Thursday, 21 June 2012

Hair Hero: Errol Douglas

Errol Douglas and his award winning hairdressing skills are right up there in 'hair hero' status for me, along with his passion for being an educator of the trade.
Starting out at 11 years old, he honed his skills and qualified at Roger Heart's, before becoming Artistic Director at Neville Daniel. The only way for Douglas to go next was his own salon, and what's been called a fusion of Afro and European styling was born in Belgravia, London.
He's won a whole host of awards, along with being nominated a whopping 15 times for British Hairdresser of the Year (he's won the Afro category 3 times!)
I loved his Rankin Collection, a collaboration between the celebrated photographer and Douglas. It was the perfect juxtaposition with smooth clean lines being broken with rough textured edges. What do you think?
His collection in 2010 incorporated afro techniques, huge balloon textured up do's and soft styles. I love the loose braid and the balloon hair do is beautiful - it looks like fragile cotton wool. Whilst the collections shot are seemingly 'unwearable' to many, you can certainly see elements being drawn as inspiration by other stylists and the high street.
He received an MBE for his work in 2008, and I hope this year he finally gets his hands on the coveted British Hairdresser of the Year award. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for the collection he creates for his entry this year.
What do you think of the Errol Douglas' hair collections? Have you got a 'hair hero'?

1 comment:

  1. Didn't he used to be one of the stylists on Channel 4's The Salon? The man's a genius. Love the puff ball bun. x


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