July 17, 2013

London Event Photographer – House of Commons Lunch

As a London Event Photographer I was asked last month to cover the Hairdressing Council’s prestigious Lunch and afternoon Tea Party at House of Commons for the lovely Sally & Jo at the Hairdressing Council, an organisation set up to raise professional standards in the hairdressing industry. Their members are established salon owners, hairdressers, product manufacturers, business owners as well as some very well known celebrity hairdressers. Having shot their Student of the Year competition last October at the L’Oreal HQ in Hammersmith with the finals at Salon International at Excel – I knew what a great bunch of people they are to work with. Here’s the blog post of that event if you missed it….

The House of Commons lunch is an annual get together with all the key members of the Council & hairdressing industry and was attended by council members including the legendary John Freida, the ‘Godfather’ of Hairdressing. John addressed the Council lunch with a very moving and inspirational speech about his humble beginnings, path to success through hard work, self-belief and total dedication, moving on to talk about his current charitable work. What a truly amazing man.  Other speeches came from senior council members and later on during the tea party attended by students and other registered hairdressers, there were more speeches from the affable Andrew Barton of 10 Years Younger fame and new council member, Jamie Stevens, the X-Factor hairdresser-in-residence. Other celebrity hairdressers in attendance were Warren Holmes, international creative director at Nicky Clarke, Lisa Shepherd also of Channel 4’s 10 Years Younger fame, Errol Douglas, Akin Konizi of Hob, Karine Jackson to name but a few.

Guests were very well looked after by the House of Commons catering team and there was lots of networking and schmoozing going on. As a London Event Photographer, shooting several events attended by many of their members and seeing so many familiar faces, I really look forward to their events. They’re all really great fun and hard working business owners supporting the Hairdressing Council’s campaign to get the industry properly self-regulated.

If you have an event that you’d like photographic coverage of, contact me here to discuss your requirements. Here are a few images from the event !!