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As his name suggests, stylist to the stars Desmond Murray brought a world of experience to Lockstock Hairdressing on a special textured hair cutting workshop.
“I approach each head of hair - particularly textured hair - as a designer would approach a piece of fabric,” explained the 40-year-old multi-award-winning hairdresser and photographer.
“Each one is unique and I treat it individually and on its merit; that was my central message to the fabulous cutting crew at Lockstock Hairdressing.” Proprietor and Executive Stylist Lynda Kyle is positioning her Carlisle Riverside salon as the automatic choice for customers with textured hair living and working in the region.
“All the local models we brought in admitted that they normally visit Newcastle, Glasgow or Manchester to get their hair cut and styled, as Carlisle lacks specialised salons for people with this type of hair,” she said. Lockstock Hairdressing wants to stop the ‘hair above the brain drain’ by providing a first-class hairdressing service to the region’s increasingly cosmopolitan and multi-cultured customers. During the workshop Desmond demonstrated a chemical straighten and cut, created individual styles for a man and woman and hosted a special class about weaving in hair extensions.
“He was utterly inspirational,” said Lynda, “and brought bags of energy, fun and inspiration to the cutting floor. “He encouraged us to try different cutting methods - such as using free clippers which we nicknamed the ‘Blue Technique’ on the day. “Passionate about everything he does, Desmond’s attention to detail is second-to-none yet he is also calm and very relaxed.” Desmond’s chic London salon attracts celebrities Davina McCall, Will Young, Denise Van Outen, Beverley Knight and Elle MacPherson yet he confirmed every single one of them would feel at home at Lockstock Hairdressing.
“The salon is professional, trendy and actually quite posh with a great ambience,” he enthused. “I’d love to come back if Lynda and her team will have me.” Desmond left a huge mark and Styling Manager Sophie is now interested in attending one of his photo-shoots, whilst his experience of working in New York has fuelled Stylist Emma’s stateside ambitions. “I’m sure we’ll get him back again very soon because on the day we just didn’t want to let him go,” said Lynda.
Find out more about Desmond by visiting his official website.

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