Salon owner Charlie Taylor, three times Scottish Hairdresser of the Year and member of the British Hairdressing Hall of Fame, has been warming up the fashion crowds in one of the globe’s most far flung places: Siberia.
The hair stylist was invited by international hair care giant Schwarzkopf, to take centre stage at Siberia’s biggest hair show The Golden Scissors.
Until recently, Siberia was closed to foreign visitors but that’s all changed now. Charlie’s journey took a full day, departing Scotland early in the morning, travelling over 3500 miles as the crow flies across land and sea to reach her destination of Krasnoyarsk.
Once there Charlie addressed a thronging crowd of over 2,500 hairdressers, demonstrating some of the latest hairdressing techniques and styles to a captivated audience.
Charlie commented “This was an amazing trip. I’m not sure what I expected from Siberia but the sheer scale of the event truly amazed me. Wall to wall hairdressers who were competing for the Golden Scissors Award, one of the biggest audiences I’ve ever had the pleasure of training and a very, very warm local welcome.”
Charlie has since been inundated with facebook requests from her new Siberian colleagues and invitations for her to return to the country.
“I am very grateful to the Siberian people for making me feel very welcome in their country. Interestingly the geography of Siberia was very similar to Scotland so I immediately felt right at home. And, contrary to popular belief, it was also very hot in Siberia – although our local hosts assured me that the winters get very cold indeed!”