Today we’d like to introduce you to Faith Adair.
Hi Faith, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I started my cosmetology journey in Baton Rouge, LA in 2018 at Vangaurd College of Cosmetology a Paul Mitchell Partner School.
I knew the moment I stepped into that building it was exactly where I was supposed to be. Being able to embark on a career where I could work with my hands, be creative, and help people boost others’ self-confidence was a dream!
After I graduated, I knew I wanted a salon home that built each other up, educated, and had big dreams for their stylist. I found this home at EGGIE Salon Studio in Baton Rouge, LA. The owner, Rachel Eggie, is one of the most determined and talented stylist I know. She knew going into her career it was more than just making her clients feel good but showing others how successful they can be in this career. I truly owe everything I know to her and all the amazing mentors I had while working there. It would spark inspiration in anyone to be around that many talented, powerful women every day.
After deciding to move back to Nashville, TN I knew I wanted to carry along everything she and other mentors taught me. I believe in giving high-quality experiences, building relationships, and continuing my education to give that back to my clients.
While all of those things are so important, I also promised myself to not settle for less. I know what this industry is capable of and have set my goals/standards high.
I hope that Nashville welcomes me back with open arms and gets excited about the things I hope to bring in the coming months and years.
For now, you can find me working as an Independent Stylist at Nicole Marie Salon in East Nashville.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
One struggle I feel most stylist can relate to is being looked down upon. It took me a lot longer and many student loans before I made the leap to go to cosmetology school. The only reason for that is the image I was surrounded by growing up.
This industry has changed so much even in the past 10 years but there’s still so many people that don’t consider it an actual “career”. This industry isn’t going anywhere and it’s only continuing to grow.
With that being said, I had a great amount of support from my family and husband but I also think they were scared not knowing what kind of life I could have as stylist.
I wouldn’t change a thing though. Proving people wrong every day is just a part of the journey.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’m a hairstylist moving to a new state. That can be challenging when determining what I specialize in.
Some of my favorite things include styling, weddings, and cutting. I truly believe sometimes you don’t need a color to make you feel good. Just a little shape!
With that being said I still love doing ALL things color. It’s such a creative outlet and I love seeing the client’s face light up with the finished product.
I believe something that sets me apart is the trust I build with my clients. I want them to know my chair is a safe place. This can mean different things for different people but the biggest one is people feeling shameful for not knowing how to style their hair. I take the time to educate my clients on how to properly style their hair, products and I explain the process from start to finish. These simple things mean so much to the client.
In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
This industry never sleeps. One TikTok video goes viral and everyone wants half their head shaved.
But I’m okay with that. It keeps my job interesting and I’m all about expressing yourself.
I think in the next 5-10 years we can see the early 2000s hair and makeup trends circle back around. Especially with all the shags and mullets flying around right now.
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