Fashion Week is the destination where the worlds trendsetters go to spot the next seasons hottest looks in style and beauty.

Join UNITE International Creative Director, Gary Baker for a one-of-a-kind, two-day bootcamp focusing on the latest trends in runway styling, creative techniques and tips & tricks that prepare stylists for the beautifully chaotic backstage environment and runway hair.

All attendees who complete the course will have the opportunity to join the UNITE team for Fashion Week in New York, London, Paris, and Milan (wherever your budget will take you!)

Gary Baker says “To work backstage at Fashion Week is a dream for many hairdressers but it’s become increasingly hard to access on a normal basis. My idea was to create a ‘Bootcamp’ to provide the experience of what it’s really like to work backstage. It’s a very unique course. For anyone doing this class, you are guaranteed a place on the Unite Fashion Week backstage team, all levels of experience are welcome.”


The inaugural UNITE Runway Ready UK was held at the beginning of January 2022, with hairdressers travelling across the breadth of the country to attend the course at our Studio.

“If you’re looking to see what working backstage at Fashion Week is all about, then Runway Ready is a must. Gary and the team will give you an in-depth and fun experience that will teach you much more than you would expect.”

Allan McKenchnie – Rutherfords Hair, Oban

“The course was simply amazing. I couldn’t have asked for more from Gary, Narad and the Laceys team. I have learned so much and feel a lot more confident in areas I never thought I’d ever have even learned about. I would recommend this course to anybody and will most definitely be sending my girls on it in the future. It was an amazing experience with amazing people and I couldn’t have asked for more.”

El Turner - Copper Hair Design, Norfolk.

“Thank you so much for the last two days! Was amazing, I am so glad I did the course, it was the best one I’ve ever been on!”

Chloe Cruse – Studio One, Gravesend.

“I had the most amazing two days. Loved how Gary and Narad used real scenarios and put me at ease from the beginning by saying everyone has strengths and weaknesses and whether we had 2 days experience or 20 years, we were here to learn. It helped me absorb everything and I didn’t feel judged. I feel honoured to have been a part of Runway Ready – I’ve always wanted to do Fashion Week but never knew how to access it, I’m super grateful for the opportunity!”

Amy Leahy – Ciente, Berkhamsted.

Following the huge success of our first UK Runway Ready, we’re delighted to present another opportunity to join us with Gary in 2022. The next Runway Ready course will take place on August 1st & 2nd at Laceys Studio, Reading and August 7th & 8th at Melissa Timperley, 67 Tib Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1LS.– get in quick!

To secure your place at Runway Ready Intro click here



Our first team of Runway Ready graduates left wanting more, UNITE and Lacey’s have delivered. The Advanced Runway Ready course will be held at our Studio on Thursday 4 th and Friday 5 th of August. The follow up Advanced Class aims specifically at refining the techniques used in the boot camp, learning more advanced backstage styling and how to contribute working within the team. To participate in Runway Ready Advanced, you must have completed the first Runway Ready course (either January or August) as it builds on what you’ve already learnt.

To secure your place at Runway Ready Advanced click here