Braids, upstyling and bridal styling are regular features on Sarah Malinda Vondracek's @beautymarkedbysarah Instagram page. We love following her because she posts the most beautiful styles fit for the whole wedding party. See why she earned a spot on our 2017 MODERN SALON 100.
Name: Sarah Malinda Vondracek
Location: Union, Missouri
Specialty: Braids, upstyling, bridal styling
Favorite apps: Iconosquare, Dropbox, Confessions of a Hairstylist, Adobe Photoshop Mix
Favorite hashtags: #modernsalon #sexyhair #bridalhair #hairo nstagram #braidedideas
I follow: @lalasupdos @mustafaavci @theconfessionsofahairstylis @heatherchapmanhair @georgiykot
Pro tip: Keep trying, if you are not getting the results you want be open to change, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Favorite products: Healthy Sexy Hair Soy touchable hairspray and Style Sexy Hair spray clay.
How social media changed my life: When I first started doing hair, I struggled with braids and upstyles. I worked every day until I became comfortable, and I made my weakness my strength. I decided to start a professional Instagram account after I took a Sexy Hair social media class at an update training for educators. The class taught by Glenda Vasquerano Briones completely inspired me to build a presence on Instagram for my styles and braids. I owe all my success to Glenda and Sexy Hair for helping me see my potential and believe in myself.
The first time I was featured on MODERN SALON: I had tried for months to get my styles shared. I decided to enter the Wedding Party Wednesday contest. I was working my third job bartending at a bowling alley. All my coworkers knew my goals and how I’d been trying to get my work noticed. The cook there was actually one of my models I use of Instagram. We were both working and my phone kept going off, so I checked it, and my entry was shared, and I was a runner up. My heart starting racing because I was so excited. All my hard work paid off! It was in that moment I believed anything is possible if you don’t give up.
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