What country are you from and where do you live?
I am originally the UK. I have lived in California, USA for the last twenty years.
Title of what you do and what company you work with?
My current title is creative director and I work for John Paul Mitchell systems.
Education background (Hair school, art school, no school)?
Growing up in England, I took some classes at a Technical College but most of the time I was in the hair department working full time in a salon which I continued for two years.
What is your signature style/artistic expression to your work?
I would say I like people to look and feel beautiful. Understanding them and their artistic expression is key. I like the quirky and unexpected, but tailoring it to the individual.
Do you have a career turning point or big break that has helped your career?
Being hired to work at Vidal Sassoon was a game changer. It took me out of a small town into a big city where I could meet and work with people from all walks of life. Another turning point I would say was coming to America to work for the Vidal Sassoon Academy. Both have had the biggest impact on my career.
What was your scariest and proudest moment in your career?
Scariest moment, hmmmm maybe moving to Germany from England and not knowing anyone!
Proudest moments – winning a NAHA award and getting the front cover of a magazine.
What is next for your career goals?
Seeing how I can evolve myself and my art. Help others to be their best and show them as scary as it might seem, anything is possible.
What advice would you give to someone starting out in your business?
Ask questions, take chances and don’t be afraid to ask for what you want.