This post is part of a series called Humans of Thorps, where we’ll be sharing cuts & color, style inspiration, product guides, and random fun tidbits from one stylist per week. Posts will go up on our Instagram and Facebook all week, then be collected on our website along with an interview. We hope you enjoy getting to know the Thorps team!
Our featured stylist for July 28th — August 2nd was the bubbly, hilarious Jamie.
Jamie has been cutting hair for nine years and has been at THORPS since spring 2010. She loves long, big, curly, feminine styles and warm, sun-kissed colors. Around the shop she’s best known for her love of the curling iron, Beyoncé, and her two adorable kiddos (not necessarily in that order!)
THORPS: What’s the worst hairstyle you’ve ever had?
Jamie: Looking back some of my hairstyles were pretty awful, but at the time I loved them all! I always was pretty bossy with what I wanted and wasn’t afraid to tell my stylist. A couple that made me cry was when I colored my own hair before prom to look like a “carmely Jennifer Anniston” but it turned into a brassy copper penny color at the roots with gothic black ends–not the prom look I was going for! And then when I was pregnant with Maddie, I did NOT follow my own advice (which is don’t do anything drastic to your hair with raging hormones!) and I cut my bangs…myself…too short. I was pregnant and puffy and crying because my bangs made my face look fat. Don’t think that was the problem!
THORPS: Who’s your dream celebrity client?
Jamie: Kate Hudson, because she’s such a girly beach babe, or Drew Barrymore because she switches her hair up a lot but always keeps it warm, pretty and feminine.
THORPS: What’s one hairstyle you’ve always wanted to try but probably never will?
Jamie: Pixie! For sure! I am such a long hair girl at heart that it probably will never happen, but I would love to try it for a day…just a day.
THORPS: What styling tools should everyone own?
Jamie: Curling iron! A blow dryer is a given, but everyone needs a curling iron too. Even if you have great natural texture everyone can benefit by touching up the curls that won’t behave, making wavy hair even beachier, or using it to relax too tight of curls. No one has that perfectly un-done, “I just woke up like this with my natural, messy texture.” They all have product, a little blow dry at the roots and a few wraps around the curling iron to make it look “natural.”
THORPS: What’s the funniest thing Maddie [her daughter, age 3] has said lately?
Jamie: Probably that her snot tastes like mushrooms–and that’s why she eats it! She has an answer for everything and opinions for days–so. much. personality! But I love it
Thanks for following along this week with Jamie! If you’d like to book with Jamie, you can call the shop at 608/467.2222 or book online.