The Hairdressers’ Charity Photographic Shoot Announces Winning Hair Salon

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The artistic team at Rainbow Room International were the lucky winners of an all expenses paid photo shoot, run and organised by The Hairdressers’ Charity.

By joining the Hairdressers’ Charity Supporters Club, Suzie McGill, Dylan Brittain and Diana Carson from Rainbow Room International won the fantastic opportunity to style the hair of the models on shoot, as well as giving back by donating to those in need.

The photo shoot was artistically directed by 2015 British Hairdresser of the Year, Darren Ambrose, shot by award-winning photographer Jack Eames and styled by renowned celebrity stylist, Bernard Connolly.

Rainbow Room International first opened in Glasgow in 1979, and the brand has grown into one that’s synonymous with quality, luxury and innovation. Suzie and Dylan from the salon were recently awarded 2016 Scottish Hairdresser of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards.

Diana Carson commented,

It was a pleasure to collaborate with Darren Ambrose – our creative director for the day. We took a lot from him and it was an honour to be supporting The Hairdressers’ Charity. To win this was a real shock to us and we were thrilled to be involved, as The Hairdressers’ Charity is a charity close to our hearts and it is heart-warming to know we are helping those in need. The charity does great work for those in the industry who are less fortunate than ourselves and we believe in giving back.

Having been aware of The Hairdressers’ Charity’s work for a while, Jack Eames, renowned hair, beauty and fashion photographer, happily provided his skills for no fee by taking charge of the camera for the day.

I was very happy to get involved with this fabulous project with Darren and the team. We are working in a fabulous and creative industry, and it is vital we give something back when we can.

Darren Ambrose, 2015 British Hairdresser of the Year, donated his time and expertise to the charity by artistically directing the shoot on the day.

The charity is a fantastic cause, as well as the commitment by those involved to help those in the industry with misfortunes in their life. Unforeseen misfortunes can be devastating and it’s so important that hairdressers have somewhere to turn in times of crisis. To be involved in this project was a massive honour – I’m delighted to be of any help within the process and to help raise money, I can’t speak highly enough of this charity.

David Drew, The Hairdressers’ Charity President commented,

We’re incredibly thankful to all those who took part in the photo shoot. It was such a fun and refreshing way to help raise money and awareness for such an important cause.

The team from Rainbow Room International worked on two different models to produce a number of different looks that embraced natural texture. The studios and backdrops had four different spaces, all with contrasting textured backdrops to complement the feel the team had for the shoot. Bernard Connolly, who also donated his expertise to the charity, embraced that the aim for the shoot was to have an editorial feel with movement, and styled the models so that their finished looks were wearable, yet still on trend and cool.

Darren Ambrose comments,

The guys from Rainbow Room were a credit to our industry, a very successful salon brand and renowned for their work and recent success in the British Hairdressing Awards. They were a pleasure to work with, relaxed, and yet buzzing with masses of energy for the creative side of our business.

Hair: Suzie McGill, Dylan Brittain and Diana Carson – Rainbow Room International Artistic Team for The Hairdressers’ Charity
Art Direction: Darren Ambrose at D&J Ambrose
Make-up: Kelly Sadler
Stylist: Bernard Connolly
Photography: Jack Eames

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