In the fifth part of FOX 5’s series, ‘Cancer: Fight over Fear’, Ayesha Khan steps into Eivind’s salon and gets a demonstration of how beauty can be restored.
On June 15, 2015 the District of Columbia Board of Barber and Cosmetology honored Eivind at the 9th Annual Practicioners Forum. The following is an excerpt from the program of the event.
We are proud to honor Mr. Eivind Bjerke as our 2015 Practitioner Forum, COSMETOLOGY Honoree. Eivind, originally from Grue i Solør, Norway, is one in a family of twelve children. He later moved to Oslo to become an apprentice and study cosmetology. Eivind fondly recalls the story told by one of his cosmetology teachers – “that his hands were too big, and that he would never become a good hairdresser.” Clearly he proved them wrong! He was quite popular among Oslo society, and the future Queen of Norway sought out his talent and services.