Cross-Dressing, Brexit, Fundraising & Celebrations

Screen Shot 2016-07-28 at 14.02.16I can’t believe it’s been a month since my last blog post…it only feels like yesterday!

I’ve been to see Michael Hull’s No Body at Sadler’s Wells, it was amazing. It was a very moving light installation piece that I highly recommend.

The following week it was all systems go in the salon and Our brilliant Marcos was involved in the Fellowship Scholarship interview on the 21st June. A massive well done to everyone involved.

The 23rd June was a monumental day for the UK and I was astounded that the majority voted to leave the EU in the referendum. I’m not happy about it but I hope that our politicians can pull together now as one for the good of the UK.

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Screen Shot 2016-07-28 at 14.02.05On the 24th we had some joy in the salon when Pride took place in London. The team even convinced me that they should dress in drag for the occasion – it was a great way to show the diversity of our city in the salon – the clients loved it, the boys thought it was fantastic and it could become an annual thing!

We’ve also had the draw of our fabulous month long competition with all proceeds going to HABB. Congratulations to our long-standing client Alison Grey who won! We’re going to be raising more money for the Little Princess Trust in August when you’ll be able to pay just £2 for a treatment and scalp massage worth £25, with the full £2 going to the charity – keep an eye out for more details on that. This is part of our annual Colour Festival which will return in August with tons of brilliant prizes. Check out our website for more news on the Colour Festival.

The 26th saw the arrival of my oldest school friend and her 16-year old daughter. I was amazed at how much her daughter engaged with London culture and politics, she listened and had her own opinion. We took a trip up the Sky Garden and dined in the Darwin restaurant (not my favourite restaurant but the bar and view are great). We also visited the Wright Brother’s Oyster Bar in Borough Market.

The next day was very special with Simon celebrating 11 years in the salon. Huge congratulations to Simon for putting up with me for so long!

The 28th marked another special day with Ann Herman turning 90, and she’s still organising all the events for The Fellowship… Happy birthday Ann.

On Friday, I was lucky enough to go to the Henley Regatta (thanks to Bruno Giametti from Marc Antoni) along with a great group including Nicola Shannon from Professional Hairdresser, Jayne Lewis Orr from HJ, Julie and Dawn from Balmain and Errol Douglas.
Saturday was predictably spent recovering and getting my house back in order!

On Sunday I went to the cinema to see Ab Fab and had an absolute ball. Well done to Mandie Fletcher (the director and one of my clients). Monday saw me presenting at the Fellowship colour night at the Toni & Guy Academy near Oxford Street.

It’s now time for a busy couple of days before I head off to Barcelona to see my friend and her daughter for a week’s holiday.

I’ll be sure to tell you all about it soon!

Karine x