I signed up to Hair Club Live when it first came on the scene a couple of years ago. I think it's an amazing platform for all hair stylists at every level. When the date was announced for Edinburgh, I jumped at the chance! It's a really great concept. 10 Minutes to create a look on stage with traffic lights to keep you working to time. The events are always well attended with a great atmosphere. I was delighted to be a part of it!!
I worked on a look that I saw Adam Reed demonstrate at the L'Oreal ID artist event in London. I thought it was perfect for #OpenChairNight as it can be executed quickly and has huge impact.
I had a fantastic time on stage and I was over the moon when my look was announced as one of the winners! I can't wait for the next event!!
A beautifully styled wedding at Elsick House, a new country house wedding venue in Aberdeenshire. Pretty hair with soft texture, twists and braids, accessorised with fresh flowers compliment the gorgeous summer floral bouquets and pretty pastel tones. This wedding was the epitome of style and grace.....
I love doing hair ups and even though they are what I spend most of my time doing, I feel that I can always learn more. Instagram, You Tube, Periscope, and Pinterest are all great for inspiration but nothing beats a hands on workshop to nail those techniques. It was through Instagram that I discovered Sophia Hilton's work. I love her style so I was delighted to book onto one of her 5 minute hair up courses.
Here is a snapshot of how the day progressed!
To meet Sophia and see her at work is an incredible experience not to be missed!
It was an amazing opportunity to meet up with all the ID Artists from around the country and embark on an inspirational 2 days of workshops and tutorials. Adam Reed of Percy & Reed started the event by showing us the key trends for A/W 2015 coming through from the runways. The key message coming through was the importance of using plenty of product and keep it pretty.
Steve Rowbottom and Jenny Peltzer of Westrow showcased their interpretations of the key trends coming through with regards to colour and haircuts. The message from Jenny was 'less is more' with colour placement and an interpretation of the punk influence -'my mate cut my hair' - style of cutting was demonstrated by Steve.
It was a fantastic couple of days of education and I left feeling inspired and excited about the forthcoming ID Artist events!
Textures found in nature, windswept hair, childhood, woodlands, innocence, vintage fabric, floral embellishment.
Fashion/runway A/W 2015 influence:
Chloe, Simone Rocha, Prada, Dolce&Gabbana
Tec Ni Art
Volume Riche, Pli, Beach Waves, crepage de chignon, air fix,depolish, texture dust.
Layer volume Riche and Pli through dry hair and dry thoroughly, 'lace' the hair using fingers to lightly tease and create volume and shape. Spray with Air Fix and set using a dryer and diffuser. Puff Texture Dust around the crown area and pull some wisps free securing with Crepage de Chignon. Pin the hair flowers around the face and secure the ends with elastic. Pull to create volume and define with Depolish through the ends.
Pre colour some hair pieces. Apply Volume Riche and dry. Tease using a pintail comb and spray with Beach Waves. Cover with brown paper and iron flat using a high heat. Embellish with seeds, leaves or petals, spray with Crepage de Chignon and seal with a hot iron over brown paper. Cut and roll into flowers. Using a needle and thread, sew to secure.