21 July 2024

Inspire Event Celebrates Innovation, Creativity and Excellence in Freelance Hairdressing

Inspire Event

Taking place on 9th June, visitors across the UK gathered for a day filled with dynamic presentations, insightful demonstrations, as well as valuable networking opportunities. This was all thanks to the FHA.

Inspire Event
Wella Professionals

The main stage show at the Inspire event started with a brand presentation led by Claire Turner and the Wella Professionals team. This showcased their latest collection, “Colour Crush”. Furthermore, Wella team demonstrated how freelancers can incorporate these vibrant looks into their services, highlighting buttery blondes and warm rosy tones.

Olaplex delved into their brand’s history and cutting-edge technology. They provided valuable insights on integrating Olaplex into freelance services. They emphasised the financial benefits, as well as explaining how it can enhance your services and bring in more income without compromising client relationships.

After some other stage shows throughout the day, the event culminated in the prestigious Elite Hair Awards, celebrating the crème de la crème of the freelance hairdressing community.

Congratulations to the winners:

  • Colour Specialist: Porsha Lewis
  • Vivid Colourista: Kirsty Innes
  • Prestige Hair Up: Kirsty Innes
  • Avant Garde: Nikki Smith
  • Barber’s Chair: Sarah Smith
  • Diva of Texture: Phie Kirk
  • Style Creator: Kirsty Innes

Commenting on the day, the FHA founder Sheila Abrahams said: “It was a fantastic day. Our sponsors Wella, L’Oréal and Indola pulled out all the stops with the stage presentations. Everyone that attended have left inspired with new ideas to take back to their clients. Our exhibition village was bursting with fabulous offers and we welcomed new brands, Glowwa and Olaplex and of course the legendary goody bags. The raffle raised funds for the Hair and Beauty Charity which we have always supported and have donated more than £3,000 over the years.”


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