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FELIX FISCHER

HAIR STYLIST

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES

 

 

  

 

Felix is one of the most well-established hair stylist in the industry.  This global traveler has worked with some of the most influential individuals in the industry. Designers; Prada, Armani, Vivienne Westwood, and Jean Paul Gaultier.  His editorial work has included; Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Elle, Vanity Fair, L 'Uomo Vogue, and Vogue.


Exclusively Fashion Magazine: Can you tell me how your career started as a Hair Stylist?

Felix Fischer: I was a classical ballet dance who always loved hair.  I knew that if I were not to be a dance I was to be a great hair stylist.  I had to stop dancing due to an injury, and then turned onto my second love.

EFM: When did you realized that you wanted to work in the fashion industry?

FF: I've always liked fashion and how creative designers can be, how clothes can accentuate a body's figure, the feel of certain fabrics, and how glamorous it all can be.  As many people, I like pretty things, and if I could get my hands into helping create beauty, helping clothes achieve that level in which an outfit almost becomes a fantasy.  Make-up and hair are so important in the fashion industry; they are the "icing on the cake."  Beautiful hair is beautiful hair with or without clothes.

EFM: Have you always wanted to become a hair stylist?

FF: It was always in the back of my mind as I danced classical ballet.  Then life with all its turns just put this career on my path.  Therefore, I would even venture to say that "it was meant to be."

EFM: You have worked with some influential individuals in the industry.  What keeps you grounded?

FF: It is true that the fashion industry can lift your feet from the ground, but the higher you go, the harder and painful the fall is.  We are all the same, I have been lucky to have met many people that are at the top of the top, but I have also learned from many of them that it is not always about fashion and who made the clothes you are wearing.  It is about friendships and not being pretentious or thinking you own the world, learning to listen to your heart and know that it is true we are creating beauty and fantasy, but can't live inside that world 24/7.  We need a break from time to time, go for a walk, a dinner with friends who have absolutely nothing to do with what I am doing for work, just to see/feel how the rest of the world lives their lives.  That keeps me grounded, the contrast between worlds, knowing that the most important thing is what's inside of each of us.

EFM: During your down time, what is your favorite thing to do?

FF: I like to spend time with my friends, have dinner at a nice restaurant or at home.  Get together and just catch up, since there are many times I am traveling, or they are traveling, therefore any opportunity I get to spend with my friends I will take.  I also like to look for inspiration.  Well, inspiration is everywhere; I go to the opera, to art exhibits, museums.  And then of course, I like to spend time with my dog, Norma.

EFM: What is your favorite hair product to use an why?

FF: I like Davines hair products, they are wonderful.  They are gentle and yet strong.  They get the work done, and smell divine.  House of European Hair is a wonderful place to find great hair extensions and wigs.  They have a great selection of virgin European hair.






 EFM: What has been so far, the highlight of your career?

FF: I believe meeting Bette Midler, doing her hair and hanging out with her at her apartment.  Having a  simply wonderful time in her company, and of course receiving compliments from her on my work I did with her hair.

EFM: What gives you inspiration?

FF: My surroundings, there is inspiration everywhere.  Opera takes me to another world, it calms me down as well as triggers my creative mood.  Seeing work from years past and how creative designers have been on the runway, and how beautiful those shows were.

EFM: How important do you think it is for a hair stylist to have an agent?  Do you think having an agent helps a hair stylists career?

FF: I would have to say that it is great having an agent, especially if you manage to develop a relationship that is more than just work, but becomes a friendship, with that business drive added, sort of a "perfect blend."  Agents get the work done!

EFM: What advice can you give to aspiring hair stylists?

FF: Do what you are told not to do.  Don't let others turn down your inspiration and creativity.  Remain truthful to yourself, money for sure is a great incentive to do many jobs, but it is not always what is going to make you happy.  Do hair that comes from your heart, it is your craft, you are doing it because you want to leave a footprint in this world, do it because you love doing so.



Interview by Rochell “E” James


   
 
 

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