Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Nadine Coleman
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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 a stylist for 11 years. I grew up in a hair salon, my grandmother and aunt were both stylists! I enjoyed spending time in the salon when I was young and would go after school. I always knew it was what I wanted to do.
What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? My favourite hairstyle is definitely the bob. I love personalizing them to my clients and creating different variations. I like adding in an undercut and creating both short and long bobs – they are so versatile! In relation to color, I am really into the grey and silver trend now that has been so popular!
Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? My personal style is a little edgy. I really enjoy adding in statement pieces to show creativity and flair. I love accessorizing and anything that sparkles. Fashion trends are a big piece of my inspiration. I find it helpful in creating new hairstyles for my clients by balancing in their style and taste.
What is your favourite Redken product? My favourite Redken product would be Quick Tease! This hairspray lets you create amazing looks!
What sets you apart from other stylists? My passion is hair and coloring through and through and I think that shows to my clients. I strive to build relationships and I take great pride in the friendships I have built. I have the best clients!
When did you take the Redken Certified Colorist Exam and what was the exam preparation like? I took the exam in 2008. The exam preparation was quite intense at the time. The preparation was very hands on as well as a lot of reading and technical work. Timing was such a big component! I was already a Redken artist and this prior knowledge really gave me an edge for the exam.
What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified? Becoming Redken Certified was a great choice as it pushes you to be on point and know your techniques. The exam also helped to create good habits and efficiency. Timing is such an important aspect of this industry.
Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Color Certified? I think all stylists should strive to become certified! The process really pushes you to dig deeper into the coloring processes and techniques. Once completed, it gives such a professional edge – you know the “why” behind everything you are doing. It will put you on top of your game! Anyone can do color, but not everyone knows the why behind what they are doing.
To book an appointment with Nadine 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.