Last night was the night we’d all been waiting for. The session legend that is Guido Palau took to The Coterie stage and shared his wisdom and career experiences to a packed-out room, each one hanging on his every word.
The exclusive session was an additional event to our usual members’ evenings and offered the chance to hear from one of the most successful and well-respected hairdressers in the industry.
With the likes of Adam Reed, Lee Stafford, Leo Bancroft and Luke Hersheson in the audience, the room was chock-full of hairdressing stars. The fizz was flowing on arrival and the Rebecca Hossack Gallery made for a suitably cool space.
We took our seats in front of customised Redken Guido canvases to hear from the man himself. Taking us through his career, from growing up in Bournemouth and training at Sassoon where he was told he “wasn’t that good”, through to working alongside Lee McQueen and presenting his own take on A/W12 trends.
Guido has always given his work an edgy aesthetic, saying he “favours the anti-hero” and “likes glamour, but it just isn’t at the heart of what I do”.
And if that wasn’t enough, we also learnt how humble Guido is. “With every job I do, I work with a fear that someone will soon realise I’m not that good!”
From start to finish we were in awe of the man and his works and didn’t want the night to end. Heading home, we were left in a dreamy haze, asking, ‘did that really just happen?’
Thank you Mr Palau!