Meet the 2019 F.A.M.E. Team: Lora Griffin, Simon Webster Hair
The Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s F.A.M.E. Team is the ultimate experience for up-and-coming hairdressing talent, providing a year of exposure, mentoring and opportunities. Each year, four stylists are selected to form the team – and over the years, some of the biggest names in the industry have passed through the illustrious scheme. From Adam Reed and Antoinette Beenders to Errol Douglas MBE and Carolyn Newman, the F.A.M.E. Team has always nurtured impeccable talent.
The 2019 team has now been announced, and the four young stylists are set to have an incredible 12 months, so we’ll be kick-starting our year by sharing a few mini interviews with them. First up…
Lora Griffin, Simon Webster Hair
Being mentored by the amazing Nick Irwin. I have always admired his skill and aesthetic; his discipline and attention to detail is second to none.
What do you want to improve at over the next 12 months?
I want to refine my skills in high-pressure environments. Being in a studio or backstage means being quick thinking and proactive when the pressure is on, without compromising your standards.
Why did you want to be on the F.A.M.E. Team?
Having followed the team over the years, I set myself the goal of taking part. Preparing for the auditions was, in itself, an interesting growth experience; building my confidence and inspiring new ways of working.
Who do you admire most in the hairdressing industry?
Siobhan Jones from Headmasters has always been an inspiration to me. She is a fantastic female role model in the industry and I just love her taste and style. I have been lucky enough to work with her previously and she taught me so much .
What inspires you?
I love taking inspiration from unlikely sources and combining that with current trends, music and fashion; creating work that poses a question and encourages thought and response from people.
To find out more about the initiative, visit Fellowship Hair here.