17 Jun 5 Questions With Aveda Artist: Bea Watson
We have the pleasure of welcoming London based Aveda Artist, Bea Watson for hair styling education on Wednesday, July 13 from 10am-1pm. Bea took a moment with us so we could ask her 5 questions about herself.
Bea Watson has worked for more than 20 years as a hair stylist in the United Kingdom, beginning her career in London salons. Throughout her accomplished career, she has worked as a lead stylist at fashion weeks across Europe and in New York City, been an educator and curriculum developer at the Aveda Advanced Academy London and published editorial work in ELLE, Vogue UK, Dazed and Women’s Health. In her current role as Global Educator, Hair Styling, Bea enjoys teaching and passing on her knowledge in a way that motives and inspires others. She believes that by sharing techniques and skills of the craft with each other, Aveda can push the boundaries of hair together.
1. WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL VACATION SPOT?
BEA: Italy a place called Portofino, it has a beautiful old harbor, it’s full of boutiques, art galleries, cafés and restaurants. It’s a small fishing village. I have been going to Italy since I was a child, so I have wonderful memories. If I want a city break it has to be Paris. I love the food, culture, and all the excitement and fashion Paris has to offer. It’s the city I want to live in when I retire, it encourages the artist and the eccentric in you, which I love.
2. WHO DO YOU WATCH FOR INSPIRATION?
BEA: Christian Dada, he is a Japanese designer this is the name of his label, he is called Masanori Morikawa. I love his creations. He reminds me of an early Gareth Pugh or Alexander McQueen, both English designers. I love Christian Dada’s work, because it is inspired by Dada art. Dada is also something that inspires me and has been the inspiration for some Masterclasses we have created for Europe.
3.WHO ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
BEA: This is a little embarrassing – I always like to read old books, I love language. I’m actually reading the Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. A guilty pleasure, for me, is theatre, and I have recently seen this play. I went to school in a place called Farnham in Surrey. Farnham used to have a theatre called the Redgrave, which was opened by the Redgrave family, who are a family that have a history of acting writing and directing plays. Theatre is something I have been going too, since I was 6 years old, so I often read books that have been adapted for the stage. I love the old English language we have a very dry sense of humour, which can be difficult to understand, reading these kind of books helps you to see our odd humour, watching these books come to life on stage really helps you understand our cultural humour.
4. WHAT MUSIC ARE YOU CURRENTLY LISTENING TO?
BEA: I love James Blake at the moment his old tracks in particular, Air & Lack Thereof, is my favourite!! His track Timeless off of his latest album The Colour of Anything and finally the one most people will know Retrograde, he is known for Electronic music, I love to relax to his albums, definitely worth a listen if you haven’t heard his music already.
5. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY?
BEA: Never give up, be true to yourself, keep learning and always be aware of new trends and techniques. Never be frightened to put yourself out of your comfort zone and most importantly help to grow the talent around you so you can move to your next stage in your path or career.
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Date: Wednesday, July 13