News and photos from the big hair event
flocked to HJ's British Hairdressing Awards Gallery where finalists
and nominees pictures could be viewed and perused for the first time
this year, and visitors could watch their hairdressing icons appear
throughout the Hair Show on the huge number of free stages including
Hairdressers Journal International, The Fellowship for British Hairdressing,
Wahl, Schwarzkopf Professional, Wella Professionals and BaByliss to
name but a few.
The Salon Live theatre played host to the best educators in the world
with Toni & Guy, current British Hairdresser of the Year Andrew Barton
and the Saks Art Team, Vidal Sassoon, Patrick Cameron, Rush, Mahogany's
Richard Thompson and Tim Hartley all offering a breathtaking insight
into their personal inspirations. Tigi's Inspirational Youth allowed
13 individuals to showcase their talents on the biggest platform that
British hairdressing has to offer.
and Lee Stafford Salons also educated visitors in the Salon Seminars
giving in depth training on the cuts and colours for the forthcoming
season, whilst Salon Business Extra shared business information with
salon owners and managers with presentations by Peter Lunn, Sean Hanna,
Alan Austin-Smith and Phil Smith.
Salon International also played host to Wella Professionals Trend Vision
Award 07 on Saturday night - a national event that recognised the talent
of young hairdressers from around the country. Sunday night was Goldwell's
Rockmantic Show and Party featuring Beverly C, Rush, Mark Leeson and
Sean Dawson and a host of fabulous DJ's and entertainment. The Alternative
Hair Show celebrated their 25th birthday, and offered visitors a chance
to see avant garde hairdressing as interpreted by creative teams from
around the world - while also raising money for Leukaemia Research.
"Salon International 2007 has been a tremendous success and plans are
already in place to ensure that we build on this growth in 2008. For
the visitor, there was something for everyone - no matter at what age
or stage in their career. Salon International delivered on its promise
of inspiring business," commented exhibition director, Michael Patey.
Barton the reigning hairdresser of the year, proved once again what
a true professional he is, soldiering on perched on crutches with a
plaster cast around his right leg!
The injury happened when he fainted and collapsed while he was out running.
"I picked myself up and limped home; had a bath, a glass of wine and
some dinner and went to bed thinking I'd be fine in the morning. I was
mistaken! When I woke up I couldn't put my foot down on the floor. A
friend took me up to A&E, where they did all sorts of tests because
I had fainted. They said I was over-worked and over-stressed but in
otherwise perfect health - apart for my ankle, which I have broken.
Andrew still managed to cut and style the models hair, with his leg resting
on a chair. Well done Andrew for another award winning performance!
Patrick Cameron was also in fine form, demonstrating his styling talents
on the models below, photograpy by Jamie Carroll.
Below: Wella - Isoka