1-2-1 with Shelley Manley

Newest member of the Malcolm Murphy team and Cloud Nine educator, this week we had the pleasure of chatting with stylist Shelley Manley!

Who are you?

My name is Shelley Manley, I'm an Artistic Director at Malcolm Murphy hair in Leicester. I started hairdressing have 15 and never looked back! Then went on to become an ID Artist for Loreal professional, I am always hungry for new challenges within my career and have now joined the CloudNine education team which I am extremely excited about! 

Which hairstyle gives you the most buzz to create?

I love the 1940's iconic hairstyles from "Veronica Lakes's" forties waves, wartime time Victory Rolls to the fringe roll inspired by "Bettie Page". I think they are all classy and can be fun with a modern twist.

Do you have any memorable moments/ clients or events?

This would have to be the Loreal Professional catwalk showcases. Going through a variety of feelings as it came closer to the show time, such as nerves and excitement all fuelled by adrenalin preparing to go on stage to showcase the seasons trends.

What’s your top tip for a AW 2013 hair?

"The Faux Fringe" this can add edge, strength, fun and even sophistication to a look. I feel this will be really strong for A/W as this is a look that has no commitments!

What’s your favourite Cloud Nine tool?

The Wand. I absolutely love it, it's easy to use and can create many looks depending on which techniques you want to use.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

I take my inspiration from everything around me, this can be from my day to day guest within the salon, fashion, buildings to sounds. If you really look out to be inspired, it's all an inspiration.

What’s your best kept secret or favourite product?

I love the Cloud Nine Amplify spray! It is amazing for prepping the hair before using all three Wands and of course The O. For me it is always a must have in my kit bag!

Which celeb would you love to style and why?

Scarlet Johansson. For me she has a lot of elegance but diverse to with each look being powerful.

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