Clynol Profile Weekend 2013.

So as most of you know, Clynol Profile Weekend 2013 took place on 16th and 17th June at Alton Towers. Firstly – What an awesome venue. Even without going into the park, the hotel its self is so cool. So many little qwerks to look at and explore! Good choice Clynol. And we were greeted by this in the hotel room, such a nice touch!

20130618-144534.jpg So, after getting up at 5.30am (ergh) and setting off at 7.30am, we finally arrive at about 10. This is the first time I get to have a real look at all the backstage antics. Models all having hair and makeup done, people rushing about the place.

20130618-144113.jpgI got to see some great people at work, including an ex-protégé team member. It was fascinating watching everyone doing their thing. I really enjoyed seeing them create something captivating and special. We got to watch the presentation and see all the hard work put together. The models all represented hair icons. There was a Florence (copper), Madonna (Blonde), Rhianna (red) and a Katy (violet). Two models for each icon. Each model showed off what the new Viton S range is capable off. From raspberry reds, orange coppers, blue violets and clean-cut blondes. We are taught about the new colours and how to use them to their full potential. I think they have really hit the nail with this one. It was a brilliant introduction to the new range and I’m really excited to get using it!

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Me and the other prots (protégé team members) are going onto stage in the evening to be introduced as the 2013 team. Everyone’s a little nervous so we gulped a bit of vodka and redbull in the hotel room to settle the nerves. It. Was. Amazing! I felt so good, being cheered and clapped on stage. I tried not to look out at the many faces and got distracted by Troy’s impromptu rose petal shower.

20130618-144830.jpg Onto the food and the drinks, everyone got quite squiffy and had a great time. So many dance moves in such little time. It was really fun to mingle and meet people who are all linked by the Clynol brand. There are some really lovely people out there. I finally met Luisa who used to be on the Protégé team (2 years running.) I had read and heard a bit about her and she is so great! Its really cool to meet someone who has really benefited from the team. She now has her own salon in Kidderminster, and I hope it all goes well for her!

After catching some sleep, it was on with the roller coasters! I used to be terrified of them, but I know once its going I love them. It was so much fun!! Tiring though. I have an app on my phone that tracks your step and we did nearly 15,000. About 5 miles in total! But it was really worth it. I wish we can go every weekend.

Overall, an amazing weekend. I loved every second and I’m really looking forward to next year! ❤

An evening with Bruno Marc.

On Monday evening I went to the Wella academy in London. I am a Clubstar member which is part of The Fellowship of Hairdressing. They put on many evenings & workshops through out the year. Clubstar evenings are free for members and Fellowship evenings come at a small fee. I would push anyone to get involved in this. There are a lot of opportunities at these events, to meet people and learn about them and their techniques. This event was an evening with Bruno Marc. He is a big part of the Marc Antoni salons, as well as being BHA Southern Hairdresser of the year TWICE, Fellowship Hairdresser of the year AND the Fame Team manager (which is something I aspire to do). An inspirational man. His creative eye is outstanding. Bruno’s cutting and dressing of hair is one of a kind. He demonstrated to us 10 different styles and I was blown away. Working on three of the models I am lucky enough to see first hand how talented he is. His demeanour is friendly, humble and confident. And he has true confidence in his work, team and models. He introduces the models (sometimes not remembering their names) but remembering their looks and hair. Thats the important bit right? He prides himself on trying to find your everyday girl and giving them opportunities. He told us how most of his models are not professional models. At least they weren’t before they encountered him. One told how she was spotted at a petrol station. I love it. I love the whole idea. I have a young client in the salon and she is so fresh faced. I tell her every time she comes in she should get into modelling. It helps that she is always on trend and doesn’t mind me chopping it all off every now and then! I wish I had stuck around to talk to him and bundle him with questions, but I had to catch a train home. Boo. If anyone is interested, look him up. His work is something to spend your time over.

Thanks for reading ✌

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