THRILLED: Paul Swan of Crave Hair and Beauty, who has been selected to work at Fashion Week in Melbourne.
THRILLED: Paul Swan of Crave Hair and Beauty, who has been selected to work at Fashion Week in Melbourne.

Crave?s coiffeur to embrace new style

By SALLY GORDON

YAMBA'S scissor slick, vanguard of street-style hairdos Paul Swan, of Crave hair salon, has promised to bring back a few catwalk tips fresh from Melbourne's Fashion Festival.

The 35-year-old hair stylist, who runs a Yamba Street hair and beauty salon with wife Collette, jets off to Australia's winter city on March 8 for two days, to cut it with the top hands of the nation's fashion industry.

Under the creative direction of Gary Chard, this year's autumn-winter L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival is billed to be the most flamboyant, with designer wear and hair on show at various venues around the CBD.

Paul is one of 20 hair stylists to be picked from a national pool of entrants.

After working backstage at Fashion Week in 1999 and styling for David Jones, Melbourne, Paul is no newcomer to the hairdressing high life. Even so, he believes next month's gig is no blow over.

"It's full on. You've got 50 or 60 models, usually about 54 girls and about four guys, you're under the pump," he said.

On his return to Yamba, Paul is hoping to translate some of the catwalk trends into his everyday work.

"I want to be involved in events like this so I can come back and be creatively topped up," he said.



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