It’s been a mad few weeks, with very little time for me to sit down and write. As some of you will know I have now been appointed the International Colour Director for Neville hair and beauty, 5 Pont Street London, The Bugari Hotel London, and St Barts. The whole move has been amazing and I was thrilled with the great press it received, so thanks to Creative head , Hairdressers Journal and Respect for their support.
Last Monday October 23rd I was in Manchester doing a balayage masterclass for Toni and Guy at the Loreal Academy. What made it so special for me was the fact that Jo O’Neill and Jane Stacey wanted to come along. Already doing some freehand work within the company they were interested in my proven method of Balayage application and its clear and precise approach. As we all know there are many was to balayage some better than others, but it often lacks precision and for a large company such as Toni and Guy to add it to their colour menu and launch it through all their salon groups consistant solid training and results are needed. The group was a good size and all different age ranges but the passion for colour was clear, along with some very solid foundations in application and execution. Who said Balayage was a trend?, I think after the last few years of me shouting out loud about the balayage revolution its now a must have piece in a colourists repitoire.
Monday 16th October saw the first think tank committee meeting for State registered Hairdressers
The aim of it was to develop ideas around raising the profile of the council, and engage with hairdressers to get them involved in registering.
In a recent article on-line for Professional Hairdresser I was quoted as saying foils where going to go the way of the cap, and I believe that to be true, we only have to look at the A-list celebrity to see this, look at Michelle Williams in the latest Louis Vuitton campaign, you can’t get that with foils. It’s not that I hate foils thirty years ago when I was training I found them amazing,interesting and creative compared to the cap, but for years now many hairdressers have been doing the same pattern on all clients, it’s quickish, lucrative, you don’t have to really think to hard but often a commercial colourist can feel like a machine. Many times walking in to a salon it’s a sea of clients wrapped in perfectly placed foils, the results are rather boring unimaginative and it doesn’t feel artistic to me. for many colourists my age, thats what we know and its hard to start learning something new again (if its not broken don’t mess with it) and for many younger colourists that’s what their mums and aunties had, there is a whole new world out there and its called Balayage
July 1st 2013 was the British Fellowship of Hairdressers members night, where members can showcase their work in a 4 minuite segment. Well being a colourist I teamed up with the very talented KY Wilson to style for me, as we all know without a great blow dry colour doesn’t look good.
This month sees the release of the Tattler good hair guide, and i was so thrilled to see two of my teamates included that I didn’t even see me mentioned.