We are shocked and sad to learn the death of hairdresser and colourist Chris Williams this week. He was an important figure in the industry, working to inspire many through his role as International Colour Director at Rush Hair. With his infectious good humour and presence, Chris rightly won accolades for his skill, and we revered him for his ability to share freely his enthusiasm, skill and passion. To know Chris was responsible for the colour on a photographic collection, or part of the team for a stage show, meant knowing the quality of what you were to witness would be exceptional.
At Rush, Chris was part of a family. Andy Phouli and Stell Andrew, joint CEO Rush Hair share this message:
“Chris was a larger-than-life character and was known and loved by our Rush family and the industry, not only in the UK but throughout the hairdressing world. In his role as International Colour Director, he changed the way we looked at colour, he inspired and motivated so many people both at Rush and those who attended his training courses and seminars. As an educator he was selfless, sharing his skills and passion for the industry with so many.
“Our thoughts go to Chris’ family, his wife Sophie, daughter Lily and Julieanne, Laura and the team at Chichester along with our Rush Family who all looked to Chris for his wise words, guidance and of course for his inspiration. The contribution he made to Rush was incredible – the awards and accolades received were richly deserved and received by Chris in a humble yet appreciative way – as Andy Heasman who travelled the world with Chris said, “ he has the heart of a Viking and the soul of an angel.
“A shining star has left us. Chris will be missed by us all, he will always be our ‘Colour Man’, we will love you forever and will never forget you. Your legacy lives on through your work.”
From Tribu-te, we send our love and condolences to the family at home, at Rush, and throughout UK hairdressing.
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