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Kim Wyers

Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Kim Wyers

Follow Kim on Instagram @kimwyershair

When did you know you wanted to be a hair stylist and how long have you been in the industry? I have been in the industry for over 15 years, owning the Fredericton Head Shoppe since 2008. I always knew I wanted to work with people and use my skills to make people feel incredible. Hair styling was the answer for me and I haven’t looked back since!

What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? Right now, my favourite hairstyle is definitely a longer version of the pixie cut, I love customizing the cut to clients face shapes. The pixie is easy to style and great for texture. My favourite color trend is definitely Balayage. I recently took a class on this technique and it is so versatile. Balayage is a beautiful and natural coloring technique and allows me to focus on specific areas to highlight with different points of light – it really helps to bring out your best features.

Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? I would describe my personal style as classic, while I try to put in elements of what is on currently on trend. For creativity, I look a lot to other stylists and celebrity stylists especially Sam Villa and Guy Tang. They showcase their work on celebrities and we all follow and look to celebrities for current trend and ideas.

What is your favourite Redken product? My favourite Redken product is Shades EQ Gloss. This color line has incredible shine, conditions and can change the tone of the hair without any damage. It has so many benefits that people don’t realize. I also love Redken’s new Pillow Proof Cream Primer – who doesn’t want their hair to be shiny, soft and dry faster!

What sets you apart from other stylists? I am a firm believer in taking as many educational classes as I can. These classes allow me to keep up-to-date on the newest trends and continue to push me to grow as a stylist.

When did you take the Redken Certified Colorist Exam and what was the exam preparation like? I took the exam in May 2014. It was an intense process including lots of studying and going back to the basics of the structure of hair and basic laws of color. You had to be able to defend your answers and really know Redken color. I spent hours studying and practicing on my mannequin head to be the best Redken colorist I could be.

What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified? The greatest benefit I have received is that it has allowed me to go back to the basics of color and know why you would formulate for a certain result. My corrective color skills have changed dramatically since the course!

Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Color Certified? I think it is really an elite group of stylists who have committed to the challenge. A lot of stylists don’t pass the first time and this can be discouraging if you’re a seasoned stylist. It allows you to be part of a group of hair stylists that Redken recommends. It is a big opportunity.


To book an appointment with Kim call the Fredericton Head Shoppe at 506-450-4048 or click here to request an appointment. The Fredericton Head Shoppe is located in the Regent Mall in Fredericton, NB, click here for map.

Allison Kelly

Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Allison Kelly

Follow Allison on Instagram @allisonkelly_09

When did you know you wanted to be a hair stylist and how long have you been in the industry? I have been in the industry for eight years now. I knew hairstyling was for me because it seemed so interesting and I felt like it was something that would never get boring. This industry is always changing and evolving!

What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? Right now, textured, shoulder length bobs are one of my favourite styles – they are so popular! I also enjoy creating beautiful color melts with soft transitions of color. This is such a beautiful, subtle look!

Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? I would describe my personal style as professional and trendy. I try to follow current trends and incorporate them into my wardrobe whenever I can. I get inspiration through social media from other Redken artists and celebrities to keep on top of trends.

What is your favourite Redken product? My go-to product is Wax Blast. It is so versatile, and is perfect for straight or curly hair. It adds great texture to any style.

What sets you apart from other stylists? I would say my attention to detail. I always make sure that clients leave happy with their hair and I believe in the importance of being thorough with your work. I always try to put myself in my client’s shoes and give them a look they love.

When did you take the Redken Certified Colorist Exam and what was the exam preparation like? I took the exam in May 2014. I spent lots of time practicing on my mannequin as well as being diligent about going through the material and studying the written parts.

What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified? One of the greatest benefits I received was that the exam made me feel refreshed and confident with my skills. It was a great refresher and highlighted some important areas to focus on. It made me very conscious of my timing and placement while doing the service. I am also very confident in my color process and formulas.

Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Color Certified? I think it is always good to keep challenging yourself! The exam is such a good refresher and really challenges you to continue to push yourself to succeed. It is also such a great title to have associated with your work. Clients will know that you have met the Redken standard and that sets you apart.


To book an appointment with Allison call the New Minas Head Shoppe at 902-681-1355 or click here to request an appointment. The New Minas Head Shoppe is located in the New Minas Court Shopping Plaza, click here for map.