Beyond The Lens – Massachusetts men’s stylist & model Jules kept her words smooth in an Interview we did about her career and future plans to expand it. I reached out to Jules over messenger and invited her to do the interview and she gladly accepted the offer shortly after. Jules is the first men’s stylist I ever interviewed on Internet Hollywood. It was definitely something I wanted to learn more about and I made sure I added that in some of my questions. I hope you enjoy the interview!
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Internet Hollywood: Hey Jules! I appreciate you taking the time out to chat with me. I thought of some really cool questions to ask while waiting for your response to accept the invitation for this short interview. You’re a woman filled with talent and after checking your work I honestly would like to say I feel honored to do this interview with you. What motivated you to want to do modeling and how hard was it to get the connections you needed to get your first few photoshoots?
Jules: Thank you! I have always been a very creative person, I like to express myself in all different media forms. Modeling was just another artistic outlet for me to try and create emotion using my body and expressions. My first couple photo shoots we’re with Joe Mulcahey and he was so kind in helping me progress my modeling. He helped me connect to other photographers and made me feel safe and confident trying something new. Everything kind of flowed from there, I’m very active on social media so finding new people to create art with was never a challenge for me.
Internet Hollywood: You’re also a main’s stylist that manages a men’s salon. I honestly have to admit that I never been in a men’s salon. What is the experience of managing one and what kind of services you do you offer to your clients?
Jules: A men’s salon is definitely something new. Women really luck out when it comes to salons and sometimes men get forgotten about. I think men should be able to enjoy a service provided by a woman including not only a haircut but a beard detail, a shampoo, scalp massage, scalp treatment and a hot towel finish. My clients are amazing and they definitely love the experience. We are a sports-themed salon with TV’s at every station so you’ll never miss a game. Educating my clients is a huge part of my job and not only providing them with a style they love but showing them how to achieve the same style at home is so important. I love managing, it’s hard when you have to keep a staff of ten women happy all the time but it’s been an adventure for me and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I love working with people and I strive to make both my employees happy as well as my clients.
Internet Hollywood: Are you on a mission to open your own salon in the future or do you have other plans?
Jules: I don’t think I will open my own salon. Who knows, anything is possible but I like being able to run a business without having to worry about any of the legalities. I also love to travel and by having a job like this I am provided a lot of vacation time, if I owned my own business I worry I might find it hard to get away. But I’m only 23 and I have the world at my fingertips. Anything is possible if you work hard enough.
Internet Hollywood: I really love your modeling photos and I would like to write about some of your photo shoots in the future. Do you have any new photo shoots set up for the future?
Jules: I don’t have any shoots set up for right now! Its always hard for me to find time because I don’t have a set schedule and I work every weekend. My days off are different every week and I know most people don’t have time on weekday mornings to set up photo shoots. I am interested in working with those who have a flexible schedule!
Internet Hollywood: What kind of photo shoots are you open to doing with photographers at this time?
Jules: I like fashion photoshoots, I also like a bit of boudoir. I love to shoot outside in nature, or cityscape photoshoots as well. I like to connect with the photographer to come up with an idea together. I think when you go into something and already have it planned in your head the other person may have a different visual, and sometimes it clashes.. and vice versa I don’t always love when a photographer has everything planned with little room for input. I think modeling and photography are about creating something new together and it’s important to have ideas from both sides. I am a very open person so I would say I’m open to modeling many different styles, I just don’t shoot full nudes.
Internet Hollywood: Do you look for something in particular in the photographer you choose to work with?
Jules: I like to feel sexy in photos without feeling dirty. I definitely look for photographers who can capture that fine line. I like shooting with people who are body positive and make me feel confident but aren’t afraid to tell me if I look better positioned a different way. I like photographers who have a clean editing style, sometimes people can edit too much and it takes away from the natural beauty of the photo.
Internet Hollywood: Last question; is there anything other than what your doing now that excites you to the point you want to make a career out of it?
Jules: Traveling. I always say I would love to be a travel agent. I go abroad at least 3 times a year. I love to explore new places and meet new people to share stories with. So many people say they wish they could travel but all it takes it a little bit of saving and just putting yourself out there. I have stayed with strangers where I slept on a rooftop bed in the middle of a desert, I lived in a small English town for a month and made some of the strongest friendships of my life. Traveling is a huge part of my heart. I always say that home is where the heart is, but my heart’s always running. How am I supposed to exceed my comfort zone if I feel comfortable everywhere I go? I’m not afraid of this beautiful planet we live on, it thrills me to embrace it.
Internet Hollywood: Thank you for the interview, Jules!
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