Podcast Length: 49 min | Date Published: 3rd August 2021
A creative genius in the hairdressing industry. Part Two with Eugene Souleiman.
This week’s podcast is the second part of my interview with session hairdressing supremo ‘Eugene Souleiman’. If you missed part one, that was last weeks podcast, so you might want to check it out first.
If creativity is your thing, then you are going to want to listen to this. Eugene’s work inspires editorial stylists and salon hairdressers the world over and along with a select few when it comes to creativity, he really is at the top of the pile.
In these two podcast episodes with Eugene, we discuss:
- His journey into hair
- Transitioning from being a salon to editorial hairdresser
- The importance of humility and being open to new ideas
- How to nurture and develop creativity in others
- What it’s really like to be one of the most in-demand session hairdressers in the world.
And lots more!
In this Episode:
[0:00:47] Welcome to the second half of our two-part interview with Eugene Souleiman
[0:01:47] Where the idea for Eugene’s latest film venture originated.
[0:03:07] The accessories that Eugene’s forest-like garden inspired him to create.
[0:04:47] How the pandemic has encouraged humans to connect more with nature.
[0:07:20] A visual description of the accessories that Eugene showed me during this episode.
[0:08:08] What collaboration means to Eugene.
[0:09:28] How Eugene perceives the intersection between fashion and art.
[0:11:50] Wabi-sabi; the element that make Eugene’s work identifiable as his own.
[0:13:53] Why Eugene doesn’t have a favorite campaign.
[0:15:09] The important of confidence in Eugene’s line of work, and how Eugene has built his confidence over time.
[0:18:09] Being open minded is the key to finding joy and magic in the creative world.
[0:19:03] Positive and negative aspects of social media, and Eugene’s personal relationship with it.
[0:22:50] The profound influence of youth culture on Eugene’s career.
[0:25:30] Eugene’s involvement in the movement towards a more diverse creative world.
[0:26:45] Important things that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the foreground in society.
[0:29:08] An interaction Eugene recently had with his daughter which epitomises one of the values that he holds highest.
[0:32:28] Eugene shares an example of an experience you can expect to have if you choose to do the work that he does.
[0:35:29] What Eugene learns from the photographers he works with.
[0:38:35] Eugene’s biggest strength, why you shouldn’t try to stay relevant, and the most valuable life lesson Eugene has learned.
[0:41:54] How Eugene deals with adversity, and what he wishes he was better at.
[0:43:38] The way Eugene taught himself to read.
[0:45:59] Some of the things that Eugene would still love to do with his life.
[0:47:32] Where you can connect with Eugene, and watch his most recent film, The Folk Horror Tale.
Thanks for listening!
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Special thanks to Eugene Souleiman for sharing his world with me for this week’s episode. Until next time!
Links and Resources:
A Folk Horror Tale