Hairlectra show winner says she did it for Portsmouth

Hannah Peter

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.

Click here to view DNO photo gallery of Hairlectra Show 2010

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.

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  1. visionary femme de Dieu
    July 6, 2010

    Natalie. Another job well done. This showcased true creativity and talent. What an honour. Praise God.

  2. bernice
    July 5, 2010

    hannock lol will sure pay u a visit when I come home…. A job well done… keep it up chica….. Represent

  3. pearl
    July 5, 2010

    congrats my dear, i new you could do it. am so proud of you, job well go girl.

  4. July 5, 2010

    congrats hanna I loved the styles.

  5. babydoll
    July 5, 2010

    hey hanna congrats….wish u all the best in the future

  6. J-Squared
    July 5, 2010

    Well do Hannah, you had it in you a long time. That creativity come from you Mom.

  7. Favours
    July 5, 2010

    well done my girl at least you lifted up possie.

  8. July 5, 2010

    wish i could have see photos of the event

    If you click on the link in the article you will see our photo gallery of the event. Or you can search for the article on the main page.

  9. Justina
    July 5, 2010

    Well done Hannah.

    Great Stuff.

  10. Time...
    July 5, 2010

    That is a beautiful young lady…

  11. Blank
    July 5, 2010

    Congrats Hanah, Portsmouth is sure greatful and is proud of you. Keep up the good work, I will sure come for a hair style.

  12. Anonymous
    July 5, 2010

    congrats hannah. job well done

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