colleen

EXPERIENCE: Hairstylist and Makeup Artist since 2012

 

PRODUCT: I love Kerastase Ciment Thermique and Nectar Thermique. They nourish the hair while providing thermal protection from styling tools. I also love the Mousse Bouffant by Kerastase – a lightweight thickening mousse that plumps hair strands, adds fullness and structure and gives an amazing overall volume to any hair type. The Kerastase V.I.P. gives limp hair mega texture and volume. 

EXPERTISE: The consultation is everything! I take my background in communications strategy and put it to use during my consultations. I want to ensure that your vision is brought to life – and if you need a little assistance discovering your vision, I can help identify a cut and color that will suit your skin tone, face shape and lifestyle. Most importantly, I will really listen to what your hair objectives are and we will collaborate to come up with a plan for your hair together. 

 

My technical specialties are balayage and natural highlight techniques on blondes and brunettes alike. I also love effortless, soft-textured cuts that are easy to style at home. I like to end my appointments by walking you through the products and styling techniques you can use at home so that you love your hair not just when you leave the salon but every day. 

 

In addition to creating my signature styles in the salon, I also love to work with brides to make them feel their most beautiful on their wedding day. I love a good soft, undone updo and natural-beauty enhancing makeup. 

 

INSPIRATION:  I love to people watch! I get so much of my inspiration from people out and about in the city and during my travels. I also love to modernize classic styles, so I draw a lot of my creativity from decades passed (70's waves? yes, please). And, of course, I'm inspired daily by my colleagues at Solo and their beautiful work. It's truly a blessing to come to work in such a creative space. 

 

@colleenthestylist

 

colleenthestylist@gmail.com

 

www.colleenthestylist.com

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