How does it feel to be the winner of the Patrick Cameron Instagram Challenge – under 4 years in the industry?
It feels amazing. I was reluctant to enter any competitions as an apprentice but my colleagues talked me into it. I never thought I would win! It was honestly surreal.
What would you say to someone considering entering The Industry Awards for the first time?
I would say, don’t overthink it and don’t let your doubts stop you from challenging yourself. You never know what you are truly capable of until you believe in yourself and actually give it a go.
What’s your favourite thing about being a hairdresser?
I would say my favourite thing is all of our loyal clients and how much they appreciate getting pampered. It’s really rewarding making their day that little bit better. I have weekly clients come in just to get a scalp massage and blow wave. It’s their little treat to themselves that makes them feel relaxed and happy.
What was the inspiration behind your entry?
I was trying out different hairstyles on my mannequin and thought, why not add fabric and incorporate both of my hobbies/passions. I love sewing clothing so I used some of my mustard and animal print fabric to braid into the hair. Since summer/festival season was approaching, I thought it would be a fun hairstyle to use for my entry.