Over the course of the month, we will be spotlighting the winners of Beauty Launchpad’s 25 Under 50K for 2022.
Here, you will get to know Josh Woodman. Woodman is a session stylist and artistic director at Eden Fairfield in Fairfield Park, United Kingdom. In his Q&A, you will learn his favorite hair trends, a fun fact about him, his proudest accomplishment and more.
Beauty Launchpad (BLP): What is a fun fact about you?
Josh Woodman (JW): I will only have cheese on a pizza and nothing else.
BLP: What is your proudest accomplishment?
JW: Ooh, I would say probably styling hair for the members of Bastille for a Rolling Stone magazine cover.
BLP: What is your current favorite hairstyle trend?
JW: I’m currently loving that Pamela Anderson sexy big blowout.
BLP: What is a hair tip you have for your fellow stylists?
JW: Make sure you always have references and mood boards on hand, so you are always ready to change things up and make it exciting—whether it be on a shoot and you have time for that one extra look, or maybe it’s for a client who has had the same hair for years and wants to revamp themselves.
BLP: What inspires you?
JW: How anything is possible with hair, and how much fun you can have with that. Kim K is a perfect example of how you can always reinvent yourself.
BLP: What do you love about your work?
JW: The ability to really change the way someone feels about themselves. I still see clients, some of whom have been through chemotherapy. So, being able to give them options on how to feel their best self is the best feeling.
BLP: What motivates you about the industry you are in?
JW: How exciting it is to see new talent come through in the industry—being able to teach them to grow into the hairdresser they have always dreamed of being is such a reward!
BLP: What is a professional goal you have for yourself?
JW: I would love to head up my own show for Fashion Week! Or one day, do a Vogue cover, but that’s everyone’s dream, isn’t it?
BLP: Who is a role model you have in the industry?
JW: James Earnshaw—I love that he ticks all the boxes, from creating must-have color to heading up shows at Fashion Week! Also, Luke Pluckrose—his work is so disciplined and flawless.
BLP: What is your favorite career-/work-related memory from this year?
JW: I think this year has been incredible. I’ve been super fortunate to work alongside James [Earnshaw], and we’ve worked on some incredible shows around the world, but the one that blew my mind was doing a hair show for Wella in Athens under the Acropolis with 3000 people in attendance. It really was a pinch-me moment.
To see our full spread for this year’s 25 Under 50K recipients, you can read Beauty Launchpad's November/December 2022 digital magazine.