Up for F.A.M.E

Hair by Lloyd Court

The annual audition process for entry to the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s F.A.M.E team is rigorous! We’re stoked to hear the several HairClubLive members are in the final round of hopefuls all eager to join one of the best teams in the UK; fingers crossed for Brandon Messinger, Casey Coleman and Lloyd Court. 

These three are included in a final eight who must now present at Salon International this October, in a bid to make the final four new members of F.A.M.E. 2020. Getting this far has been a major feat and we applaud them whole-heartedly. Keep in touch guys and let us know how you get on.

F.A.M.E. 2020

How does F.A.M.E. work? Since launching in the 90s, F.A.M.E. become one of the most well-thought of mentoring programmes in our industry, with many young hairdressers finding it a fabulous springboard for their career. The team changes each year in December, offering four new members a 12-month period including experiences to help build skills, grow in stature and open doors! To get to this point, our three HCL members have to pass an audition process of interview from industry leaders, and work together to create a presentation of live models both on a theme, and demonstrating their own signature style.



Brandon Messinger on stage

So what did help our three heroes to make the final?

We’ve taken a snapshot of the audition process that whittled 13 semi-finalists down to the eight finalists to give you an idea:

Lloyd Court from Skyler London was part of a group presenting on the time Triptych, and he used the children’s toy, Bunchems, to create a dramatic new texture – inspired by clients’ children getting them stuck in their hair!

• Brandon Messinger from The Hair Movement (pictured here) was inspired by a clash of 80s subcultures – goth meets punk, brought to life with editorial braiding and hair piercings.


Casey Coleman on stage

• Casey Coleman from Chair Salons (pictured here) was in a team working on a theme called Overpowered, and he opened their segment, with two neon-infused looks combining wig-wrap techniques and braids.