The Fellowship took on the North and South on the 26th and 27th of February with HJ Live at the ExCel Centre in London and Pro Hair Live at Manchester Central.
The star-studded line-ups were better than ever, with a host of amazing Fellowship representatives taking the respective stages to inspire their audiences. The Fellowship stage at HJ Live hosted a grand total of 33 shows across the weekend.
The Gallery opened the show, followed by The Vault, the Fellowship F.A.M.E. Team, L’Oreal Professionnel, Seanhanna, Karine Jackson Art Team, Fellowship President Bruno Giamattei, Andy Heasman and Tina Farey from RUSH, the HOB Academy, Leonardo Rizzo from Sanrizz, Mahogany, The Feds, Hayley Welling from Ciente, Wella, Chris Foster, Ashleigh Hodges Artistic Team, Jake Unger from HOB Academy and Ben Madle from Headhunters. There was something for everyone, with futuristic striking styles, wearable crops and curls, and creative colour work.
Monday’s schedule was equally dynamic and exciting, with The F.A.M.E. Team returning to the stage to present their quirky 70s inspired collection, closely followed by John Carne, The Vault, Sharon Peake and Adam Bryant from Ethos Hairdressing, Headmasters, P Kai Art Team, Th1 Hair, Wella, G&E McIntyre Artistic Team, Anne Veck, Rush Academy Team, Ellenora Dean from Percy & Reed East, Daniel Stanley from Headmasters, William Lamb from Daniel Granger and Alastair Jubbs from VAE. Every show boasted a large audience full of exhibition visitors, journalists and bloggers from the UK and beyond.
In Manchester, Pro Hair Live’s Sunday line-up saw Fellowship favourites such as Rick Roberts, Melissa Timperley, Joseph Ferraro Hair, K H Salons Art Team, Sarah Linley and Lewis Moore. The Fellowship members created looks ranging from big, bold braids to edgy on-trend short styles, and over on the Men’s Hair Stage Johnny Shanahan from Barber Barber UK demonstrated the latest in barbering trends whilst Edward Hemmings interviewed Lee Stafford on the Business Stage.
Monday was the closing day of the Pro Hair Live show and Karine Jackson, the Peter Prosser Art Team, Leighanne Regan and Liam Robinson, Steven Smart from Smart Est 73, Ocean Hairdressing, Sophie Laidlaw from Wonderland and Ashleigh Hodges were on stage showcasing their talents for The Fellowship, along with Ben Brown wowing the crowds on the Men’s Hair Stage. It was the perfect way to end a hugely successful weekend in the north and the south.
Fellowship President Bruno Marc commented,
These incredible opportunities for our members are thanks to the outstanding relationship that The Fellowship has with these two amazing show teams, so our thanks go out to HJ Live and Pro Hair Live which give our members so many live presentation opportunities.
HJ Live event photography: Alphonso Grose
Pro Hair Live event photography: John Belfield (Sunday) and Andrew Williams (Monday)