and minimalistic - I live every day as it is"
Force: I started this year thinking
that Im going to put every bit of effort I can into this year
and see what comes out of it. If I do that I can take a really good
holiday ( On his way to Northern Italy for four weeks).
The Schwarzkopf awards
are every two years, and Id made a six-year plan. I was hoping
to get into the Queensland awards finals this year. Two years down
the track I was hoping to win the Queensland finals, and from there
go to the nationals
.. There goes the six-year plan!
I dont have too many personal philosophies I suppose
everything in my life is very simple. I like simple: my work has
a very natural simplistic feel, and its how I like to run
my business I dont like complicated things. Simplistic
and minimalistic I live every day as it is.
On completing the
Schwarzkopf "Chili Hot" tour, Todd reflects on his luck:
Ive always been a very hard worker - and when you love something,
you do work hard and things do fall into place for you.
I get a lot of inspiration from music I suppose Im
a bit selfish I pick all the music for the salon. I get inspired
in my cutting when Im listening to really good music.
I suppose a lot of
inspiration for me comes from a team of hairdressers in Melbourne
a salon called Shibui. I think a lot of credit for winning
hairdresser of the year goes to them as well.
Work: We have a great salon here,
the atmosphere is fantastic there is such a creative force
in the salon. I get inspired by the people I work w/. I think the
salon has such a beautiful energy coming from it. I have three or
four staff members in here that could easily take my place, they
are very talented and very creative!
When you are highly motivated, you get inspiration from the hair
thats in front of you, rather than seeing a picture in a magazine
and saying "thats what Im going to do". I
pick up on what is happening on the catwalks, in movies and magazines,
and look at the client and adapt it to what their hair is telling
I think w/ hairdressing
you dont just look at the hairstyle and cut the hair, you
really do have to think look at the direction the hair growths,
look at the person and look at the hair as you are actually cutting.
Hair: In the 90s the styles are beautiful, bringing
out your features modern is uncomplicated. Im really
against people having to blow-dry their hair if they can help it.
Its a habit that people have to learn to get out of. Add up
one hour every morning for the rest of your life thats
a lot of living you miss out on!
Reflecting to my clientele,
my work is very simplistic. I still get off in a big way cutting
hair and changing people. People try too hard to do their hair,
and as a hairdresser, I dont try too hard to dress the hair
I make it "wash and wear". I really look at their
body, their facial features - I want them to look good in two weeks
time. Thats what I strive for.
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