Rainbow Room International Launches Young Artistic Team

Published 24th Oct 2023 by Morgan Willmott

Scottish salon group, Rainbow Room International, is thrilled to announce that it has formed a Rainbow Room International Young Artistic Team.

The idea was presented by Rainbow Room International Royal Exchange Square Salon Director, David Nicolson, who was aware that many young members of the salon group were intrigued but were lacking confidence in being more involved.

David and Co-Founder of the salon group, Linda Stewart, decided to form the Rainbow Room International Young Artistic Team, which would be directed by Artistic Team Leader, Suzie McGill. Along with other Artistic Team Members and Salon Directors, Suzie would teach the youngsters what it takes to be in an artistic team.

Team members of all levels across every Rainbow Room International salon were invited to be involved, with only one rule – they must be committed for a full year and attend all sessions provided throughout that year. At the end of the year, participating team members would receive a certificate for being part of the team. Plus, they would have the skills and confidence to move forward in their career and take a step up into the Artistic Team.

Seminars provided to the Young Artistic Team Members include:

  • A session with Artistic Tema Director and Uddingston Salon Director, Suzie McGill looking at haircuts, welding shapes, fashion and colours and how they are influencing trends at the moment. 
  • A session with Royal Exchange Square Salon Director, David Nicolson on razor cutting.
  • A session with Artistic Team Member and Bearsden Salon Director, Coco McMahon on cutting patterns, razor work and disconnection. 
  • A session with Artistic Team Member and Ayr Salon Director, Riccardo Corvi on stage presentation.
  • An art class with Artistic Team Member and East Kilbride Salon Director, Jackie Curran practicing abstract art and working with different shapes and forms.

All seminars were put together playing on each Artistic Team Member or Director’s strengths. What's more, all seminars are hands on, allowing the team to learn while recreating the looks themselves.

Alongside the seminars, Young Artistic Team Members are encouraged to be involved with events and shoots with the Rainbow Room International Artistic Team. This includes being able to help with the latest Artistic Team photoshoot, getting to showcase a model on stage at the latest Rainbow Room International Creative Day and some of the team working backstage at Fashion Week.

Coco McMahon says: “This is such a great opportunity for our young stylists across all our salons. There’s so much content for them and it’s extremely well planned. It also allows them to come together and make friendships, whilst opening communication between the salons. All the stylists involved so far have absolutely loved it - they all turn up at seminars so enthusiastic and dedicated. For us Salon Directors, it’s been absolutely brilliant taking part in the seminars, seeing our stylists excited and building their confidence and skills. We even have a group chat where they can share any ideas that they have with us. It’s great for the future of the company too, as these stylists can move up the ranks which ensures constant growth.”

David Nicolson comments: “The whole idea emerged because of lockdowns and the lack of opportunities for our ‘new’ stylists to get involved in exploring every aspect of creativity. I felt that with all the resources we had within our company, we had a duty to stretch our directors and get all of them to share their experiences, skills and to break down the barriers that our young teams had about ‘The Art Team’. Involving everyone that wanted to grow in a voluntary way allows us all to share time, wisdom and, as it turns out, it's amazing for mental welfare too. As word gets out about what happens at these classes, the numbers are growing and you see the impact on the salon floor as their chats always get a very positive response from our clients. Everyone wins.”

Morgan Willmott

Morgan Willmott

Published 24th Oct 2023

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