Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Amanda Wilson
Follow Amanda on Instagram @Hair.By.AmandaWilson
When did you know you wanted to be a hair stylist and how long have you been in the industry? I feel as though my Barbies knew well before I did that I was destined to do hair. I’ve always had my hands in hair, from school dances to knocks on my university dorm room. It still seemed everyone other than me knew that my passion should be my career. I’ve been happily doing hair for nearly a decade now.
What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? I love doing soft, dimensional colors as well as vivid and vibrant colors. Present me with a challenge and I will gladly accept!
Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? My personal style varies. I do tend to stick to more classic pieces with a pop of color. I love using social media for inspiration. I’m sure my husband thinks I have no life, I’m always getting sucked into hair videos on my downtime.
What is your favourite Redken product? It’s difficult to pinpoint just one, having to choose I’d say Redken One United. It’s so versatile and can be used on anyone.
When did you take the Redken Certified Colorist Exam and what was the exam preparation like? I took my exam in 2014. I’m not a huge bookworm I must say. I was fortunate enough to have apprenticed under Barb Horsman and worked along side her. I also had coworkers studying with me and they kept me on track.
What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified? Not only did becoming certified expand my knowledge and boost my confidence, it also boosted my (new) clients confidence in me. It’s reassuring to a new client who doesn’t know what you are capable of to know you have advanced training.
What sets you apart from other stylists? I’m not saying others do not do this, but I listen. I always want my client to feel confident in what they are wearing, as your hair is your daily accessory. I want to know their likes and dislikes. I try to educate them as much as I can so we can communicate with the same verbiage and they are not as nervous knowing what to ask for.
Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Color Certified? Nobody knows everything and there is something for everyone with certification. Whether it is proper practices, time and efficiency, applications or a confidence boost. Highly recommend it for any stylist of any experience level.
To book an appointment with Amanda call the Head Shoppe located in Sackville 902 865-0880.