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Rainbow Room assistants show off their skills at annual show

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Assistants from the Rainbow Room International Academy gathered to celebrate a year of hard work, achievements and the salon group’s 40th Anniversary.


The annual Assistants Show took place at the SWG3 warehouse in Glasgow and saw months of preparation and hard work finally pay off.


Assistants from each Academy group put on a show to wow the audience.  The assistants took full responsibility when it came to showcasing their collections. This included the lighting, the music, the models, styling, makeup and of course the hair,


The show featured a variety of inspirations from a celebration of embracing your sexuality to recycled items and festival collections. The collections showcased the upcoming trends for the season ahead, with cuts, colours and styling showcasing the creative talents of the assistants.

European exchange programme


The event, which raised money for The Hair & Beauty Charity, was compared by the directors of two Rainbow Room International salons – John-Paul Parker and David Nicholson. Rainbow Room’s Leigh Kerr also shared her journey from Saturday girl to Academy director.


Leigh also announced that two assistants – Joele and Roxy – would be flying to Sweden as part of an exchange programme. The ‘World of Wonders in Europe’ programme is funded by the EU through Erasmus+.  It includes three trips to Sweden each year as well as Swedish apprentices training at the Rainbow Room International Academy.


Rainbow Room International founder Alan Stewart said: “The Assistants have worked so hard to produce a show of this caliber. We are so proud of what they have achieved. It gives the directors and myself so much confidence for the future that we have so much emerging talent.”

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