AMERICAN DREAM AMAZING HAIR 2018/19 (Edition 8) - Catalog - Page 11
ASK THE STYLISTS
LIVING ON THE GO
AMERICAN DREAM EXTENSIONS AND WIGS TRAVEL THE GLOBE IN SESSION STYLISTS’ KIT BAGS.
THESE ARE STYLISTS AT THE CUTTING EDGE, CREATING LOOKS FOR INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK
CATWALK SHOWS. HERE THEY SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES OF LIVING ON THE GO:
NEIL MOODIE (NM) / LUKE HERSHESON (LH) / TINA OUTEN (TO) / DANIEL MARTIN (DM) / SYD HAYES (SH)
WITH SUCH A BUSY SCHEDULE, HOW DO YOU
EVERY PIECE OF WORK REQUIRES CREATIVE THINKING –
MAINTAIN A WORK-LIFE BALANCE?
IS THERE A PARTICULAR TIME OR ENVIRONMENT WHERE
NM: It’s important to find ‘me’ time. Occasionally I book
YOU FIND YOUR BEST IDEAS COME UP MOST OFTEN?
myself out for a week just to potter at home and relax.
NM: Creative ideas come at random times and there’s no
I took up tennis lessons five years ago and for that hour or
particular environment where it happens more for me. In
two each week I totally switch off – I just focus on getting
a ball over the net. I also use the headspace app for 10
minute daily meditations.
fact, if I try to think about it too hard, in one particular
place, then it doesn’t come at all! I try to always have a
notepad with me so that I can write down things as they
LH: I find it very difficult to keep a work-life balance.
pop into my head; if there isn’t a notepad, I email myself
I work out a lot - 3 or 4 times a week - and that’s
so I can note it down later.
probably the best way for me to be able to switch off and
TO: I don’t! For me it’s all about loving work as it’s all
you’re going to be doing… so I run with it.
DM: There are times when long shoot days overlap into
personal time and I just have to go with it. On the plus
LH: I actually think it’s probably when I’m removed from
work. When I’m in the process of work, I’m still touching
base with the ideas and references that are pretty close to
my mind at the time. So for the newness to come it’s when
I’m in less contact with the actual day to day and not
working, or maybe on holiday.
side, I love what I do and the job itself is very sociable...
SH: After a busy period, if I can, I’ll head to the mountains
to snowboard or on a new holiday adventure with Lashes
(my girlfriend soon to be Mrs Hayes :). Active breaks keep
me fresh faced and ready to return to what I love best
– hair! I grew up around a hair salon and today fashion
TO: I tend to absorb ideas so I’m thinking about them
subconsciously all the time, then something I see will
trigger the start of an idea becoming a concept and I’ll
go big from there – I stretch ideas to the point of
destruction – and after that I see what I have left.
WITH CONSTANT TRAVEL AND HOTEL STAYS DO YOU EVER
AFTER A LONG SHOOT OR FASHION SHOW HOW DO YOU
FIND YOURSELF MISSING YOUR OWN HOME COMFORTS?
RELAX, WIND DOWN OR DE-STRESS?
WHAT DO YOU MISS MOST?
NM: A cup of tea, or maybe a beer – I don’t drink much
NM: My bed most of all, plus PG Tips, Nakd snack bars
alcohol but for some reason I can drink a cold beer after
and my Tempur travel pillow - things I simply can’t
a long shoot!
do without so i take them everywhere with me.
TO: I’m a film addict so binge watching 2-3 movies is my
LH: English breakfasts are probably the one thing I end
up missing more than anything. Other countries tend not
DM: If I’m in London I get straight down to my Bikram
to do breakfast the way we do.
Yoga Studio to sweat it out. If I’m abroad, then it’s
TO: My boyfriend! Thank the Lord for Viber!
generally a beer – food – and sleep.
SH: A good night’s sleep – though that isn’t always
DM: I truly love to travel and see the world but there
possible. With a great support team that help me manage
is nothing better than coming home at the end of a
everything, who are really fun people too, I find we usually
shows and photoshoots are integral to my life. I wouldn’t
DM: For me it’s anytime, anywhere. Music inspires me a
have it any other way.
lot so when I’m listening to good music, ideas start to flow
busy trip – being back in my own space allows me to
have a laugh and that helps me to keep going and produce
and come together.
the best work even under unrelenting pressure.