Why did you want to become a hairstylist?
Becoming a hairstylist is actually something I fell into! From a young age, I have always been fascinated by photography and looking through fashion magazines. I love how certain images can evoke a feeling in you so I wanted to be a part of creating such images.
When I was 15 years old, I wanted to enrol at a make-up college, but I was too young for the course so they recommended that I did a year of hairdressing instead. In that year I fell in love with the hair industry and decided to pursue a career in hairdressing. After living and working in London for four years, I returned to Amsterdam and began working with and learning from Hester in her beautiful salon.
What do you love most about your job?
What I love most about my job is the connection you make with your clients. I love giving advice and making people feel good – and nothing is more rewarding to me than seeing my clients walk out of the salon with a smile on their face.
Another reason I love hairdressing is the opportunity to travel with your work; you can practice it everywhere! I have recently been to Cape Town to assist on some photoshoots and it was an amazing experience!
What is the best advice you can give to people treating their hair at home?
As many of us have a lot of spare time on our hands at the moment, I would definitely recommend treating your hair to a mask or hair treatment. My favourite is Authentic Beauty Concept’s Replenish mask as it is super nourishing and helps to repair split ends.
What I would definitely not recommend, however, is trying to colour or cut your own hair at home – there’s just too much that could go wrong! Hopefully it won’t be too long until hairdressers can re-open again, so just try and wait it out.
My authentic belief is…
I believe that we can learn a lot from the situation that we’re in at the moment, especially with regards to treating each other and the world with more respect.
We can’t go on the way we have been living the past few years; we must recycle, buy more locally and live more sustainably. Support local businesses and buy things from your local shops rather than ordering things from the other side of the world. Also, try to take the train for your next trip away, if possible, instead of flying.
Favorite ABC products : Dry shampoo and primer