In a time of huge change, with the simultaneous growth of the digital revolution and freelance hairdressers, our industry has had to stand up and re-evaluate how we do things as stylists, businesses, colour and product houses; we need to be looking at new ways of working.
I am proud to be part of this revolution. The Fellowship has been working hard to keep our events and projects fresh and exciting. The launch of the Live Lounge at Pro Hair Live headed up by Jo Martin was just the start of things to come.
Our new look Hair and Vision events in London, Wales, Scotland and Leeds have been a huge success. I want to say thank you to our chairperson Simon Shaw for his continued support throughout the year, keeping me grounded when I run away with ideas, and helping push our events to new levels.
This has been one incredible year and we have built many great relationships within our industry.
Our projects have shone!
The ClubStar Art Team have left a lasting impression; I was blown away by the show-stopping hair they produced live on stage at Salon International. Thank you Simon Tuckwell; your hard work and inspiring mentor days really showed on stage.
Chris Williams led a brilliant team for Colour Project resulting in a great from cover from the show. Kai Wan left an inspirational Project X Team working creatively in front of and behind the cameral. Nick Irwin has one of the finest F.A.M.E. Teams; they really are a group to be proud of this year.
Thank you to all our project leaders for the time you've given us to support the Fellowship and these projects which are so instrumental in furthering the calibre of our industry.
I'm excited to announce that we are starting a new project for 2019 called The Barber Project, led by Edward Hemmings. Our new website is in full swing, ticketing is now easier and there is information on our events, projects and our collections and magazines; if you're looking for any Fellowship related info then you should find it here. thank you to Ken Picton, our Chancellor, who led this project.
Our social media presence has grown again with over 25,000 Instagram followers. It really has been a year of change at the Fellowship. I want to thank the office team, the LWPR team - our very own PR Angels, our sponsors, council members and you, our members.
May 2019 be the year to remember for all the right reasons.