During my last stay in Paris, I decided to take advantage of some of the free and fun workshops being offered at Wanderlust Paris. As I was looking for a workshop to attend, I came upon a workshop on how to create express curls which was being hosted by Rubi Jones. As I researched the internet, and came upon Rubi’s website, I was excited to not only attend the workshop but to meet this hair guru extraordinaire with an infectious smile.
I immediately fell for Rubi upon meeting her, not only was she warm, calm and friendly, she’s a great hairstylist.
If you’ve always wanted to pick up and relocate to Paris, Rubi’s story will inspire you!
Rubi Jones, hairstylist
Where did you grown up?
San Diego, California
Where do you currently live?
How long have you been living in Paris?
What brought you to Paris?
I, just like a lot of Americans and Canadians am in love with Paris and it’s one of the cities where I can work doing what I love which is styling hair in the fashion industry.
Tell us about your career path…
I started my career in New York where I worked at a couple of prestigious salons and did freelance jobs as well. I always wanted to move to Paris and when the opportunity came, I couldn’t have been more excited to do it. Now I work solely freelance, which consists of styling hair for photo shoots and fashion shows and taking private clients in my studio.
What were some of the challenges you faced when you decided to move to Paris?
Paperwork – it never ends here!
Favorite thing about living in Paris?
I don’t even know how to answer that! The buildings are all so beautiful. Whether I am having a good day or a bad day, just looking up at them makes me feel so lucky to live here.
What inspires you?
Art, fashion, individuals…
What are you most proud of?
Most recently, teaching my new puppy how to sit!
What advice would you give someone wanting to change their path?
Just do it. Don’t over think things, and do what you have to do to be happy.