As the Salon Director at Intershape Hair Design and a multi-award winning hairdresser, Kobi Bokshish is well-known in the national and international industry as a celebrated brand ambassador, editorial pioneer and savvy business owner. We grabbed five minutes with him to delve a little deeper into his style, product choices, psyche and more.
How would you describe your style aesthetic?
I like to consider my aesthetic like a chameleon. At the salon, I’m more commercial to suit my clients’ needs. As an educator, my style is all about precision, and the ‘why’ not only the ‘how’. As a platform artist and in my collection work, I like to push the boundaries as far as I can, with a touch of fine art to create a new approach and an emotionally driven look.
Where is your ultimate holiday destination?
Pick your poison?
Playing with fire.
What are some hair products or tools you will always reach for?
Matrix colour, Excellent Edges scissors, GlamPalm hot tools, Amazing Hair extensions and everything about my baby Ecoheads.
A song that is forever on repeat?
Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven.
Favourite Instagram account?
Best advice anyone has given you?
Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.
How do you prefer to exercise?
Walking with my dog and the gym.
A career highlight?
There are so many, but winning Global Hairdresser of the Year at the TCT Awards in Canary Island in November 2018 was definitely up there.
When do you feel happiest?
With my family every Friday for Shabbat dinner.
How do you make yourself feel calm?
Shot of tequila, going to the salon locking the doors, playing some old school rock music and creating new hair looks for my collections, shows or education.
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