Vegas s-trip for salon boss

Spalding-based hair stylist Pep Pasqualino demonstrates the skills he will be showing at The Gathering 2013 in Las Vegas this week.
Spalding-based hair stylist Pep Pasqualino demonstrates the skills he will be showing at The Gathering 2013 in Las Vegas this week.
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Spalding hair stylist Pep Pasqualino is following in the footsteps of Sir Tom Jones, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra by hosting a show in Las Vegas.

Pep, owner of Image International hair salon in Red Lion Street, flew out to Sin City yesterday to take centre stage in front of about 3,500 of the world’s top hairdressers for The Gathering 2013.

The glittering two-day show at the world-famous Caesar’s Palace Hotel will see Pep and two other UK hair salon owners present a special hair collection called London’s Calling.

It will feature hair cutting, colours, styling and fashion inspired by the capital, iconic British symbols such a red telephone boxes and music legends such as The Beatles, Oasis and The Who.

Pep said: “This is the biggest thing to have happened in my career to date and it’s a huge honour to be invited to present our own collection on behalf of Paul Mitchell who is hosting the event.

“I’m one of just six hairdressers from outside America who have been invited, for the first time in the event’s history, to host our own classes and present our own collection, rather than one provided by Paul.

“It’s huge honour and I’m really looking forward to presenting the finished article.”

Hairdressers from Australia, Europe and South America are expected to attend the sell-out event which starts on Sunday and where Pep will show off his collection four times.

He said: “It’s been lovely to hear that our class has been so well-received.”