British Hairdresser of the Year Nominee: Angelo Seminara

Continuing on with my British Hairdresser of the Year theme, my next interview is with the fabulous Angelo Seminara. The Italian has mountains of passion, enthusiasm and creativity, so it's no wonder he's traveled the world to work at fashion weeks, on fashion shoots and working with renowned photographers. Here's what he had to say ahead of the winner's announcement...

Tell me a little about yourself...
I began my career over 25 years ago as a salon trainee in my native hometown in Italy. As I flourished from a novice to a young talent, I ventured to Rome to work within Toni & Guy for an ambitious 5 years. Thereafter, I journeyed to London, England where I evolved into the honorable role as International Creative Director for Trevor Sorbie. Leaving my fingerprints on the cover and within the pages of the world’s most acknowledged magazines, I've partnered with various designers and models to illustrate the very stories that dictate what is considered to be beauty all over the world.

How many times have you been nominated for British Hairdresser of the Year?
I have been nominated seven times, however I always wait with trepidation hoping that I have been nominated again. I would be honoured to win the award; it would be amazing! It would bring new opportunities for me personally, my business and my team to grow further.

Why do you think awards like this are so important for the industry?
It makes you showcase your work, your professionalism and strive to become better in what you do.  It will push you to improve the standard of your own work by competing with the very best of our industry.

What do you love most about hairdressing?
I love people and I love socialising with them.  Also I love metamorphosis and making people look and feel good.  When you have someone walking into your salon that is not happy and you can turn that around, I just love it. I would like to do it over and over again.

What are your aspirations for the next 5-10 years?
I would love to help the hairdressing industry by creating more eco sustainable products and tools. I would also love to build a unique team who is capable of doing anything.

What are your favourite products to use and why?
Davines Salt Spray – it makes fine hair thicker, much easier to handle and mould, as well as being great for stopping hair slipping.  Davines Oil Non-oil – I love this product as it creates wonderful texture, grip and hold. Visually it creates a beautiful finish to the hair that doesn’t weigh it down or make it ‘wet’. It doesn’t change the shape of the hair, but gives fantastic hold. Velcro rollers because they stick to the hair and are very easy to use.  Mason Pearson brushes – the king of brushes, easy to handle, they glide through the hair and don’t pull or damage.

Why are you different from other hairdressers?
I love hairdressing and if you love something in life you automatically become loyal and truthful to that thing.  Hairdressing is my passion through good and bad times but I always stick with it.  Every day I look forward to my job – hair is my passion.  For me it is important to be original and to have lots of ideas to choose from.  It is always important to address it to the right purpose and to be constantly researching for new ideas.  I am self inspired, but femininity is the key to my work.  I also take inspiration from nature.

Stay tuned for more nominees in the coming days, but find out more about Angelo and his work from his portfolio here.

1 comment

  1. Anonymous24.11.12

    Love the hairstyles he has done



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