From our MoMu featuring in Elle to Christmas and planning an exciting 2017 with Karine Jackson

We had a great end to 2016 and our MoMu hair cut has taken off in the salon and in the press; clients are loving it and we can adapt it to suit all face shapes. It was featured in Elle’s top new styles for 2017 (read about it here if you missed it: http://www.elleuk.com/beauty/hair/articles/g31402/hairstyle-trends-for-2017/?slide=7)

 The Fellowship Luncheon and awards at the Dorchester was a massive success and marked the end of my term – I will miss it, although I’m looking forward to sitting back and enjoying this year without so much of the responsibility…

Christmas week was crazy and on top of that I managed to go out every night. I did have light at the end of the tunnel as I went home to Australia for 2 weeks over Christmas and had a brilliant time. After leaving my phone on the plane(!) I went 7 days without it. Emirates were amazing at communicating with me and I got it back, but the enforced digital detox got me out of the habit of looking at my phone and I just relaxed and had I good time, although I have no photos of Christmas.

Christmas was in the 30’s and all my family was there. Margo and Karen put on a great evening for me and I was able to catch up with old school friends, which is always a good laugh.

For New Year we were in Forster at my uncle’s beach house. It was full on with all the kids but still great fun. I organized a big treasure hunt, and we walked down to the beach for fireworks on New Year’s Eve and came back for the disco. 

Back in London and 2 hours later it was straight to the Headmasters awards evening at Evolution in Battersea Park; it was a great night with the winner receiving a car, and a Mini at that. I also met Joey Essex, who was the host for the evening – that was interesting!

The next 2 days were fully booked in the salon, Friday night I was at Hakkasan for Errol Douglas’ birthday.  I love the atmosphere and the food, oh, AND I moved temporarily that weekend, celebrating our new place in style on the Saturday evening.

That was just my first 4 days back…

It’s no surprise it has taken me a week to recover.

 The following weekend I attended the women’s march which was a great experience – it is interesting what people’s view are, for me it’s about being fair for everyone. We are not victims, we just want a fair go and to follow on from my wonderful experience from going on the women’s march, if any of you are in any doubt as to why we should have been there then check out the interview with Jenni Murray in the current issue of i-D magazine.

 

The Fellowship for British Hairdressing meeting was on the Monday and it was great to catch up with everyone, then it was a quick dash in the evening over to The Coterie at 1 Alfred Place where the talk was about the changing face of beauty; I always love listening to the talks that Creative Head curate here – you gain ideas and go into the salon all inspired the next day.

 

Topped with a newfound love of a coffee, espresso at that, the team duck for cover… I’m on overdrive with new ideas for the business. I think they secretly love it!

It’s not all bad – they all have a chance to win a trip to Australia so come in and support your stylist and if you have any friends you would love to recommend then please give them your stylist’s name and you also receive a treat for recommending a new client.

We’re into organizing our up coming shows and the art team is really putting a lot of effort into showcasing our Why Label It? collection using Organic Colour Systems.

We will be at London Live on the 26th of Feb and Pro Hair Manchester on the 27th Feb, so to all you hairdressers in the UK, I hope to see you at one of the events.

This week the Aussies are in town: David Mannah from The Journal magazine is here for the judging of the Australian Hair Fashion Awards (AHFA) – we all had a great dinner at Wright Brother’s Oyster Bar in Borough Market. Monday was judging day. The images were all laid out at the Library Space in Battersea – I love what they’ve done in there with amazing sculptures and fashion books.

David had some amazing judges lined up including Eugene Souleiman, Anthony Mascolo, Errol Douglas, Jo O’Neil, Amanda Nottage from Creative Head, Matthew Batham from HJ,

Angelo Seminara, and Akin Konizi to name a few and I really enjoyed judging alongside them.

The apprentice category was fantastic – we all better watch out, the next generation is creeping up quickly! Good luck to all the finalists, I look forward to when the winner is announced at the awards in April.

I think that has you all up to date! This year I’m going to try and write more of a weekly update – less reading at one time for you…

I hope 2017 is getting off to a great start

Karine