Hair Love with Lindsay Heighton

 

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Lindsay started as a protégé with Mystique in April 2016 after having picked up her first pair of scissors in 2012. She has now graduated from Mystique’s intensive Protégé Program and is excelling as a Hair Designer. Lindsay loves the teaching atmosphere at Mystique where she can focus on growing her knowledge in a team-based environment.

Since becoming Mystique’s Davines Ambassador, Lindsay enjoys broadening her understanding of this unique eco-friendly line and sharing her knowledge with staff and clients. Lindsay has a natural eye for cutting and colouring and is well received by clients who appreciate her positive attitude and advice on hair care. Lindsay has built an immense following with fashion colours and bright transformations. With her attention to detail, Lindsay can create a masterpiece with just about anything she puts her mind to.

To say I’m a fan of Lindsay is an understatement! Lindsay has been my stylist for some time now and I just keep falling more in love with my hair each time I see her. In a previous interview here, I can’t stop talking about how much I adore Mystique Hair Design and Lindsay. Lindsay has been someone that through a very difficult time in my life was a bright light. Her patience and genuine care for her client was something that was truly something special. Lindsay gave me some of my confidence back helping me go purple and continues to guide me through all my creative, hair dreams. Oh and I can’t forget to mention that Lindsay is funny and makes going to the salon feel like you’re hanging out with your girlfriend.

I could decide to pick any colour of hair, any style and even go as far to say shave my head (which I might do in the future) knowing the trust I have in Lindsay. When I first called Mystique I had no idea who my stylist would be and I have to believe that the universe stepped in and placed me with someone that I think it knew I needed. Because of Lindsay I’ve gone out of my comfort zone and you could say feeling supported to work on certain parts of myself that I have previously kept closed off. As someone that comes from unhealthy situations, trusting people has been something that has been hard for me.

To some going purple is just colouring your hair; but to me it was so much more and kind of showed me the person I have been trying to reclaim for years. You could say it helped me rediscover the part of me that I wasn’t sure I’d find again. The purple hair has a lot of significance and I’ll be sharing more about that in time……

So until then, sit back and enjoy this interview while you get to know a little more about my awesome stylist and friend; Lindsay Heighton.

BB411~ How did you come to work as a stylist and what do you love most about it?

LH~ When I was in high school I was in theatre. For the plays and musicals we had to do our hair all fancy and done up. I would always get compliments on how I did my hair so the girls and guys would ask if I could come early and do theirs as well. (I even started doing a few haircuts in the change room too!) That’s when I knew I loved hairdressing. So I decided to go to school for it! My favourite thing is a tie between two things; getting to express my artistic side through colouring and cuts, and making people feel amazing. The look on their face and hearing about all the compliments they got made my day!

BB411~ What do you love most about working at Mystique Hair Design?

LH~ The team! If it wasn’t for these girls I don’t think I would have made it. I am a person who is very hard on themselves which can be a good thing and a bad thing. But with these girls by my side giving me positive feedback and showing me the way I was able to grow from it and make my clientele very happy! Also the education. We take lots of extra classes and do hair at different events which keeps you challenging yourself.

BB411~ Describe the Team at Mystique Hair Design?

LH~ As I said before, they really are a team. We all have different personalities here and it’s amazing to see them all come together to make a team that can make anyone happy!

BB411~ What has it meant having Steph as a boss, what do you love most, and what has been the greatest lesson/gift she has taught you?

LH~ Out of all my bosses Steph stands out because she gets it. By that I mean she is human; you never feel like she is way above you and just your boss. She feels like one of the girls. That being said she will keep you moving forward constantly and not letting you stay too comfortable. We can all work on something. But my point is that she understands family and the importance of life and being happy. If you need anything you can go to her; work or outside life, she’ll be there. As for what she’s taught me I would say how to be the best version of myself. I’ve worked on my mental health while being here with her and the rest of the girls help. Of course there is also the obvious she has gifted me the art of being a talented hairdresser!

BB411~ You are a Davines Ambassador, tell me about the company, what you love most about them and why you chose to represent for them?

LH~ The Bollati family founded Davines in Parma, Italy in 1983. They have continued to grow to be a massive company with a small family feel. Everything is grown on their farms to be added into their shampoos and conditioners, their own trees are used to make the boxes, and every single detail is thought out. Their slogan is SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY. They want us to be using natural ingredients and protecting the planet.

“BY CREATING BEAUTY SUSTAINABLY, WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES, OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THEY LIVE & WORK, OF THE THINGS THEY LOVE.”

This is why I have chose to represent them, because I believe in what they stand for, and I have seen INCREDIBLE success in their products. They are constantly reworking their lines to keep them as updated and high functioning as possible. If they find something better, they replace it. You know you’re always getting the best when you use Davines.

BB411~ What has been your greatest success as a stylist?

LH~ My greatest success or feeling of accomplishment is when I have guests who are so happy that the rebook there next few appointments. It’s so satisfying knowing I have helped someone deeply truly feel beautiful. Also when I’m in situations like back stage events where it’s fast and way out of my comfort zone yet everything comes together and I feel so great when it’s all done. It gives me a huge sense of success.

BB411~ Who inspires you as a stylist?

LH~ Countless of different hairstylists across Instagram and other social media platforms.. but if I had to pick a big one it would be Guy Tang. He does so many amazing fun colours that really make me want to work on some mermaid hair clients!

BB411~ Is there a hair style/trend that you have been dying to do but haven’t had the chance yet or a client that wanted to try it?

LH~ Probably just more fun fashion shades that I haven’t worked with too much yet. I’ve done lots of blues and purples but not too much of the other colours of the rainbow.

BB411~ If you weren’t in the career you are today and you could be anything in the world what would it be?

LH~ As silly as it seems the dream for me would be voice acting, or designing video games. Anyone who knows me knows I have a very nerdy side and my passions are video games and hairdressing. Two very opposite worlds. But I think it would be so fun!

BB411~ We all have that hair trend/style we tried as a kid or young adult that we regret, what was your worst hair style looking back?

LH~ My mom always gave me these straight across bangs that were 2 inches thick and 1 inch above my eyebrows when I was young. It looked like a shelf. My hair was very thick so those bangs did NOT suit me. Thanks Mom 😉

 

BB411~ What are your top three hair products right now?

LH~ That’s easy!

R+CO’s Highdive. A moisture and shine cream you apply before you blow dry. The hair feels like butter after!

Davines’ Vegetarian Miracle Nourishing shampoo and conditioner. This stuff SAVED my hair and scalp after having an allergic reaction to lightener when I bleached out my hair. It’s so nourishing and has a ton of natural ingredients so you know it’s good stuff.

LaBiosthetique’s Chevuex Long oil. It’s for long hair as the name would suggest but anybody can use it (just avoid the roots). Silky shiny hair for days with that stuff!

BB411~ What is the biggest misconception people have about their hair?

LH~ That it’s better for your hair to be greasy and oily when getting it coloured. It’s actually not true at all! If the hair has too much oil built up on the cuticle, then the colour has another layer to penetrate before getting through. Sometimes we even have to wash clients hair that is too oily before colouring.

BB411~ If you could tell your younger self something you have learned and know now what would it be?

LH~ To care less about what other people think of you/your work/your life. Also to stop worrying so much in general. You are going to go grey and your hair will start falling out!

BB411~ Three words that best describe you?

LH~ Caring, creative, and perfectionist probably haha.

BB411~ Fun fact that people may not know about you?

LH~ Like I said before, I love all things nerdy and geeky! Video games, comics & superhero’s/villains, computers, you name it 🙂

BB411~ Favorite quote?

LH~ Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift which is why we call it a present.

BB411~ What is the #1 book you would gift to someone?

LH~ Honestly, I don’t really read that many books. But one I have always enjoyed was The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. Like I said, I’m quite nerdy outside of the hair world haha.

BB411~ What are the 3 sites you check out on a regular basis to keep updated (news, spiritual, etc)

LH~ Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. They cover all the topics I could be interested in.

BB411~ A place that you haven’t travelled that is top of your list?

LH~ New Zealand and Japan!

BB411~ Number one thing you want to cross off your bucket list?

LH~ Getting a tattoo! I know that seems so small but I’ve always adored tattoos, yet have a horrible fear of needles. I’ve never been brave enough to go get one so it’d be a big step when I finally do get one!

BB411~ I’m in the exact same boat, really want one but have a fear of needles and also what I’d want for a design. I have so many ideas!

BB411~ When you look back at the life you lived, what do u want to be remembered for?

LH~ For making people happy. I’m always last on the list of important things in my mind.

BB411~ If you could change one thing in this world, what would it be and why?

LH~ The cost of living. It’s too damn expensive. People shouldn’t have to scrape by just to have a place to live and to put food on the table. What if I want to travel? That’s certainly not going to happen anytime soon at this rate!

BB411~ What has been your biggest Aha Moment so far in life?

LH~ When I started working at Mystique and realized what it meant to be working in a place where people actually want nothing but the best for you and will not take advantage of you being new into the industry. Nothing but support from your workplace was not something I experienced in the hair world until I started here.

BB411~ What advice would you give entrepreneurs starting out that are following their dreams?

LH~ As cliché as it seems, to just stick with it. Speaking from experience there are always going to be people that get in your way, tell you no, and take advantage of you. You just have to find that person/people to give you a chance. If you can dream it you can do it.

BB411~ Describe your perfect day when you have some down time?

LH~ I have two, if I’m on vacation then sleeping in and staying in my pjs all day and watching movies with my loved ones and baking sweets.

If I’m alone then waiting until it’s night time and going for a walk at the beach with some hot chocolate in hand. Very peaceful!

BB411~ When I say the words #lovethis, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

LH~ My family

I highly recommend contacting Mystique for a consultation with Lindsay and you can keep up to date with them out on their Website, Instagram, Facebook & Twitter

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