Electric Sessions Host Nick Irwin
The Electric Sessions, founded by award winning hairdresser and session stylist Mark Woolley, recently hosted an up close and personal evening with renowned hairdresser, Nick Irwin.
Hosted in the Electric Studio in Brighton, an international audience of hairdressers and influencers were invited to watch, learn and be inspired by Nick. The night focused on 3 sections of Nick’s hairdressing career and the musical influences that aided his inspiration and creations. The audience were treated to eye catching styles and intimate question and answers between Mark and Nick on stage.
Nick Irwin began his hairdressing career in the mid-Eighties in the north of England, eventually moving to London to work with the Toni&Guy Art Team. Nick’s ability to understand the aesthetic of editorial and high-fashion hair quickly brought him to the attention of hairdressing icon Anthony Mascolo, who then mentored Nick allowing him the space and opportunity to develop his craft. Nick then took up the role of European Creative Director at TIGI and was later appointed Global Creative Director. More recently, Nick has returned to his love of session styling and is now an independent creative. He is regularly styling hair with legendary photographer Rankin and the team at Hunger Magazine.
The Electric Sessions with Nick Irwin incorporated looks and inspiration from the 80s, 90s and modern day with punk and house music all playing a part in his passion and creations.
The 80s: With inspiration from Gucci and Toyah (her actual makeup artist was on hand to provide the makeup for Nick’s models on the night), the look was always about opulence. With the bright colours and classic square graduations, the music and hair worked as one.
The 90s: Inspiration was from the Westwood years and the dark gothic elements that came with the creativity during those times. Image was king then! The look was all about a clean ponytail and cob web effects to get that vibe.
The Now: The final look was all about the editorial look; how you can style hair without cutting. With a sportswear, hip hop inspiration in the finished look, the hair was about secure, tight ponytails, twisted knots – think a Japanese sumo style shape creations.
A Word From Mark Woolley
“The Electric Sessions are a place to bring inspiring creatives to share their passion and influences with the Electric Family – the team, our hair salon customers and international distributors. I started the idea initially to hang out with my creative mates and then it just evolved. Nick and I go back way back and his career has been a real inspiration. It was really good to hear his journey and passion. The room was buzzing! 2018 will see the Electric Sessions continue to invite inspiring names to the stage from not just the UK but also the USA. As a global brand, we’re out there working with some really great names and the Electric Sessions is the ideal platform for others to share their story,” explains Electric international creative director and founder, Mark Woolley.
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