Ideal Home Show At Christmas 2011 With Celebrity Hairdresser Stuart Phillips

I receive many interesting emails on a daily basis and need to shift through literally hundreds to find them. One particular email that caught my eye was from the Ideal Home Exhibition Christmas show for 2011. They were interested in a partnership with a celebrity hairdresser, this was for their fashion & beauty section of the show.

My first initial thought was that they wanted my professional services to style hair for their catwalk, after speaking with them they actually wanted my skills for on stage live makeovers, this would be in front of a seated audience and would include; cutting hair, hair-up and hair styling, basically showing off the latest must have Christmas party hair!

When I get involved with high profile exhibitions/events I usually work alongside my art team, this varies in size depending on the sort of event that we’re doing, for catwalk shows using around 30 models I would need at least five stylists that would work alongside me. For the Ideal Home Show At Christmas I would involve three other artists, Lara Clark, Caron-Ann Beaumont and my make-up artist Rebecca-Fleur, they will all be working on stage with me. Christina who is my colour technician prefers to work behind the scenes, so she’ll  be attempting to find models from the many thousands of potential people at the Earls Court venue, this makes her job crucial and possibly the hardest of all!

A few weeks later my team and I met with Louise Kearns who is the Marketing executive and Emily McCrery who is the event co-ordinator of this exhibition. We all agreed on three twenty minute slots, two for hair and one for make-up. It would be executed in a similar style to a lot of the make-over shows on TV, using a large mirror that’s covered up, then all is revealed at the end. The audience will be used to this kind of make-over set up, so should be a real crowd pleaser.

Due to the fact that it’s difficult to be away from the salon for long periods, I agreed to do two out of the possible five days; Wednesday 16th and Sunday 20th November 2011.

The Ideal Home Christmas show will be open to the public on the 16th– 20th November 2011, at Earls Court in London.

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