What are the most rewarding and challenging aspects of your profession? Styling hair for shoots is really about collaborating with the whole team, photographer, stylist, make-up and model, so the most rewarding feeling is when you know that everyone brought their best that day. When the vibe on set is buzzing and you know the pictures are going to be great.
Then when it finally comes out in the magazine and you see it and everything is bang on, all the elements are right, it doesn’t always happen that way, so it’s a special feeling when it does!
The constant travelling and being away from home and family are undoubtedly the most challenging aspect. It’s tough when you don’t live in one of the major fashion capitals (I’ve lived in Stockholm for 6 years now), because almost every job means getting on a plane. I spent 70 hours flying last week, and that’s before getting to each of the various jobs and meeting the expectations of the people you’re working with. Although spending a few days on the beach does help make up for it!