As a young teenager I had a choice. Go to college, like most of my friends or learn the art of hairdressing from my Uncle Gianni Lamberti. At first, I decided to try both but I couldn’t give my best in either and so I decided to focus and took the step to leave college and work full-time in my uncles salon.
There was no special treatment, even though I was a relative. I started by sweeping the floor, running errands and I spent the day watching and watching my uncle and his stylists at work, which totally fascinated me and I couldn’t wait to be the same as them!
I washed hair until my hands were sore, never any gloves like some other salons, as it was important to feel the texture of the hair. I realised at this stage how important the hair wash part of your salon experience is. Being able to wash hair well is really an art!
After a few years of deliberately slow but steady progression, helping my uncle at weddings and in the salon and had developed a high understanding of the skills of classic Italian styling and I soon became very popular! I had regular customers, a great team to work with and an Italian atmosphere.
However it wasn’t enough, I wanted to learn for myself, cut hair in my own style and tune in to my own creativity and flair and so I decide to head to London and realise my dream to learn from my idol - Vidal Sassoon.
After a few years in Leeds and then a trip home back to Naples when my mamma was unwell, I was invited to an interview at a salon in a city I knew nothing about; Winchester! I took the job and spent many years working at Guy Kremer in Winchester - I was very grateful for the amazing experience and the opportunity to develop myself and pay for my training with Vidal Sassoon and the master of precision hair cutting - Mazella & Palmer. I’ve met so many amazing people in Winchester in my years working here and I am proud to now have my own salon, coworking space and academy here in this beautiful city.