Sarah Malinda Vondracek @beautymarkedbysarah
Sarah Malinda Vondracek @beautymarkedbysarah

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.

Handle: @beautymarkedbysarah

Name: Sarah Malinda Vondracek 

Location: Union, Missouri

Specialty: Braids, upstyling, bridal styling

Followers: 3,811

Age: 27

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.

One of Vondracek's most viral Instagram posts.
One of Vondracek's most viral Instagram posts.

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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