Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The X Factor LIVE 
Results show

Sunday 30th November

For your chance to win two VIP tickets including drinks at the after show party where you will meet the contestants, all you have to do is...
Donate your chosen amount to Farleigh hospice via this link… 


For each £1 donation you will receive one entry into the competition ie: £20 donation will give you 20 entries into the competition.  
                    Thank you for donating and good luck !

Terms and Conditions:

  • The Winners will be announced on Monday 24th November. 
  • You must be 12 years or over to attend the X Factor Live show.
  • The objective of this competition is to raise funds for Farleigh Hospice and give the winner the opportunity to attend the live Sunday show with their chosen guest.
  • All donations will go to Farleigh Hospice only.
  • This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook. By participating in this competition you agree to a complete release of  Facebook from any claims and you agree to these terms and conditions 
  • Only registered donations through Virgin Money giving will be counted.
  • Farleigh Hospice and Silhouette du Barry cannot be held responsible for any injury, accidents, loss of property or mishap that may arise at or during this competition.
  • Competition winners are to arrange their own transport to/from the studios.
  • The winner will be picked at random using a computer generated system.
  • Tickets are for November 30th November only and cannot be exchanged for other dates.
  • Tickets are for the winners only and can not be sold or passed on.
  • Tickets will be at the studios on the day of the show.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Our 2014 Apprentice Team,
 the story so far…

Meet Bronte, Emmy and Evie; our Apprentice team for this year. They began their journey this September to become hair stylists at SDB, we caught up with them to ask how they are getting on…

How are you finding work compared to school?
Emmy: I love it! the hours are obviously longer but every day is different where as school was always regimented and the same every day. I love seeing different clients and doing different tasks each day- I am learning so much!

How long is your apprenticeship and what does it involve?
Evie: Our Apprenticeship is up to 2 years- we are studying for our NVQ level 2. We can qualify earlier if we work hard which means we will work on the salon floor as Graduate stylists sooner. After our NVQ level 2 we will study for our NVQ level 3 while we are Graduate Stylists which is the advanced training in Hairdressing. We have Tuesdays dedicated to Training, which is with the hair Academy EASI who come to the salon to teach our Theory and Practical sessions, we also have extra training in practical skills with our Directors Zoe and Nathan which i really enjoy.

Why did you choose an Apprenticeship rather than hairdressing college?
Bronte: An apprenticeship i feel is much more hands on- we are looking after clients all day which is great for our practical skills and also our customer service skills. At the salon we are working with top hairdressers every day and learning from them, some of our Stylists are assisting on the X Factor for Celebrity Hairdresser Jamie Stevens at the moment and they teach us! I feel inspired by them and hope to follow in their footsteps one day.

What do you like most about your Apprenticeship?
Evie: I love that we get to help the hairstylists with Colours and hair extensions a lot. I also love blowdrying clients hair and I really enjoy styling long hair in up-styles and look forward to working on Weddings and Prom hair next year. 

Where do you hope to be in the future after your Apprenticeship?
Emmy: I would love to become a top Stylist at the salon like our Art Director Lena and work with Nathan and Zoe on Fashion week shows and TV shows like X Factor for Jamie Stevens- he is amazing!
Bronte: I will keep training and taking part in courses as in hairdressing you never stop learning. My dad is a hairdresser and i would love to make him proud by being a brilliant and successful stylist.
Evie: I really want to become a Bridal hair specialist and become an Art Director in the salon, I love working at Silhouette du Barry- I really feel i have the best start to my hairdressing career!

 Bronte, Emmy and Evie look forward to looking after you in the salon soon. 

Good luck with your training girls! XXX

Interested in an Apprenticeship? Email Zoe at
for a chance to start an amazing career in Hairdressing.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Our Face of the Future Judge Emily's Story...

Emily's Story

We met Emily when she was just 16, she had popped into the salon to inquire about our hair extensions. We spotted her potential straight away and asked her if she would be interested in some hair modelling for the salon. Her first shoot with us was a great success! She was a natural model- and here is her very first image with us…

Emily has since gone on to Model for many Hair Competitions and shows around the UK such as the L'Oreal Colour Trophy and British Hairdressing awards. She has built up a portfolio of images working for Designers, stylists, Clothing brands and Top photographers. But one of the highlights of her Career so far has to be making the final 6 in Sky Living TV's Britain and Irelands Next Top model. With her versatility, hard working attitude and sunny personality it is easy to see why she was so popular with all the judges. 
See images from her time on the show here

We are lucky to have worked with Emily on no less than 4 of our salon collections to date. Here are a few of her images…

                                                  Photography by Martin Higgs

We are down to our final 10 in our Face of the Future 2014 competition. The final 4 Chosen will get to meet Emily as she is on our Judging Panel! Good Luck girls!! XXX

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Youthful Looking Appearance

Tired of the same hair? Want something new that works for your age?

Here are some of our top tips from the salon’s senior Stylists…

  •   Firstly, regular cuts are a must! We all lose hair as we get older so to keep it looking its thickest and keep that youthful shape by having a good cut every 6 weeks. 

  •   Lighten your hair colour. Dark hair makes the complexion look shallow and pale. By lifting the colour one shade at a time, or by adding highlights around the face, adds tone and lifts your face. A lighter colour is also great to disguise white hair’s coming through.

  •   Remember, you don’t have to go short! But, if you like your hair long, use layers to lift and frame your face. This gives you a “Facelift” by drawing your features upwards. Through clever cutting and styling of your hair your stylist really can make you look younger. Subtle flicks, kicks and pushing hair off of the face will ‘lift’ the appearance of your features. No wonder all the celebs do it! 

Take a look at Helen Mirren … or Judi Dench …

                                             Image: Google image search

                                                                            Image: Google image search

Book your appointment today to get you looking and feeling younger!

 Silhouette du Barry 
 01245 257137

Monday, 23 June 2014

 Face of the Future 2014

Fran's Story,

  We Met Fran back in 2009 when she was modelling in a local Fashion show at restaurant in Chelmsford. We and our Photographer Martin Higgs spotted her potential immediately- the camera just loved her! We asked her to take part in an in salon photo shoot and her images were stunning, she built up work quickly and contacted modelling agencies to get even more work- all while she              was still studying her Art Course!
She often worked for nothing to gain experience and build a portfolio of images to get future work. Five years on, her hard work and dedication has paid off and Fran has worked for Choice Clothing, numerous clothes and jewellery designers and Make -up artists. She has travelled abroad modelling for Vidal Sassoon and she has featured in no less than three of our British Hairdressing awards collections- all reaching the Finals of the most prestigious awards in Hairdressing. Fran is a joy to work with and we are so proud and happy of her success- and this is only the beginning! 

If you would like to follow in Fran's footsteps enter our Face of the future Competition now at...  GOOD LUCK!

Sunday, 11 May 2014

FACE OF THE FUTURE COMPETITION in association with Silhouette du Barry Hairdressing

Face of the Future 2014

Are you Essex’s answer to Cara Delevingne or Kate Moss? Do you want the opportunity of a lifetime? Have you always wanted to star in your own fashion shoot and have your hair styled by the team that styled The X Factor and fashion weeks in NY, London, Paris and Milan? We are looking for YOU!

The Prize
£250 worth of Bluewater Shopping Vouchers
One year of personal hair styling at Silhouette du Barry Hairdressing in Chelmsford.
Your very own ‘Face of the Future’ styled Photo shoot Sunday / Monday 3rd/ 4th August 2014
Hair styling and pamper goodies
Plus 3 Runners Up
(voted by our facebook likers) will receive:
A prizewinning ‘Face of the Future’ styled Photo shoot on Sunday/ Monday 3rd/ 4th August 2014
A hair goody bag

To Enter
Send two recent head shot/waist upwards photographs to: or post them to ‘The Face of The Future’ at Silhouette du Barry, 8 Moulsham Street (High Street) Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0HR

Please include the following information: Full Name, age and date of birth, Address, Telephone number and email if applicable. Plus a few lines telling us a little bit about yourself.
Anyone under the age of 18 must also have permission from a parent or guardian to enter.

Competition Terms and Conditions
1. You must be a minimum age of 15-24 years. All entrants under the age of 18 must have their parent or guardians permission to enter. All entrants must be able to verify any information given.
2. You must be a resident of the United Kingdom.
3. Contestants must not have a criminal record or anything else in their background that would bring the contest or Silhouette du Barry into disrepute.
4.Contestants must not have any verbal or written contract that forbids them from working with Silhouette du Barry as a model.
5. Use of images: Contestants will permit Silhouette du Barry the license to use their photograph for publicity purposes. The winners consent to having their photographs taken, be interviewed by the press (if required) and other media activity which may be used in social media and in the public domain eg. Facebook, Twitter and internet websites.
6. Entry: In order to enter you must send two recent head shot/waist upwards photographs to the email address given
or via post to the address given above, along with your details as requested in the entry section. If we receive images from you which are corrupted, incomplete or otherwise deficient, we may not be able to enter you into the competition. Proof of uploading your Submission will not be accepted as proof of entry. After the judging panel meets to choose the twelve finalists it will post your image to the Silhouette du Barry facebook page to begin the voting. Please note that Facebook cannot be held liable for any aspect of this Competition and the Competition is not sponsored, endorsed or otherwise associated with Facebook.
7. Prize: Travel, accommodation, expenses, charges and insurance are not included as part of the Prize unless we indicate otherwise. We reserve the right to alter and or change the prize where necessary without notice. Only one entry per person is allowed to the competition and multiple entries may result in you being disqualified from the competition.
8. Competition Period: Entries must be received between 12th May 2014 and 30th June 2014 . Any entries received before or after the Competition Period (for whatever reason) will not be valid.
9. Winner Selection: The Prize winner(s) will be selected as follows: The judging team at Silhouette du Barry will review and make the selection from all online applications and from postal applicants of the 12 finalists. Facebook voting by likes on an individuals image will decide the final four Finalists/Runner’s Up. However the Silhouette du Barry Judging panel will have the final overall decision over the final winner and winning selection and this decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
10. Disclaimer: Silhouette du Barry shall not be held liable for any accidents, mishaps, injuries or loss of property that may arise during the competition. Contestants will adhere to the terms and conditions of the competition. Silhouette du Barry have the rights to disqualify not adhering to the terms and conditions laid out here in.