We are very excited to welcome Jordan Robertson to our Davroe family; Jordan joins Madison as Davroe Ambassador, we have had the pleasure of working with Jordan for 4 years, having first worked with him backstage during New York Fashion Week.
Jordan loves to stay at the forefront of fashion by working closely with some of the biggest names in the industry. You’ll regularly find him working backstage in either London, Sydney, Paris, Milan or New York Fashion Week.
We thought this would be a great time for you to get to know Jordan a bit better, so we sat down with him and asked him a few questions.
Where are you from?
I’m originally from a small city called Perth in Scotland.
Where are you currently based?
I’m currently based in Dubai – it’s the centre of the world geographically so it’s super easy for me to travel when I travel for work.
How did you get started in the hair industry?
I was actually 14 years old when I entered the hairdressing industry; I started off as a Saturday boy in the town centre salon, making tea and coffee, sweeping the floor etc. I always felt at home around creatives and was always in awe when I would watch stylists cut and style hair, it amazed me!
What was your first experience with Davroe?
My first experience with Davroe was in NYC. Mary was looking for talent to work backstage on the runway shows. Davroe was the hair sponsor for a great amount of shows so I grabbed the opportunity as quick as I could.
Which Davroe hair product is always in your kit?
This is the easiest question by far! Cloud is my holy grail of hair products. This product is legit revolutionary, if you don’t have it at home or in your kit then you’re missing out! You’ll thank me later.
What hair products or tools can’t you live without?
So hairstyling products I tend to split up into 3 sections. ‘PREP, STYLE & HOLD, FINISH’
Prep – Formation wins hands down for me
Style & Hold – Murray River Salt Spray, this one for me I use after I have prepped the hair with Formation, some people use this from wet but I prefer to use on dry hair and really make that hair into more of a material so I can really work with it. I’m a typical session stylist, 90% of the time I don’t do what it says on the bottle, but hey that’s what makes me unique.
Finish – Can you guess? CLOUD!
So we hear you like to make the odd “Davroe Mocktail” when you are out on shoots, can you tell us one that you have been working on recently?
Okay so I have actually been doing this for a while now, this is when you know you’re working with an amazing set of products when you have full trust. I won’t lie – sometimes the cocktails don’t work out as planned but that’s what I’m here for. My most recent one is Fibre Creme and Cloud mixed together, with the heat from your hands its turns it into an amazing texture.
You have worked backstage in a lot of amazing runway shows; are you able to provide us with an insight as to what goes on back stage at a fashion show?
Oh gosh, if I tell you the whole truth then it will put people off working off backstage. So I’m super lucky enough to work under the most incredible hairdresser out there that is Guido Palau. We travel from New York – London – Milan – Paris. This requires A LOT of work; it’s very challenging but also the most rewarding. When I was told I will be working under Guido for the whole fashion week circuit I cried – it’s my dream job and I managed to get there at the age of 26. This job requires 3am starts, 16 hour days, red eye flights, running from show to show, eating catering for a whole month – not good on the belly let me tell you! It takes me months to burn off the pastries in Paris ha-ha. But yes it’s an incredible experience and something that makes me feel complete.
You have worked with some high profile celebrities and brands; do you get nervous knowing that your work will be on show in the public eye?
Oh wow yes! Whenever an image I have done goes live I stare at the picture and analyse it for hours, social media now it’s very tough. Also when I do a celebrity for an event I worry even more as I sometimes don’t go to the event itself. I’m very hard on myself – this is something I need to work on.
Who is your ultimate hair icon and why?
Hands down Guido Palau – he’s the ultimate!
What do you predict will be huge in the world of hair in the next year?
Veganism – its already high but 2020/2021 we will see a rise all over the world. The Middle East is already starting to change.
What is your number one hair care tip?
ALWAYS shampoo twice – I always stress this. The first shampoo removes the dirt and grime and the 2nd shampoo does what it says on the bottle. Also another one is to always use some sort of styling product, you can’t expect your style to stay without products.
What do you love most about being a stylist?
The freedom to do whatever I want. I could never be in a salon full time, I’m too much of a crazy creative – also I have been super lucky to travel the world with this job.
What is your favourite place on earth to visit and why?
Thailand will always hold a special place in my heart, I have been visiting there from a young age as my mother lives there so it hold a lot of memories. I try and visit twice a year.
What’s something not many people know about you?
I’m a huge tech geek, anything new that comes out in the tech world – I’ll queue for that bad boy.