texture design haircut with red color inês

texture design haircut with red color by inês

INTERNATIONAL HAIR SALON IN LISBON CENTRE LOOKING FOR HAIRCUTTER! Are you tired of cutting the same heads? Bored with the town you’re living in? Are you a creative, avant garde stylist who is looking forward to work in an alternative and independent environment with an international atmosphere and live in a sunny place in the south of Europe? Well hop on board then. Hairport’s waiting for you. Check our website http://www.hairport.pt or http://www.flickr.com/photos/hairport_lisboa/ if you like what you find out about us and you want to work for us the send us your CV: cut@hairport.pt

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