Vivienne Mackinder

Founder, hairdesignertv.com

Spokesperson/artist, Simplicity

First job in beauty: Vidal Sassoon London salon trainee, 1974

Licensed:  City in Guild in UK; when I moved to NYC,  I got my NY license

Three highlights of your career:

1. Pedigree training that has lasted a lifetime, namely working and training with two industry icons Vidal Sassoon and Trevor Sorbie

2. Life time achievement from NAHA

3. Coach and key note speaker for NY times bestseller and leadership expert John Maxwell

Beauty legend you respect: Antoinette Beenders, for her vision artistry and passion for excellence

Choose beauty because: Our profession is a limitless as our imagination. Although demanding, it does offer flexible hours, perfect for women who want to have two very successful worlds running parallel. The most important reason is to add value to someone else life, creating inner and outer beauty.

Quote or mantra: The greatest gift we can give to ourselves are roots and wings. Roots represent our technical skills. Wings represent our creative expression.  The balance of both gives us the power to soar.