What attracted you to a career as a stylist?
I have always had a passion and love for all things to do with hair, beauty and style. Becoming a hairstylist was the perfect fit for me.
How long have you been in the industry?
I attended Arlington Academy in 2005. I’ve been a licensed cosmetologist for 12 years now.
What motivates you daily?
The challenge. The hair industry is a revolving door for change. Every year with new trends and styles, all while trying to achieve these looks through new techniques.
How do you approach creating a style for your client?
The consultation process is key in understanding your client’s wants/needs and expectations. Every appointment with my clients-new and old, begins with a consultation. Asking questions based on how their hair was processed in the past, all the way to how they want their hair to look in the future. Making sure my clients are prepared for the simple or extensive process of their transformation.
What is your favorite service to perform?
I couldn’t choose. I thrive off being able to create any look my client is trying to achieve. I love to be versatile and strive to be educated in all services.
What are some of the reasons you offer extensions?
Hair extensions offer the greatest transformations with the least amount of damage.
How have extensions impacted your business?
Hair extensions have impacted me and my business immensely. Being certified in tape hair extensions, as well as keratin fusion extensions, allows me to further my commitment supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Thanks to Tony Odisho pink keratin fusion hair extensions, I am able to show awareness for this cause. Donating to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation means a lot to me. My Grandma Lillian Pierotti passed away from this disease in 1969 when my father was only 12 years old. Though I never had the pleasure of meeting the woman that gave my father life, she will forever be in our hearts. In addition to my grandmother, someone very special to me is a breast cancer survivor. Throughout all of this, I have been able to share my story as well as connect with some many others.
What direction do you see yourself going in the next several years? What is your industry goal and how will you accomplish it?
In the future I will become an educator and/or brand ambassador (wink, wink Tony). My goal is to continue to learn and teach in the industry I love so much.
What advice would you offer to new stylists entering the industry?
When you do something you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life. Stay motivated. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Use all the resources to continue your education. It will help you to grow your business, mind and confidence.
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