Hi girls, how is your week going? I've been incredibly busy at work this week, but one of the many perks of my job is that I get to attend hair events, yesterday, I attended a GHD workshop with Michelle Griffin and Alan Austin-Smith. Alan Austin-Smith (who worked for Vidal Sassoon when he was just 16!) spoke with a team of really talented salon owners and hairdressers about presenting themselves on stage and how to explain what inspires them to be in the hair industry. I found it really interesting to watch and it shows how hard hairdressers work to be successful in the industry. Alan engaged with the team Colour Project and taught presentation skills. He taught them how to feel confident, communicate with their audience.They were also taught why they were in Colour Project and also how to overcome being nervous when being on stage when presenting their collections.
This was done by looking at the teams state of mind, breathing techniques and how to generally connect with your audience. After Alan finished his presentation, renowned hairdresser, Michelle Griffin, made the team show their mood boards that were inspired by fashion houses. It was so interesting to see how current trends reflect hairstyles! I didn't think that the new Gucci Spring/Summer collection could be seen as an inspiration for hairdressers?! But the simple outfit designs actually reflected really well onto the hairstyles that the team put together. What inspires you when you have to work on something? I've put together a little mood board of my own here ;) ♥