With a career spanning over 38 years, new Creative Director at Haringtons, Richard Scorer, has worked with some of the top names in the world of fashion, music and film. These include Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, Cold Play and Clemance Posy. He has also lead shoots for British Vogue and styling for Fashion Weeks in London, Milan and Paris.
Going back to his roots, Richard began his career in 1985 at Philip Sharon Hairdressing in Beaconsfield which later became Haringtons. Richard has worked with the brand in some capacity for almost four decades and is returning for his final career chapter right where it started.
Richard is bringing all his experience back to Haringtons to lead its Art Team, as well as supporting education and provide mentoring as Creative Director. Alongside driving a creative vision, Richard will also be working with clients to deliver Haringtons’ first class salon experience.
Richard says: “For many incredible years I’ve treavelled the globe and worked with lots of exciting people and brands. I am so happy to be returning to Haringtons to support the salon group and influence the next generation of hairstylists.
“I am looking forward to having some creative freedom and promoting a new aesthetic for the brand, as well as working with the team on exciting projects and getting back behind the chair.”
After leaving school at 15 years old and struggling with dyslexia, he found that the salon environment was the right fit for him. He progressed quickly and was even part of the team that was awarded Art Team of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards in 2003. From here he began working as a session stylist and his career went from strength to strength.
Supporting and developing young talent
Because of his experience at school and the positive impact hairdressing has had on his life, Richard is passionate about supporting and developing young talent within the industry, particularly those who struggle within mainstream education. He plans to work closely with schools and community groups to offer young people alternative education and career paths.
Richard adds: “Not only does the industry pay well, but young people learn much more than just cutting and colouring hair. Hairdressing is about communication, organisation, resilience and creativity. We must do everything we can to encourage young people to consider hairdressing as a legitimate career path. I am looking forward to getting inspiration from the young talent coming through the ranks. It is a young creative industry and I want to do everything I can to empower them.”
Haringtons is an established salon group in the South of England, with eight salons in Amersham, Beaconsfield, Maidenhead, Marlow, Southampton, Wendover, Winchester and Wokingham.