We are delighted to let you know that 2016 has been a very successful year for the Elajé team. Due to all the hardwork, commitment and outstanding talent from all the team, Elajé Hair & Beauty has been shortlisted for three major hairdressing awards this year including; The Most Wanted Awards, British Hairdressing Business Awards and the Salon Business Awards. Go Team!
We have recently introduced Russian Lashes at Elaje and they are fast becoming one of our most popular services!
So, what are they? Russian lashes get their name from a technique from Russia – as the same suggests. It involves placing a small fan of multiple lashes on each of your own natural lashes to literally multiply them by x4 or even x6 times! (This is also where the 4D and 6D lash terminology comes from).
With all these extra lashes the appearance is a beautiful, full volume feathery look. They can also be varied by how long/short/full you want them to be thy come in a wide variety of length and curl. The Varia and Tahitian Feathering give a more natural finish whilst the classic Russian layering is for those wanting that glamorous, super full look; so there’s something for everyone! Let our experienced beauty therapists help you decide the right lashes for you.
Julia Gaudio, Managing Director and salon owner.
“I’m Julia Gaudio and I opened Elajé Hair & Beauty in Cambridge back in 2008. The salon is a result of many years assisting and training, to managing a salon before eventually fulfilling my dream to own a salon of my own.
My role has been to direct this business from a start-up venture to the thriving salon it is today and one that I am very proud of. I split my time working in the heart of the salon working as a hairdresser as well as planning and managing the business. I spend a considerable amount of time motivating the team through training days, networking, and attending industry events. I put a high premium on developing a happy, highly motivated and skilled team which I believe reflects on the Elajé experience. I need to know that what we promise can be delivered to an exceptional standard, which is why I invest a huge amount of time in all areas of education.
My attitude towards Elajé is to deliver honest, first-class hairdressing and make sure every client makes the very best of what they have. I am not frightened to say if something is wrong for you or that this treatment would best suit you. I always ensure I am one-step ahead and remain at the forefront of the industry which is my absolute priority; whether it is new beauty service or education program. I am confident that we can provide you with the very best service and treatments here at Elajé and guarantee our Look Like You ethos will make your hair or beauty appointment a truly exceptional experience.
Hope to see you in the salon soon.
We’ve been super busy at Elajé in recent months and made our way in to the finals for three prestigious hairdressing awards. In July, we were named finalist in the Salon Business Awards and headed to a champagne soiree on The Yacht in London. Moving in to September, we attended Most Wanted Grand Final awards and Julia was named a finalist in the Business Thinker category at the iconic Natural History Museum venue. Most recently, Elajé finalised for the Marketing Award at The British Hairdressing Business Awards held at The Lancaster Hotel in London.
“We have had a great year and overwhelmed to have been finalised for such amazing awards and be recognised as one of the very best in our industry. Huge thank you to all my wonderful team at Elajé and, of course, our lovely clients as without them, it wouldn’t be possible,” says Julia.
Elajé Master Therapist, Michelle Richardson has become a Dermalogica Specialist, after taking a series of advanced workshops.
The advanced certificate makes Elaje a specialist salon in delivering the Dermalogica facial. This wonderful treatment is renowned as one of the best salon treatments and ongoing care that you can provide for your skin.
It begins with a thorough cleanse and exfoliation before your therapist takes you through the zones of your face. This mapping of the zones of the face allows a prescription of what is needed for your particular skin type.
A relaxing steam and massage is followed by cleansing, toning and masques that are ideally suited to your individual needs.
“Moisturising treatments are applied just where they are needed as Dermalogica treatments are about skin health and not just a wonderful pamper experience, which is an added bonus,” said Michelle.
A range of exceptional products are available that will help you to maintain optimal skin health in between visits to the salon.
Prescriptive facials for 45 minutes are available from £47.
Elajé’s Founder and Managing Director, Julia Gaudio, is celebrating after being named a finalist in the Business Thinker category of national hairdressing competition – the Most Wanted Awards.
Following a judging session by more than 50 influencers from the worlds of hair and fashion, Julia has been voted one of the UK’s most dynamic business thinking hairdressers and will be heading to the Most Wanted Grand Final on Monday 7 September 2015. Taking place at iconic London venue, the Natural History Museum, the awards event will be hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall.
Judged by influential names in hair, fashion and the media, including salon owners Gary Hooker & Michael Young, Vogue beauty editor Lauren Murdoch-Smith, InStyle’s Cassie Steer, and the founders of BeautyMART, Millie Kendall MBE and Anna-Marie Solowij, the Most Wanted Awards celebrate the outstanding individuals, teams and salons raising the bar in UK hairdressing.
Presented by award-winning industry publication Creative HEAD, 2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the Most Wanted Awards. The 11 sought-after titles – individually sponsored by top hairdressing and business brands – recognise excellence across a multitude of disciplines from business acumen and customer service to creative skill and technical ability.
“I am delighted to be in the running for such an incredible award,” says Julia. “Anyone who runs a business will know the time and dedication it takes to make it a success, and to be recognised for this is incredible. I can’t wait for the final, especially as it’s in such a grand venue – The Natural History Museum,” she says.
The industry’s finest will take home the greatest mark of approval – a Most Wanted Trophy. But that’s not all. This year’s winners will also enjoy an exclusive prize courtesy of their category sponsor and receive profile-boosting editorial coverage in Creative HEAD magazine and its associated titles and websites, resulting in global exposure that will see their profile propelled into the spotlight.
Catherine Handcock, Publisher of Creative HEAD, says: “British hairdressing is widely acknowledged as the best in the world, and Most Wanted celebrates the best of British. To make the finals is an amazing achievement – something that definitely marks you out as an exceptional talent.”
Elaje is now stocking Skinade, a remarkable drink that nourishes your skin from the inside out.
Skinade provides an ultra-convenient and effective addition to your daily skincare regime, with each drink delivering a potent blend of essential micronutrients – the same level 9 tablets would provide – in a single bottle (150ml).
With no artificial colouring and naturally flavoured with refreshing peach and mangosteen, Skinade provides hydrolysed marine collagen, omega 3 and 6, MSM, vitamin C, l-lysine and B complex vitamins with only 35 calories.
It’s been scientifically formulated with the perfect ratio of liquid to active ingredients providing faster absorption and bio-availability while the key active ingredients work synergistically helping to maintain hydration and efficient skin function. The results speak for themselves, softer, better hydrated skin within six days. Within fourteen days skin looks more radiant, plumper and firmer with a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
For more information about Skinade, call today and speak to our Beauty Department.
Elaje Hair & Beauty has been shortlisted for a prestigious business award that recognises outstanding business acumen.
Presented by hairdressing industry magazine, Hairdresser’s Journal, the HJ British Hairdressing Business Awards recognises those who excel in the business of professional hairdressing. After an intense judging process, category sponsors, key business associates and industry names that are respected for their vision and success, confirmed Elajé Hair and Beauty as a leader within their field.
Elaje has finalised for the Marketing Award, and the winner will be announced at the glittering event, which takes place at The Lancaster hotel in London in September.
With a celebrity host at the helm, this year’s winners will be announced in front of an audience packed with VIPs from the worlds of hair, fashion and the media.
“To achieve finalist status in these awards is great recognition and a huge honour and Elajé Hair and Beauty should be proud of their achievement. We received a record number of entries this year and the standard has been truly impressive and it is testament to Elajé Hair and Beauty’s commitment and passion for their clients and team that they have a secured a place in the final,” commented Executive Director, Jayne Lewis-Orr.
Julia Gaudio, founder of Elaje said: “I am absolutely delighted that Elaje has been shortlisted for this award. I have great passion for my business and marketing is a vital part of it. It’s fantastic to be recognised in this way.”
If you are delighted by the promise of lazy days on the beach this summer but not so at the thought of your derriere in a bikini then a pre-holiday, bikini bottom blitz with a CACI body treatment could be for you.
Elajé is offering a course of 30 minute treatments using the CACI ECM (Electro-Cellulite Massager) to provide instant lift and contouring on the buttocks and thighs, using tiny electrical impulses that work to tighten muscles and stimulate collagen.
The appearance of stubborn cellulite is improved by breaking down fatty deposits and dispersing them through heightened circulation and lymphatic drainage. The course includes a special firming cream, Cellufirm which you apply morning and night at home. The result is a smoother, tighter and dimple-free complexion.
CACI facials and ECM body treatments work best with an initial course of 10-12 treatments received two or three times per week. After the intensive course, maintenance sessions need only be done once a month.
At Elajé, a single ECM session costs £45 and a course of six £270 or 12 for £450 which includes one free session.
Book online or call 01223 244888 to book your consultation.
Elajé Hair & Beauty is a finalist for the Hair Salon of the Year for East England award in the English Hair & Beauty Awards 2014.
Thousands of nominations via a public vote flooded in for the third annual English Hair and Beauty Awards. The prestigious event will be taking place on the 30th March at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.
The glitzy event is held to show appreciation and raise awareness of the expertise and professionalism of the hair and beauty industry; from salons to the talented individuals who work within them. The event promises to be as glamorous as the nominated individuals and salons.
“I am delighted that Elajé has been shortlisted for this award. We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional service for our clients and it is fantastic to be recognised in this way,” said owner Julia Gaudio.
Rachel Brown of event organiser, Creative Oceanic said: “The competition is heated this year as we have finalists from all over England. We would like to wish all the finalists the best of luck and we look forward to delivering yet another great event.”