PROJECT: X and PROJECT: Colour On Track for 2020

The Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s PROJECT: X team enjoyed their first session with new Project Leader, Angelo Vallillo – starting off a year of education and opportunities with a session at the Wella Academy in London.

For their first session, the team shared with Angelo their hopes and goals for the year, while he provided insight into what he had planned for the year ahead – including some incredible guest mentors, plenty of social media guidance and sessions on presentation.

In the afternoon, the team worked in pairs to create a doll head look showcasing their individual strengths – looks that were then presented back to the rest of the team.

“I’ve already learnt how to take aspects from a creative style and make it salon friendly,” says team member Olivia Miles. “That’s going to help me give my clients flare and something different walking out the salon. The team is amazing and so welcoming – I feel very lucky to work alongside such a talented team of people.”

Cc McNamee agrees, adding: “Angelo has taken a slightly different approach by teaching us the entrepreneurial aspect of our industry as well as hair, which is priceless knowledge I think all of us can appreciate and learn from. It's not always shared or spoken about enough and building yourself in such a fast growing industry is not easy! I’m so excited to get started with the rest of the year. Angelo has completely pushed our expectations with the mentors he has managed to get on board and is so passionate about the industry and really wants to push us to do well for ourselves.”

The 2020 PROJECT: Colour team also embarked on their first day, with Project Leader Paul Dennison and guest mentor, Fanette from Mazella & Partners.

After spending the morning getting to know each other and learning more about the year ahead, the team enjoyed a demonstration of panel colouring in a fringe, which they then replicated on their own doll heads in the afternoon with guidance from the experts.

“This was a great technique says Scott Musgrove. “It’s something I’ll take back with me to the salon, using variations of section sizes to create a striking panel piece.”

“I wanted the team to study not just how to colour hair, but why,” explains Project Leader Paul Dennison. “It was a perfect start to what’s shaping up to be an amazing year. Thanks to Mazella & Partners and Goldwell for giving their time and space.”


Project Leader: Angelo Vallillo


India Sparacia, Sculpture Salon

Sophie Titchener, Sarai Hair & Beauty

Emma Vickery, SACO Hair

Alice Harvey, Lily’s

Lea Shaw, Rural Fringe Hair Salon

Olivia Miles, Hobson and Holmes

Verity Ollerenshaw, Tint

Cc McNamee, Andrew Smith Salons

Pamela Cooney, Toni & Guy

April Mash, Strangeways

Emma Simmons, Salon 54

Stephen Smith, Ken Picton Salon


PROJECT: Colour 2020


Project Leader: Paul Dennison


Scott Musgrove, The Cutting Company

Saffron Burton, Safy B's

Rebecca Johnston, Melissa Timperley Salons

Harlee Gresty, Lewis Moore Salons

Connor McIntyre, The Bank Hairdressing

Darrel Starkey-Gettings, Taylor's Hair Studio

Megan Niccolls, Voodou Hairdressing

Eloise Dudley, Toni & Guy, Bournemouth

Sophie Shipperbottom, Sophie Amelia Ltd

Harley Pearce, Marc Antoni, Caversham

Ernesta Mazonaite, Hare and Bone

Ellen Grimmett,  Andrew Smith Salons

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