18/12/2018

Q&A: Men's Stylist Anisha

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When and where did you first realise you wanted to be a barber/men’s hairdresser? "I’d always had a fascination with hair from a young age ever since I had to correct all the dodgy haircut my mum would give my brother trying to cut his hair herself and failing badly."

Who is your ultimate hair icon? "Julius Ceasar. He is modern, stylish and to me he stands out and his work reflects his own style."

If you could be featured in a magazine which one would it be and why?  "Dazed / I.D because they are different and quirky."

What has the greatest influence over your cuts? "The clients. I try and make their cuts suit them and magnify a part of their personality or sometimes just make them look a bit cooler."

Tell us about the best gig you've ever been to? "Lauryn Hill at the O2. Amazing artist and fearlessly creative. She captured the audience and conducted the band / singers on the spot effortlessly."

If you could invite 5 people to a dinner party dead or alive who would it be and why? "MJ, James Brown, Tina Turner, Frida Kahlo, Jaden Smith."

What's the best thing about being a barber/men's hairdresser? "Its never dull and you see the clients more often so you can build more rapport." 

Tell us about your personal style... "I like my style to be androgynous, 80’s, 90’s, high contrast, minimalistic and free flowing.  It might change from time to time to be more 80’s or high contrast but my hair will always be short!"

If you could cut any celebrities hair, who would it be and why? "Jaden Smith because he seems cool, easy going and up for anything!"

Which one garment from your wardrobe could you not do without?  "My snapback from Chicago." 

What's your favourite film of all time? "Leon (if I had to name one but there is loads more)"

Describe your ultimate day off... "Going to a different country for a day and soaking in the architecture, food art and culture, Trying new things then jumping back on a late flight home."