F.A.M.E Team at Hair Expo in Australia

Day 5 & 6
Hair Expo begins! The F.A.M.E. Team were preparing to showcase their ‘Youthquake’ collection to the exhibition crowds three times across the weekend in association with BaByliss PRO UK. The first stage show was Saturday’s 1.30pm slot.

Our F.A.M.E Team stormed the stage, full of excitement and anticipation. Huge crowds had amassed and the main stage was buzzing. Their mentor Nick Irwin introduced them to the stage before their show models took to the catwalk, accompanied by a cool, eclectic 90’s inspired piece of music that Nick had mixed especially using his past experience as a DJ.

The evening saw the team head to the Masters of Hair Gala at the Darling Harbour theatre, a show organised by Hair Expo that saw a line-up of influential hairdressers from Australia and beyond share their skills, tips and techniques, each from a different area of mastery. The line-up was amazing and included Sassoon’s Mark Hayes and Edward Darley, Jayne Wild and her Poppets, Guy Tang and many more.

It was an 8 am wake-up call on day 5 for breakfast and planning the team’s strategy for the day ahead. They performed their second stage show at Hair Expo in the morning, jumping straight into prep for their GenNext show in the evening with a short break to wander around Hair Expo. Andreas surprised the team with a gift – YS Park dressing brushes signed by the man who created the brand.

With the show team working on the tech rehearsals, the team wig wrapping all of their models, the make-up artists, Sarah Laidlaw and Rachael Montgomery, working their make-up magic, and the stylist Emma Cotteril on a styling mission, it was all hands-on deck pre-GenNext show before showtime at 9.45pm. And with a successful show under their belts, the team headed to the after-party at Prema Hair Salon to celebrate their hard work and well and truly relax.