Welcome to our backstage world at The Coterie: In Session

The Coterie: In Session was so happy to be back that it delivered not two but four fantastic session stars to thrill and excite

Charlie Cullen’s anarchic mullet… Verity Ollerenshaw’s ‘90s-inspired crimp… Michelle Sultan’s clipper-carved sharp lines… and a masterclass in sleek, androgynous styling from double It List winner Giuseppe Stelitano… These were the session styling showstoppers at a truly entertaining The Coterie: In Session event in Shoreditch, Creative HEAD’s seasonal lid-lifter on the world of editorial shoots, held in partnership with BaByliss PRO.

Under the watchful eye of beauty journalist Cassie Steer – who also shared her expert edit of trends to follow from the AW22 catwalk shows – the four not only demonstrated the techniques they’re using in their session work now but also shared incredible insight from sets, shows and studios around the globe. 

So, what did we learn? That there’s been an evolution of how people are working, post-pandemic, with a switching up techniques to embrace natural textures and celebrate individuality. Our stylists worked freehand with clippers and trimmers to shape their looks, drying them with diffusers to retain texture. Cassie also revived a favourite In Session element – the against-the-clock creative challenge – testing our stylists to serve “Business at the front, party at the back” in just five minutes. The winner of the audience vote? Michelle’s coolly coiled collection of curls sat at the back of the head.

But that’s just a taster – now deep dive into each stylist’s concept and techniques and see their session styling come to life…


PHOTOGRAPHY Harvey Williams-Fairley
HAIR Charlie Cullen, Verity Ollerenshaw, Giuseppe Stelitano, Michelle Sultan assisted by Jacinta Rutana  at Zuri Hair Studio using BaByliss PRO
HOST Cassie Steer
MAKE-UP Tricia Woolston using Antonia Burrell skincare, Pat McGrath Labs and Lisa Eldridge
FASHION Jessica Evans, assisted by Jessica Bendy
MODELS Marta Pawlowska and Jacqueline Obi at Body London; Rocco at Autumn Jensen Casting; Nico Payne at Next Models
AUDIO Event Concept
PRODUCTION The Creative Partnerships Team at Creative HEAD
LOCATION White Rabbit Studios

Get set for some punk anarchy with Charlie’s look > 


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