London Fashion Week 2018 #lfwss18

26 February 2018

There's nothing quite like walking into the Waldorf Hilton London with your Hair Kit, in a suitcase brimming with hot tools, milkshake products and Zen luxury extensions, on a sunny Saturday morning, in Covent Garden, on the first day of London Fashion Week.

And this being my 8th season I was lucky enough to create the hair for the Fashion Collective London charity fashion show to raise money for BBC Children in Need, with a star studded audience to watch big named models and celebs walk the runway for up and coming designers Mary Martin, Kikiriki, Giuseppe Iaciofano, Natasha Van and Olga Anderson. The show was covered by the Daily Mail and presented by fashionista and BBC TV personality Jay Kamiraz.

This season's hair trend was a simple sleek slick back ponytail - this elegant and classic look rocked the runway, with a few lazy waves to change things up later on using my hair heroes and a fabulous hair and makeup team.

I was so excited to do the hair for actress and TV personality Danielle Mason and for musician Chantelle Lee, amongst some beautiful American models that had flown in from across the pond for this big event.

Truly an awesome LFW - here's a few of my favourite images curtesy of Baz Seal, Magali Ledoux Photography, and Redhammer Photography. You can find more in the gallery.

Thought for the month - I ♥️my job

T xx

Love is in the hair

5 February 2018

Yay! The January blues have left us, the nights are getting lighter and Spring is just around the corner!

February is the month of love and romance, don't forget to book your appointment for beautiful hair for that special date!

Teresa is excited to announce that as well as offering the full range of milkshake haircare, HairArt is now stocking Hot Tools professional heat tools in a wide range "my favourite at the moment is the curl bar, fab for creating beautiful sexy effortless and easy Lazywaves which is such an on trend look at the moment!"

 "I'm so pleased to be offering these easy to use and must have Tools to my clients"

February is always an exciting month with London fashion week in the middle of the month and this year big shoots planned as well as making you all beautiful for your loved ones! Let the love begin!

Happy Valentines ♥️ 

Happy new you and hello 2018

15 January 2018

What an amazing end to 2017!

Early December saw Teresa attending the premier of the Lady M film alongside her team who had worked on the hair and makeup in this star studded Film. "It was fantastic to see it all put together after having the experience of being on set as lead hairstylist. I would love to do the hair for another film now I've got the taste for it."

Then came along the wonderful rush for Christmas glamour and glitter with lots of new faces and new clients from Westcott, Dorking and Surrey Hills area - working round the clock to make everyone beautiful for the festive season!

There's so many exciting things happening in 2018 - next up London fashion week - will keep you posted x 

Business of the Month in local Surrey magazine

25 November 2017

I went to meet Teresa at her home in Westcott, where she has established a tiny salon.  She works with clients both at her home and at theirs, and is an extremely experienced stylist, doing hair colouring, cutting and styling and blow dry.  She has worked in her own salon in Surbiton for many years. 

So far - so normal.  But in fact, Teresa has had an extraordinary career, starting from a chance phone call a few years ago to work on a special event being held at Olympia in London called Salon de Chocolat. 

‘No, you’ve probably never heard of it’ she said, ‘and it’s now called Chocolate Week, and it’s a huge exhibition held in Olympia every year - think of Ideal Home Exhibition for Chocolate.’  Well that sounded pretty extraordinary, so I asked her more.  ‘It’s a big event with a huge catwalk with beautiful models all walking down the catwalk in dresses made of chocolate - and they need to have their hair done, with extraordinary styles and all incorporating chocolate.   I had to do the hair of one of the models, who was stunning and had wild, red hair falling to her waist.  And I had to work the hair round a fascinator which was made by Vivien Sherriff (milliner to the Queen, The Duchess of Cambridge and many celebrities.)   And the fascinator was made of chocolate!’

So what happened next, I asked.  ‘Well, I was so lucky, they asked me to come back the next year as lead stylist, so I had carte blanche to work on any styles I wanted.  And from that I got a call to be the stylist for the Pride in London parade and event, which has four huge stages of performing musicians who give their services in support of the event.  And that led to London Fashion Week which I do every year, and then Milan Fashion week, so the last few years have been really hectic.’

With all this excitement, I wondered why Westcott should be the next step.  I know we are a seriously with-it village up to all the latest trends, but really?   Teresa told me that she and her husband Gary married in 2015 and were looking for a house in this part of Surrey.  They fell in love with their house in the village and with the village itself and moved here a year ago.   ‘I love it here’, she said.  Until a recent accident she was a keen runner, so at the moment loves walking round all the wonderful green spaces we have round the village, until she can get back to her running.  ‘Its a wonderful change of pace, to drive back from London, or come back on the train, and you just turn that corner with Leatherhead behind you and know that you are nearly home and it’s a beautiful place.’

Tell me what’s the next step I said.  ‘I just want to do the hair of everyone in Westcott’ she laughed.  ‘Well not really, but I’m very experienced, and I believe that all that creative work in London gives me a difference, a perhaps more imaginative way of looking at hairstyles, and how you can change your look.”   

‘But can you change your look just for a single event?’ I asked.  ‘Say you want to look amazing just for one day, and then go back to your normal look?’.   ‘Yes, of course’, she said ‘it’s easy because there are so many products that you can use which will just wash straight out if you want them to.  But for normal use, I have a very special range of products from Italy called Milkshake, which are a mixture of milk and honey protein which give an extraordinary sheen and natural goodness to the hair’. 

Teresa told me about the new trends for the spring - lazy waves, she called it, and new hair colours including peach blonde and strawberry blonde for the summer weather.  But for right now for the winter,  it’s all about gold and silver shine and sparkle.  So if you see a few of us floating around the village with shimmering hair in the next few weeks, you know where we’ve been, and if you chaps haven’t thought of a special present for Christmas, how about a special night out with a special hair do thrown in?   Now that’s a good idea!