Living in an era where the most influential celebrities have to be on top of their game, fashion stylists have been in high demand. The ‘stars’ need to be styled for the red carpet, airport, gym, date nights, and all sorts of events to stay in the limelight!
People often think that stylists tend to impose their style on someone else when it’s all about listening and incorporating what they see and hear from their clients into clothing they choose for them. As a stylist developing my craft, let me tell you, it’s hard work, but it is the most rewarding job. That is why I’m excited to introduce you to Luminita Blosenco, a woman who embodies what it means to excel in your craft while serving others well.
With an illustrious career that spans almost a decade, Luminita Blosenco has carved a niche for herself in the hair industry as a stylist and educator. Her progressive hairstyles and compulsion to keep creating new looks make her a flaming force to reckon with. Ever-evolving, with a strong work ethic, she talks about her creative process, her love for art, and life lessons she learned through her journey.
“I like to experiment with looks, and over the years, I tried many looks on myself. Choosing the right hairstyle can be a bit confusing, so I make sure to create my trend and be different from others. My job lets me explore my creativity, and I get to learn something new daily.”
Here’s The Frisky’s rundown of the essential skills you need to succeed as a stylist:
Fashion, celebrity, hair and make-up, catalog stylists: What’s the difference?
In fashion, stylists primarily fall into two categories: personal stylists, who help celebrity clients develop a signature look, and editorial stylists, who create aesthetics for magazine photoshoots and ad campaigns. There are also hair and make-up stylists, fashion show stylists, and catalog stylists, who arrange products and clothing in a way that sells.
There’s no shortcut to becoming a successful celebrity hairstylist. How did you prepare yourself for this career before even landing your first job?
Looking back, I was preparing myself through different experiences without even realizing it at the time. I’ve always loved styling hair, so I was still spending a lot of time doing that. Now I know that I was preparing myself for what was about to come. Back then, I’d style everybody`s hair – from family members and friends to my teachers in high school, even the unfriendly ones, haha.
For someone like yourself, how do you define the word beauty?
My definition of beauty is yourself, doing what works for you, and not following someone else’s formula and blueprint. That can be applied to everything, from your style to career decisions. It’s beautiful to be yourself. Don’t be someone else, be you.
What advice do you have for young, aspiring hairstylists who’re looking to break into the industry?
You already have the key to your success – it is what makes you different from everybody else. So always embrace, love, protect, and respect your differences.
From the experts: a step-by-step guide to becoming a stylist:
- Begin by getting a relevant degree or qualification. That can be during university or by taking courses. Or don’t. There’s no correct answer. Think about what matters to you most: is it education, or are you keen to get your portfolio started soon?
- Gain real-world experience in the field, potentially with an internship. That can help determine what sort of stylist you want to become and guide future goals.
- Connect with other industry professionals, make valuable links and build an excellent reputation. It’s essential to sell yourself to earn a loyal clientele.
- Put in the hours and hard work, and be willing to do what it takes to prove yourself. Remember that it’s not about fame; it’s about doing the job well.
- Develop a point of view and a personal aesthetic and share that with your clients. That will help set you and your work apart.
Luminita is a model who has done a series of catalog shoots and ad shoots. When she was 5, she moved to Turin, Italy, and at the age of 18, she migrated to Rome to make a career in hairstyling. “There are very few institutes that train students in being an expert hairstylist, and a certificate from a reputed institute holds a great significance in today’s time,” Luminita said while throwing light on the importance of pursuing a course in hairstyling. While studying, she simultaneously took up many modeling assignments and traveled to countries like Dubai, the Philippines, Thailand, Spain, and China.
She got married to Giorgio Segatori, and now she has a baby girl called Zoe.
Having a good experience in modeling, she has maintained her toned physique and is a hardcore gym freak. She loves to work out and stay fit and is also fond of exotic cars. Not just this, she also has her philanthropic side and has always been a part of several charity events in Rome. Luminita has raised her voice against the violence against women and has confronted people spreading animal cruelty. She believes in working and creating an environment that does not cause harm to anyone. With such noble thoughts, we hope to have more people like her who can bring a positive change in society.