Last month we attended the Davines Hair On Stage event held at Central St Martins College in London. It was a fabulous evening in which a host of incredible hairdressers shared their art and ideas with us. These included Angela Seminara (Davines’ Artistic Director and three-time winner of the prestigious British Hairdresser of the Year Award), along with Allilon (an art team from Ena Salon in Holborn - also home of Davines HQ in the UK, who specialise in producing education hair shows and seminars) and Blue Tit (one of London’s best fashion-driven salons).
Happening alongside the hair show was The Crafts; an exhibition of inspiring crafts people and artists showcasing the various methods they use for self expression. With hairdressers exhibiting their craft alongside other art such as ice sculpture, graffiti, body art, and photography, attendees could see exactly how hairdressing can be considered a form of art too.
One artist we met, that particularly grabbed our attention, was Emily Tan. Emily creates amazing pieces using watercolour, oils and pen. She builds up her work with so much detail that when finished, her pieces show almost 3D images of some of the world’s most fascinating animals, in beautiful vibrant hues. Her current collection is named WWF and once each painting is finished they are auctioned to raise money for the WWF charity, which helps to protect endangered animals.
Emily’s work has captured the attention of the Alillon team who named her as the muse for their latest hair collection – Reverie.
It’s great to see such wonderful art work that is helping to do some good too. If you would like to see why we love Emily’s work so much, check out her Etsy shop; www.etsy.com/UK/shop/EmilyTanArt