Hair colorist Bianca Hillier
What made you decide to start doing haircolor?
When I was younger, my parents would ask me what I wanted to do for my career. It was funny, my sister is 5'1" and said she wanted to be a basketball player, my brother wanted to be a bus driver. For me, It was a more of a dream rather than an ambition, I just said "I want to do hair". At 6 years old.... I said "I want to do models and the movie stars". From there I was determined. I set my path on being a celerbity stylist in West Hollywood. After graduating from high school, I didn't waste anytime jumping straight into beauty school. I started cosmetology school at the age of 17 and I was eager for my next move. Two days after I graduated I was hired as an assistant at one of the best salons. Starting as an assistant at Sally Hershberger I was a bit reluctant to commit to colour opposed to styling, I quickly realized that this and this was surely the next step in my career. I assisted two years for Sulekha Hilton, where I learned the most about colour. After seven years at Sally Herberger, I was recruited to Andy Lecompte Salon as a colourist with a full clientele. I am grateful for my path because it lead me to the position I am in right now with an amazing clientele and team.
What’s one thing you wish someone would have told you before getting into the industry?
Identify and understand your aesthetic. Work under someone who inspires you creatively and on the business side of the industry.
Social media had just begun as my career started to take off. I now would recommend everyone starting in the industry to use social media as much as possible. It has allowed me expand my brand Bianca Colour and grow rapidly.
How would you spend your ideal day?
Erewhon, trying to stay healthy after long work days
Hot8Yoga: my favorite yoga studio. Malibu Beach, fresh warm air, a nearby getaway while in quarantine, meditation, releasing any built up tension.
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
Right now, I would say more unity. Global warming has been a huge world wide concern and it seems this is mother nature’s way of letting us know we all need to chill out. It's a challenging time for a lot of people and I hope people can come together and support each other; in some cases this may even mean a facetime call with your colourist to discuss your grey coverage self applications at home. Now is the time to stay connected with people you love and staying united while social distancing to allow all things to heal.