The annual FAME Team trip abroad was back and bigger than ever in 2024, with our Fab Four journeying to London and Budapest, the journey woven with transformative experiences and profound connections. 

From the bustling streets of London, where they honed their craft alongside luminaries like Ben Brown and Lauren McCowan, to the historic beauty of Budapest, where they celebrated the illustrious 20-year legacy of KEVIN.MURPHY, each moment resonated with cultural immersion and professional growth. 

Guided by a spirit of curiosity and collaboration, the team delved into the intricacies of global hairdressing, witnessing awe-inspiring showcases and participating in hands-on workshops that illuminated the future of their craft. 

This year’s FAME Team not only embraced opportunity but also forged enduring bonds, illustrating the power of international exploration to shape careers and elevate collective ambition within the industry. 

Says FAME Team Director Lyndal Salmon of the trip, “The 2024 overseas trip created for the Australian Fame Team was, to put it simply, completely iconic. The career pathways and educational activations the team were exposed to and absorbed in were specifically curated for the 2024 FAME Team that they’ll never forget and forever be stronger for it.”

“The team were submerged in culture and experience from the moment they hit the ground in London, from bespoke training with UK icon Ben Brown, tours of Sassoons and the V and A Museum, up-close personal mentor session with Davroe Creative Director Jordan Robertson and hands on hair with the brilliant Lauren McCowan where the team shot a Davroe texture collection… And that was only the three day London leg!

“From here, it was back on a plane to a country none of us had ever been – Hungary. It was a momentous time to be Australian in Budapest; to be invited to travel across the globe and help celebrate FAME Team Sponsor KEVIN.MURPHY and all his and the brands achievements over the last 20 years in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! 

“The global event KM created was out on another level. The REFLECTIVE PERSPECTIVE show encapsulated the full spectrum of KEVIN.MURPHY – there was even an installation setup where metallic mannequins wore hairstyles from the last 20 years of Kevin Murphy iconic looks. The team were also fortunate enough to watch global artists like Pascal Van Loehart and Kate Reid present on stage, and had the opportunity to connect with leading hairdressers and industry professionals from all around the world. 

“Day two saw the looks from the show broken down, colour placement explained and detailed in-depth cutting demonstrations shown. We were even privy to a live on stage photo shoot by Kevin Murphy himself!

“KEVIN.MURPHY then invited the team to a global workshop with social media expert Salon Society, and we ate goulash with new industry friends from around the world on a history/food tour around the streets of Budapest.

“In 2024 it’s tough to find space to forge teams and build connections, but the Australian FAME Team program really demonstrates how we can connect, grow and develop people within our industry. International travel transforms teams and the experience of collective awe and the bonds forged whilst travelling and learning together last a lifetime. 

“A MASSIVE thankyou to KEVIN.MURPHY, Davroe, Dyson, M DIVISION and all the sponsors for this iconic experience. The team will never forget and forever be stronger for it.”