The first Fellowship Members’ Night of 2015 was hosted by the Wella World Studio on January 12th. This bi-annual event gives Fellowship members the opportunity to inspire fellow members and guests.
Errol Douglas MBE introduced the evening, hailing Members’ Night as a great platform for hairstylists and colourists to showcase their artistic skills at any level. Hosting the evening was past Fellowship President, Mark Creed, who encouraged the audience to show their support for the team involved with old fashioned applause.
First up was Northampton based, Seckingtons who shared their 1970s print and texture-inspired collections with petrol blue and steel blunt short fringes, long textured copper toned layers and tight short silver disconnections. Husband and wife team of Jason Liddiard followed centre stage with their ‘Utopia’ collection, diffusing geometric hair with a dreamy overtone of pastel shades, crops, braids and undercuts.
Ciente stepped up and delivered their ‘Sports Luxe’ collection. The theme of braids was revealed in a variant of sizes and hues of blue and pink that complemented a model with an ice blonde cropped cut. Ludmilla Salon from London’s Little Venice mixed it up with avant-garde styles including a braided, textured, woollen hood and a bauble-inspired blonde creation.
Woking’s Headhunters shared their 80s inspired graduated bob and intricate three strand braid, accessorised by metal chain detail. The Gallery from Tunbridge Wells revealed their underwater themed collection with muted tones and textures inspired by the coral reef. The team from Headmasters showcased their collection ‘Negative Space’, which was a late 90s homage of styles that embodied colours of negative film.
The evening then turned to an interview with Richard Ward by Errol Douglas MBE. Celebrity hairdresser, Richard is a regular on TV shows such as Alan Titchmarsh and Lorraine, and is well known for his work with the Duchess of Cambridge.
Richard revealed in his early years that he just “wanted to be a hairdresser”. With more than 25 years in the business, Richard’s path led him into business with his wife and Chairman of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing, Helen Ward, now enjoying a staff of 98, a successful haircare range available in Waitrose and a hugely successful brush line, Tangle Angel. With a glimpse into Richard Ward’s diary complete, next to the stage was a theatrical tribute inspired by Roy Lichtenstein and The Hunger Games from hairdressing salon, The Annexx.
Next saw P Kai Hair from Peterborough, who presented creative long hair that was inspired by a Salvador Dali picture they recently saw on a visit to the Tate Modern. From Halo Hair and Beauty in Harrogate, ex F.A.M.E Team member, Joseph Ferraro presented his ‘Purity’ collection – a minimalistic approach to texture in a both cleverly contrived cut and colour.
Representing Philosophy, Tom Burgess was inspired by Andy Warhol’s Wild Idols collective, in doing so taking the models’ natural hair texture to its extreme. A trio of talent, namely the HOB Academy Junior Education Team, gave a strong presentation superbly styled with exacting precision haircuts.
Last to the stage was The Young Feds Artistic Team – the four young winners of the recent Men’s Hairdressing Federation competition. Introduced by Joe Sloan, they showcased their evolution of orderly disorder.
Closing the evening Errol Douglas MBE said,
The diversity of work this evening has been breathtaking – I’m blown away. A huge thank you to all of our sponsors, and to everyone who has taken part this evening both on stage and behind the scenes.