PREP loves sharing good stories about inspiring people. All of the models on our hair menu are people with a real zest for life and we’re happy to introduce you to them as part of a series of PREP Spotlights.


Jinhui Liu

What do you work as?
Full time “Facebook and Instagram surfer” as a digital marketing manager, part time running my little hobby called perkbykate!

What are some of the best parts of your work that you look forward to?
There is so much creativity within everyone and it makes me happy when I see everyone working together and throwing in their own ideas to create works of art that would otherwise not be possible. (Seeing normal black hair transformed into something you can call a “statement hairstyle” is so exciting too!) Also, the fact that my work is largely based on ever-changing digital trends keeps me on my toes, and that is challenging yet stimulating at the same time.

What are some interests you have outside of work?
I love travelling on the cheap – I find it challenging to be able to do as much as I want, and still keeping within a budget I have in mind. 🙂

My partner and I love to cafe hunt, but only for a specific type of cafe. We particularly enjoy the atmosphere and the uplift it brings to your mood sitting down at a brightly lit, minimalist and open-plan cafe, with a good cup of latte or mocha and a good read.

My other interests are quite basic, really. As long as I am able to get some down time – away from the hustle and bustle of work life – anything works. Staying home can be strangely therapeutic, visiting a reservoir for an amazing sunset can be calming or an hour with prep can be restoring. 🙂

What makes you excited about these interests?
In travelling, the ability to see the world out there and its great landscape is seriously exciting. We are just a small dot on the world map, so imagine how much we haven’t seen and experienced.

The excitement in the search for peace and quiet – in the context of cafes for example – is that you get to identify with another person’s interpretation of a sanctuary. And it is thrilling when you come across an establishment that is so aligned with your values and thoughts that you wanna go back again and again!

You’d most likely be found getting a blowout at PREP when you need to PREP for…
Definitely for weddings, or when I feel like I have a bad hair day and I need to get out of it pronto!