Meet Tamika!

Very few people can say they’ve ever won a national award – but that sort of achievement is all in a day’s work for Junior Colourist, Tamika, who took out the De Lorenzo Apprentice National Rookie for her colour and photograph earlier this year.

Tamika’s passion for hair styling can be traced right back to her childhood, where her mum used to do her hair and taught her how to braid. ‘I’ve always just loved playing with hair!’ she says.

She’s fun, dynamic and extremely talented – and there’s no telling what her next achievement will be. One thing’s for sure, she’s got the eye for style and colour that’s likely to take her a long way in the hair and makeup industry. So watch this space!

How long have you been hairdressing?

I’m now in my fourth year.

What’s been your greatest achievement so far as a hairdresser?

Winning the De Lorenzo Apprentice National Rookie for colour and photograph earlier this year.

What made you want to get into the hair and makeup industry?

I’ve wanted to since I was a little girl. My mum always used to do my hair and taught me how to braid.

What is one of your stand-out Tamika-isms?

I talk a lot.

What’s your idea of happiness?

Lying on the beach on a tropical island – totally relaxing!

If you could eat one meal, every day, what would it be?

Eggs benedict.

Style tip or advice?

It’s okay to try new things when it comes to hair and makeup, but make sure you still feel like you!

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