Beauty Launchpad Magazine

FEB 2019

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FEBRUARY 2019 | | 59 SALON: RSalon PHX, Phoenix PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: The fi rst time I got booked three weeks in advance. FAVE TRENDING TECHNIQUE: Not everyone looks good as a level 12 ice blonde, so I'm loving that more warmth is being requested. FUTURE GAME PLAN: Help inspire colleagues to become creatives with integrity, and continue growing respect in our industry; no more hearing, "I'm just a stylist." WHY SHE'S A STAR: "Even while seeing clients, managing a salon of 53 people, and serving as our social media expert and education coordinator, Kenzie remains intentional about learning. She saves money to travel for cutting, color and extensions courses. She's superwoman." —Shannel Mariano @shannelmariano, RSalon PHX, Phoenix SALON: REV Salon, Houston WHY I BECAME A STYLIST: I was a makeup artist when I landed my fi rst bridal job and became obsessed with upstyling. That led me to tour Paul Mitchell—and I was hooked. STYLING SPECIALTY: Full glamazon curls that are bouncy and teased. My mentor, Eric Vaughn, turned me into a voluminous-hair fan. I LOVE WHAT I DO BECAUSE: I struggled with my own fi ne hair until tape-in extensions changed my world. I've had women come to me crying before later posting the wedding hair photos of their dreams. WHY SHE'S A STAR: "Tiff does extreme transformations with extensions, and she's great with bridal hair and makeup. As my fi rst assistant, she left large shoes to fi ll." —Eric Vaughn @realericvaughn, REV Salon, Houston SALON: Larisa Love Salon, Studio City, California WHY I BECAME A STYLIST: I was working toward a degree in English, but I didn't want to become a teacher and knew I'd struggle to earn a living as a writer. I took a leap of faith by leaving college and moving to L.A. One day I walked past a Paul Mitchell school and had that "a-ha" moment. PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Finishing cosmetology school at night while working full-time. It took two years and there were moments I wanted to quit, but I pushed through to the best thing I've ever done for myself. I FIND INSPIRATION: In art, street style and fashion. WHY SHE'S A STAR: "Hilary is a risk-taker who moved to L.A. without a job but with a dream for what she wanted. After she spent four months as a receptionist I hired her as my assistant, and now her work is burning up social media." —Larisa Love @larisadoll, Larisa Love Salon, Studio City, California RISING STAR: Hilary Phillips @theredlipstickstylist RISING STAR: Kenzie Riches @hairbykenzieriches RISING STAR: Tiffany Navarro @glam_by_tiff

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