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My London Fashion Week Experience

Its funny how things work out sometimes. Ever since I started my hairdressing career I can always remember being really interested in the fashion side of it… fast forward 15 years and I’m doing my first season at London fashion week 😊

Don’t get me wrong I have done a lot with my hairdressing career over the years but fashion week has always been something I have wanted to do, so naturally when the opportunity came up to audition I jumped at the chance, travelled down to London to the Toni and Guy hair academy and put my all into my audition… Might I add it was 32°C at the time… what a sweat box!!

To cut a long story short I got the email through on my way back to Scotland informing me I had passed my audition, I was now on the label M session team and will be styling the hair for ss19 (spring/summer 2019) at London Fashion Week on the 14th, 15th, and 16th September …. Happy was an understatement 😊.

Back down to London. I ended up doing hair at 5 different fashion shows and each show was a completely different hair style. We had a short amount of time to get a large number of models ready…. one of the shows had 50!!! (gulp)

Keira Hair Styling at London Fashion Week

What an amazing atmosphere and sense of team work we had though, you never worked alone. At least 2-3 people on one model as it was always a race against time. The head of teams were great too showing us exactly what was expected.

I was lucky enough to be able to watch the shows once we were done. The models all looked fab and so professional, it was a real sense of achievement seeing them all ready and their hair in place. Watching people in the audience was a blast too I don’t know if it was because we were in London or if it was because it was fashion week, but the outfits people wore were soooooo extra!! I mean do they wear that every day? or was it for the cameras?!? Who knows but I loved it! anything seemed to go! I have also never encountered so many people wearing sunglasses inside before LOL.

So, after 3 long days of marching around London with a suitcase full of hair styling kit, that’s my first season over and done with… I’m choked full of the cold, have swallowed a tonne of hairspray and could sleep for a week… but I loved every minute of it!!

Big thank you to everyone involved. See you all next season

Lots of love

Keira (Salon director) x

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