UP DO: Emily Woodrow had the unique opportunity to work with professional models, photographers and fashion designers at a photo shoot for Ruth Magazine.
UP DO: Emily Woodrow had the unique opportunity to work with professional models, photographers and fashion designers at a photo shoot for Ruth Magazine.

Local stylist moves up in fashion

FROM UPSTYLES to cut and colours, one local hairdresser is moving up in the world after partaking in a lifetime opportunity to work with acclaimed fashion designer Debbie Schwenderling.

Emily Woodrow has been hairdressing for 10 years, but working on a professional photo shoot for Ruth Magazine was a big break in her career.

"It was so much fun... it was amazing to work with other stylists and do a fashion piece that was going to be published in a magazine,” Ms Woodrow said.

HIGHLIGHTS: The final pictures from the photo shoot turned out amazing, and Emily's skill stood out.
HIGHLIGHTS: The final pictures from the photo shoot turned out amazing, and Emily's skill stood out.

"That was the biggest impact for me - that we were going to be published and have our names in a magazine.

"The opportunity to do something in a regional area like this is amazing.”

Ms Woodrow was one of five upcoming hairdressers from around the Darling Downs who participated in the photo shoot in Toowoomba in August this year.

REGIONAL TALENT: Emily was among five lucky hairdressers (pictured here) who were given the opportunity to work with the best.
REGIONAL TALENT: Emily was among five lucky hairdressers (pictured here) who were given the opportunity to work with the best.

Working with professional models, photographers, fashion designers and stylists, Ms Woodrow said the experience was a career-changing experience.

She acknowledged Ms Schwenderling for her efforts to support hairdressers from regional areas who wanted to pursue a career in session styling.

"We were given a lot of freedom to create what we wanted and let our own style come through,” Ms Woodrow said.

Ms Woodrow said she still loves working behind the chair as a senior hairdresser at Hair Together & True Beauty in Rose City Shopping World, but she is looking to diversify her skills and branch into the fashion and photography world.

HIGHLIGHTS: The final pictures from the photo shoot turned out amazing, and Emily's skill stood out.
HIGHLIGHTS: The final pictures from the photo shoot turned out amazing, and Emily's skill stood out.

"I'm at the stage in my career where I want to move on and push myself beyond my limits and prove to myself that I can do this,” she said.

With a runway show on the cards for May 2018, Ms Woodrow is definitely on the right path, with big things to look forward to.

"It's going to be great and it's just going to open more doors.”

UP DO: Emily worked with model Bonnie McKinnon for the entire photo shoot.
UP DO: Emily worked with model Bonnie McKinnon for the entire photo shoot.


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