I am a person that can not, even if I tried, hide what I’m thinking. This really shows when I’m in the middle of making an updo. More times than I can count, people make comments about watching me create my updo’s. They have said, “I can see the wheels turning through my eyes.” I totally take myself out of my surroundings, put myself in my own bubble and I get absorbed into full concentration. Stephanie has once described it as, “Almost like a pro basketball player at the free throw line. Or a baseball player when bases are loaded and they have two strikes. Jenny is going for the win!!” And the crowd cheers - well at least her and Lindsey do. Haha
I make the joke often that I’m doing what the hair wants to do. I love to have photos from people of what they are looking for. I like to see the style and the over all look. But I like to refer to these photos as inspiration. A lot of the time a client may have completely different hair and texture from the model. So I like to keep the overall style in my head and then create my art by following the hair’s needs. I know this make sound a little out there, but it’s honestly my process. It starts from the second I touch the hair. When I put my hands in a clients hair, I’m getting to “know” the hair. Texture, growth patterns and type of hair. I start adding the appropriate product for the style in mind that we are looking to create. I move on to curl and setting the hair in the direction and texture I want the hair in. Once I let the set down, I put in my base, more product and back combining to give me a base and help the creation of the over all look. Then the magic begins. With my guided help from product and hot tools, I start listening to the hair and creating the overall style a client is looking for, producing my work of art.