Open Mic Night III Wraps Up Wild Life Education For 2014

Proving another sensational success, earlier this month saw Wild Life Education continue to lead the way in creative, collaborative-based education with an all-star industry line up at Open Mic Night III. The final Wild Life Education event of the year played host to a phenomenal crew of presenters and an audience that was eager to learn.

Wild Life kicked off with three impressive looks. Dave McCulloch cutting a sharp and beautifully tapered crop, SoGo’s Nephen Pepin continuing to make his mark in mens grooming slicing some smooth shapes using a cut throat razor, whilst Ali Holmes crafted a beautiful organic up style using dark hair clippings to enhance a 3-dimensional architectural masterpiece.

Making her education debut and cementing the very spirit of the night, Jo Bellamy seamlessly translated her own personal hairdresser journey from a sole trader to award winning salon team with three presentation segments on the night. The team from Sloans shared stories of their enriching work beyond the salon floor including their four-year partnership with the Starlight Foundation whilst they styled up a storm on stage. Carla Cornista, Sloans rising star perfected an intricate festival-inspired do, whilst Jordan Hone showcased an exquisite braiding technique from his latest award winning collection. Salon Director Scott Sloan choose to present a precision cut, perfectly executed with a beautiful balance of commercial and creative appeal.

The final act of the night brought Our Place Director Clive Allwright to the stage, a curtain-call that captured the comedy store stimulus of the Open Mic concept 101. Complete with an Ellen DeGeneres inspired entrance and a bucket load of funny stories to boot, Allwright hosted two impressive looks from stylists Natalie Hole, who re-created a Narnia inspired Fashion Week look from the latest Xiah show whilst Gemma Taylor showcased some brilliant barber techniques whilst also sharing the broader service experience of Allwright’s new venture – Rudys Barbershop.

With a scenic backdrop like none other, Wild Life Origin in Milson’s Point provided a haven for creative play and education, and the evening concluded with a few light refreshments and a toast the final hair hurrah of the year!

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