Russell Eaton at The Central Saint Martin’s BA show


Central Saint Martin’s BA show out shouts and out shines all others and this year it raised the bar again, with a spectacular catwalk in the glassed-in street at the new Granary Building in Kings Cross.

In 2001 L’Oréal Professionnel and the world famous Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design forged an exciting partnership to nurture cutting edge talent. The aim was to recognise and promote the way hair and fashion have been historically linked and to combine up-and-coming creative fashion talent with the hairdressing stars of tomorrow. Over the years the list of talented designers graduating at the BA show has included Gareth Pugh, Molly Grad, Aimee McWilliams, Marcus Wilmont, Aleksander Stanic, Savannah Miller, Jaspar Garvida, Christopher Kane, Steve Jung, Francesca Versace, Mark Fast, Oden Wilson and David Koma among others. Due to the overwhelming success of the project, this unique relationship is now celebrating 12 years. A team of talented young hairdressers styled the hair for the show called the L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL PORTFOLIO session team Angela Martin (second right) at Russell Eaton was part of this years team.


Angela loved working on the shows saying, "working on the Central Saint Martin’s BA show was an amazing oppertunity and I loved every minute, hair is the ultimate fashion accessory so working with one of the most important fashion schools in the world was very inspiring."

The team created 3 hair looks for the show:

Smooth Waves ‘Lana’:

The hair was prepped with Tecni.Art pli and root lift mousse and blow dried, then rolled into pin curls or tonged to give loose waves. A strong side parting was put in the lengths, brushed smooth with a bristle brush and finished with Infinium 2 spray.

French Pleat or Roll:

The hair was prepped with full volume mousse and backcombed lightly at the crown. The lengths were brushed back and secured in a French pleat or vertical roll with pins and finished with Tecni.art metallic gloss wax and Infinium 4 or Air Fix 5 spray to hold.

Clean & Polished:

The hair was prepped with Tecni.art mousse and blow dried in the direction then brushed back and secured into a tight chignon at the nape with a clean, glossy, finish using Tecni.art gloss control and gloss spray.