How Wendy Balances Her International Career With Family Life

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International celebrity hairstylist

wendy iles 


Attention: Editor         News release 

13th June                                       familyaus 1

How Wendy balances

her career and family

Internationally renowned hairstylist Wendy Iles sets a fine example for those

women around the world who are both dedicated professionals and devoted

wives and mothers. 

Wendy, who began her hairstyling career in Australia, may even be seen as a

role model for women seeking to achieve harmony between their careers and

their family lives.

As a leading hairstylist of top entertainers and fashion and photographic models

around the world, she works regularly in Paris, London and New York and

sometimes in other cities.

As a wife and mother she lives with her husband, Jacques, daughter, Beatrice,

aged 12, and stepson, Frederic, in the countryside.

“Although most of my works seems to generate from New York these days,” she

says, “we prefer to live in the European countryside.”

She and her family come to Australia once a year on holidays to visit her mother

and father who live in Tasmania. 

Wendy tells how she balances her career with her family life.

“I believe we working mothers need to find the right balance between quality time

with our children rather than quantity,” she says.

“My husband works from home. Therefore I am always confident that the

household is running to a good routine and in good harmony,” she says.

“Our daughter understands very well my life and my career and we share a very

strong relationship, not only as mother and daughter but also as great mates.” 

Several years ago, Wendy and her husband bought a house on a property in the

countryside. “This was one of the best moves we ever made,” she says.

“The distance, far from the hustle of the cities, gives me a complete cut-off point

from my work. 

“On the job, all of my energy goes into each and every project. I am so

passionate about hairstyling. At home I tend to forget about work and

concentrate on being a loving caring mother and wife,” she says. “I believe this

balance is an extremely healthy one.”

Wendy says that spending her childhood in the countryside in Tasmania has

influenced her present choice of lifestyle. “I love the countryside and want my

daughter to grow up in wide open spaces amongst nature.

“Here she just lives a normal life, going to school and playing with her friends.”

To further balance her career and family, Wendy schedules her work so that she

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and her husband and daughter can visit relatives once a year while holidaying in


Wendy is celebrating her 25-year career as a hairstylist with the publication of a

book of fine art photography tiled “Archive”. 

It features many of her most outstanding hairstyles created for such prestige

magazines as Vogue, Glamour and Elle and featuring fashion and couture from

such elite brands as Chanel, Louis Vuiton, Alexander McOueen, Gucci and

Prada; and for famous Hollywood personalities like Penelope Cruz, Monica

Bellucci and Dita von Tesse.

“I’m so delighted that publisher Joachim Baldauf has chosen to publish a book on

my hairstyles,” she says. “I hope it will inspire a lot of hairstylists, fashion

designers and art directors around the world.”

Wendy’s clients have included:

Magazines Vogue, Elle, L‘Officiel, Mixte, i-D, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Harpers

Bazaar, Amica, CitizenK, Ten and V;

Advertisers Christian Dior, Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Swarovski,

Boucheron, Cacharel, Sonia Rykiel, Nina Ricci, Geurlain, Lancôme, H&M,

Guess, Astor Cosmetics, Nivea, Palmolive, Clairol, Schwarzkopf, Herbal

Essence, Wella, L‘Oréal and Pantene;

Celebrities Monica Bellucci, Dianne Kruger, Penelope Cruz, Chloe Sevigny, Dita

Von Tesse, Cat Deeley, Juliette Lewis, Amira Casar, Marion Cotillard, Lambert

Wilson, Charlotte Gainsbourg; Charlotte Rampling; and

World acclaimed photographers Jean Paul Goude, Karl Lagerfeld, Ruven

Afandor, Koto Bolofo, Rankin, Tyen, Ellen von Unwerth, Ralph Mecke,,

Christophe Kutner, Felix Lammers, Manuela Pavesi, Louis Decamps,, Zanna,

Simon Emmett, Daniele Duella and Iango Henzi, Indlekofer and Knoepfel,

Vincent Peters, Eric Traoré, Boris and Sol,  Jean Baptist Mondino, Phil Poynter.

The book “Archive” is available from selected bookstores in Europe, North

America and Australia and worldwide on the internet from the publisher's web

“Archive” is selling from the web site at 49.95 euros a copy plus shipping. It

is selling in Australia for a recommended retail price of about $A83. The ISBN

code of the book is 978-3-00-023631-0.

In Australia and New Zealand, sales inquiries can be made to Lauren King at

Intermedia by emailing her at or phoning +61 2 9660


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Download family photos here:

Photo caption: Wendy bonding with husband Jacques and their daughter,

Beatrice, at home in the countryside. 

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Media contacts: Wendy Iles, email ; or Wal Baker, email , phone 612 9416 7111, fax 44871 994 3402 .

Wendy Iles




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