Hairdressers Journal
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Life Through a Lens

“This image is from my 2015 Sozzani collection. The model’s hair was long and thick so I divided it into four sections, then split it into small sections and twisted and rolled it into small rosettes and pinned in place. It was gently pulled undone for an effortless finish.”

“This image from 2015 reminds me of what my hair was like 30 years ago when I had a fringe! This was one of the first images where I used extensions through the sides for added volume and movement.”

“This is from my 2019 winning collection, Desire. The day before the shoot I flew to London and the airline left my suitcase with all my equipment behind so I had to borrow everything from Debbie G!”

“I took inspiration from Nick Irwin’s work for this 2019 look amongst others. I used Schwarzkopf Professional Damped on the hair for a wet look, created finger waves and clipped to set. I took a conical wand through the back and ruched small sections with my fingers to build up volume and texture.”

“This is one of my favourite images because it was the first time I worked with photographer Jack Eames and the first time I won Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year in 2014. I used a conical wand then brushed it out with a bristle brush and teased it into shape using silver clips and hairspray."

“I learned this technique from Patrick Cameron and used it in my 2019 collection. I waved the hair with a waver for added body and volume. I started on the other side of the head and did a two-stranded braid and worked round. I used my finger and thumb and unpicked the braid for texture and beauty. The secret was not to make it look like a braid.”

“This is from my 2016 Butterfly collection and finger waves are one of my favourite techniques. I used a setting spray and comb to create finger waves. I then pinned the back of the hair up and massaged the hair to break it up and create texture.” 

This article appears in the December 2020 Issue of Hairdressers Journal

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This article appears in the December 2020 Issue of Hairdressers Journal