Four models. Four works of art, handpicked by our panellists. One chance to express the emotion, dynamism and colour palette of the pieces using hair as the canvas.
Revlon Professional has assembled a talented quartet of stylists, who they believe will rise to the challenge LIVE on stage at ‘Artworld’ this June. Meet the hair artists…
Ceri Cushen, Metropolis
Ceri began her hairdressing career 19 years ago in Bristol, before moving to London where she worked as a session hairdresser for six years, producing hair extension work and handmade wigs for films, television, photographic shoots and music videos.
She first met Robert Masciave on a photographic shoot ten years ago, and their love of avant-garde led to numerous collaborations. Four years later, Ceri joined his team at Metropolis, initially part time, before stepping up to become the salon’s full time colour director.
Ceri’s creative colour work has featured in major magazines across the world, including Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Elle and Vogue. With Robert, she has also presented their distinctive work on stage at some of the world’s biggest hairdressing shows, including London Fashion Week; the International Beauty Show in Paris and Dallas; L’Oreal shows in Asia; Revlon Style Masters around the globe and the Alternative Hair Show at the Royal Albert Hall.
“I love colour’s ability to transform and compliment clients,” Ceri explains. “A colour is just as important as the right haircut – if the tone is off, then the client will not reach their potential.”
Sarah Necia Wood, Necia’s Hair Styling
Sarah actually qualified as a hairdresser 14 years ago, but fell out of love with the industry. Her affection for 1940s style recently re-ignited her passion, as she discovered just how much significance hair held culturally – partings, updos, accessories… back then it all had hidden meanings!
Her self-confessed obsession with setting hair – “I love to create those vintage styles and work out how to get shape and lines in the hair,” she explains” – has led her to view styling as a sculptural process. “It’s all about coaxing the hair into as many shapes as possible,” she adds. “I like to create angles, lines and asymmetric shapes, all within one hairstyle, but it’s important to me the hair still has movement.”
Sarah started her own home salon, Necia’s, a few years ago with the tag line ‘It’s all about the brush-out” and she recently held two teaching classes, one in Brooklyn, NYC and one in Austin, Texas. Currently, she is heavily into experimenting with wigs, crafting not only meticulous retro recreations, but bespoke dazzling ‘dos for the drag community.
Emmanuel Esteban, Anne Veck
French-born Emmanuel is style director at Anne Veck Salons in Oxford. His collections have been published widely around the world and his career has taken a stratospheric trajectory since he moved to the UK less than five years ago.
A finalist in 12 major UK and international hair competitions, he triumphed in five, most recently being crowned the Revlon Style Masters UK champion 2017.
“I’m a creative person through and through,” says Emmanuel. “I love to work with different textures and colours.” Completely dedicated to crafting beautiful hair across all textures and types, his breathtaking Instagram bio describes Emmanuel to a T: “I speak with my hands, see with my heart, touch with my thoughts and create with spirit.”
Carl Brown, Russell and Brown’s Vintage Salon
Carl Brown is head stylist and director at Liverpool salon Russell and Brown’s, which specialises in vintage inspired styles from the 1920s-1960s. His creative passion lies in dressing long hair, combining traditional techniques with cutting-edge hairdressing concepts to create unique and distinctive looks for clients as well as for avant-garde and session work.
Carl is currently a hair columnist for the worlds leading vintage lifestyle magazine, Vintage Life and provides education for fellow stylists and for educational institutions, covering the vintage field. He has also led teams for major events including ‘Vintage on the Docks’ with Wayne Hemingway and styled at exclusive VIP events including the fabulous Goodwood Revival.
As well as the Revlon Professional artistic team bringing art to life LIVE on stage, you can also look forward to ‘on-the-spot flashes of creativity’ from panel members themselves… Sketchbooks at the ready – it’s going to be an immersive experience and a night to remember!
WHEN: Monday 26 June 2017, 7pm until 10pm
WHERE: The Yard, Shoreditch, London
TICKETS: £30 each or two for £50
Ticket price includes canapés, drinks all evening and a Revlon Professional goody bag