Luxe Creatives - Zen

Featured team member - Zen

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Get to know the real Zen.

Hiya!  I’m Zenobia

What do you prefer being called?

Everyone calls me Zen for short!  

Fav snack

Wow, ok so I LOVE my food.  I’m a huge foodie and I’m always eating! (not even joking). Because of this, I have learnt that I need to snack on healthier things. My favourite at the moment has to be my homemade Date and Almond Protein balls. Perfect when I’m busy to grab and quickly munch. They keep my energy levels up and power me throughout the day. Super healthy and filling! I make a huge batch so I never run out. 

Fav drink

Well it has to be a Negroni, no cheap date here!  haha 

Fav show

Without a shadow of a doubt it has to be Game of Thrones. It has absolutely nothing to do with how handsome Jon Snow is. ok??!!

Fav song

Imagine by John Lennon.  This song has to be one of the most poignant and significant songs of our time. I’m strongly aligned to the meaning of this song and the lyrics.  Being that I strive to live in a world where there are no divisions or borders between race or religion.  This song encourages me to take a more humanistic approach to my life.

What do you do?

I am an Emerging Stylist, working part time at Luxe Cutters.  I am a mother of two daughters aged 6 and 10 so juggling family life around work and finding that balance is always a challenge!! But I love it!!  I’m also a wife of 12 years to my best friend. 

Why do you do what you do?

Why do I strive to make my clients feel and look AMAZING??  I get a real kick out of this.  I can’t pin it down but I’ve always been this way!  I  LOVE seeing the reaction from my clients when we have reached the final result.. its golden.  I find it an honour that my clients trust me with their hair and in return I aim to deliver the best service I can.  I’m real believer of releasing your inner beauty, and embracing who you are, if I can play a role in this in any way by creating hair to suit you… then I’m winning!!

What makes you happy?

Waking up in the morning knowing I’m leading the most compassionate life I can with the tools and knowledge I have. This makes me incredibly happy.  For me, happiness comes from knowing I’m not causing any harm to anyone or anything.  Seeing my daughters flourish and grow into strong, caring and compassionate humans also gives me a great sense of pride. 

Why hair & make up?

Ever since I was little I’ve had a strong creative flair.  I love to create and use my hands to do almost anything!  I can, sew, bake and I am a keen cook. I love to get crafty and build stuff..  Both my parents are artists and I guess this is where I get in from!  I drawn to colour, textures, lines, material and shapes. Hairdressing and Make up is an industry I’m extremely well suited for.. understanding how artistic elements play a role in creating haircuts and styling has fuelled my passion for hairdressing. 

If you could change one thing about the world……?

Where to start?!  Becoming a mother and raising children in today’s world has made me question so much about modern day living. If I had to narrow it down to one thing, I would open up people’s mind to the reality and implications of the choices we make, and how it will impact future generations. 

Whats your one favourite look to create?

Call me old fashioned but I just can’t beat the feeling an amazing big blow out gives me!! I just love to see to see volume and bouncy waves achieved with a dryer and brush. So, so sexy… 

How long have you been at Luxe ?

So proud to be part of this amazing bunch of creatives.  It’s been 18 months so far, can't wait to see what the next 18 months is going to bring us. 

What do you love about being part of our team?

I love the focus and drive in every one I work with, we share knowledge and information, we have regular training opportunities, we keep updated with latest trends and techniques and we talk about what inspires us. We are there for each other on the good days and the not so good days. Our leadership is strong and inspirational, this empowers us and drives us to be the best we can be in the industry.