Phil Hunt, women’s hairdressing student at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College, continues to compete as the last man standing in the latest BBC Two television series of ‘Hair’ in his endeavor to be named Britain’s best amateur hair stylist.
Hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan, the competition is beginning to heat up and Episode 5 of Hair, to be broadcast next Monday 27 July 2015, will see Phil enter the halfway point, as he and five female amateur stylists, continue to battle back in the salon with the freestyle theme of ‘fantasy’.
Phil Hunt says, “It’s really weird being the only guy left in the series competing, and if anything, it definitely makes me try harder to stay focused when surrounded by so many very talented women.”
In the fifth episode the series judges Alain Pichon and Denise McAdam, will be expecting the very best creations from all six contestants and 33-year-old Phil will be presenting his own take on Miss Havisham from Great Expectations.
Phil Hunt says, “Even though competing in Hair pushes me to discover and experiment with new creative possibilities, I still never know if the ideas I come up with are perhaps a little too eccentric or off the wall.”
As with previous episodes the three stylists who fail to wow the judges on Monday’s episode will find themselves in the Eliminator, and will be asked to style a 1980's classic, spiral curl. With up to 50 individual sections of hair to curl in just 60 minutes,
Phil is due to return to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College in September. His tutor, Pam Neale says, “I first met Phil at our college salon prior to his enrolment and could immediately tell that he would be an asset to the College. He has a fearless approach to life and is totally committed to his studies. It is always encouraging to see a mature student not only take the bold step to retrain, but also to do so well in their new chosen area – we’re all supporting Phil well as he continues to progress through the series.”
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Notes to Editors
BBC Media Pack:
The next episode of ‘Hair’ will be broadcast on BBC 2, 27 July at 10pm with six hopefuls trying their best to impress the show’s judges: royal hairdresser Denise McAdam, and stylist to the stars, Alain Pichon.
• BBC Two, 8 x 30min episodes stripped across four weeks
• Made by BBC Documentaries
• Commissioning Editor: Elliot Reed
• Executive Producer: Aysha Rafaele
• Series Editor: Ceri Jones