Interview With Freelance Fashion Wedding Hair Stylist Hannah Smith
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 always wanted to come to the hair salon with my Mum there was just something about hairdressers that intrigued me and how they could change someones look. The life style of a hairdresser stood out to me also.
Q: Tell a little about yourself personally and if you attended school or you are self taught hairstylist?
A: I attended an 8 month course that covered all the credits. I also was working part time in the top salon in Christchurch and went on to full time when my course finished.
Q: Do you think going to school for hairstyling is important to excel in the business later on?
A: No if you have the ambition and flare you will do well from going straight into an working environment.
Q: What is your favorite or most exciting aspect about your job?
A: Everyday is never the same I like the challenge.
Q: What surprises you most about working as a hair stylist?
A: How well I get to know my clients, how many friends I make.
Q: Describe your “Classic Approach to Beauty.” how do you define beauty?
Q: What individual products and brands you’re “addicted” to at the moment and you use on a daily basis?
A: Kevin Murphy.
Q: What are some of the most basic but effective hair care tips that you have, that are really important?
A: Treatment weekly, don’t over color.
Q: What is the biggest hair care dont’s?
A: Dont over use straighteners even better never use them.
Q: Have you had an extreme, crazy or bad experience with a hair care product? If so, what happened?
A: Shampooed a clients hair came back to the seat it was really greasy couldn’t blowave it I went back to the basin 5 times to shampoo again it didnt come right.She came back a month later her hair was still really greasy….I have no idea what happened!!
Q: What do you find to be the most common mistakes women make with hair color?
A: Go to blonde or to dark wear it to straight.
Q: What’s the worst thing a woman can do to her hair?
A: Put blonde and red streaks in.
Q: What’s the one haircare tool you simply can’t live without?
A: Paddle brush.
Q: What do you think are best/worst trends in the hair industry right now?
A: Best natural blondes and curly/wavy hair…worst is posh spice haircuts.
Q: Do average girls needs to splurge on high-priced hair care products, or are drugstore items are just as satisfactory?
A: If they color there they need professional products if they have no color natural hair they could get away with other products.
Q: Do you have any general tips/tricks for extending color between visits?
A: Go closer to your natural base shade.
Q: Can anyone go red or do you feel that color works best with certain skin tones/hair types?
A: You have to go by your coloring eg a summer winter…So if you were a winter go for a blue based red a summer can go for a warmer/orange red.
Q: Do you feel anyone can go blond or should the look be reserved for certain skin tones/hair types?
A: Most people can go blonde you just have to get that right tone e.g. ash, beige, pearl.
Q: Which hairstyles do you tend to do the most often? Which hairstyles are the most popular?
A: Long hair, layers sliced out, full fringe.
Q: What do your clients think of you? What are some individual testimonials?
A: They just love what I do.
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?
A: Get into to film and commercial work.
Q: What tips and advice do you have for aspiring hair stylists just starting out?
A: Get into a good salon… work really hard for the first couple of years to get ahead…and that’s when it gets good when you have your own clientele etc.