One of the biggest events in the Scottish media calendar, the Scottish BAFTAs, took place on Sunday, November 4 at a glamorous red-carpet ceremony at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow. Hosted by radio presenter and TV personality, Edith Bowman, the awards celebrated the very best in film, television and games media over the last year. 

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Alan Cumming
British Academy Scotland Awards, Arrivals, Glasgow, UK – 04 Nov 2018

On-hand to style the celebrities, was award-winning Scottish salon group Rainbow Room International. The hair team consisted of Dylan Brittain and Yasmin McMail, salon directors and owners of the George Square salon, Harry Keilty, stylist at the George Square salon and Jade Roderickson, an assistant at the George Square salon in the morning. Diana Carson, consultant designer at the Uddingston salon, Megan Deigan, designer stylist at the Bearsden salon, Misha McLean, stylist at the Bearsden salon and Courtney Murray, master hair designer at the George Square salon in the afternoon.  

Wahl style team member and consultant at Rainbow Room International Uddington, Diana Carson said: “I love the vision of BAFTA Scotland. To have a world where everyone’s life is culturally and creatively enriched. With a mission to bring the very best of the work to the public and at the same time celebrating excellence discovering inspiring and nurturing new talent. This is a great ethos one we are proud as creative to be associated with.” 

Backstage, the team styled a number of celebrities including; Alan Cumming, Richard Rankin, Sophie Skelton, Karen Gillian, Morven Christie, Kiran Sonia Sawar, Dawn O’Portar and Laura Anderson. The team provided the stars with fashion-focussed hair for the red carpet.  

Kiran Sonia Sawar, whose hair was created by Courtney, was styled into a stunning, loose and effortless updo on the night. Whereas Morven Christie’s hair was styled into a super sleek bun with a deep side parting. Courtney also styled ex-Doctor Who Star Karen Gillian’s hair with a classic middle parting, with the rest of her hair being draped onto her back.  

Misha styled Sophie Skelton’s hair into a similar sleek hairstyle whereas, Love Island star, Laura Anderson, opted for glamorous retro curls with some height at the front styled by Megan. Diana styled both Alan Cumming and Richard Rankin’s hair using Wahl styling tools and trimmers to create cool, quirky looks.  

Owner and director of Rainbow Room International’s George Square salon, Dylan Brittain said: “To be the official hairdressers for BAFTA Scotland is incredible and each year we enjoy the experience even more. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get the Rainbow Room International name out there and fly the flag of excellence for Scotland.”  

For all the looks created on the night, Schwarzkopf Professional Session Label OSiS+ products were used including Salt Spray, Sessional Label Volumizing Mousse, Coal Putty and Super Dry Flex Spray, which was used on all celebrities to keep their hairstyles in place throughout the night.