Colour has become such an integral part of our everyday lives. Inspiration for it comes from all kinds of factors, and there is no denying how inspirational this colour collection is! Created by the Colour Project for The Fellowship of British Hairdressing, Paragon goes against traditional colour theory in the best ways possible. Take a peek at this collection and learn more about it from the lovely team that made it so beautiful.
Can you tell us a little more about you and your styling background?
“We all come from different styling backgrounds, with mine being that I trained initially as a teacher, specialising in Art. As my Dad is a hairdresser, I grew up surrounded with hair, fashion shows and loyal clients. After years of watching hair presentations, I realised that my true passion was hairdressing and changed my career. For the last four years in the industry I have been trained by award winning stylists within Jeff Goodwin Hair, alongside attending various educational courses I have also had the opportunity to work alongside incredible mentors as part of The Colour Project” Aimee Goodwin, Jeff Goodwin Hair
What drew you to hair styling?
“Being from a dancing background I enjoyed producing characters with hair and makeup, I loved being creative which led me to doing a work experience in a salon and from there, there was no turning back!” Brooke Payton, Abacus Hair Studio
What is your favorite technique to use?
“My favorite technique at the moment is Rick racking. It creates texture and volume and I love it for a bit of hair frizz!!” Lauren Davey, Baroque Hair
What has been your biggest defining moment in your career?
“My career defining moment to date would have to be, being a member of The Colour Project. It has opened my eyes up to more creative colour work and how other people see colour and create colours in images. It's also gave me the opportunity to work with an amazing team of people that I will stay friends with for the rest of my life” Gareth McAughey, Becky Candy Salons
Is there a specific area you often find yourself looking to for inspiration?
“I personally look mainly on social media for inspiration and ideas for up and coming placements of colour. I really believe us hair stylists who work in salon on a day today basis are the creators of major colour trends. With the likes of Guy Tang, Tracey Cunningham and Sophia Hilton being top of my inspiration list right now I am able to search their work very easily” Luke Batham, Zappas Hairdressing
What is the one product/tool that you can’t live without?
“My YS park blow drying round brush!
If you had a super power what would it be?
To be able to read people's minds” James Nicklin, Tim Scott Wright @ The Hair Surgery
How did you dream up this collection?
“The Colour Project Team was inspired by classic iconic looks of some of the greatest unforgettable covers, such as Vogue. The Team came with incredible ideas to the shoot and as Art Director I was able to guide them to make sure their ideas came to life in front of the camera” Michelle Griffin, Colour Project Leader and Art Director for Paragon
How did decide on the color concept?
“As a team we decided to go for something different to what had been done before so we went for as colourful as we could. We wanted people to look at our collection and not know where to look first and I think Paragon has done exactly that, from soft pastels to bold coppers we have incorporated a bit of it all” Emily Hibbert, Maxwell’s Hair & Beauty
What statement are you making with this collection?
“We have tried to capture all different hues of colour to create a beautiful, bold, eye catching collection!” Amy Fisher, Shorn by Sean
How did you work with your makeup/styling team to craft the final image?
“We were really fortunate to be able to work alongside makeup artist Roseanna Velin. Before the shoot we sent Roseanna all of our mood boards and briefs before the shoot to show her where we get our inspiration from and how we wanted this shoot to look and she worked with us to help us create this beautiful collection” William Lamb, Daniel Granger Hairdressing
Who were your mentors along the way and how have they shaped your career?
“Being part of The Colour Project has opened so many doors for us all. We have had the pleasure of working with so many different mentors learning about their collections, techniques and success. We have been incredibly lucky to have worked with Claire Chell, Hooker & Young, Tracey Hayes, Headmasters, Karine Jackson and Chris Williams” Debra Mahon, Francesco Group
What hair/color trends can we look forward to this Fall?
“AW 17/18 is all about the cool red, muted copper and dusky Pink. The "Matte" trend seen in everything from to Clothing to make up is extending to hair colour this season. Classically warm tones are getting a cool underlay to give them a denser feel, in turn making them heavier and more luxurious.” Dan Stanley, Headmasters
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