Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Chelley Martin
Follow Chelley on Instagram @chelleymartinhair
When did you know you wanted to be a hair stylist and how long have you been in the industry? My aunt owned a salon when I was younger and it seemed like a lot of fun . I’ve been in the industry for 12 years now – a stylist for 10. I actually started out working as a Guest Services Representative on the desk here, at the Spryfield Head Shoppe.
What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? My favourite color trend right now is the ombre or sombre look. Ombres are such a great option for someone who doesn’t want a lot of maintenance but still looks very polished. I also enjoy creating long bobs, they’re so fun to style and are a great way to give some shape to medium length hair and has many options for styling.
Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? I’d say I have a classic style; however, I enjoy trying new trends! I love working with make-up and playing with new colors and looks. I love Instagram for inspiration. Tracy Cunningham is one of the celebrity stylists that I follow. I love seeing how other stylists formulate and apply color. It pushes me to try new things.
What is your favourite Redken product? Definitely Guts. It gives lots of volume and you can use it in almost every hair type.
When did you take the Redken Certified Colorist Exam and what was the exam preparation like? I took the exam in May 2014. I prepared by spending lots of time studying and taking preparation courses. I spent time studying with other stylists and having them quiz me. I also worked with mannequins to be sure my timing was perfect.
What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified? After taking the exam, I have a better understanding and confidence with Redken color. I used the opportunity as a good refresher to update my skills. It was an in-depth look at the processes and procedures behind coloring.
What sets you apart from other stylists? I truly love to connect with my clients. I genuinely care about them and want to make sure they love their hair when they leave.
Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Color Certified? The Redken Color Certified exam is a great way to challenge yourself and the information is timeless. It is an added skill set for your business and really helps to build confidence in both yourself and your clients.
To book an appointment with Chelley, call the Spryfield Head Shoppe at 902-477-6494 or Click here to request an appointment. Click here for map to find the Spryfield Head Shoppe.