Josh Rees Hole found his talent for hairdressing at the age of 18, 5 years later he is still an important industry figure. With a number of accolades under his hairdressing belt, Josh has gone on to win a number of awards including, Young Welsh Apprentice of the Year in 2009 and is famed for his appearance on E4‚Äôs Great British Hairdresser, where he finished 3rd. No stranger to the glamorous side of life, Josh has worked in some incredible locations throughout his career including the set of Made in Chelsea. Naturally we wanted to hear more about Josh‚Äôs journey through his career and we‚Äôre sure you will find his as interesting as we do!
1. You went from studying Public Services to hairdressing, what sparked the change?
To be honest I wasn’t happy where I was heading and fancied a change, I have always said if you don’t like something CHANGE IT , and I did.
2. What has been the highlight of your career to date?
Highlight has to be all the traveling from a shoot in the Nevada dessert to being flown to Mexico to style celebrities for a birthday party.
3. You have worked with some major industry icons, what is the best piece of advice you have received?
I have met some amazing industry professionals but meeting Vidal Sassoon has to be a highlight. He is an inspiration, not only for hairdressers. He said to me to follow my dreams and never say no, just go for it. I think these words apply to everyone. If you want something just go out and get it.
4. You became established at a relatively young age, is there anything you would change about your career?
Yes I have been fortunate to have such an exciting career so far. I am looking forward to what’s next. All I would say is just say is keep you career moving and keep up education because you can never stop learning and all I would change is to do more of this.
5. What would be your lifetime achievement?
Lifetime achievement is to be successful and try and help as many people as possible and my aim at some point to do the hair at the Victoria Secret fashion show.
6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
5 years‚Äô time … That sounds scary, who knows … Success with salons and enjoying life.
7. We love to hear the craziest thing clients have said to you, do you have any outrageous stories?
I don’t really the crazy ones, I love my job and my clients but sometimes you just need to say NO. I have had women with hair bleached to its last strands asking for a perm, women with long luscious hair asking for sort layers like a mullet … Answer NO.