Exclusively Fashion Magazine:
Can you tell me how your career started as a hair stylist?
My career started in my hometown Northampton. I left school
and didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do; I worked in
a bank for a month or so and hated it. I was definantly a
creative, but needed to earn money at the same time, so
I decided to go work at the salon where my mum and nana
went to have their hair done. It all started from there.
I knew this was for me and I was good at it. I worked my
way through salons to be Art Director. I just decided to
see how far I could go with it and here I am still
working at it, but now more in the Session world.
How long have you been a hair stylist?
I started at 16 and I’m now 29, so 13 years.
Tell me something that you love about your job?
I love that my job is so full of verity. One day I’m
working in the salon, the next shooting with Carl
Lagerfeld or shooting on a beach. I’m the Maldives or
backstage at a show,
Do you think that it can be difficult to be a successful
hairstylist (working at fashion shows, editorials, etc?)
I think when you decide to work more in the fashion
industry you have to assist the best to learn your
craft. Session styling is very different than working in a
salon. I still assist as much as I can. Just work hard
Before launching out
on your own, who did you assist?
I still do assist Sam McKnight a lot. You get to work with
the best of the best all the time.
What tips can you give
to keep hair healthy and shinny?
Use good quality products and don’t over style your hair
with heat; get a great cut then you won’t need to heat
style too much easy sexy soft hair….
Tell me something that
no one knows about you?
I can never say NO to anything….
What advice can you
give to the aspiring hair stylists?
Keep going don’t give up, it’s tough but so worth it when
you can start to earn money from your work.
Approach all the agency’s so they know that you want to
assist and work hard, be yourself.