“I think the answer is to establish myself within important brands in the fashion world and see what the future brings!”

Edoardo Colasanti

What country you are from and where do you reside? 

I am from Italy.  I reside in London.

Title of what you do and/or company: 

Stylist at Trevor Sorbie.

Education background (school, salons, self-taught): 

I grew up in my Mum’s salon which sparked my interest in hairdressing. I joined a small private hairdressing school for one year, where I gained the qualifications to work in Jean Louis David’s hair salon for four years, before fulfilling my dream of moving to London.

What is your signature style/artistic expression to your work?

I naturally gravitate towards the avant-garde side of hair styling, paired with my love for editorials and theatrical shoots. My finished looks are always consistently clean and polished.

What is the first creative project that you remember? 

When I first approached the world of photoshoots, it wasn’t an area I knew much about or had vast experience in. When I was assisting my salon team shooting for the British Hairdressing Awards, I suddenly realized how cool it was and how it came to me so naturally, which was such a great feeling.

What is the most fulfilling job you’ve worked on or a person you have worked with?

Back in 2019, I had the chance to perform live on stage at Salon International. I had always wanted to be there and it was actually happening! Although my English at the time was quite poor, the adrenaline rush hit me and I made it happen professionally. I am very proud of that moment.

Do you have a career turning point, big break or person that has helped your career? 

Please see the answer below.

What was your scariest and proudest moment in your career? 

The scariest moment of my career was when I lost my previous job in the middle of the pandemic. At that point salons weren’t hiring, so I found myself in the position of making a big decision to either leave London and start again in Italy, or to stay and believe I could make it. 

My proudest moment was deciding not to give up and to stay in London. Whilst looking for a new job I built up my own creative team with a very low budget, and I shot my hair collection “Darkness”. That collection was nominated for “Newcomer of the Year” at The British Hairdressing Awards and “The up & coming one” for The Tribute Magazine. After a few weeks I was then hired by the company I always wanted to work with – Trevor Sorbie. My life and career changed in a second.

What is next for your career goals? 

Having an inquisitive mind leads me to always think “what is next…?”. I think the answer is to establish myself within important brands in the Fashion world and see what the future brings!

What advice would you give to someone starting out in your business? 

To be very passionate in what you do and simply love it, as it will be with you for the majority of your life. If you learn to think of hairdressing as your hobby, then you will never be working a single day in your life!!

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