In November of 2016, fashion icon, interior designer and American business woman, Iris Apfel arrived at Holts Salon & Spa in Toronto to make an appearance for Swarovski’s holiday collection.
Apfel, whose wardrobe was featured in an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, is best known for her love for fashion, design and her own line of costume jewelry and accessories with HSN.
“The executives in charge of taking care of Iris while she was here, approached me and asked if I’d be interested in doing her blowouts and styling, to which I said yes without hesitation!” says Michael Shire, a hairstylist at Holts Salon & Spa in Toronto.
“The style we did on her was actually quite simple as she likes to wear long wisps at the sides that she prefers to wear pleated out,” he explains. “Her hair is cropped short and she likes it styled away from her face with some volume.”
For products, Shire used Goldwell Kerasilk Repower Volume Plumping Cream pre-blowout, Kérastase Baume Double Je to piece out the hair and wisps at the sides and finished off with Goldwell Style Sign 4 Big Finish Volume Hairspray.
“I gained a lot from this experience,” he says. “She was lovely to work with, and meeting Iris was one of the best experiences of my career so far. She truly was amazing to spend time with.”