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Angeline Francis

Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Angeline Francis

Follow Angeline on Instagram @AngelineFrancis

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 almost 26 years. I stumbled into the industry when I was working in the Bayers Road Mall and at the time, HDC was located there, I knew I needed something more so I signed up.

What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? My favorite trends are the fashion colours.

Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? My personal style is classic. What inspires my creativity are a few things. One is constantly doing education and teaching and also working in a salon with very creative stylists.

When did you take the Redken Certified Colorist Exam and what was the exam preparation like? I took my certification Oct 2018. Prep took a few months. The afternoon before the exam with Barb Horseman was amazing! Made me feel extra confident.

What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified? The benefits for me becoming Colour Certified is the ability to say that I am, as I move thru my career if I decide to teach it will help me get a higher rate of pay, it was  a fantastic refresher as well.

What sets you apart from other stylists? What sets me apart from other stylists is how I take care of my clients. I truly appreciate and care for my clients.

Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Color Certified? Others should strive to become Certified because it feels great to accomplish such a thing. It is great to know and understand why Redken does what they do. It has made other Redken classes easier.


To book an appointment with Angeline call the Head Shoppe located in Spryfield 902 477-6494.

Maully Keefe

Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Maully Keefe

Follow Maully on Instagram @MicMacMaully

When did you know you wanted to be a hair stylist and how long have you been in the industry? I started cutting my own hair, and whoever else’s that was brave enough when I was a teen, but my mom says she knew I would be a stylist as far back as 6 years old, when all of my Barbie dolls had Crayola marker dye jobs. I went to hair school in 2006, and have been at it full time ever since.

What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? Definitely the vibrant colours, especially paired with edgy short cuts.

Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? I like things to be unique, and colourful.  The world can try to drag you down sometimes, and I think it’s really important to spread positive vibes, and encourage stepping outside the box, even if it’s just a little bit.  I love being inspired by other artists, in and out of the hair industry.

What is your favourite Redken product? Iron Shape and Pillow Proof are always on my station, I would never heat style without them. Rough Paste is a must have as well, for finishing hair of any length.

When did you take the Redken Certified Colorist Exam and what was the exam preparation like? I took the exam in 2017.  It was an intense period of studying, but Barb Horseman was always there to answer my questions, which really reduced my stress levels.

What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified? Definitely the confidence boost at the colour bar has been my biggest take away. Knowing the science behind my formulas helps predict the outcome, which makes the stylist, and client happy. For anyone contemplating doing the exam – don’t be afraid to ask for help

What sets you apart from other stylists? I take pride in my consultation, asking a lot of questions to help clients get the best out of their hair, not only in my chair, but also when they are home doing it themselves.

Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Color Certified? Becoming Redken Color Certified helped grow my business in multiple ways.  I gained confidence in my formulating, which made for better results, and a more trusting experience with clients.  Talking about it with clients let’s them know they are getting an above average service, and being able to help my fellow coworkers formulate makes me feel like I am contributing more to the team.


To book an appointment with Maully call the Head Shoppe located in the Mic Mac Mall 902 465-3747.

Nika Lovegrove

Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Nika Lovegrove

Follow Nika on Instagram @NikaTheHairstylist

When did you know you wanted to be a hair stylist and how long have you been in the industry? I’ve always had a passion for painting as long as I can remember. I’d spend hours blending colours on a canvas not knowing what I was painting until I was finished. When it came time to choose my career I decided to pursue a different avenue initially and went to university, but didn’t fall in love with what I was doing. I then made the choice to enroll in hair school, it seemed like it ticked all my boxes; painting, uplifting people, a great culture, energy,  fashion and design, and most importantly never ending room to grow.

There’s no glass ceiling in this industry and you can truly go as far as you are willing to work, no matter what your aunt Brenda says. I started my hair styling career just over 4 years ago and I’m constantly challenging myself, learning and growing.

What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? I live for messy styles, dimensional blondes and smooth transitions.

Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? My style changes like the wind but I know you can never go wrong with a great pair of jeans, a black leather jacket and a red lip!

What is your favourite Redken product? Fashion Waves 07 and Powder Grip are my go-to products for sexy bedhead waves and the Extreme line is my to-go for avoiding not-so-hot split ends and damaged hair!

When did you take the Redken Certified Colorist Exam and what was the exam preparation like? I took the exam in October 2019 and the preparation was a lot of hours studying and practicing. Luckily I have several coworkers who are Colour Certified who helped keep me sane.

What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified? So much more confidence, specifically during colour corrections. I love the challenge.

What sets you apart from other stylists? Aside from being Colour Certified I’m also a Babe Master Extension Technician . I love all transformations big and small. Quality and integrity are always my priority and it’s great being able to offer brighter results or subtle change without ever risking the hair.

Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Color Certified? I believe everyone should strive to elevate the industry and the first step to doing that is education! The more you know and understand the better your work will be and the more you will grow.


To book an appointment with Nika call the Head Shoppe located in Moncton 506 858-9464.

Amanda Wilson

Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Amanda Wilson

Follow Amanda on Instagram @Hair.By.AmandaWilson

When did you know you wanted to be a hair stylist and how long have you been in the industry? I feel as though my Barbies knew well before I did that I was destined to do hair. I’ve always had my hands in hair, from school dances to knocks on my university dorm room. It still seemed everyone other than me knew that my passion should be my career. I’ve been happily doing hair for nearly a decade now.

What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? I love doing soft, dimensional colors as well as vivid and vibrant colors.  Present me with a challenge and I will gladly accept!

Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? My personal style varies. I do tend to stick to more classic pieces with a pop of color. I love using social media for inspiration. I’m sure my husband thinks I have no life, I’m always getting sucked into hair videos on my downtime.

What is your favourite Redken product? It’s difficult to pinpoint just one,  having to choose I’d say Redken One United. It’s so versatile and can be used on anyone.

When did you take the Redken Certified Colorist Exam and what was the exam preparation like? I took my exam in 2014. I’m not a huge bookworm I must say. I was fortunate enough to have apprenticed under Barb Horsman and worked along side her. I also had coworkers studying with me and they kept me on track.

What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified? Not only did becoming certified expand my knowledge and boost my confidence, it also boosted my (new) clients confidence in me. It’s reassuring to a new client who doesn’t know what you are capable of to know you have advanced training.

What sets you apart from other stylists? I’m not saying others do not do this, but I listen. I always want my client to feel confident in what they are wearing, as your hair is your daily accessory. I want to know their likes and dislikes. I try to educate them as much as I can so we can communicate with the same verbiage and they are not as nervous knowing what to ask for.

Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Color Certified? Nobody knows everything and there is something for everyone with certification.  Whether it is proper practices, time and efficiency, applications or a confidence boost. Highly recommend it for any stylist of any experience level.


To book an appointment with Amanda call the Head Shoppe located in Sackville 902 865-0880.

Lisa Hobeck

Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Lisa Hobeck

Follow Lisa on Instagram @its.lisanicole


When did you know you wanted to be a hair stylist and how long have you been in the industry? This year is my ten year anniversary in the industry. Growing up I was always interested in math and science so I never expected to end up in the salon. Twelve years ago I was asked to be a hair model and after attending my first hair styling competition I was hooked on the passion, creativity and energy within the industry. I then decided to make a big change and begin my hair journey

What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? My favorite color trend is without a doubt all over platinum blonde. I love the boldness of the look and the challenge in creating it.

Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? My personal style could be described as edgy but the looks I create typically are more soft. I’m inspired by the creativity of others in the industry.

What is your favourite Redken product? My favourite Redken product is Powder Grip! I love the texture that it creates.

When did you take the Redken Certified Colorist Exam and what was the exam preparation like? I took the Redken Certified Hair Colorist Exam in October 2018. The exam preparation was a lot of work and hours spent practicing and studying. I’m so lucky to have written my exam with three of my co-workers, who were great support.

What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified? The greatest benefit of becoming certified has been the confidence I’ve developed in my knowledge of Redken’s coloring standards. For anyone contemplating doing the exam – I am always here to help.

What sets you apart from other stylists? What sets me apart from other stylists are my listening skills. I pride myself on a great consultation and being a patient listener.

Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Color Certified? Becoming a Redken Color Certified hair stylist gives you the confidence and knowledge to tackle so much in the salon. It sets you apart and says you are an expert in your industry


To book an appointment with Lisa call the Head Shoppe located at the Halifax Shopping Centre 902 454 8668.

Josie MacLean

Meet Redken Color Certified Hair Stylist Josie MacLean

Follow Josie on Instagram @hairbyjosiemaclean

When did you know you wanted to be a hair stylist and how long have you been in the industry? I had always dreamt of being a stylist, I just didn’t always believe in myself. If you love what you do and you’re truly passionate about it, you can do anything you set your mind to.

I’ve been in the industry for 7 years now, and really enjoy working with color. I love being able to create new looks for people and make them feel good about themselves.

What is your favourite color trend or hairstyle? Balayage is my specialty in the salon, and my favourite color trend to create; I hope it never goes away! In terms of hairstyles, right now the lob is my favourite. There is something so satisfying in seeing that nice clean, blunt line in the cut, but I love adding texture to the style for a fun, tousled finish.

Describe your personal style and tell us what inspires your creativity? My personal style is a little eclectic. Typically, I lean towards boho trends with more neutral, muted tones. In terms of inspiration, social media is a huge influence for me. I’m always looking for beautiful blends of color, and tips and tricks to better my own business.

What is your favourite Redken product? One of my go-to Redken products is Triple Take hairspray. I love the hold it provides in finishing, but leaves the hair touchable and never flakey. I can’t be without it!

When did you take the Redken Certified Colorist Exam and what was the exam preparation like? I took the exam in October 2016. Preparation was intense, practicing with all the material and study guides available. I took the exam with a fellow stylist and we would often go over charts and information together.

What are the greatest benefits you received from becoming certified?  Passing the exam and becoming certified shows how hard you worked to get where you are and that you are dedicated to your craft. It helps boost confidence in both color correcting and color formulating and pushes you to better meet your clients needs.

What sets you apart from other stylists? I’m an extreme perfectionist. I’m always striving to get my clients the color they’re looking to achieve. I make sure to provide all the information they need, setting realistic expectations on results achievable, while still keeping their hair healthy.

Why should other stylists strive to become Redken Color Certified? Other stylists should strive to become Redken Color Certified to really push themselves as a colorist, and truly be the best at Redken color. This exam shows the level of dedication you have for your craft, and how hard you’re willing to work to prove yourself in this industry.


To book an appointment with Josie call the Truro Head Shoppe at 902-895-9676 or click here to request an appointment. The Truro Head Shoppe is located in the Truro Mall, click here for map.