When my friend (another curly-haired girl like me) brought me to this hair salon, the first thing that impressed me was not the classy posters of modern haircuts, but the sounds of music. Meštri o’ Kose (“Masters of Hair” in the local Boka dialect) is a small hairdressing salon located behind the Musical school walls in the Kotor old town. Run by Živko and Nina Jevtović, together with their colleagues Katarina and Ivana, they are real professionals who managed to bring my unruly fuzzy curls into a beautiful haircut for the first time in my seven years in Montenegro. This aroused my interest, and I wanted to know more.
Živko Jevtović, a Schwarzkop professional mentor and an external associate of Kotor Hairdressing school
The most famous Montenegrin comic strip creator, Simon Vučković, found some time in his busy schedule for a TMN interview. With the numerous strips published, exhibitions held, awards received, and classes run, Simon is a modest knight with a motto from his coat of arms: Be true to yourself, true to your country.
Meet Ipek from Istanbul who believes that "life is a mirror reflecting back the good and bad messages you send out into the world".
“The only key to a better life is a hard work. The harder you work, the more you get," says Mr. Labud Mihović, which is contrary to the basic Montenegrin commandments.
It’s always exciting to come across genuinely talented young artists, especially in a small place like Kotor. Nadja Jankovic is just 17, but has already won or placed in a number of guitar competitions, including the 2013 “Julian Arcas” International Competition in Spain (which she won), the 2014 “Giovani Musicisti” International Competition in Italy (which she also won), the 2015 International Youth Competition Forum Gitarre in Austria (first prize as well) and the 2015 Guitar Foundation of America International Youth Competition (second place). A student at Kotor Music School, she visits workshops and additional classes abroad, doing her best to become a real professional and present Montenegro and the rest world with the charming sound of her classical guitar.
Zorica Radenovic is local NGO activist, Political Science graduate and a journalist from Budva. She serves as the chairwoman of the local NGO that promotes youth activism and she is Editor in Chief of the local youth magazine and web portal “The Youth Circle”.
Meet the young and confident Russian entrepreneur Nikita Kharchenko, patiently and lovingly instilling the habit of tea drinking to the difficult Montenegrin mentality.
March 3, 2018 - Montenegro has a growing number of foreigners who are moving to the country in search of a better lifestyle. Meet some of them in one of our regular features, Montenegro's Foreign Entrepreneurs. We start with Ruben, a young Italian who came for the lifestyle and is staying for the lifestyle.
Meet the jewellery designer from Russia who truly believes that “we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.”