Ah, yes, thanks @freedomseedbank! I'm wondering about harvesting the seeds from the ones you mentioned @RodSazio @organiclea … would that be possible? — Simon McAndrew, Hairstylist (@SimonMcHairdrew) July 3, 2020
1 Introduction 2 Comparison with a traditional salon. 3 What I’ll do 4 What I’ll ask of you 5 Conclusion 1 Introduction If I was my client, I’d like to know what I’m doing in response to the pandemic. According to Working safely during COVID-19 in other people’s homes, because I am a sole trader […]
The first thing I want you to know is that (although I can’t be certain – as there are no antibody tests at present) I’m sure I’ve had COVID-19 between February and March 2020. I’m behaving as if I had it and I’m aware it’s possible to get it again, so when I start cutting […]
My approach to hairdressing is grounded in making as little negative, and as much positive impact on the environment as possible. I exclusively use manual tools i.e. scissors, manual clippers, combs, clips, water spray. I don’t use a hairdryer, nor electrical clippers, tongs and so on. I treat hair exclusively with locally sourced pure plant […]
Vidal Sassoon Diploma 1999 – Davis Mews, London. John Frieda Apprenticeship 1998 – Aldford Street, London. Toni & Guy National Vocational Qualifications L1 & 2 1997 – High Street, Guildford.
I began my career at 16 in 1997 training with Toni & Guy, John Frieda, and Vidal Sassoon. Highlights early in my career included teaching in Aichi Beauty College in Nagoya, Japan. More recently I worked backstage during Milan Fashion Week. Since 2007, I’ve been visiting clients in and around central London as seen in […]
What do calls for rapid and deep change mean to you? To me they sound ominous. But are they? A couple of things happened recently which meant I needed to do something that – were I to tell you – would sound very unpleasant. However actually doing those things was beyond pleasant; they were rewarding, […]
Since coming across the idea of Ikigai, and for a while before that, I’ve been meaning to write about my environmental values as a hairdresser. Often, when I talk to people about the environmental impact of hair, they say: “Oh yeah it’s everything and everywhere isn’t it.” (It being the wanton destruction of the planet.) […]