2017 MODERN SALON 100: Dorthi Koscielniak @hairbydorthi

We have been following Dorthi Koscielniak on Instagram the moment she popped up into our feed. Her @hairbydorthi page is packed with beautiful bridal updos and special occasion styling—and to top it all off, she’s also incredibly kind and an all-around wonderful person. See why we’re loving this Chicago-based stylist and why she earned a spot on 2017’s MODERN SALON 100.

D’Amici Salon and Style, LaGrange, Ilinois

Specialty: Updos and bridal

Followers: 4,376

Age: 30

Favorite apps: WordSwag, confessionsofahairstylist, Cosmoprof

Favorite hashtags: #modernsalon #wedddingpartywednesday #updosforidos #licensedtocreate #hairoftheday

I follow: @mustafaavci @lalasupdos @confessionsofahairsytlist @georgiykot Pro tip: Make sure your photo has good lighting, always hashtag and post early morning and late at night.

Favorite products: Puff.Me for instant, mega volume, Kenra Finishing Sprays and Sebastian Shaper Plus!

How social media changed my life: It has a huge impact on marketing. It’s particularly important for small business and those of us who are self-employed. Posting my work on social media and having clients view and share my work played a major role in my success story. Whereas before my clients were mostly spread through word-of-mouth business, now I get asked to fly across the country to do someone’s hair.

The first time I was featured on MODERN SALON: My initial reaction was huge excitement. I am very passionate about my work. I try to create a unique and detail-oriented style for each of my clients. To have that work recognized by a magazine of such great caliber was major for me. I have no doubt that it only furthered my desire to create newer and greater styles, and I am certain that the features played a major role in my business success.



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