Marc & So­phie

Hertfordshire Life - - RELATIONSHIPS -

Marc and So­phie Trinder opened Trinder Hair Stu­dios in 2016 in St Al­bans. They met while work­ing to­gether for Charles Wor­thing­ton in Lon­don. They have two chil­dren, Archie and Suki. They have both styled the hair of stars in­clud­ing Uma Thur­man, Poppy Delev­ingne, Min­nie Driver, Erin O’Con­nor and Kelly Os­bourne, and af­ter less than two years in busi­ness their St Al­bans sa­lon has al­ready won awards and they have plans to ex­pand.

‘This is some­thing we’re both passionate about,’ Marc in­sists. ‘We’ve al­ways worked to­gether and when we were at Charles Wor­thing­ton we worked in the same teams and prac­tised some of the same tech­niques like colour con­tour­ing. We were friends for two years and to­gether for 10 and now mar­ried for five. We’re still learn­ing what our re­spon­si­bil­i­ties are – we don’t want to step on each other’s toes. I think we’ve got a good bal­ance. When you start a new busi­ness it can be over­whelm­ing and you have to con­sciously make time for your fam­ily. But when we are on hol­i­day we talk about work con­stantly. And we’ve had lots of heated de­bates but we don’t ar­gue in front of our team. When we’re in the sa­lon, it’s like be­ing on stage.’

‘We’ve al­ways worked to­gether but hav­ing a busi­ness to­gether is dif­fer­ent,’ So­phie ex­plains. ‘It can be test­ing be­cause there are de­ci­sions that have to be made and there are times when we clash. Marc will some­times as­pire to do some­thing and then he’ll say, “This is so hard,” and I’ll say, “But this is what you wanted to do”, and we give each other a bit of a pep talk. For me it means I can work flex­i­bly, although from a busi­ness point of view Marc would like me to be here more. In this in­dus­try, when you work for some­one else, you can hit a ceil­ing, but now that it’s our busi­ness, it’s dif­fer­ent. This is our pas­sion and I think we are very lucky. I would def­i­nitely rec­om­mend work­ing to­gether.’

‘ We’ve had lots of heated de­bates but we don’t ar­gue in front of our team’

Marc and So­phie Trinder with their son Archie

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