We catch up with Too, one of our favourite hairstylists from Servilles Newmarket.
Too can you tell our Verve readers a little about yourself?
I’m originally from Thailand. I came to Auckland with my New Zealand partner seven years ago. I had a number of different jobs before I discovered hairdressing—such as checking in passengers at the airport. I started my hairdressing course with Servilles Academy in November 2017.
You have a beautiful personality and radiate so much warmth. Have you always been like this?
I think I have! While I was quite shy when I was young, I think I have always believed that I could be successful in anything I tried, with hard work and good common sense. I love dealing with people and I hope my personal warmth radiates through to my friends, work colleagues and, of course, my clients.
You are groomed impeccably and take a pride in your appearance. Would you like to share your grooming routine with our readers?
Well, for my kind of grooming you have got to allow a lot of time! Friends complain about how long I take. I use good quality skincare and superb products recommended by Servilles Newmarket for my hair. No matter how tired I am, I always perform five steps: makeup removal; cleanser; toner; moisturise, and eye care.
We hear that you love the gym?
Yes, I am a real gym bunny, or a Les Mills junkie actually. I go about five times a week when I have time, sometimes twice a day on my day off—doing weights in the morning before brunch with friends and then a cardio class in the afternoon.
There is always such a positive vibe at Servilles Newmarket—it must make it a wonderful salon to work at?
It’s a great crew there. We really work hard to make our clients happy and also enjoy ourselves in the process. We love our clients and I think they feel the same about us.
Has hairdressing always been your passion? How did you get into it?
I have always been interested in fashion and I didn’t become keen on hairdressing until I saw modern salons during a trip to Japan. After I returned I enrolled in hairdressing at Servilles Academy. I chose Servilles because it looked the best school in Auckland. This turned out to be true. They have wonderful programmes. The Academy Salon is the best way to learn with access to real clients. I have enjoyed it so much that I wonder why didn’t I do it when I was much younger!