Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Joanne Gaul
When did you know you wanted to be a hair stylist and how long have you been in the industry? I have been a stylist for 19 years now. It has always been a passion, but I knew I wanted to do hair in university when I was doing more hair than studying! I decided then to follow my passion and enroll in hair school, and the rest is history!
What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? I really like creating sombre and pastel colors right now. Sombre color is so popular right now and gives such a soft, natural wearable color. Pastels are just so fun to create!
Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? My personal style is very natural and laid back. My clients are such an inspiration to me. I love to help to give them color and styles that they can make look great even at the grocery store. It is so satisfying to reflect my creativity on others and build looks that really compliment the client. Redken education is also a big inspiration for me, such a great way to get new, fun ideas.
What is your favourite Redken product? My favourite Redken go-to is Shades EQ Gloss for color – it is such an easy fix to any color situation! For styling, Redken Guts and Forceful are my favourites. These products are great for volume, yet light enough to not weight down the hair.
When did you take the Redken Certified Colorist Exam and what was the exam preparation like? I took the exam in 2008. I studied lots and prepared for the exam by focusing my color theory and foil placement skills on mannequin heads.
What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified? It is so great to be able to proudly tell your clients that you are a Redken Certified Colorist. Studying for the exam was such a great way to solidify my knowledge of Redken hair color.
Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Color Certified? Other stylists should definitely strive and push themselves to become certified. The exam polishes your technical ability, makes you more knowledgeable about products, and broadens your ability to do great color. It brings you back to the basics and keeps your skill range broad!
To book an appointment with Joanne 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 Plaza, click here for map.