Our F.A.M.E. Team 2017 visit Australia
Our F.A.M.E. Team have been on a trip of a lifetime, all the way to Sydney in Australia with BaByliss PRO UK. With stage slots booked at Hair Expo Australia, one of the largest trade events in the world, the GenNext show and a campaign to shoot with David Mannah and BaByliss PRO UK, the trip was packed with incredible experiences for the team to grab with both hands.
Day 1 & 2
On Monday 5th of June, our F.A.M.E. Team foursome embarked on their journey to the other side of the world. With heavy suitcases in abundance, the team stocked up on sweets and treats for their not so short flight and headed to Sydney.
Upon arrival, there was not a lot of time for sight-seeing and sunbathing… The F.A.M.E. Team jumped straight into a model casting on day one, whittling down over 50 models to just eight for their stage shows and the perfect girls for their BaByliss PRO UK shoot. Joined by renowned photographer David Mannah, they spent hours meeting girl after girl and throwing ideas and inspiration back and forth.
It’s wasn’t all work and no play, as the evening saw an invite to Café Sydney on the 5th floor of Customs House with Jayne Wild and Gary Latham from Wildlife Salons. Enjoying stunning views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Darling Harbour port, the team chatted to Jayne about the progress of her renowned Poppets, who were headlining the Hair Expo show as well as the Masters of Hair Gala that weekend during the team’s visit.
Day 3 & 4 were days full of prepping and getting ready for the weekend’s Hair Expo shows! Prema Hair Salon in Surry Hills kindly offered up their space for the team to use, so the team spent their morning sorting through wigs and hair pieces, designating models and designing colour palettes! With so much to be done, Jordanna, James and Ria headed to Sydney’s Wella Studios who also very kindly offered their space, colour and products. To-ing and fro-ing from Prema, to their BaByliss PRO UK shoot photographer David Mannah’s studio space, to Wella Studios and back to Prema, day 3 was whirlwind of prepping and creating!
Day 4 was spent focussing on wefts. Showpony Extensions were kind enough to provide the team with hair to use and everyone got their heads down at Wella Studios in Sydney to work, work, work. Easing off for the evening, the team were invited to a private party at Madam Tussauds, hosted by the Australian Hair council. Here the team got the chance to meet the Australian F.A.M.E. Team – a huge moment for them and one they’d been looking forward to for the duration of their trip so far!