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Richard Thompson has dedicated his life to the pursuit of excellence in the field of hairdressing. Working his way up from aged 15, Richard's work made it to the world stage in 1979 when he broke onto the cover of the Hairdresser Journal International. In the same year Richard co-founded Mahogany Hairdressing Group and with the help of a dedicated team of 150 staff working across 6 salons and 4 academies, they became world renowned for their cutting and colouring techniques. An International creative Director and former President of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing, Richard has numerous editorial & advertising magazine publications, awards and accolades including British Fellowship Hairdresser of the year, AIPP Best Photo, AIPP Avant Garde, Australian Master, Brazilian Master and most recently 2016 International Icon By the IHF. His work is rich and diverse and constantly evolving, as he says, “Like life”
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Event news for 2019
2019 will see me in collaboration with two academies, one in the UK and one in California.
I am very excited about these collaborations and in February I will be in Dansk, Kracow and Warsaw with MW Academy. March you can see me in Serbia. September in Holland. Exact dates to be confirmed.
Closer to home you can see me on the 2nd and 3rd of September in Dublin.
Look forward to seeing you all!
"THE CREATIVE PROCESS NEVER WAVERS, IN THE SAME WAY THAT MY BELIEF IN, AND RESPECT FOR, THIS INDUSTRY DOESN'T."
"This industry has more power than any other to instantly change the way a person looks and feels. This is a huge responsibility and one that stays at the forefront of my creative process."
"Hair design dictates a person's 'look' and in turn the way we are perceived by ourselves and others. A hair style is a way for me to translate the way a person lives their life into a look."
"At the heart of everything I do are classic, traditional techniques; techniques I made a point of mastering from the very start of my career allowing me to use them in a contemporary way."
HOW MAY I HELP YOU?
"THE FLAME I'VE ALWAYS HELD FOR THIS INDUSTRY STILL BURNS BRIGHTLY!"
Richard's world renowned skill with scissors comes from his dedication to the creative process and sheer passion for the industry. These motivations have been the driving force enabling him to create some of the most iconic styles of the past thirty years and the reason why some of the most important heads in the world continue to be placed in his hands.
Throughout his life, Richard's creative talent has been deployed over a wide spectrum of the creative industries. From art, architecture and design to fashion, cinema and photography. This grasp and experience of the creative world means Richard is able to compose and create the right look for your company or event.
From a humble start as a Saturday boy in a salon in Manchester to owning one of the most renowned brands in the world, Richard has a deep understanding of every facet of this industry, making him the perfect consultant for companies large or small, regardless of sector.
Throughout his career Richard has championed the importance of education in this industry. Having owned and run four academies world wide and conducted seminars in every continent on the planet, Richard's skill and experience are unrivelled in the field allowing him to further your company's skill and knowledge base.
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