I started my career two decades ago and I still wake up each morning with the same drive and passion- maybe even more so- than when I first started. I truly love what I do.
One of the wonderful things about my profession is that it’s always changing and there’s always room for creative thinking and setting new trends. There’s nothing more rewarding than having a spark of an idea and watching it grow and flourish.
My journey has taken me to so many amazing places- seminars, stage work and top photographic shoots across the Uk , Europe and even traveling to America where I won Editorial shot of the year at a Global hairdressing event. Everyday feels like a new adventure and I’m so lucky to be part of such an inspiring profession.
By working hard and doing my best to make a lasting impression in the fashion world, I’ve received many awards, become a Milkshake Ambassador (an honour all on it’s own!) and have been a winner at the British Hairdressing Awards- though making my clients feel special and building a team of incredibly talented stylists are the biggest rewards of all!
Since opening my salon, The Sitting Room, in 2006 I strongly believe my team has become one of the best around and with their support and cutting-edge ideas we have built a service that we are all incredibly proud of.
“This award (Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year 2016) cements Julian as Northern Ireland’s leading hair talent. But a win doesn’t just mean you’re the very best in the area; it also marks you out as one of the greatest stylists in the country.”
-Jayne Lewis-Orr- Hairdressers Journal International Executive Director.