Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Heeeerreeee's JONNY!

No you are not watching 'The Shining' (Great film though!) you are about to be introduced to the very talented Mr Jonny Williams from our Llandudno Salon in Craig Y Don.

Johnny qualified a year ago, and joined us in May this year.  He has had some extensive training, and since I have been re-homed from my home town Ruthin to Llandudno, I have had the pleasure of seeing his skills and mindset change into one of a highly skilled young stylist.

Every year our stylists kit up, and go head to head with each other in a photo shoot to the death.  The Stylists have a model each, and can literally go wild.  They cut and prep their models, style them, do their make up, and then head into the photo shoot to record their creative visions.  It's like a Creative version of  The Krypton Factor' for Hairdressers.

This event needs a lot of planning, and assistance.  The Photo shoot is hard work, and the stylists need all the help they can get... But not just any help.  They want the cream of the crop aiding their creative flare, and we get this by hosting a competition.  The younger stylists, Academy Apprentices and Academy Assistants all get the chance to compete to help the stylists.  They create a mood board of an idea that they would like to do.... Then create their vision on a dolls head, and photograph the result.  Tommy then reviews the entries by the Younger Team Members, looking at use of time, whether their mood board reflects their styling, and whether they were able to work to deadlines.  This Year from Llandudno, Johnny won the place to work with the stylists and join the winner from the other salons, in aiding the stylists on their day.  Here's Johnny's take on winning the place to work on the Photo Shoot!

Hey I'm Jonny, and I'm an Academy Stylist here at Tommy's Hair Company in Llandudno!  At the moment I'm enjoying the advanced training that Tommy is giving me at the Training Academy in Chester, and it's nice to see me becoming so popular so quickly as a result!

For the Competition I had to create a hair up and a mood board on ANY subject I wanted, which was great to let my imagination run free!

The subject I chose was 'Winter Elizabethan' because I love the dramatic shapes of their hair and make up.  I began researching Victorian, but soon engrossed myself in the Elizabethan period and their amazing clothes which popped up in Vogue, and Catwalks (featured left).  I was hooked.

Researching the hair, it showed up some fantastically dramatic shapes.  I chose the basic Queen Elisabeth style, and gave it a modern twist.  The make up was quite inspiring, with almost translucent eyebrows and tiny red lips.  As I got deeper into my research I could see that the modern twists that Vogue shown were so cool, that I couldn't let this style pass me by.

With Shades of Victoriana/Elzabethan in last years winter collections, I felt the clothes were also open to having that modern 'Twist' put on them as baroque styling was seen this winter from Vogue Russia (pictured left).  The Costumes were designed by Atelier Versace, Valentino Haute Couture, and Agent Provocateur.

I hoped you liked my first blog, and if you are in Llandudno, make sure you pop in and say Hi!

Jonny x