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Conversations with Alysha Wesson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alysha Wesson.

Hi Alysha, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself
I’ve been obsessed with hair and makeup since I was a little girl. I remember learning to braid on my little pony. I was asked to do hair and makeup for girls at my high school for prom. It was at that moment that I knew I had to go to cosmetology school and make a career out of it. I decided to become an independent stylist and I have my own studio in Franklin. I named it after my daughter, Luna.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It’s been a bit difficult at times. I pursued school while also opening a plumbing company with my husband, and having two toddlers. I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I was prepared for that. It was something that I knew would be worth it.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am a HMUA. I am specifically known for styling weddings and events. I feel like that is where I am the most creative and in my element. It is an honor to be trusted on one of the most important days of someone’s life. It makes me really happy to see their smile when they see themselves for the first time after I’m done.

Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc?
I have learned that to be successful, I have to forever be teachable and hungry for knowledge. Trends are constantly changing so I take independent classes under different brands to learn techniques. I’ve always watched makeup artists on YouTube and Instagram. Heather Chapman is my favorite hairstylist for styling. She’s amazing and I’ve learned so much from her!

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