Q - How long have you been hairdressing?
A - " I have been hairdressing now for 28 years! I started when I was young and I knew that this was what I wanted to do as a career. It's changed so much from when I started and the amount of dedication and business sense it takes to become a well rounded hairdresser is something I think a lot of people would find surprising. You have to work with numbers, you need to know about chemicals and the reactions they have with different types of colour and products as well as being aware of body language and empathy! It's not the 'drop-out' subject that so many people believe it is nowadays."
Q - What do you love to do as a Hairdresser?
A- " I love all aspects of hairdressing, but I think my favourite is colouring...no wait...Hair Up Styling...Or maybe Barbering? It's so hard to choose! I love everything about it!"
Q - How did you first learn about Tommy's?
A - " A friend noticed that you were expanding and suggested that I give it a go! I think it's important to have progress in your head at all times, not only in your Career but also your skillset. I knew that Tommy's was very forward thinking as a Company so it piqued my interest to see what the opportunities could be here.
Q - What drew you to Tommy's?
A - " The biggest thing that drew me to apply was the evident Teamwork that goes through all the work and messages that I seen on Social Media. I love the idea of being a part of a group of people who evidently love what they do, and it looks like they're a good bunch! The second was the Countryside! How amazing is the Salon location? To be able to look at majestic mountains and rolling countryside whilst still only being half an hour away from a City is just incredible! I'm looking forward to some long walks!"
Q - What is your favourite part of Hairdressing?
A - " Like I mentioned before it's hard to choose just one! But I do like colouring. The evolution of colour recently has been epic! Balayage is my favourite technique at the moment. The different degrees of it are so brilliant! Whether it's a soft sun-kissed look or brighter funkier techniques it is a technique that is so diverse and flexible to magnify the style on any Cut or look.
Q - Who is your favourite Hairdresser
A - "This is a difficult one as I think there are some great industry icons out there! I would probably say for Colour, it has to be Guy Tang. The things he produces are just jaw dropping! The great thing is that you don't have to copy his work (Mermaid Hair may not go down brilliantly at the office and takes a long time to achieve!) But you can use the looks as inspiration for more wearable and every-day hair. The other is Paul Stafford. His looks and Style is very edgy and I do like the fact that you could get away with the majority of his style in real life. I like to be creative whilst keeping a style manageable.
Q - What are your hopes for our Industry?
A - " Hairdressing has come on light years since I began 28 years ago and I really hope the momentum stays. Take Barbering for example, it's completely changed from little backstreet shops that were seen as nothing special, into this massive lifestyle choice for men! From sitting on hard fold up chairs waiting your turn to boutique and tailor made Barbershops that cater for a mans every pampering need! I think it's incredible! I also hope that the evolution of colour continues, not just in a fashion related manner but also scientifically. With the creation of products like SmartBond to help keep the condition of hair whilst it's being coloured, and INOA with it's Oil Delivery System I think it's great that whilst Fashion for colour is demanding more and more brighter and bold colours the condition and health of the Guests hair is also front and centre! "
Q - Time to get a bit off topic....Given the chance, who would you like to be for one day?
A " Haha! This is going to sound weird but I'd love to be Prince Harry! He seems like he has a great balance of fun and responsibility! He does so much for charity also which I think is incredible! Getting to see the world, meeting so many inspirational people, living in BUCKINGHAM PALACE! Imagine! I'd love to see what goes on behind the scenes with the Royal Family and how it all runs!
Q - What's the one thing you can't live without?
|Suzanne with her Family|
A - " Apart from my family, as they obviously mean the world to me! I would have to say my phone...That makes me sound like teenager doesn't it? Haha, but it connects me to the world and I'm always searching through YouTube for new Styling techniques or following the inspirational Hairdressers on Facebook or Twitter. In this day and age we are so connected and information is so readily available it's so easy to keep learning, and I think as a Hairdresser you should never ever stop learning!
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