orking as a hair stylist
for 25 years and 18 years doing session work, Eugene's
career hasn't had it's perfect start. His career
started when he flunked out of art school. He
couldn't make a choice for a career, so he decided to go
to a careers office and fill out a
“The lady told me I would make a
great hairdresser. At the time I was quite shocked
because I had never set foot in a hairdressing salon.
I decided to study hairdressing at college for 2 years.
I was the only boy surrounded by 122 girls and I loved
it,” he says.
“Then I passed my exams and went
for an apprenticeship at Trevor Sorbie, which was a big
salon.” His career took off when he met some
friends who gave him the chance to work with an
editorial magazine called the Face. Eugene says
that he never looked back since. Being in the
industry for numerous years you define who you are and
know what you want and who you want to work for you.
“Enthusiasm, and a sense of humor and a very strong work
ethic, I like people to work hard and want to be
proficient technically.” There is one thing that
no one knows about Eugene, he does session work, and he
collaborates with 2 British artists called the Chapman
point I am designing the hair of mannequins for them.
I like my work to be diverse and creative (there's
nothing I would not try to create with hair, for me
there are no boundaries).”
He views hair as a fabric that can be manipulated to
create many textures.
Keeping your hair looking divine and healthy,
Eugene tells me how.
“Always use a top of the
line hair shampoo and conditioner, and give your hair a
treatment once a month. (Prevention is better than
cure in terms of condition).” The hair trends for
Autumn/Winter 2010? He replies,
“hair up with
multiple textures and also a new softer disheveled braid
is making a large comeback.”
Eugene would like to
be known for
“pushing the boundaries of hair.”
become a success you have to, he says, "love women, a
lot of hard work, enthusiasm and an inquiring mind.”