My name is Melissa Scrofani aka Westchester Hair Stylist, Hair Goddess, Colorist, Stylist, Bestie, Haircutter, Hair Genie, Keratin Girl, the in home hair woman and my personal favorite “the hairdresser”. I started in this industry at 17 years old and believe me I have worked hard to earn all of these titles but Melissa is just fine.
My main reason for starting this blog is to walk people through a day in the life of a professional hair stylist, and to give my best tips and tricks for everything hair. Because without that who would a hairstylist be…right?
Imagine me walking through the aisles of CVS, minding my business, trying to do my weekly shopping of toiletries and other essentials (which is incredibly annoying $50 dollars later since I walked in there intending on buying only a few things).
I stop and glance at the dreaded hair care aisle – for me this aisle means more than shampoo and boxes and boxes of fun hair color. This aisle is the hair colorists’ devil, this aisle means hours of corrective coloring and explaining how one little box of color turned your hair those awful stripes of multicolored orange, black, and green that will take months to perfect into a color that doesn’t look like something you poured out of a kids cereal box.
Don’t forget everyone expects these mishaps to be corrected in an hour and to pay only $5. It’s Chemistry!!! Hair colorists are chemists!! It takes time to come up with a formula to correct this. People trying to save money on do it yourself home hair kits end up spending triple on having it fixed. There are plenty of professional hair dressers you can find for a budget fitting cost.
I am sure that if I stood in that aisle for just a day I could build up a pretty good client base. Instead I hurry down the aisle trying not to make eye contact or listen to the two women discussing their home color application process. Then I hear “you should use the darkest brown if you want to go brown”. I gasp as I try to not to look back at the bleach blonde woman standing with the box of hair color in her hand.
Here are the questions I have to face every day:
Should I try to give my advice to the women in the aisle?
Should I keep my advice for the people paying for my services?
Is it my duty to warn these women of the dreadful mishaps they are going to make using home hair color?
When is a Hair Stylist’s day off?
Chime in using comments – I’m off to the next store!
All my best,