Full name: Amanda Diedrich
City/State: Chicago, IL
Follow me on: Instagram - @blohaute
Number of followers: 50.2k
Based in Chicago, Amanda Diedrich owns and manages the Blohaute business, an on-demand beauty app offering women hair and beauty services in their own space.
As the Lead Style Expert for fave4 hair products, Diedrich influences education curriculum while also appearing as the brand’s featured talent at classes and tradeshows, in educational videos and live appearances. Her specialties are upstyles, braids and blowouts.
She and her husband live with their two dogs in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago.
Most viral post: Pull Through Fishtail featured on Modern Salon done at Fave4 Style Sessions. Didn't have the most likes on the @blohaute Instagram but the picture and hairstyle literally trended everywhere!
How it felt to be recognized in public for the first time: I was shocked, got a little awkward- but was so honored!
Best way to build a clientele from social media: Post all of your work. Show transformations and before & afters. Stay up to date on the latest trends. Strategically Hashtag each post. (I always make sure to hashtag #chicagosalon, #chicagohairstylist, #beautyapp, and #bridalhair)
Favorite app for pics/editing/collage: I was just introduced to PS Express & I am obsessed! (they might possibly have better filters than instagram :) ).
Shout out to someone who helped you along the way: Jenna Zielbauer! She started as a client, but has become an amazing friend. She is a total girlboss inspiration and always has the best advice, not to mention she has a killer clothing line (Casual Friday Apparel).
I would love to makeover: Blake Lively-- and not because she needs a makeover at all! More so because she just has amazing hair & I want to play with it!