Fresh from pounding the streets of New York, session stylist extraordinaire and Good Salon Guide member, Karoliina Saunders of Karoliina Saunders Hair Design, hot footed it to Milan and worked flat out styling the hair of supermodels galore at Milan Fashion Week…
Milan was MAD! I managed to grab only ten hours sleep in three whole days! All work and travel and no free time; but I loved every single minute.
On my first day I worked backstage at the GCDS show with London based hairdresser Syd Hayes. GCDS ‘God Can’t Destroy Streetwear’ is a streetwear brand and the clothes were full of colour and energy with a cartoon feel. We created crazy hair and worked on 50 pus models!
Syd loves creating lots of energy and with banging tunes in the background, we had huge fun while managing to get all the models finished on time.
The second day I got to work with a true hair hero at the always iconic Dolce & Gabbana show. Guido Palau is a British born hairdresser famous as a leading trend setter in the fashion industry.
The D&G show was HUGE. There were 170 models and, with diversity as the theme, there were models of all ages and sizes with celebrities as well as models from the street strutting down the runway!
The stress was off the scale but so worth it, as the end result was stunning. As well as the amazing clothes, the hair was bedecked with natural flowers, headpieces and crowns.
Working with Guido was everything I hoped it would be and, of course mingling backstage with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Helena Christensen, Eva Herzigova, Karen Elson, Carla Bruni and my own personal childhood heroine, Isabella Rosellini was surreal.
Next stop…… PARIS!! Bring it on!