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Saturday
May122012

Lucie Luella - Rockalily Cuts' Head Stylist

Lucie Luella is Rockalily Cuts' Head Stylist, so I thought it was about time we told you a bit about who she is!

1. When did you start hairdressing?

Lucie: I started hairdressing straight from school as I always knew I wanted to be a hairdresser. I love the freedom and creativity, and love being paid to do something I'm really passionate about. I used to cut all my friends' hair with kitchen scissors (not reccommended of course!) - when I was about eight years old I had a couple of angry mums banging at my mum's door more than once!

 

2. When did you start dressing in a vintage/retro/rockabilly style?

Lucie: When I was young I was always dressing up; one week I would be a punk, the next a hippy. I'd say the vintage style came when I was about sixteen. I had the pencil skirt, fur shawl, and a pearl necklace, but I never really understood the fashion as I didn't have any influnces in my life at the time so my teens took over! Out came the fake tan and hair extensions, but I can honestly say I never felt comfortable looking like that. When I got to about nineteen, I started going to vintage shops and my style definitely became a lot more alternative. My wardrobe grew and grew, and before I knew it I was dressing in vintage dresses every day.The girls I worked with called me 'Granny', but I felt comfortable and the most confident I ever had!

London has given me so much style inspiration, especially for a more rockabilly look, as there wasn't much in Leeds (where I am from) and I feel now my style will continue to grow and become a lot more 'rockabilly' as I just love it. I think it's super classy and sexy!

3. What is your everyday hairstyle?

Lucie:  My hair is usually long and wavy, which I do with pin curls, and always accessorise with some hair pieces -  flowers, cherries etc. If I'm having a lazy hair day I'll wear a full head scarf and a lot of lippy!

4. Which vintage and modern celebrity do you admire most for their hair?

Lucie: I don't take inspirartion from celebrities as they are not the ones doing their own hair and it gives women a false outlook on what should be achievable! I take a lot of my inspiration from real women, listening to their needs, their lifestyle, and around that creating something that will make them feel beautiful but yet achieveble

5. We went to Viva Las Vegas together, how did you find it?

Lucie: I absoloutly loved Viva it was such an amazing experience for me, and it set in stone why I love what I love

6. Describe your fashion style?

Lucie: My fashion style is a mix of alternative and rockabilly, but I think it will transtion into completely rockabilly as I just think it's awesome.

7. What is your current favourite song?

Lucie: I'm listening to JD Mcpherson at the moment, and am totally in love with all of their songs too much to choose a favourite one! I'm starting to take jive lessons so anything I can jive too at the moment makes me very happy!

8. What are you looking forward to most when you're the head stylist at Rockalily Cuts?

Lucie: Well, Rockalily Cuts is everything I dreamed of when I came to London looking for a place where I can be myself totally. I can explore my love for vintage inspired hair and work with a group of people who also all share this passion. Plus I get to dress up and what girl doesnt love dressing up?!


9. If you could give one person a Rockalily Cuts make over, who would it be and why?

Lucie: I want to give everyone a Rockalily makeover - I love makeovers!


 Hopefully when you book in and meet Lucie Luella, you'll think she's as awesome as I do!

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