The road to becoming an editorial stylist is not an easy one. For the past 6 years I have been working my ass off. I’ve put in many hours in the salon and have styled for as many photo shoots, fashion shows, and events for free as I physically can. I can assure you this is not a position that people just hand out. I have been very lucky in my career to have mentored with Patrick McIvor ( a freakishly talented colorist & artistic director for Matrix) and Jayson Morgan (one of Redken’s best educators). They provided me with a great start to my never-ending story.
Working with such inspiring people taught me how to make things happen for myself. It’s hard to remember all the things you learn but the one I will never forget is ALWAYS be a yes or a no. That simple statement helped me get where I am today. I am never afraid to ask an extremely successful person anything and if they say no whatever, at least I know for sure that it’s not going to happen.
A few things that being a yes got me…
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK with AVEDA & Janell Geason
A position as an educator with PRODUCT CLUB COLOR ACCESSORIES
styling hair & makeup for shoots with the incredible SHANNON MARY… this chick is going to be famous http://www.facebook.com/stlphoto
To further my chances of styling hair for celebrities and models I am going to attend the Redken exchange this March for their Session skills and photo class.
More to come…follow my blog ; )