Creative stylists and pop-up experiences shortlist
From make-up artists to street food markets, we asked you to nominate the creative stylists and pop-up experiences we should all be looking out for and here's the i-on Breakthrough Awards 2017 shortlist. Remember, you've only got until Monday 10 July 2017 to vote for your favourite so do it now.
Dram and Smoke
The focus of Dram & Smoke’s pop-up restaurant business is to celebrate the natural larder that is Scotland. Their aim is to bring people together in weird and wonderful locations, from steelyards to biscuit factories, and serve up great Scottish cuisine in a modern and innovative way.
Edinburgh Food Social
This social enterprise aims to make good local food more accessible. They work with a number of schools and community groups in Edinburgh and Fife, often in areas of deprivation where children and adults are in urgent need of access to nutritious food. Here they individuals to cook with seasonal produce, most of which is grown in community gardens.
Fallon Carberry of #BLOW
Fallon launched hair salon #BLOW in Finnieston three years ago and launched a second salon and training academy in Shawlands in 2016. Her innovative hair styling is the talk of the town as are BLOW’s unique range of services from the BLOW, BANG and BRAID bars, to the custom Balayage and glitter root cover ups. Hair for the 21st century.
Glasgow Vintage and Flea Market
The Glasgow Vintage and Flea Market is the perfect hunting ground for lovers of antiques, vintage and collectables. The monthly event provides a platform for established and emerging businesses to sell their creative goods and has played a positive part in the regeneration of this historic area of Glasgow.
Ian Tod of Ian Tod Styling
Fashion stylist Ian Tod has worked with a wide range of commercial clients and publications, adding his own unique flair to each shoot. From high street fashion shows to high-end editorials, Ian’s work is always bold and engaging.
Lauren Gollan of Lauren Gollan Academy of Makeup Artistry
Lauren Gollan established the first make-up academy and studio in Scotland and provides employment opportunities and industry-recognised professional qualifications for students and artists across the country. She has a celebrity clientele and has worked on a variety of high profile events including London Fashion Week, Paris Couture and the MTV Music Awards.
Murray McRae of Stag Barber Co.
In the three years since Stag Barber Co. opened its doors, owner Murray has built a strong, thriving brand and has become an integral part of his local community. As well as providing an award-winning traditional barber experience service, Murray devotes his time to charitable acts such as his Undie Sunday event, highlighting Testicular Cancer Awareness.
Sarah Newton of Lash Art by Sarah
As founder and owner of Lash Art by Sarah, Sarah immerses herself in the world of eyelash extensions, specialising in Russian Volume techniques and individual styling. Her service is as personal as eyelash extensions can get with an emphasis on artistry and customisation using a variety of curls, lengths and thicknesses.
Stuart Truesdale and Kirsty Halliday of I’ll Be Your Mirror
Since 2015, Stuart and Kirsty of I’ll Be Your Mirror have combined their expertise gained in luxury fashion retail with their unique aesthetic to produce luxurious content for magazines, designers, retailers and musicians. The duo is making Scotland look good and champion Scottish designers in their editorial work. They also regularly mentor students on how to build a successful business in the fashion industry.
Tammy Koslowski of NAF! Nails
It all started as a nail art blog for Tammy. She set up stall at vintage fairs then progressed into selling hand-painted false nails and then decided to create and produce her own products; NAF! DIY Nails and NAF! Nailcals. The NAF! nail salon in Glasgow looks after a team of 10 people and a client base of over 4,500 nail fans at NAF! Salon.
Located in the heart of Leith, this industrial yard is transformed into a street food and drinks market every Saturday where locals can gather and sample some of the freshest produce from over 40 vendors. Live music adds to the relaxed atmosphere.