Sonia

MANAGER – HASSOCKS SALON

How long have you been hairdressing / at Hair Emporium?

16 years. My mum and dad both owned their own salon and I was bought up with it. 
I started working as a Saturday girl at 15, practicing on any willing recipient from then. 

I’ve been at hair emporium 8 years.

Training courses

NVQ 2 
L’oreal colour courses

Aveda creative cutting,Foiling, Straightening

BA (Hons) technical effects

What do you do in your spare time?

I try to keep fit by doing Boxeo and core classes with Bfit. 
As we live near the downs we go for cycle rides and long walks if the weather is good. 
Drawing, sketching and 
baking.



What do you excel in?

Now that’s a hard one 
I love every aspect of hairdressing and always push myself to be great at everything I do but if I have to pick I’d say creative colouring and hair design.

Your favourite colour?

Orange and purple

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Lying in my bath watching and episode of what ever crime series I’m hooked on on my ipad 
:)

Inspiration

It began whilst watching my parents cut and colour and being fascinated in clients transformations the joy that you can bring to that person.
 I really get inspired by find new techniques and approaches to things and bringing them into my work and into the salon.
 Hairdressing allows me to use my creativity everyday it can be technical and arty all at once and not many jobs can give you that!

What did you do last summer?

It was a great summer weather wise so lots of beach time right here in Brighton in my time off then finished it off with time in Italy visiting family eating to much gelato.