Meet Stylist Jess Garrity

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What is your favorite part about being a cosmetologist?

I love having the ability to make people feel happy and more confident, as well as having complete control over my career and success.

Tell me about your salon.

Exsalonce Salon & Day Spa is located in Chicago’s Roscoe Village neighborhood. Our typical clients are busy, working women and mothers who appreciate quick, accurate stylists that can create great hairstyles that are easy to maintain.

How do you approach creating a style for your client? 

I find that most clients are great at doing their own research prior to coming into the salon. With that being said, I do my best to achieve their desired result while keeping in mind their lifestyle and teaching them the importance of not compromising the integrity of their hair.

What is your favorite service to perform?

I find that extensions and hair color services provide the largest payoff transformation-wise. It’s rewarding for me to be a part of that process and to see how happy my clients are from the final result.

What are some of the reasons you offer extensions?

To problem solve. Everyone has something they dislike about their hair and extensions can be the perfect solution. For example, I use extensions to add length, volume or chemical-free color.

What type of extensions method do you prefer and why?

I enjoy performing all three methods we offer at the salon- fusion, tape and Velo. I choose the extension type depending on what is best for my clients’ lifestyles. I prefer tape extensions for myself personally because I change my hair color often.

What are some of your favorite “go-to” products?

Ostia Collection 3-in-1 Mist is my favorite product! I view it more as a tool when caring for extensions.

What advice would you offer to new stylists entering the industry?

Say yes to every opportunity that is presented to you and never stop working hard to advance your career. You are what you put into it!

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