FMThe Fellowship for British Hairdressing
04 THE FELLOWSHIP’S CHAIRMAN BIDS FAREWELL
07 THE MAGIC OF MASTERCLASS
14 FAST TRACK FOR F.A.M.E. TEAM 2012
16 CLUBSTAR GET CREATIVE
Due to the popularity of many of our Fellowship events, please book your
ticket for the following to avoid disappointment!
Pro Hair Live
Sun 1st and Mon 2nd April 2012 – 10am – 4.30pm
Once again at the very heart of Professional Hairdresser Live, the
Fellowship Stage will be bringing you a star-studded line up of
Tickets available now at a pre-booked price of £12 per day or £20
for two days. Visit www.prohairlive.co.uk or call 08448 125713.
Fellowship ClubStar Evening
With Zullo & Holland
Monday 16th April – 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Wella World Studio, 93 Mortimer Street, London W1W 7SS
Free to ClubStar members. £15 to non members. Call Pam Haynes
on 01295 724580 or email: email@example.com
Fellowship ClubStar Workshop
With Zullo & Holland
Monday 30th April – 10.30am – 4.30pm
Wella World Studio, 93 Mortimer Street, London W1W 7SS
ClubStar members only – £15. Call Pam Haynes on 01295 724580
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
London Session Workshop
Monday 30th April – 5.30pm for 6.00pm
Wella World Studio, 93 Mortimer Street, London W1W 7SS
Tickets £27.50 to Fellowship members. Required to bring your own
model. To book call Denise Simkins on 01295 724579.
Evening with Fellowship Hairdresser of
the Year – Bruce Masefield
Tuesday 26th June 2012 – 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Wella World Studio, 93 Mortimer Street, London W1W 7SS
Shoot for Success! Powered by
The Fellowship for British Hairdressing
23rd or 24th May. 9am – 5pm
Ask Academy, 74/78 Seymour Place, London W12 2EH
Two action packed dates have been scheduled into the Fellowship diary
on 23rd and 24th May with a trio of talent that can help you create your
shot for success! Fellowship members are invited to bring a model of
their choice and receive guidance from the best in the business in terms
of photographer Richard Miles, fashion stylist Bernard Connolly and
makeup guru Lauren Mathis. All you will need to do is create your hair,
choose your outfit from the selection provided and let Lauren interpret
your makeup vision. Richard Miles will then capture the story under your
direction which will then be edited prior to retouch on the day. Each
delegate will receive a cd containing their retouched shot.
£300 per delegate.
These are just some of our fantastic events planned for this year – full details are published at the
back of the magazine. To book your ticket contact the Fellowship office on 01295 724579.
As winner of the Terry Calvert Creative Award at the annual
ClubStar competition. Kate MacClellan of Smart Est 73 claimed
an amazing photo shoot opportunity with Exposurebox.com
photographer, Mo Nabbach, as well as a Redken Product
Styling Kit and GHD Styler Kit.
The annual ClubStar competition sponsored by Redken saw 8 ClubStar
members take centre stage on the Fellowship stage at Salon International to
battle it out for some fantastic prizes. The eight finalists presented their models
and added their final touches to the look in front of mentor Simon Shaw.
Kate was ultimately victorious and the shoot took place on the
15th January at Kate’s salon Smart Est 73 in Weston Super-Mare,
where she has worked for the last 18 months. Kate opted for a simple
background as she wanted her main focus to be on the shape and hair.
Kate created strong hair shapes, combining different eras with beauty
and bringing them up to date, taking inspiration from the late 70s and 80s
punk look. Kate said, “I love how the strong shape challenges the soft
feminine texture as I think she still looks sexy as well as hard”.
Kate continued: “Shooting with Mo Nabbach and creating the perfect
picture really gave me lots of inspiration to do more photo shoots and
competitions and the passion to inspire other young hairdressers to do the
same. I can’t wait to do more work with ClubStar and am looking forward to
pushing myself in different events”.
Shooting with Mo Nabbach and creating
the perfect picture really gave me lots of
inspiration to do more photo shoots and
competitions and the passion to inspire
other young hairdressers to do the same.
Hair: Kate MacClellan, Smart Est 73, ClubStar
Competition Winner 2011 supported by Redken
for 2012 Photography: Mo Nabbach for
Exposurebox.com Styling: Debra Smart
Make-up: Debra Smart
I have thoroughly enjoyed being your
Chairman for a second term and I am a little
sad at the thought of leaving, but it is
important for younger people to take the
reins and move the Fellowship forward.
What an unhappy time of it we had last year, sadly losing
several of our key friends and members – some of the major
architects of the current Fellowship in fact. 2011 was a year
spent attending a constant stream of funerals – a very sad year
Happily though, once our new President, Mark Creed, was
officially installed, the year began to steadily improve, thanks to
the many successful activities which Mark has covered in his
report. I truly commend Mark for his hard work and diligence in
his first year of Presidency which has set the pace for an even
more successful second year.
Other good things also happened by carefully thinking through
and debating strategies to make the Fellowship a more business
like and stronger organisation. For example, to manage our
finances more effectively, our finance committee spent the best
part of the year setting up systems so we can monitor the costs
and revenues for all our activities and compare them year-on-year.
So big thanks to the current finance committee – Alan Richardson,
David Drew and Phillip Rogers – for their wisdom, advice and
help with this. The same committee is due to be elected again at
the next Council meeting and we have put forward two proposals
to vote on to ensure the finances are managed as effectively
ongoing. Building our fabulous brands has also been a focus:
The F.A.M.E. Team 2011 managed by Bruno Giamattei and
Errol Douglas M.B.E., Project X managed by Karine Jackson,
ClubStar managed by Simon Shaw, the Colour Project managed
by Tanya Hennessy and Jo O’Neil. These great individuals have
given us the benefit of their professionalism which is as valuable
as it is valued – thank you so much. Another very positive aspect
to 2011 has been all the PR activity, in particular the quality of our
magazine. FM really is a superb publication which portrays the
image of the Fellowship in a very creative and positive way in
each of the 11 editions per year. So congratulations and thanks to
our PR angels and in particular to our own PR manager and
magazine editor, Julie B.
So all in all, 2011 turned out to be very successful year for us and
it’s with a heavy heart that I retire from my Chairmanship at the
next Council meeting. And it would be remiss of me not to thank
all those people who have supported me in this role.
Firstly our secretary Carol Spencer; extremely supportive, efficient,
always ensuring our policies are adhered to. Ably supported by
her colleagues Denise Simkins and Pam Haynes, we are lucky in
having a very trusted team running the office.
Thank you to all the project leaders for putting on and organising
our events and activities, particularly our Events Co-ordinator Ann
Herman, without whom half of the events just wouldn’t happen.
Thank you to Vice Presidents, Gary France and Bruno Giamattei
and of course my Vice Chairman Edward Hemmings. They have
the onerous responsibility of supporting all activities, often without
receiving the recognition they deserve.
To our current Chancellor David Drew, who always works for the
greater good of the Fellowship and brought us two memorable
Luncheons and Awards.
To our sponsors, who have stood up to the plate yet again,
delivering total support not just financially, but with liberal access
to their academies and offices for events and meetings. Without
this additional support our lives would be much more difficult and
I must particularly thank the L’Oréal group, Wella, Schwarzkopf
and Goldwell for their unstinting generosity.
So what of the future? Well, it’s looking good! We have the
strongest, highest quality membership ever, great relationships
with our sponsors and the trade press and the organisers of the
two UK exhibitions, enabling us to showcase Fellowship talent to
huge audiences from both home and abroad.
We have a very sound financial base to build upon, all the right
organisational tools to support our activities and a succession plan
in place to ensure The Fellowship continues to remain the UK’s
premier hairdressing organisation. I have thoroughly enjoyed being
your Chairman for a second term and I am a little sad at the
thought of leaving; but it is important for younger people to take the
reins and move the Fellowship forward, and I am confident of
leaving the organisation in good shape to achieve this.
I thank you all – each and every one of you – for making my
second spell as Chairman to be both rewarding and successful
(I trust!) and I wish you all much health, wealth and happiness for
“It’s with a heavy heart that I retire from my Chairmanship at
the next Council meeting. And it would be remiss of me not to
thank all those people who have supported me in this role.”
It's been truly spectacular as
we’ve seen our unrivalled line-up
of talented members share their
skills at inspiring premier
Fellowship events such as
Masterclass and Members’ Night
It's become the ‘norm’ to enjoy an action packed calendar of
Fellowship events and the first quarter of this Olympic Year has
been no exception. Thus far it’s been truly spectacular as we’ve
seen our unrivalled line-up of talented members share their
skills at inspiring premier Fellowship events such as
Masterclass and Members’ Night. A ‘must see’ event seems to
be the overused strapline that gets banded around and applied
to every production regardless of merit these days – but
they're words that really do reverberate entirely true and
appropriate when applied to any Fellowship event.
Our Events Committee constantly bring to the table new ideas and
initiatives for Fellowship Members – one of which is the fabulous
opportunity for members to employ the skills of professional
photographer Richard Miles, fashion stylist Bernard Connolly and
makeup artist Lauren Mathis on a 'per shot' basis. For just £300,
the model you provide will be transformed into a professional
retouched photographic image to help you promote your business.
It's yet another incredible event, powered by the Fellowship. Book
your place now on May 23rd/24th, 2012, the ‘event’ will take place
at Schwarzkopf's ASK Academy, London W1.
If you're reading this, then like me, you are very passionate about
our craft. To ensure neither yourself or members of your team
miss any of our fantastic events, do make a point to visit our
brand new website www.fellowshiphair.com which promises to put
you in the picture on all things you indeed ‘must see’.
The Fellowship literally 'go on the road' at the end of this month –
up to Manchester – where we will be providing a platform for our
members at Professional Hairdresser Live @ Manchester Central.
Whether you are from the North, South, East or West of the UK –
make a point to visit this fabulous two-day event and catch up
with Spring/Summer headlines on the Fellowship stage.
One event that is not to be missed is my Presidents’ Night!
The date for your diary is April 23rd, the venue, the gorgeous
Hurlingham Club in Fulham. Please join me on what promises to
be an exclusive evening of sophistication, glamour and unrivalled
conversation. A marvellous opportunity for those wishing to
'network' with fellow members – or sit back and celebrate
everything that is truly great about our profession.
Before I sign off and let you continue this 'good read', it would be
extremely remiss of me not to add a personal thank you to our
Chairman, Mr Kevin Arkell, for all the help and support that he's
given me throughout my Presidency. I also want to add on behalf
of my fellow council members, a heartfelt thank you for all the
time and energy he has bestowed upon our organisation for the
last 2 plus years.
As most of you are aware, this is Kevin's second coming
(as Chairman!), and I must say it's been a true inspiration to
work alongside this fountain of knowledge and to hopefully
glean some of his amazing business acumen and experience.
A huge thank you Kevin and our very best wishes to both yourself
and wife Linda for the future.
Regents Park Holiday Inn, London, played host to an array
of hairdressing talent on Monday 12th March, as endorsed
by President of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing
Mark Creed, “We have one of the most auspicious and
prestigious audiences here this evening, and it is great to
see so many of you here to support the Fellowship.”
Moving on to praise the unique opportunity which evenings such
as the Masterclass offer: “Tonight’s all about education, and
wherever you are in your career, every one of you should be able to
take something inspirational away with you this evening.”
Co-compered by Maria Weijers and David Drew, who engaged the
Masters with the audience, ensuring that we were kept abreast, step
by step on the stylists technique and vision.
Opening the evening was current British Hairdresser of the Year Akin
Konizi of HOB. Akin demonstrated examples of the work that has
propelled him into hairdressing’s hall of fame, strong geometric
shapes, that more than met the mark. Encouraging the audience
Akin said: “take a second glance at your work, always step back and
think what each cut is doing, and ensure you can part on either side,
for added movement.” Akin also preached the importance of practice.
Reminding the audience that you have to invest time into your skill,
sharing the fact that finger waving took him three years to hone.
“Take a second glance at your
work, always step back and
think what each cut is doing.”
Legendary haircutter Debbie G was next. Creating a beautiful fluid
shape, with diagonal angles and tilted balance, Debbie commented:
“I enjoy taking a classic shape and mixing it together with a bit of
disconnection.” Debbie, who is well known for her refined cutting,
was undertaking the arduous task of precision cutting on dry hair.
David Drew said: “I challenge any member of the audience to find
scissor marks!” Debbie also thanked team member Tom Smith,
who had created the beautiful blackcurrant tone, which Debbie
referred to as “make up for the haircut.”
Coming all the way from Nottingham, the next master fast
becoming a familiar face on the hairdressing circuit. Angelo Vallilo
from Zullo and Holland told the audience “I will be demonstrating
a progression from last years work, working with a shorter, more
Mod feel, but keeping with the season’s key players, movement
and texture.” Angelo presented two looks, building the graduation
in the scissor over comb, whilst keeping an extended length on
top for dressing out, accentuated by stunning clean colours.
“This is the cheapest facelift
going, a carved out hairline
opens up the face, and really
highlights the cheekbones.”
Mr X Factor himself was next, and Jamie Stevens began his
presentation with a note of thanks, stating “what a pleasure it is to
work alongside such hairdressing greats, I am always honoured to
be involved with the Fellowship.” Jamie worked on a short graphic
cut, with a carved out hairline, Jamie told the audience “This is
the cheapest facelift going, a carved out hairline opens up the
face, and really highlights the cheekbones.” The colour, applied by
Jamie’s sister Tasha, was a beautiful subtle peach hue, which
Jamie predicted would be a huge trend for Spring Summer 2012.
Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year Bruce Masefield of Sassoons
was next, working with layering, with weight at the top. Bruce
described the cut as “almost two fringes, which in turn creates
beautiful texture.” Bruce advised the audience not to rely on
product to shape the cut, but to cut the detail in. Maria
complimented Bruce’s technique and credited him with
“a beautiful rhythm when cutting, which truly makes him a joy to
watch”. Bruce also said what an honour it was to work alongside
such talent, even if it is somewhat off-putting to have to present in
front of co-worker Mark Hayes!
Mark Creed took this opportunity, whilst walking amongst the audience, to
interview Tracey Devine, of multi award winning Angels who was enjoying the
presentation. Mark asked Tracey what her trend predictions for spring summer
2012 were, “Women are wearing their hair much stronger” Tracey said, “but with
a real feminine edge, it is somewhat reminiscent of the 50’s and 60’s.” As the
first section of the Masterclass stood complete, Mark invited the audience to
gather for the evening’s special guest. Maria Weijers was charged with the
honour of interviewing hairdressing legend, and colour innovator, Daniel Galvin
OBE. Daniel is third generation in a hairdressing dynasty, and now his children
are following him into the family business. Daniel spoke of a family anecdote in
which his sister originated in hairdressing, however finding herself less than
enamoured with the general public, switched careers, and opened a poodle
parlour! Daniel spoke of how colourists, back in the 60’s, were treated as
second-rate salon citizens, even required to share their colour bill with the
stylist, and having worked tirelessly to bring the colourist up to the same level of
respect as the stylist in Daniel’s salon!
Daniel’s salon houses an incredible 25 colourists and 25 stylists, which he still
loves to be a part of, “Morning manager’s meetings do not interest me, I like to
be out on the salon floor, seeing clients, I love it. It will forever be my passion.”
Round two of Masters took to their respective podiums for the long hair
section of the night. First up was Leonardo Rizzo, Creative Director of
Sanrizz, who said, “Normally I shy away from long hair, as I associate it with
bridal. However I thought why not have some fun, and play around with
colour.” Working with a band of colour uniting blues with greens, Leonardo
created a stunning impact.
Cardiff’s Ken Picton was up next, and as current holder of Wales and South
West Hairdresser of the Year, Ken had plenty of great ideas for the upcoming
trends. “A huge look gracing the catwalks and consequently the high street is
Sports Luxe, which features amazing strong colour, and when translated into
hair, this incorporates vast amounts of texture.” Ken championed this look on
a model with curly hair.
Tallulah from the Daniel Galvin salon was next, and was somewhat of a dark
horse! Tallulah had intimated to Maria that she was concerned she didn’t
have a lot to talk about, however this was far from the truth, as the stylist’s
talent has been sought out by Britain’s Next Top Model, and was jetting off to
Paris the next day to work on the upcoming season. The hair she chose to
work on for the evening was a romantic red carpet look, with finger waving
across the crown.
Errol Douglas MBE was the next to impress, another jetsetter, Errol spoke about
his upcoming trip to Australia. Errol’s model featured a micro embossed base,
with a backcombed shape, which is taken from his current collection.
Anita Cox from Cox McMillan, told the audience how she loved the simple
shapes at London Fashion Week. Anita created a stunning style, with clean
lines, and a smooth sleek texture, whilst still keeping the volume. Anita
created a tight pony at the very base on the neck, and tucked it under to
create a perfectly undone shape.
What a fabulous start to the year! 2012 F.A.M.E.
Team members have been rolling up their sleeves
at a quartet of fabulous iconic days in preparation
for their debut photographic shoot.
What a fabulous start to the year! 2012 F.A.M.E. Team members
Isabella Hyde from Rush, Ryan Harris from Angels, Becky Hunt
from Sanrizz and Ashleigh Hodges from Flame have been
rolling up their sleeves at a quartet of fabulous iconic days in
preparation for their debut photographic shoot under the
direction of Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year, and F.A.M.E.
Team Art Director Bruce Masefield in the Spring.
First things first – the F.A.M.E. Team gathered together for a day
with their Art Director, BRUCE MASEFIELD to learn the legendary
art of the Sassoon cutting technique. Teaching the ABC cutting
foundation which centres around the geometric rules of cutting
which is, according to Bruce “the base for all creativity”, Bruce
outlined the premise A – one length cut, B – graduation and C –
layering. Despite it all looking and sounding quite technical Bruce
referred to it as “the rules of freedom – in other words, once you
have fully appreciated the fundamentals, you have the tools to
create any shape you want”.
Bruce was later joined by his Assistant Creative Director Alex
Penada, presented two models – an Emma Watson inspired
graduated crop and a layered bob. Both haircuts were blunt cut
and showed a variation of texture, achieving point cut perfection.
In the afternoon it was time for the F.A.M.E. Team to practice their
newly learned skills. Becky Hunt told FM: “It was a challenging
and very enjoyable day. We all loved it!”
If there was a name synonymous with celebrity styling in the hair
world TYLER JOHNSTON is the one. Tyler met up with the team for
a day of inspiration and creative learning at the Wella World Studio.
“The rules of freedom – once
you have fully appreciated the
fundamentals, you have the
tools to create any shape you
want.” Bruce Masefield
Enjoying an overview of Tyler’s career – the team were impressed
by his enviable showreel featuring his work with recognisable
faces from David and Victoria Beckham to Cindy Crawford.
The focus was on session as Tyler presented several looks to the
team including a beautiful blow dry, catwalk pony tail and slick back
editorial style. It was then the F.A.M.E. Team’s chance to impress
with Tyler’s advice: “The foundation of your style is most important”
as they learned the art of how to dress out session styles.
Reporting on the day the team said: “We’ve had a fantastic day
and are absolutely buzzing”.
BRUCE MASEFIELD DAY
ERROL DOUGLAS M.B.E.
“We’ve had a fantastic day and
are absolutely buzzing.”
F.A.M.E. Team on Tyler Johnston Day
BILLI CURRIE stands as one of London’s top boutique hair
salons, and as a salon is well versed in the art of session styling.
So when the opportunity came for the F.A.M.E. Team to spend a
day with Billi, they were ecstatic! The day started with a
presentation on who's who in session styling, with Billi giving a
brief biography of each, leading on to explain the different types
of session styling such as runway, editorial, and celebrity.
Showcasing a model for the team, Billi showed various different
looks, with a focus on classic styling, such as a ballerina bun and
French pleat with a modern twist. He also spoke about the
importance of the foundation of your creative style: “As long as
you have a good classic foundation you can build any creative
style on top with hair pieces or whatever grabs your fancy.”
“As long as you have a good
classic foundation you can
build any creative style on top
with hair pieces or whatever
grabs your fancy.” Billi Currie
Talking the F.A.M.E. Team through old experiences he’d had with
session work and whilst working at Sassoon, the team got to
understand exactly what path in hairdressing they wanted to
follow, and where their strengths lay. He discussed emotional
intelligence and how to deal with situations and to always be
honest and most of all, love what you do.
In the afternoon it was the turn of the team, who each had a model
to style. Sitting down with mood boards, that they had previously
compiled, of session work they admired. They then chose a style
they were unsure how to create, so as to learn the tricks to do it
The team recapped at the end of the day on each model so
everyone could understand how the style was achieved, and learn
from each other. Isabella Hyde said: “We had a brilliant day with
Billi Currie, he taught us all about what session work entails, as
well as some classic hairdressing techniques. Thank you Billi!”
“It’s an interesting group-set
and it will be interesting to see
how they evolve.” Errol Douglas M.B.E.
No stranger to the past successes of the F.A.M.E. Team ex. Art
Director and ex. F.A.M.E. Team member, ERROL DOUGLAS
M.B.E. shared his wealth of knowledge with the Team at the Wella
The format of the day took the Team through team building, stage
work, session work and also published work. Spending quite a bit
of time divulging their strengths and weaknesses, Errol helped
zone in on their unique selling points. Errol commented: “The first
job of all is to ensure that four quite strong individual characters
present themselves as a Team – it’s an interesting group-set and it
will be interesting to see how they evolve.”
The Team were later given professional models to work with in
order to encourage Errol’s perception of the main ingredients
needed to sustain a successful hairdressing career. Errol also
enlisted the talents of make up artist Lauren Mathis and fashion
stylist Angharad Merrey to complete the picture.
ClubStar sponsored by Redken for 2012, is the youth membership
scheme aimed at young and talented hairdressers. Members enjoy
the benefits of training and education as well as stage work at the
likes of Professional Hairdresser Live and Salon International.
The Art Team auditions are open to all ClubStar members.
Here’s a glimpse of what ClubStar members have got up to so far.
Allilon hosted an educational, creative and intimate evening
flowing with champagne, nibbles and buzzing excitement.
Starting with a tour around the stunning four floors of Ena
Salon, the guests were quickly put at ease in anticipation for
the informative seminars, described by Katie Mulcahy as
"passionate and full of inspirational new ideas." Allilon aims to
use its expertise and collective knowledge to share and
educate people of all levels in the craft.
Jemma Stafford from The Fantastic Hairdresser acknowledged
the benefits of learning in comfortable surroundings “It was a
fantastic evening - it was super informative but with a very informal
and friendly atmosphere and the team leading us through the night
were really inspiring and very knowledgeable. I thoroughly enjoyed
the intimate gathering.”
Oli Wells from Kennadys thought the event was a great
opportunity for “forgetting the politics and focusing on the craft.
Jay was an awesome host, making us feel warm and welcome at
the salon and what really impressed me was that he took the time
to learn our names and what we are all about. Katie was also a font
of knowledge due to her experiences with the Fellowship F.A.M.E.
Team and came across as genuine and very approachable. For
me it was a great night!”
The evening proved a huge success bursting with innovative
ideas ensuring everyone was fully engaged and participated.
Jessie D’elaine from Michael Barnes Hair described what stood
out for him. “The demonstration models were terrific and the guys
were very helpful with answering any questions people had. They
also presented three models from their latest ‘Aces Collection’ and
showed projected videos detailing the process they went through
to create each of their collections. I would be thrilled if there were
to be further events with these guys; and would love to see them
organise a cutting workshop.”
Capping the evening Katie Mulcahy said: “Jay and the team at
Allilon could not have been more friendly and welcoming. I was
truly blown away with how professional and organised the evening
was. I was truly inspired myself!”
TONI & GUY
Gary France and the Toni & Guy International Artistic Team
hosted an evening event for ClubStar members on the 30th
January at the Toni & Guy academy. Gary introduced their
brand new Alignment collection as well as providing an insight
into the latest session trends from London Fashion Week to an
audience of 80 ClubStar members.
The series of demonstrations included women’s cutting, men’s
barbering and colouring. The attendees were also treated to a
long hair section, which focused on editorial and avant garde hair.
The international Artistic Team utilised 10 models to showcase the
looks from their Alignment collection. Their aim was to show the
ClubStar members different aspects of hairdressing and enthuse
and inspire them. Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year Indira
Schauwecker treated the audience to tips from backstage and
she was on hand to demonstrate some of her winning
Gary described it as a “great evening with a full house” and said
the ClubStar members were a “superb audience”. The ClubStar
members were equally full of praise for the event, with attendees
from KJM commenting that there were “inspiring colour
techniques, imaginative avant garde work and a gents haircut”
that they were all impressed with.
Multi-award winning hairdresser Chris Foster of the Foss
Academy hosted a workshop for ClubStar at the Wella World
Studio on the 13th February. Master barber Chris is
renowned for pushing boundaries in conventional barbering
and has translated these skills into a great educational
All the attendees brought their own models with them.
The idea behind the workshop was targeted learning so the
ClubStar members learnt how to improve in areas where they
struggled. Chris covered a variety of foundation barbering
techniques, including how to use clippers, how to texturise with
razors, how to texturise short haircuts and how to cut long hair
within a masculine framework. He also taught them how to
support shape within a cut, as well as dealing with any issues
they had with men’s hairdressing.
Ellis Lambert from Michelle Griffin was full of praise;
The workshop was absolutely brilliant. Chris’s passion for mens
hairdressing is so inspiring. He even took time to work with us
on a 1-2-1 basis in order to conquer any challenges we faced in
the world of barbering”.
“They’re a great bunch of people to work with”, says Chris.
The workshop was so successful that Ellenora Dean, one of the
ClubStar Art Team members, even went on to assist Chris at
London Fashion Week. She said “I had an amazing time and
I really appreciate it!”.
Mahogany’s International Creative Director Colin Greaney and Creative
Director Karen Hood held a cutting workshop at the Schwarzkopf
Professional Ask Academy on Monday 20th February for twelve ClubStar
members. All the attendees brought along with them a model or head
block to experiment with.
The morning saw Colin and Karen create looks from the latest Mahogany
collection, called Duality. They were shown a DVD along with a live
demonstration of cutting and colour techniques. The students then had the
opportunity to recreate the looks under the watchful eyes of the Mahogany
duo! Colin and Karen really enjoyed working with ClubStar; Colin commented
“The Mahogany/ClubStar Workshop always gives me and my Creative Team a
great sense of satisfaction as the ClubStar members are always bursting with
Danielle Smith and Anthony Rawlings were two of the ClubStar members who
attended the event. They described the workshop as “well presented and the
concept was great”. They said they had taken the ideas back with them and
tried them out at their salon. They were transfixed by the avant garde models,
which was the highlight of the event for them. They commented “The
colouring was great too and Colin kept the audience engaged because of his
bubbly personality and interesting techniques”. Mahogany has a great
reputation for education, as Colin says: “We believe that education is
paramount for successful growth, both commercially and creatively”.
ClubStar membership is just £51.00. There’s no joining fee; sign up by completing the online form at www.clubstarhair.co.uk
or by contacting Pam, the ClubStar Secretary, on 01295 724580 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Raymond Bird Shoots
for Sophie Morter
ClubStar member Sophie Morter from Billi Currie, one of
London’s most popular boutique salons, won a shoot with
former hairdresser and master photographer, Raymond Bird in
the annual Terry Calvert Creative ClubStar Competition at Salon
International 2011. As runner up, Sophie was awarded a
Redken Product Styling Kit and GHD Styler Kit along with the
photo shoot opportunity with Fellowship photographer and
magazine publisher Raymond Bird.
Raymond has enjoyed a long career in hairdressing, with
highlights including managing Michael Cornell hairdressing in
Mayfair in the 1960s and inventing and developing products for
L’Oréal in the 1980s. Raymond ‘retired’ from the chair and
returned to his first love, photography - he had spent his time at
school locked in the dark room developing images. He began
taking photos for the Fellowship and this year finds him shooting
his first ‘session’ work for them, including the ClubStar Art Team
images and this shoot with Sophie. Of Sophie, Raymond says:
“She prepared fantastically. My brief was complete as she sent me
mood boards and pictures of the models well in advance.
It was only her debut shoot but it was all over in 3 hours, purely
down to her great planning”.
Sophie took creative direction in a fashionable men’s hair shoot.
The theme of the shoot was a fusion of ‘Geek Chic with Rock &
Roll.’ While both male models had a similar style and look
(Rock & Roll chiseled features and tattoos), their personalities
contrasted - one was fun and flirty, the other sombre and sullen.
Taking this into consideration, Sophie constructed similar haircuts
but with contrasting colours.
By using a bright white colorama and shooting the images in high
contrast, the detail in the hair as well as the models’ tattoos came
to life. The styling was inspired by the renowned model David
Gandy, who shoots with Dolce & Gabanna. Sophie was also
inspired by the sharp tailoring of Tom Ford fused with the
distressed, underground feel of the ‘Unconditional’ brand. Sophie
adores fashion and follows it religiously. “Geek-Chic was a huge
fashion-statement last year and continues to be an on-going,
current trend with celebrities and the public. I wanted to re-create
the look, not only with hair but also with the clothes and
accessories.” Sophie added ‘geek chic’ glasses and kept the
clothes quite simple by accessorising a simple white vest with
Throughout Sophie used two complementing models to display
variations on a similar theme, with a strong emphasis on contrast
and similarity. Both models had fantastic chemistry, which allowed
them to feed off each other’s status perfectly – as seen in the
Project X students
learn the power
This month 2012 Fellowship Project X students were
treated to an intensive presentation skills day.
BY HARRIET EVANS
“The guys were brimming
with confidence by the
end of the day and fully
prepared for the challenges
of their year ahead”
The day was hosted by presentation skills expert Debbie G,
who kicked off the day by getting each of the students to
present the moodboards they’d prepared in advance.
Once she’d established what coaching each individual needed,
she was able to establish a plan for everyone and conduct a
series of exercises and role plays throughout the day, working on
voice projection, stance and timing.
The team worked through lunch to make the most of the day and
then presented their moodboards again at the end of the day
using everything they’d learned.
“The difference was amazing!” said project leader Karine Jackson.
“The guys were brimming with confidence by the end of the day
and fully prepared for the challenges of their year ahead –
including, of course, stage time at Salon International later this
year. Presentation expertise is such a crucial skill to have as a
modern hairdresser and the students are now fully up to speed
and raring to go!”
Next month the Fellowship Project X’ers get stuck into a
photoshoot at the legendary Bedhead studios.
The Colour Project’s
day with Edward Darley
The latest colour project training day was held at Mayfair’s
prestigious Sassoon Training Academy with Sassoon’s Colour
Director, Edward Darley as mentor.
Today’s course incorporated some of Sassoon’s most valuable
lessons in the art of colouring and gave students an insight into
Sassoon’s unique psychology and techniques. One of which was
Sassoon’s shape and balance principle; this is a principle whereby
students are taught the techniques of working with colour to change
the tone of the hair whilst building shape. Students were also taught
the importance of colourists and stylists working together to
combine ideas so that they don’t conflict.
colour and cutting techniques can maximise the effect on all your
clients which will ultimately keep them coming back time and time
Tanya Hennessey “Edward & his team were inspiring beyond
belief as usual with their amazing colouring & cutting techniques,
all the students were in awe as they sat & watched him perform
something really special.”
After the morning tuition it was time for students to try out the
techniques on their models. All students had great results and it
was clear to see that all students had fully understood these
valuable Sassoon concepts. There was a great feeling of motivation
at the end of the day as all students left feeling inspired.
Edward Darley “It’s extremely important for students to know
everything colour can do. Today showed students how combining
Christy Blake inspires
two demonstrations one of which explained HOB’s fundamental
technique whereby you section the hair from ear to ear and take
horizontal, radial sections from this to ensure even colour
development across the head and for better coverage throughout.
Christy then went on to explain the process of creating ideas and
where to look for your inspirations. Christy explained the importance
of learning to open your minds when looking to develop your own
techniques and how valuable your own techniques are to your salon.
After lunch the Colour Project team members went on to practise
everything they had learnt on the models provided by the HOB
Academy. By using HOB’s fundamental techniques combined with
their attention to detail all team members created some fantastic
looks that incorporated everything they had learnt throughout their
informative and highly inspiring day with HOB.
The latest and last training day for this year’s Colour Project team
was held at the HOB Academy, Camden with HOB’s Senior
Colour Director, Christy Blake. Christy has over 10 years
experience with colour and has won many prestigious awards for
her outstanding set of skills and ability. Christy now works full
time within the HOB Academy delivering invaluable training days
to aspiring colourists and experienced colourists alike.
During HOB’s training day students were given a detailed insight into
HOB’s unique approach to colour techniques and where and how
they source inspiration. Beginning with techniques, Christy delivered
“It was a pleasure to host a Colour Project training day at the HOB
Academy in Camden. All of the delegates were very keen to learn
and they each produced some amazing work on their models. I am
looking forward to seeing how they take these techniques forward.”
Christy Blake, HOB Senior Colour Director
“HOB mentors Christy Blake and Darren Newton hosted an
exhilarating fusion of cutting & colouring and demonstrated some
awe inspiring ways in which they can work in harmony. Students
worked seamlessly together to produce some sensational results,
further proving that they are true professionals in every way.”
Do you know a hairdresser
who deserves a once
in a lifetime opportunity?
Fellowship Scholarship 2012
in association with
The Fellowship for British Hairdressing has teamed up with
the Sassoon Academy to offer one deserving stylist an
incredible, money-can’t-buy scholarship.
If you have a special stylist who has continued to shine and
deserves a chance to further develop their salon skillset, then
why not nominate them for this incredible opportunity?
The stylist must have a minimum of 4 years experience on the
floor working within a Fellowship salon. They must have a
strong foundation in hair cutting, and also be available to take
a four-week sabbatical with full support from you, their
Should your stylist be lucky enough to be chosen, they will win
a Sassoon salon intensive 4-week course at the Sassoon
Academy in London in September and November 2012.
Should you wish to nominate an employee please
call 01295 724579 and ask for the nomination form
to be sent to you.
• Fellowship Members may only nominate one person.
• Only one nomination per salon or per salon group.
• The course date will be mutually agreed between the entrant, employer and Sassoon
subject to availability.
• Daily attendance Monday-Friday for the duration of the course.
• No allowance is made for lateness or absenteeism without prior consent and The Fellowship
reserves the right to dismiss the candidate giving justifiable cause for action.
• Must be suitably dressed for professional salon work.
• The entrant must complete the course in full otherwise the cost will be billed to the
• Sassoon agree to not solicit the entrant for the purposes of employment in any way whilst
attending a Sassoon academy
• Denman International will provide a tool roll.
• A subsidy to cover travel, accommodation and meals up to a maximum of £100 per working
day upon production of receipts. An advance may be payable in exceptional circumstances.
• The entrant agrees to be interviewed throughout the course for the Fellowship Magazine,
Hairdressers Journal, and Professional Hairdresser.
© Fellowship for British Hairdressing 2012
Bruno Marc & Gary France
F.A.M.E. TEAM LEADERS
& Bruno Marc
PROJECT X LEADER
COLOUR PROJECT LEADERS
Mark Creed, Jo O’Neill
& Tanya Gabriel Hennessey
CLUBSTAR PROJECT LEADER
Fellowship for British
Hairdressing, Bloxham Mill,
Barford Road, Bloxham
Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 4FF
Tel 01295 724579
Fax 01295 724580
AND FM NEWS EDITOR
Tel 01923 855213
Fax 01923 855166
EVENTS & TICKET SALES
Tel 01295 724579
Tel 01295 724580
(DESIGN & PRINT)
Tel 01608 646677
FELLOWSHIP TRADE PR
JOOLS PR, College House,
College Drive, Thames Ditton,
Surrey KT7 0LB
PROJECT X PR
FLINT, The Atrium Business
Centre, Curtis Road, Dorking,
RH4 1XA Tel 01306 646343
FM MAGAZINE EDITOR
AND F.A.M.E. TEAM PR
Gorgeous PR, The Steading,
18 Coombe Road, Steyning,
West Sussex BN44 3LF
Tel 01903 816493
Gable House, 18-24 Turnham
Green Terrace, Chiswick, W4 1QP.
COLOUR PROJECT PR
85-87 Bayham Street
London NW1 0AG
Tel 0207 788 4091
Professional Hairdresser Live, Manchester
Professional Hairdresser Live, Manchester
Events/Council, Goldwell Academy, London
Presidents’ Night, Hurlingham Club, London
ClubStar Workshop with Zullo & Holland,
Wella World Studio
London Session Workshop
Wella World Studio
Shoot for Success , ASK Academy, London
Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year
– Bruce Masefield, Wella World Studio
It’s a Knockout, Cheshunt Country Club
This is just a taster of our fantastic events planned for
2012. Tickets are available from the Fellowship office or
FOR THEY ARE JOLLY GOOD FELLOWS
Ellie Adams, Kevin Arkell, Raymond Bird, Harriet Evans,
Sally Learmouth, Mo Nabbach, Johnny Paterson, Maria Weijers.