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The Nature of Colour 

Hair & Vision sponsored by Aveda for The Fellowship For British Hairdressing took the theme of ‘The Nature of Colour’ and repeated the success of an earlier event also hosted by the brand in Leeds. This second edition at the Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa won hearts and minds with live colour demos, discussions and trend reports by the Aveda artists.    

What went on at The Nature of Colour 

Welcoming the audience, president of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing Robert Eaton introduced Hayley Hughes, Aveda education manager. Hayley talked about Aveda’s commitment to sustainability and was followed by Joe Hill, Aveda international technical capability manager. He dived into the brand’s colour background which, Joe says, forms an exceptional part of the Aveda team’s journey. 

Krysia West and Sam Bell  

Krysia West and Sam Bell, Aveda UK & Ireland artistic team members, shared their love of working with a monochrome palette with the audience. When working in black and white, Krysia and Sam say it’s important to see black as a colour which you can make softer, more appealing and playful depending on tone.  

Paul McVeigh and Lisa Jane  

Next up, Paul Mc Veigh and Lisa Jane, the team at Butchers Salon, discussed working with creative colour. In their colour demo Paul showed a creative vertical-lightening technique and Lisa demonstrated the air-touch technique. Think brights and coppers with pink. 

Janine Marino  

Janine Marino, Aveda UK technical education team member, made interesting notes including how much the appearance of hair can be changed with the use of colour. Janine also discussed the influence and use of nature incorporated into the Aveda products. The pair made references to salon trends and services, sharing their must-have looks in Aveda salons around the UK, most recently ‘mushroom-blonde and the Scandi-hairline.’  

Zac Fennell  

Zac Fennell, Aveda educator and director of BA1, showed a textured look with curls and volume. Zac explained his use of colour placed throughout the textured hair and shared his advice on education within this area. With curly hair, anything is possible.  

For the final discussion of the evening, Rob, Katie and Zac talked about service trends and how to make services more bespoke for salons. This is a hot topic right now as consumers are super-concerned with personalisation.  

If you thought The Nature of Colour sounded interesting, click HERE to learn about other events by The Fellowship Presents Hair & Vision 

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