2017 MODERN SALON 100: Caralee Elizabeth Pridemore @sweetlypinnedhair

Caralee Elizabeth Pridemore (@Sweetlypinnedhair), 26, of Sweetly Pinned Hair and Makeup Dayton, OH, has earned her more than 3,600 followers with hundreds of photos featuring updos, braids and tasteful finishes. She just had to be part of our 100!


Best known for: event styling, specializing in bridal

Most viral post: a tutorial demonstrating Fanola No Yellow Shampoo

Favorite apps: Typimage, VideoShop, Imovie, Afterlight, Snapchat 

Favorite hashtags: #ModernSalon #Bridal #WeddingHair 

Who I’m following: @ModernSalon @Glambytoriebliss @HairbyElyam @Pinkpewter @Cosmoprof @SalonCentric @halocoutureextensions 

Tip to get best results on a post: Hashtagging and tagging the people you want to have see it. Using Hashtags in the comment sections, using IG Stories and being authentic when you post. 

Favorite professional beauty products: Kenra Professional, Olivia Garden Brushes, Dianne Bobby Pins, Amika, AG Hair, Hot Tools, BabyBlissPRO, Paul Mitchell, Redken

How social media changed my life: Since I don't own a Salon and do special event styling only, its changed my life! I am able to gain not only followers but clients who love my work. Without a Social Media platform I wouldn't be booking well into 2018 for bridal hair and makeup. Reviews play such a huge role into today's society, so I always try to have my brides review their experience and let other brides know that they are in good hands. 

The first time I was featured on MODERN SALON was: I was featured for the first time on February 16, 2016 with my "Double Dutch Braid" and my heart about beat outside of my chest! I felt so honored that they would share and like my work, it was truly a great feeling! 


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