Inspiration Day for the Fellowship Teams

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Monday 18th September was an exciting one for the Fellowship’s F.A.M.E. and Colour Project teams, with big dates in their diaries. Whilst the F.A.M.E. Team headed up to Newcastle to shoot with iconic hairdressing duo Hooker & Young, the Colour Project came together at the L’Oréal Academy in London for a day of colour inspiration with Carolyn Newman.

After spending the morning quizzing and getting to know Gary Hooker and Michael Young, the team were ready to shoot at their beautiful home in their studio space. The team thrived on the relaxed vibe of the afternoon, enjoying the project and working together as a team on all four models, as oppose to taking ownership of any one look.

Hairdressing can so often be competitive, say Gary and Michael, to spend the year working as part of a team is such a gift, so we really wanted to focus on this throughout the day.

Gary and Michael had brought in a clothes stylist and a make-up artist to complete the line-up. The theme and concept was ‘Dark Romance’, playing on glamorous, sultry and elegant styling and ethereal, textured, beautiful hair. Team member James Earnshaw from Francesco Group says,

Working with Hooker & Young was a truly inspirational experience. Gaining an insight into their work was fantastic and I already know that the photo shoot tips and tricks they taught us are going to stick with me.

It was a real thrill to work with the F.A.M.E. Team. We’ve always had a passion for nurturing young talent and helping them achieve their goals so we certainly enjoyed the day as much as the team did! say Gary and Michael.

Over in London, the Colour Project team got together with colour icon Carolyn Newman. With Salon International drawing closer, the team took the opportunity to plan for their team stage show with Carolyn.

Preparation is so important when planning a show, says Carolyn, I asked each team member to present their concept and model and we all discussed and brainstormed on the clothes styling, make-up and music ideas. Pulling everything together as a team keeps things slick and uniformed which is vital when putting on a good show.

Carolyn also spent time getting the team to explore how to create their own colour techniques. From thinking about what is happening in the hair industry and on social media, to translating a shape into a colour technique, Carolyn got the team thinking differently about inspiration and creativity.

The team’s ideas were fantastic, says Carolyn, It was an inspiring day and they are going to wow the audience on the Fellowship stage at Salon International - good luck!” Team member Nicola Dow from Urban Hair & Beauty says, “Carolyn was amazing and helped me feel more confident and ready to take the stage. The perfect day with the perfect mentor to get us ready for Salon International 2017!

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