‘My best flight was by private jet to see Cognac being made’
Suzan Manning (44) is creative director of Zuni Hairdressing in Belfast. She lives in the city with her partner Peter. She says:
Professionally speaking I would like to sit beside Sam McKnight — he’s the top celebrity session stylist. He does most of the covers for Vogue and has just launched his own range of products. I have met him, as I was trained by him to work on a video shoot, but I would love more time with him.
Personally speaking I’m a girls’ girl, so I love the idea of being stuck on a plane in between Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bullock.
Anyone who has been in a romcom, really.
I do travel a lot. I go back and forth to London, particularly for London Fashion Week when I work on the Topshop shows sponsored by L’Oreal.
I’ve been to LA to do Vidal Sassoon courses and I’ve travelled the world with Denman.
I try to get a balance of work and relaxation, so I try and squeeze in a girls’ trip to Ibiza once or twice a year.
The more you travel the bet- ter you get at it, so I recently have been trying to perfect the capsule wardrobe.
The secret is bringing the right shoes — if you have a few good, stylish pairs which go with everything and you can walk around London and New York in them, then you’re fine.
Travelling light is important, as when I travel for work I have massive suitcases of kit with me — basically I bring a mobile salon.
The best flight I have ever been on was when a friend won a trip on the Hennessey Louis Vuitton private jet.
We went to Cognac to see how Hennessey was made — I have to say we were trying to figure out how we could manage to do it again as soon as we came back.
Touch wood, I’ve never had any disasters on a plane. I’m not a nervous flier but I think it’s because I haven’t had any bad experiences. In saying that, flights to Ibiza can be a bit rough. People are partying away and hammered before they even get on the plane.”
I’d love to be stuck on a plane between Cameron Diaz and Sandra Bullock