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.