As a teenager I would cut, and do hair carvings on my skater friends all the time.
My mom recommended that I take a hairstyling class. In 1990 I took my moms advice and enrolled in hair school.
My mom's nudge in the right direction mixed in with with my entrepreneurial spirit prompted me to building my own hair studio. In 2007 Flaunt Boutique, located on Carlaw opened. The processed unveiled hidden interior design and architectural talents. Which in turn led to designing and building our current location, (UNTITLED) by Flaunt Boutique.
Architecturally, I drew inspiration from my travels. Especially from London, Spain, and Buenos Aires.
Certain sustainable aspects like the green wall helps by providing natural air filtration that not only improves our state of being while at our workspace but also gives our clients a sweet selfie backdrop.
The windows that are over 4 metres high allow natural sunlight to come in year round, after all we’re kinda like plants aren’t we? We need the sun and water just like they do.
All of our lights are low voltage and high efficiency, they don’t use as much carbon based electricity to operate. We have hot water on demand, low flush toilets, and energy efficient cooling system. In order to minimize our waste, we've partnered with Green Circle Salons.
All of this ties into my philosophy on life, being respectful of our planet, Mother Earth while creating beautiful hair and beautiful experiences.
My out of salon hobby is boating [we even live on a boat], shoreline cleanup and scuba diving for waste that’s sadly made it too far deep for the human eye to see from the surface. @rethinkplastic4life.
I love to work with brands that have a similar value and innovation. I’m still in the game because I love getting people all together even if I am often on island [Ivan] time and might arrive 20 minutes late.
It's always Ivan Style.
Photo's courtesy of @ohlindarose