We chatted to WILLOMINA Hair Salon owner Christopher Hunter about everything from salon life and beyond. Discover his trend predictions, family routines and words of wisdom, right here.
How would you describe your style aesthetic?
My wife Kassy Hunter designed our salon; I would say her style is natural wood and stone, antique Indian pieces, pastel colours, linen fabrics and a lot of plants.
How do you start your mornings?
I usually have a super rude 5am wakeup call thanks to our 5-month-old baby and a 3.5-year-old. Our current morning routine consists of a walk down to Bondi Beach, coffee and the playground while I let Kassy get a few more hours of sleep in the morning.
How do you unwind after a day at work?
I’m a sucker for Trash TV and I’m talking proper trash, think Married At First Sight and The Bachelor, not Netflix or Stan.
Pick your poison?
Mezcal – I can’t get enough of it.
Three desert island hair products/tools?
Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer, Dyson Corrale™ hair straightener, and Kérastase Fresh Affair Dry Shampoo.
Something you can’t live without?
Best advice to get over heartbreak?
It’s been so long since I’ve been heartbroken, my mum used to say “Chris, time heals all wounds, you’ll be fine”. Meanwhile, I was downing 100 beers a day to pass the time!
What cut and colour are you loving right now?
Copper, copper, and copper with a textured heavy fringe. I love cutting fringes, they are my thing and with winter just around the corner, it’s fringe time.
Forecast for a 2021 hair trend?
Natural hair textures, razor cuts, mullets, and I do love a gorgeous blow-dry, but currently we’re diffusing as much hair as we can to bring out that natural curl.
Favourite Instagram accounts?
A career highlight?
I’ve done multiple fashion weeks both national and international. My brand ambassador work, and editorial spreads, but I’d have to say my career highlight is building WILLOMINA into a successful business. We do all people in all hair types, not just babes and influencers.
A quote to live by?
“Lead with love, not fear.”
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