DESPITE working on high profile international fashion shows in the UK, Pamela Flemming is still expanding her knowledge at a Subiaco salon.
The 34-year-old Mt Hawthorn resident grew up in Northamptonshire, 117kms north of London, and was inspired by her family to pursue a career in hairdressing.
“I was 16 when I started hairdressing; I have always loved doing hair from an early age,” she said.
“My mum and aunts got me loving hair and fashion; my family has always done each other’s hair though none of them are professional hairdressers.”
Ms Flemming said a career highlight so far included demonstrating on stage at the largest hair exhibition in the northern hemisphere Salon International.
“I have also helped the hair on models for Clothes Show Live which is an annual fashion trend exhibition; the exhibition was born from a very popular British TV show,” she said.
“I was also lucky to work on a show for the South African tourist board which was fun as the models were showcasing £3 million (about AU$5.2 million) worth of diamonds and they looked amazing.”
She fell in love with Australia during her travels here and decided to settle in Perth
Now working at Subiaco salon Toni & Guy, Ms Flemming said she was still learning.
“Working there has given me a lot of learning experience which has helped me to grow as a stylist,” she said.
“I am also about to do a moving up presentation to art director which is the highest level of stylist within the group.”