The very sad news has come through of the passing of our industry colleague and friend, Chris Williams. It is an honour for us to be able to publish this statement from Andy Phouli and Stell Andrew; joint CEOs at Rush Hair:
“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we are letting you know that our friend and colleague, Chris Williams passed away yesterday after a very short illness.
“Our Rush family and the industry knew and loved Chris Williams as a larger-than-life character, not only in the UK but throughout the hairdressing world. In his role as International Colour Director, he changed the way we looked at colour, he inspired and motivated so many people both at Rush and those who attended his training courses and seminars. As an educator he was selfless, sharing his skills and passion for the industry with so many.
“Our thoughts go to Chris Williams’ family, his wife Sophie, daughter Lily and Julieanne, Laura and the team at Chichester along with our Rush Family who all looked to Chris for his wise words, guidance and of course for his inspiration. The contribution he made to Rush was incredible. The awards and accolades received were richly deserved and received by Chris in a humble yet appreciative way; as Andy Heasman who travelled the world with Chris said, “ he has the heart of a Viking and the soul of an angel.”
“A shining star has left us. We will all miss you Chris; you will always be our ‘Colour Man’. We will love you forever and will never forget you. Your legacy lives on through your work.”