Sophie Laidlaw

Nocturne: Sophie Laidlaw

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As a member of the ghd Art Team and finalist in the 2017 British Hairdressing Awards for Scottish Hairdresser of the Year, Sophie Laidlaw of Wonderland salon in Livingston is having quite a year. She’s also a regular on the fashion week scene, and thus very used to turning editorial looks around in double-quick time… We caught up with her to ask how she found the 12 hour Nocturne super-shoot: 

Sophie Laidlaw and Nocturne

“I was thrilled to be a part of the Nocturne shoot and am still reliving the experience. The vibe was energetic from 7pm until 7am – though there was some delirium around 3-4am!
I started by using the model’s natural texture; then I moved on to a wet look and blow-dry, before building up different textures within the hair, adding to it each time before putting it up. The tools we had to work with gave us complete freedom and actually made ten looks relatively easy to achieve. Infinite styling for me is styling that doesn’t stress out the hair. Styling that holds, but is reworkable. It’s so important when we’re creating look after look that we still respect the integrity of the hair. I think with the growth of social media and the ability to share a look globally in an instant, infinite styling is something that our clients now demand too. We had no washing facilities but I don’t think it stopped anyone – after all, we had every ghd tool at our fingertips! I thrive in that environment especially when there is a pressure to change things up quickly. ghd for me is a brand that provides ‘cool girl’ hair and I love it because of the front-line research and development that goes into every product. They’re all about respecting the integrity of the hair, but without compromising style.” See all of Sophie’s looks below: 

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