City lights are calling Joel
JOEL Forman's name in the hairdressing industry continues to grow after a successful stint at Sydney Fashion Week and Hair Expo.
The Gympie coiffeur who works out of his parents Mary St salon, Innovations Hair and Beauty, is now on the Australian Creative team for GHD.
The upmarket styling company that specialises in styling irons and products took Joel to Sydney in April for Fashion Week and Hair Expo.
While there, he worked on six shows for top Australian designers.
Despite the sometimes 4am starts, Joel says he loves the session styling and plans to move to Sydney at the end of the year.
He said one of his favourite shows was working for designer Romance Was Born.
"It was one of the craziest shows," Joel said.
"The show was sponsored by comic book company Marvel and they wanted all the girls to look like superheroes.
"We put 35 red wigs on the girls it was great."
At Hair Expo, he worked with GHD on the opening hair show and now teaches other hairdressers all about styling and their products.
In another coup, Joel had also just been signed to work with international designer Chanel when the company holds a fashion show for David Jones in Brisbane.
He said he had been happy to stay in Gympie but now the city lights were calling.
"I have been with dad for eight years now, it's time to move on to bigger and better things," Joel said.
He said finishing his apprenticeship with his father, Allan, had been great for his career.
"It has been such a good grounding," Joel said.
"He pushed me to do all the Fashion Week stuff and he knows a lot of people in the industry. It was good to start my career with him."