The Banking Hall in London was the grand and beautiful venue for a sold out evening with Fellowship Hairdresser of The Year, Guy Kremer, on Monday 26th October. Guests included those well known within the press; hairdressing experts such as Karine Jackson and Michelle Griffin, as well as close friends of Guy including actress Camilla Rutherford.
After the guests gathered in the bar they were then invited to enter the great hall that had been set out with every attention to detail being considered. Flowers adorned the staircase and gift bags had been placed on all the chairs for the guests to enjoy. The chairs had been laid out with a central walkway providing a catwalk for the models between the stage and the exquisite staircase.
Welcoming everyone was Fellowship Ambassador and Past President, Errol Douglas MBE, who took to the stage to welcome the audience to what promised to be a “special night with a very special individual”. He then introduced a VT conveying just why Guy Kremer is so renowned in the industry, including his beautiful photo shoots and magazine covers.
Guy then provided a glimpse into his professional and personal background as he was joined by hair journalist, Maria Weijers for an insightful interview. Guy spoke of his move from France to Winchester and described his journey into the industry with such passion. Maria also asked Guy about his charitable work, as well as his salon and day to day life, with a distinct admiration from Guy towards his team. He described the difference between French and English hair as, “English hair is creative with an avant-garde look, whereas French hair is classic. I mix the two and I love to deconstruct and then construct the hair again”.
The hall then filled with music as the staircase provided a stunning catwalk for his first three models with their beautiful hair and styling complimented by floral arrangements provided by Corinne Jullian. As the models made their way towards the stage, the audience was able to get a closer glimpse of the overall finished looks before another model made her way down the marble stairs before joining Guy on stage for a demonstration. He worked with what he described as, “the fabric of the hair” to create a high impact finish created through texture and strong silhouettes.
Following this was an individual catwalk with the model’s finished look being enhanced by a beautiful piece of jewellery.
Guy then returned to the stage with Artistic Director, Jonny Engstrom, who demonstrated on both their models a modern texture through crimping techniques that had a real retro vibe. The room filled with camera flashes as the audience tried to capture these looks as they were created with such talent and showmanship.
Big red curls on the next model wowed the audience before Guy changed the whole look removing the red hair to reveal a prepared pin curl look underneath. Huge hair was created with an obvious attention to detail as Guy presented this bold finished look.
A final catwalk highlighted the amazing show to a huge buzz within the great hall as everyone shared their excitement at being part of such a wonderful night. The staircase then created the perfect back drop for a stunning array of hair and styling, all highlighting the talented Guy Kremer.
After an opportunity to get a closer look of the models, Guy then took the opportunity to thank everyone for their support and involvement in creating such a fantastic show. After being presented with a beautiful bunch of flowers by Jonny Engstrom, he welcomed on stage special guests, Maria Grachvogel and Isabell Kristensen, who had provided the beautiful dresses for the evening, and Shaun Leane, who had provided the stunning jewellery. It was then that Guy welcomed back his final model to complete the look with another piece from the renowned jewellery designer. Errol Douglas then returned to the stage to close the show.
Chancellor, Karine Jackson, said,
It was an opulent evening in a beautiful venue. The Banking Hall was the perfect location for such a fantastic show that wowed with stunning dresses and hair pieces. Guy worked on the hair like a fabric, and he created stunningly glamorous hair-up that were absolutely beautiful. It was a fantastic night!