Colour is at the heart of every salon business, and with more clients than ever looking to invest in new trends, stand-out techniques and innovative tones, it’s never been a more exciting time to be a professional hair colourist.
At the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s Colour Night, hosted at the TONI&GUY Academy in London, eight talented colourists took to the stage to showcase the very latest in trending techniques. They were joined by industry superstar, Carolyn Newman, who gave the audience insight into her remarkable career in colour. Hosting on the night were compere, Mark Creed, and Fellowship President, Ken Picton, who was on interview duty with Carolyn.
First on stage for the evening were Charley Henery from TONI&GUY, Jayde Collins from Charles Worthington, Jack Howard from Paul Edmonds and Karoliina Saunders.
Charley showcased a creative detailing technique from the latest TONI&GUY collection; Legacy. This technique created strong contrasts between shadows and strength and illumination and light, for a bold and personalised result.
The audience were treated to a sneak preview of an upcoming Charles Worthington collection with Jayde Collins’ model; a striking steel grey with yellow detail. She explained that she wanted to explore contrasting warm and cool colours, with a quick service that keeps clients coming back between appointments.
Balayage expert, Jack Howard, showcased his 14 pieces technique; a solution from super-quick, super-commercial, and super in-demand balayage. With symmetry through the front and soft, organic placement through the sides, this was soft, gorgeous, client-friendly colour.
Karoliina Saunders also played with colour contrasts, combining warm and cool shades of sparkling rose and peach for an on-trend update on pastels. She also introduced the audience to her paper alternative to foils, for an eco-friendly update.
Jc Aucamp from Guy Kremer worked with regrowth for a quick colour upgrade; perfect for commercial clients. His blend of pastel grey and coral pink balanced festival and femininity perfectly.
For Daniel Couch from Russell Eaton, it was all about a 90s palette and a grunge feel. Using dirty pastel green and vintage denim grey, he used a chevron placement combined with freehand painting for a striking finish.
Gareth Williams from Headmasters worked with a mix of balayage techniques and dusty pastel tones in rose quartz, lavender and yellow to create colour with an impact.
Finally, Tina Mehmi from Rush Hair showcased the brand’s Obsession collection, with an individual blend of pastels in apricot, coral and yellow for a soft, summer-toned look.
The evening’s special guest was colour icon, Carolyn Newman – who was on stage for the first ever Fellowship Colour Night in 2001. A former member of the F.A.M.E. Team, Carolyn described her early days with the Fellowship as the, “turning point of her career.” Reflecting on her time at Charles Worthington, she shared how putting colour front and centre of a hairdressing event had been revolutionary and how she was at the forefront of colourists leading shows independently.
“You have to have a vision,” she explained. “And always be true to yourself. It’s down to you and no-one else to make your career what you want; be confident and love what you do.”
Charley Henery, TONI&GUY
Jayde Collins, Charles Worthington
Jack Howard, Paul Edmonds
Jc Aucamp, Guy Kremer
Daniel Couch, Russell Eaton
Gareth Williams, Headmasters
Tina Mehmi, Rush Hair