Stacey-Ann Houston is a Master Stylist and member of the Ulta Beauty Design Team, working at the 86th Street Salon in New York City. She’s worked at The Salon at Ulta Beauty for 10 years, where she’s honed her skills and produced some stunning before-and-afters.

Take this client, for instance. From brassy blonde to copper!

Here's her secret sauce:

  • Redken 7ncr cover fusion in the roots with 20 volume developer
  • Redken 6c cream gloss on the midshaft down with 10 volume developer (no bleach was used)

Houston, who’s a colorist and texture expert, gets to work with all sorts of clients and create lots of different looks — a perk of the job.

In this transformation, for instance, Houston cut and colored this client’s hair for a new look that was edgy and perfectly fitting.

But maybe the best part of her job is that Houston gets to help people with a fresh start. 

This client was walking past The Salon at Ulta Beauty and saw Houston cutting hair in the window. 

“She came into the store and asked if I could cut her hair off for her because she messed up her color at home. She had a really big smile on her face and I asked her why was she jumping up and down with joy on her face. She turned to me and said these words: ‘I am so happy to see someone who's African American working in a salon like this one, and I feel so happy that you can do my hair!’ I smiled because that made me feel so good.”

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