Graduate Fashion Week 2013 – L’Oréal Professionnel Portfolio

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Graduate Fashion Week 2013


L’Oréal Professionnel, the leading manufacturer of professional hair-care and styling products, is celebrating 10 years partnership with Graduate Fashion Week, as official hair sponsor, alongside title sponsors Georges for the 2013 event at Earls Court 2 London, from June 2nd – 5th.

Hair has always been a hugely important fashion statement and stands equally alongside fashion design in creating a look. L’Oréal Professionnel is thrilled to have this unique opportunity to develop the creative strength of young talent from the hairdressing industry while working alongside the unique talents of emerging fashion designers, and to work in partnership with such a dynamic event as Graduate Fashion Week.

The L’Oréal Professionnel Portfolio session team of 25 young hair stylists worked tirelessly backstage to create the latest catwalk hair for the 22 college shows and final Gala Awards Shows.

The hair team was directed by Kathryn Dartnell at Haringtons and Lisa Rhead at Barbara Daley, both rising stars in the hairdressing Industry. They are regulars backstage at London Fashion Week and have extensive experience working on shows + shoots.



Kathryn Dartnell (Haringtons)
Lisa Rhead (Barbara Daley)
Natalie Thomas (Haringtons)
Rachel Pilkingon (Haringtons)
Andrew Daley (Barbara Daley)
Ferne Baker (Sally Montague)
Jaime Benny (Rush)
James Bickmore (Headmasters)
Victoria Butcher (Headmasters)
Beth Bowers (Session Salon & Spa)
Imran Chowdhary (Neville)
Laura Conoughton (Contemporary)
Gerard Doherty (Andrew Mulvenna)
Tania Carey (Zuni)
Yanna Hogan (Charles Worthington)
Nicole Iroh (Headmasters)
Imogen Godwin (Sally Montague)
Kareem Jason (Neville)
Becky Jennings (Charles Worthington)
Sophie Kearney (Georges)
Ashley Kenny (Peter Maud)
Jasmin Manning (Alan Edwards)
Chris May (Headmasters)
Sian Quinn (Headmasters)
Louise Selby (Stuart Holmes)
Josh Woodman (Andrew Hill)

The week culminated in the Gala Show featuring the best collections from each college show handpicked by a team of esteemed judges including

Gala show hair looks:

Look 1 Side wave: hair blow dried smooth using pli and a section at the front tonged into graphic waves, framing the face to one side

Look 2 Rolled pony: hair scrapped back into a high ponytails, using pli + fix design, and the lengths rolled in and underneath to form a smooth rolled chignon.

Look 3 Wed Dry: the roots were prepped with fix design and ahead glue get and the length given contrasting dry texture with Fresh Dust.


Working at Graduate Fashion Week is a huge inspiration for the young stylists who represent L’Oréal Professionnel.  They are exposed to opportunities which will help them progress in their hairdressing career and challenge their creativity outside the salon, having the freedom to create many different hairstyles in one week.

“We are once again delighted to receive the support of L’Oréal Professionnel at Graduate Fashion Week.  This year celebrates the 10th year of their involvement in making the event such a huge success across the world.  L’Oréal Professionnel enables the students to receive the support and advice of world-class hair stylists and products to achieve the professional image on the Graduate Fashion Week catwalk that is normally associated with some of the world’s leading fashion shows.” concludes Rob Templeman, Chairman of Graduate Fashion Week.

Designer Henry Holland and TV presenter Zara Matin hosted the Awards at the Gala Show, and presenters included designer Zandra Rhodes, celebrity model David Gandy, journalist Hilary Alexandra (who presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to legendary fashion journalist Suzy Menkes), designer Todd Lynn and Fiona Lambert (George) while attending were American rapper Eve, Made in Chelsea’s Caggie Dunlop and Victoria Beckham.

The winners were:


Global Traveller Award – Stacey Warner, De Montfort University
Angus Chiang, Shih Chien University, China  – International Award
Thea Sanders, Nottingham Trend – Knitwear Award
Kirandeep Bassan, Northampton – Catwalk Textiles Award
Lucy Fliint, University of South Wales – Georges Children’s Wear
Shauni Douglas & Olivia Creber, Edinburgh – George Gold Award Mens
Hanna Williams, Epsom – George Gold Award Womenswear
Laura Smith, Edinburgh – the George Gold Award


For further information & photos:

Catherine McMahon 0208 762 4617
June 2013



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