On Monday 8th April 2019, The Greene Room joined Creative HEAD publisher Catherine Handcock, in Dublin to welcome Sam Burnett, Cinta Miller, Faye Purcell and John Vial delved deep into their career history, with of course some serious name drops along the way as part of the latest #TheCoterie event.
It was an absolutely fascinating evening with Sam Burnett discussing how when he was working as a freelance stylist, he missed having a base and a team. He wanted to create a space that he would love work in, with passionate hairdressers that are technically excellent and passionate and down to earth. We totally understand this ethos! When we started the Greene Room, we wanted to evolve this point across all our salon.
Cinta Miller & Faye Purcell
Next taking their places in the Coterie hot seats, celebrity hair and make-up artist Cinta Miller and creative manager at music company BMG, Faye Purcell. The pair – interviewing each other – talked honestly about developing an artist’s style and taking risks on music videos. We especially loved Faye’s comments on how important it is to find a way for your skillset to work to support a team and how sometimes it is ok if you don’t know immediately how that would work.
Later in the evening, the final speaker of the night, session stylist and co-owner of London’s Salon Sloane, John Vial. And integral part of the hair scene at London and New York Fashion Weeks for two and a half decades now, and the former creative director at Sassoon, John spoke candidly about building and nurturing relationships with celebrities: “They [relationships] are everything – like they are with your [salon] clients.”. We could not but echo these sentiments at The Greene Room, without building our relationship with our clients we would be nothing.
We had such a great night! Here’s looking forward to the next Coterie event that is held in Ireland!