The Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s youngest education program – the ClubStar Art Team – enjoyed a masterclass in men’s hairdressing from award-winning hairdresser, Jonathan Andrew.
Jonathan, who has recently been named Global Brand Ambassador for Fudge Professional, invited the team to Fudge HQ for a day of men’s mentoring.
With countless accolades for his men’s hairdressing work under his belt, Jonathan was perfectly equipped to share some of his techniques and trend insights with the ClubStar Art team.
His session focused on styling men’s hair for shoots – a fitting session, as he will be art-directing a shoot for the team later on in their year. Working with four male models, Jonathan showed how to transform styles and how to transition between looks for a seamless shoot experience.
“The best part of the day was Jonathan showing us how to style hair multiple times in a photoshoot without changing the cut,” says team member Jemma Clemas. “I learnt so much about the technicalities that come with doing a photoshoot, and lots of great tips on how to get the best out of your model.”
As well as seeing Jonathan’s models and hearing about his shoot experience, the team also presented their own moodboards as they start to prepare for their own upcoming shoot.
“Jonathan broke down in great detail what makes the perfect collection,” says team member Stuart Kimber. “For me, the biggest realisation was that it's not always the big budget shoots that make the most impact and win the awards. It's the thought process behind the shoot and working with the right team that makes the best collection.”
“I also learnt to save the crazy work for being in stage,” he adds. “Stage work is in the here and now, but a good collection lasts a lifetime – so it’s important to make it classic and beautiful.”
“This has already been hands down the best experience of my hairdressing career,” concludes Stuart. “Working with our mentor Simon Tuckwell and the team has really opened my eyes to what this industry has to offer. I've become a much more confident stylist both inside the salon and out.”
ClubStar Art Team 2019
Jemma Clemas, Seckingtons Hair Salon
Ciara Darcy, Bad Apple Hair
Eloise Dudley, Toni&Guy
Georgina Kemnitz-Pryor, Karoliina Saunders Hair Design
Stuart Kimber, Spargo Hairdressing
April Mash, Strangeways
India Sparacia, Sculpture Salon
Sophia Tsilidis, Headmasters Soho