Updated: Mar 25, 2022
How long have you worked at Tuttii Fruittii London? I started working at Tuttii Fruittii in March 2020 How did you get into hairdressing? The story of how I became a hairdresser is quite peculiar. Everyone thought I was going to be one because my motheris a great hairdresser and I’m not just saying that because she is my mother, but because it has been her passion since she was born. On the other hand, when I was little the last thing I wanted to be was a hairdresser, probably because she opened her hairdressing salon when I was 3 years old and, as a small business woman, the sacrifice she had to make was great and I could not enjoy my childhood as I would have liked with her. So, as a teenager when I was asked what I wanted to be, I would always say, ‘the last thing I would work at would beas a hairdresser.’ When I turned 18, I didn't want to study a career, nothing appealed to me. I was lost. I started to study make-up and fashion styling but, in the meantime, I had to earn money, so my mother offered me a job washing hair at her salon. After a while I started to get interested in colour and haircutting. Without anyone teaching me I started to dye my clients, I asked my mother about colour mixtures and why. They were7 wonderful years working with her but that style of client was not for me, I needed more. So, I decided to move to Malaga to study barbering, I worked in another hairdresser there and I can only say that it was another experience. While I was working in Malaga I discovered Tuttii Fruittii's Instagram and I fell in love, I wanted to work in London andin this salon. I didn't know how long it was going to take to get here but I knew I was going to get there. It was goingto be difficult as I spoke absolutely no English and it was something that had always stopped me from moving forwardin my life… fear and the fear of English. It took me years, it wasn't easy, nothing is easy in this life but I made it, and I can say that I am really proud of where I have got to on my own. And, as you can see, after 14 years as a hairdresser it is my true passion and I think I show it day-by-day with my clients.
What has been your favourite hair creation while working at Tuttii Fruittii?
I guess I don't really have a favourite. I can say that my favourite moment is when the client believes 100% in you and lets you create wonders in their head.
A dream hairstyle you’d love to do
I would love to start creating shapes and colours on shaved hair, like making leopard prints or coloured lines.
What is your favourite thing about living and working in London?
I love living in London because it is a city where I feel free. It's hard to explain because it's also a very lonely city, but no one judges you. You are free to be who you really are and I'm absolutely in love with that.
When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
I am a very active person and to my great good fortune I have managed to form a great family of friends with whom I make a lot of plans with. I love travelling, eating out and discovering new places with different types of food. I write stories about my own experiences or things that fly through my imagination. I am very fanciful and I love to live in the clouds.
I like to cook typical Spanish stews and have long meals with my friends. Doing Pilates and going swimming in thepool are my therapy to stay sane in this world.
How would you describe your own style?
I've never had a defined style, I would say my own style depends on how I get up or in the mood I'm in.
Your favourite hair products to use?
I really like working with Kevin Murphy because it's an environmentally friendly product, the smells of the products are a mazing and I love the way they finish the hairstyles.
What style do you love on yourself the most?
I've had short hair since I was 17, but every two to three years I leave it a bit long and perm it, which I love! After a year I always got tired of it and cut it very short again. Right now, for the first time in 15 years, I've left my hair withmy wave and I'm quite happy with it.
However, I don't rule out that any morning I wake up I might need to go back to short hair because that style alwaysgives me a lot of strength and femininity. And, when I need to be reborn, I always go back to it.
For colour, I could say that I'm not a fan of fantasy colours on myself, I always go brunette with some colour system in blonde, red or reddish. These are the colours I look good with.
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