Interview with Bliss Industries
Company Name: Bliss Industries
Company Address: 45 Bundall Road Gold Coast
Phone Number 0410139107
1) Can you tell us a little bit about you as a hairdresser and a bit about your business background/history?
I started hairdressing after completing year 12, working the long hours or doing the menial tasks were all part of achieving my goal, which was to be the owner of a business that provided excellence in all areas. I’m now the owner of MISS BLISS hair boutique in the Gold Coast and a co-owner of BLISS INDUSTRIES. I am not your typical hairdresser that goes to the salon everyday, some days it’s off to different locations for photo shoots or music videos, then the next can be sharing in the excitement of a bride on her big day, every day is a different day! Its true what they say “If you love what you do you don’t work a day, in your life”
2) How did you get started in the hairdressing industry?
Acquiring an apprenticeship at one of the leading salons in Canberra was the beginning of my solid work ethic, the owner was extremely talented and professional, expecting the same from his staff, the salon was very popular catering to a variety of clientele, therefore, a day did not go by without learning new skills or trends. Entering competitions was a requirement and as a result my creative side was unleashed.
3) When did you first realize you wanted to become a hair stylist and where did you start?
Hairdressing found me; it was one of those “meant to be” things in life and as soon as I started my training I new destiny had got it right!
4) Who is your average customer, and what services do you usually provide?
Ladies from Surfers Paradise request mostly blonde colours, GHD curls and Hair extensions.
5) What is the most challenging and rewarding aspects of working as a hairdresser?
Working extremely long hours and ensuring my client’s needs are fulfilled, but by achieving this, my client, most importantly leaves feeling exquisite,” that’s my reward”
6) In your opinion what makes a good hairdresser?
Besides listening and delivering what the client desires, you are a friend, a confident, maybe a shoulder to cry on, or share in their joys and laughter. It’s not thinking you know everything as learning is a daily occurrence in this industry.
7) What do you think about the hairdressing industry in Australia? How do you see the future of the industry?
We are not represented well, as far as working conditions and wages are concerned, we need to encourage new apprentices by addressing these issues. We are however getting more creative with our styles and setting our own trends.
8.) All hairdressers have their own favourites, what is your own particular favourite hairstyle of all time?
The 50’s I love the femininity.
9) Can you tell us about the products you use and why?
I prefer TIGI, it is a reliable brand and easy to use! The range is extensive from styling to hair care, and the smell is delicious!
10) What tips can you give to up and coming hairstylists?
Love your job, listen and learn from everyone, yet still retain your individuality.
11) Can you describe a day in your life as a busy hairdresser?
My days are always different but for example:
5.30am off to the gym
7.00am beaky, shower and so on
8am 1st client Blow wave
8.30am 2nd client another blow wave
9.am 3rd client full head extensions
11am 4th client ½ head foils and cut blow wave
1.30pm lunch “maybe”
2.30pm photo shoot
8pm home dinner
9.30pm emails, face book etc
10.30pm good night
12) Now time to tell us what makes you a top hairdresser (time for self promotion!)
Placing my clients first, by taking the time to listen and delivering their expectations whether in the salon or on location.
I’m am a perfectionist, a passionate learner and definitely not shy of hard work.
Keeping up to date with new trends and giving 110% at all times is my motto.