Leigh Keates, Sophie Qureshi & Lisa Farrall
On set action, candid conversation, top-notch tips…The Coterie: In Session delivers all this and more! Want in? Then commit Monday 15 July to memory, as session forces Leigh Keates and Lisa Farrall are going to be taking over a London studio with their own brands of hair genius…get ready for an insurgence of inspiration!
Back hosting proceedings and setting a head-to-head challenge for our session pair, is the brilliant Sophie Qureshi – an award-winning beauty director who has written for titles including marie claire, Grazia, Stylist, ES magazine, Sunday Times Style and The New York Times plus consulted for brands from L’Oréal to Elemis
Sophie Qureshi for Grazia & Sunday Times Style
Bringing his cool sense of calm is Leigh Keates, who has nothing short of a stellar session resume. Hailing from a family of hairdressers, you could say his career fate was sealed (despite initial attempts to buck the trend) and he has fast-earned a reputation as one of the industry’s most exciting talents. Custodian of two It List accolades the One To Watch (now The It Guy) and The Fashionista back in 2011, his career hit the stratosphere with a signing to prestigious agency Premier Hair & Beauty. On speed dial with ‘It Girls’ Alicia Vikander, Felicity Jones, Chloë Grace Moretz, Dakota Johnson and Jessica Chastain to name a few, his flair for effortless hair can often be seen adorning the red carpet. Alongside famous faces, Leigh has worked with some of the world’s leading photographers, designers, stylists, brands and publications – Dazed, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, marie claire, Ponystep, Rollacoaster, Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Dior and J.W. Anderson are just a few of the names on a very long list.
Leigh Keates for ELLE France Oct 2016, Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia Sept 2015 & Rollacoaster S/S19
Set to whip up a styling storm is the spectacular Lisa Farrall. An indisputable voice in session but also education and hair equality as the founder of WIG LONDON, Lisa has been turning heads with her creativity on an international scale for over 17 years. Her list of award wins is longer than two arms and she has an impressive track record, working with talent from A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar to Rihanna and Gisele. But that’s far from all, she’s also the current Hair and Beauty Editor for Noctis magazine and regularly styles for leading publications and TV commercials plus finds time to knock out a gorgeous hair collection or two. A force to be reckoned with, Lisa’s CV reads like a who’s who of top photographers, directors and brands, counting the likes of Rankin, LOVE, Vogue, Hugo Boss and Selfridges among her many collaborators.
Lisa Farrall for Jamie Campbell Bower in Fault, Noctis magazine & Rina Sawayama in i-D
Two diverse artists, four models styled live, one powerhouse host and creativity-inducing challenge, believe us, you’ll want a seat at this sun dance and an ear to the ground when this line-up start to drop their coveted tips and awe-inspiring stories.
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