Cheynes People: Craig








Continuing our ‘Cheynes People’ posts, here’s Craig from our Bruntsfield salon:

Q: Describe what you do at Cheynes?

A: I’m the Salon Director at the Bruntsfield salon, this entails the day to day running of the salon, managing and nurturing a team of hairdressers. The best part of my job is being a busy hairdresser and making lots of clients happy even though I have the added responsibility of managing a team, my passion remains in styling beautiful hair.

Q: How long have you been part of the Cheynes Team?  

A: 17 years this summer.

Q: Describe your ‘signature’ style.

A: My signature style is creating bespoke styles tailored to meet the individual. I passionately believe in suitability and giving a client a style that looks and wears as fabulous in six weeks as it does when they leave the salon.   My favourites are haircuts that are convertible, beautiful midweek and can be made extra special for the weekend. I love the hair journey you take with clients from that “I’ve just had a baby” hair style  right through to “I need to look good at my daughter’s wedding” hair style. They are all beautifully different and equally important.

Q: What’s on your playlist at the moment?  

A: All types of music but when I’m at home Soul, Jazz and Funk, Bill Withers, Curtis Mayfield, Etta James, The Milk… All the things the younger generation I work with don’t like……

Q: If you hadn’t taken up the world of hairdressing, what would have been your second career choice?  

A: I’d have loved to have been a Michelin stared Chef!!  I love the creativity and freedom of cooking. It’s similar to hairdressing as you see the smiles when you get it right too.

Q: What is your all time favourite film?

A: Being a bit of a romantic one of my favourite films is ‘The Bridges of Madison County’.  It’s refreshing to see the lead characters over the age of fifty in a romantic film.

Q: Do you have any hobbies?

A: I’ve recently started to learn to play tennis but when I get the chance I love escaping to the beautiful Scottish countryside to go Fly fishing.

Q: Tell us something about yourself that we wouldn’t know.

A: On a Monday I look after my little boy Mylo. I am the only dad who’s an ‘honorary  member’ of a Monday Mothers group. You can often see me with ten yummy mummies having a picnic at the botanics, It’s a tough life.