Got any questions? We're happy to help so please get in touch.


Read up on all of our latest snazzy stories

Saks Art Team storms LFW and PFW

Saks Team at the ready for the biggest fashion events in town, London fashion week, oh and out of town too... with a flying visit to Paris Fashion Week. 

With LOreal Professional, and Darren Fowler.

Luke Pluckrose Hits Amsterdam with LOreal

 L'Oreal Professional invited our Luke Pluckrose to showcase his amazing cutting talent overseas recently at the Cutting Lab show in the vibrant city of Amsterdam.

Luke demonstrated cutting techniques created by the Saks Art Team, from our 'latest collection, ICONIC.

Luke was assisted by Saks A Team member Lynnette Breytenbach from Saks Doncaster. 

Luke says: "It's always great to share our philosophies and unique cutting techniques with other hairdressers from around the world. We love delivering these shows - it's always a blast."

Saks Art Team now taking hair appointments in Smithfield, London

Exciting news. Our Art Team members Alison Dace, Tom Berry and Luke Pluckrose are now taking client appointments in London town – from cuts and colours, to complete makeovers and special-event styling of course. This coincides with the launch of the Art Team hair hub at the Saks Training Academy on Long Lane, Smithfield in London.

The team regularly add the glam factor session styling at all the happening events such as London Fashion Week, The BRITs, MOBOs and Clothes Show Live. 

So, if you're in central London and you want a head-turning new look join a big list of lovelies... Little Mix, Stooche, the Girls Aloud gang, Amy Childs... the list goes on... why not book in with Alison, Luke or Tom.

Head of Saks Art Team, Alison Dace, says: “At Saks we’re all about making women feel special, it’s what we do. And amidst all the training, shoots and shows, we always LOVE getting the chance to spend time transforming Saks clients. 

Alison continues: “We’re thrilled that as we’ve got a great new place we can now add hair appointments into the crazy world of Art Team activities – to build our own list of clients in London. We’ve done our research and our prices are very reasonable too!”

If you’re in London and you fancy being transformed by the best, give us a buzz on 0207 379 3563 or pop to our fab new academy on Long Lane, Smithfield and the team will do the rest. 

Location? Easy to find. Hop off the tube at Barbican, only a minute's walk, located round the corner from the London School of Beauty.

Saks London academy in hot new location on Long Lane, Smithfield

Wow… our Saks training academy in London has moved to an out-of-this-world new abode bang-central at Long Lane, Smithfield.

After months of getting our new place ready and weeks of packing we’re finally in. AND our first students are over-the-moon with our new facilities. We’ve got everything in place so we can continue to provide the very best in professional NVQ hair training.

We’re easy to find, everyone. Hop off the tube at Barbican, we’re only two minutes’ walk and we’re located in a swish new annex of the London School of Beauty – come say hello!

Since first opening at Covent Garden over ten years ago we’ve provided 1000s of students with excellent NVQ hair training and outstanding advanced courses too.

When they’re not being called on to style hair at glam events or jetting off overseas delivering world-class education, Long Lane is the base for our Art Team too. As well as running our advanced courses for those wanting to push the boundaries creatively they’re now also taking client appointments. If you’re in London town why not book in and put your hair in the hands of the best!

Everything’s in place… the decorators have left, the nearest coffee house has been located, and most importantly… our students LOVE it.

All’s good!

Saks Art Team at the 2014 John Smedley’s Spring/Summer Sportswear Collection at London Collections: Men

So our Art Team have been out and about flying the Saks flag again, with our Luke Pluckrose heading up the creative hair team for the 2014 John Smedley’s Spring/Summer Sportswear Collection at London Collections: Men.

The team went for dapper short and sleek sports inspired looks which have been a staple style for John Smedley since the 1900s, our ace team gave hair a modern twist fusing natural, wet look with volume, think Riviera visits, playing tennis and suave gentlemen rowing on the Thames.

Luke also had a helping hand from our super star stylists Paul Calladine from Saks Doncaster and Dean Jackson from Saks Durham.

Saks styles Stooshe Slip video

Guess who Stooshe called on yet again to create their latest hair looks for their ‘Slip’ video? Our superstar Saks Art Team of course!

The girl’s love affair with Saks (and particularly our Luke) continues, because they know we get it so right every time.

US style bowling alley, this time it was all about creating vintage 1950’s Grease looks. And we got the girls glammed up with retro-to-go quiffs, bows and curls to compliment Stooshe jackets, midriff tops, disco pants and spangled bowling shoes!

Oh, and we also styled the girls for the ‘London With The Lights on’ album cover too. Click to watch the video here.

Let Saks open the door to a whole new career for you. Fast track your way into hairdressing with the best in the business

Thinking of a career change? Always fancied becoming a hairdresser? Then talk to us about our Saks 'The Knowledge' Diploma plus NVQ Level 2 beginner's hairdressing course in Darlington.  You’ll study part time two evenings a week and during that time you’ll learn everything you need to know for a brand new career in the fabulous world of hairdressing.

What Saks teaches is special, and you'll be trained by the best in the business in a real-life salon environment with loads of one-to-one tuition, plus you'll get a Saksessories hair tools kit! The cost of the course is £3,200 with flexible payment options available.

To find out more about this amazing opportunity call 01325 341 621.


Our training experts have developed our all-new beginners barbering course to perfection. This new course runs 1 evening a week with that all-important tuition in small groups. Plus, unlike other barbering courses, we’ll also induct you into the arts of tram lines and creative shapes. Oh, and you’ll also get a Saksessories barbering kit, worth a whopping £440 which includes everything you’ll need to get started.

Courses are taught by experts with extensive industry experience in small groups, so plenty of one-on-one tuition is guaranteed. And we’ll even provide you with an abundance of models to practice on. Enrol with Saks Academies Darlington today and along with achieving the coveted Saks Diploma you’ll also gain the nationally recognised Barbering NVQ 2 and be well on the way to a new career in barbering!

This fantastic Barbering course runs for 30 weeks, with an amazing intro offer of only £2,000. And we’ve got flexible payment options via monthly payment plans available too.

Interested? Get in touch for a chat about this amazing life-changing opportunity today. Call 01325 341 621 today.


There’s nothing our Art Team loves more than the vibe of London Fashion Week. It’s always a perfect opportunity to showcase their creativity and versatility. Their highlights from LFW AW13...

The Saks Art Team’s Luke Pluckrose headed up the Saks hair team at J.JS Lee with L’Oreal Professionnel. The hair was a contrast of minimalist loose natural textures, with the J.JS Lee trademark ‘tuck behind one ear’ for a modern, daytime feel

The team also worked with Liam Curran on the KTZ show creating low witchy ponytails with dry texture and loose sections framing the face. The look was slightly gothic with surface frizz. 

The Art Team also had an amazing time backstage with Bernard Chandran, Ziad Ghanem and Charlie May.

A hot trend tip from Alison Dace, our Hair Expert: “The fashion colour for the AW13 season has got to be… red… there were rich, vibrant tones everywhere!” Roll on Autumn we say!


It was awesome for Saks' future Art Team members to style hair for the Urban Voices Collective Choir for their opening performance at the BAFTAs with the astonishing Paloma Faith.

The team for this prestigious event was: Samantha Jane Griffiths - Saks Lincoln, Saphia Culley - Saks Scunthorpe, Magdalena Furmanik and Zia Ryan - Saks Academies Covent Garden.  

Another out-of-this-world Paloma performance... with a little help from Saks!

Stooshe Love Their Hair by the Saks Art Team

Did you know our very own Luke Pluckrose styles Stooshe's hair? If you didn't - you do now!

The Saks Art Team have been making sure the gals look as fabulous as ever at loads of top gigs including T4 on the Beach, The Arqiva Awards, Daybreak and Radio 1's Live Lounge. What a line-up...

The gang love their locks (and Luke!), so keep checking back for the latest hottest news on their superb styling sessions with the Art Team.

Prima High Street Fashion Awards

Saks is the hair team of choice at the Prima High Street Fashion Awards, the UK's largest high street fashion event in support of Breakthrough Breast Cancer (raising a staggering £670,000 for the charity so far!).

“We’ve been styling these awards for 3 years now, and we love it! "It’s about embracing all the things we women enjoy, wine tasting, chocolate tasting, eye lashes, nails, and of course glamorous hair. "The Awards are great fun and embody the same qualities as Saks does - celebrating women." Alison Dace, Head of Saks Art Team.

The Team is really excited about the fashion show, having previously coiffed, tonged and blow-dried numerous models to perfection in previous years for the show. They’ll also be on hand to give advice to all those attending on how to get the best out of their hair, whilst offering mini-styling consultations on the night. Fab!


Saks' Art Team and stylists starred on the Spring Summer 2013 catwalks at London Fashion Week recently, working with two contrasting shows from influential designers J. JS Lee and Bernard Chandran. 

To complement the clothing range for J.J S Lee, Luke from the Art Team headed an all Saks stellar team to create a "lived in" style which consisted of a low side parting and cascading tousled hair, carefully tucked behind one ear making a strong contrast with the pared down clothing collection.  

For Bernard Chandran, the team headed by Alison Dace, created a sporty, high, bouncy ponytail with a graphic hair twist running from forehead to tail, super sleek sides and a high shine finish.



The Saks hairdressing elite are in demand for shows, shoots, seminars, educational events and styling for catwalk and TV, all over the world. (more)



Looking for inspiration? Check out the Saks Art Team’s amazing hair collections in our 'look-book'. (more)