What does beauty mean for you?
I feed on beauty and love it from the bottom of my heart, it makes me happy and fulfilled. Beauty is desirable but sometimes the level I desire can be unreachable.
What does hair, in a fundamental sense, mean for you?
Hair has been my life and is my canvas to express myself and to be able to communicate. I love my craft and if you love something in life you automatically become loyal and truthful to every aspect of it. Hairdressing is my passion, through good and bad times and I always stick with it. Every day I look forward to my job.
Where do you think, creativity comes from? Or where do your artistic ideas come from?
Mostly my energy comes from my passion and drive, I can’t stay still. Inspiration comes from so many things, but I must say I am always inspired by the essence of nature: it embraces everything. You can draw from its beauty and wonder, be inspired and adapt it to create anything you want. Fashion stylists and photographers also inspire me because they think outside the box of hairdressing. External experts in their field also inspire me, people like Sir. David Attenborough, architects, designers and contemporary artists.
Do you have a special daily working-routine?
Today my time is primarily devoted to travelling the world to share my experience and expertise. Seminars, shows, photo-shoots, designing hair for fashion shows and exhibitions,
working for various fashion campaigns and magazines – that is my world now.
When you get a job, for example, styling’s for a photo-shoot or a catwalk presentation, can you tell us something about your working process? Is every job different or are there some standards for you?
I’ve worked for many years with many fashion houses and brands – each of them having their unique artistic expression. When I get the assignment I study the brand and then liase with them to see what is the result they want to achieve and how we can work together to have an amazing end result. I admire them all for their individual style statements, their creativity. Creative hairdressing is an art form in itself, a vital visual force to complement other arts. In addition to my salon work, my own creative productions, magazine and session work, I’m also regularly involved with fashion exhibitions in various museums, liaising closely with the curator I love to work with. They ask me to design hair for different exhibitions around the world, such as the exhibition for Chloe, Frida Kahlo and Louis Vuitton.
You can understand more about this on my website: www.angeloseminara.com