Any preconceptions you might have about the fluffiness or vacuity of people working in the fashion arena would be quickly dispelled after spending any time with Nicky Clarke. I spent a delightful hour or so with Nicky and his partner Kelly shooting his hands and chatting about the world of photography, and of course hair. He has styled the hair of more A list people than you care to count, and worked with some of the world’s greatest photographers. You don’t get an OBE for asking people where they’re going on holiday. I’m very grateful to him for his time, and being so enormously helpful with the Show of Hands project – he’s put me in touch with some fabulous people.