She has already done Elias M' Barek, Daniel Brühl and Barbara Schöneberger and made up models for advertising campaigns of large companies. Now Anna Brylla from Penzberg has returned from Berlin to her hometown and opened a hairdressing salon here – for ordinary people.
Penzberg – Making people pretty: That was Anna Brylla's career aspiration quite early on. Growing up in Penzberg, where she also graduated from high school, she moved to Munich in 2008, where she attended a cosmetology school and completed make-up training. From Munich, Brylla's path led on to Berlin, where she did an apprenticeship as a hairdresser with the hairdressing world champion Jana Eichler – and not with star hairdresser Udo Walz, who had also offered her an apprenticeship, as she tells us in an interview with the local newspaper.
Collaboration with Joachim Baldauf
Going into the stage or working for photo productions: That was the professional goal of Brylla, who is now the mother of two children (8 and 10 years old). She met the well-known German fashion photographer Joachim Baldauf, and they started working together.
Gradually, the Penzberg native made a name for herself in the industry and works freelance with many well-known photographers. "I quickly slipped into it," Brylla recalls. The young mother, who sees herself as a hairdresser on the one hand as a craftswoman, but in the field of make-up as an artist, became so well known over time that she even had herself represented by an agency. She did her hair and make-up for countless well-known stars from Germany and even Hollywood; for example, for film premieres or award ceremonies. "The list is really long," says Brylla with a view to her customers, citing Elias M'Barek, Daniel Brühl, Nina Hoss and Lena Gercke as examples. She collaborated on a music video by singer Namika and styled the internationally successful actor Luke Evans. "They are all very likeable," assures Brylla. She fondly remembers the styling appointments with presenter Barbara Schöneberger. "It's super funny and really nice."
She can't say anything negative about stars and starlets
She could not report anything negative about the stars and starlets. These people are far too professional in their appearance for that. And she herself also attaches great importance to a professional approach in her work. Apart from a bit of small talk, there is not much talk between her and the star in the hairdressing chair at such styling appointments. But if you do, you're on a first-name basis. This is common in the film and fashion industry.+
"She's really nice," says Anna Brylla about presenter Barbara Schöneberger.
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The Penzberg native also did her hair and make-up for well-known German models; Among them, for example, Eva Padberg, with whom she has also had a "strong friendship" for about ten years, as she says.
She also works on advertising campaigns for fashion companies
But she has not only styled film and television stars for performances and celebrations. Brylla also worked in Berlin on advertising campaigns for fashion companies, including Zalando and About You – including trips to photo shoots in distant countries.
"That was a really great life," Brylla says in retrospect. "Not in the spotlight, but behind it." But after about twelve years as a successful hairdresser and make-up artist, during which she was invited to countless after-show parties and festivals, this life had been enough for her, because: "You are already moving in a rather superficial world."
The desire to move to Penzberg came from the children
She went to Penzberg to her parents and friends with her children very often during all these years. But when the two of them started school, they all missed not being able to go to Bavaria so often anymore – out of the big city and into the mountains. The desire to move to Penzberg came from her children and was then put into practice during the Corona pandemic.
Back in Penzberg, Brylla has now opened a small hairdressing salon at Bahnhofstraße 37. Her husband Patrice, also from Penzberg and a photographer, commutes between Bavaria and Berlin. "Real, free hair": This is her philosophy, which is about treating the hair of each customer individually according to his hair structure and direction of growth.
Contact: Anna Brylla's hairdressing salon is called "ease – natural haircutting". Contact: by phone at 01 59/ 04 37 48 66 or by e-mail at email@example.com
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