Ellen Filyk

Apprentice

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Ellen has always had a passion for hair, growing up and experimenting with her own hair as well as friends and family. In 2018, she decided to make hair her full time career! She started hair school, graduated and is now very excited to learn and grow in her career with the Samantha James Hair Design team!

What hobbies or interest’s do you have outside of Samantha James Hair Design?

“I love to cook and bake. Being creative in the kitchen and experimenting with new recipes.”

What Do you enjoy most about being a Hairstylist?

“Seeing clients light up when they’re leaving your chair with a new colour or cut. I love playing with colour, especially balayage, it’s definitely my favourite style and technique”

Where do you get your inspiration from?

“The people around me, whether it’s friends or family. Also social media because you can keep up with trends from all over the world.”

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself?

“Don’t stress about the small stuff, everything will work itself out.”

In five songs, what is the soundtrack of your life?

Journey - Don’t stop believing
Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten
Rascal Flatts - Life is a highway
Taylor Swift - Shake it off
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

What is one of the best compliments you have ever received?

“I’ve been told I have an infectious laugh and smile”