The Hairlectra show held at the Old Mill Cultural Centre this past Friday was a dazzling event, featuring amazing creations designed by top hairdressers from saloons all over Dominica. Dominica News Online sat down with the stylist who emerged on top at this competition, Hannah Peter from Portsmouth.
DNO: What made you decide to enter the competition?
Hannah Peter: I was invited to participate, and I saw it as an opportunity for Dominica to see my creativity and talent, I wanted the experience and of course I wanted to promote my shop.
DNO: How confident were you that you would win?
Hannah Peter: I wasn’t very confident in the beginning. However while preparing the props for the hairstyles I realized ‘Wow, I’m doing good’. I said to my girls, ‘You know something, we going and bust their skin,we going and give it to them.’ (laughs)
DNO: How did you prepare?
Hannah Peter: All the materials I used came from my shop.I had to get a lot of extensions, prepare the props, get models, organize their outfits and that kind of thing.
DNO: Who were the members of your team?
Hannah Peter: My sister Josette Bannis who is co-owner of the business worked alongside me. I also got models who worked for free including my sister Karimah Peter who is a professional model. My other models were Chadil Jno Lewis, Dyjerlynne Peter, and Glendelle Daniel.
DNO: How did you feel when they announced that you won?
Hannah Peter: I felt shocked at first,and also very happy.Not only that I won but because I am from Portsmouth. I felt like Portsmouth won not Hannah Peter.
DNO: I’ve always wondered why do women like getting their hair done so much? Is it to impress guys? (laughing)
Hannah Peter: Not really, it’s because it makes us feel special, makes us feel cute, makes us look younger. It’s also very feminine.
DNO: Tell us a little bit about your business.
Hannah Peter: I am the co-owner of my hair shop Les Femmes Prestige, along with my sister Josette Bannis. It’s actually a hair shop with a mini-salon attached.We braid, weave, perm.We also provide the service of manicures, pedicures, mini-facials etc. In a section of the store we sell plus-sized clothing for women and even some men and boys stuff.
DNO: Where is your business located?
Hannah Peter: We’re located on the Michael Douglas Boulevard, directly opposite SAT Telecoms.
DNO: Finally, what do you have to say to potential customers who may be reading this?
Hannah Peter: Well you saw at the show what I can create, so the basic stuff is very easy for me.You get what you want. I will however look at your features, and tell you if a particular hairstyle will fit or not. Once you visit my place it’s a guarantee that I will make you beautiful.