On Sunday night I popped on my fashion editor hat and headed to Palm Sugar Lounge in Liverpool One to be wowed by all kinds of hair-mazingness.

The Liverpool Urban Hair Show, created by KWATU Events to showcase hairdressing creativity to its fullest as six stylists battled it out to impress Hooka salon owner, Dion Padan and Carl Russell and Amie Brown of Russell and Brown Vintage Hair.

Amongst the styling showcase were live acts including Liverpool based Bollywood dancers RuShee and Norwegian acoustic singer Jonas.  After parking my bum on a seat and ordering a Cosmo the event began with an opening speech from Clare Seddon the organiser of the Urban Hair Show.

Event Co-ordinator Claire Seddon and judging panel Carl Russell, Amie Brown and Dion Padan

I caught up with Clare Seddon, Founder of the organiser KWATU Events after the show, she said:
 “I was
extremely impressed by the turn out and the hairdressers went to extremes to
showcase avant guard hairstyles and creativity, seeing the show come together
and the guests enjoying all of the performances made me feel certain that the show
has been well received in Liverpool.”

The hairdressing mavericks taking part in the show included, Glamor Hairdressers, Fabuluxe
hairdressers, Twisted Plaits and Braids, Heavenly Holes Hairdressers, Electric
Unicorn and Bella Mode Hairdressers. 

Backstage, Tawny Wright of Electric Unicorn felt the pre-show strains, she told me: “I only decided to do the show on Monday, so I made the head pieces
last minute. I arrived an hour later than everyone else and had no access to
plugs and at one point was without a second model so it was high pressure and I
was sure I wouldn’t finish in time. Thankfully it all came together,and we had a
lot of fun.”

Dion Padan who announced the winning stylist, said
: “I was
amazed to see such creative work. What I loved about the winners look what the
way she had created two very different models but they both complimented each
other so well. I hope this competition goes from strength to strength as it’s a
great opportunity for local hairdressers to get to showcase their work.”

The winning stylist was Lo Forster of Fabuluxe hair which is located on Liverpool’s Smithdown Road, she said: ”

I couldn’t believe it as soon as I
heard my Salons name announced as the winner I was in shock. I overwhelmed by
all the compliments and good things the judges were saying to me. I felt like all
my hard work had paid off.”


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