Janet - New York City Hair Artisan

What makes your artistry unique?: Doing hair, for me, is an art form. I see hair as a fabric, or a sculpture, or an accessory. Ive learned from the best of the best that you have to contour the hair to fit the head and the face. I’m a visual artist. I like to talk to my clients and listen to their needs. Also, looking at pictures of what they are envisioning helps me get the mental image of the desired look that would work for the individual. Hair is the crown that we cannot take off and it should look good, especially on special occasions. I love doing bridal hair because that final design will stay with the bride forever - my work will never be erased or forgotten. Not only that but it gives me a sense of satisfaction and a connection with the bride that no one else will have. People don’t talk about this but its very magical.

What inspires you? When working with brides I get inspired by "the Dress”. Most of my inspiration comes from the individual that Im working with.

Style Icon: Bianca Jagger, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot.

WarPaint Artisan Since: Spring 2016

Specialty: Braiding, Updos and Hollywood waves.

Education & Experience: My seven-year professional experience working as a creative hair artist started at Redken 5th Avenue Salon. While working simultaneously at the Virgin Atlantic VIP Clubhouse Spa and Salon at JFK airport, Ive had the opportunity in working with and meeting various celebrities and socialites.

I was trained by the renowned hair stylist Nick Arrojo in NYC. In addition I've continued my education with Editorial guru Sam Mcknight, learning from the master himself how to enhanced my skills working on set with models and photographers. Since then I've had the privilege to work on Fashion editorial shoots and bridal runway shows. My career took a brilliant leap when I joined one of most prestigious hair salons in the industry - Bumble & Bumble; Where I have the opportunity of continuing my education quarterly keeping me on trend with the latest hairstyles, hair fashion, and runway shows. These training sessions have helped me elevate as a hairstylist. I've become highly educated on how to use products correctly, how to braid, curl and design hair that works for the individual. When product is used correctly not only do you get hair that moves, but that also looks flawless and natural. In addition it keeps hairstyles looking beautiful and lasting through out the wedding, ceremony, and night!

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but will never forget how you made them feel.
— Maya Angelou