Kevin Thomas, the Salon Manager of John Carne Hairdressing in Wimbledon here. We as a salon pride ourselves in encouraging growth and talent within the industry. Therefore we set a Junior John Carne Competition to give up & coming young stylists a chance to highlight their skills. The junior stylists were challenged to create a mood board stating the hairstyle whilst touching on the inspiration of the look.

The entrants all set themselves very high standards as they did an amazing job and I was thoroughly impressed with the talent within the salon.

The evening kicked off after hours and was full of fun whilst everyone was excited to see what our juniors had to offer! The juniors had a lot of pressure on their shoulders but rose to the challenge. The junior stylists worked their magic on the models whilst presenting their mood board to me, whilst the models paraded around the salon in a runway style to music chosen by the stylists to incorporate the theme and vibe of their chosen style. The stylists then discussed the look they had achieved alongside where they’d taken inspiration from for the look.

I’m thrilled to announce the results:

1st Place: Jade Roberts (pictured left) who won a Schwarzkopf Professional Hairdressing Kit and Bag

2nd Place: Victoria Evangelista won a bottle of perfume

3rd Place: Sarah Hilsum-White received a bottle of champagne

4th Place – Bethany Figgins was given a bottle of vodka

The team all did a fantastic job – I think the pictures speak for themselves!

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Aaron running through ideas with Meg and DelIt’s Aaron here (pictured with Del from Hair and a reader from Hair magazine), I’m the Assistant Art Director at John Carne Hairdressing. Just wanted to keep you in the loop with a sneak preview of some shots from our Hair Magazine shoot! We had a fun filled day on shoot in Old Street where we gave three readers a fabulous makeover. Stewart, Jodie & Billie helped me on hair whilst I also directed. It was nice touching base with Del and Charley from Hair magazine, and working together as a team to discuss hairstyles and being creative which is what we love doing most as hairstylists! The lovely Lindsay Poole did the girls makeup whilst we set to work to transform the readers luscious locks from drab to fab!

  • Lizzie was going travelling so wanted something simple yet stunning to leave her looking refreshed for her future challenges so we added some layers for added volume.

  • Meg had lovely long blonde locks so we ran a mix of tones through her hair to give brighten it up whilst highlighting her facial features.

  • Sam had a lot of hair and wanted a Megan Fox look, which worked wonders. Check out the January issue of Hair magazine to see the final results!

Then the day finished off with a glass of champers for a great team effort…. before heading back to Guildford.

Aaron x