Do you have a favourite ever hair job that you’ve done? My Beauty Papers Metamorphosis shoot series was one of my favourites. Show wise, my early Vetements shows and now Balenciaga and Martine Rose shows: the process of preparation for these shows gives me space and time to delve into the recesses of my creative mind.
Favourite hair era? This is hard, but I guess the ones that have influenced my career the most are 1970s and 1980s.
In your opinion, what hairstyle or trend is underrated / deserves more love? The Perm: I’m working to re-launch it in an ironic way, but like the mullet, I’m hoping it will become a trend again.
Do you have any facts about yourself or your job that would surprise people? I love football and gardening. I worked as a make-up artist at quite a high level for a few years.
We’re kind of at a strange time, post-Covid, with rising living costs, climate change, the recession and the increasing proximity of war. How do you think these things could affect the way people consume beauty and fashion? I suppose as always there will be a reaction to these world events, maybe things will become more stripped back, a lot more real and hopefully people will realise what is really important in life. I personally find it hard to make sense of beauty and fashion in comparison to these things. I have a bit of a cut-off and to be really honest I don’t care enough about fashion or beauty in this context. I just hope brands and key figures in the industry don’t forget about what’s happening and use their power, privilege and wealth to do good things to help and create awareness.
Through it all, what invigorates you? Professionally, having freedom within my job to create new shapes/styles and push boundaries with things that haven’t been seen before. Personally, spending time with my family and friends, being by the sea and spending time in my garden. I love music too, so having time to immerse myself in that.