On Monday 25th January ghd in Leeds was the venue for ClubStar’s ‘Fake It’ with Hair Extensions, an informative evening developing expertise in this creative aspect of hairdressing.
ClubStar North Project Leader, Michelle Griffin took to the stage to welcome the audience to this intimate seminar with top experts demonstrating how they use hair extensions in their own work.
First up were Rory Share and Liam Robinson, both from Michelle’s own salon, who demonstrated just how versatile extensions can be. Their current collection ‘Conflict’ was the inspiration behind the looks, creating dramatic changes with the addition of hair pieces. Liam created an editorial look with windows of blue and black throughout the models copper fringe, which was all enhanced by his use of hair oil to create a mirror shine finish. Rory worked with a male model where he created a long fringe through the use of tape weft extensions. He also conveyed the commercial benefits of extensions within salons, particularly when introducing your clients to colour without a permanent commitment.
Following the pair was award-winning extensionist, Rick Roberts, who created two looks using two different techniques. His first look used extensions to create a punk inspired Afro look, which he described as a “couture version of a Mohawk”. Sheets of hair extensions were used to build the right foundations, and micro-crimping ensured the texture similarity to that of Afro hair. His second model showcased the versatility of hair pieces, with Rick working around the head with eight or nine double layered extensions that were complimented by his use of gold and black grips. It certainly was a show stopping finish!
Michelle Griffin then introduced Jonathan Turner from Hooker & Young’s Artistic Team, as he gave an exclusive preview of his new collection - a real treat for the audience! Look number one had an Avant-Garde feel with metallic elements enhancing the style, whilst look two used bun rings to make a strong foundation. Jonathan also spoke fondly of his involvement with ClubStar and how his attendance of events had allowed him to see the industry experts he admires and reads about.
The evening concluded with all the models and experts taking to the stage for a photo opportunity, with Michelle thanking everyone for their involvement in such an inspiring night. Michelle Griffin said,
It was a great evening full of humour, fun and education. All guest artists gave an insight into the hair extension world and used different methods and applications to showcase their own skills.
The seminar provided creativity and useful advice, whilst also highlighting the versatility of using additional hair within the salon and session styling environment.