2017 MODERN SALON 100: Alexa Grace Chwarzynski @ay_grace
Alexa Grace Chwarzynski (@ay_grace)
MODERN's been following Alexa Grace Chwarzynski on Instagram (@ay_grace) since she just launched her page (MODERN's editor @alisonalhamed met her in beauty school!). It's packed with beautiful bridal work and hair extension transformations that are so stunning she earned a spot on our MODERN SALON 100.
Name: Alexa Grace Chwarzynski
Salon: Zazú Salon Gold Coast, Chicago
Best known for: Bridal and extensions
Favorite apps: Boomerang
Favorite hashtags: #modernsalon #lorealprous #doyouzazu #kerastase
I follow: @chelseavonnejames @alexfaction @astrowifey @ianmichaelblack @chrisweberhair
Pro tip: When it comes to dramatic changes, don’t forget to photograph and video every step along the way. Sometimes the process to achieve something great is forgotten in the mix. Tag all the products, tools, extensions etc that it took to create that look. I love seeing the different products and tools other stylists use. I often find my new favorite things that way. Favorite products: Kerastase Elixir Ultime, Surface Awaken Treatment, Shu Eumera Ample Angora, Hairdreams Quickies, and Brazilian Blowout!
How social media changed my life: It has allowed me to create a huge platform for myself and my portfolio. There is no limit to learning new techniques or being introduced to new trends. It has allowed me to stay current, inspired and constantly looking for something new!
The first time I was featured on MODERN SALON: I created a princess-inspired updo for a bridal client. MODERN reposted it, and it brought so much attention to my page. My bridal clientele was really starting to take off, and the MODERN SALON post made it official! It showed me that everything you do has the ability to make such an impact and can be shared and seen by so many.