Alison Smith, Senior Designer

Alison Smith, Senior Designer

How long have you been in hairdressing?
I’ve been in hairdressing 30 years.

Why did you choose to be a hairdresser?
It combines being creative with the fashion industry.

What do you like most about being a hairdresser?
The day is never the same – I enjoy meeting people and getting to know them.

What do you specialise in, i.e., colour, hair-up?
I enjoy cut & finish, colouring, perms and hair up.

What do you like about working for Zappas?
We have a really good team at Zappas and the salon is great to work in.

What/who motivates you?
My clients motivate me and the accountant!

What/who influences you?
Magazines like Grazia give me a good insight, plus my 21 year old daughter – letting me know what’s hot & what’s not!

What courses and qualifications in hairdressing have you achieved?
I did a 3 year apprenticeship in West London. A city & guilds level 3 Award at Reading College. Clipper, colour and cutting awards with Taps Training Courses. I attend annual cutting and technical courses at Tigi with Zappas and receive the appropriate education certificates.