With a few exceptions, most of the “big names” in the industry had humble beginnings. But they worked their way up—taking advantage of training, competitions and doing whatever they could to grow. They invested time and resources, and focused on a goal of being recognized for their true talent.
Even if you are not “reaching for the stars” yourself, you can help put them in position. Be an advocate for the future of beauty. When you recognize talent or ambition in your network of salon customers, point the stylists and salon owners in the right direction. Encourage them to enter local competitions and search out local educational opportunities. Remind them to experience and seek out top educators at trade shows, to learn from their peers, and to participate in every opportunity to connect with MODERN and other resources.
Who knows? One of these days we may showcase their work on the cover of MODERN.