UNITE Global Session Enlightens in London
Hair by UNITE Senior Art Director Natasha Pearson.
Led by CEO and Founder Andrew Dale, and newly-appointed Director of Business Education UK David Drew, 16 international artists recently conducted two days on non-stop education for the annual UNITE Global Session. This year’s event was staged in London’s historic Shoreditch Town Hall and featured a wide spectrum of contemporary, classic, men’s and avant-garde looks for the audience of more than 300.
CEO and Founder Andrew Dale.
UNITE Senior Art Directors Fletcher and Estevan Garner, plus session stylist Narad Kutowaroo, opened the show, focusing on current trends. The trio presented looks influenced by their experiences over the past year, utilzing shape and structure as focal points. Later, UNITE Creative Director Gary Baker was joined by session stylists Simon Izzard and Jan Przemyk, showcasing technically transient looks on shorter hair lengths and followed by a segment on editorial styling. The popular men’s grooming session was presented by the GO24.7 Education Team. Matt Stark documented and delivered his current ‘Panic In Detroit’ collection; Ben Hards crafted strong and tailored men’s cuts and Daniel Rhymer recreated a cover look from a recent magazine photo shoot.
Keratin Complex’s Deborah Gavin.
This year, Deborah Gavin, International Art Director of Color Therapy for Keratin Complex, joined the program. She delivered a haircolor technical and trend segment, inspired by her “Nighmares” editorial collection.
From Matt Stark’s “Panic in Detroit” collection.
Other Global Session artists included award-winning hairdresser Karine Jackson; UNITE Senior Art Director Natasha Pearson; Sweden’s Fredrik Karlsson and Matthias Laveson; UNITE European Art Director Daniel Jordan; Jason Liddiard and award-winning London hairdresser Inanch Emir.
Attendees also had the opportunity to learn from the stage artists at Look & Learn sessions, while Andrew Dale hosted Paramount Business 2, the continuation of the UNITE business development program.
Next year, UNITE Global Session returns to the U.S., taking place in San Diego, Oct. 9-12, 2016. For more information visit www.unitehair.com.