Even though fashion model Thalita De Oliveira gets her hair done as part of work, she tells us why still goes to get pampered by Marshall.
How long have you known Marshall?
Since May 2008. That’s eight years now!
How did you meet him?
We met at Frederic Fekkai. I asked my agency to make an appointment with Fekkai.
Even though I get my hair done for work all the time, I still wanted to get the proper experience where I could sit down and relax. I really don’t like it when I have to get my hair cut on sets. People always think it’s so great to get your hair done as part of your job, but you know, it’s really never what you want.
If you have a hairdresser that cuts your hair the way you like, it’s absolutely affects your everyday mood. You’re going to feel so pretty.
What was that first experience you had with Marshall like?
I can’t even describe the connection that I had with Marshall when I first met him. I was just so impressed with his vision and devotion to hair. He’s really a natural.
Before I met him, my hair was always shoulder length, but I wanted to keep it longer, so I went to him, and he told me very confidently, “I’m going to make your hair grow. I’m going to cut your hair in the most beautiful way, such that you don’t need to get any trims and you can just focus on letting it grow.” I really saw my hair grow out beautifully, so I kept my relationship with him. I only need to get my hair cut twice a year now. All my friends started going to Marshall too.
Model- Thalita De Oliveira
Now that you’ve been to Marshall so many times is the experience difference.
Of course, it’s better, because now he’s my friend. My time with him is a magical time.
Why is your hair so important to you?
If my hair doesn’t look great, I won’t feel like walking out of the house – I won’t go to castings. It really dictates my mood.
What was the worst hair disaster you’ve experienced?
When I first started modeling at 14, I had a horrible haircut that made me stop modeling for a year. It was long in the front and short at the back, and I couldn’t look at myself. I learnt a lesson: even though it’s part of work, never let anyone do something to your hair unless you know what they are going to do to it. I’ve been declined big jobs because I didn’t want my hair to be cut, but that’s life.
What would you tell your 18-year-old self?
I don’t have much regrets. I left home at 13 and by 18 I was already very independent. As a mother, one thing I would say is to see yourself as your own child because there’s no one that you would care for more than your own kid.