His depth and breadth of experience was acquired through a willingness to show-up and do the work. Stenson’s advice to young stylists is to do the same.
“Successful people do all the things that unsuccessful people refuse to do. Hard work always pays off,” says Stenson. “Doing the things that initially don’t seem glamorous is what ultimately paves your future.”
Stenson says that as a young hairdresser, being involved behind the scenes for shows and events shaped his early years. “I spent an incredible amount of time doing all the hands on, sometimes tedious, non-glamorous jobs that our industry requires,” he says. “I made it a point to pay attention to what the more experienced stylists were doing. I’m a huge supporter of education but that ‘in-the-trenches’ experience gave me an education that no amount of formal training ever could.”
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