January 18, 2018

Patrick Cameron and SW1 Hairdressing Winners

Pateck Cameron EveningPatrick Cameron at Kent College Open Evening
March 2011

Patrick Cameron, the internationally renowned hair up expert and icon to many hairdressers spanning the length and breadth of the country came to West Kent College, Tonbridge, Kent last night for a master class in his trade. This was an evening to celebrate the opening of the new look college and the high tech hair and beauty rooms they now have available.

All salons where members of their team attend the college had one free ticket to be a part of the evening as well as any prizewinners of the Mid Kent hair up competition that took place in the Summer of 2010 also bagging free tickets to the event. As SW1 Produced 3 winners: Georgia May coming 3rd in the 18th and 19th century division and Karis Davis coming 2nd and myself Lauren Willis coming 1st in the Avant Garde ‘Dreams Theme’ division, along with Sandra we were only to honoured to attend the evenings entertainment.

Patrick Cameron Showcase

Patrick Cameron came out to a packed audience showcasing 2 looks easily created within minutes. To start with he told us a little about his background and how he originally got into hairdressing, hair up and generally conquering the world with his take on step by step easy to follow hair up designs. – Such a lovely, humorous guy with a very addictive personality. This was so inspirational and giving you a feeling of ‘I can do that!!!’

The first look offered to us was the French pleat, feared by some stylists but he made it effortless to recreate. Whilst working his magic step by step and easy to follow he interacted and chatted away to the audience and engaging each and everyone by pulling out certain members and talking to members of the audience during his presentation. The final outcome was sleek and faultless considering he must have spent just over 5minutes on this design – Truly fabulous!!!!

Patrick Cameron Second LookThe second look was more Avant Garde but presented in a way that you could recreate the look on any young woman going out for an evening that wanted something different from the norm. This was the Lady Gaga bow! This design seems and looks difficult yet in true Patrick Cameron style he made it simple, sleek and very polished.

The great thing that came across when he was presenting was the personality and the reference to what’s in Vogue, looking at hair trends from high end to high street people and magazines to catwalk shows and celebrities. This was great for us to really look and research ‘outside the box’ and make our job more inspiring, interesting and current.

A Great Big Thank You to Kent College

So a big thank you goes out to Kent College for the invite and hosting the event and a huge thank you goes out to Patrick Cameron for just being inspiring, truly brilliant and a great comedian!!! All of us at SW1 had a fabulous night out with all of us brimming with ideas and wanting to practice his hair up designs ASAP. So…..any willing models out there?…..