There’s a chill in the air, and we have finally had to give to the fact that it’s no longer sandal season. Denim, tights and socks are out of storage and the trusty cardi is back on. After months of flinging the salon door open, we’ve begrudgingly cranked the boiler up and shut it tight, but at least the salon is nice and toasty.
It’s been awhile since this receptionist told tales and therefore there’s many tales to tell, the first being that of our most recent photoshoot. Back in September we took to the streets of Hebden Bridge with Manchester based photographer Justin Garner to scout some locations for the shoot. You can see from our previous shoots that we have always been inspired by this little valley of ours, with the church ruins in Heptonstall to the Hebden Bridge Town Hall acting as previous backdrops. We were eager to shoot outside and thanks to good solid overcast West Yorkshire day, we were able to.
We clambered down into riverbed behind Innovation Mill, trekked through Lea woods by Salem Fields and even happened upon a rather lovely albeit decrepit looking door frame along the way, ending up at the Crown Green Bowls Club in Midgehole. All of these locations provided some interesting colours and textures for our photographs, emanating the natural beauty of the Calder Valley.
Local makeup artist Tilly Howarth was with us for the day, creating subtle, classic looks for all our models. We were lucky enough to have some stunning clothes on loan to us for the shoot thanks to West View Study Centre, a designer from huddersfield. We were like kids at christmas when the garment bags arrived in the morning, personally I was ready to ditch my entire wardrobe in exchange for these beautifully crafted items, but alas they were strictly for the models. http://www.westviewstudycentre.co.uk
All the elements came together nicely to let the hair speak for itself, contemporary cuts and colours were order of the day. With the recent ‘100 years of Vogue: A Century of Style’ exhibition acting as a point of inspiration, there really was a wide scope for styles and really gave the stylists chance to let their creative juices flow. We are really excited to share to photos with you soon, keep your eyes on our website for the first release. Our all new Gallery Page on zeitgeisthair.com will allow you to access this and other photoshoots easily. We can’t wait for your feedback! http://www.zeitgeisthair.com/albums/
More exciting news in world of Hair, during October a weekend of Hair Shows has tempted Debbie and Kaye from the Salon. With Kaye exploring Salon international and Debbie helping out behind the scenes at Noise. They’re sure to return with some cracking photos and stories and no doubt a dash of fresh inspiration.
Finally, as some of you will know we have been of a mission to raise money for Macmillan Cancer support, so as well as our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning, Debbie decided to up the ante somewhat by signing up to Brave the Shave. Having been spurred into action by the untimely loss of one of her clients. Debbie was quickly joined by client and friend Jenny Greenwood, who too decided to Brave the shave. So in the week after the Coffee Morning Debbie did the honours for Jenny and then Amy took to the clippers for Debbie, both have taken their new looks in their stride, with cold ears being the only issue.
We are very excited to share with you the fruits of our fundraising efforts, at the time of writing the two had between them raised over £2800, which absolutely smashed our initial goal of £300 each. The Coffee Morning raised just shy of £80, and the donations are still coming in. It would be unbelievable if we could reach £3,060 which would fund three weeks of Macmillan care. What an achievement that would be. We’d like to say a huge thank you to all who given support, eaten cake, sponsored and donated! It’s not too late and no donation is too small. https://bravetheshave.org.uk/?post_type=ignition_product&s=debbie+wilkinsonThank you to Claire McNamee for the ‘brave the shave’ before and after images.
Well, that’s all for now. Over and out.