Top Ten Things You Should Know About Industry Icon Vivienne Mackinder 8
Do you recall the exact moment when you decided to come to America?
American In Paris was one of the first shoots done as Fashion Director for Intercoiffure America/Canada, shortly after Vivienne Became an American Citizen.
“Trevor Sorbie sent me. It was never a plan to go to America. He said ‘Just go there for nine months. Get British hairdressing started in America.’ Nine months and I hated it. A month turned into 2 months and I got married to my first husband who was an American. I did so much and the jobs got bigger and bigger over here. I thought everything I am doing here is very intentional, I thought I brought something here so… ‘How do I leave this now?’ It became very difficult because it gained momentum. My heart is really still in England. Don’t get me wrong: I do enjoy being in America and I really have a great husband now. I have a really good lifestyle here, but there is something different about being around European hairdressers. When I talk to European Hairdressers that care there is a passion. Here in America I feel like I have to explain why you should be fashionable, why you do these things. I feel like America has grown up to be more of a wash and wear, casual sort of thing. It’s different.”
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