XXL hair in Saks Art Team show

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GO. BIG. OR. GO. HOME. Saks Art Team’s opening show for Saks Gathering & Awards 2019 at the Hilton Metropole London was described by Hairdressers Journal as: “Fun and FIERCE”.

Our creative director, Luke Pluckrose, pulled out all the stops with an sassy celebration of hair, beauty, individuality and diversity. Luke says: “XXL Hair. Three themes – Goddess of Glamour, Express Yourself and Size Matters. All about exploring how we could build, shape, define and hold.

Clare *With The Hair* Murphy of Saks Art Team says: “It’s always great working with Luke – taking the art of wig making to another level. We went all-out creating gravity defying shapes. The people at the back could definitely see – no need for monitors!”

Sarah Clarke-Lees continues: “LOVE how the seed of an idea becomes a runway masterpiece! And everything coming together with makeup, lighting, styling, hair and choreography – a small army making it happen. Seeing how inspired Saks people are by what we do is very humbling.”


Ain’t no show without our lead MUA Hollie Simpson of Saks Beauty Squad who provided stunning makeup yet again.

Hollie says: “For Goddess of Glamour we kept tones soft, warm and romantic tones. 80s Excess was about adding pops of bright colour defined with sharper angles. Queen Diva was – of course – big, bold and BEAUTIFUL!

Luke Pluckrose
Clare Murphy
Sarah Clarke-Lees – Saks Poulton
Izzy Brittain – Saks Doncaster

Hollie Simpson – Saks Beauty Squad
Becky Oxley and Clare Neal – Saks Beauty Teesside
Bethany Thackery – Saks Leeds
Ria O’Sullivan – Saks Kenilworth

Saks Art Team is available for editorial shoots, shows, events and bespoke advanced training short courses – seminars, talks, and large or small groups. Contact Saks Training UK on 01325 341 621.

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