Chris Foster Styles the West Indies Cricket Team

Who do you call when you have a team of sporting heroes in need of a spruce? Male grooming expert Chris Foster of course! Chris, Creative Director at The Refinery in Mayfair, recently headed to the Marriott Hotel in Regents Park, London to give three of the West Indies cricket team a fresh new look.

Chris was contacted by the owners of Prestige Hair Extension Connoisseurs as their salon is based inside the hotel where the team were staying. Having seen him present at various events and knowing his skill and technique, they knew they needed a specialist like Chris to come and provide his services for the team members, as they are all very particular with their haircuts.

Chris spent the afternoon with the team, giving haircuts, beard trims, mini facials and massages to three of the players in total; Shane Dowrich, Kemar Roach and Roston Chase. The Captain Jason Holder also came along and although he didn’t get a haircut, watched Chris at work whilst quizzing him on his equipment and fading techniques. Jason was so impressed that he left with the promise that he would check out Chris’s YouTube videos for a little barbering education of his own!

Chris says, “It was a fantastic afternoon and the guys were absolutely lovely. It was really chilled, with many players popping in and sticking around to chat and hang out. It felt just like a barber shop but with 5-star service!”

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Foss Academy at the Fellowship for British Hairdressing Masterclass

The Fellowship for British Hairdressing hosted a spectacular evening of hairdressing with an amazing line up of talent. The venue? Opal Bar, Victoria Embankment, London. The Foss Academy's principal, Chris Foster, was invited to be a Fellowship Master showcasing cutting edge barbering techniques. This amazing line up included: 

Dan Spiller (Marc Antoni)
Ashleigh Hodges
Chris Foster (Foss Academy)
Errol Douglas MBE (Errol Douglas)
Jake Ungar (HOB)
Jamie Benny (Rush)
Jamie Stevens (Jamie Stevens Hair)
Johnny Shanahan (Barber Barber UK)
Junior Green
Luke Benson (D & J Ambrose)
Sam Burnett (Hare & Bone)
Oon Ng (Sassoon)

COMPERES: Karine Jackson & Mark Creed


  Creating the 'Candy Foss Hightop'

 Creating the 'Candy Foss Hightop'

Foss Academy Goes Digital

I'm so looking forward to 2017. A new year brings new beginnings! At the time of writing we have three days to the end of 2016 and I have decided to make an important decision to take the Foss Academy from physical courses to a complete online offering. My reason for this is simply to help more people achieve their goals. We will still be provided in-salon education, seminars both nationally and internationally, as well as courses with accomplished barber, Sam Wall in Newcastle.

Going digital means that we can teach more people more greats techniques at a pace that they can fit into their own busy schedule. Fundamentally, we all need growth and a great way to achieve this as a stylist is to have knowledge in the palm of your hand via your phone or on your PC. After all, we live in the information age.

We launch the digital academy with two courses: 'The Art of the Luxury Wet Shave' and 'Fundamental Barbering & Clipper Confidence'. We follow this line up with two further courses: 'Afro Barbering Techniques' and 'The Art of Hair Design'. These courses are an extension of The Mayfair Barber Series and we have nine hours of professionally shot tutorial videos to upload onto this brilliant platform. 

Now is the time to take this opportunity, click on the link and sign up for our free email course.

It's all about YOU so if there is a course you would like covered, please leave a comment below.