About Catrin Söderdahl, Founder and Owner
I grew up in Stockholm, Sweden and started at an early age to enjoy making people more beautiful. My mother, sister and kinder garden teachers were my practice models in the early days. At the tender age of 16 I started my formal hairdressing training at a specialist academy and by 19 was working at a salon in Stockholm. My profession also allowed me to work in other countries such as Australia and Spain where I lived and worked from 2005 – 2013. From the beginning of 2013 I am now based in Stockholm, Sweden but still traveling regulary to Barcelona to do weddings, and when I’m not there my excellent team takes care of the Barcelona brides.
In 2006 I completed training in the art of make up and in that same year started to specialize in weddings, creating hairstyles and make up for the bride, her bridesmaids and other guests. That’s when I realized that I wanted to specialize in that particular area. It’s a great privilege to create something beautiful in terms of both hairstyling and makeup on one of the most important events in a woman’s life and to share the experience with them.
This is my passion and it would be a pleasure to be a part of your special wedding day and to make you look Absolutely Gorgeous!
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Vem är Catrin Söderdahl?
Jag växte upp i Stockholm, och började tidigt att tycka om att göra människor vackrare. Jag använde min mor, syster och dagis lärare som mina modeller i början, och de ställde mer an gärna upp.Vid 16 ars ålder började jag min frisör utbildning på Nacka Gymnasium och efter 3 år började jag arbeta som frisör på salong Hair Stars på Södermalm i Stockholm. Mitt yrke fick mig också resa och arbeta i andra länder som Australien och Spanien där jag har bodde och arbetade från 2000 – 2013. Från och med 2013 kommer min bas att bli min hemstad Stockholm, så från och med då finns Absolutely Gorgeous BCN/STHLM både i Stockholm och Barcelona.
Under 2006 genomgick jag en utbildning i make up och samma år började jag att specialisera mig på att skapa frisyrer och make up för brudar, hennes tärnor och andra gäster. Jag tycker det är ett stort privilegium att få arbeta med att skapa något vackert med både frisyr och make up på en av de viktigaste händelserna i en kvinnas liv.
Det här är min passion och det skulle vara ett stort nöje att få vara en del av din stora dag och göra dig Absolutely Gorgeous!
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About the team in Barcelona
Absolutely Gorgeous BCN is active both in Stockholm and Barcelona. Some time ago we announced that we are expanding our Absolutely Gorgeous Team and we now invite you to meet everyone from the team:
Cecilia Räf – Hair and makeup stylist and salon owner in Barcelona at salon “Pinups and Pimps” www.facebook.com/pinupsandpimps
Cecilia, originally from Sweden has been in the hairdressing industry for more then 16 years. She has spent 10 of them in Barcelona. Within this time she has experienced everything, from teaching to making and styling wigs! Cecilia has been working with Catrin for many years both in the same salon and collaborating with weddings. For her, wedding hair is the most rewarding work by far. It gives her a huge buzz to make a bride feel even happier for the big day.
Catrin’s opinion about Cecilia:
“I’ve worked with Cecilia for several years now, and its always a happy experience having her working next to me. As well as creating beautiful hairstyles she is always happy and loves to sing to herself. Her positive vibe is exactly what you want to have on your wedding day. I’m really happy and grateful to have her on my team and I’m looking forward to share many more happy wedding days together!”
Malin, originally from Sweden has been living in Spain for more than 10 years. Malin did her makeup training a the International Beauty School of Sweden and became a hairdresser at Cebado School in Barcelona. She loves doing all kinds of styling and is particularly good at hair ups and makeup. To see more of Malin go to www.malinmariaemila.wix.com/weddingstylist
What Catrin has to say about Malin:
“I’ve been working with Malin for many years, first when we were both employed at Anthony Llobet Hair Salon in Barcelona and then when I was renting a chair from her at her salon Pinups and Pimps in Barceloneta.Malin is very talented with both hair ups and make up and she particularly loves doing styles from the 50’s. Its always a joy working with Malin. We’ve done many beautiful weddings together and I’m looking forward to many more!”
Esther Jordan – Hair, makeup, nail stylist and salon owner in Barcelona at salon Lolita Blu Bcn.
Esther is a professional hair & make up artist, providing beauty services for fashion events and selected weddings. Esther has now returned to her home town Barcelona after gathering 5 years of international experience from London. Through her passion for make-up and the desire to make others look more beautiful, she has dedicated her career to every aspect of hair and beauty. At the age of 16 she studied beauty, specalizing in natural nails and at the age of 19 she graduated as a hairdresser. Esther is multi-lingual (fluent in Spanish, Catalan, English) and adds a touch of luxury and style to Absolutely Gorgeous BCN team.
What Catrin thinks about Esther :
“Esther started to collaborate with Absolutely Gorgeous BCN 1 year ago after she returned back to Barcelona after working 5 years in London as a stylist. Apart from creating beautiful hair and make up styles she also does gorgeous wedding nails. Esther is always happy and positive and brings that into the wedding atmosphere!”
If you are getting married in Barcelona or Stockholm and surroundings and you would like to get in touch with us for a inquiry please contact us here or find out more information in our services section.