Team Spotlight: Sydney, Hair Designer

We are continually inspired by the stories of our team and Neroli Salon & Spa Mequon Hair Designer, Sydney, is no different.  Her story is a great reminder for all of us to work hard, cherish family, give back, make personal wellness a priority and to always pursue your dreams.

FRPhoto_151014NA_C1_313


What were you doing/where were you before becoming a hair designer?
A lot of people find it hard to believe, but I was a mechanic in the Army National Guard.  It actually paid for some of my Cosmetology school.

National Guard

What drew you to cosmetology?
I attended college when I was activated to serve one year state side.  I had always loved doing hair and makeup and decided to go to Cosmetology school after my deployment.

I understand you have two children!  How has it been working at Neroli, while also being a mother?
It’s been awesome.  I have a great work – life balance.  My babies are everything to me, but I look forward to getting some “adult” time at work.  On the other side, I love coming home from work and seeing how excited they are to see me.  I wish that would never change.  Even if they were 40 years old.  I’d love to roll up and see them going crazy when they see me.

1382979_10201036182162562_1893027924_n

What is a misconception/judgement people often have about your services?
Most people think they can bring in a picture that they find on Pinterest and get that exact look that first day.  There are so many factors that go into a hair color. When was the last time you had color? What condition is your hair in?  Have you done a lot of color changes in the past? Is it realistic to get as light as you want in one round of lightening?  If you’re doing a color change, it can take a few times to get that look.

What is your favorite thing about hair?
I love that I never feel like I’m working.  I love to make people happy and beautiful.
Insider fact: Sydney specializes in balayage hair painting and hair extensions – checkout her work Instagram

Syndey HairSydney ExtensionsSyd

Above: Sydney’s work with hair-painting (left & right) and extensions (center).

Do you have any future goals?
 Since having kids, my husband and I have talked a lot about helping children in need in foreign countries.  I am planning a trip to Jamaica in the winter to help some friends of ours set up a second-hand clothing store in the small village where they are doing some mission work.

Capture

Where do you find inspiration, both inside and outside of work?
From my coworkers and Instagram.  I am lucky that I get to work with such talented hair designers everyday.  I also look at Instagram for short tutorials.  Everyone has their own way of doing things and I love taking new techniques I’ve learned from others into the salon.

Better

Sydney with her co-workers (left to right: Sydney, Irina, Sadie, and Bridgette)

One thing that has surprised you in the beauty and wellness industry:
That it’s ever changing.  It keeps on my toes.

17634332_10209232816233291_5379841430373226383_nSydney Repel

Fill in the blank: On your day off, you like to ___.

Workout and snuggle with my kids

What is your favorite…
Movie: Overboard
Song: Give It to Me Baby – Rick James
Food: Mexican
Drink: Mojitos
Activity/hobby: Working out

OverboardRick James

Comments are closed.