After working in many different salons as an employee, manager, wedding coordinator and as a self-employed stylist, Gioia Gomez, currently based at Akasu Hair Studio & Spa, found the perfect balance. “There are many different ways to be a productive, profitable hairdresser. No one way is the right way for everyone,” she says. “I’ve found being a solo artist is a perfect fit for me.”
Depending on your clientele, salon culture and overall job satisfaction, adjectives used to describe your job as a hairstylist typically fall into the positive category. But would you agree that being a hairstylist is one of the least stressful jobs out there? According to a recent report, hairstylists rank as the second-least stressful job.
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.
Phoenix, Arizona-based Heidi Bolton (@heididoeshair) creates vibrant color effects that have been catching our eye for a long time. She’s used Instagram to build her clientele, inspire her inner artist and gain more education than ever. See why we named her a part of this year’s MODERN SALON 100.
Erik Gutierrez inspired the masses on Instagram, his blonding and balayage melts are stunning. We named his a part of this year’s MODERN SALON 100 for his incredible talent, business saavy and cool-girl hair effects.
Caroline Guiney of Encino, California, has built a massive social media following for her beautiful blonding skills and pastel talent. MODERN loves following her for her close attention to styling perfection to make her color pop. See more on my she made this year’s MODERN SALON 100.
Las Vegas is home to some incredible stylists, including Candice Marie Almond, who wows MODERN every day with her beautiful blondes, unicorn color effects and braiding skills. See why else she made this year’s MODERN SALON 100.
Austin, Texas-based stylist Kristen Ewing (@kristen.lumiere) posts the most beautiful balayages and what she called “organic blondes” and that’s what caught our eye for this year’s MODERN SALON 100. See more about how social media changed her life and helped build her business.
Whether you rent a chair, work on commission or own your own salon, you know that client loyalty is crucial to a successful career. Building that kind of trust with a client isn’t merely based on your killer balayage or long bob technique. The real secret to client loyalty is through the emotional journey and three specific touchpoints that your clients should experience each and every time he or she comes to the salon.
Are you an independent creative stylist/business owner who wants to be an educator for a major manufacturer? Do you enjoy sharing your tips and tricks, and having fun while training? Kadus Professional is recruiting educators currently! Join their team today.
Creativity is learned, can be diminished or enhanced, is addictive, and so satisfactory it may well be the key to happiness, and just like your cat, creativity must be stroked or it will run away at first chance.