Always interested in fashion and beauty I started buying Vogue magazines with my allowance, this inspired me to enroll and graduate from Scientific Marvel at 19 .
I have been in the beauty industry and practicing hair artistry for 22 years now and feel such gratitude to still be passionate about my craft . Education has been a life line for me during my career and I have been lucky enough to be able to travel extensively to educate and be educated in cities such as New York, Mexico, Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal.
Working with so many talented artists from all over the world has given me an eclectic style of hair artistry. Enabling me to expose, enhance, transform, translate, inspire, tease, coax, paint, snip, and feather the beauty that lies within the hair out into the world.
What Hobbies or interest’s do you have outside of samantha James hair design?
“Spending time with family, friends and my fur babies would definitely be at the top of my list!
I really enjoy the outdoors and anything that let's me spend time there ; kayaking, hiking, biking, gardening and sitting by the water are my go to activities. I love to TRAVEL!!!
I am an avid reader, podcast listener, music lover and enjoy yoga as well .
As of recently I've taken up meditation to clear my mind and reset.”
what do you enjoy most about being a hairstylist?
“Firstly, Its a creative outlet that I need in my life, I have a lot of creative energy that has to flow positively through a medium and hair has been the main path for me for the last 22 years .
Second I would have to say the people! The clients, other artists and all the beautiful people I have met and continue to meet.
Third, the diversity of careers in the industry has kept my interest and passion for my craft alive! From education, sales and marketing, mentorships, management, session work, film, stage artistry, I've tried my hand in a little of everything!”
Where do you get your inspiration from?
“Inspiration is everywhere and in everything for me. It isn't one thing or one person. To me it's always alive and it's about staying open and being able to receive the gift.”
if you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself?
“Live in gratitude, come from a place of abundance and be kind and love yourself.”
in five songs, what is the soundtrack of your life?
What is one of the best compliments you have ever received?
“The gratitude I feel when my clients walk out of the salon with a big smile and a bounce in their step loving their new hair is one of the best feelings in the world ! It's a deep compliment to me.”