We recently had a chance to connect with ANTIDOTE ambassador and master stylist, Steven Handyside. His Onyx Shear Hair Art is taking Tennessee by storm. We love Steven for his deep industry experience, commitment to quality, and optimistic outlook. Steven brings his clients an international perspective and integrates feeling good, looking good, and caring for our planet.Here’s some of what Steven had to say including some great product and styling tips!
How did you get into the beauty industry?
Funny that, my mum told me to get a job, so in 2000 I started an apprenticeship in hairdressing and have never looked back since. Good old mum, she knew before I did!
Describe your approach to health (for you and your clients)?
Over the past year I have really tried to focus on my health both physically and environmentally. Our salon only uses the best of the best in natural/organic derived haircare. This benefits both myself and my clients but also promotes awareness of the air we breathe and the products we wear. Our clients and stylists automatically know if I bring in a certain product, it has had a lot of study & trial.
Why do you use ANTIDOTE products?
ANTIDOTE is in line with the salon’s ethics and goals that we ask from our product company. Only using the highest quality and ethically sourced ingredients, as well as being designed by a salon professional makes it that much better than all other products. Also the size of the range makes it so much more appealing, there’s no need for having numerous amounts of products that only some are good. Better a small line that all the products are great.
What is your favorite ANTIDOTE product?
At the moment my favourite combination is Avocado Styling Creme and Sandalwood Multi-Styler. The best result is after deep cleaning with the Rosemary Shampooand either the Ginseng or Baobab Conditioner.
Favorite hair or wellness tip this season?
Your favorite vegetable is… great question, it's a split between green pepper & green beens. They have to be raw.
Onyx Shear Hair Art is located in the thriving city of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Next time you are in the area, visit Steven to get his exclusive ANTIDOTE advice and check out Murfreesboro’s famous civil war sites and historic gardens. The state capital, Nashville is only a short drive away.
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