Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Michele Dauphinee
When did you know you wanted to be a hair stylist and how long have you been in the industry? I’ve been in the beauty industry for 22 years. I knew I wanted to do hair in high school, I participated in a hair show as a model and saw how fun and rewarding it looked and decided that was what I wanted to do.
What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? Right now, I really love texture. I love to create dimension by adding texture to both the cut and color. Currently I’m really enjoying the undone, unstructured looks.
Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? I’d say my personal style would be classic with an edge. I like to keep up with current fashion trends, and love to incorporate them with my own style into my wardrobe. I’m inspired by fashion and new hairstyles. I spend time online and often look at Pinterest for inspiration. Other stylists are often great influences as well; I am always aware of other hairstylists that go above and beyond.
What is your favourite Redken product? I would say Argan-6 Oil – (from the All Soft family of Redken products). This product is light enough for everyone to use and makes the hair soft and shiny!
What sets you apart from other stylists? Simply being in the industry isn’t going to cut it anymore. I push myself to continuously learn and attend any class I can take. I never stop learning. I regularly travel to national and international events and constantly push myself to be the best I can be. I love to work with other stylists and I have recently started to work as a trainer with the Head Shoppe. I train new stylists with tips for time management and working in the salon.
When did you take the Redken Certified Colorist Exam and what was the exam preparation like, and lastly, what did the exam involve? I took the exam in May of 2014. Preparing for this exam included a lot of studying, reading, mannequin prep at both home and work in any down time I had. The exam involved two written aspects, including everything you need to know about Redken color (ranging from ingredients to reactions with different hair types). There was also a practical section of the exam involving work on mannequin hair.
What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified? One of the greatest benefits I’ve received is that all the studying reiterated information and allowed me to refocus on what I learned in the past. It really grounded me with key elements of Redken color. The exam makes you think practically, use your skills and know Redken color inside out. As a salon owner and trainer, it solidified what I knew and pushed me to learn the why behind what I know.
Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Certified? Being a Redken Certified Colorist is a prestigious title and highlights your love for color. Becoming Redken Certified shows dedication and that you’re working to be the best you can be. Why not push yourself and launch your career one step further?
To book an appointment with Michele call the Fall River Head Shoppe at 902-861-1222 or click here to request an appointment. The Fall River Head Shoppe is located in the Fall River Shopping Plaza, click here for map.