SO, CRAIG, WHY DOES HAIR MATTER?
Well, it’s not going to bring peace to the Middle East, but on the other hand it is very important to people. When a client comes to see me, my aim is for them to leave the salon feeling confident. Do I take myself seriously? No. But I do take my work very seriously. After all, your hair is always with you and ultimately it can, and should, make you feel good about yourself.
WHAT SPARKED YOUR INTEREST IN HAIRDRESSING?
I have lots of memories of watching my mother doing her own hair. It was the Seventies and all very glamorous. She used heated rollers every day – it was a ritual. I think I’ve always been fascinated by glamour and sophistication. My mother was a different person when she took the rollers out and put her make-up on. No-one saw her without make-up – apart from me. From the age of three, I told my grandmother: ‘I’m going to be a hairdresser!’.