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best hair in film: Pretty Woman. I like that she wore wigs.
best gig: I did hair for three seasons of a TV show in Montreal and Toronto where I got to meet a lot of actors and musicians.
inspirations: My colleagues. The stylists around me are constantly inspiring me.
favourite Songza playlist to do hair too: Just Skin
guilty pleasures: Poutine! I love a good Poutine. I would eat poutine every day if I could. Or those cheesy songs you can belt out to, like Céline Dion or something.
favourite KM & EVO products: For Kevin Murphy I love Body Builder, Young Again, and Session Spray. Those are the three you should always have. I cant live without them. And for Evo, Water Killer and Haze.
favourite thing to do with hair: I like styling, like session styling for photo shoots.
best tip for doing hair: The bigger the hair the tinier the waist, baby!
best hair in film: Sleeping with the Enemy
best gig: Opening up my own salon!
inspirations: I'm inspired by perfume factories, street wear boutiques and kitschy restaurants with original style, the Caribbean, and Tyra.
favourite Songza playlist to do hair too: In the Euro Hotel Lounge and Cabana House
guilty pleasures: Risotto, Jamie Oliver, lash extensions, fake nails & spray tans
celebrities whose hair you’d like to do: Johnny Depp, James Franco & Leo DiCaprio, only cause they’re hot. Ugh and Julia Roberts, duh!
favourite KM & EVO products: For Kevin Murphy I love Hair Resort Spray and Full Again and for Evo, Mr. Fantastic, Water Killer and Salty Dog!
favourite thing to do with hair: Chopping a bunch of hair off and cutting a blunt bob; long or short, just no layers!
best tip for doing hair: To always have at least 20 styling clips on hand to set a blowout while styling. If you want a blowout to last a few days, round brush each section with the blow dryer and let it set for 10-15 minutes with the clips, spray it and brush it out.
what do you like to do in your spare time: what's that?
it's this time where you do fun things that make you happy: I don't have time for fun. I'm a full time university student pursuing a BioPsych degree so I can go to Med School. My "free time" is spent studying, styling hair, sleeping and crying.
inspirations: Honestly, what inspires me is seeing things done poorly and knowing I can do them better. I guess that makes me a terrible a person but, oh well..
favourite Songza playlist to do hair to: Downtown Romantic
guilty pleasures: Anything with cheese on it, complaining, and cuss words. Diagnosing myself with medical conditions I learn about in school. But actually this, http://instagram.com/failed_tattoo
Celebrities whose hair you would like to do: Hands down, Mariah Carey; childhood icon and best hair in the 90s.
favourite KM & EVO products: For Kevin Murphy, Gritty Business and for Evo, the Therapist Shampoo and Conditioner, Love Touch, and Easy Tiger.
favourite thing to do with hair: I love doing colour. Especially blondes.
best tip for doing hair: Don’t fight what nature gave you. You can spend all morning fighting your cowlick only to have it come back an hour later or you could embrace it and get on with your day.
best hair in film: Brigitte Bardot bangs, France in the 60s, Chicago, and period hair
best gig: Doing hair for the promotional material for the RWB. I did all the head shots and it was styled by Club Monaco so it was just a beautiful shoot.
inspirations: Margaret Atwood novels and really descriptive narrative in books.
favourite Songza playlist to do hair too: 60s French pop
guilty pleasures: Those giant microwave burritos from 7-11
celebrities whose hair you would like to do: Nicole Kidman, John Travolta, Cher, Winona Ryder, Julia Roberts
favourite Kevin Murphy & EVO products: Easy Tiger, End Doctor, and Liquid Rollers from Evo. And from KM, Undressed, Session Spray and Body Builder.
favourite thing to do with hair: Blondes, working with texture and vintage styles.
best tip for doing hair: Turn down your flat iron! It honestly makes a huge difference.
best hair in film: Belle in Beauty in the Beast. I always wanted her hair growing up.
best gig: I think the highlight of my career was a Vidal Sassoon cutting class I took in Toronto. It helped me perfect my cutting technique.
inspirations: Making people feel like a million bucks after they leave my chair. That’s really motivating. And keeping on top of following trends.
favourite Songza playlist to do hair too: Blue Hotel & Frat Rap House Party
guilty pleasures: A bag of Ms. Vickies salt and vinegar chips; the crunch is just unbelievable.
celebrities whose hair you would like to do: Ugh I have too many. I think about this all the time… Khloe Kardashian, Ciara - she’s always so cutting edge,
favourite KM & EVO products: Oh that’s an easy one. I love Hair Resort Spray and I love Body Builder for Kevin Murphy. And Gangsta Grip form Evo.
favourite thing to do with hair: Highlights, men’s fades, the white girl’s afro – curly, crazy, massive.
best tip for doing hair: Dirty hair holds style better than clean hair. If it’s oily, spray some dry shampoo in there for texture.
best hair in film: Kate Blanchet in Elizabeth
best gig: I really loved working with Lennard Taylor. Not just doing hair with him but going that extra mile and making head pieces, being part of the presentation. I did some stuff for Bravo too and Bollywood but I’ve also loved all of the freelancing stuff I’ve done.
inspirations: I really admire people from the Schwarzkopf Institute. The directors of the academy here have taught me a lot since I came back and buckled down. When I actually quit Big Sexy, I had to solely rely on my clients coming back every 4-6 weeks. I think their educators are top notch. It’s a very well-run company.
style icons: Isabella Blow, she was the first person to ever buy out an Alexander McQueen collection. She’s not naturally beautiful but she makes such an entrance when she walks into a room. Also, the designing girls of Rodarte are amazing. There are lots of people who dress well, but face it, people dress them,
favourite Songza playlist to do hair too: The World of the Black Keys & Lush Electronic Yoga
guilty pleasures: Zara, salt and vinegar chips and taxidermy
celebrities whose hair you’d like to do: Christopher Walken. His hair is so weird all the time. And Viggo; my dream man. And Noomi Rapace and Tilda Swinton.
favourite KM & EVO products: For Evo, Water Killer for sure. And Damage Manager for Kevin Murphy.
favourite thing to do with hair: Total makeover.
best hair in film: Marie Antoinette
best gig: I flew to LA to cut and blow dry the singer of the Nasty Soul’s hair.
inspirations: Street style, heavy metal, weirdness.
favourite Songza playlist to do hair too: I never pick them because nobody likes my music. But I like Leather & Hairspray on 8tracks
guilty pleasures: Leather and hairspray HAH, and online shopping, and disco.
celebrities whose hair you would like to do: Juliette Lewis
favourite KM & EVO products: End Doctor (Evo) & Body Builder (KM)
favourite thing to do with hair: Styling, retro and vintage looks.
best tip for doing hair: For a good blow out use Body Builder from root to end, blow dry with round brush, and End doctor to finish throughout the whole mid to end section, comb through with fingers.
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best makeup in a film: Any period film, especially those set in the 1920's. I not only love the makeup in them but the hairstyles and costumes as well.
best gig: Being able to put editorial photo shoots together with my peers & friends when any one of us wants a creative pick-me-up. We try and do them as often as possible.
inspirations: I'm a sucker for fashion magazines. My two favourites right now are Hunger and Bon. I also love vintage Harper's Bazaar and Vogue magazine covers.
favourite Songza playlist to work to: It depends on my mood and the time of day :) The Perfect Drive, '70s Pool Party, 90210 Slumber Party, and Girls: Marnie are a few of my favourites.
guilty pleasures: Chocolate, nail polish and Downton Abbey
celebrities whose makeup you’d like to do: Cate Blanchett and Kate Moss
favourite KM & EVO products: Hydrate Me Wash and Rinse (KM) & Fabuloso (Evo). High quality shampoos and conditioners are underrated.
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best gig: Working with Coco for Coco Boudoir photo shoots.
inspirations: Celebrity hair stylists like Andy Lecompte.
favourite Songza playlist to do hair too: xo, Beyonce
guilty pleasures: Food for sure, all food.
favourite KM & EVO products: Body Builder or Gritty Business (KM) & Mane Prescription (Evo)
favourite thing to do with hair: Huge blowouts because I like getting to the finished product.
best tip for doing hair: Be dirty. Stop washing your hair so much.