Q&A with Hairstylist Heidi of Jessica’s Color Room

Salon Owner Jessica Dudley

We recently interviewed our hairstylist Heidi so you can get to know her better. Heidi has been a hairstylist for over 20 years. She loves being part of our cohesive team. She is a permanent specialist who understands curly hair since she has curly hair herself. Her favorite part of Jessica’s Color Room is learning from her teammates and sharing ideas.

1. How did you get started in the hairstyling industry?

My sister, Jessica (Heidi’s little sister), owner of Jessica’s Color Salon, was a hairdresser, and she decided to go to school for aesthetics. At the time, she had bright pink hair, and the school would not let her be a student because of her hair. I decided I would go to the school and talk them out of their decision, but then I loved it so much that I decided to become an aesthetician, and my sister quit. So, I began doing facials, pedicures, and waxing and assisted in the salon when I wasn’t busy. I became interested in hair and went back to school again to get my hairdressing license. 

2. What made you choose hairdressing as a career?

Having the hairdressing bug; it’s in the family. I love the salon atmosphere and the feeling of making people feel better about themselves every day. 

3. What are you known for at the salon?

I’m probably best known for being the mama bear. I am the go-to person for any random life issue, hacks, and those types of things. I think I’m also known for curly hair cuts. I also love to chat with other middle-aged Moms who want someone to talk with. 

4. What’s your proudest professional accomplishment?

One of the things I am most proud of is being able to coach other hairstylists in the salon. I worked in isolation for several years in a home-based business and being back in the salon and part of a team, I have an opportunity to coach other stylists and learn from them. 

5. How do you build relationships with your clients?

I treat all of my clients the way that I would want to be treated. I listen and pay attention to the things that are important to them.

6. What is your favorite hair trend right now?

I am loving that big curly hair is coming back because some of us cannot avoid it (she has curly hair). I love my DevaCurl products. My favorite is the vivid, bright-color hair that give people total transformations. 

7. What inspires you most about working for Jessica’s Color Room?

I think I am blessed that I have students or former students that work here. I get to see them blossom and grow. Seeing every single person here change and grow daily is the best part about Jessica’s Color Room. 

8. What do you like to do in your free time?

As many people know, I work full-time for the state of Connecticut and work at Jessica’s Color Room part-time so that takes up a lot of my free time. I’m a doggo mom, and my dog Turbo is the center of my universe. I also have two adult children who recently married. I enjoy being on a boat, 4-wheeler, or whatever else I can get in trouble with.

If you are interested in booking an appointment with Heidi, please call 860-344-8677.


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