Megan Hennebury

Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Megan Hennebury

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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’ve known I wanted to be a stylist since I was a teenager. My cousin owns a salon and she was my inspiration.

What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? Right now, it is definitely creating different sombre colors. Sombres are a much softer look and using free hand techniques allow me to create more natural colors. I enjoy creating ombres that I can brighten up in the Spring/Summer months and transform to rich and warm in the Fall/Winter months. As for hairstyles, undercutting has been my favourite technique lately to create textured and undone looks.

Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? My personal style would be trendy but with a bit of an edge. I like statement pieces and shoes are my go-to. A huge part of my inspiration is definitely my co-workers – it is so nice to be able to bounce ideas off such a great group of stylists. I also go use Instagram for creative inspiration as well – Guy Tang, Lauren Hagen and Sam Villa are my top three to follow.

What is your favourite Redken product? Wax Blast is my favourite Redken product. It is versatile and you can use it in any hair length or type. It has a great hold; however, it isn’t crunchy or sticky. It is my go-to to keep an all-day look in place.

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 studying with other stylists who were also taking the exam. I also spent time studying and practicing with mannequins for hands-on practice. My teammates also would help me study and ask me questions or quiz me so I knew my Redken color practices inside and out.

What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified? I find my clients trust me more and my confidence reflects to them so we’re both confident in what I’m creating.

What sets you apart from other stylists? Knowing how to go back to the basics and use Redken Color thoroughly. It is very rewarding to feel so comfortable with the color line. I take as much educational classes as I possibly can to continue growing. I also push myself remain open with trends, new colors and techniques.

Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Color Certified? It sets you apart and really gives you so much more confidence and pride in what you do. It also makes you more comfortable behind the chair – I can confidently suggest colors and techniques and know the reasoning behind them.

To book an appointment with Megan, call the Mic Mac Mall Head Shoppe at 902-465-3747 or click here to request an appointment. The Mic Mac Mall Head Shoppe is located on the first floor of the Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, NS, click here for map.