Inspire! Celebrating 25 years Report 2018

Wow, what an amazing weekend. FHA members really know how to celebrate! Saturday evening we all sat down to a Gala dinner and danced the night away the evening to the great sounds of DJ Tony Hendrix. Sunday as guests arrived, with tea and pastries in hand they meandered through the exhibition with stands from Indola Wella Kadus L’Oreal Salon Supplies Spencer scissors Kerastraight Innoluxe to name a few. Each company had amazing goody bags filled with products to give away.

The stage presentations started with Indola who unveiled their new Street Style Collection, the first UK launch of this year. Next was L’Oreal who showcased the new product BLOND STUDIO Instant Highlights. Must be seen to be believed a game changer in highlighting hair. After a two course buffet lunch Patrick Cameron the maestro of Long Hair’ and long-time FHA Ambassador took to the stage and wowed the audience with his Easy Classics and boy does he make it look easy! That being the close of inspire! afternoon tea was served and then onto the FHA UK annual awards pre-empted by a surprise visit from Indola VIP’s AKA the Singing Waiters. Their opera singing amazed the crowd and lifted the atmosphere to crazy heights ending with a conga around the room to ‘Is this the way to Amarillo’. The FHA promised a celebratory day and this certainly hit the spot!

Once we had all settled down the atmosphere became charged it was time for the Awards to be announced. At the end of the results 18 stylists being recognised for their innovation, styles and much more. View the results here.(click to see results)

With fabulous prizes being donated by many companies throughout the industry including Aston & Fincher, Denman, Salon Supplies, Spencer Scissors, Rand Rocket, Hair Tools, Salons Direct, Goldwell, Fudge, Schwarzkopf, Andrew Barton, Anne Veck, Fantastic Hairdresser our raffle raised £595 for the Hairdressers Charity.

What a weekend! What a celebration! 25 years!

This is what our members had to say!

Just arrived home about 45 minutes ago after more than 11 hours travelling. A great weekend though and I’m definitely going again next year – but I’m hoping there’ll be a quicker and easier way for me to travel.

Hilary Crowe

What a fabulous weekend. Thanks to Sheila for organising such a fantastic inspiring day. Inspiration from Indola was great and Patrick was awesome as he always is. It’s great to see him be himself around us & yet still deliver ‘the Patrick show’ . Super presentation from lovely Tina Heath with her L’Oréal hat on! Really lovely to see so many of the contributors to this group face to face. For me that’s the real inspiration, chatting & showing each other tips and tricks that help us in running our businesses.

Sharon Roberts

Thank you for another Inspirational weekend, absolutely loved watching Indola, L’Oréal and Patrick Cameron…all were absolutely fab

25 year celebration by a remarkable determined lady – Sheila. Wonderful to be a part of the weekend and share the Saturday eve Gala dinner and disco. To share time and re unite with long term friends, to make new friends …

Fab goody bags as always – Thank you Wella, Kadus, Covet and L’Oréal. Luckily we had room in my little car for us, our luggage and our combined hoard of goody bags! VW polo, you rock!!!

Juliette Clark

Had a fantastic weekend at FHA Inspire, especially Sheila’s surprise and doing the conga! Great goody bags and I won a ‘Fantastic hairdresser’ course! I’ve learnt a lot and it’s always good to catch up with everyone. Thanks again Sheila- you’re a star!

Claire Macconnell

Had such a wonderful day at my first time at Inspire! So great to see our Patrick Cameron and his fabulous styling, great new styles from Indola too, and new products from L’Oréal all on stage. And I won Freelance Bridal Stylist Of The Year and runner-up in Freelance Proms and Party Stylist Of The Year too! Am over the moon! Thank you to Sheila for arranging it all and Happy 25th to the FHA!

Sarah Stallard

Fantastic weekend at Inspire thank you Sheila and all your helpers for all your hard work and for all the inspiration from Indola , Wella and L’Oréal , Tina our Berkshire Rep did a perfect demonstration on stage of the new blonde studio instant highlights. Yet again another fab time at inspire.

Clare Annal

Just got home from Inspire @ Hellidon Lakes. It was very inspiring as always. Great presentation from Indola and of course our lovely Patrick Cameron topped it all. Lovely to catch up with everyone too. Thank you Sheila Abrahams for all your hard work putting this weekend together. The surprise at start of the awards was such fun, definitely was a surprise. Looking forward to next years

Kate Lovelace

Wow!! A huge thank to Sheila for putting on such an amazing show!! Absolutely superb!! Was lovely to see so many familiar faces and of course the very talented Patrick Cameron ! X

Louise Allen

Thank you SO much for an awesome weekend  🙂 FHA, Wella, Loreal, Indola, Patrick Cameron and the Singing ‘technicians’ LOL see you again next year xxx

Sarah Hayes

Wow what can I say. I’ve finally have come down to earth after a uplifting and incredible FHA Inspire event 2018. A beautiful girly weekend with my hair family. Lovely to see so many friendly faces, and for being with you all to celebrate our passion for the freelancing industry.

And thank you to Sheila Abrahams for going above and beyond to give us freelancers the best Inspire event and other fantastic opportunities throughout the year.
Thank you to all the FHA members for making our organisation so special

Elizabeth Jarrett, YourHairdresser