Stylist Spotlight: LaTonya, LA
Salon: Glam Suite Salon
Location: 2800 Manhattan Blvd. Suite 35 Harvey, La 70058
How can you be reached? firstname.lastname@example.org
1. When did you begin styling hair? What influenced you to become a hair stylist?
- I began styling my own hair at the age of 10, and by the time I was 14, I was styling my classmates, friends and family with the latest hairstyles & haircuts.I was not influenced by people (who were already hairstylists) to become a hairstylist. I became a hairstylist because everything dealing with hair just came so natural to me. I was able to look in magazines and mimic the hairstyles and cuts of the models wearing them. Being a hairstylist (for me anyway) is more like a hobby instead of a job. I love going to work chatting with my clients taking care of their hair & scalp to maintain healthy hair. In some cases, I’ve taken on new clients with damaged hair, cut it all off short and watched as their hair flourished because now it’s taken care of properly.
2. What are some protective styling techniques you offer? (ie. Sew-ins, keratin fusion, Malaysian sew-in) Which technique is your favorite? Why?
- Most of my clients wear sew-in weaves, because they are transitioning to natural hair and this is protective styling while they transition. For my clients that wear their own hair, I also like doing a soft pinup or bun for protective styling. However, my favorite protective styling is the sew-in weave because all the clients’ natural hair is braided up with minimal leave out. Low manipulation is the best, and the client can still wear the thermal curled, or flat iron hairstyles with out worrying about a lot of heat on the natural hair.
3. Do you style natural hair? If so, what are some of your go to products and techniques for styling natural hair?
- I style natural hair for clients who have transitioned or who are in the process of transitioning, but may not want to wear a weave. For natural hair, moisture is key. I love Kenra products for natural hair. When it comes to styling natural hair, after it is shampooed & conditioned, I always start off by using a good detangling spray. Mizani D’tangle moisturizing leave-in milk is the best.
4. What product do you suggest for protection against heat damage?
- If the hair is relaxed or natural, my two favorites to protect against heat damage are Keracare strengthening thermal protector and silk therapy by Biosilk.
5. What are three suggestions you would give to women about achieving healthy hair?
- I would suggest to women, who go to the salon to get their hair done, don’t go to a hairstylist for just a pretty style. Yes, you do want your hair to be nice, but you also want a hairstylist who takes care of your hair as well. For women who wear relaxers, stretch out the length between touch ups instead of 6-8 weeks try going 12-16 weeks.
- Knowing your hair type (dry, oily, damaged etc..,) plays a part in the products to use on your hair because every person is unique when it comes to what their hair needs.
Do you offer any products or virgin extensions? Use this space to expand on any products or additional services you offer and tell readers where they can purchase:
Glam Suite Salon also supplies clients with virgin hair extensions for sew-in weave services. More information about virgin hair and salon services is available by going to http://www.latonya4hair.com