Stylist Feature – Audri Howard

Stylist Feature - Audri Howard

Introduce yourself and which salon if any you work at…

Hello World,  My name is Audri Howard. I am a Hair Stylist/Hair Colorist; Make up Artist at Artistic Skillz Hair Salon 1547 E. 82nd St. Chicago IL 60619

Stylist photo - Audri Howard

Stylist photo – Audri Howard

How long have you worked as a licensed cosmetologist (or equivalent in your country) and where did you study?

Licensed since 2000, Harry S. Truman Cosmetology School…

What is your specialty, relaxed, natural hair, locs or anything special?

My specialties are caring for ones natural hair or relaxed hair, I promote healthy hair, I use great products. I am known for my beautiful haircuts, long to very short and everything in between.

I absolutely love hair color, all over, highlights or color corrections. Another one of my specialties is pressing out natural hair to absolutely beautiful bounce and shine!

On the other spectrum is my love for make up and beautiful brows…it’s the perfect compliment to a woman’s beautiful hairstyle and overall look!  Lastly barbering/shaving my male clients is how I actually started out over 15 years ago. They love me and I love making them feel like refreshed gentlemen.

What in your opinion is the most rewarding thing about working as a hair stylist?

My relationships with my clients that I’ve built over the years is irreplaceable. The joy I get from taking a head if hair that’s been over worked or totally ignored and making it come alive! Finally I love the sparkle in the clients eyes….the pep in their step when they are out of the chair.

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?

Thorough consultation. How are they feeling? What brings them in? A special occasion soon? How often will she able to return? I listen to their ideas and offer my professional opinion on where we should go with her look. The products I use are first rate and I offer at home use suggestions. Our conversation is genuine and can range from personal to current events. I’m grateful and thankful for their business and I’m always professional.

If you could change one thing about the cosmetology industry what would that be?

The price of classes, is too expensive in my opinion. I would make things more affordable for continuing education. Promote less weave and go back to our own hair with weaves for special occasions or vacations.

In the black community to have all our prices based fairly and pretty much the same so that those of us who know our work is worth the $$$ amount we ask without people thinking it’s too expensive. Our products costs, our rental cost, our tàlent, knowledge and skills cost all come together to create a fair price for our work.

Where do you see yourself a few years from now, what are your goals as a stylist?

I would like to become an instructor. I would also like to find consistent work at fashion shows or platform work and TV as a behind the scenes artist. At the salon I’d like to continue growing learning daily with continuing education and seeing my clientele grow tremendously and them being happy and satisfied with their hair and overall look.

How do you stay motivated and on top of your game?

Reading, studying how to achieve various cuts and color. Whats hot? What is vintage as well because I love a vintage look! My passion for this industry is just always high! I can’t wait to see where it takes me in the future.

Here is a chance to sell you ‘the stylist’ and your business, tell us why we should utilize your services?
I’m one of the best at what I do. I don’t do everything but what I specialize in…I’m meticulous at it. Our salon is comfortable, chic and clean. I am a true professional at my job.

Where can we find you and how can we contact you for an appointment?

Artistic Skillz Hair Salon 1547 E. 82nd St. Chicag IL 60619 (773)552-7251 they can view my work for now on Facebook search Audri Howard. Business site coming soon.

Originally posted 2014-02-26 20:00:24.


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Joice Wright

i like the black wuit yellow tue3 one

Tammy Ross

So nice wish she was around here

Beverly TruelyBlessed Conover

Beautiful Hairstyles!!!

Latoya Mooney

I love all the looks u go ladies.

Nicole Kalau

Can you put some pictures all round the front to please thank you

Doris Nock

Beautiful hair!!!

Shay Hammonds

Love the 1st one

Ericka Medina


Sami McCauley

Looking for a natural hair professional in the Los Angeles County or Inland Empire (West)

Stacie Bohanon

Bottom left 🙂

ReGina Willis

I like the bottom two

Cheria Johnson

The bottom left doe…

Jackie Key

I love that one under the red one..

Pauletta Adams

Real Nice..

Michelle Archie

I need that hair color… Top left

Ogunleye Oluwakemi


Marjorie Brown

Beautiful work. I wish she was in NY/NJ area

Gloria Ford

I love all these styles

Dessie Davis

Nice hair styles

Tori Wilson

R Chrissy Owens maybe bottom left

Dawna Craft

I like the third one

Beverly Wiggins


Monica Thornton

Damn! #talented

Barbara Marsh

Oh my goodness! I love these styles

LaNae Logan

I heart the bottom left hair do. I want.

Valerie Goodley

Like 1 2 and 3

Jessica Mzbhaddazz Starkey

i like them all

Corsica Jordan


Camille Avery

They are all beautiful.

Marianne Reiss

I like the three short ones.

Anori Stevens

The red one thoo

Keya Blasingame

Audri Howard you are laying hair hunty. If only you were in Atlanta.

Audri Howard

I’m just a plane ride away Keya Blasingame….if you ever have a need… Just reach out!

Jodie Baker


Keela Ball


Kiya Hill

Like em all

Towanda Lewis

I love the two on the bottom

Kennyetta Louis

Peachy Childs, the bottom two!!!!! Top left is too long, you won’t make it, top right is too short, too close to a fade so you might actually do it lol

Peachy Childs

OMG, Kennyetta Louis have some trust in me lol

Monquetta Jeffery

These styles are gorgeous!!!

Paige Campbell

Bottom left love it !!!

Kennyetta Louis

With hair?!?!? NOOOOOOOOO

Allenda Wilson


Frankye Campbell

Very Nice!!!!

Felicia Adair

I like the red color the best

Marquita Shiver

Too cute! Love them all!

Marcia Lee


Brittany Counts Johnson

I love the red !!!!

Paula Bracey

Lovun these sylez!

Kaytoylady Lovingmesomeme

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