Born and raised in the Netherlands, Sabrina Dijkman has both make-up and hairstyling in her highly esteemed portfolio. Trained by Hester Wernert, one of the Netherlands’ most respected hair stylists, Sabrina is an incredibly talented hair stylist with experience working for high profile TV, fashion shows and magazines. From the glamour of Miami to the rugged beauty of Mozambique, Sabrina travels to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations, creating looks and sharing her expertise with others. With her inspiring passion for hair and her expertise in braiding and updos, Sabrina is one of Alterna’s most sought-after trainers. We welcomed her back to collaborate on Alterna’s latest collection.
Sabrina, your genuine passion for hair is evident. How did you start out in the industry?
I have always had a passion for beauty and make-up was my initiation into the industry. I graduated from the famous make-up school House of Orange in 2006 and dedicated myself to building my reputation as a make-up artist. It was Hester Wernert who introduced me to the art of hair, and then trained me. In 2008, I achieved my degree in hairdressing from the Mogeen Hairschool. I haven’t looked back since!
You’ve had the pleasure of working with some esteemed titles. Which titles has your work appeared in?
My work has appeared in Glossy, Jan, Girlz!, Margriet, Libelle, Grazia, Vrouw, Nouveau, Talkies, Flair, Telegraaf & Sp!ts.
What’s your favorite aspect of your job?
I love that I’ve had the opportunity to travel the world. I’ve worked at some incredibly beautiful destinations, including Paris, Milan, Miami, Mozambique, Tirol, Lanzarote, the Bahamas, Bonaire and New York.
Your work has a romantic and effortless sophistication. Where do you source your inspiration?
I get the majority of my inspiration from Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube, because I am on them for so many hours each week! But I also turn to online education too. All my looks have a natural and slightly ‘undone’ feel to them, which reflects the current trend for more relaxed and less ‘perfected’ looks. I love soft hair that has a bohemian touch and can be worn for any occasion.
Alterna Trainers from all over Europe traveled to Amsterdam this February to attend the Winter 2020 Train-The-Trainer event. An unmissable opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the latest Alterna products and techniques, the event was also an insight into upcoming launches and collections.