Interview And Hair Care Advice With Hair Designer Joy Staelens
Enjoy the following interview and hair care advice with “anti mullet advocate”, Pembroke Pines, Florida based hair designer Joy Staelens.
Q: Tell a little about yourself personally and if you attended school or you are self taught hairstylist?
A: Attended Sheridan tech for cosmetology not to mention family in the biz.
Q: Do you think going to school for hairstyling is important to excel in the business later on?
Q: Did you always long to be an artist, or did you stumble upon your talent by chance? Who or what inspired you to become a hair stylist?
A: I was born to create art. The inspiration of my mother’s hairstyling led me to see that the only form of happiness in a career for me would come in being able to be creative. So I chose hair.
Q: What is your favorite or most exciting aspect about your job?
A: Client satisfaction.
Q: What surprises you most about working as a hair stylist?
A: The willingness of others to embrace change.
Q: Describe your “Classic Approach to Beauty.” how do you define beauty?
A: Beauty is an internal idea. I can suggest beauty to my less secure clients and by the end of their service, they feel renewed and amazing.
Q: What individual products and brands you’re “addicted” to at the moment and you use on a daily basis?
A: Redken rules!
Q: What are some of the most basic but effective hair care tips that you have, that are really important?
A: Check the cut style some more then check it again.
Q: What is the biggest hair care dont’s?
Q: Have you had an extreme, crazy or bad experience with a hair care product? If so, what happened?
A: Not on a client.
Q: What do you find to be the most common mistakes women make with hair color?
A: Darkening to cover gray.
Q: What’s the worst thing a woman can do to her hair?
A: Use cheap products.
Q: What’s the one haircare tool you simply can’t live without?
A: KMS hair play wax.
Q: What do you think are best/worst trends in the hair industry right now?
A: Mullets are a nightmare!
Q: Do average girls needs to splurge on high-priced hair care products, or are drugstore items are just as satisfactory?
A: No at least a decent shampoo and conditioner are necessary.
Q: Do you have any general tips/tricks for extending color between visits?
A: Shampoo four times a week or less.
Q: Can anyone go red or do you feel that color works best with certain skin tones/hair types?
A: A whole lot of girls can pull red off, that’s why there are cooler and warmer reds. Olive skin tones should stay in the rv category, lighter more yellow tones with the rc lines… etc…
Q: Do you feel anyone can go blond or should the look be reserved for certain skin tones/hair types?
A: Same ideals with blondes… Different levels and tones for different skin tones.
Q: Which hairstyles do you tend to do the most often? Which hairstyles are the most popular?
A: Angled bob, although I’m getting a little over it!
Q: What do your clients think of you? What are some individual testimonials?
A: I think that my clients enjoy my styling as well as my personality.
Q: Would you share some of your future goals, your life motto, any words of wisdom that get you by in life and professional career?
A: One day, I will be stylist to the stars! Words of wisdom are that when you find yourself becoming excellent at a certain style it’s time to learn a new one to conquer!
Q: What tips and advice do you have for aspiring hair stylists just starting out?
A: Spend a few years in a boot camp type salon where they educate you and there is a margin for error.