Shining a Spotlight on: Justin Mackland From Ishoka Hair & Beauty

Meet: Justin Mackland – Graduate Stylist/Colourist & Schwarzkopf Digital Ambassador


Where do you work and what do you do?

I’m a graduate stylist/colourist at Ishoka hair and beauty in the heart of the west end of Aberdeen! I represent the UK with Schwarzkopf professionals #SKPCOLLECTIVE digital ambassador team which is an elite group of hairdressers from the UK/Ireland who create fun engaging content and share their love for the brand on social media (@justinatishoka)


What is the most popular service at your business?

For me at the moment my clients are all about the big bouncy blows! Glam styling is one of my faves and I love getting the ladies of Aberdeen ready for their girls night out!


What is your favourite hair service to perform?

I recently got promoted to colourist so I’m really loving being creative with my colours!!!


What is your favourite beauty treatment to receive?

I loooove getting my brows (TVT brow lamination) and lashes (LVL) done. Also partial to a manicure to get rid of my grotty hairdresser nails haha


If you had to choose one haircare product that you couldn’t live without, what would that be?

Ahhh definitely soft dust from Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS long texture range! It’s a light texture powder you spray into the hair to create soft effortless looks! It’s not sticky either which some products similar can be!


What are your top tips for healthy looking hair?

Try not to use too much heat on your hair, and when you do always use a heat protector! Get regular cuts to avoid split ends and always treat yourself to a great hair mask!


What are your plans for 2020?

Ooo I have so much exciting things on the horizon for me at Ishoka But sadly I can’t say too much just now but I’ll be bringing new services to my clientele and hopefully some stage work with Schwarzkopf Professional!


Who is your inspiration?

Always the boss, Philip Bell! Ishoka have paved the way for hairdressers in Aberdeen for 30+ years and I’m so proud to work for such an incredible salon! It’s great to be part of the legacy! His talent is another level and he really brings out the best version of myself!


What’s your favourite hair care brand?

Schwarzkopf Professional of course!


What advice would you give to someone thinking of starting hairdressing?

You have to be dedicated! make sure you fall in love with every single process you learn. That way your passion shines through even more to your clients. Never give up and always remember you can never learn to much. Dream big, work hard, stay humble ❤️


Do you have a party trick?

I like to think I do a really good Ronan Keating singing impression  But my friends would say otherwise.


What’s your favourite song to sing to in the car?

Anything girl band, little mix/spice girls/girls aloud I’m all about the cheesy tunes!!!!




You can book hair appointments with Justin via the Ishoka Facebook page – Click Here

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