Expert Q & A with Ishi
Travel Beauty sat down with Ishi for an exclusive interview.
TB: What do you love most about what you do?
Ishi: Seeing a smile on my client’s face once I’ve finished their hair.
TB: What is the single most important, best piece of hair care advice that you can give?
Ishi: There isn’t an overnight fix for anything. It takes continued use of good products to improve and maintain your hair’s condition.
TB: If someone can only splurge on one or two essential hair care products, which product(s) would you recommend they choose?
Ishi: In terms of hair care products, a Kent or Mason Pearson brush. They’re more expensive, but an investment for a lifetime. These brushes are made with natural boar bristles, which polish hair as you brush it.
TB: Has there been a single defining moment in your career?
Ishi: As a young hair care professional, it took me a while to understand how to “hold hair”. At first it didn’t make sense. Then, it clicked! Different procedures require hair to be held in different ways; select tensions are required for varying tasks in hairdressing. Cutting hair requires hair to be held firmly, exactly in the direction that it’s to be cut. But too much tension pulls the hair at the roots and causes it to fall unnaturally once it’s cut. Styling hair requires it to be held loosely, therefore allowing natural movement. You don’t want to crush or force hair into shapes that it can’t do naturally. I tell my clients to keep in mind the natural state of their hair when choosing a cut or style.
TB: How do you determine which hair care products are the best?
Ishi: Results! Results! Results! I try products that incorporate healthy, effective ingredients and deliver desired results. If the products deliver on a consistent basis, I include them in my practice.
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