Following on from my ‘Moroccanoil Top 5’ last week, I thought it would be pretty fun to interview their Creative Global Ambassador, Antonio Corral Calero. Antonio’s been with Moroccanoil since day one and has played a huge part in growing the greatest oil infused brand on the market. Not only working for Moroccanoil, Antonio has recently opened his own Academy in Barcelona - Factory 236. With a huge global role and his own Academy, I wasn’t sure Antonio would have the time to be interviewed. But it was no problem, and for that I will be forever grateful!
So here it is... An interview with Antonio Corral Calero!
Antonio, as Moroccanoil’s Creative Global Ambassador you are constantly travelling. You can cover New York, London and Barcelona in 1 week! What are you top tips for keeping your body and mind healthy when travelling this much?
I tried to keep a good balance by eating well and walking everywhere. I find walking clear’s my mind whilst also burning some of those extra calories from all the goodies I can’t resist! I start the morning with some meditation and positive thinking, followed by hot water with lemon - 2 cups! After a coffee I’m ready to go. Then I find a cold press juice bar. I’ll have a large mix of vegetable’s, apple and ginger. Then I feel like superman, anywhere in the World!
On the subject of travelling what’s your favourite country and why?
That’s a difficult one, because there are so many beautiful places in the world. I love Asia! Thailand and Bali are at the top of my list. I’m a big fan of Thai food and I had an amazing experience in Bali, being in touch with my inner self.
You inspire lots of hairdressers around the world, myself included. Who would you say your inspiration is and why?
I can’t name anyone. I don’t know if that’s a good thing, but everyone inspires me! Not just in the industry, but random people in the street. If I inspire people I hope it’s not just for my work but because of the person I am.
If you had to pick one Moroccanoil product for personal use, what would it be?
It would have to be Moroccanoil's Smoothing Lotion because of the products versatility. It makes my hair looks beautiful from Winter to Summer. I can apply it and let it be, or straighten my curls and my hair still looks natural.
Not only are you Moroccanoil’s Creative Global Ambassador, you have recently opened your very own academy in Barcelona - Factory 236 - how are you finding juggling these 2 huge roles?
GIRLLLL, I don’t even know! Well I do know, Nicolas Guzman. He’s my partner in life and Business. He manages all the agenda’s and puts some sense into my world . Everything I do, I do it with love and good will. I am me and I don’t try to be anyone else. One thing you and I have in common is that we have a passion for what we do, and we can do things our way whilst thinking of and helping other’s along the way.
This interview started in London, continued in Barcelona and ended after a shoot in Paris! Thank you Antonio for taking the time to answer my questions. (Keep up with the vegetable juice! ;) xx)