Saks opens in Plymouth

Saks Hair & Beauty now has a location in Plymouth. It is the second for franchisees Ellie and Tom Wilson, as owners of Saks Hair Exeter. Saks Hair & Beauty Plymouth is at the front of the Virgin Active Devonshire Health & Racquets Club and is open to members and non-members alike. Plymouth is the third Saks Virgin Active Club salon, as the company opened two in the Merton Abbey and Middleton Manchester clubs last year.

The new salon offers the full Saks hair menu and beauty treatments such as prescriptive facials, massages, tanning, waxing and nails. Brands include Elemis, Jessica and Xen-Tan.

Ellie Wilson commented: "We adore the Saks brand. The ethos – that every client should be made to feel special – is something we believed in from day one in and we’re over the moon with everything about our Saks journey. Getting the right staff for our new team was of paramount importance and we’re thrilled with the strong dynamics within the team and their enthusiasm for Saks."

The salon group is celebrating 20 years in the industry this year, and has so far seen a few other changes. Earlier this month Kirsty Jewson made the move from head of beauty to full-time franchisee, after opening Saks Beauty Northallerton in May 2014. She is now focusing her attention on growing her salon business. In 11 years in the role as head of beauty, Jewson was responsible for sourcing and testing new products and continuously developed the group’s Advanced Beauty concept, as well as introducing dedicated beauty salons within the franchise business model.

Stephen Kee, managing director at Saks, said: “It’s poignant that as we’re celebrating 20 years of Saks Beauty Kirsty is passing on the mantel. Kirsty played a massive part of developing Saks Beauty and of course will be missed at Saks HQ, however we’re all equally thrilled that she’s taking Saks Beauty Northallerton forward. Kirsty will of course continue to contribute to Saks Beauty in the role of brand ambassador and will also remain a key member of our Saks Beauty think tank.”