Career has gelled since own­ing sa­lon

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business -

CLARE­MONT hair­dresser Michael O’Dowd (35) has won WA and North­ern Ter­ri­tory Hair­dresser of the Year at the Aus­tralian Hair Fash­ion Awards for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year.

“Like ev­ery career, you need to progress and con­stantly keep your­self in­ter­ested, and hav­ing my own sa­lon has al­lowed me to ex­pand,” Mr O’Dowd said.

He and his wife Christie opened O’Dowd-Christie Hair in Avion Way in 2012. It was 16 years since Mr O’Dowd started hair­dress­ing at a friend’s sa­lon “to help pay the rent”.

His sec­ond Aus­tralian Hair Fash­ion award was pre­sented in Syd­ney on April 10, af­ter Mr O’Dowd sent a pho­to­graphic collection to judges of his work in the past year.

He also had to show where he thought hair de­sign was go­ing.

“For that I looked at New York Fash­ion Week, where ev­ery­thing there is go­ing back to the 1970s with lots of fringes,” Mr O’Dowd said.

Clare­mont’s Michael O’Dowd is a sec­ond-time WA and NT Hair­dresser of the Year.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.