Natalie Carranceja-French – Salon Coordinator/Social Media

Natalie Carranceja-French – Salon Coordinator

~ Favourite colour?
Teal

~ Where did you grow up and why aren’t you there now?
I grew up in a small town called Cheltenham in the UK, and I decided when I was 22 years old that it was time to start adventuring and see what else is out there. Five years later I am now a permanent resident of Canada 🙂

~ What is your Zodiac sign?
I am a Capricorn, very organised, hate being late, love being outside and love my family and friends to the moon and back.

~ Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Audrey Hepburn!

~ Best compliment from a client?
‘Thank you for being you’

~ Favourite aspect about working in this industry?
The fact I never know what’s going to happen tomorrow. I love that it’s NOT a 9-5 and that there is always an element of surprise.

~ Favourite trend so far in hair & beauty?
Encouraging the natural wave. I love that women (and men) are asking their stylists to style their hair in a way that means they have to do NO styling at home.

~ How long have you been in the industry?
Since I was born – my Father was a hairdresser, and then I started working in a salon at the age of 14 as a Saturday girl. I thoroughly enjoy being at the front of the salon, observing what the stylists create and being the first point of contact for the majority of our clients.

~ Fave outdoor activity?
Biking and Walking

~ Best time of day?
Definitely the morning, because you have your whole day ahead of you…

~ What path brought you to Whistler?
GROUPON UK brought me to Whistler. It was offering a cheap snowboarding lesson in the UK, and after one lesson my partner and I made the decision to come to Whistler for a season… We have now been here for 3.5 years!!

~ What are you doing when you’re not working?
Spending time with the people I love.

~ What does integrity mean to you?
Always be honest to yourself and others around you. Standing up for your principles and beliefs while respecting others.

~ What inspires me about life?
That’s a hard question….its pretty awesome that we are solely responsible for what happens to ourselves…don’t you think? Make it what you want!!

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