Jordan Hollas on Personal Style, Extreme Mullets, and Flea Market Nostalgia
Playing with hair and experimenting on his own was one of the reasons Jordan Hollas became a hair stylist. After doing schooling at Blanche MacDonald, multiple technical classes with Bumble and Bumble, L’Oréal, La Biosthetique, Kerastase and Goldwell, and a rigorous year-long apprenticeship with a team of stylists, Jordan brings his creativity and fresh ideas to the team at Artel Salon.
Describe your aesthetic.
For my own personal aesthetic, I’ve always felt like if Duckie (from Pretty in Pink) were a Lost Boy, he would dress just like me. For the hair I like to do, I would say everything that feels authentic. No matter what the style, I always work to give an effortless, cool edge to it. My biggest obsession right now is the 70’s inspiration that is dominating street fashion.
If you could design hair for one person specifically, who would it be?
If I could do one person’s hair it would be Gia Carangi at the beginning of her career. She had an effortless, sexy and kind of scary energy to her, and I think that would mesh very well with my dream aesthetic.
What is a hair style you’ve wanted to try out on a client, but haven’t had the opportunity to yet?
I’m so into extreme shags and mullets right now. I’m not sure what the draw is, but there’s something really enticing about business in the front and a party in the back.
Is there a local hair stylist that you admire?
Chris Weber, hands down. His aesthetic is perfect, nothing he does is ever dated or low quality. He has built himself a great career by working hard and being nice to people. That’s the kind of success I can admire.
A skill you wished you possessed?
I’ve always wished I could sew. My whole life has been a constant struggle to piece together the outfits I see in my head and to be honest, they don’t really exist. If I could sew however, I could bring my ideas to fruition.
Favourite flea market in Vancouver?
The Vancouver Flea Market! I feel like if you’re not willing to sift through the trash, you don’t deserve the treasure. We used to go there when I was a kid and it brings a very welcome nostalgia every time I visit.
Best vintage / thrift store?
Community Thrift & Vintage. They always have an amazing selection of cool, well curated clothing and they do a lot to help out the women in their neighbourhood! What more can you ask for?