We spoke with Salon Owner of Blow! It’s a Hair Thing, Dion La Bella, and he offered his thoughts on style, go-to products, inspirational quotes and so much more. Read on.
How would you describe your style aesthetic?
My style is a bit ‘hobo-chic’, glam/casual, unstructured but pleasing to the eye.
How do you start your mornings?
A kiss, a crumpet, a coffee, and a 20-minute drive to work!
How do you unwind after a day at work?
I’m addicted to listening to mystery podcasts! ‘Mr. Ballen’ is my current favourite.
Pick your poison?
Three desert island hair products/tools?
Wella EIMI Ocean Spritz, Wella System Professional Luxeoil Reconstructive Elixir, ghd Gold Hair Straightener.
A quote to live by?
“The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.”
What cut and colour are you loving right now?
I can’t get enough of the wolf cut/shag, and really digging the extra warm and pastel blondes.
Hair trend forecast?
I can’t get past the wolf cut/70s shag. I think it’s here to stay for a bit!
Favourite Instagram accounts?
A career highlight?
Drinking in an Irish pub in downtown Shinjuku, Tokyo, with 50 or more of my fellow Aussie hairdressers for Wella Red Forum was definitely a vibe, as was New York Fashion Week! I’m most proud of winning the AHIAs Hotshots – Male Rising Star award!
What piece of clothing or accessory can you not live without?
My Levi’s, and my RayBans, I’m pretty blind without them!
A song that will get you dancing without fail?
Horses by Daryl Braithwaite.