Maybe you’ve seen her face before…Meet Tanja, the 25 years old babe behind the fashion/lifestyle blog SeasideGlamour. We met her during Iles Formula launch in Germany. It was love at first sight – for both of us! She became an Iles Formula client and we were happy to invite her to join our selective group of Iles Formula Women in Action. Here she gives us an insight of her world and how the website came to be.
“I was born in Stralsund, but currently living in the beautiful German city of Leipzig. I studied my other passion Media with Journalism in Nottingham and for my Masters degree I studied Marketing Communications in London. After 4 amazing years in England I decided to go back to my home country and worked for the internationally known fashion brand Abercrombie & Fitch for over two years.
After my time in Munich, I am now back in Leipzig working on my career as a presenter and style blogger and took part in the recent RTL Show Deutschlands schönste Frau with Star Designer Guido Maria Kretschmer.
SeasideGlamour by Tanja is a personal style blog created in 2014 that aims to invite you into my own world inspired by fashion, beauty, music and travelling.”
IF: What’s your relationship with your hair?
Tanja: My hair is absolutely important to me. I always had issue with it being rather dull and thin so I decided to try out hair extensions. This new experience completely transformed my self-confidence and gave me more self-esteem. This made me realize how the state of your hair can heavily influence you.
IF: Best hair inspiration decade?
Tanja: 80s – they definitely combined all the voluminous hairstyles from the 70s and the craziness of the punk scenery with coloured hair spikes and funky hair styles.
IF: How did you hear about Iles Formula?
Tanja: I heard of Iles Formula through German TV and especially through Heidi Klum who introduced Wendy as her hair stylist.
IF: What is the most inspiring thing you’ve learned at your job?
Tanja: How to keep up with the busy world in digital marketing and how so many little things depend on body language and human skills.
IF: Do you read direction for use?
Tanja: I do read directions for use but only if it is a completely new product that I haven’t tried out before.
IF: Do you read the composition of a product?
Tanja: If I’m unsure whether it contains sulfates I do read them.
IF: Your favorite Iles Formula product?
Tanja: Haute Performance Shampoo (Step 1) – because you can make it lather by using more water and feel like you’ve actually washed your hair! 😉 Whenever I used to use sulfate-free products they would never lather, leaving me with an unwashed feeling.
IF: Your favorite shower music?
Tanja: Anything from Disclosure will make me move my hips!
IF: What makes you the most happy?
Tanja: Being around my loved ones and enjoying quality time with them.
IF: If you were to share one beauty tip with us today, what would it be?
Tanja: I often tie up my hair to a bun before I go to sleep so that I have lovely, voluminous and natural wavy
IF: Being a woman in 2016?
Tanja: Being a woman in 2016 is very exciting. Seeing so many icons like Queen B (Beyonce) or Wendy Iles for example caring about the beauty of women and their rights and just seeing how we are strong all together makes me feel very proud.