Gareth Williams on getting ahead with Headmasters

Gareth Williams Headmasters
Last week, we sat down for a quick chat with Gareth Williams, Artistic Ambassador at Headmasters, to find out what makes him tick…

What do you love about your job?
The variation of my day to day working life – knowing I can be creating beautiful hair in the heart of London, or educating across the world.

Why Headmasters?
I wanted to work for a big salon group because of the opportunities it gives and I preferred the imagery Headmasters produced. I was struck by the Manhattan Blow-Dry image, it embodied beautiful hair.

Where will you be in five years?
I want to be loving what I do as much as I am now. I work hard and I believe I’ll be doing high profile clients in an environment that I love.

What’s an average day for you?
There isn’t one! A week will usually include foreign travel, educating amazing hairdressers, working on new courses and creating new looks with the Art Team at shows, shoots or at our academy.

Who inspires you in hairdressing?
Oliver Blackaby at Headmasters. He is so organised, well prepared and informed, plus he works so hard and never looks tired! Zoe Irwin for her passion for hair and ability to tell a story. I’d love to be in her brain just to know her thought processes. And finally Tim Hartley for his ability to work a crowd, make them laugh and not take himself too seriously.

Who do you love to follow on Twitter (other than Creative HEAD, of course)?
Vogue, Adam Reed, Look Magazine and obviously Headmasters UK!

What’s the most memorable event you have been to with Headmasters?
The Creative HEAD Most Wanted awards. Seeing all my hair idols in one room was crazy!

What’s been your most memorable show?
Irwin and Jordan – it was the first show I did at London Fashion Week with Headmasters. It was set in a gorgeous old building, but the electricity kept going out as there were so many hairdryers on the go. The buzz was incredible. I never imagined my job would become so amazing.

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