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December 28, 2005

Glory by Phil Smith


Glory by Phil Smith

“For this collection”, says Phil Smith,  “I wanted to draw attention to femininity and touch. The surroundings in each image are natural and soft, drawing the viewer towards the hair design.  Each style uses contrast; delicate cuts and bold colour, in many ways I used colour to highlight the style and texture of the hair; using curls, twists, plaits and crimps against sleekness to create dramatic diversity.

Largely, I gained inspiration from my surroundings and from those around me. I found that the individuality and uniqueness of everyone is so diverse, it can really help achieve wonderful designs. “

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Phil started his career in the early 80s, joining the world renowned Toni&Guy group at the start of the 90s. Today he is Director of a total of 24 Toni&Guy and Essensuals salons, situated both in the UK and internationally. 2005 saw Phil nominated for the coveted title of British Hairdresser of the Year for the fourth consecutive time. In demand for his creative cutting and styling skills, Phil has a following of loyal celebrity clients.  Phil’s trademark is beautiful, wearable hair which when teamed with his down to earth, loveable character, have proved to be a winning combination.


Hair:  Phil Smith @ Toni&Guy, Salisbury
Photography:  Malcolm Wilson
Make up: Cheryl Phelps-Gardiner
Styling:  Roberta Resta