15 minutes with… Errol Douglas

Push PR appoints Errol Douglas London adding to the beauty division

Internationally renowned hair stylist Errol Douglas MBE is the man behind the Belgravia salon that prides itself on innovative, artistic excellence.

Push PR is honoured to be representing Errol Douglas London to position the brand as a leading luxury destination.

Errol’s double win at this year’s Creative Head Magazine Awards is indicative of his influence in the industry (he bagged both Creative Talent and Hair Trend gongs) and the team are thrilled to be working with such a huge talent.

“Working with an established and iconic name in the hair and luxury lifestyle industry is a real privilege,” said Emma Hart, Push Founder and Creative Director.

“Errol Douglas is a true testament to how delivering an excellent and consistent customer service ensures longevity and loyalty. As #PushBEAUTY continues to grow and flourish, Errol Douglas is a welcome addition to our client portfolio.”

We caught up with the man himself at the stunning Motcomb Street salon in Knightsbridge to talk creative projects, celebrity styling and the five year plan.

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1. How did you get into hairdressing?

Hairdressing chose me, it was a vocation from the age of four or five. I knew it was about fashion and media, but most importantly it was about people.

2. As Creative Director of Errol Douglas London, how do you push boundaries?

By taking Errol Douglas beyond the salon. I do inspirational shows and seminars which means coming up with the goods and showcasing things that people haven’t seen before – be it new cutting/styling techniques or collaborative projects. I am inspired by designers and recently worked with Selina Bond who is the biggest thing in lingerie right now, her couture collections look like armour and I tailor made the hair for the show.

You have to be fashion focused, I work three to four months ahead of time to pioneer trends.

3. The vibe at the Belgravia salon is?

Down to earth, approachable and professional. I love the interaction between the team and clients.

4. Your most creative project/ collaboration/ appointment to date?

Working with Rankin. He is not the easiest person to get hold of or to have a relationship with, however he called me (after I had tried to commission him for a job) and said he had a project for me. The following year I did a couple of cool shoots for him and then he worked on my British collection.

5. Ultimate hair hack?

Always have a consultation.

6. Tell us something about yourself that no one/very few people know.

I was in a film called the Into Zone that was around the time of Mad Max, so I was technically in the first Mad Max film but they spoofed it.

7. Who’s hair would you most like to get your hands on?

Two women I idolise and have met before in New York are Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson. And Eva Mendes.

8. In five years’ time you want Errol Douglas London to…. ?

I want us to be a London landmark like Harrods or Harvey Nichols. Knightsbridge is a destination place and in five years’ time I want the salon to be a firmly established for its technical and artistic excellence.

We have hired an incredible Eyebrow Expert adding to our luxury services which is incredibly exciting. And then there’s our range of texture products which will be a huge talking point, ultimately what I’d like is to have one hero product from this range that really takes off.

9. Aside from being awarded with an MBE for education and services to the hairdressing industry, what has been your proudest professional moment?

There have been two things to date; when I was made Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year and when I was made President of the Fellowship.

Nobody had ever been part of the Fellowship’s Fame Team and then awarded presidency. The Fellowship has been running since 1946 so it’s a prestigious hairdressing body and all the elite people are in it.

Not only that, but my two children have just joined the company and they’re amazing people.

Push x

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