I’ve ended a chapter in my life and started a new one. The past 6 years as a stylist in the salon have been great! I’ve learned so much from all the amazing people I’ve worked with. From exclusive high-end to chain salons, everyone has taught me something valuable and different. I can’t believe the time has come for me to branch off on my own! I guess I always thought this would happen later in life but I’m sooo glad it’s happening right now instead!
I would like to take you all on a little journey of how, who, and what has inspired me to become the beauty professional I am today…
It starts with the family…
My mom, grandma, and aunts all do hair. We have a salon in Albrightsville, PA that has been in our family for almost 25 years! This is my aunt Darlene : ) she currently owns the family business.
Since I was old enough to walk I swept floors, took rollers out of all the little old ladies’ hair, and provided entertainment by styling my oversized Barbie head. I always knew I wanted to be the boss and call the shots just like my family.
As soon as I finished beauty school I knew I wanted “The Best” training possible before calling myself a real stylist. Lucky me. I met global colorist Patrick McIvor. The man is a color genius and has opened more doors than I ever imagined. He taught me to, “Always be a yes or a no.” People who never ask questions don’t get very far. I would rather know the answer is no rather than never asking at all.
The coolest guy you’ll ever have the pleasure of meeting. He taught me everything I know about cutting and celeb worthy Blow Outs!
This girl knows her stuff and is by far the funniest person I’ve ever met. Love her!
Growing up I loved watching people like Carmindy on TLC’s What Not to Wear. I loved her down to earth approach and ability to make anyone look amazing.
Music videos and anything Tim Burton. I am fascinated by the characters that are created with hair and makeup!
The last piece to my Entrepreneur puzzle is “The Four Hour Work Week” This book filled in the blanks and made it an easy decision to move on with my ultimate dream.
My NEW CHAPTER: I am now a Freelance artist who has created the ultimate co-op working environment for people just like me! Check it out! http://www.ThirteenthandWashington.com
Good for you Kristen!! So happy & proud of you!!