What country are you from and where do you live?
I live in Saint Petersburg, Russia. I was born in a small town Kaliningrad. Since I was sixteen I have been living in Saint Petersburg but I started working in Kaliningrad when I was fifteen.
Title of what you do and what company you work with?
I am the owner of Park by Osipchuk. I own two beauty studios in downtown and the School by Osipchuk. We have our own style and I am the creator of our cutting technique. I also work as a Global Londa Professional Director.
What is your signature style/artistic expression?
The main idea is a complete rejection of shear techniques and the ability to achieve any result without using shears. I can say with confidence that we are the only team in the world that has removed shearing from work.
What was your career turning point/your big break?
I have many awards including The Champion of Russia, Europe and the world, as well as The Russian Hairdresser of the Year. I can say all my success can be explained by the love of my profession, which I have had for sixteen years.
What was your scariest and proudest moment in your career?
My biggest fear is to lose my business and to be without my creation! What makes me proud is when I can make people look trendy and to hear students and clients saying thank you.
What is next for your career goals?
Next year I’m planning to open a third salon downtown. I plan to expand my school and the staff to eighty people. Also I’m thinking about international market. My plans include strengthening international relations.
What advice would you give to someone starting out in your business?
My advice to people who want to be in this business- everything takes time, one day you will get there, just never stop and look back! Invest in your education and share your knowledge!