We at VAIN downtown are excited to share a very special part of our hair styling team. Siddal
has been at VAIN since 2012 and recently completed all of her VAIN apprentice hours to become a full time Stylist. She can be found on the cutting room floor, busy as a bee, knocking out fantastic cuts and colors on the regular. Her clients are almost always smiling, which is a great sign. And, they leave with awesome hair. Siddal loves to do dreads. Her dread work is epic, just look at her hair!
We interviewed Siddal to get some good facts and personality flowing so you can see for yourselves what a neat person and great stylist she is. We think you will agree.
Please sum yourself up in 5 or less words.
Mother, artist, stylist, wife, friend (not necessarily in that order...)
If you choose one thing to do repeatedly for the rest of your life, what would it be? (Arrange flowers. Feed your son homemade bread and butter. Dread redheads etc)
Can't do it!! That's why I chose hair, everyone's hair is different, same reason I chose sculpture instead of production work for clay...I thrive on the problems that arise when it's always different...
What is your spirit animal?
Raven. A shaman told me that once, and I've had many dreams that Raven figures prominently.
What is your spirit album?
Depends on what's going on in my life....just went to the symphony to hear Danny Elfman's scores to Tim Burton's movies and that music def. moved my soul!
Who are your style icons?
Alexander McQueen's work is beautiful....not sure that I really have icons...I look around at different cultures, history, people but not at any specifics...
Who are your role models?
My mom, my Nana.
If you could collaborate with anyone in the world on a cool project (hair related or not), what would it be?
My good friend in VA who is a painter. We've talked for years about doing an installation together. Ceramic sculptures, paintings, create a world from our work blended together.
What is your favorite color?
I wear a lot of black but I love jewel tones, deep burgundy, emerald green, bronze....
What was your favorite hairstyle that you have ever had?
Dreadlocks!!! I've had them for 9 years, def. the longest I've had an hairstyle and I don't see them coming off anytime soon....
Do you have a personal slogan, mantra, or saying? If not, try and make one up on the spot.
Try something new....push out of your comfort zone.
What is your dream hair scenario with a client?
Virgin hair ready for a brand new set of dreadlocks!! Or even a hot mess of dreads, ready to be tamed and made into something more beautiful...
Do you love animals? Do you have any? Cat person or Dog person?
I love animals but I'm severely allergic to them all....if I could have one I'd like a cat...
What are you most proud of in the whole world?
My wonderful son, Riley.
If you could take any 3 items in the world with you anywhere, what would they be? ( Not people!)
I never leave home without my crochet hook and a good book (real, not electronic!). I'll get back to you on the third one.
If you could go back in time and be anyone for a day, who would you be?
Elizabeth Siddal, model and muse of the Pre-Raphelite Brotherhood....to be a female artist in that era and try and have your work be seen, very different than our world...also to pose for painters and not be seen as a prostitute...interesting fact- she is who inspired the use of henna in the late 1800's, early 1900's!
What is your favorite style era, and why?
Victorian....I love the shapes of the clothes and hair.
This wraps up our interview, but if you want to know more, call VAIN downtown and get yourself an appointment with the lady!
On another subject, have you dreadies heard about the Dollylocks
line of products for dread care? Siddal loves them and so do we:)
XOXO, Roxie Hunt, blogger at How-to Hair Girl
at VAIN downtown