SLOAN! 8th Edition

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Over the past two and a half years, I’ve been working

J and developing my own men’s hair care range,

specifically designed for men with thinning hair issues. The range is out now and is called MR. Jamie Stevens and is available at all large Boots stores and through my website www.mrjamiestevens.com. I could talk for hours about the range but my best advice is to go on the website and read about how the products work, and there’s a great video where I show you how to make the most of your haircut when you’ve got thinning or receding hair. My best advice with your cut is to keep the back and sides of your hair much shorter than the top. What are your top three styling secrets for women in

S their late 30s and early 40s?

This is a difficult question as everyone is different

J and without seeing each client personally it can be

hard to put a plan together but my top three tips would be: 1. Invest in quality hair products and electricals. 2. Have regular trims to keep hair in the best condition. 3. Don’t be frightened to experiment with your style, cut and colour. You are famous for making women look 10 years

S younger by transforming their hairstyle. I can

personally say I have had lots of compliments since you changed my look. What considerations or factors are involved? The way that myself and the team conduct all of our

J consultations, especially when making someone

look 10 years younger, is all about focusing on a consultation on what we call ‘the hair you should have’. This approach is focused on what the hairdresser thinks the client should have, rather than the other way round. This is based on appearance, face shape, hair style, eye and skin colour, lifestyle and current cut and colour to help them achieve the best look possible that can be easily maintained. Too many hairdressers across the country start a consultation with ‘so what are we doing for you today’ – that’s something we never do in salon. How do you balance professional creativity with

S respecting a client’s personal taste?

It’s essential to get the perfect balance between your

J creative ideas and their personal taste by executing the

perfect consultation to result in the perfect outcome. You get an instant vibe off somebody as soon as they sit in your chair; you can feel whether that person is nervous, outgoing, conservative etc, so you know how far you can push somebody with your ideas. I discuss with each client things such as what their favourite haircut has been, have they ever had a bad haircut, if I had a magic wand, what would their ideal style and colour be and so on. From the answers that I’m given I can explain what I feel the perfect cut and colour would be to make them look their best as a starting point. Opening your salon in Kensington and launching S your own range of men’s haircare products must have been special moments for you. What have been your proudest moments so far on a professional and personal level?

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There are so many to choose from! Opening

J my own salon in London, having 70 industry

award nominations and winning 35 awards, becoming a global ambassador for a global hair company are just a few! The ones that stand out for me are: 1. Being the joint youngest person to ever been nominated for British Hairdresser of the year 2. Being placed into the Hall Of Fame in 2014 for winning Men’s Hairdresser of the year for the third time 3. Launching my own product range last year, which went straight into 360 Boots stores nationwide. 4. Building a team around me that share the passion, talent and ethos, meaning that whoever comes into the Jamie Stevens Salon gets the Jamie Stevens’ service – even if it isn’t me. You’re only as good as your team and I have got the best team around! What has been your biggest hair transformation and

S what did you do?

There are so many but the best one I did was a

J makeover feature for three women in the Daily Mail

– we had such a big reaction from it. We knocked around 20 years from each of the models and they all cried with joy! We even had letters from their husbands telling us how much they loved the new looks. would you say are the ideal character traits, S What behaviours and habits if someone who wants to make it in your profession?


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