The Nouveau collection by Sharon Blain is the latest signature collection from this master of hair, designed for her 2018 education tour which is stopping off at Hair Expo 2018.
Sharon will host a three-hour, hands-on workshop at Hair Expo where she’ll be delving into the techniques used to create these stunning looks. We caught up with Sharon to ask her more about the collection and what those booking this special workshop can expect to take away.
What was the inspiration behind Nouveau?
Nouveau means new and that’s what this collection is. A combination of new techniques that include bridal looks, a different way to braid for a more boho feel and, finally, quick ways to explore runway or session styling hair.
What are some of the techniques you used in the collection that you’ll be teaching during your workshop at Hair Expo?
The three-hour class will show a combination of braiding, hair sewing in a fun weaving pattern. How to execute a stunning low pony, and how to complete a stunning finished look. All the tips on preparing, pinning and the best products will also be covered in this hands-on workshop… It will be three hours on steroids!
What do you see as the main benefits for hairdressers to attend industry events like Hair Expo?
Attending Hair Expo is essential to explore and expand your creative mind. With all the top hair artists under the one roof, it’s a feast of education that only Hair Expo offers -along with being able to learn what’s in and all the hot hair tricks. Checking out the exhibition and experiencing first-hand new products, tools and new companies in one location is a must. Not forgetting the annual ‘catch up’ with industry colleagues. This makes Hair Expo an event not to miss.
What should those booking your workshop expect to take away at the end of the session?
A new way of creating dramatic texture, on-point braids and cleverly crafted ponies. The more classic hairstyles give a nod to ’40s waves, soft romantic deconstructed chignons and twists. Each technique has the ability to be adapted to a variety of events, including red carpet and wedding hair. All the styles are low-maintenance, simple to achieve, super-chic and alluring. All students will take the doll and clamp to continue to practice on.
Why is live education important to you?
With so much education on social media, it is always important to be able to be nurtured and shown “how to” in a safe learning environment. Being able to ask questions, be shown steps that are not understood, and have your hand held all the way aids in a better understanding of the techniques being taught.
Sharon Blain’s workshop will take place on Sunday 10 June from 2:00-5:00pm at Hair Expo in Melbourne. Limited tickets remain and can be purchased at www.hairexpoaustralia.com