Hair & Vision Lights Up London salonnv March 21, 2019 Hair by Nicola Smyth The first Hair & Vision event of 2019 saw Fellowship members take to the stage at Proud Cabaret, London to showcase their skills. Hair & vision is the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s ultimate creative platform–this provides an open stage for members to showcase their creativity from start to finish, as well as providing insight to the process. The first event of 2019 saw members take to the stage in the vintage theatre style surroundings which provided an inspiring background for members to create their own magic live on stage. The hosts Simon Tuckwell and Fellowship President Karine Jackson thanked the audience for their support, promising an evening of exciting hair from a diverse and talented line up. Appearing Lights & Vision 2019… Cos Sakkas and Indira Schauwecker, TONI&GUY Ashleigh Hodges Altin Ismaili, Marc Antoni Chenna, Manifesto Junior Green, Junior Green Hair London, Karoliina Saunders, Karoliina Saunders Mary Geoghegan, KH Hair Nottingham Nicola Smyth, Nicola Smyth Award Winning Hair Roman Sys, Trevor Sorbie Sam Burnett, Hare and Bone First on stage were Chenna from Manifesto showcasing trademark wearable, trend-led men’s looks; Karoliina Saunders with punk-inspired texture, inspired by her regular work backstage at fashion week; and Roman Sys from Trevor Sorbie who presented intricate looping chains within the hair, inspired by repetition in nature. Ashleigh Hodges was up next taking on a twisted approach to a pony tail – combining knots, texture and bicycle chains as hair accessories. Junior Green presented intricate fingerwaves, finished with shimmering glitter, and Sam Burnett created an undulating updo with organic, bending shapes. After that, it was over to the Live Lounge which saw Karine sitting down with two TONI&GUY icons, Cos Sakkas and Indira Schauwecker to hear about their creative process. Between them, they have won countless awards for their artistry and now work as the brands International Artistic Directors. As well as sharing some of their trademark techniques, they also shared some of their success stories from their careers. Indira started her career as part of the Fellowships F.A.M.E. Team and described it as “the biggest push for my career… it allowed me to find a bigger hairdressing family and discover my true potential.” Cos reflected on the power of hairdressing, describing it as, “the best thing you could ever do for a job,” and adding, “we need to be proud of our industry, and really shout about it to others.” After the Live Lounge, it was time for the final three hair shows with Mary Geoghegan from KH Hair, Altin Ismaili from Marc Antoni and Nicola Smyth from Nicola Smyth Award Winning Hair. Reigning Eastern Hairdresser of the Year, Mary, was inspired by Vivienne Westwood with pastelised punk colours and bound sections of hair. Altin showcased his technical cutting skills with a sleek blonde crop, and Nicola closed out the night with a dazzling neon look in hi-vis colour.