Name: Alison Catherine Simpson
Job Description: Stylist
Star Sign: Taurus
When did you start at Linton and Mac: 5th June 2018
What was your very first job: I worked in an ice-cream van in Huntley when I was 14... I once scooped Billy Connolly an ice-cream!!
What was your path to Linton and Mac: I did my apprenticeship in another salon when I was 20 - and I know Bethanie and obviously keep up to date with L&M on social media, so when they were looking to expand the team I jumped at the chance and got myself a trade test!!
What are your highlights of working at Linton and Mac so far: I've not been here too long, but I've been loving getting lots of positive feedback and also seeing my favourite clients following me to Linton & Mac:)
What are your dreams, goals and ambitions: I just wanna be the best hairdresser, EVER!!
Who are your industry idols: I love Vivienne Westwood for inspiration... Vidal Sassoon - and I once met Anthony Mascolo and he was pretty cool:)
Style icons: I love Fearne Cotton... and my big sister Heather has amazing hippy style!
Describe your own personal style in three words: leather // eclectic // individual
If you could have any one else in the salons style for one day, who's would you steal and why: Jenn - I love what she wears as it can be so different from day to day. Sometimes cool, sometimes girlie, sometimes casual... a bit like me!
Worst hair day and why: heaps of times in my life... but I had a red mullet not too long ago, which was just terrible - and I really should've known better!
Where do you see yourself in five years time: I'd love to have seen more of the world, as I haven't travelled much yet... maybe having had opportunities to work abroad - I recently heard of this amazing scheme where you teach hairdressing in developing countries, which sounds so cool! I'd also like to fit a baby in somewhere along the way, but maybe not until a little further down the line...!!
Top holiday destinations: BEEN - Krakow // DREAM - Croatia
Favourite hang-outs in Aberdeen: Bar 99 & FoodStory mostly
Top tunes on your playlist just now: "Crying Lightening" Arctic Monkey // "Unfinished Symphony" Massive Attack // "Lose My Breath" Destiny's Child
Favourite movie: Love Actually
Favourite book: can it be a cookbook...? Jamie Olivers Family Super Foods, for sure!
Words to live by: it's nice to be nice!
Worst habit: saying sorry all the time
What colour in a box of paints best describes you and why: yellow - because it is bright and cheery like the sun
What single individual has taught you most in life and what have you learned from them: my big sister Heather I think - she just totally inspires me and has taught me how to deal with difficult situation and how to turn negatives into positives
Other comments: I'm buzzing for my training coming up at Indy Hairdressing in Leicester - hopefully my first of many training days with Linton and Mac
Follow Alison on Instagram alison_lintonandmac