Irish hairstylist, Andrew Fitzsimons has revealed how he ended up as Kourtney Kardahsian’s person stylist, and has opened up about what it’s like to travel the world with the Kardashian family.
The 29-year-old, who’s originally from Balinteer, moved to Pairs when he was just 17 to pursue his dream of being a top hairstylist, and after spending a few years training in the fashion capital of the world, he moved on to bigger and better things in New York and L.A.
After years of grafting, Andrew eventually made a name for himself as one of the best hair stylists around and he ended up working with Adele and Maria Carey, which eventually led him to landing the Kardashians as clients.
“She (Adele) was promoting her album 21, and we got on so much. We p***ed our pants laughing together.” he told the Irish Independent.
“It was great to talk to someone from the UK. We talked about how much we loved Cheryl Cole because that’s when she was trying to break America for the X Factor. That was my first stepping stone. Then I worked with Mariah Carey for a few years and it all stemmed from there.
“I was working on an advertisement and I was asked if I wanted to stay around to do the hair of a new face that was coming in after.”
As is turned out, the ‘new face’ that Andrew agreed to work with was Kendall Jenner, and Andrew said she was a delight to work with.
“She was very quiet, sitting on her phone. This was when she was trying to make it as a model in New York. She was amazing for the whole shoot. She was transforming into a celebrity in her own right.” he said.
Andrew then went on to work with the rest of the Kardashian sisters, after making a lasting impression on Kendal, and he has nothing but praise for the whole family.
“I worked with the family in New York two years ago for Fashion Week.” he said. “I think it was Kanye’s first season for Yeezy. I did Kourtney’s hair and when she walked in we were both wearing the same outfit; a band tee, ripped skinny jeans and boots. We got on really well.
“Kim is amazing too, Kourtney, Khloe and Kim are the most down-to-earth, sweetest people I’ve ever met. They’re always on time. They’re so professional, friendly and work so hard. They remember the details you told them the last time you were working with them. I’m blessed to be working with them.”
“I have great self belief and I knew if I applied myself and believed in myself I could go where I needed to go.”
We’re expecting big things from Andrew in 2017!