I started working as an apprentice in the industry during 1985 in Germany (three years learning in salon and college.) Since then I have been fascinated as to how styling hair can make a positive change for a person with regard to their confidence, well being and appearance. It is the biggest reward for me to see my clients after a service, smiling and feeling that they look just like the beautiful person whom they really are.
Today I am fully qualified in all aspects of hairdressing and barbering and I have expertise in special occasion styling and vintage hairdressing.
Edelweiss Vintage Hair was born in 2012. It is my happy place where I can combine my haircraft, love of all decades (from medieval - modern day) and it is my ultimate ambition to bring out the inner beauty you deserve.
It is non judgmental and inclusive. I am proud to have worked with members of the LGBT community in the past. I am also happy to adjust my service around special need clients.
Hello my name is Michaela and my greatest passion is absolutely anything to do with hair.
Burlesque, both male and female
At various Locations, I.e. l Bonus Arena Hull, Hull Vintage Cruise and Reading Theatre, to name just three.
My work has been published in magazines like `The Advocate` (America's biggest LGBT magazine) and `The Rock N Roll Bride.`
I have written a series of articles for the `Military World` reenactor magazine.
Work seen on television:
BBC: Choir of the year.
Channel 4: Five guys a week.
I love to share my passion, knowledge and experience for hair and hairstyles.
Previously, I have taught:
Professionals, who wanted to learn more about Vintage Hair, whether in groups or in one to one sessions
Reenactors, who wanted to learn how to style their hair in a correct period style
Dancers, who wanted to learn styles that withstand fast dance moves
Vintage enthusiasts, who wanted to learn styles that suited their retro clothes
Groups (i.e. The Women’s Institute), who are interested to hear about history and see life demonstrations
Partners and spouses, who like to style their other halves’ hair
All the products I use are vegan and cruelty free.