Bailey Dempster is a Color Artist and Hair Artist at TEXTURA Salon. She has trained at MC College in Kelowna, BC, and has been active in the industry, doing hair for fashion shows and photo shoots across the Okanagan. Bailey moved to Vancouver at the end of October 2012, and joined the team on November 1st. Her natural talent and keen eye for color make her a great asset here at TEXTURA Salon.
When did you realise you wanted to become a hair artist?
I used to cut the hair on all my dolls when I was young, and this interest was carried with me throughout highschool, where I was the unqualified hair stylist to many of my friends, and myself actually. I have always done my own hair, and my friends’ hair as well, and despite diverting from this path for a short while to work on my Bachelor of Communications, my love of hair became the focus of my career path again, and that is when I decided to change my major and applied at MC College. I was pleased to recognize my love of hair and my love of art could be juxtaposed into a career doing something artistic without getting a Bachelor of Fine Arts and then struggling to survive for the rest of my life.
List a few favorites! Bands, musicians, artists, writers, etc.
My favorite bands are Ensiferum, Spank Rock and Led Zeppelin. I also read a lot of Noam Chomsky, Slavoj Zizek, and George R.R. Martin. As for artists, there are too many to name, but Frida Kahlo is definitely up there.
What is your favorite part of being a hair artist?
I love being able to help people find their beauty. Every person alive is beautiful, and I feel like it is my job to help them realize their own beauty through creating a cut and color that suits their face shape, body type, and lifestyle specifically.
If you weren’t a hair artist, what other career could you see yourself doing?
I would probably work on getting my Doctorate in Communications and become a professor and textbook writer, or a fiction writer. Definitely something to do with words, only because I don’t think I could survive from painting or drawing alone.
When you aren’t behind the chair, where can we find you?
I’m usually playing video games, watching movies, writing, reading, or hanging out with my fiancé Jessica.
What approach do you take to hair artistry?
I try to apply my artistic ability in everything that I do. I usually start my services from a very technical place, but then the artist within tends to take over and the combination of these two things is usually something either edgy and fun, or classic and subtle. I love bright colors and bold cuts, but I am also in love with mimicking that which nature is capable of, although may not have given us.
If you had the chance to meet any person, alive or deceased, who would it be and why?
I would love to meet Karl Marx, Frida Kahlo, or Noam Chomsky. I just want to meet people that had a huge impact on the planet while doing what they loved. Also, I believe these people helped to make this world a better place, and even though things still aren’t perfect, I feel like we are a lot better off with their contributions. I would love to talk about their views on things, and discuss their theories and ideas.
Bailey is in the salon on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 9-5, and Sundays and Mondays from 11-3. To book an appointment with her, please call TEXTURA Salon at 778-329-3885.
Lots of love,
The Staff at TEXTURA Salon.