A candid conversation between two creatives and long-time collaborators, salon owner Jack Baxter chats to make-up artist, Sara Hill, on The Blonde Conversation podcast
The Blonde Conversation is a new podcast series in exclusive partnership with L’Oréal Professionnel Paris, Redken, Matrix and Kérastase – where you’ll hear from leading hair colourists and their blonde allies, as they chat, unpack and debate everything about blonde.
From disasters to success stories, Jack and Sara share their lengthy experiences with managing the turbulent world of blonde ambitions. Box dyes gone wrong and salon appointments gone right, Jack tells all about the previous mistakes which have shaped his approach to colouring now.
With big blonde names like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jamie Genevieve being just two of many clients both have styled, Jack and Sara discuss being proud of their work to-date. The duo also emphasise the importance of stepping out of comfort zones for the magic to happen. Hear as they delve deep into their love of their industries, and their joint admiration for the other’s craft.
Listen as Sara questions Jack about life as a colour expert, and credits him for being her blonde hair saviour. Enjoy half an hour of pure Scottish banter and beautiful blonde chat…
First and foremost a hair colourist, Jack Baxter is known for creating personalised colour for his clients. It’s this bespoke approach which has helped build his profile, and attracted some serious demand from his ever-growing clientele.
Having made the leap into session work in 2018, Jack is now expanding his craft and artistry even more, as well as enhancing his skillset and finding new ways to showcase his colour work. As well as working on set, he still runs a busy column in his salon at Baxter South. Recognised for working with high-profile clients, both in and out of the salon, Jack is incredibly supportive of his team’s endeavours, with the main aim being to build a community.
Award-winning Scottish makeup artist, Sara Hill, is a fiercely positive force in the beauty industry. Having worked as a make-up artist for over 22 years, Sara is a passionate educator, having founded The Academy of Makeup UK. She also loves helping all her clients feel their most gorgeous, whatever that means to them.
A regular backstage at Fashion Week, Sara has worked for the likes of Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. Other clients include a host of celebrities, creating looks for the red carpet, music videos and shows. Regular celebrity clients include Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Grace Jones, Melanie C; Emeli Sande, Kanye West, Becky Hill, and many more. From runways to magazine shoots, Sara remains a strong presence within the beauty scene. Her work has been published in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, British Vogue, Grazia, The Telegraph Magazine, Wonderland, Glamour and ELLE.