How did you become a professional hair and makeup artist and what do you love most about your job?
Let me put it like this – it was my passion for fashion, that prepared the ground for a career as a hair and makeup artist. I have always been fascinated by fashion magazines and well staged fashion photographies. After my training as a hair stylist I travelled the US for a while. When I returned to Germany I decided to become a hair and make up artist. I assisted some true masters of this profession in Hamburg and Munich and learned a lot about makeup, hair, and the interaction between light and shadow. A few years ago I discovered Agentur Phoenix and I am very happy to work with them.
What is your secret weapon on set?
I work with two blue latex brushes to create the perfect foundation.
Which daily beauty routine would you recommend?
Simple and effective: take cold showers and drink a lot of hot water.
What do you consider the best moment of your career so far or what achievement are you especially proud of?
There are a lot of great moments, each job means a new challenge and a lot of great moments, which provides new energy and inspiration for my profession as hair and makeup artist.
Where do you get your inspiration for new beauty looks from?
I walk through the world with open eyes and this way the most beautiful inspirations suddenly occur on the most random places and occasions – on the street, on billboards, in shop windows, in magazines, or when I meet new people.
How do you like to relax and regenerate in your free time?
I love to visit mountain spas, surrounded by nature and silence. However, I also enjoy a hot summer day with friends in the English Garden in Munich, where we cool off by jumping into the famous Eisbach river.
Thank you very much for this great interview, Philipp!