Join us at The Coterie as we discuss identity, authenticity and new culture norms

by | May 24, 2023 | Events, News, The Coterie

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Lately, the world has been working harder to become more gender inclusive. And hairdressing’s certainly making headway. But keep looking up and out and it’s clear this is part of an even bigger movement that’s been building for years; as human beings, we’ve been striving to be more accepting of individuality, generally, and to better recognise and represent every person – in the way we think, the things we say, and the work we do.  

At Creative HEAD’s next Coterie event in London on Tuesday 4 July, hosted by editorial director, Amanda Nottage, and sponsored by STMNT, we’ll be exploring the importance of identity fluidity, modern authenticity, and new cultural norms. Across a trio of conversations, we’ll hear from an epic line-up of creatives, about how they’re responding to progressive shifts – both in business and creatively, about their expectations at work and of the projects and people they take on, and about what’s resonating most with their clients, fans and followers. And are we tired, finally, of puffed-up profiles and beyond-reality posts? Will our growing appreciation of realness over perfection stay the distance, and are we starting to believe we’re good enough, just as we are? All this, and more, will be up for discussion.  

Let’s face it, for creative industries serving clients and consumers, now is a pivotal time of change – so critical it is to remain relevant to our markets and audiences. Experience may be king, but engagement takes the crown.

Furtherance – we’re here for it. Let’s talk about it! Tickets cost £15, including drinks all evening and a STMNT goody bag. 

 

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Jamie Windust

Ben Pechey – author, presenter, diversity and inclusion consultant, TEDx London speaker

In addition to writing and producing content for publications including The Guardian, Cosmopolitan, and Refinery 29, Ben is the author of two books – ‘The Book of Non-Binary Joy’ (out now) and ‘Your Gender Book’ (publishing late 2023). Passionate about improving awareness of the LGBTQIA+ community, they have consulted for brands like Manolo Blahnik, Condé Nast and Virgin Atlantic, spoken at TEDx London, and they recently took on an ambassadorship for Diversity Role Models.

Coterie Joe Mills
Joe Mills – men’s session stylist, and founder of Woolf Kings X, Joes Mills Agency and Joe Mills Studio

Joe is a sought-after men’s session stylist and has a client list ablaze with stars of popular culture – actors like Asa Butterfield, Paul Mescal, and Jamie Dornan, and musician James Bay. Named on GQ’s Best Barber list in 2022, Joe’s brought grooming products to the masses in a MILLS x Primark partnership, opened a gender-fluid co-working space in Kings Cross and launched Joe Mills Agency, representing hair and barber specialists.  

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Paul Solomons – creative director 

For more than two decades, Paul held the title of creative director at British GQ – one of the world’s biggest-selling publications, successfully transforming the men’s fashion title from print-only to a fully integrated print and digital brand, earning him the Digital Art Director of the Year accolade at the BSME awards. During his tenure, Paul collaborated with world-renowned photographers, stylists, designers, and filmmakers, advised international editions, and developed the visual language for brand extensions and events, such as the GQ Men of the Year awards ceremony. 

Keri Blue
Keri Blue – short hair artist and founder of Human First 

Keri trained at the London School of Barbering and Senyo at Homme XY before taking positions at Ruffians and Jonny’s Chop Shop, and later settling in their current role at Hex Hairdressing in Manchester. Since coming out as queer and non-binary, Keri has faced constant discrimination. During Covid, they founded Hair Has No Gender, now Human First, in an effort to educate trans stigmatisation within the hair and beauty industry.  

Charles Rose

Charles Rose – owner and director of Crate Cheshire 

Charles is a hairdresser and business owner. He opened Crate Cheshire in 2018, seeing an opportunity to bridge the gap between barber shop and salon. It went on to become a destination space serving a diverse clientele and specialising in short haircuts. In 2023, Charles is opening a third site in Macclesfield, with a view to elevating the ‘everybody’s welcome’ message and better promoting the inclusive services offered.  

Leah Hayden Cassidy
Leah Hayden Cassidy – barber, platform artist, and founder of Unit8 by Hayden Cassidy 

Irish-born barber Leah (known through her socials as Hayden Cassidy), is a men’s hair specialist, international platform artist and educator and has showcased her craft on stages across Europe, Asia and America. She’s also a keen collaborator, working with magazines, musicians, photographers, and other creatives, to produce looks that fuse fashion with barbering skill and her sought-after artistic vision.  


Tuesday 4 July | 7PM-10PM
The Loading Bay @ Techspace Shoreditch
25 Luke St, London EC2A 4DS

 Tickets £15 plus VAT

Price includes drinks all evening and STMNT goody bag

 

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