Revolt is a bold and badass name for a salon—why did you choose it?
I’ve always been a little against the grain, and I want people to tap into that side of themselves too. Revolt Hair Studio is my way of saying, “Don’t just settle for what’s the norm. Hair is the best accessory we have; have fun with it!” My salon is a mix of many different elements—edgy, sophisticated, pampering, raw—but most of all welcoming. Start a revolution and love your hair!
When did you know you wanted to go into the beauty field?
I’ve always loved the transformation that happens. I started beauty school as a junior in high school, initially thinking I only wanted to do makeup. However, sometimes when we’re forced to try something we wouldn’t have chosen, magic happens.
What’s it like to go from being a stylist to a studio owner?
Revolt celebrated a year in business this September 2016. It’s such a surreal feeling seeing time pass so quickly—it’s pretty scary! Not to mention the love and support from all our guests who make this dream a reality. To go from stylist to studio owner is also pretty amazing. I want to create the feeling that when you come to our studio, it’s not just a hair appointment. Embrace YOU and your own individual style.
What makes you feel beautiful?
Mascara can do wonders! I’d have to say though, when I get my cat eyeliner on point, it’s going to be a good day.
What’s your favorite product at the moment?
Geez, this is a hard one, but I would have to say Surface Push Styling Powder is my favorite. It’s extremely versatile and can be used on everyone.
Who’s someone whose look you admire?
It might sound odd that the person is male rather than female, but I think it goes along with the fact that he’s such a wonderful human and is very passionate, not to mention one of my inspirations: none other than [artistic director for Paul Mitchell Systems] Robert Cromeans.
What do you love about spring fashion?
Who doesn’t love pastel? I hope there’s some depth added, like some charcoal pieces or navy with those whimsical pale colors. Get them a little dusty with a gray undertone.
What trends are you excited about in hair color?
Hair color has really transformed in the last five years. People are getting much more bold in their color choices. We’ve even had a few guests go from stay-at-home mom hair to really jumping headfirst into something totally different. It’s a great feeling seeing someone try something new. It’s nice, for a change, to see some colorful unicorn hair on someone other than myself!
Revolt Hair Studio | 1324 Hamilton St., Allentown | 610.432.2400 | revolthairstudio.com