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Grantham church hosts award-winning hair stylist’s demonstration

Fr Stuart Cradduck with hair stylist Chris Foster.
Fr Stuart Cradduck with hair stylist Chris Foster.

Male grooming expert and multi-award winner Chris Foster gave a demonstration for students and others in St Wulfram’s Church.

Mr Foster even tried his handiwork on rector of St Wulfram’s Father Stuart Cradduck as he gave demonstrations on models and they then walked the catwalk.

Hair stylist Chris Foster gives a demonstration at St Wulfram's Church in Grantham.
Hair stylist Chris Foster gives a demonstration at St Wulfram's Church in Grantham.

Hazel Gunby, curriculum manager at Grantham College, which arranged the event, said barbering was fashionable at the moment and was something the college wanted to deliver on top of basic hairdressing skills. Students from hair and beauty, performing arts, art and design and media all went along to the event, which they were also filming.

Hazel said: “Chris thought the venue was wonderful. It worked really, really well. Everybody enjoyed it.

“It was not just about the basic skills of barbering. It was also about the fashionable side of styling and cutting.”

Mr Foster is a creative director of The Refinery in Mayfair and also principal of The Foss Academy, which gives grooming education to ambitious stylists. He is also currently style director for the British Barbers Association.

His numerous awards include Most Wanted Men’s Grooming Specialist 2016.

Fr Stuart said: “It was a great event, I’ve never been on a catwalk before. I found it really difficult to master the moves, which are more simple than doing the normal movements I have to do for a service!

“They didn’t cut much off, thankfully, but I had more product put on my hair than I have ever had!

“It was great fun and I hope the college will come back, both with this department and the Arts, as we are building up quite a relationship, which I hope is mutually beneficial.”


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