Senior Stylist, Trainer and Living Proof Brand Enthusiast Abbie-Joe Emptage began her career in 2008 when she was 19 and joined the BHP team.  

Which styles or colours do you love doing?  Gents because of the precision needed; the Living Proof pin curl blow dry because it gives the most amazing effect; and all colours but it’s great to push boundaries and be creative (so maybe reds and coppers after my own hair!)

What’s the best thing about being a hairdresser?  Each day is so different and I love meeting so many different people every day and making people feel better so they leave with smile.  You are on a journey with the clients.

Which celebrity hair would you like to get your hands on and why? Lady Gaga – I’d create something magical and avant garde.

Who or what inspires you to create fabulous hair?  My creative flair, fashion and hair – which is everywhere you go! I’m also inspired by the seasons and what I find on Instagram and Pinterest.

If you had to live on a desert island, which three hair products would you take with you?  Living Proof Timeless Shampoo & Conditioner and No Frizz Oil.

What is your ultimate ambition?  To carry on with teacher training and help other new young enthusiasts, have my own academy and salon and do hair until my arms no longer work! I’d like to work with my lovely colleagues forever!

How would you describe yourself in three words?  Funny, compassionate and caring.

We all love Vinyl Hour at BHP Hairdressing. What’s the first record you ever bought (or downloaded!)? Bewitched! To play on my new CD player I got for Christmas when I was 11.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise others.  I am a dog lover and I love being outside.