I began my career as Hairstylist before I went to college. I always wanted to do hair, and thankfully my mom encouraged me to finish my BA, in Health, Wellness and Nutrition. I charged $5 for haircuts in the Dorm, and gave my friends Perms. The resident host was certainly not appreciative of, my small business because of the smell, and the hair situation was also a bit of a mess since we did not own a vacuum. My education at Emily Griffith was fantastic. I was so eager to learn everything about hair, that all of my teachers gave me extra lessons in many different Hair Techniques. My first job was in a high end salon in Boulder, Colorado. I learned extensive techniques in Hair Color as well as Perms and Men’s and Women’s Haircuts.
I returned to school to study Psychology; and finished with an MA at SDSU in Counseling, Education and Psychology. I wanted to understand people, and be able to better serve them in my industry.
Working in San Diego also provided me with further experience in Barbering and Military haircuts. With the moist climate, I also was able to further my education in HED Smoothing treatments as well as individual Color and highlighting techniques for clients. The harsh water makes it extremely difficult to keep hair healthy and frizz-free. I developed my color techniques working in Colorado, since we have zero humidity and can only have semi-permanent products used on the ends of the hair. Claypac Conditioining treatments are also used on my clients with a luxurious macadamia oil, at each color service.
I pride myself on spending extra time with each client, and developing a specific color and haircut service for that person’s lifestyle. We all want to feel and look healthy. Non-toxic, ammonia –free color and conditioning treatments are the wave of the future. I pride myself in educating each client on the products and in salon service that will benefit the client the most. My goal is to open my very own salon in Colorado in the next five years. My business name Hair by Kathleen will fall under the Salon name of “The Harry Brush Salon”. Kind of a funny marketing tool, but that is the name of my maternal grandfather. I look forward to meeting even more amazing clients in 2015, and helping people to achieve health and happiness in their lives, as well as with their hair.