Two hairdressers from the Haringtons Hairdressing Group have been chosen to style the contestants’ hair for the live shows on ITV’s X Factor.
Senior Style Director Luke Ormsby (left), 28, and George Katsaros, 27, from Haringtons in Northwood were approached by the X Factor resident hair stylist Jamie Stevens to join his six-strong team.
Luke, who lives in Harrow, said: “We are working long days at the weekend styling hair for the contestants, the dancers and the band members. It’s hard work but it’s so exciting to be part of the X Factor team.”
With a quick turnaround between sets, several stylists work on each contestant. One of the most challenging styles to create in week one were the singing sisters Blonde Electra whose hair had to be sectioned, plaited, wrapped into a bun and coloured with hair chalk!
Luke said: “They are great girls. Very open to change and new styles. ”
With Blonde Electra voted out in the first vote, Luke and George are relishing the challenge of creating styles in line with chosen themes such as the 1980s or Hallowe’en.
When they are not at the X Factor studios in Wembley, the two stylists are back at Haringtons in Green Lane, Northwood, styling their clients’ hair.
Salon Director Danny Coles said: “Luke and George are both great stylists who have a real flair for creating amazing hairstyles. The team at Haringtons are very proud of them and we’re delighted they have been given this opportunity. X Factor’s resident stylist needed people he can trust and he knows they will do an excellent job.”