Family Focus: Sarah

Name: Sarah Black

Job Description: Colour Expert & Principal Stylist

Age: 28

Star Sign: Pisces

When did you start at Linton and Mac: January 2017

What was your very first job: salon junior in Kaliks in Banchory at 13

What was your path to Linton and Mac: when I left school at 16, i struggled to find a salon apprenticeship so took a job in M&S - I was fussy, so wanted to wait for the right salon. in 2008, I was offered an apprenticeship at Saks. Apart from two year sabbatical in Malaysia I basically worked at Saks until I joined Linton and Mac

What are your highlights of working at Linton ad Mac so far: 7am starts on a Thursday…… oh, and winning L’Oreal Colour Trophy 2017

What are your dreams, goals and ambitions: I want to be successful in life - I want to inspire. Travel the world doing what I love - I want to live in London and I want to live in New York - but mostly I just want to be happy in what I am doing, whatever that may be at the time

Who are your industry idols: Adam Reed, & Eugene Souleiman,

Style icons: Emma Louise, if only I had her wardrobe…!

Describe your own personal style in three words: black, black and black

If you could have any one else in the salons style for one day, who's would you steal and why: Mac - I like how she mixes up pretty and tom boy chic

Worst hair day and why: that time I had neon yellow hair and decided to put in extensions for a trip to Seville - worst hair decision I have ever made

Where do you see yourself in five years time: TBH, spending a lot more time in London, or maybe even being based there full time #lintonandmaclondon

Who are your favourite follows on Instagram: Lost Hairdressers // InFringe Magazine // Emma Louise Connolly

Top holiday destinations: DREAM - Bora Bora // BEEN - NYC

Favourite hang-outs in Aberdeen: my house… Bar 99 and Yatai

Top tunes on your playlist just now: I don’t really do music, don’t judge me… but there are a few albums which bring me back to a time - Christina Aguilera “Stripped” and Rihanna “ANTI”

Favourite movie: all time is definitely “Shawshank Redemption”

Favourite book: I like Lisa Jewell

Words to live by: “surround yourself with inspiring beings”

Worst habit: Instagram scrolling for days

What colour in a box of paints best describes you and why: black - it represents my personality and style perfectly

What single individual has taught you most in life and what have you learned from them: myself - I push myself on a daily basis to achieve my goals and ambitions

Other comments: don’t rely on anyone else to keep you motivated - and never settle for anything less in life than what you fucking want!