What inspired you to come up with your end look? Did you have a clear idea in the beginning or did it take a bit of time to develop the idea?
I actually got inspiration from a Concept Magazine that Deb had handed out to us as a class. I had a feeling there was going to be some hair ups in there that I was going to love.
I always knew I wanted to do a classy look for this competition, as in my previous competition I did a classy look too and that became first place. I wasn’t sure at first how I wanted it to look but I knew I wanted it simple but also to be a bit of a statement. As people say sometimes ‘less is more’ and I think for me that’s how my hair ups work best.
What was the most enjoyable part of the project?
My favourite bit to do would honestly probably be either making the statement of the pin curls or either finishing up with adding that little bit more tidiness with all the flyaway hairs, as in putting them into place, this is simply because I have finished my hair up and the relief that it has turned out the way I had hoped it would.
The most fiddly bit of course was making sure pin curls were the right size and even, this being as well as making sure this complemented the rest of the hair.
What was the most nerve-wracking part?
When practicing you learn along the way so you have to improvise with what works best, the only thing I could really think that went wrong during the process of creating this hair style was most likely the bun, just simply because you have to take into consideration how long or coarse and so on the hair is. So really just trying to balance out how big the bun would be and also placing the excess hair length into the bun without making it look messy.
The challenges I overcame would definitely be the bun and making sure that was perfect before I thought of doing the pin curls.
Overall, what inspires you to get creative?
The overall inspiration I get to be creative for me, would be the excitement and the overwhelming feeling once winning competitions or being in the finals, but even if not it is still lots of fun to do so and just to see your own talent.
Over lockdown I am always watching videos on inspiration on what to do next and I cannot wait to get back to college to try them all out. But my creativity over lockdown has been just as fun, but it is just a bit more practical in the salon.
The challenges lockdown has brought me is the fact that I’m in my bedroom with limited tools, of course in the salon I have lots of equipment and tools and so on and the most important is clients, I haven’t been able to practice on real hair (other than my own) so this can be a bit of a pain but you have to be positive so I try use my limited tools and make them work, and they do but being in a salon would be much better.
What has been your favourite part of your course?
I have enjoyed every day for the past three years I have been going to college, so it is quite hard to pick a favourite part. I would say competing in competitions because that really shows off my talent and it’s lots of fun.
What are your career goals? Has getting through to the final changed these?
My career goal is to of course be the best hairdresser I can be, I would love to be working in a salon or even teach students in a college or have an apprentice, as I have been taught the student way I understand how a students minds work and think I could be really beneficial to the students. Another idea of my career goal is to have my own clients, which then would result in having my own business which could definitely happen if I work my hardest.
And finally, any words of advice to people thinking about doing hairdressing at KC?
The advice for people thinking about doing hairdressing at KC is that to be the best hairdresser you have to want to be, you need to be ready to learn each lesson as you learn something new everyday. You will learn so much through the teachers and also by the end of the course have your own way of doing things.