To follow in your footsteps, a woman would have to: First work in a field that she truly loves whether it be hair, make-up or skincare. She would have to believe in it and grow with it. She would have to start from scratch, working through the good and the bad, staying focused the entire time.
Famous woman you would like to style: Beyonce. She keeps in close contact with her Texas roots, often sporting a head full of large golden, gorgeous curls. At the moment, she has a golden brown color with highlights in the front and lowlights in the back. I would love to style her hair and bring her curls to fabulous new heights.
Next change to my personal style: I have no plans to make any changes to my personal style or look. I love my classic curl, the length of my hair and the style. I feel comfortable with who I am.
Reading: I have always been a fan of author (and curly client) Jodi Picoult. I’m reading her new book, Sing You Home. Also been reading Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki.
Playlist: International music, classical music and jazz. Beyonce’s Girl’s Run the World is a fabulous song to inspire women everywhere!
Important client experience: When my husband and I first opened our salon in NYC, we stood outside and passed out flyers. An executive at Hearst was walking by and smiled as she received our flyer. She later returned back to our salon and received a signature Ouidad cut and style. She was obsessed with her new cut and felt as though she was “reinvented at the age of 45.” She has been a client ever since that day. During the years, she was instrumental in our business, offering guidance and marketing ideas. She believed in our company and helped guide us in decisions that served as powerful tools to help grow our business. I will always remember the first day she visited my salon and I will always be thankful for the impact she has made on the Ouidad brand.
Every day, just for you: I take a walk and use the time to reflect on my day. I also love sitting at home and drinking a cup of tea.
Working on: We just launched our new Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo and Conditioner, and working on a new product that has technology to fight frizz, anytime, anywhere, on all hair types.