Meet Aurora Halili (known as Julie) who is the founding partner of Aurora Hairdressing.  With more than 10 years’ experience in the hairdressing industry, Julie launched Aurora Hairdressing in 2013 with the aim of making it the best hairdressers in Northamptonshire.

She says: “Having your own business you learn to give up excuses, give up short term mindsets and give up toxic people.  You also learn that helping others is a big part of being successful and that you are the only person responsible for your failure or success.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more & become more, then YOU ARE A LEADER.  That is my ultimate goal in my professional career.”

Read on to find out more about Julie…

Which hair styles or colours do you absolutely love doing? I specialise in all aspects of ladies’ hairdressing but my top 3 areas are colour correction, colour change and balayage.  The reason why I love doing hair is because I get to impact the way someone presents themselves by enhancing their outer beauty.

What do you love about being a hairdresser?  The most rewarding part of what I do is not only you that you get to have people empowered by the way they look and feel, you get to connect and built true friendship with coworkers and clients.

Who or what inspires you to create fabulous hair?  I am inspired by my need to give my clients a great result as well as a memorable experience. I am inspired to perform at my best because I love what I do and because there are people who go out of their way to sit in my chair. They wait a long time and play lot of money, and I see it as a privilege to have the opportunity to exceed their expectations.

If you had to live on a desert island, which three hair products would you take with you?  Mythic Oil, Olaplex, Wild Styler Mousse.

What is your ultimate ambition?  My ultimate ambition is to have an award-winning salon and be able to inspire other stylists to achieve their goals and potential. 

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?  Level headed.  Ambitious.  Driven.

Tell is something about yourself that would surprise others… I can’t swim – well I can but I need armbands and my husband and my son always make fun of me!