Pauline is a valued Tribe Stylist. Extremely talented and full of energy, Pauline has 10 years experience working at salons in both France and Australia. Come and meet Pauline!
Her dedication to the industry and her innate need to push her creative boundaries is evident through her competition work, with her main accomplishments including a Finalist nod in the Australian Beauty Stylist Awards 2016 and competing at Hair Expo France. Pauline is currently a finalist in the Australian Hair and Fashion Awards. Her accomplishment includes working at NYFW, as well as numerous editorial magazine shoots such as Badlands, David Jones, Camilla, Levi’s to name few.
But beyond all of these outstanding achievements, we know what you’ll be most curious about is Pauline’s amazing experience of being mentored by globally renowned and loved British Hairdresser of the Year, Errol Douglas MBE.
Pauline was interviewed bu Hair Biz Editor, Kym Krey – we thought we would take you through the interview.
WHAT HAVE BEEN SOME OF YOUR GREATEST LEARNINGS?
PauIine: I crave learning and I am on a continuous journey to improve myself – to be better, do better. Errol hasn’t just taught me about hairdressing, he’s taught me about attitude and state of mind. We are very alike in that we are both positive people and to be surrounded by such positivity you can’t help but succeed. Learning to believe in myself was the greatest learning of all.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR CAREER ASPIRATIONS OR WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON FOR YOU?
Pauline: For the coming year I really want to keep my focus on editorial/fashion work. After working on different projects alongside Alan White, editorial hairstylist, I hope to become his first assistant, sign with an agency by the end of the year and watch my talent go global!
PAULINE, TELL US ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING MENTORED BY ERROL DOUGLAS MBE AND HOW THIS CAME ABOUT.
PP. Errol and I have been working on projects together for over a year now, and it’s been awesome because I’m always wanting to learn and improve my skills and he’s been a great inspiration for me. As well as being ultra-talented and totally ‘connected’, Errol has a beautiful soul and is so spiritual. I heard
that he would be at the AHFA award night last year, so I went along but didn’t get the chance to approach. I decided to reach out to him the next day in the hope that we could meet. He was just about to leave Sydney but we communicated from that day and I immediately found him genuinely helpful and humble. I couldn’t believe it was actually happening…
LOOKING BACK, HOW HAS THIS IMPACTED YOUR CAREER TO DATE?
PP. I’m based in Sydney and Errol’s based in London but we started to call each other on a regular basis, working on key inspirations and projects. In December I flew him over to Sydney for the debut of my AHFA NSW Hairdresser of the Year collection, and it was great to just know he was there. That was the most memorable day in my life to date!
HOW DO YOU FEEL YOU HAVE EVOLVED AS AN ARTIST AS A RESULT OF THIS EXPERIENCE AND HOW HAVE YOU SEEN YOUR WORK EVOLVE?
PP. I wouldn’t have had the confidence or the contacts to produce a collection meritable enough to enter awards at that stage and I knew I needed more mentoring. Having said that, one-to-one mentoring with Errol Douglas was far too ‘out there’ to consider, but having said that, Errol has been absolutely amazing and I do feel like the luckiest girl alive that he has seen something in me and has helped provide the strength for me to achieve my personal best.
Pauline is in our Luc Espace and Tribe Lifestyle Chatswood salons. We are impressed everyday by her skills, and would love you to see her work first hand.
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“I crave learning and I am on a continuous journey to improve myself – to be better, do better” – Pauline