The Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s internationally-renowned teams have been put on pause for the year, in light of the Covid-19 crisis.
The F.A.M.E. Team, ClubStar Art Team and PROJECT: X, Men and Colour are all temporarily suspended, owing to the nationwide lockdown.
All five teams will be extended until 2021, with members of all Projects (with the exception of the F.A.M.E. Team) given the opportunity to maintain their place or leave if preferred.
With the country facing an uncertain period of lockdown, the Fellowship deemed it was unfair for teams to miss out on their opportunities – which generally include a monthly mentoring session with an industry expert as well as appearances on stage at industry events and the Fellowship stage at other shows.
All of the teams had enjoyed an exciting start to 2020 already, with expert mentoring across all projects from generous leading names including Sally Brooks, Leigh Keates and Anne Veck.
Fellowship President Ken Picton says: “We are incredibly thankful to all of the Team Leaders – Paul Dennison, Jonathan Andrew, Karoliina Saunders, Angelo Vallillo and Jamie Stevens – for all of their hard work with the teams so far. We’re also grateful to the guest experts who have generously given their time to mentor the teams so far.
“We know it might be disappointing for the Projects to be postponed, but we’re dedicated to giving each and every team member the most comprehensive schedule of education and experiences possible – and in the current situation, that’s just not possible. We don’t want anyone to miss out on their 12-month program of mentoring and opportunities, which is why we’ll be picking up where we left off next year, and honouring all existing places on the projects. We are also hoping to make more spaces on the teams for new members. We can’t wait for an incredible year of exposure for the future stars of the hairdressing industry in 2021!”