FHA Inspire!: Everything You May Have Missed
The Freelance Hairdressers’ Association (FHA) ran its second Inspire! online event on Sunday 13 June, where it celebrated and united the freelance and mobile hairdressing community through live presentations and networking opportunities.
Following the success of the first online Inspire! event, the day-long session hosted by the association dedicated to freelancers in the industry was broadcast live to both members and non-members from The Hunter Collective in London, with founder Sheila Abraham introducing the day and keeping members entertained throughout the event. The event reportedly attracted more than 300 guests throughout the day.
The morning began with L’Oréal Professionnel guest artist Frazer Wallace, showcasing his cutting and styling expertise with an on-trend shag cut, followed closely by a rare in-conversation interview with Patrick Cameron.
Patrick shared his experiences of lockdown and how he has reinvented and his business since then, and then went on to demonstrate his renowned bridal hair-up styling to celebrate the return of weddings and occasion hair. This included four updos, with one taking direct inspiration from Amy Winehouse, accompanied by step-by-steps around solid techniques which could serve as a starting point.
Following this, HAIRDOTCOM Art Team member Harriet Stokes offered a presentation on vivid colours, sharing her industry secrets and demonstrating a look using Pulp Riot Vivids. Wella ambassador James Earnshaw the performed a live colour application and created a Brazilian Illuminage colour melt using Wella Illumina.
To cap off the day, Indola global ambassadors Andy Smith and Paddy McDougall offered a showcase of the brand’s Summer 2021 Street Style Collection for the first time, joined by technical manager, Shayne Meadows, showing off the new Blonde Expert range, sharp bob cuts with sleek finishes and shaggy cuts with multiple layers.
Sheila Abraham commented: “Inspire! 2021 was a phenomenal success and we are delighted that so many people joined us. The guest artists were fantastic and brought their own inimitable style of work to inspire our members.”
Sheila continued: “I’d also like to extend a huge thank you to all of our supporters and guests for giving up their time to be a part of the day. We might be back at work, but it is more important than ever to get together to share, talk and stay connected – and Inspire! gave us all of that. We couldn’t be happier with how the day went and are excited to continue to build on its success and hope to come together in person again next year.”