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Team work at the LAB

The first Learn ABout LAB event of 2022 proved a great gathering shared between people in the room, those on stage and viewers on socials. Now you can catch up with all the presentations and join in the buzz! From Errol Douglas to Zoe Irwin, the mix of characters is eclectic and the conversation uplifting. 

Errol Douglas joined the audience at the LAB

The LAB is an evening where a line-up of speakers each has a max of 15 minutes to take to the mic and share their passion for hairdressing. They can talk on any subject they like. The magic is in the variety of subjects – from joyful to emotional, businesslike to creative. For Monday 28 March, we invited guests and speakers, with sponsors Great Lengths and ghd Professional each also adding speakers to the programme. Click a name below to see them talk on…

The LAB line-up

Vicky Demetriou opened the evening

Vicky Demetriou talking about making your salon more sustainable (for Great Lengths)

Christopher Laird sharing how styling tools help and influence his work in salon and as a session stylist (for ghd Professional)

Project X reliving their time at New York Fashion Week! 

Keri Blue sharing their Hair Has No Gender campaign

Conrad Blandford, salon owner, imagining how the hairdressing world and medical world can work together (for Great Lengths)

Haircuts4Homeless explaining the Hear Me See Me book and launching a new ambassador initiative

Zoe Irwin, global brand ambassador for ghd Professional, on why trends are so important and exciting to work with.

The Gallery

We host the LAB events in an informal setting with music and a bar to keep us all ‘refreshed’ and plenty of time to network and swap inspiration and stories as well as listen to the speakers. We stream live on @respectforhair then post the speaker films on our channel at so do jump over on the links below to review the talks – each is under 15 minutes so you can dip in and out when you have time to spare. It’s well worth it. 


And if you’ve got something you’d like to talk about, and want to be included in a LAB event, let us know by messaging the Respect For Hair editor Ellie Scott on

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