Inspiring quotes from hair and beauty experts for International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day on 8 March is symbolised by the colour purple. As part of our Empowerment Through Colour blog series, we asked some of the leading hair and beauty entrepreneurs and influencers to share their advice for other women in the industry… and what International Women’s Day means to them.
”Feed your brain or remain the same”
Fallon Carberry is the founder of #BLOW Style and Colour Bar in Glasgow, labelled “the coolest salon in the UK.”
She says, “Never stop learning. Admitting that you don’t know everything in your industry and never will should be all the motivation you need.
“A successful entrepreneur never stops learning their trade, it keeps your skills sharp and keeps you motivated.
“Innovation is a key component of our brand. If you’re not learning and evolving you are going to fall behind the pack and someone is gonna take over you in the race.
“Think of yourself or your brand as a product that needs reinventing constantly! My ethos for 2019: ‘Feed your brain or remain the same.’”
“If you inspire, even just one person, then your job is done”
Georgia Cutts is a makeup artist and Instagram Influencer with over 134,000 followers.
She says, “The thing I love about my job is the freedom to really show who I am. It doesn’t matter if someone doesn’t like how I wear my eyeliner or style my hair, there’s always someone else who does, and someone who I’m inspiring.
“The beauty industry is ever growing and changing and there’s always room for new trends and ideas. My biggest advice to any woman who wants to start somewhere in the industry is to just be you.
“No matter who or what you are, someone will love what you do. And if you inspire, even just one person, then your job is done.”
Follow Georgia on Instagram, @grgctts
“In my eyes 2018 was the year of women’s ’cyber’ empowerment and I feel like the girl power vibe just keeps getting stronger”
“We must strive to continue to rectify the balance”
Marian Newman is an industry nail expert and author of The Complete Nail Technician.
She says “Working within the beauty industry we have a very disproportionate balance in favour of women. But we all know that is an unusual situation.
“In so many other sectors the balance falls the other way. Nature strives for balance and, as the perceived only roles for women were home-making and child rearing have long gone, we must strive to continue to rectify that balance in every area of the modern world we inhabit.
“International Women’s Day brings a focus to this situation and an awareness that it needs to change.”
“Being hardworking and nice to people will get you far”
Pamela Docherty is a bridal hair expert and also works with celebrities including Amy Childs and Nicola MacLean.
She says, “I was very fortunate to work under highly successful females in the hair and beauty industry including Rita Rusk and Sandra Vaughn MD of Fake Bake. I learned from a young age that if you work hard success is possible - if you really strive to be the best you can be.
“School wasn’t the right fit for me but I thrived in a fast paced working environment it’s hard work but so rewarding.
“I always live by the motto in work and personal life that if you’re hardworking and nice to people that’s what will get you far. The two go hand in hand for me.”
“Here’s to girls supporting girls!”
Stacey Toner is a makeup artist
She says, “To me, International Women’s Day is about being valued and free to achieve as we wish, it’s about how far we have come in equality.
“It’s about women inspiring women and collaborating our success in order to multiply it. In hardship and growth, us women all stick together and support each other.
“In my eyes 2018 was the year of women’s ’cyber’ empowerment and I feel like the girl power vibe just keeps getting stronger, which on this day and every day makes me feel proud to be a woman.
Here’s to girls supporting girls :)”
Follow Stacey on Instagram, @staceytoner_artsy