Neil Smith’s ‘Best of British’ show wows delegates at international conference

Neil Smith, Artistic Director at the award-winning Barrie Stephen hair salons in Leicestershire, has further enhanced his international reputation by flying the flag for British hairdressing at Eufora’s Global Connection 2019 in San Diego, the annual two-day conference, created by exclusive organic haircare brand Eufora.

Neil, who has been Eufora’s UK Style Director since 2013, used his runway show to demonstrate the ‘Best of British’, enrapturing the event’s delegates, which included hairdressers, salon owners, industry figures and media from around the world.

In addition to showcasing the best of British hairdressing techniques, the stylist took it one step further by dressing the models in outfits created by DeMontfort University BA fashion graduates.

As well as presenting on stage, the award-winning stylist also gave a precision cutting seminar, which gave delegates the opportunity to get some hands-on experience and learn how Neil produced one of the show’s haircuts, enabling them to recreate the look in their own salons.

“British hairdressing is at the forefront of the industry and leads the way for trends worldwide, so I wanted to produce a show that helped demonstrate this. Eufora’s Global Connection has become one of the key dates in the hairdressing calendar, so for my show to have been so well received by the audience was an incredibly proud moment of my career.”

Neil Smith

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  • Neil is a colour wizard! He managed to fix my DIY disaster wannabe balayage; in less than three hours I went from 50 shades of orange, yellow and green! to a beautiful metallic blonde beautifully transitioned from dark brown. Thank you so much! Highly recommended!

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