Thank you to Kevin Murphy

Thank you to Kevin Murphy

We arrived at art’otel Amsterdam at 3pm on the Sunday afternoon, it was über contemporary, double bed each, most unique bathroom, loaded mini bar & most impressive of all was our very own crisp white dressing gowns & matching slippers! After lots of prepping, preening & sequinned up, we met the KEVIN.MURPHY team at the hotel bar for the Shimmer themed evening ahead. Shortly after we all left the hotel to walk over to the restaurant Mata Hari, a quirky little restaurant tucked away by the canal. After a great dinner we had the choice of a shot of jäger, tequila or sambuca. Everybody on our table opted for the jäger!

The next day we had some free time early afternoon, so we went to explore a little, we went for lunch then went & sat by the canal & had a coffee as it was such good weather. Later, we met at bar 5&33 for a quick drink then headed for the coach that was waiting outside to take us all to LantarenVenster, a grand concert hall in Rotterdam, where we attended the KEVIN.MURPHY TREND.REPORT, it was hosted by STYLE.MASTER Massimo Morello & another SESSION.STYLIST, as we know, KEVIN.MURPHY is no stranger to local & international runways & his fashion-forward styles have become a much anticipated highlight on the catwalks such as Melbourne, Copenhagen & Bowie Wong in Paris over the Spring/Summer & offering us an insight into upcoming hair trends for Autumn/Winter.

We got to see step by step how the looks were made, one of our favourites was ‘Gypsy’ it was a look inspired by Southern European gypsies in the 1940s, the idea was to emulate the humble silhouette of a gypsy woman with a simple shape & use of braids at the nape area. We were blown away by their creativity & number of impressive techniques such as the use of the SEWING.KIT, it’s designed to replace the use of pins & grips. There were a selection of products used to create the desired styles, particularly the use of STAYING.ALIVE which is a weightless leave-in treatment spray that gives shine & strengthens & softens the hair, perfect for priming the hair. Hair was prepped HAIR.RESORT, a texturiser that enhances movement & gives a strong hold. The majority of the looks were finished with SESSION.SPRAY, a personal favourite, it’s a strong hold finishing spray however still weightless & humidity resistant & SHIMMER.SHINE which is a finishing mist that repairs damaged hair & adds shine. We both left feeling inspired & keen to recreate the looks in the salon & share our experiences with our team. Thank you Kevin Murphy for a great couple of days and thank you to Indigo Rye for giving us such a great opportunity.