Rebecca Carr, of Rebecca Carr Hair Salon in Kintore, was picked from the country’s top hairdressers for the world-renowned ‘session team’ helping models get runway ready at the event, which ranks alongside New York, Paris and Milan as one of the ‘big four’ fashion weeks.
Among the designers she worked with included female Brit designer Billie Jacobina who was awarded Fashion Scout’s One to Watch for Spring/Summer 2017, a well-known award for up and coming designers, and Azzalia a luxury Emirati brand.
Rebecca was delighted to be one of only two Scottish hairdressers selected for the event, she said: “London Fashion Week is one of the four biggest fashion events in the world and I love the atmosphere and buzz you get behind the scenes. Each evening I received an e-mail letting me know which designers I would be working with the next day and it’s a very exciting atmosphere. You get the opportunity to help make a designer’s vision come to life and that’s very satisfying.
“I worked on six different runway shows, each completely different in style and it was a lot of fun to create different looks and see the varying approaches to clothes, make-up and hair. I loved working with Azzalia because the label specialises in glamourous gowns and the designer is from Dubai, one of my favourite destinations to visit.
“Working at London Fashion Week is incredibly fast paced but I managed to watch Paul Costello’s show, an Irish designer who is famous for being the personal designer for the Princess of Wales.
“I also did some celebrity spotting and ran into Tiny Tempah, Emma Willis, Caprice and sat next to Mark Francis from Made in Chelsea. It was a lot of fun.”
The 30-year-old entrepreneur opened the doors of Rebecca Carr Hair Salon in Kintore in February last year and since has employed a team of eight and welcomed more than 2000 clients to the shop.
Rebecca continued: “We offer a quality of service akin to a slick city salon but with the family feel of a tight-knit community business.
“Team development, being exposed to different professional environments and keeping on top of industry trends is of ultimate importance. We do a lot of training, both internal and internal, and frequently travel to learn more about products. We constantly strive for improvement in executing the craft of hairdressing. Working at London Fashion Week is just one example of how we ensure we can keep our finger on the pulse and keep improving.
“We make it our mission is to continue to stay ahead of trends and techniques to ensure the North-East of Scotland has access to the industry’s best. I’m excited to take what I’ve learned from London Fashion Week and make it accessible to our clients.”