Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Archived: In the Press! Judging Hair Talent of 2011

HERE at Matt Cox we love to support our local friends in the hairdressing industry, as well as the up-and-coming-talent-of-tomorrow.  So I was delighted to be invited along to guest judge the students of Herbert of Liverpool at their annual competiton last March.  Along with celebrity hairdressers Royston Blythe and Nick Malenko, John Graham of Toni and Guy and Nicola Scott from L’Oreal Professionnel, we were invited to the Devonshire House Hotel on Tuesday 29th March last year to seek out the 2011 finalists!

Herbert Howe is the renowed King of Bling, notorious for his big heart and his extravagant do's are infamous! So I knew he'd put on a good show.  Performers on the night were The Balloonatic, from Britain’s Got Talent, and Dance Dynamix, from Sky One’s Got To Dance.

More than 200 hairdressing students took to the competition floor to show off their talents so we all faced a very tough job. Read the list of winners in the Liverpool Echo article here.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Archived: In the Press! Mr and Mrs...

Now we're really digging through the archives!  But I couldn't resist sharing this post with you; an article with Caroline Storah of  the Liverpool Echo from, wait for it - 19th December 2001!

Now, it's probably more suited to our friends over at Bespoken Dreams Wedding Design and Consultancy, but seeing as Karen and I celebrate our 10th anniversary this year, I thought it quite apt! (And also because I scored very highly on it. Ahem...)

Good to see the lovely Justine Mills and Gerry Mannix of Liverpool's exclusive Cricket Fashion joining in on the fun!

"IT'S Christmas morning. He hands you a present with that romantic look in his eyes.
Do you tear off the paper ready to swoon knowing it's going to be just perfect?
Or do you secretly think: "Hope he's kept the receipt."
Just how good is your man at buying your special gift?
We tested out four couples in a Mr and Mrs-style quiz to find if she's going to get a cracker of a pressie next Tuesday morning . . . or a turkey.

First we asked her what she wanted, then asked him the same set to see if he guessed right. Here's how they went on. . .

Matt Cox, 32, and Karen Yoxall, 27 The artistic director at Andrew Collinge and database developer at United Biscuits live together.

If money were no object. . .

What she'd want: A holiday though we are going on honeymoon next year to Hawaii and Las Vegas

What he'd buy: "A holiday, " he says. "Last Christmas I bought us a holiday in New York and it was fantastic. Though it would be nice to pay off all the wedding costs in one go."

If he was buying perfume. . .

What she'd want: "He bought me Gucci Envy for my birthday so something different, " she says.

What he'd buy: Something other than Gucci. 

If he was buying a dress. . .

What size she takes: 8/10

What size he'd buy: 8/10

If he was buying a video. . .

What she'd want: Bridget Jones'd Diary.

What he'd buy: Bridget Jones's Diary.

If he was buying jewellery would it be gold or silver. . .

What she'd want: Gold.

What he'd buy: Gold.

If he was buying her a book. . .

What she'd want: Harry Potter.

What he'd buy: Harry Potter.

Justine Mills and Gerry Mannix The couple have been together 10 years and are co-owners of Cricket designer clothes store in Cavern Walks.

If money were no object. . .

What she'd want: "A gold BMW says Justine. "I think they are gorgeous. I saw one in Cold Feet and drooled.

What he'd buy: "A gold BMW Z3, " says Gerry, gaining top marks. "They're about pounds 30,000 and it's out of the question for now."

If he was buying perfume. . .

What she'd want: Cristalle by Chanel. About pounds 40.

What he'd buy: "I just don't know admits Gerry. "I don't think she's wearing any at the moment."

If he were buying a dress. . .

What size she takes: 12/14 - depending on the label.

What size he'd buy: 14

If he were buying a video. . .

What she wants: "Gone With The Wind, " says Justine. "It's a tear jerker at the end and I love that."

What he'd buy: "Something like the Godfather or Sopranos, " says Gerry - and is totally off the mark. "She likes the tough guys."

If he were buying jewellery would it be silver or gold. . .

What she'd want: "Neither - platinum!"

What he'd buy: "Silver. I bought her a diamond silver ring which she loves."

If he were buying a designer label. . .

What she'd want: "Chloe, definitely, " she says. "I have just bought a feminine top from the next spring collection. I always feel lovely in it and that gives me confidence."

What he'd buy: Chloe or Dolce and Gabbana.

If he were buying a book. . .

What she'd want: "I love the classics. I'm trying to read stuff I missed at school, " says Justine.
What he'd buy: "Any classic like Dickens or Jane Austen."

Archived: In the Press! Glamour is BIG and Clever...

On Christmas Eve 2008, I was interviewed by Susan Lee of the Liverpool Echo on the predicted trends for 2009.  It's interesting to see how I noted 'big, glamorous hair' as being key.  Hair is still very much high on glamour for 2012, with femininity being the desired look.

“Strictly has been a hot topic; the general feeling is that Tom Chambers deserved to win on the night.

“Lots of people are looking forward to 2009 and trying a new look. The year is almost over so everyone is keen to discover the newest trends for the new year.

“In hair that will mean lots of plum and aubergine colours. Big, glamorous hair is also key. Women want to look and feel like women again.”

Look out for future posts on our hair trends of SS12..

mc X

Monday, 12 March 2012

In the Press!

Liverpool FC's Pepe Reina celebrates Man Utd win at the hairdressers, but hat-trick hero Dirk Kuyt is in Heaven - News - Liverpool FC - Liverpool Echo

Golden Tans and Glossy Hands!

Liverpool lovelies, brides, mums and their elite entourages are getting Summer Savvy with our latest special offers on beauty treatments this March.

Throughout the whole of March, be Bronzed and Beautiful with Fake Bake full body applications priced at a fabulous £15, and give your Tootsies a Treat with Minx Toes at a sparkly £10!

Mothers Day Fabulous Offer - Shellac Nails £10 until Saturday 17th March.

With an array of 28 tempting colours that look good enough to eat, all the very latest Shellac colours are now available - Dark Lava, Silver Chrome and Rubble. Or try the latest RockStar glitter nails for only £12.50. Treat your mums (and yourselves!) to glossy, chip resistant nails for Mothers Day! For this week only. Call 0151 722 6686. Open til 8pm Wednesdays and Thursdays.

To book an appointment at our exclusive South Liverpool salon,
please call 0151 722 6686

mc X