Introduce yourself and which salon if any you work at…
My name is Shaneeka but I go by NeNe. I currently work C/O Salon in Saint Petersburg , FL.
How long have you worked as a licensed cosmetologist (or equivalent in your country) and where did you study?
I have been in the cosmetology industry for about 14 years. I studied cosmetology while in high school from 1996-2000. After graduating high school I started out as a licensed hair braider. Then a few years later I sat for my state boards and received my cosmetology license in 2007.
What is your specialty, relaxed, natural hair, locs or anything special?
I specialize in being special lol…. I love healthy hair! I love that I can do any style on my clients and make sure that their hair is healthy at the same time. Natural, relaxed, braids, extensions*, weaves,updos, color, cuts, I do it all
What in your opinion is the most rewarding thing about working as a hair stylist?
The most rewarding thing about being a hairstylist is being able to work with different people from all walks of life. To see the look on my clients faces after a service has been performed is amazing.
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?
When I meet a client that has not had very good salon I always ask them what is there vision of the style that they would like me to achieve .
We as women know what we do or don’t want. So I get them to open up a discuss what they want. At this time I perform a consolation so that I can properly analyze the hair. I don’t get them to wrapped up in the bad experience, we discuss it briefly and move on.
If you could change one thing about the cosmetology industry what would that be?
If I could change one thing about the cosmetology industry it would be to incorporate how to be successful, money management, time management and customer service. You need to know more than just styling hair
Where do you see yourself a few years from now, what are your goals as a stylist?
In a few years Isee myself owning my own salon. As a stylist I would absolutely love to give other stylist a comfortable work environment. A place where they can learn , grow and get educated.
How do you stay motivated and on top of your game?
I stay motivated by challenging myself and readjusting my short term goals. I have programmed myself that I can’t stop!
Here is a chance to sell you ‘the stylist’ and your business, tell us why we should utilize your services?
I offer an array of styles and can style any hair type and/or texture. A great environment and on time appointment times. Check me out, my work speaks for itself.
Where can we find you and how can we contact you for an appointment?
8227 46ave north.