Paul Desmarre has managed to turn his passion into a career, while at the same time making his clients happy with their new looks and hair styles. This talented French hairstylist has managed to become very sort after in the US working with some of the biggest A-listers in the world. We recently sat down with Paul and asked him a few questions about his career and plans for the future, here is what he had to say:
Please introduce yourself to the readers and how and when did you first get into performing?
My name is Paul Desmarre, I’m from France and I moved to Los Angeles almost 5 years ago from Paris.
What inspired you to get into this industry?
Working with my hands is in my genes. My grandpa was a baker and my grandma was a tailor. I learned how to sew when I was 16 years old, then got enjoyment out of doing hair and it came naturally to me.
What kind of training have you had, if any?
Training in France is for about 4 years while at the same time you work in a hair salon.
School teaches you the basics and how to manage a salon physically and business wise too. Being in a salon at the same time teaching the real work, how to handle clientele helps you evolve until you find your own style of doing hair.
What has been your favorite part of your job so far?
Teaching is an amazing role to have, sharing is important. Being a leader for the hair staff in a fashion show is also, a role I enjoyed doing as well.
What has been one of the biggest achievements of your career so far?
Moving to the US to continue my passion and being recognized for my craft is the biggest achievement of my career so far.
What projects do you have coming up?
I’m getting more available for my clientele to get their hair colored, developing an accessory that will make hairstylist’s lives easier and I’m going to be on a worldwide tour doing hair in few months.
Who would you most like to work with?
I have worked with many talented artists that have inspired me in my industry.
As well as my clients, I’ve been working for a lot of actresses, singers etc.
I would love to work with few different people and I enjoy any company that would appreciate my quality of work for them.
What are your plans for the future?
For the future, I’m going to have my own collection of accessories and products that I created, while answering to my needs. Which should fit many people in my industry.
What is your advice to aspiring hairstylists?
Believe in yourself, do a good job, work hard, never let it fall down. Every result comes at the right time.