Carl Campbell went from small town boy to one of the most exciting up and coming names in the hair industry, we had a chat to Carl to find out about the man behind the hair.
Carl Campbell, is a young über talented hair stylist from the uk , a young man who is without a doubt leaving his mark on the industry right now. In an exclusive interview with Sataloma News, He tells us how, his journey to success didn’t seem to be written in the stars right from the beginning, but it was definitely meant to be. His outstanding talent, creativity and hard work, have got him where he is today, but getting into the industry, came from a chance meeting one weekend.
Carl Campbell_From A Boy To A Man
Carl Campbell grew up in a small town in Norfolk with his mum and older brother, after finishing school and two years of college studying psychology, law, English literature and business, he decided to spread his wings and move to London, The early days in the capital were far from glamorous, “I moved from Thetford to London in 2004, with no real main focus in life, I was living on a friends floor in a hostel for about 6 months”. he says. “I knew i had to try to look for a place of my own, I’d spent all my savings and it was time to get focused”. Carl spend a lot of time living in different hostels, trying to get himself on his feet, working in various places, including an Estate agents, “After 3 months I realised I hated my job, and knew that a corporate position, suited and booted wasnt for me at all. I found myself in between jobs once again, untill I began working in a United Colors of Benneton store” he remembers. “The way i broke into the hair industry was quite random, a stranger approached me in a club one night, and asked me if I’d be interested in doing any hair modelling for the salon he worked with”.
Deciding to go to the salon would turn out to be one of the best decisions, Carl would make in his life, no one could have predicted how sitting in that salon chair, would be the beginning of an amazing journey. Admiring the creativity of the stylists around him, whilst he sat in that chair having his hair styled, carl says he realised that this was something he wished he could do. ” I’d always had a general interest in hair, I always loved playing around, styling my mothers hair as a youngster” Carl’s confidence to speak to the manager of that salon, changed his life forever, “I explained to the manager of the salon that I loved what the team were doing, and asked if they had any assistants positions available”. Carl started working in the salon, and seeing his enthusiasm they gave him the opportunity to train as an apprentice, studying at Croydon college.
It seemed that Carl had found his calling in life. Then things went from good to great, “My big break in hairdressing came in 2007,”…. I began assisting a lady called Michelle Sultan, who worked in the salon, she started to take me out on a lot of her own private jobs, I assisted under her, working on photo shoots and music videos with celebrities. we were working with people like Alesha Dixon, & Booty Luv, and I helped Michelle out on the X-factor show” The amazing thing about Carl is that his success, is down to his hard work , determination, and his confidence to network himself with all the right people. Over that year,
- Kimberly Wyatt
Carl introduced himself , and became familiar with several artist management teams and
- Michelle Williams
other creatives in the industry, since then, Carl Campbell has worked with a huge Celebrity client list, that includes, Kelly Rowland, Keri Hilson, Sanaa Lathan, Preeya Kalidas, Kimberly Wyatt, Cleo Sol, Wynter Gordon, Jamelia, Sisco Gomez, Yasmin, Mz Bratt, and Six-D. Carl has worked on tv shows including, sky 1’s Got To Dance, Britain’s Next Top Model, and So You Think You Can Dance. His hair styles have been seen on red carpets and magazine covers, and just this week he was working with the beautiful new music artist Rita Ora.
And Finaly_We Asked……
What would you consider your is ultimate goal in your career?
“My ultimate goal in terms of my career I suppose is just to continue with making women feel and look gorgeous. I’d love to be internationally known, respected and to travel to world with my craft”
If you knew it was going to be your last day as a hair stylist, who’s hair would you want to be doing?
who is your biggest inspiration in life?
Carl Campbell’s natural flair for styling hair stands out from the crowd, and is another perfect example of the amazing talent that can be found within the UK.
To see more of Carl’s portfolio you can visit his Facebook page CARL CAMPBELL HAIR.