What exactly do you do for a living?
I’m classified as a hairstylist, but My clients would agree — I like to utilize my position to really get to know my community on a deeper level and help them discover their innermost beauty and radiate it outwards. Hair, Makeup, Clothing, Weightloss… Whatever “that” is… I like to help people find it.
What was the process for you to find what you wanted to do?
I originally had plans to be a nurse or a nurse midwife and deliver babies… I started in junior college and took a break when I found out my mother was fighting her last year‘s with cancer and went to beauty school to get something under my belt and have a back up plan… After she passed away, I tried to go back to nursing school and it just didn’t feel right. Clients were sad, I felt financially defeated, and I missed the daily art of hair. I gave it a second chance, with a career in mind this time instead of just a job or hobby. I had a baby about a year after school and I had no choice but to win this time.
What does being a successful hair stylist entail?
Fluid communication skills! The hardest thing for me to teach my staff, are successful consultations. Mutual expectations; equal happy, long-lasting relationships. When you have a happy client; they easily refer friends to you, and you’ll build and retain a thriving business.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Helping people discover a new look that completely translates who they are fluidly.
What do you want your future clients to know?
Although I love to meet new people, I am not currently accepting new guests at this time. I am fully committed to my existing clientele.
What is your greatest success so far?
There have been many incredible opportunities that I am very grateful for and proud of. I feel the most exciting accomplishments I have had would be making it to the top of a creative hair colorists with Matrix, as well as traveling across the world to India where I had the opportunity to teach blonding and fashion color.
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