Restyle for two guys

May 3, 2009

two artists from vienna were invited to realize a project with us and stayed in lisbon for 10 days.

carsten and jo before the haircut

carsten and jo before the haircut

since both of them did a great job, we could not let them return to austria without a proper haircut (you will hear more about their work soon). sabine and jezz gave them a lesson in contemporary lisbon haircutting and they enjoyed it.

jezz and sabine in action

jezz and sabine in action

after 60 relaxed minutes with good music, they both liked their new hairstyle and one can really see the difference..

jo with his new look

jo with his new look

carsten upcyled

carsten upcyled

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ines our friendly punkgirl

ines our friendly punkgirl

Today Inês was up for an interview:

How long are you working in the salon?
I’ve been here for 3 and a half years already, time’s been flying….

How comes that you are still here – isn’t it boring?
Not really 🙂 We always have different clients and different work to do, and after all this time it’s like working with friends and family. The salon has a very good energy, and I usually don’t get fed up with good energies. It’s hard to leave!

What would you really like to try out one day?
Hmmm…. This is a hard one…. Luckily for me, I always have clients that let me do whatever I want, so I don’t think there’s anything I would like to do but can’t. In my own case, shave my head but then I wouldn’t have any hair to play with… And I love playing with hair…..

mrs Z a dedicated cutter

mrs Z a dedicated cutter

where would you like to work (at least for a while)
In an immediate future, i would like to work in Berlin, then maybe London to visit some friends, and in a few years Tokyo and Kyoto. And in Portugal, maybe spend a while in Porto. You should never put your own country a side…

What group of people is most inspiring for you?
Definitely Punk in all its variations and Japanese Anime. And my coworkers obviously, you always learn a lot and get inspired by watching others working.

You are quite concerned about the environment which is not very typical for a “alfacinha” – do you talk to the people in your neighborhood and in your family about that?
Maybe not in my neighborhood, but to my family, friends, coworkers, to everyone that comes into my home or to wich homes I go too…Everyone I caught doing something wrong… I’m a wee bit of a dictator with it 🙂

Would you like to become the Prime Minister of Portugal one day?
No… Not really… I don’t really like politicians.  I think i would end up slapping all of those around me… Hehehe…

inês enjoying one of the rare quiet moments at work

inês enjoying one of the rare quiet moments at work

two haircuts in one

April 14, 2009

jezz's client happy after the haircut

jezz's client happy after the haircut

jezz and her magic scissors did another innovative masterpiece: her regular customer who works in a quite conservative or at least classic environment, wanted a new, excentric cut. she wants to grow her hair but she also wants something fresh and outgoing. what a challenge for jezz.

undercut with design by jezz

undercut with design by jezz

since there was a lot of volume to cut off, jezz suggested to cut out a few waves and leave the hair on top long and even, like a curtain. the concept worked out nicely and her client now has two haircuts in one 🙂

two haircuts in one

two haircuts in one

 

two haircuts in one

two haircuts in one

videoprojection on elevador da bica with our client

videoprojection on elevador da bica with our client

Guia da Noite organized a party on friday the 27th right in the heart of Lisbon: at Elevador da Bica where our shop is. Our shop was open until midnight. The girls decided to dress up a little.

néria ivy and tish getting dressed up

néria ivy and tish getting dressed up

Our clients liked this idea aswell and many curious people visited us or watched us working through the windows.

new clients from italy booked a cut for thursday

guys from italy booked a cut for the next day

Two boys from Italy booked a haircut for the next day and enjoyed the atmosphere. Silvia, Inês, Néria, Patricia and Tish worked really hard and looked fabulous. Nice clients, good music, excellent mood: a great evening at Wip- Hairport.

silvia pereira working on a client

silvia in action

However, the real party only started around midnight whith people streaming to Bica. All our neighbours like Bicaense, Baliza, Bica-me and the other bars were absolutely crowded. We have no pictures from the party but we are sure that they will pop up somewhere on the Internet soon and we will try to post a link.

néria and tish in action

néria and tish in action

quite often our new clients at wip-hairport tell us, that they choose us to do a real change on their hairstyle. they want something new, fresh and different. this time our client chose birgit, one of our german girls, for the restyle!

before the new haicut

before the new haircut

The client wanted to go for a short haircut. birgit decided to lift the heavyweight hair curtain and show her beautiful face and neck. in the end irregular fringe and short curls would leave a flamelike sparkling hairdo and create a soft silhouette.

new haircut short female

new haircut easy and sparkling

birgit has cut the most of her hair and left her with a light and easy to style *smart* haircut. obviously she likes her new look and we think she looks fabulous now.

new haircut short female

a lot of weight was lifted from her shoulders

looking for a christmas gift?

December 15, 2008

Here’s an original idea for a christmas gift. Offer your friends or family a new look.
You can spend how much you want: just a little help for a wonderful haircut, a full haircut & color, there’s no limit …

voucher

last week ulli arrived in lisbon with a suitcase full of gifts. when she started the fortschnitt salon in vienna in 1988  she was a radical cut and colour pioneer. sabine, the current owner of wip-hairport, used to work for ulli in the 90’s and this led to some exchange between the salons. in november 2006 silvia and liane swapped jobs for one month. silvia went to vienna and she loved it. (read her report here). liane joined our team for a few weeks and did a great job not only by cutting hair but also making new friends.

after the gorgeous cut silvia did on ulli’s head, we took a picture of the two of them on elevador da bica. of course they had to explore the lisbon nightlife together and you can hardly find a better guide than silvia!

ulli and silvia posing on elevador da bica

ulli and silvia posing at elevador da bica