5Qs with Platform Artist/Educator Charlie Price

He’s funny, fabulous and a creative force to be reckoned with. We’re happy to call this talented Shear Genius a friend.

Who: Charlie Price

What: Platform Artist Provocateur and Hair Educator

Where: Denver, Colorado

Our site/publication is called Industrie and we spelled it with an “ie” on purpose – it’s the French way of spelling Industry and was once defined as an artisan who works with their hands to create things of beauty and substance. So tell us, how do you define beauty and substance?

Beauty is something that makes your heart sing, not just your eyes. Something that has substance has meaning and elicits respect.

What other creative outlets do you explore/practice?

I love to sketch, I am a frustrated fashion stylist and interior designer. And I LOVE putting together fashion shows and photo shoots.

What’s your personal motto/favorite quote?

“Be authentic and tell it like it fucking is.” ~ Me

When have you felt the most vulnerable in your career?

When I won NAHA Hairstylist of the Year the second time. Coming off Shear Genius I had my share of haters, I had to prove that I wasn’t all hype. Even though I had won Hairstylist of the Year before, some people still saw me as a prima donna and lightweight rather than a talent.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Horst [Rechelbacher] always said that if you do what you love the money will follow. It has been true, but I would like a lot more money!


What is your theme song in life?

My theme song is “Like a Prayer” by MADONNA. That song is everything.

To see more from Charlie Price, click on the “charlie price” tag below. You’ll be happy you did. 

What are Industrie 5Qs?

Our 5Qs are just that—5 questions that get asked, contemplated and answered. To spice it up, we throw in a bonus question the person being interviewed gets to pick out of a potluck of possibilities.