Salon HER’s 23 Questions With Britt Fordham

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A morning at the beach with my dog Buddy, and cooking a delicious meal at home. Or having margaritas and dancing all night. There is no in-between.

What is your favourite time of day?

Dusk. When all the lights go on but the sky is still light.

When are you the most inspired?

When I’m travelling.

Window or aisle seat?

Window.

What is your idea of a perfect date?

My first date with my now fiancé, James, was pretty perfect. We went to a wine bar, had cheese and wine and talked all night. The rest is history.  

What is your star sign?

Libra.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Chunky, ugly shoes—like big chunky Pradas. I just love ugly shoes. The bigger the better.

What is your current state of mind?

Peaceful. Content.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Doll. Everyone gets called doll!

Book or film?

Film.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Nailing the work-life balance. Being able to show up and be creative everyday and also have time for myself and my loved ones.

What is your motto?

If not now, then when?

We're ordering breakfast: what are you having?

One slice of sourdough with butter and vegemite and two poached eggs, plus an almond cappuccino.

How would you define yourself in 3 words?

Creative, spontaneous, soft.

What is something you’re tired of?

People not being kind! Especially to people in the service industry.

Night or morning?

Morning.

What is something you had to learn the hard way?

Learning to find my confidence—it  came with age and experience. I’ve had to learn the hard way that you can be strong and still be kind.

What is something you always travel with?

Sheet masks. I love the Tatcha one.

What’s your favourite cocktail?

A spicy, spicy margarita.

What colour do you wear most?

White.

Email or text?

Text.

If you were not doing your current job, what would you be doing?

I have no idea. I love hair. There is no other option!

Who do you look to for inspiration?

Jen Atkin. She’s an incredible woman in business and I love seeing how she’s navigated all of that. I think it’s so admirable.

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