frederico our young client

frederico our young client

Frederico likes to pull off different styles and Néria likes to surprise him with new looks. He usually leaves us with a cut design or a paintbrush which stays only for the weekend.
He likes to relax during the haircuts to prepare himself for his next gig on the drums.
Frederico is one of our favorite open minded youngster! Stay like that!

young customer who likes to cut his hair at wip hairport

frederico cool as hell


Sabine is back!

March 9, 2009

sabine back at work

Sabine back at work

after spending a few months at home with the baby boy, Sabine is finally back to work. she was thrilled to meet her clients and colleagues again and is full of energy and creativity.
she needed a bit of a warmup on the first day, but on her second day she proved her mastership with the razor and now she’s just unstoppable. the assistants are constantly removing big piles of hair and if she continues like this we will start producing carpets soon

in the meantime, emil is enjoying some time with his dad during the shifts and is an energetic and happy little guy!

emil enjoying the flight

emil enjoying the flight

silvia pereira hair artist from toledo

silvia pereira stylist from toledo

today silvia our girl from toledo answered some questions :

How long are you working in the salon by now?
I’ve been living in Lisbon and working at Hairport for almost 7 years.

How comes that you are still here – isn’t it boring?

Well, on one side it is very tempting to move to some place else and start all over, but on the other side it’s also interesting to have a routine and to know how to deal with that. As long as I continue to have the liberty and support to explore other interests it will be a pleasure working here.

What would you really like to try out one day (but your client’s or you are too afraid)?

Something that I have never dared to do on a customer nor on me, but I just love it: a bob cut with everything clipped until above the ears. Does somebody dare to do this?

where would you like to work (at least for a while)

In Mexico City or in New York.

silvia double take
silvia double take

What do you think about fashion magazine cover page girls?

I think that this type of magazine is for the H&M or Zara generation that tends to democratize fashion because everybody has access to it and all the girls from Beja to Tokyo seem to dress, walk and have the same attitude.
These magazines are stereotyping teenagers more and more.

Why do you like Alex de la Iglesia movies?
I just love this Spanish director because he is dynamic, brutal, fun and he knows how to choose the soundtracks. He’s the Spanish Tarantino and recommend the film “Perdita Durango” starring Javier Barden and Rosie Perez.

What kind of music do you like these days?
Definitely Colombian Cumbia

silvia on elevador da bica

silvia on elevador da bica

springtime at hairport

February 22, 2009

since the sun is out for more than a week now and the temperatures are rising we decided it’s springtime in lisbon. one afternoon was mostly dedicated to restyle ourselfs and get some color in our hair – it was fun obviously!

silvia working on inês

silvia working on inês

exchanging ideas and experiment on each others hair brings a lot of feedback into our everyday live. the comments of the people on the street, of our clients, our friends and our families fuel our creativity. the teamwork and the teamspirit is the most important thing within the wip-hairport salon.

the spring collection presented by inês and jezz :)

the spring collection presented by inês and jezz 🙂 - haircuts by silvia, color by neria

in general one can say the work and the colleagues are quite boring and narrow minded! 😀

no fun for four

no fun for four

We asked Néria to answer some questions today…

neria in front of the green door

Néria in front of the green door

How long are you working in hairport?
I started working here one year ago. I had already worked here for 3 years but I’ve stopped for two years to finish my hairdressers degree and gain some experience in other salons. after that I came back like in the popular portuguese saying “o bom filho a casa retorna” (a good child always returns).

How come you are still here – isn’t it boring?
I think it’s like an enchantment: when you’re enchanted you just can’t leave. I think the general mood here is cheerful and you can find a relaxed atmosphere and highest professionalism at the same time. What’s kept me here for such a long time is that one simply can’t get bored here. We have unique clients who have the need and the guts to come to us to change their looks and this is really hard to find somewhere else. I really like our unusual, relaxed, funny and usually very open minded customers were you meet strong individuals who are interesting, relaxed, amusing, sincere and generally very open minded.

What would you really like to try out one day?
well… so many ideas are popping into my head right now that i find it hard to decide which one to choose. What I would really like to do is a design inspired on a painting of miró 🙂

Where would you like to work, at least for a while?
I would like to work in Berlin. I think it’s a great city, and I’m already learning german. I really need to go, to live the experience of living in a foreign country… but I’ll always want to come back. Like I said before its like an enchantment…

neria trying to be serious

neria trying to be serious

What group of people is most inspiring for you?
I do not have a favorite style. I love my customers, they are all special. I do not really identify myself with a special style, but I sympathize with rockabilly and gothic. However, I also like the desperate housewives and the effect that some layers or strong fringes can have on them… what I really love is to give my customers some power and self-confidence so that they like themselves more than ever and leave the salon happy and satisfied. Seeing my customers happy makes me happy.

You are somehow a “country girl” from Alentejo. Can you imagine yourself going back to a village in Alentejo someday?
An interesting question… I guess it would be difficult to go back. I just love to spend holidays and rest in Alentejo. It is very complicated to live there you can’t find work. I guess i will stay close to alentejo, probably move to the Algarve one day where you have not only a high standard of living but also a fantastic seacoast, beach and sun.

Would you like to become the Prime Minister of Portugal one day? What would be your first political agenda that you would like to realise?
This question is really difficult. Well, if I’d become Prime Minister, I’d like to raise the ridiculous pensions of the lower classes. I think that everyone has the right to have a quality life at least in the last years of ones live. I’d also forbid mortgage for real estates and lower the rents for apartments to mobilize the portuguese people and to avoid that they stick to one place and one house.

neria modeling

neria modeling

birgit damke alias bibi 007

February 1, 2009

we have interviewed birgit who’s not very fond of advertising – (what a pitty!)

bibi 007

bibi 007

How long are you working in Hairport?
nine years and nine months – quite some time!!!

How are you still here? Isn’t it boring?

actually i´m bored to death – LOL. but my bosses, colleagues and the interesting work make it really difficult to leave 🙂

What would you like to try out one day?
pubic hair design 😀 –  seriously – I usually don’t have problems to find someone who lets me try out some excentric ideas .

where would you like to work (at least for a while)?
I would choose a big city or a mega city outside of europe, like new york, rio de janeiro, sydney, singapore… this would be a  challenge!

What do you think about fashion magazine cover page girls?
I’m note sure if I understand the question, it depends on the magazine and the covergirl. generally boring and artificial puppets, but i have seen some good ones too.

Why do you like james bond movies?
fast cars, cool gadgets invented by Q, strong masculine figure who protects women, actually most of them get killed after the one-night-stand with mr. bond – LOL

neria and birgit

neria and birgit

another radical hair change

January 29, 2009

before the haircut

before the haircut

The most of our new customers usually have either friends or relatives that are already our customers, which is exactly the case of this particular customer. Her sister comes to Hairport for quite some time now and she has decided to give us a try. Irina was the chosen stylist. As usual, both sat down and discussed what to do. Apparently the customer always had short hair and decided to let it grow for the first time. Irina explained to her that a medium size haircut would suit her better and the customer was very pleased with the end result.

the new style
the new style
the new style
the new style

And what about you? Are you up for a radical change?