UNITE is a California based hair care company founded by a London hairdresser. The products are top-tier, celebrity recommended, and are guaranteed when purchased through authorized vendors and locations… NOT drug stores.
If you don’t already have at least one UNITE product you use in your beauty routine, I will stop there. My prescription for you is the “7 seconds leave in spray“, you can purchase yours at Adorn Salon. Email me and I will make sure it is in stock. It is a moisturizing leave in conditioner, UV protectant (sunscreen for the hair) and thermal protectant. Everyone needs it… everyone.
Get it now. Thank me later.
Back to the story, UNITE Global Session is an international beauty show featuring the company’s editorial artists worldwide. These fascinating and humble hairstylists take the stage each year to preform their most advanced designs and haircuts. The two locations for the Global Session event take place in San Diego, California and London, England. Rotating each year. This year, in October of 2016, I had the opportunity to work backstage with these incredible artists throughout the show. I exclusively assisted Gary Baker, who is the creative director of UNITE. Gary is an international stylist with over 30 years of experience. He is the first creative director for the company.
So what does it mean to assist behind the scenes of an international beauty show?
Well, it means… a variety of accents and pronunciation, early mornings, immense creativity, minimal food, maximum caffeine, all black clothing, gorgeous models everywhere, fake hair everywhere, 100’s of cans of hairspray, running in heels, handfuls of bobby pins, models on stage left in 3.. 2.. 1..
DAY 1: SESSION CUTTING
DAY 2: AVANT GARDE SESSION
DAY 3 & 4: PARAMOUNT BUSINESS CLASS
This experience was nothing short of inspiring and exciting!