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Alice Tucker



Tell us about studying hairdressing?

I completed two 34 week courses at Servilles Academy of Hairdressing. During that time, I was taught all the foundation skills of being a good hairdresser (shampoo, massage, blow waves), through to more technical and specialised areas (creative colouring, editorial styling and dry cutting). Being in an environment where you could learn on mannequins, before doing actual salon clients, was an extremely helpful thing. 


What's the best thing about being a hairdresser?

The variety! I style hair in the salon, do editorial work for a few New Zealand magazines, runway shows, colour work and I've done endless styling events for Servilles, both locally and nationallay. I also work exclusively with some of New Zealand's leading musicians, looking after their hair for photoshoots and events. It's so rewarding to have a career I love. 


What makes Servilles stand out above other hair dressing institutes?

Servilles Academy provides lots of opportunities for industry experiences such as hairdressing for NZ Fashion Week, and working on TV shows such as X-Factor. I loved the connections I made at Servilles Academy and the valuable experience I gained from working through the assessments. I've been mentored by some of the best in the industry at both Servilles Academy and Servilles Newmarket salon.