Tony is a highly dedicated hairdresser with a focus on the total salon experience, making clients flourish. He extends this skill and expertise in his recommendation of products to ensure his customers also experience beautiful hair between their visits to his salon in Norway.
Join us in giving a warm welcome to Tony as part of the Iles Formula family. To learn more about him and his craft, don't forget to follow @haairbytony on Instagram.
IF: What would you term as your specialty within your trade?
TN: My specialty is blondes!
IF: What’s the most enjoyable part of your job?
TN: My customers! They allow me to be creative everyday.
IF: Why did you choose the path of hairdressing and was it easy to fall into this work?
TN: I remember watching a John Galliano show for Dior on TV, and I just watched that amazing hair that came out on the runway! I could feel the womens’ confidence thru the television and I just knew that I wanted to be a part of that. To be creative with colour and transform people into the best versions of themselves is really rewarding to me. It felt very natural being able to make a bad day for a client into an amazing day.
IF: If you had not made the decision to be a hairdresser what would you have been?
TN: Something in fashion I think. I just love fashion, and every aspect of it.
IF: What is your greatest strength?
TN: Positivity! I really try to be grateful everyday! From the smallest things to watching the sunset in the mornings, to reaching my achievements at work.
IF: Your favorite hairdressing tools?
TN: A good comb! You just don’t need anything else!
IF: Tell us about your relationship with Iles Formula. How you discovered us and which formula is your favorite?
TN: I discovered Iles Formula through a sales rep in Norway telling me about this amazing brand. And I just knew from the first moment that I tried it that I was going to love it! The Finishing Serum for sure is my favourite formula. It’s everything a hairdresser could want, and you don’t need anything else. It really does everything from heat protection to memory hold and it gives that natural luminous radiant hair that lasts all day without giving any weight to the hair.
IF: What was the most challenging job you ever made?
TN: I had a client one time with cancer. She had lost all of her hair and wanted me to style her wigs! They were synthetic but ended up looking great after a solid 6 hours! Haha!
IF: What was your worst hair moment and why, privately or on set/stage or in the salon?
TN: It was Christmas many many years ago and as any hairdresser knows, we never have the time to do our own hair during the busy holiday season, so I ended up bleaching my roots and falling asleep for a moment! One could say that I was very happy that I still had any hair left!
IF: If you could style anyone’s hair, who would it be and why?
TN: Gisele Bundchen! Do you need any explanation why? It’s Gisele Bundchen!
IF: Where do you pull hair inspiration from?
TN: My colleagues inspire me everyday! <3
IF: Your advice to young hairdressers starting out?
TN: Confidence! Be confident in yourself. Find that one thing that makes you stand out and just go for it:)