INTERVIEW WITH VANESSA HAUSER!
Through the popular visual social media Instagram, Versatility Beauty&Fashion connected with this beautiful and naturalista babe who’s profession is to make people glamorous when it comes to hair and beauty. Meet Vanessa Hauser a hair- and make up stylist from Frankfurt, Germany, who’s dream is to become a world-known hair – and makeup stylist. In the interview, Vanessa Hauser shares i.a. her opinion about ideal of beauty, about women with coily and curly main that stop relaxing their hair to become natural.
Versatility Beauty&Fashion wants to know who Vanessa Hauser is?
I am a 30 year old half german, half american girl living in Germany, near Frankfurt. I am single and have a 5 year old son.
In Sweden, most saloons only take care of a certain hairtype. In addtion, there are only few hairstylists that acknowledge how to treat all hair types and hair textures. Is the situation in Germany the same or is it common that hairstylists have great knowledge on how to take care of different hairtypes?
In Germany it is exactly the same. the salons are seperated for different hair types. I guess it is this way almost everywhere. It’s getting better though, but even in America it is most common that the beauty saloons are seperated. But there are a lot of stylist that are determined to do both and take a sneak peak in all areas because they don´t want to miss out on anything.
Every girls dream is to become famous in entertainment industry. As we all know in the modeling and fashion world is a very hard industry and is not as glamorous as it may seem to be. Three years ago, the documentary called “The Color of Beauty” about an African Canadian model named Renee who’s struggling through New York’s top agencies in the hopes to be a part of New York Fashion Week 2008. Furthermore, in the documentary a model agent uttered that if they ever hire a black model she has to look like a white girl dipped in chocolate. What are your thoughts about the mentality they have in the fashion industry? And since you are a makeupartist and hairstylist have you have met a model who has had experienced the same kind of bad treatment as Renee?
Wow! I have to say i have never experienced or heard of something like this. But maybe the models don’t talk much about these kind of things going on, in fear of their job or so. Or maybe in Germany the agency’s and designers are not all that bad;-)
Two years ago, Versatility Beauty&Fashion interviewed the famous natural hair stylist Felicia Leatherwood. One of the questions Versatility Beauty&Fashion asked her was what she thought about the trend amongst women with coily or curly hair becoming natural. She responded that in her perspective becoming natural is not a trend, but more as a movement. Do you agree or disagree with Felicia Leatherwood statement about becoming natural is a movement?
Hmmm, if it was a movement that would be awesome. I guess if one awesome famous woman goes natural a lot of other women follow. There thinking:
“Hey natural looks great!” And yeah i think going natural is also a trend, but hey, trend or not i think it’s a good thing!
When did you find your passion for haircare and beauty?
It started very early because my mother never knew what to do with all my hair. So she always cut it off and I ran around looking like a boy half of my childhood. grrrrr….
What advice can you give for those who want to become natural?
Do the big chop and just let it grow!! condition and moisturize to make it easier for yourself.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years to come as a makeup artist and haristylist?
I hope i will be doing exactly what i am doing but making more money 😉 And seeing more of the world, meaning more jobs in other parts of the world.
Since you are a hairstylist Versatility Beauty&Fashion wants to know how you take care of your own tresses?
I actually don’t do much or think about my hair too much. I simply wash, condition, moisturize, blow dry. That’s it.
Do you only take care of your mane by yourself or do you have a hairstylist that looks after your hair?
I do it all by myself! If I need a haircut I try to do it myself first. Eventually I go to a friend to fix up what i messed up.
What mistakes have you made to your tresses that you have learned from?
Chemical over chemical over chemical will let your hair fall out eventually 🙂
What kind of hairproducts do you use that you can recommend to others with kinky/curly hair?
I really tried a lot from cheap to expensive and since I am a person who is always on the run I just go to a regular GERMAN drug store. And I soon found great things for my hair and I really really love the products from “herbal essences” for dry hair! Or a german brand “schauma” series: oil intense. Awesome! (I hope all my sistas are not shaking there head right now.) haha.
Make Up or Natural?
I am a big fan of bb creams- that’s in between i guess.
Do you have a favorite make up line?
I try out a lot, but i love loreal, m.a.c. bobbi brown, make up forever(HD) and benefit (but they don’t have that much for darker skin tones, sadly).
What do you love the most when it comes to your beautiful appearance?
My hair I guess.
Do you have any beauty tips you’d like to share?
BB Creams!! often less is more!
How would you describe your fashion of style?
Crazy, comfortable, mix-matched and sometimes sexy.
Do you have any celebrity you look up to when it comes to style of fashion?
Palina Rojinski (german), Rihanna and Kate Moss.
Where do you go for shopping or is there a certain fashion brand that you prefer to buy?
I look everywhere for fashion! Internet stores, berlin shops, second hand, h&m, zara, ebay, selfmade.
Last question: What are your thoughts about the dominant mainstream ideal of beauty?
I guess we all kinda go with the fashion flow that is given. Some more some less. And somehow everyone has it’s own way of style automaticly, since we all look different and combine different of course.
Text: Charity Odum
Interview: Made by Charity Odum
Images: borrowed from Vanessa Hauser