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EP18 – Talking celebrity influences with Caroline Kells and Jesse Walker

This week, in collaboration with KEVIN.MURPHY, we’re discussing celebrity influences. We cover everything from who clients follow to what trends we can pick up from the red carpet…

On the panel…

Caroline Kells – Education manager and Diamond Key for KEVIN.MURPHY. A qualified hairdresser, she has now been with the brand for eight years.

Jesse Walker – A full time educator for KEVIN.MURPHY and a Platinum Key. She moved to the UK two years ago from South Africa where she had two salons and has been working with the brand for two years.

Hot Topics

  • 1m 10s – Celebrity influences on the client
  • 1m 40s – Clients looking for a more personal approach
  • 3m – Managing expectations and compromise
  • 4m 50s – ‘The Diana’ and return of trends
  • 5m 20s – Where Kevin Murphy comes in
  • 6m 40s – Up-selling products
  • 11m – What looks can we now achieve thanks to products
  • 12m 35s – Influence of the beauty industry
  • 14m 40s – Raising the bar as an industry
  • 16m 25s – Influence of stylists on celebrities
  • 18m 32s – Importance of following celebrities on social media to keep up to date
  • 20m 08s – KEVIN.MURPHY at The BRIT Awards
  • 22m 50s – How celebrities influence KEVIN.MURPHY signature styles
  • 25m 21s – Structured style versus undone look


  • Marilyn Monroe
  • “The Rachel” haircut
  • Victoria Beckham 
  • X-Factor
  • Cheryl Cole
  • Instagram 
  • Farrah Fawcett
  • Princess Diana
  • Brigitte Bardot 
  • Kate Middleton
  • Meghan Markle
  • Kylie Jenner
  • The Kardashians 
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Debbie Harry 
  • Blondie
  • Sally Hershberger
  • Helen Mirren 
  • Hello Magazine
  • Jen Atkins
  • The BRITs
  • Sienna Miller
  • Adele 
  • Cara Delevingne
  • Louise Brooks
  • Sophia Loren
  • Mia Farrow
  • Twiggy
  • Dua Lipa
  • Pink
  • Annie Lennox
  • Elite Models 
  • Massimo Dutti

Hosts: Nicky Pope and Lilly Cox

Guests: Caroline Kells and Jesse Walker

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