Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

| April 24, 2024

Scroll to top


No Comments

Rush Academy’s first After Dark session for 2024

Rush Academy’s first After Dark session for 2024
Sam Robinson

Hosted by Rush International Creative Director Andy Heasman, After Dark provided over 120 Rush employees the opportunity to see the latest trends.

It was an opportunity for the younger members of the Rush Artistic Team to take centre stage whilst Andy along with Editorial Director Tina Farey and Artistic Team Member Seung Ki Baek were on hand to coach and guide the team during their preparation.

Strength And Movement
Rush Colour Team members Kirsty Judge and Tina Mehmi showcased their Inverse techniques where they used contradicting colours to create a Ying Yang effect – opposing yet complimentary. Michael Racket’s precision cutting was on point with Rush signature haircutting techniques. For his first time at After Dark Robert Niemczyk’s work was in true Rush style following their philosophy of Strength and Movement and featured a beautiful Inverse colouring technique on darker hair created by Hannah Gooden.

After Dark -

Avant Garde Credentials
Renowned not only for their inspirational cutting and colouring techniques, Rush under Tina Farey’s guidance is also renowned for their editorial and avant garde looks. At After Dark Sophie Chandler and Nicole Appadu worked on two looks that showed a variety of techniques including plaits and corset braids that had been used and developed from the Eras of Anarchy presentation that Rush did in Chicago and London towards the end of 2023. The pieces they worked on were based on the Inverse colouring techniques with blue and orange wefts and blue and green wefts adding a pop of colour in an opposing colour scheme.

“The secret of any cut, colour or styling technique is to understand the basics and practice until perfect. Understand your subject and the story you are telling with it – no matter what discipline you are working on,”- Sophie Chandler. 


The Attendees all left inspired and motivated by the work created by the art team, looking forward to the next After dark event in Autumn 2024.

More Info