On Tuesday 29th January, Schwarzkopf Professional's Young Artistic Team made their way to Iris Studios in London to enjoy one last day working as a team, together with award-winning hairdressers Gary Hooker and Michael Young of Hooker & Young.
From the moment they arrived, the Young Artistic Team were hands on, bringing their looks to life and everyone was eager to get stuck in - the atmosphere was abuzz for the whole day. Gary worked fantastically art directing the team and mentoring the hair looks whilst Michael spent the day as the photographer, capturing some striking images of the upcoming collection… there is no end to this pair’s talent! The brief for the shoot was ‘District 6’ with Michael saying:
The vibe for this shoot is very eclectic cool. Each model represents a girl from a different district meaning they are all individual and had their own style. We shot the models both inside and outside on location to reflect the theme of the shoot.
The theme for the collection was decided during a planning day in preparation for the shoot with Gary and Michael, where the team created mood boards of looks and styles they liked giving them all a clear vision of how they wanted to style their models. The team were ecstatic to be working closely with Michael and Gary, with Hannah McGrath from 77 The Hill, saying,
Gary and Michael are such lovely people, not only can you have a laugh with them but they have an amazing eye and such great talent. I learnt so much from them, particularly to enjoy everything you do, never stress and to always believe in yourself. The best part of the shoot for me was being able to take the models out onto the real streets of London and shoot out there as well as in the studio.
Chloe Hunter from Daniel Granger Hairdressing added,
I loved working with Michael and Gary! They have a great sense of humour and I have taken away a lot of knowledge. They helped assist me on which products to use to get my desired look and gave key points throughout the whole shoot, I really hope to get the opportunity to work with them again. Thank you also to Schwarzkopf Professional for giving us this amazing opportunity and the chance to work with Gary and Michael. I can’t wait to use the techniques I have learnt throughout the year and put them into practice. It has been an incredible experience being part of the Schwarzkopf Professional Young Artistic Team 2018.
It’s been a fantastic year for the 2018 Young Artistic Team, a team full of passion and enthusiasm, and with Hooker & Young on hand to help channel this creativity into a final shoot, means some incredible looks were captured. Watch this space for the new collection...