Errol Douglas Picks Up Gong at Creative Head Awards

BATD ON Sep 09, 2009 AT 5:07 pm

Errol Douglas wins award for Most Wanted Hair Trend at Creative Head Awards

Errol Douglas wins award for Most Wanted Hair Trend at Creative Head Awards

Thirteen times nominee for British Hairdresser of the Year and native Londoner Errol Douglas wins the coveted award for Most Wanted Hair Trend at Creative Head Awards. Owner of his own luxury salon in Knightsbridge, Errol is originally from Hackney.

Fashion designer Roberto Cavalli inspired the image that won helped him win the award. This breathtaking picture captures the sensation of effortless beautiful hair with hyper-natural highlights and lowlights. The style has got a touch of hobo and gypsy, but Errol creates a hot look with raw femininity. Errol is best known for his elegant cuts and trademark blow-dries that have helped make his Knightsbridge salon become popular among celebrities and the socialite crowd.

It comes as no surprise that his entry made such an impressive impact on the judges, who included Andrew Barton & Lisa Shepherd of TV’s 10 Years Younger, Josh Wood of Real Hair, Mark Hayes of Sassoon, Vogue contributing editor Anna-Marie Solowij, designer Doris Lockhart and Pauline Franckel from the London School of Fashion. The comment from one judge describes his image completely, “Beautiful colour, great definition, and naturally sexy.”

Errol Douglas was at the Mercury Awards to style Speech Debelle’s hair

Errol Douglas was at the Mercury Awards to style Speech Debelle’s hair

Errol also styled the hair of south London rapper, Speech Debelle for the prestigious Barclays Mercury Music awards last night. Debelle was the underground favorite and went home with the award despite the fact that Florence and the Machine was favored to win. Debelle always wanted to have her hair done by Errol, who happily offered his services. Errol created a stunning and funky hairstyle with criss-cross braids leading up to large curls in the shape of a mohawk. Errol talks us through the styling process: “I coloured her hair especially for the day, focusing on the Mohican section, giving her highlights of light blonde and burnt shades. The sides of her hair were then corn-rowed in a crisscross pattern, leaving out the Mohican section of the hair.  This Mohican section of hair was changed throughout the evening for the three different looks:

For the red carpet, I used big-barrelled tongs all over the Mohican section of the hair, and then used Matrix Design Pulse hairspray to hold, and an oil sheen to keep the hair looking glossy.  The stage look was a little bit more dramatic, it was backcombed at the roots to give lift and movement, the hair was teased up really high throughout the Mohican section, and sprayed for extra hold.

For Speech’s acceptance, I blow-dried the previous look out using a medium round Kent brush.  I then created small sausage sections all over the head, pulling hair backwards and then tucking under and pinning it before spraying with hairspray.”

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