What inspires you?
There are many things that I get inspired by. Most of all by nature, but also just walking along the street. Quite often I find inspiration when I see my kids playing – like when Tiger-Lily makes shapes with clay or mixes different colors when she draws. I also get inspired by local trends when I’m travelling. I’m always aware of what’s happening around me and I make it my own and use it for inspiration.
How do the Authentic Beauty Concept “free from…” formulas affect hair feel?
When using the products, you notice that there is a new hair performance. The styling products leave the natural hair movement, so you can really play with the hair and achieve an effortless look. Because there are no silicones, there is no slippery feel to the hair, so it feels really authentic. It all contributes to what I would call modern hair performance.
How did you get to where you are professionally today?
I don’t really know. I just always loved hair. When I was four years old, I already wanted to be a hairdresser. Doing hair never feels like work, so I am lucky. I always made an effort to travel and educate myself. Eugene Souleiman, one of my mentors, trained me to develop an eye for fashion and integrate that into hairdressing. No matter how old you are, you still need to be open to learning. If you do that, you will always grow as a person. I think that’s another reason why I am where I am – because I’m always willing to learn.
When was the last time you crafted something with your own hands?
What was just last week. We had a shoot for Vogue and it was all about keeping the model's character and telling a story through her look. Anytime I work, I craft something with my own two hands.