Beauty Launchpad Magazine

FEB 2019

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60 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | FEBRUARY 2019 SALON: Muse Salon and Spa, Johns Creek, Georgia STYLING SPECIALTY: I have a way with curls due to a lifetime of experience taming my own waves. I like helping women embrace natural texture for styles that are both beautiful and manageable. I LOVE WHAT I DO BECAUSE: The connection you create when someone sits in your chair is not simple; it's deep and meaningful, authentic and real. And my colleagues are my family. HARDEST PART OF BEING A NEW(ISH) HAIRDRESSER: Self-doubt. Fear of being too new can sometimes hold us back from taking risks. WHY SHE'S A STAR: "Happy to come early, stay late and be here on days off, Kaycee's work ethic is impeccable. She strives to be her best self—always head down in a book or taking classes. Clients are drawn to her." —Daniel Mason-Jones @danielmasonjones, Muse Salon and Spa, Johns Creek, Georgia SALON: The Mermaid SEAlon, Dallas STYLING SPECIALTY: Loose, romantic braids. I used to study photos to fi gure out how complex plaits were woven before crafting my own signature boho braid style. FAVE TRENDING TECHNIQUE: Hair painting, because it's so customizable. You can weave and paint, backcomb, brick-lay sections, take diagonals, paint-out hairlines—no two heads need ever look the same. HARDEST PART OF BEING A NEW(ISH) HAIRDRESSER: Growing my brand and gaining clientele. Earning people's trust takes time. WHY SHE'S A STAR: "Cassy was in an ATV accident during beauty school, but though told she might be paralyzed, she recovered and returned to class in a neck and back brace to make up the lost hours—then graduated valedictorian. Her strength, passion and hunger are on a different level." —Mickey Colòn @mickeycolonjr, On-Site Studio Hair Salon, Orlando, Florida SALON: Salt Hair, Cheshire, Connecticut STYLING SPECIALTY: Blunt, textured cuts. They're modern and work on almost everyone. I also love balayage and foiling, melting and smudging—basically all 50 shades of blonde. I LOVE WHAT I DO BECAUSE: I can change someone's mood for the entire day with a single look in the mirror at the end of an appointment. HARDEST PART OF BEING A NEW(ISH) HAIRDRESSER: Having an employer trust you with clients. Everyone has to start somewhere, but fi nding that somewhere can be tough. WHY SHE'S A STAR: "Meg has truly got the hustle. She continually inspires her entire team, and she's an amazing colorist who has found her love for blonding." —Jamie Sea @prettylittleombre, Salt Hair, Cheshire, Connecticut SALON: Radar Salon, San Diego WHY I BECAME A STYLIST: My mom, aunt, stepsister, and cousins are all stylists, so it's in my blood. MY MENTOR: Isaac Roberts is a hair machine who gave me all the tools I need to be successful. He helped me learn how to navigate Instagram, and the way he handles clients helped me through tough situations I didn't yet know how to handle. FUTURE GAME PLAN: I wanted to be a teacher before I went to beauty school, so I'd like to start educating. WHY SHE'S A STAR: "I have to routinely force Amber to take off days. She's determined, honest, kind, humorous, and gentle. She grew from my assistant to my peer to my friend." —Isaac Roberts @isaac4mayor, Radar Salon, San Diego RISING STAR: Kaycee Downs Hoyt @kayceehoyt_hair RISING STAR: Megan Moran @meghairmaniac RISING STAR: Amber Baranzini @amburgerofhair RISING STAR: Cassandra Dorr @hairby_ca

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