Andreas Kurkowitz Colouring – The Magic of Colour and Styling
A long day lay behind me as I was about to pay the Master of Colour an overdue coloring visit. A lot has changed since my last appointment at Andreas Kurkowitz. While ‘only’ working as a guest stylist at a friend’s salon in Mitte at the time, he has come to realize his very own idea of a hair studio.
Instead of separate seats and individual workstations Andreas Kurkowitz has implemented a big roundtable for customers to sit together during their appointments. The prevailing mood proves to be surprisingly casual and even the occasional networking gets to be done. Those who wish to keep to themselves are welcome to delve into a magazine or dock their iPads and iPhones to one of the chargers around the table.
The mandatory mirrors are movable, nearly becoming a side issue. There are much more interesting sights around than one’s own reflection. Vegan snacks by ‘Jivamukti’, for instance, or cold pressed juices by ‘Blooming Juice’. In addition, hand-picked hair products by Rahua, Josh Wood or Davines and Philip Kingsley manage to catch my attention for quite a while.
Beyond all the above mentioned, I especially like the team spirit that is visibly coming to life here. As Andreas is merely the Master of Colour and does not touch a pair of scissors anymore, all the while spending every other week at Josh Wood’s in London and perking up fashion shows and shootings, he has gathered a truly amazing team. All four of them prove highly skillful at both, cutting and coloring. “This way, when I’m not available, I can still be sure my customers are in good hands”, he emphasizes.
Whatever Andreas does, he does it right, which explains why his job is never just a quick one. You’ll have to bring some patience. But ultimately, I got to leave overjoyed with a brilliant new hair color and a marvelous fresh cut by stylist Anke Wolfert. In the midst of the studio’s comfort, time seemed to have flown by – and I have just decided to gather a group of girlfriends and combine Gin Tonics and sizzling girl talk with a beautifying hairstyling session soon. A dream!