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The Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s Colour Project Begins

by hjiadmin / last updated January 7, 2020

The Fellowship for British Hairdressing‘s 2019 Colour Project has kicked off the year with its first day of mentoring. The group met their team leader Paul Dennison and were given the opportunity to get to know each other. Chairperson Simon Shaw also let them in on what they can expect from the year ahead.

This year’s team includes 12 members from salons across the country such as Sarai Hair & Beauty, Rush Kensington and Melissa Timperley.

The day’s main focus was on stage skills. Simon gave the group pointers on presenting confidently and how to engage their audience. This first exercise gave members the chance to introduce themselves as the topic of the showcase alongside a mood board featuring their creative aesthetic.

Harriet Greenwood from Bad Apple Hair commented: “Travelling to London for the first time on my own  was a big thing”. It’s clearly paid off as she added: “I’ve already learned to ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’.”

Other members also expressed their opinions. Claire McNamee from Andrew Smith Salons said: “Having the support from Paul, Simon and the rest of the team was lovely. I learned that most of what I believe I do wrong is all in my head. It’s all about controlling your breathing. That allows you to take a moment to collect your thoughts and carry on in a much calmer state.”

This year the team will also benefit from a new mentor – Paul Dennison from Ken Picton in Cardiff. It’s clear that he had an equally insightful experience. Paul said: “It was so rewarding to see the team grow in confidence in just one day.” He continued: “I can’t wait to see how they develop over the next 12 months”.


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