Violetta has been doing my hair for most of the last 10 years. She is a very special human being whom I would regard as a friend rather than just the person who does my hair. She works her magic creating the sort of haircut that suits me. Others have done my hair, but I have never been entirely satisfied, but Violetta always manages to get it just right.
She comes from Bulgaria, which is a long way away. She often talks about her mum who is so far away yet so close to her heart. The last couple of years she has gone for long visits with her mum. I think she misses her.
I think too that while she enjoys styling hair, underneath it all she secretly wishes to be an artist and poet living the bohemian life. Perhaps that is why she works in Kings Cross, because here she finds the kindred spirits who help nourish her soul.