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Lisa Hobeck

Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Lisa Hobeck

Follow Lisa on Instagram @its.lisanicole


When did you know you wanted to be a hair stylist and how long have you been in the industry? This year is my ten year anniversary in the industry. Growing up I was always interested in math and science so I never expected to end up in the salon. Twelve years ago I was asked to be a hair model and after attending my first hair styling competition I was hooked on the passion, creativity and energy within the industry. I then decided to make a big change and begin my hair journey

What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? My favorite color trend is without a doubt all over platinum blonde. I love the boldness of the look and the challenge in creating it.

Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? My personal style could be described as edgy but the looks I create typically are more soft. I’m inspired by the creativity of others in the industry.

What is your favourite Redken product? My favourite Redken product is Powder Grip! I love the texture that it creates.

When did you take the Redken Certified Colorist Exam and what was the exam preparation like? I took the Redken Certified Hair Colorist Exam in October 2018. The exam preparation was a lot of work and hours spent practicing and studying. I’m so lucky to have written my exam with three of my co-workers, who were great support.

What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified? The greatest benefit of becoming certified has been the confidence I’ve developed in my knowledge of Redken’s coloring standards. For anyone contemplating doing the exam – I am always here to help.

What sets you apart from other stylists? What sets me apart from other stylists are my listening skills. I pride myself on a great consultation and being a patient listener.

Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Color Certified? Becoming a Redken Color Certified hair stylist gives you the confidence and knowledge to tackle so much in the salon. It sets you apart and says you are an expert in your industry


To book an appointment with Lisa call the Head Shoppe located at the Halifax Shopping Centre 902 454 8668.

Josie MacLean

Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Josie MacLean

Follow Josie on Instagram @hairbyjosiemaclean

When did you know you wanted to be a hair stylist and how long have you been in the industry? I had always dreamt of being a stylist, I just didn’t always believe in myself. If you love what you do and you’re truly passionate about it, you can do anything you set your mind to.

I’ve been in the industry for 7 years now, and really enjoy working with color. I love being able to create new looks for people and make them feel good about themselves.

What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? Balayage is my specialty in the salon, and my favourite color trend to create; I hope it never goes away! In terms of hairstyles, right now the lob is my favourite. There is something so satisfying in seeing that nice clean, blunt line in the cut, but I love adding texture to the style for a fun, tousled finish.

Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? My personal style is a little eclectic. Typically, I lean towards boho trends with more neutral, muted tones. In terms of inspiration, social media is a huge influence for me. I’m always looking for beautiful blends of color, and tips and tricks to better my own business.

What is your favourite Redken product? One of my go-to Redken products is Triple Take hairspray. I love the hold it provides in finishing, but leaves the hair touchable and never flakey. I can’t be without it!

When did you take the Redken Certified Colorist Exam and what was the exam preparation like? I took the exam in October 2016. Preparation was intense, practicing with all the material and study guides available. I took the exam with a fellow stylist and we would often go over charts and information together.

What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified?  Passing the exam and becoming certified shows how hard you worked to get where you are and that you are dedicated to your craft. It helps boost confidence in both color correcting and color formulating and pushes you to better meet your clients needs.

What sets you apart from other stylists? I’m an extreme perfectionist. I’m always striving to get my clients the color they’re looking to achieve. I make sure to provide all the information they need, setting realistic expectations on results achievable, while still keeping their hair healthy.

Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Color Certified? Other stylists should strive to become Redken Color Certified to really push themselves as a colorist, and truly be the best at Redken color. This exam shows the level of dedication you have for your craft, and how hard you’re willing to work to prove yourself in this industry.


To book an appointment with Josie call the Truro Head Shoppe at 902-895-9676 or click here to request an appointment. The Truro Head Shoppe is located in the Truro Mall, click here for map.