On Friday 7th July and Saturday 8th July 2017, award winning salon group and Scotland’s colour experts, Rainbow Room International, hosted a pop-up salon backstage at the first ever TRNSMT festival in Glasgow, providing haircuts and hairstyles to performing artists backstage.
Rainbow Room International have previously styled hair at many high profile events including the MOBOs, the Scottish BAFTAs, The Scottish Style Awards and also T in The Park, where they were resident hairdressers to the stars for eleven years.
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On Friday, the Rainbow Room International team styled the hair of Jonathan Higgs, Alex Robershaw, Michael Spearman and Jeremy Pritchard from the band Everything Everything, Jamie Kennan the drummer from the La Fontaines and also drummer from band Belle and Sebastian, Richard Colburn. Band members from Everything Everything went for a freshen up with their looks rather than complete restyles. Jamie informed Rainbow Room International Stylist, Patrick McDougall that he likes his hair to look effortless, therefore, Patrick left the artists hair as long as possible while creating a square, more masculine shape before creating loads of texture to give it a ‘done-it-yourself’ rocky edge. Richard was just back from Madrid and had not managed to get a cut due to the bands busy schedule so Patrick gave him a total restyle. He took the sides shorter and higher to give the haircut a boxier feel and then added a blunt fringe to give his hair more attitude and get Richard looking slick and ready to hit the stage at TRNSMT.
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On Saturday, the Rainbow Room International team styled the hair of all the band members from Fickle Friends, which includes Jack Wilson, Jack Herrington, Sam Morris and Chris Hall and vocalist, Natassja Shiner who’s hair was styled by Rainbow Room Stylist and Schwarzkopf Young Artistic Team Member, Megan Deigan. Natassja’s hair was styled into a smooth full bob with parted fringe and some texture was added with Schwarzkopf OSiS+ Session Label Powder Cloud. On Saturday afternoon the team styled guitarist from Circawaves, Joe Falconer’s hair. Like Friday, many of the male artists opted for freshen ups with their looks rather than huge makeovers and the ladies opted for wavy, messy, very boho styles in comparison to braiding that has been popular at festivals in previous years.
The weekend had a very chilled out and relaxed vibe but by the time the headliners took to the stage, the atmosphere was electric. The team had the pleasure of styling the hair of the stars and were able to meet some big names, including George Ezra and The Kooks.
John Parker at Rainbow Room International commented, “We were thrilled to work backstage at the first ever TRNSMT Festival. The salon proved to be extremely popular with visits from the artists over the weekend and many artists commented on how great it was having a pop up salon on site for them to be able to nip in, chill out and get their hair done before taking to the stage.”