Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Melissa Davies
To see some of Melissa’s work, follow her on Instagram @melissadavies_frhs
When did you know you wanted to be a hair stylist and how long have you been in the industry? I’ve been in the beauty industry for almost 8 years now. At a very young age I became interested in doing my own hair and ran a beauty salon at my desk in middle school!
What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? Right now – definitely Balayage. Balayage is the trend that I am creating the most and I love it. I like adding an extra punch of color into natural hair and Balayage is perfect for that. Less is more!
Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? My personal style is very laid back, natural and relaxed. I like the small details with personal touch to make things my own. My creativity is often inspired by celebrities, clothing trends, Pinterest boards – just to name a few. Other stylists are great influences as well; I love following high level Redken artists for inspiration.
What is your favourite Redken product? Fashion Waves (from the Signature Looks Collection). This sea salt spray is perfect for providing beachy, natural, undone texture!
What sets you apart from other stylists? Completing the color certification exam has given me confidence to help grow my color business. It pushed me to have a point of difference in my work. I keep up to date with the current trends and use my color knowledge to create fun, original looks.
When did you take the Redken Certified Colorist Exam and what was the exam preparation like, and lastly, what did the exam involve? I took and completed the exam in May 2014. Exam preparation included a lot of studying. It involved studying many things you do not do in salon on a regular basis. It also gave background information to some tasks that you do daily in salon and may not always know why you were doing it. The exam involved different scenarios in theory questions, multiple choice and hands on techniques. It involved multiple scenarios in which you had to assess the issue and find the correct solution.
What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified? Overall, becoming certified made me a better stylist than I was before I took the exam. It gave me a clearer understanding of color processes and a refresher in coloring foundations.
Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Certified? Why wouldn’t they! Becoming Redken Certified is just another tool in your pocket. It makes you a better stylist to set and achieve goals.
To book an appointment with Melissa call the Fall River Head Shoppe at 902-861-1222 or click here to request an appointment. The Fall River Head Shoppe is located in the Fall River Shopping Plaza, click here for map.