During the last visit to my hairdresser Fikri, I asked him about his dreams. Fikri started to look around in the spacious, empty salon. Then he whispered ‘I hardly dare to think about it, let alone say it aloud. …. I actually dream of having an organic, vegetal hair and skin care product line’. So herewith I’m giving him a push to go for his dream, and publish it on the world wide web!
PS Fikri does not fill his agenda weeks in advance. So if you need a hair cut soon or on Sundays, then just give him a ring at T. 06.52649212. His salon is on Keizersgracht 389.
who is fikri
A hairdresser that is focused and conscious of what he’s doing. Morevoer, which products he is using.
what's your secret ingredient for your success?
Empathy - I 'use' it every day to understand my clients’ wishes.
how far are you with your own organic, vegetal hair and skin care line
I have three products for dry and/or thin hair. The shampoo is sulphate-free. I’m very against the use of chemicals.
I’m now struggling with the packaging. I’m very proud that the laboratory where my products are made is eco-friendly; ie. they work on solar energy and have the same no animal-testing. With the packaging, it’s not easy to find ‘green’ glue, label and bottle that still look beautiful.
who would you like to be your line’s ambassador
Someone with very bad hair and a sensitive scalp. That person will realize that improvement of using organic, vegetal products. It’s so much caring and nourishing for the hair and skin.
natural beauty is….
pure indulgence is…
Connecting with nature. The first time I had that was in Kauai, Hawaii. It’s so beautiful and serene there. I’ve named my parrot after that island.
what do you love about amsterdam
The canals, the calm cobbling water give you a sense of space. And in the summer, when people go boating, the ambiance is so joyous.
Fikri as mayor of amsterdam…
would invest in more ‘green’ and cleaners.
Finally, some organic amsterdam tips:
Marqt, I recommend the Speltbread, made from a wholesome type of wheat, and “Hollandse bloemen honing”, Dutch flower honey.
Fish store Dirk Tel on Kloveniersburgwal.
Do you have a special offer for the Life in Amsterdam readers?
I'm currently very happy with the products themselves: they are organic, bad chemical free (i.e. sulphate free) and not tested on animals. However, I'm not happy with the current packaging. I can give all Life in Amsterdam readers 50% discount on the products to try it out. I welcome the readers' feedback.
Shampoo / conditioner / styling gel: E15 each
You can purchase the products at the salon or send an e-mail to Fikri Kala: email@example.com.
I wanted to get a pixie cut (you know, the short hair cut of Audrey Hepburn in 'Sabrina'). However, I was so nervous, that Fikri suggested that we would do it in steps. See below the different stages of 'the making of Kira's pixie cut' over a period of 5 months.