Q&A with Hairstylist Kim of Jessica’s Color Room
We interviewed our hairstylist Shontai so you can get to know her better. Shontai has a passion for education and is a curly hair specialist! She loves to pass on her knowledge of curly hair to her guests. Her favorite part of working for Jessica’s Color Room is how welcoming and helpful the whole team is to every guest and stylist. As of May 11, 2022, July will mark Shontai’s 1st anniversary.
1. How did you get started in the hairstyling industry?
I went to Wilcox Technical High School in Meriden because I knew I didn’t want to go to college. I went through their exploratory program and found that I liked hairdressing the best, so everything worked out.
2. What made you choose hairdressing as a career?
I found hairdressing to be the most fun. I wanted to learn more. I’ve always been interested in styling hair.
3. What are you known for at the salon?
Curly cuts. As you can see, I have curly hair, so I get a lot of curly-haired clients. It’s a lot of fun.
4. What’s your proudest professional accomplishment?
So, when you start working at Jessica’s, you go through a training program, and you get certified in every service. I’m almost finished with the program, and it’s super rewarding. I’m one step closer to completing every certification I can receive, and it’s very exciting. (She is already teaching curly haircuts to other stylists in the salon.)
5. How do you build relationships with your clients?
I like to ask them about themselves. I also like to ask clients about their hair care routine at home. I know firsthand what it’s like not to do your hair. I want to keep it super genuine and recommend things that work best for them.
6. What is your favorite hair trend right now?
I have always been into braiding. I love creating updos so incorporating braids and hairstyles is super fun.
7. What inspires you most about working for Jessica’s Color Room?
Jessica’s Color Room is the first salon that I have worked at and it’s super rewarding because every day I leave I feel like I’ve changed someone’s life or made someone’s day. The environment here is so awesome because I get to learn a lot from the different stylists.
8. What do you like to do in your free time?
I love to read books and spend time with friends and family. I also have a YouTube channel where I like to upload videos. That helps with the salon, so I get to do a lot of the social media here. (She loves to inspire people.)
If you are interested in booking an appointment with Shontai, please click here or call 860-344-8677.
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