Berni Ottjes; proud owner of BURNYS Hair Salon in Netherlands. Four-times overall winner of the L’Oréal Professionnel Color Trophy Award, three-times Hairdresser of the Year in Holland, and a member of the Hall of Fame.
Berni is in Singapore for the launch of MAJIFASHION by L’Oréal Professionnel. He conducted a four days Look ‘N’ Learn workshop with some of our very talented hairstylists in Singapore and shared with them some essential business tips.
Salon Now caught up with him for an exclusive interview at L’oréal Academy. During the interview, Berni shared with us his love for hair colouring since the age of 14 years old, his hairstyling journey in the last three decades and some of his achievements.
Berni’s work with L’oréal begins fifteen years ago as an ambassador and educator in Netherlands. And that was when he realized how much he loves educating and sharing his passion with fellow hairstylists.
As an experienced and charismatic stage artist, Berni is not shy to admit that he too faced stage-fright when he took his first step on stage. He revealed how he overcame those fears and shared some dos & don’ts when presenting to a large group of audience.
Before we wrap up, Berni candidly opens up to us about how his father was unsure about his career choice thirty-five years ago. However, his hard work and persistence made his father one of the proudest men in the world.
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