News added 16/11/17: The London DJ at HairClubLive’s final date of the OpenChairNight tour summed it up: house music, electronic dance and pop remixes… anything goes. With 86 different hairdressers performing over 5 nights (and 875 audience members) to watch, the love for this no-brief, 10-minutes in the spotlight event is clear. The point is, that anyone can come along and show off what they can do, and we’re totally wishing you’d all take advantage – the next tour will be Spring 2017. There really is no end to the inventiveness of hairdressers! See a selection of the Autumn tour pictures below, and to hear Roger Spy DJ’s mixcloud, click HERE:
News added 12/10/17: 30 for #OPENCHAIRNIGHT
It’s all about the numbers for HairClubLive this Autumn. On 30th October the online community with a brilliant take on live events for hairdressers will celebrate its 30th #OpenChairNight in Edinburgh! Yep… kicking off a new tour of dates around the UK for the famous chair [courtesy of Takara Belmont] and traffic lights, the team from HCL have already signed up more than 128 hairdressers to take their 10 minutes on stage to show us what they can do. Cities include Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester, and London. There are a couple more spots to sign up and show off, and tickets to watch the fun are only £5. What’s not to love?
29 October: Glad Cafe, Glasgow
30 October: Mash House, Edinburgh
5 November: 10 Mill Lane, Cardiff
6 November: Aatma, Manchester
7 November: Dingwalls, London
To book your 10 minutes in the chair, email Sorcha@hairclublive.com
News added 09/03/17: Really good to see HairClubLive taking over the Diamond stage at the Pro Hair Live event last week. Respect to them! The clubbers ran a two-hour session showcasing first the ‘hair story’ of 8 different club members, then promoting a taster of the HCL #openchairnight where hairdressers have 10 minutes in the chair to show what they can do. Both newbies to stage presenting and seasoned performers were encouraged to take time in the spotlight. It’s only been a couple of years but we notice the meteoric rise of this brand and love what it does for the industry. More than 1100 members now we see! Scroll down to see what went down on the Diamond stage…
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News added 01/12/16: Trialing their first ‘one for the boys’ night, with a barbers-only #OpenChairNight, we hear that last Sunday was a triumph for www.hairclublive.com With a max drive on social media, the HCL drew more than 100 visitors to a bar in London to watch 13 presenters take 10 minutes each in the chair to show what they could do. Supported by macho brands Renscene’s Manwave, It&ly Hair and Beauty, Pall Mall Barbers, BaByliss, and Akito scissors, we’re impressed at this inaugural event. It was quite a thrill to attend And the follow-up numbers are man-ic. The hashtag #BarberClubLive was tweeted 204 times in a few hours achieving 1,245,040 impressions… we’re one of them!
News added 17/11/16: The boys have their moment to #darethechair as the crew at HairClubLive announce their first ‘dedicated-to-barbers-only’ OpenChairNight will take place next week. Yep – on Sunday 27 November at the Star of Kings in central London, the call goes out to barbers to take 10 minutes in the chair to show what they can do. Sponsoring the night are BaByliss Pro, Barbicide, It&ly Hair&Beauty, Pall Mall Barbers, and Akito scissors. It’s going to be quite a do! Tickets £5 on the door but advise pre-registering first. So fix up, look sharp. Email Sorcha@hairclublive.com to sign up. See you there!
News added 09/11/16: What a blast! We were thrilled to sponsor the latest tour for HairClubLive’s #OpenChairNight – along with ghd Professional, Fudge Professional and Takara Belmont – which has just wrapped after visiting Edinburgh, London, Brighton, Leeds and Bristol. We were at the southwest date and felt the awesome vibe and energy from the brave hairdressers who dared the chair. Look at these pictures and soak up the atmosphere… next time, see you there? Yes!
News added 06/10/16: More than 80 UK hairdressers are already signed-up for the next HairClubLive #Openchairnight tour, kicking off on 30 October. The innovative hairdressing community [to be found online at www.hairclublive.com] is rolling out is 4th national tour with record-breaking interest in stylists grabbing a high-octane 10 minutes in the roving chair to show off their creativity. Takara Belmont provide the furnishing for the spotlight moment – premier seating as befits a star – with spot prizes from Fudge and ghd Professional to be awarded on the nights. Apparently there remain some spots to be had in Brighton, Bristol and Leeds, so get your groove on and email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
News added 08/09/16: HairClubLive has just announced the latest dates for #OpenChairNight and the 5 cities on the list include: London, Leeds, Edinburgh, Bristol and Brighton. These events are hugely popular and set a new vibe in hairdressing showcases! If you’ve not attended (or performed) yet.. then get a move on… it’s what everyone is talking about. Click here to buy tickets. Or email: email@example.com to book a slot to #DareTheChair!
News added 14/04/16: Our big night out this week was to see HairClubLive’s #OpenChairNight in London’s Camden Town. It was massive! Hair just got so rock n’ roll with the invention of these raw and edgy presentations from HCL, where hairdressers book 10 minutes in the spotlight to show what they can do. They have no brief, no boundaries – only a set of traffic lights to keep time. There were 36 different hairdressers on stage on our night – with DJ Roger Spy pounding the beats and the bar breaking its target before the 9pm watershed. Such fun. Take a look at a few snaps from the night below… There are two dates left on this tour – Oxford and Cardiff – and we urge you to make one of them. Click here to find out more and buy tickets:
News added 04/02/16: The hugely popular HairClubLive.com has relaunched its website with a bold look that befits the sassy attitude and panache of this hairdressing community. We’re telling you (again and again) it’s a site well worth a visit to browse the galleries on show. While you’re there, check out the membership! Free to join – which means you can share your pictures in said galleries, and join in events and competitions – the HCL crew have racked up more than 725 members including the likes of Tim Hartley, Andrew Collinge, Jason Miller and current British Hairdresser of the Year, Darren Ambrose! Good going. We hear that both USA and French clubs are launching later this year, and the superb OpenChairNight tours will restart in April.
News added 14/05/15: Super-stylists Ken Picton and Zoe Irwin wowed a sell-out crowd at the Camden Barfly in London last weekend. The event was the latest #OpenChairNight event by Hairclublive.com (like open mic for hairdressers). Each of them took a turn having 10 minutes in the spotlight – with a traffic lights (f’real) keeping time. As the glow turned from green, to amber to red, Zoe and Ken demonstrated precisely why they are ghd Professionals ambassadors. Fast, polished, creative and entertaining, we adore what they did! There are more #OpenChairNights this May. ____________________________________________________________________________________________
News added 26/03/15: Drum roll please… It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for.
The dates for the #OpenChairNight #ItsYourChair are:
Sunday 10th May
The Barfly, Chalk Farm Rd, Camden, London NW1
Monday 11th May
Joshua Brooks, Princess St, Manchester M1
Sunday 17th May
Hare & Hounds, High St, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14
Monday 18th May
Lennons, Onslow Rd, Southampton SO14
Sunday 31st May
Buffalo, Windsor Place, Cardiff CF10
To book time in the chair or a place on the guestlist,
News added 19/03/15: The official dates and venues for HairClubLive’s #OpenChairNight will be online on Monday. Here’s a note of the cities it will cover. Scroll down to see what the Open Chair Night is all about, and return Monday 23 March for specifics…
News added 24/02/15: Let’s make some noise for the HairClubLive members who braved the Inspiration stage at Hair Professional 2015 on 22/23rd February. The HCL Art Collective Team included Tommy Taylor, Sophie Harris, Ben Russell, Anne Veck, Lousie Mattey, Casey Coleman, Jay Mahmood, Dean Bradwell and Anna Wade. They did an amazing job so stay tuned for all the backstage looks and top tips…
News added 23/01/2015: The announcement of a FREE app by HairClubLive. Now you can upload pix, comments and check offers on the HairClubLive.com site with an app compatible with iPhones, iPads, Androids and all passionate hairdressers who like to show-off their work. Neatsville! #DareToBeDifferent is the new hashtag from HCL – do you take the challenge? Search the App store and Google play for Hair Club Live.
Apple store https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=952418637&mt=8
Google play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_livehairclub.layout
News added 27/11/2014: We squished into the Star of Kings pub, London last week to check out the first Open Chair Night hosted by HairClubLive. Wowser! Why has this not been done before? Inspired we are… Two at a time, a rollcall of presenters took a 10-minute-turn each ‘in the chair’ to show off whatever they wanted hairwise. The HCL Top Guns Tim Hartley, Adam Reed, Jack Howard and Des Murray joined HCL founder Dom Lehane as hosts, while the green, amber and red ‘traffic’ lights ensured nobody spilled over their time slot. We loved seeing Jason Hall, Anne Veck, Natasha Pearson and Syran John ‘taking to the chair’ alongside Luke Benson (Darren Ambrose), Sophie Harris (Blue Tit), Davide Spinelli (Trevor Sorbie) and many others. Can’t wait for the dates for HCL’s Open Chair 2015. Check out the latest pics from HCL’s first Open Chair Night here…
News added 30/10/2014: We’re knocked out to hear about a brand new concept in hair events. The HairClubLive Open Chair Night – based on the principle of the good old pub ‘open mic’ nights – takes place on 17 November 2014 at a fabulous traditional boozer near London’s Kings Cross. Book a 10-minute slot to put your model in the chair and wow the assemble punters (hairdressers of course). Or simply come along on the night and show some vocal support. Pre-register for free-entry, or pay £8 on the door. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
News added 12/06/2014: #HCLReveal
We understand there’s an online gathering planned as a virtual party to reveal the big changes going on at HairClubLive. Tres exciting! We totes adore hairclublive.com as a cool site for hairdressers to exchange ideas and share images (all those neat pix that otherwise get lost on twitter now have a perfect place to be). Apparently they’re going to announce new Top Gun mentors, a revised membership strategy and a new look. Be online Monday 16 June 7-9pm to join the fun @hairclublive #HCLReveal, or Facebook hairclublive or call and see which amazing hairdressing icon answers the phone on 07534 481976 Click here for more info
News added 16/05/2014: The social network is buzzing with chat about Hair Club Live, a dedicated online platform for hairdressers to showcase their work, and share ideas. Salon owner Dom Lehane and photographer Neil Shelby Long devised the site to give everyone the chance to ‘shine, share, inspire’. We high five this endeavour and suggest you shimmy along quick to check it out. Membership is free, and you can upload your work oh-so easily. Having a browse we noticed this interesting look from ‘The Flying Barber’ who calls it his #pinkproject. See – that’s the kind of noticeability you’ll acquire by joining! Visit hairclublive.com
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