Women of Beauty: Vivian Moore
Managing Vice President
Mitchell's Salon & Day Spa / Pump Salon, Cincinnati, OH
First job in beauty: Cleaning brushes, combs and rollers for my Aunt Reva at Jo’s Beauty Shop when I was in the third grade.
Licensed: Western Hills Academy of Beauty, Cincinnati, OH, 1984
Three highlights of your career:
It's difficult to narrow it down to just three, so I'll tell you the first that came to mind:
- Winning the 1st alternate position for the USA Student Team in my first competition. I didn't get to go to Hair World, but it opened my eyes wider to the amazing, exciting life of a hairdresser…much more than what I had been exposed to up to that time.
- Planning the book signing for Hair Heroes in Cincinnati, Ohio with Todd Hildum. At times it felt as if we were planning a global summit for world leaders but was worth every second. Vidal Sassoon came for a private signing exclusively for my stylists and I still feel like it was one of the best gifts I've ever been able to give them.
- The ultimate highlight to this day (not that my career is anywhere near over but I'm not sure anything will ever top it ) is when I got the phone call asking me to work with Oribe for Mr. Armani's Fashion Week Prive' show in Paris two years ago, and Milan last year. When people found out I was going, they would ask if I was excited about Paris. Of course I was, I'd never been before...but honestly I could have been going to the end of my driveway to work with Oribe on an Armani show! It's something that had been on my bucket list ever since I stood there waiting for the winners to be announced at my first competition as a beauty school student.
Beauty legend you respect: Annie Humphries caught my attention while I was still in school. She's so talented, relatable and fabulous in her own genuine way. The example she sets for women having a long career in this industry by remaining relevant is exemplary.
Choose beauty because: Many of the skill sets necessary to be successful in our industry are the same as those required to be successful in life.
Quote or mantra: “Pick a thing and do it.”—Todd Hildum