April 06, 2020
Ken has joined the hairdressing industry’s One Picture Challenge on Instagram – a call for hairdressers to share their favourite image.
The challenge was launched by Gary Hooker and Michael Young, who asked people to share one picture from their archives. They requested images that have a positive message, or that represented a high point or challenge.
Ken chose this shot, explaining: “This was the toughest shoot of my life. My mum had just passed away and I had not one ounce of creativity in me – and I had never shot with on-camera flash before. It was 2011 and shot by Andrew O’Toole, supported by Gorgeous PR and my salon team. At the end of the shoot, I was in tears as it hadn’t gone as I wanted . After a few days, Andrew said to me that people are either gonna get it or not – but luckily they did. We had more than 20 front covers across the globe, and won lots of awards too. Sometimes shit happens when you need it!”
Images are being shared on Instagram with #globalhairunite