Our make-up artists and wardobe assistants were predominantly provided by Telford College in Edinburgh. They were a hard working bunch of wonderful young women who, we hoped, gained vital work experience working with us on The Salon Project
Above is one of our working professional interns, Holly Hodgart
Below, we’d like you to meet another intern, from Telford, Ms Lynda Agnew
What was your role for Salon Project?
What did that involve during a performance?
Removing makeup applying looks, doing hair, applying accessories for guests and staff of the project
Did you ever encounter anything [or anyone] difficult?
No… I would say I just encountered the normal range of people, everybody was up for it, some people had specific thoughts on what they wanted, but realised soon that that wasn’t the case, that we gave them the looks. I think that was hard for some, but it wasn’t fancy dress…
Have you ever done anything like Salon Project before? How does it compare to your usual working life?
Nothing like it… nothing compares it to… I guess the closest thing is backstage at a fashion show: time restraint, the amount of people, artists having to make split decisions, the pressure
Describe a Salon Project experience for an audience in 3 words?
Fun, avant-garde exciting
How do you feel it’s benefitted your career?
From a learning point of view: steep curve. Learning what was necessary in that situation, to deal with the public, performers, all in the time restraint; you just had to get on and do it. For me personally, the contacts I have made have been invaluable: I’ve done film work and working on a large scale project at Tramway since, all thanks to people I met through the project. Meeting this new group of people, seeing how capable they were was, amazing, and it opened so many doors. The Salon Project was an invaluable work experience for me, and I think all my class mates at Telford: putting you in a real working environment, nothing beats that!
If the opportunity arose, would you do Salon Project again?
Here’s Lynda in Action
Here’s a message from Lorna, our Executive Producer for all our interns