Q & A
Any unusual or bizarre nicknames your known as?
Tegan the Vegan
What is your dream job/vocation?
My current job is definitely my dream job but I’d also love to barber in London a couple of days a week in the future.
Let’s forget about the one word answer, what is your passion? Be as short or as detailed as you’d like.
My passion is allowing other people to feel great about themselves and be able to show the person they truly are. I enjoy all aspects of my work – that includes cutting, colouring and styling to create a complete look.
I also love creating avant garde looks, allowing me to get creative and let my mind loose on many weird and wonderful hair projects.
What got you interested in this particular passion?
I had a back injury while competing in trampolining (years ago) which made me have to retire from the sport. This meant I had to look at other options for my future.
I wanted to go for something creative and would allow me to be the person I wanted to be. Hairdressing came up and as soon as I started I fell in love with it.
What else gets you excited? Could be other passions, a hobby - anything you deem relevant?
Veganism and animals
Can you tell me about some brands/companies or products which you love?
In today’s world, we are constantly connected to apps, websites and so much more through social networks and smart phones. Which apps, websites etc do you use on a daily basis and why?
Instagram – It allows me to constantly see trends and new things from creators I follow. It also lets me follow hair and stylist interests and inspiring people. Finally it allows me to share my life, what I believe in and work I have done.
Facebook – Can keep in touch easily with friends from all over the world.
What is something about yourself that you hope will change?
Get more tattoos!
Where would you like to visit in the future and why?
Thailand- The culture interests me as it’s predominantely a Buddhist culture. I have always had a very spiritual surrounding growing up and still follow this today. I also want to have the honor of having a mantra pray tattooed and would only want it done by someone who could bless it after and choose what is best for me and my life.
What’s your all-time favourite place to visit?
The village I grew up in – Charing in Kent. I love visiting at night and seeing the stars so bright and always seeing at least one shooting star. It was a magical place to grow up.
What do you think about more than anything else?
Where I’ll go next and where my life will take me…
What are the top THREE qualities that draw you to someone? (doesn’t have to be sexually, more in terms of intrigue/interest etc).
Hmmm, I’d say – Their Smell – Their personality – Their Aura
What is your strongest sense?
Smell – I’m always sensitive to smells. They remind me of memories and people I have or have had as a part of my life.
What is your current occupation?
Hairdresser and Professional Barber
If you could describe your favourite passion in one word, what would it be?
Any particular ‘idols’ from your favourite passion? People that inspire you and motivate you?
Some of the people I work with and have worked with have always inspired me to push myself further creatively.
There are many people in the industry that allow you to find inspirations and ideas to help you keep up with new trends and ways to create new styles.
Guy Tang has always been someone I have looked up to with colouring -he creates looks that are out of this world.
How do you FEED YOUR PASSION? (Things you get up to which involve your passion in some way, large or small)?
From day to day work in the salon, hair shows, cat walks, fashion museums, fashion events and ofcourse – Instagram!
We’ve all got a past, full of highlights, low points and everything in between. If you had the power to go back in time and change one thing in your own past, what would it be?
Absolutely nothing! Everything that has happened in my past that I have at first wanted to change has led me to something better or been a giant learning experience.
I always try to live by the ethos ‘everything happens for a reason’.
What’s your favourite song right now?
Are you a creature of habit or an adventurous soul?
Adventurous – I always enjoy finding new places to go for walks/hiking, shopping, chilling and self reflection.
I always travelled a lot with my dad as a child and it gave me the bug from a young age to want to go out and experience the world and it’s many places.
What’s a strange occurrence/‘thing’ you’ve experienced but have never (or rarely) shared with anyone?
I don’t think there is anything. I’m a very open person and very comfortable in the person I am.
Can you give us some examples of things that have ‘amazed’ you?
The salt lakes in western Australia – incredible!
Seeing my animals grow from being bottle fed to now – all grown up!
Seeing a boat rescue on my way from France on the ferry. I couldn’t believe how the boat was still moving but the helicopter stayed in perfect line as if neither them or the boat was moving.
Some vegan activists work I have come across online.
Ever find yourself singing or doing something a little ‘odd’ or out of the blue?
All the time! Life woudn’t be fun without your weird and wonderful moments!
Which books are you currently reading or planning to read?
I am currently reading The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman.
When making an entrance to a party/gathering, do you make your presence known? Do you slip in and look for someone you know? Do you sneak in quietly and find a safe spot to roost?
I tend to slip in and look for someone I know.
Thanks for your time Tegan!