Whether you sit in the camp of ‘change is good’ or are more aligned with ‘better the devil you know’, it’s hard to deny that we currently find ourselves in a state of shift. When the landscape you can’t control has altered, it’s arguably those that evolve with the times, that thrive. And so, we have gathered a panel of eight Future Forces to discuss A New Era in Hairdressing – join us for The Coterie London on Monday 21 November (7-10PM) to see what they predict is in store…

Hosted by Creative HEAD editorial director, Amanda Nottage, this progressive panel are transforming change into opportunity, whether that’s traversing the tracks between creative and commercial, shaking up the salon structure, calling on community or shaping the concept of social content. There’s another common denominator too – doing what makes you happy – whether that’s pursuing your passion or prioritising wellbeing and balance.

Tickets are just £15 including canapes, drinks all evening, and a goody bag from sponsors JOICO, places are limited so get in quick!


The Coterie London speakers

JAY BIRMINGHAM, session artist
Causing a commotion via tutorials, shows and session work, this expert extensionist has attracted celeb clients including Monroe Bergdorf, Maya Jama and Khloe Kardashian.

KARRIE FITZMAURICE, owner, Kit Studios
For Karrie it’s a simple strategy – positive work culture creates happy people, who produce better work.

GEORGIA FREEMAN, senior stylist, Q Cut Hair & Beauty
She was named the It List Rising Star 2022 for good reason – smashing it in salon and session, whilst establishing her own accessories business and charity.

MIKE O’GORMAN AND LEWIS STANFORD, founders, The Rubicon London
Bringing together independent specialists working in beauty and fashion with their co-working space.

JACK MEAD AND LYDIA WOLFE, owners, Jack & the Wolfe
The Lymington business duo are a lesson in identifying your market and maximising on community.

KY WILSON, owner, The Social
When it comes to the notion of diversify or die, Ky is particularly vocal, championing a collaborative movement.


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