This weeks Iles Formula Hair Talk Featuring Nicolas Reyes Of Edwards And Co Salon is an inspiring one. Check out what Nicolas has to say about hair, products and the business of beauty. To see more work from Nicolas, be sure to check out his Instagram at @niko_edwardsandco.
IF: Tell us what you think is the biggest challenge in hairdressing today?
Keeping up with the latest technologies, products and hair fashion since it’s constantly changing so quickly.
IF: What’s the most enjoyable part of your job?
When I come to work it doesn’t feel like work. I enjoy everything about it, but mostly when I get to make people feel good about themselves.
IF: Why did you choose the path of hairdressing and was it easy to fall into this work?
I have wanted to be a hairdresser since I was 4 years old. My mum is a hairdresser and had her own salon when I was younger. So I was lucky enough to grow up in that environment. After a few years of helping my mum, I got the opportunity to start working in one of the best salons in Hobart, Tasmania, where I lived at the time.
IF: If you had not made the decision to be a hairdresser what would you have been?
I would probably be a photographer since I have always been interested in it.
IF: What is your greatest strength?
I think my greatest strength is styling and coloring.
IF: Your favorite hairdressing tools?
My favorite hairdressing tools are hairdryer, round brush and a wand.
IF: Tell us about your relationship with Iles Formula. How you discovered us and which formula is your favorite?
I started using the Iles Formula when I started working at Edwards and Co. The first time I used it I was amazed by the results. In particular I love the Finishing Serum. It’s so efficient and I love how it makes the hair so soft and shiny but weightless at the same time.
IF: What was the most challenging job you ever had?
The most challenging job I have done would have to be when I entered the Hair Expo competition, considering all the work that goes into it: creating the collection, designing the hair pieces and then putting it into practice and finally shooting the collection.
IF: What was your worst hair moment and why….Privately or on set/stage or in the salon?
It would have to be when I first started playing with bleach and left the cling wrap on too long and the hair started steaming. Luckily it was just a mannequin! (plastic testing head)
IF: If you could style anyones hair, who would it be and why?
I would say Kim Kardashian since she is this generation’s beauty icon and she sets the hair and makeup trends.
IF: Where do you pull hair inspiration from?
I get my hair inspiration from social media and fashion magazines.
IF: Your advice to young hairdressers starting out?
My advice to young hairdressers starting out is to set goals and work hard to achieve them. I think the key is to be dedicated and passionate about your job!
IF: Thank you Nicolas for sharing with all of us!