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Thanks to our dedicated salon teams and fabulous customers, we’ve raised £73,853.49 for The Eve Appeal… so far.

At the heart of everything we do at Saks is our desire to transform the way you look and feel every day. Our big aim is to show exactly how much we care about women by supporting the only national charity dedicated to raising funds for research into the five gynaecological cancers of the womb, cervix, ovaries, vagina and vulva. 

This cause resonates with all women, young and old… mothers, daughters, sisters. Less well publicised than breast cancer awareness, gynaecological cancers kill 21 women a day in the UK. The Eve Appeal is determined to change this and we’re going to do everything we can to support them!

We’ve set a target to raise a whopping £100,000. Our salon teams are making this happen with exciting challenges and events such as Make Time For Tea … oh, and as usual at Saks there will be rather a lot of pampering too!

Along with raising funds, we’re raising awareness too. We’re getting gynaecological, aiming to remove the taboo about these too little talked about cancers. We’re handing out info and chatting with our customers about these cancers… and encouraging you to pass on what may be life-saving knowledge to female friends and family. What’s not to like!

Watch out for exciting events at a Saks salon near you and get in touch if you fancy joining in supporting this great cause.





Saks is the UK's leading hair and beauty franchise salon group with an award-winning network of salons on the high street and in health clubs and we're renowned as an international leader in hairdressing and beauty training too!

Our amazing heritage is what sets Saks apart from the rest.

Our stylists and beauty therapists are passionate about transforming our customers every day. Whether it's cut, colour or beauty treatment, we'll get to the heart of what you want to achieve. The result? You'll walk out of our salons feeling more confident, more beautiful and, thanks to our top tips and best in the biz hair and skincare products, more able to recreate your special look and feeling day after day, at home.   


FIRST SAKS SALON opens in Darlington in the north east of England. Clients flocked in wanting new, relaxed cuts and blow dries. The word spreads and twelve more Saks salons opened their doors around the region.


SAKS FRANCHISING launches, bringing Saks to the rest of the UK, with salons opening everywhere from Aberdeen to Great Yarmouth and Exeter today. More.


SAKS BEAUTY launches, in response to hair customers' requests. We're the first to launch botox and injectables as high street services. Non-surgical face lift treatments, Oxygenator anti-ageing facials add the wow-factor to our clinical offering. More.


SAKSESSORIES, our range of hair styling tools, is created. Today it's a supercool range that's coveted by customers, salons and colleges for student kits. More.


DAVID LLOYD LEISURE gets in touch and we become their chosen salon group in clubs nationwide.


FIRST SAKS TRAINING ACADEMY opens in Darlington. Today, Saks training academies in London and Darlington offer the very best professional fast-track beginners NVQ hair and beauty training, with coveted Saks Diplomas too… guaranteed to open salon doors. More.


SAKS APPRENTICESHIPS launches offering top quality education that teaches technical skills and prepares learners for successful careers. Acknowledged as outstanding we've been awarded UK's Best Training Provider with Beacon Status and we're one of the country's top training providers for hair, beauty and management apprenticeships today. More.


ADVANCED BEAUTY AT SAKS arrives making Saks the no 1 choice for better skin with a prescriptive approach to skin health and a focus on providing the best products and services to deliver amazing results.


SAKS INDIA launches and its first hair and beauty salon opens in Bandra… the place to be Mumbai. More.


First SAKS BEAUTY salons dedicated solely to the wonderful world of beauty in Newark and Halifax.


SAKS INDIA quickly opens a second Mumbai salon, this time in Andheri, as the city's movers and shakers can't get enough of Saks.


SAKS KUWAIT CITY launches first hair and beauty salon with a whole lot more planned in the next five years.


SAKS' YOUTUBE CHANNEL launches, with an array of informative, how-to videos from the Saks Hair and Beauty Experts. More.


SAKS 40: With our original owners, Stephen Kee and Dennis Cheesebrough, still at the helm, Saks people enjoy a fab year of SAKS 40 celebrations, with over 100 salons across the UK, more coming soon and expansion plans overseas too.


VIRGIN ACTIVE gets in touch and we introduce Saks Hair to selected clubs.


The WOMAN hair collection launches celebrating all that it is to be a woman today and the SAKS ART TEAM trains our stylists in how to deliver these gorgeous looks. More.


NEW SAKS LONDON TRAINING ACADEMY and Art Team hub opens in London on Long Lane, Smithfield. More.


21 DAY SKIN CHALLENGE launches. An exciting new boot-camp to tackle conditions such as breakouts, redness, uneven skin tone and ageing… with a money-back guarantee. More.


ICONIC HAIR COLLECTION launches. In homage to special hair-heroines who've captivated us from the 50s to the present day. More.


20 YEARS OF SAKS BEAUTY. We're celebrating 20 years of bringing a head-to-toes menu of luxurious and prescriptive treatments to the women of Britain. More.


FIGHTING WOMEN'S CANCERS WITH THE EVE APPEAL. We enter into a two-year charity partnership raising funds and awareness for gynaecological cancers with The Eve Appeal with the aim of giving something back to our special community of women. More.


CERI SILK APPOINTED AS NEW HEAD OF BEAUTY. As we mark our special anniversary Ceri Silk joins us to take Saks Beauty into its 20s! With 28 years in the beauty and spa industry, Ceri’s a leading world-wide authority in beauty and a passionate educator with a wealth of experience in progressive beauty treatments and innovative practices. More.


Thanks to all of our gorgeous customers for making this happen. xx



Thanks to all of our gorgeous customers for making this happen. xx  

November 2012

Saks has been invited to contribute the this years prestigous Pride of Reading awards, we will be extending a unique voucher to all the attendees of the dinner hosted by John Madejski. We are very excited to be a part of this years events and extend an invite to all who attend to visit us and get pampered.

October 2012

Reading Ladies Rugby and Saks have paired up to make an unstoppable team. We are proud to be associated with the ladies reading Rugby team and look forward to pamepring the ladies after there hard work on the field.

14th 3rd August 2012

A great big thanks to all that had a hand in getting us up and running, A special thanks to ian and his crew, Toni and Andrew. We cant wait to pamper the Reading Community.

13th Entry 02 July

Finally after long negotiations the shop fit is under way. A great big thanks to Ian And Toni from Acorn Contracting services who are working night and day to get the shop ready for opening. After visiting the salon this week I have a new respect for the amount of work that goes into turning an empty shop into a state of the art Saks Salon. Well done gents keep up the good work.

12th Entry 5th June

Claire Murphy

Welcome to Claire Murphy who joins us as a stylist, she has years of experience and has a particular flare for colour. With management experience she will understand the importance we put on customer experience.

11th Entry 18 May

Only 2 positions left for Senior Stylists, we have 4 really good candidates, the only way to really decide is to let all 4 show us what they are capable of and then make an informed decision. So good luck to the 4 candidates we wish you the best in the trade test on wednesday. Remember Attitude , Approach and Professionalism along with buckets of talent will secure you the position. Good Luck!

10th Entry 17 May

The Next 3 days are going to be spent going through the host of Cv's recieved along with the number of interviews set up. We will request the top candidates to do a trade test on wednesday next week and then the hard decisions must be made as to who we take for our last 2 stylist positions. 

9th Entry 10th May

We are currently exploring a fundraising page with Cancer Research UK. Have a look at our idea (above) on the SAKS cancer page and give us some feedback as to your thoughts.

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8th Entry 2nd May

Kerry Laughlan

We are very happy to inform our clients that kerry Laughlan Has accepted our offer and will be joining us at SAKS Reading. Kerry has 10 years experience with the SAKS Brand and we look forward to her becoming a part of our team.

Annemarie Gee

Join us in welcoming Annie to our team as a Junior Stylist, she joins us from the SAKS Academy in Covent Garden where she quailified with Disticntion. We wish Annie all the best with her career going forward.

7th Entry 27th April

The final plans have been completed and have been sent to the solicitors for final approval. One step closer to getting the shop fitting started.

Final Plans for the Salon

6th Entry 26Th April

SAKS Reading is happy to announce that we have made the decison to employ our first two Stylists. The two have not yet been informed this will happen tomorrow friday the 27th we just hope they accept. These are the first 2 SAKS employees and the start of our new team.

5th Entry 20th April

Very exciting, getting to meet new people who will be taking our business forward. Lovely to see that these like minded individuals have the same understanding of what customer service is and how important it is to put the customer first. Looking forward to getting the final team together, the process has begun.

4th Entry 13th April

For the first time we are able to put a picture of the shop front and the new SAKS Reading site! This is the current shop front and it will be totally redone with large glass panels. A new shop front to go with an exciting new SAKS Hair Salon. Keep logging on to find out the progress of the shop front and the shop fitting.

3rd Entry 10th April

Its time to start recruiting the best young professionals in town, We are searching for apprentices and Stylists with at least 5 years experience. We will provide the SAKS training that will finish their already great skills and give them the SAKS brand pillars to take them further in their careers, this is the most challenging part of the new venture.

2nd Entry 6th April

We have just about chosen the furniture to be put into the Salon, wonderfull porcelain tiles and the colour of the walls. The lights have been chosen and the work stations have been picked, all the items will be branded with the SAKS logo and are an extremely good quality leather. The order time is 6 weeks so the planning has to be perfect.

1st Entry April 2nd 2012

After weeks of Negotiation we have finally secured a shop just off Broad Street in the centre of Reading. 7-11 Cross street. The lease agreement is currently being negotiated and once finalized we can go ahead and start with the shop fitting. We will post a weekly update, so follow us in setting up this exciting new Salon in Reading. We have shop plans and designs already done and are eager to get the shop up and running.




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Amanda Parfitt


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