and family as well as the Chain of Hope committee .

Thanks to them we managed to raise an incredible £5,464.78, which is enough to cover the costs of a child’s complex heart surgery.

An event that could not have taken place without the kind support of our amazing sponsors Balmain Hair UK, Perrier-Jouët and Brixton Graphic ltd.

Personality Matchmaking

Elena Lavagni reaveals why personality matchmaking clients and stylists is key to a successful business.

Studying psychology at university taught me firsthand the importance of understanding an individual’s needs and tastes and business is no different. In order to provide a good service to our clients we need to understand them and their needs. Once we have this understanding we can do what we love doing and what I call personality matchmaking. For those wondering, I don’t run a dating company on the side, rather I try to pair each client with a stylist whose personality will resonate with them. Personality matchmaking is a key aspect of the business for me. I truly believe that enabling a great rapport between the stylist and the client will create great results and will ultimately make the client feel good and happy.

I like to spend time developing relationships with my clients and learning more about them, it allows me to create suitable matches to give each client the experience they deserve.

Personality is the first point of call when it comes to hair stylists and I take that into consideration from the recruitment process. The first thing I ask my receptionists before interviewing a potential candidate is - what’s their personality like? 99% of the time I am look for something different. Ultimately, we can only teach the hairdresser how to do hair and the craftsmanship behind it. Their personality is a result of their personal journey and life story. Providing the match make was a success, the stylist will give you their heart and their soul. I am so lucky to count such a vast number of hairdressers from my team whose personalities can click with anyone.

Chopard Loves London

Chopard loves London was the theme of this very British day of celebrations during which Caroline and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele celebrated the opening of the new Chopard boutique on the city’s prestigious Bond Street. Restored in harmony with its environment as a true family home with a convivial atmosphere, this is now the Maison’s largest European flagship store. The opening cocktail featured numerous references to British culture. Arriving in a procession of London’s famous black cabs specially personalised by Chopard, the guests who were dropped off at the entrance – with Bond Street specially cordoned off for the occasion – were warmly welcomed by porters wearing bowler hats and exuding an inimitably English breed of elegance.

Among the guests, many friends of the Maison were present to assist Caroline Scheufele in cutting the traditional ribbon stretched across the entrance of the building: Oscar-winning actresses and actors Julianne Moore, Marion Cotillard, Christoph Waltz and Colin Firth – accompanied by his wife Livia Firth – as well as Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, the Maison’s global ambassador; Araya Hargate, also a Chopard ambassador; Arizona Muse, the face of Chopard’s iconic Happy Diamonds collection; along with James Norton, Alexa Chung and Petra Nemcova.

Expanded and refurbished using local environment-friendly materials, this new boutique is another step forward in Chopard's Journey to Sustainable Luxury and its inaugural evening met the same high standards. The blue and gold carpet rolled out on the street to welcome guests – driven in by the all-electric London taxis commissioned by Chopard – was produced by Aquafil from ENONYL®, a fibre made entirely from recycled plastic materials such as used fishing nets. On the facade and all along the arrival route, florist artist Philippa Craddock created a decoration composed of locally supplied flowers that reflected the Maison’s links with nature. Celebrating the same theme, the very summery cocktails and petits fours served at the reception – including a Brixham bar ceviche with green apple and cucumber, and smoked chicken with black truffle and Cambridgeshire artichoke mousse on rye bread – were also made using local food. The evening was accompanied by wines from Château Monestier La Tour produced on Karl-Friedrich’s estate using biodynamic methods.

At the end of the cocktail, Caroline and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele hosted their guests for a prestigious dinner held under the gilded ceilings of the Main Hall at Banqueting House, one of London’s historical monuments. During the dinner, enlivened with a performance by magician David Jarre, a runway show with models who’s tresses were catered to by the Neville team enabled guests to discover the latest creations of Chopard's Haute Joaillerie workshops, including a diamond and ruby jewellery set especially designed by Caroline Scheufele in honour of the Chopard Bond Street boutique. Alessandro Ristori & the Portofinos provided the musical entertainment for the evening, followed by London DJ Lou Hayter.

Courtesy of Chopard.

Get the look:

Prep the hair using L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni Art Pli.
Using a pin tail comb, create a low parting on whichever side of the head looks best.
Gather the hair into a low ponytail and secure using elastic.
Using the ponytail create a low flat bun and secure with pins.
Finish with a light mist of L’Oreal Professionnel Infinium hairspray.

NEVILLE AT STELLA LIVE

In just about a week, Stella Magazine will be brought to life at #StellaLive19, a celebration of smart ageless style, fashion and beauty coming to the Saatchi Gallery, London from 10-11 May 2019.

During the various sessions you can be inspired by a fantastic line up of speakers, drink some rosé and enjoy free Facial Bar pampering sessions with us.

We will be offering free hair-styling tasters as well as free Facial Bar treatments.To buy your tickets head to : https://www.telegraph.co.uk/events/event/stella-live/

Alternatively, for a chance to win a complimentary pair of tickets for you and a friend please head to our Instagram page @nevillesalon to enter our giveaway.