The journey has started for the new Project X Team as they made their way to London for their first day. Joining them on Monday 23rd January was Project Leader Kai Wan and the industry professional Tracey Devine-Smith.
The day started with an introduction from Tracey into her own career and her passion was infectious, leaving everyone feeling incredibly inspired and ready for the year ahead!
It was then a chance to hear from Kai about what 2017 is set to bring and what The Project X Team can expect from their mentors, before it was time to present their own mood boards. Each mood board reflected them and their brand which provided an insight into who they are, allowing everyone to get a better understanding of each other.
After lunch, Tracey demonstrated some incredible session work and she was able to convey techniques in prepping and dressing hair, with some top tips for backstage success. These skills were then put into practice by The Project X Team in an interactive workshop.
The day concluded with some advice on how to make the most out of their own social media and the importance of making sure they make the most out of these platforms.
Tracey Devine Smith said,
I was impressed with the high standard of The Project X Team. It was fantastic to see how this incredible programme has progressed over the years and how it’s now become a very sought after academy of excellence. I think the team have an unforgettable year ahead!
Stacey Hayes, from Daniel Granger Hairdressing, said,
I have had such a great day with The Project X Team. It was amazing to meet Tracey and hear her story and understand just how much she has achieved while being a mum. She is such an inspiration.
Jessica Neil, KH Hair, said,
My first day as part of The Project X Team has been amazing and Tracey was so inspiring. I cannot wait for the year ahead with Kai as our Project Leader. We are going to learn so many new techniques, and I will be able to improve my skills working with some of the best hairdressers in the industry. It is going to be a great year.
The Project X Team is:
Luke Hopkins, John Olivers
Jessica Neil, KH Hair
Thomas Temperley, Saint
Ryan Steedman, Percy & Reed
Rita Tuska, Joseph Ferraro Hair
Katie Masters, VAE Hair
Olivia George, Kennadys Salon
Stacey Hayes, Daniel Granger Hairdressing
Jade Miles, KJM Salons
Brooke Evans, Tim Scott Wright at The Hair Surgery
Pervin Cirakoglu, Headmasters
Hayleigh Davidson, Copperfields
Photography by Alice North