111ICONS: HARRY JOSH

111ICONS: HARRY JOSH

111SKIN champions and celebrates game changers and innovators in leading industries. Each discussion uncovers the insight and knowledge into their individual approach and within the 111ICONS interview, we share their journey, business and approach to life.

111SKIN: Tell us a bit about what you do?

Harry: Haircuts, Hair color & Hairstyling! I work with both individual clients and editorial.  

111SKIN: WHAT IS A TYPICAL "DAY IN A LIFE" LIKE FOR YOU?

Harry: I wake up around 5:30am - meditate, walk the dog, and then come back home and listen to something inspiring and uplifting for about an hour before going off to work.

111SKIN: YOU HAVE WORKED WITH SOME HUGE ICONS, WHO WOULD BE YOUR DREAM PERSON TO WORK WITH?

Harry: At this point I would be more excited to work with some super inspirational speakers and spiritual leaders from around the world that admire.

111SKIN: What is the best advice you ever RECEIVED?

Harry: “Don’t trade your authenticity in for approval of others. It’s OK to not fit in.”

111SKIN: What HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

Harry: So many that I feel overwhelming grateful for, but being on the Oprah show two times is pretty up there!

111SKIN: Why EDITORIAL OVER WORKING IN A SALON?

Harry: I don’t believe I actually have a favourite they are both 50/50. Equally fun, just totally different.

111SKIN: IF YOU HAD TO PICK A HAIRSTYLE TO HAVE ITS MOMENT AGAIN, WHAT STYLE WOULD IT BE?

Harry: Big 60s hair!

111SKIN: TELL US ABOUT HARRY JOSH PRO TOOLS?

Harry: Literally it is an utter and complete passion project, creating a business with good intention for the people and not solely about profit as the forefront.

111SKIN: DID YOU ALWays want to create your own line of products?

Harry: YAAAASSS

111SKIN: WHAT IS A PRODUCT YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT?

Harry: Good quality hair tools are everything and the product I’m currently obsessed with is the Goldwell moist repair hydration serum.

111SKIN: How do you wind down from your busy work schedule?

Harry: Believe it or not I repeat the morning ritual in the evening as well. Mediation, followed by listening to something inspiring, also I love to cook!

111SKIN: what are your on-the-go essentials?

Harry: Electronics, everything I need is in there, books, music, games etc.

CELESTIAL BLACK DIAMOND EYE MASK

ROSE GOLD BRIGHTENING FACIAL TREATMENT MASK

CELESTIAL BLACK DIAMOND SERUM

111SKIN: how did you discover 111skin?

Harry: @hungvanngo introduced me to the brand

111SKIN: favourite 111skin product?

Harry: The eyes masks hands down!!!

111SKIN: lastly, what advice would you give someone beginning their journey in the industry?

Harry: The business is saturated and will get even more crowded. Make sure you have something that stands out from the pack!

111SKIN champions and celebrates game changers and innovators in leading industries. Each discussion uncovers the insight and knowledge into their individual approach and within the 111ICONS interview, we share their journey, business and approach to life.

111SKIN: Tell us a bit about what you do?

Harry: Haircuts, Hair color & Hairstyling! I work with both individual clients and editorial.  

111SKIN: WHAT IS A TYPICAL "DAY IN A LIFE" LIKE FOR YOU?

Harry: I wake up around 5:30am - meditate, walk the dog, and then come back home and listen to something inspiring and uplifting for about an hour before going off to work.

111SKIN: YOU HAVE WORKED WITH SOME HUGE ICONS, WHO WOULD BE YOUR DREAM PERSON TO WORK WITH?

Harry: At this point I would be more excited to work with some super inspirational speakers and spiritual leaders from around the world that admire.

 

111SKIN: What is the best advice you ever RECEIVED?

Harry: "Don’t trade your authenticity in for approval of others. It’s OK to not fit in."

111SKIN: What HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

Harry: So many that I feel overwhelming grateful for, but being on the Oprah show two times is pretty up there!

111SKIN: Why EDITORIAL OVER WORKING IN A SALON?

Harry: I don’t believe I actually have a favourite they are both 50/50. Equally fun, just totally different.

 

111SKIN: IF YOU HAD TO PICK A HAIRSTYLE TO HAVE ITS MOMENT AGAIN, WHAT STYLE WOULD IT BE?

Harry: Big 60s hair!

111SKIN: TELL US ABOUT HARRY JOSH PRO TOOLS?

Harry: Literally it is an utter and complete passion project, creating a business with good intention for the people and not solely about profit as the forefront.

111SKIN: DID YOU ALWays want to create your own line of products?

Harry: YAAAASSS

CELESTIAL BLACK DIAMOND EYE MASK

ROSE GOLD BRIGHTENING FACIAL TREATMENT MASK

CELESTIAL BLACK DIAMOND SERUM

111SKIN: WHAT IS A PRODUCT YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT?

Harry: Good quality hair tools are everything and the product I’m currently obsessed with is the Goldwell moist repair hydration serum.

111SKIN: How do you wind down from your busy work schedule?

Harry: Believe it or not I repeat the morning ritual in the evening as well. Mediation, followed by listening to something inspiring, also I love to cook!

111SKIN: what are your on-the-go essentials?

Harry: Electronics, everything I need is in there, books, music, games etc.

111SKIN: how did you discover 111skin?

Harry: @hungvanngo introduced me to the brand

111SKIN: favourite 111skin product?

Harry: The eyes masks hands down!!!

111SKIN: lastly, what advice would you give someone beginning their journey in the industry?

Harry: The business is saturated and will get even more crowded. Make sure you have something that stands out from the pack!

 

 

If you were to advise a London guide, what would be on your list?

Well, As I grew up in Notting Hill, it will always have my heart and if I was recommending spots in London, a wander around Notting Hill would be high up on my list. From there it would be all the best shopping destinations, the iconic private members club, Annabels, Harrods and Liberty’s for any cute and unique gifts. I would always pop into 111CRYO at Harrods for the Cryo Facial and treatment for the ultimate recharge. Sometimes the city is great, but the beautiful secrets of the English countryside is something that should be experienced.

Your In-Flight Essentials?

I don’t have a routine per say and I am certainly not as thorough as Naomi Campbell but I would apply the Meso Infusion Lip Duo and I would always wipe my phone down with anti-bacterial wipes, in fact I do this every day, the bacteria build up is no good for the skin.

In terms of Industry, where do you see the hair industry going?

Well Instagram has changed so much and has impacted the way we consume and learn within the industry, especially with so many creatives, but I still find that a massive amount of people come to the professionals to share the knowledge on how to carry out or complete a desired look, more than ever there is power behind ‘how-to’ videos.

A very valid point and in terms of 2020?

In terms of what we are to see in 2020, things are going to be super creative and we will see a wider awareness for people doing their own thing and it will be expressive and artistic. People will move away from the overtly glamorous looks and will create looks they can tailor to their everyday. As it’s currently Award Season which is the busiest time of the year leading up to the Met Ball, hairstyles are certainly more elaborate, and everyone loves an up do. I would say the most timeless look has to be the blunt bob, it comes around year on year, but it is effortless and timeless.

Outside of hair, what other industries are you into?

I am hugely into Interiors and I would describe my style as 60s/70s glamour, think elaborate and dramatic but I often fantasise about 80s Dallas and Joan Collins and I have to reign myself in. I also love Baking; it is the ultimate way to relax and I find that it is my meditation and therapy. If I’m in the USA I would bake a lot of cookies as everyone is obsessed with then over here and in the UK, I would bake more traditional styles like a lemon tart or an apple tart – it allows for me to be creative outside of my job.

Finally, the best advice you have ever received?

It would have to be from my grandfather, he would often say to me “it’s not how well you’re doing but how well people think you’re doing”. I haven’t successfully implemented it however you can look to Instagram today and people see our work and are blown away by it, but we can be so hard on ourselves and not appreciate our own work ourselves.