Kim Paulsen - Senior Stylist
I have been dedicated to the hairdressing industry for almost 30 years. In that time I have grown as a stylist in all areas of hairdressing. The industry provides great pleasure to me as I love creating a style for the individual’s lifestyle and personal look. At the consultation I like to learn the client’s needs and what maintenance they are prepared to do on their hair. The knowledge gained in consultation allows me to consider awesome shapes and angles, colour disconnections, softness, and textures that will form a stunning, unique look to embrace their own hair texture, features and individuality.
Colour is the extension of the style, whether it be enhancement, bold and structural or soft and natural, colour is all about skin tones, styles and personality. It can make or break the look, so discussing this is an important part of in the consultation.
Styling Tools are a very important factor in the equation of a good or bad “do”. Depending on the style, you may need to invest in professional blow dryers, irons, brushes, rollers, clips, combs hairpieces. These will all help for a more polished look and lasting “do”.
Haircare products I’m loving at the moment are Sebastian Shine Define Hairspray, a non-dulling, wet hairspray that provides definition and texture with strong hold. Luxeoil Shine Spray is also beautiful and lightweight, finishing the hair to create that gorgeous lush healthy shine.
Kim works from our Mount Salon
My thoughts on hair trends
Trends are forever changing as are our moods and age! My thoughts are that trends provide inspiration from which you can be guided to work out your own personal style or reinvention. I see tends as an evolving energy to be embraced, but not to get caught up in. It’s “All about you” and what enhances your overall look.
My outside Interests
I’m passionate about my garden and in my hours away from the salon I am always trying to extend the best possible look that pleases the eye. I embrace flower arrangement and have been involved with floral art. All these hobbies are an extension of creative design and are so rewarding to me.
Health and well-being are important to me so I keep active as much as I can. I have two gorgeous children who keep me busy with washing, cleaning and supporting them.