Siobhan Haug, co-founder of dynamic salon destination Haug London Haus reveals what’s made her the stylist and salon owner she is today…
Once I had made my decision to start a hair apprenticeship, in theory the hardest part was going to be giving up the long summer that all my school friends were about to have. But from day one I was hooked.
From getting the timing right of when a client needed to come back to see a busy stylist, to blow-drying the stunning colours that were coming from the colour specialists, even as a first year apprentice I felt like I was in part responsible for that ‘head swish’ clients do when they walk out at the door. I hadn’t missed out on something by not going to university, I had found something better, and I was part of something that made people feel great.
Over the time it took to get qualified, the group of apprentices I worked alongside were encouraging and so much fun. They taught me loads; from what particular clients liked or disliked to how to blow-dry and cover reception. But the biggest thing we had in common was a desire to learn as quickly as we could to start looking after clients of our own.
When I see apprentices today, I think nothing’s changed. They’re so hard working, so excited for their future and full of passion for looking after people. What a job!