Interview with Kylie Malcolm

Tuesday 6 December 2011
I'd like to introduce all of you to my friend, Kylie Malcolm. Our kids are schoolmates so inevitably the moms get  to know one another as well. There's a small pool of foreigners here in our little town and words get passed around pretty fast when a newbie arrives. She was a hairstylist to all the top models in her previous life and is now an up and coming fashion designer. She has kindly allowed me to access her private photo collections which I'm sure will make you all squeal with delight. Kylie can also be contacted on regarding any inquiries about her designs.

Kylie Malcolm

 1. Who are you and where are you from?
 I'm Kylie Malcolm. I grew up in Australia and now live in the beautiful English countryside.

2. You had an amazing career as a hairstylist. What would say your normal work day was like? 
I did Kylie Minogue's hair at the Aveda salon before I became a freelance hairstylist. I used to catch the first Eurostar to Paris from Waterloo and arrive very early and go straight to a studio for a French magazine. Everyday was exciting and so different. 

Sometimes I'll do a music video shoot. I've done Rachel Steven's hair. Towards the end, I did more celebrities' hair as well as male actors such as Dougray Scott, Guy Ritchie, Richard Ashcroft. I went Iceland with Tatler magazine. I've been to Mexico with Evening Standard magazine. With M&S, I went to Texas and Miami. I went to Spain for NY Times. No two days are the same.

pat mcgrath
Working with Pat McGrath, make up artist extraordinaire.

esther canadas at Cerrutti
Working on Esther Canadas hair at the Cerrutti fashion show

3. Who were the biggest name models you worked with?
Mainly Gisele Bunchen, Eva Herzigova and Carolyn Murphy (so beautiful and a sweetheart! She gave me a beautiful D&G earrings which I'm still wearing to this day).  

amber valetta
Amber Valetta

naomi campbell
Naomi Campbell

4. What was your most memorable shoot?
The shoot with Eva Herzigova in Paris in  2001/2002 who's a real sweetheart. She's very kind and really easy to work with. Doing Gisele Bundchen's hair for the front cover and beauty story of Nova January-2001

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Eva Herzigova

gisele nova

Gisele Bunchen

5. How did you get into that line of work? 

I worked for Aveda in Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge as a hairdresser and meet  Eugene Souleiman. I started to assist him on photo shoots, shows ect and before I know it I was his first assistant for 4 years and loved it. I worked very hard but it was thoroughly rewarding.

maggie rizer
Audrey Marnay

I hope you've enjoyed the interview. Part 2 will be posted tomorrow!


  1. Oh what fun! Look at Esther Canadas, what a stunning woman.

  2. What an interesting interview! Can't wait for Part II!

  3. What a cool post and a cool friend to have! Great pictures, she clearly is very talented!

  4. What an interesting interview! Your friend is so beautiful, I really enjoyed viewing her photo collection. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is so awesome! She's worked with some amazing people! The list is exquisite. Can't wait to read more tomorrow! :D

  6. My goodness, what a fun and exciting career! Can't wait to read part 2 :)

  7. that is so cool!! she neat that she has all these awesome archived photos.. omgosh esther canadas is SO STRIKING!!!

  8. What a fantastic and inspiring interview. So amazing to hear about such an enviable career and successful woman with a commendable career. What an inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing and giving us the insight.

  9. OH MY GOSH!! This is such a fascinating interview!!! All those pictures are unbelievable!!! Can't wait to read part 2! {I started in order even if I am behind!} :)

  10. Wow! That sounds like such a fascinating line of work. i would be totally starstruck all the time!



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