June 22, 2016

The Man Behind the Brand

Limoz Logli Hair and Beauty Salon is an elegant emporium of all things stunning, stylish and glamourous. Given that he takes such an honest approach to his clients he looks after, lets see how honest an approach he takes to our questions.


THE BEST THING MY PARENTS TAUGHT ME… When you have given nothing, ask for nothing.


WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT HAIRDRESSING…. The variety, and the fact I am never still; always working, always developing and without doubt always learning. Its a cliche but I think like all hairdressers I love making my clients happy.  It is so rewarding to see them walk out looking beautiful and feeling confident! Its a fact I love my job, and when it comes to happiness at work hairdressers have been found top of the table after all!


I THINK MY CLIENTS LOVE ME BECAUSE…. I spend time with my clients, I have always made it clear to my team from day one that we are not a factory. We make sure we are personable with all clients and give them our undivided attention. Thankfully and not surprisingly all my clients are so lovely and I am lucky enough to have made some really close friendships with some of them. I want clients to feel comfortable with me and my team. Its important for me that they don’t ever feel intimidated or ignored. We all have busy lives, so their time with us should provide them with a well deserved rest and treat.


MY FAVOURITE PART OF THE WORKING WEEK…. are my mornings. I feel such a rush of pride as I walk to up the road to the salon. I am one of the lucky few who loves what they do so I love arriving at work. A man of habit, I always drink a coffee with my first client as we talk and work.


ONE THING I WOULD CHANGE ABOUT THE HAIR INDUSTRY.. the training available for people considering a career in hairdressing. I think the techniques are so outdated and not relevant to todays techniques and fashions. Schools should focus on where hairdressing has reached now, not how it was when the course was designed. Things are always changing and I believe the courses should change alongside these developments.


IF I WASN’T A HAIRDRESSER NOW I WOULD BE…. A carpenter or an interior designer. I love furniture and design and I was never really great at academics but have always been really comfortable working with my hands creatively. I love making things from wood and a few years back I thought about taking a course to learn more about it but it took me away from hairdressing for too long. I can’t wait to open my second salon as I learnt so much about interior design and more importantly the functionality of a salon that I would love another go at it. I have so many ideas all the time. Thank god for Pinterest!


MY BIGGEST INFLUENCE…. Its cheesy but I have to say my wife. I owe her a lot because if it wasn’t for her I would probably still be working for someone else. I don’t think anyone realises as I am the face of the business but she has not just pushed me to achieve my dreams she has been the one behind the scenes making it happen for me. Like I said school and academics were just not my thing… thankfully I married someone that makes up for it!


MY GREATEST WEAKNESS…. Apart from my stubbornness it my perfectionism. I cannot leave a job unfinished even if it means me working through the night. I was like bob the builder working night and day to get our salon finished (at the annoyance of the builders I was paying) and I still see things that I need to change. I am constantly spotting things that no one else would bother with. I cant sleep at night if I know something isn’t perfect. We have a saying in my country, ‘Punën e sotme mos e lër për nesër’. ‘Never put off till tomorrow what can be done today’. I guess that’s what makes me a good stylist. I cannot let any clients walk out unless I am 100% confident in my work, even if that means we also work thought the night!


ITS NOT GOOD FOR MY IMAGE BUT I LIKE….really rubbish TV. The trashier the better. Everyone is shocked to find out but I find it really helps me switch off after work… I guess I don’t have to use my brain much to follow the story lines.


THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE… was when my beautiful daughter Aurelia was born. In that first moment I met her, I knew I wanted lots more children. She has brought more to my life than I could have imagined, and it is the only thing that makes my working week hard. I am a workaholic and could work 7 days a week, so it is such a battle for me as I love every minute I can get to be with her and my wife.


MY LAST MEAL WOULD BE… Lamb! My family are sheep farmers after all!