Electric Hair’s Mark Woolley turns artist in aid of children’s charity
Multi-award winning hair stylist, Mark Woolley, recently turned his artistry in a new direction by creating a limited edition artwork and raising over £6,000 in aid of children’s charity, Rocking Horse.
Woolley, who is owner and creative director of the Electric hair salon chain, created an artwork inspired by his travels, comprising 587 photographs and entitled 587 Shops. Created over two years, the piece included iconic storefronts including those of the House of Givenchy, Tom Ford and the Apple store, amongst others.
The artwork was the star piece at a live auction held for over 100 guests at the Brighton Electric salon and studio, going for a grand total of £1,000. Other prizes included Christopher Raeburn womenswear, a Jeremy Hoye necklace and a luxury spa experience.
Woolley commented of the project: “I had never done anything like this before and found myself getting totally absorbed in the project. When you are used to only have a window of a few hours at most to create a hairstyle, it’s a real luxury to have two years to work on something. I’m so pleased the hard work and time I’ve put into it has been appreciated and reflected in the sum raised for Rocking Horse”.
The live auction and raffle raised in excess of £6,000 for the Rocking Horse children’s charity.