Melanie Spurr - Head Shoppe Redken certified colorist

Melanie Spurr

Melanie Spurr - Head Shoppe Redken certified colorist

Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Melanie Spurr

Follow Melanie on Instagram @melaniespurr

When did you know you wanted to be a hair stylist and how long have you been in the industry? I’ve been doing hair for over 7 years now. I always knew I wanted do so something artistic. I took a chance, tried the industry, fell in love, and love it more and more every day!

What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? I really like silver hair right now. It is such a nice challenge and looks so beautiful! I also love creating sombres – this technique is so natural looking and on trend.

Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? I would say my style is classic with some bling. I always like to have something with a little edge and color in my wardrobe. I tend to watch red carpets and award shows for beauty trends. I also get inspiration from Instagram because you can really get a global reach and get ideas all over the world.

What is your favourite Redken product? Definitely Redken’s Two Smooth – this product fills in cracks and divots in your hair and leaves such a silky, smooth appearance.

What sets you apart from other stylists? Well, my scalp massage! Also, my attention to detail and my passion for my clients really sets me apart. I really love to see my clients leave smiling and loving their hair.

When did you take the Redken Certified Colorist Exam and what was the exam preparation like? I took the exam October 2014. I prepared by using every spare minute to study! We got together and did study groups with flip cards. We practiced on mannequins in salons and challenged each other to push further!

What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified? Redken Certified is knowing color inside out. You think you knew a lot about color until you take the exam and realize there is so much more to it. It really makes you think more about the technical aspects about coloring and you know it on a deeper level. It sets you apart and gives you confidence in your coloring.

Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Certified? I think it just gives you such a better understanding of color. You should always strive to continue to grow in this industry and this really pushes you and gives your clients a sense of confidence in your work!


To book an appointment with Melanie, 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.