You've probably seen Hai Tran (@hai.stylist)'s viral-on-Instagram post about the color journey from black to blonde, which maps out the time, cost, and sessions it takes to a client to get from a box-dye black to a pale silver. But, the rest of his page is just as well-organized and beautifully organized. Learn more about the L'anza educator here.
Salon: Hai Salon, Wichita, Kansas
Specialty: Balayage, color melt
Most viral post: Color correction chart “black to blonde”. Most people can’t visualize things too well, so I mapped out a graphic to help explain the process down to the smallest details. This benefits both the stylists as well as the clients. MODERN SALON posted it while back, as did many others, and continuing reposting. It is AMAZING that people finding the chart so helpful.
Favorite apps: Inshot for quick video editing; PhotoCollage for before and after; Adobe Illustrator for mapping out placement for color and cut for educational purposes.
Favorite hashtags: #wichitastylist #wichitasalon #balayage
I follow: @matt.swinney @ammoncarver @leahfreeman1 @natasjakeijzer @guytang
Pro tips: Consistency, post what you’re best at; composition, clear and precise focal point for each post; education, people love tips and tricks, formulas, tutorials; hashtags, tag what is trending.
Hidden beauty talent: I can do makeup. Painting on a on a canvas, hair. face etc.—it’s all art.
Hidden talent: I can do the helicopter dance move!
How social media changed my life: The number-one thing for me is INSPIRATION. Seeing awesome work by some of the most amazing stylists inspires me to do more. It has given me a local status and now I’m working on branding myself nationally and perhaps globally.
The first time I was featured on MODERN’s Insta: I SOL (screamed out loud) and was screen-shotting that on my phone to text my family and friends. It was the long icy blue waves that I spent so much time trying to perfect my formulas, and I finally got it and got featured. It definitely one of those moments that made me feel like all the hard work (6+ hours) was definitely 100% worth it.
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