Jaja Radzwan Runway Wedding Make-up Artist Hairstylist Interview
Jaja almost became a drummer (funny story) but many women are surely glad she is a great hairstylist currently working in Paris, France!
Q: Tell a little about yourself personally and if you attended school or you are self taught hairstylist?
A: I’m a hairstylist. Went to hairstyling college right after high school. With 3 years experience. Mostly working for photoshoots.
Q: Do you think going to school for hairstyling is important to excel in the business later on?
A: Yes. People always think they know hair very well, but they don’t. You have to know EVERYTHING, IN AND OUT about the hair.
Q: Did you always long to be an artist, or did you stumble upon your talent by chance? Who or what inspired you to become a hair stylist?
A: I was supposed to be a drummer, but my mom threw away my scholarship approval letter, so I stumble upon a brochure of a hair school.. and I thought, I’m gonna piss her even more by doing this. And I ended up loving hair! My previous lecturer/boss inspired me to go further in hair.
Q: What is your favorite or most exciting aspect about your job?
Q: What surprises you most about working as a hair stylist?
A: People’s personality, and their point of view of themselves.
Q: Describe your “Classic Approach to Beauty.” how do you define beauty?
A: Beauty is built it, it’s only waiting for the beholder to polish it up a little.
Q: What individual products and brands you’re “addicted” to at the moment and you use on a daily basis?
A: Redken Colour shampoo and conditioner.
Q: What are some of the most basic but effective hair care tips that you have, that are really important?
A: The water shouldn’t be too hot, use proper shampoo/conditioner according to what your hair need. Too much of products/highlights/streaks is too much for a normal human to take. Go easy.
Q: What is the biggest hair care dont’s?
A: Tugging, pulling, daily heating (ironing, curling, etc…) and mostly rubbing the hair together with a towel.
Q: Have you had an extreme, crazy or bad experience with a hair care product? If so, what happened?
Q: What do you find to be the most common mistakes women make with hair color?
A: Coloring with what they “think” is nice, but not.
Q: What’s the worst thing a woman can do to her hair?
A: Over bleaching, and after, using too much heat for styling and not removing products before going to sleep.
Q: What’s the one haircare tool you simply can’t live without?
Q: What do you think are best/worst trends in the hair industry right now?
A: Worst: pin drop straight hair.
Q: Do average girls needs to splurge on high-priced hair care products, or are drugstore items are just as satisfactory?
A: Each hair has its own attitude, and reaction towards products.. I’d say, buy what’s best for your hair. You should know better.
Q: Do you have any general tips/tricks for extending color between visits?
A: Zig zag partings.
Q: Can anyone go red or do you feel that color works best with certain skin tones/hair types?
A: Everybody has a red specially made for them. You just have to find the right one.
Q: Do you feel anyone can go blond or should the look be reserved for certain skin tones/hair types?
A: Blond is dangerous and it’s a lot of work. Certain people need more than hair care to compliment the new hair color, they need to make up.
Q: Which hairstyles do you tend to do the most often? Which hairstyles are the most popular?
A: Personally, I do very short/cropped, mid lengths, layered, and retro hair. Popular ones right now will be crazy bob. Different types of technique make s a different bob altogether.
Q: What do your clients think of you? What are some individual testimonials?
A: I’m careful, I need to know more about their routines and their commitment to their hair, and I produce hairstyles according to their discipline. Not fashion solely.
Q: Would you share some of your future goals, your life motto, any words of wisdom that get you by in life and professional career?
Q: What tips and advice do you have for aspiring hair stylists just starting out?
A: Every client is an opportunity. Try everything, then you can judge something. Don;t always listen to what others tell you. Experience it on your own, then you decide.