What’s your favourite current hair trend? To be honest I find it hard to follow particular trends, just because I think trends change so fast. I’m also very aware that what I might consider forward thinking and edgy, the regular girl at home probably couldn’t care less about. My young cousins all want to look like Kylie Jenner, not Kate Moss, and obviously my way of thinking is completely the opposite. On a broader scale I just like anything that feels and looks different. I love it when risks are taken in order to stand out from the crowd.
Would you say you have a signature approach to hair? I think whatever I do I always try to make it seem effortless. I’m not ever overly technical so there’s always a homemade feeling about it. I enjoy mistakes and rough nuances.
Session work is such a collaborative process. Are there any creatives that you particularly enjoy working with? From photographers and stylists, to designers and art directors, everyone I work with has such a unique point of view that I feel they all individually push my work in different directions. Sometimes these are directions I would never have thought of and they all have a very special part to play during the collaborative process.
What has been your most unlikely source of inspiration? I think my home town. When I was growing up there I just saw it as this grim corner of the Midlands that I couldn’t wait to run away from as soon as I got the chance (which I did)! But now when I go back it’s strange, because I love it for the same reasons that I hated it for when I was growing up. The Skally kids look amazing, the goth kids are beyond, and you still have the old ladies sitting at bus stops on their way to bingo smoking cigarettes in one drag and teasing their hair the same way they have been doing it for most of their adult life. Granted it’s still grim but I love it for that.