We spoke to Belinda Mills, salon owner, master hair stylist and colourist at Pipsqueek in Saigon, a beloved South Australian hair space, and gained her insights into life, hair, inspiration, trends and so much more.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE AESTHETIC? 

My style is very, ‘she could be rich or could be poor’. I’d say, mostly poor, sports luxe with a splash of vintage.

HOW DO YOU START YOUR MORNINGS?

I wish it was meditating and hot lemon water but it’s a date with a massive mug of coffee.

HOW DO YOU UNWIND AFTER A DAY AT WORK? 

I have young kids so unwinding isn’t a thing until the second I go bed. Then I have my herbal tea while I look at TikToks. I’m not going to pretend I don’t!

HAIR PRODUCTS/TOOLS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT?

I can’t live without O&M The Power Base and O&M Project Sukuroi.

A QUOTE TO LIVE BY? 

“It’s the duty of the strong to carry the weak.” I think this a lot in my day to day life. For example, if someone is rude or negative they are having a weak moment and with positivity and kindness you can lift them out of it. You never know what’s happening in someone’s life and although bad behaviour sucks, giving it back is just spreading the negative vibe. I think people are so quick to judge and turn their back on people. I think none of us really know anything and we just need to believe people deep down are good and want to do good, be the stronger person, be understanding and kind!

SOMETHING YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT? 

My scrunchie, my pink velvet bed, and my husband, he’s alright.

WHAT CUT AND COLOUR ARE YOU LOVING RIGHT NOW? 

Shaggy layers and bobs with bangs! I want to bleach everyone’s hair and make them pink, always!

FORECAST FOR A 2022 HAIR TREND?

Texture! Long hair will be layered there will be twists on mullets and shags all over the place and I think colour blocking isn’t finished with yet.

FAVORITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS? 

I love accounts that have their own very distinct vibe – @Jhair_stylist, @chrisweberhair, @shmeggsandbaconn just to name a very small few.  

WHAT PIECE OF CLOTHING OR ACCESSORY CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?

My Casio watch, my sister gave it to me and it reminds me of my dad in the 80s

A SONG THAT WILL GET YOU DANCING WITHOUT FAIL?

Pizza Guy by Touch Sensitive, it’s my freaking jam!