Introduce yourself and which salon if any you work at…
My name is Tiffany and I am a 25 year old hairstylist and makeup artist. I am from New York and work in The Salon at Ulta Beauty, located in Westbury, Long Island. I also travel and work outside of the salon. I am also my own hairstylist.
How long have you worked as a licensed cosmetologist (or equivalent in your country) and where did you study?
I have been a licensed cosmetologist since 2011. Before then, I was what you call a “kitchen beautician” I studied at Empire Beauty School at the Astoria, Queens campus.
What is your specialty, relaxed, natural hair, locs or anything special?
I don’t not specialize in a certain “type of hair”. I am very well trained in all hair types and hair styles. I do everything from retwist locs and weave extensions, to highlights and formal wedding updos.
Rather, my specialty is the finished product, or what I like to call “the finale”. The end result is what every person sitting in your chair cares about, no matter what race or background they are. And in my opinion, in order to call yourself a good hairstylist, you have to be very well rounded and not allow yourself to be limited.
What in your opinion is the most rewarding thing about working as a hair stylist?
The most rewarding thing for me as a hairstylist is having a happy client at the end. I get such satisfaction knowing that I am the reason for this person’s happiness and what I just did made their day just that much better
When you meet that customer that has not had a great experience with a previous stylist, how do you make them comfortable while in your chair?
First I try to get as much information as I can about why they weren’t satisfied with their last stylist. If their styling technique was the issue, I try to use my educational knowledge to explain to them what could of possibly went wrong and how I can fix it while keeping the hair healthy.
I’ve learned clients will be willing to let down their guard when you show then you have the proper knowledge a great education background in your field. It shows them you know what you’re doing.
If you could change one thing about the cosmetology industry what would that be?
I would like to see more outlets for hairstylist to learn more about every hair type and texture. A lot of hair stylists only do one type of hair, whether it’s straight and silky hair or curly and coarse hair. Because of this, they are forced to turn away certain clients.
Where do you see yourself a few years from now, what are your goals as a stylist?
My goals as a stylist is to continue growing and learning as the industry changes. I want to continue to build my clientele and take my talents to the next levels possible. I would love to be like Kim Kimble, owning my own salon while still traveling with my celebrity clients.
How do you stay motivated and on top of your game? Research, research, research! Hair is not like other fields of work where you basically learn everything you need to know because nothing ever changes.
The beauty industry changes every time the wind blows and to stay on top of you game, you need to continuous self educate yourself…as well as finding different trend classes to partake in. Me wanting to always be in the know is what helps me say motivated. You can never be a know it all in this industry.
Here is a chance to sell you ‘the stylist’ and your business, tell us why we should utilize your services?
I’m a great listener and great communicator. The number one complaint I hear about other hair stylist is they didn’t listen and did whatever they wanted. I always try my absolute hardest to give the client what they are looking for while keeping their hair healthy. Of course, I give my professional opinion, but I never stray away from what my clients wants.
Where can we find you and how can we contact you for an appointment?
You can personally contact me at (516) 770-7620
My Salon is:
990 Old Country Rd
Westbury, NY 11590
Originally posted 2014-03-08 12:00:36.