I’ve been a stylist 28 years, and opened Lisa Michaels at 77 Ellis St., Haddonfield, New Jersey in 2003.
I have been thinking alot as of late,that most of my clients want a great hair doo and want that with out doing any work on thier part. Meaning they now demand a fabulous cut that can look great without blow drying, curling, or gel,moose,spray,…And I do my very best!!! Any cut can look great when the stylist finishes it…but will it look great when they do it? That, my friend is what I strive to do!! It is the reason I love hair!! But to tell the honest truth, I am a sucessful stylist because of my color talent. I have worked in 2 top salons and early on clients would take me aside and ask me to make sure their stylists got it right!! Color is so very important!!! Keep it simple. Keep it modern. Keep it healthy, with lots of shine!! And oh always finish a color with a Redken power shot for 5 minutes for strengh and protein.
My specific skills as a stylist were learned by paying my dues as a shampoo girl for 2 years!!! I learned from the best in the business. I cleaned, ripped foil,washed hair,and WATCHED what they did. Early on I loved the big salon. After a while the hurry,up pace didn’t suit my long-term vision. So when I opened my salon in 2001, I tuned it down to MY pace. I take the time I need and get it perfect. That’s what I do and I am happy and proud about it. The salon is open Tue thru Sat…9 til 9 during the week and Sat.8-6.
Ok…the antiques…Well being a artist I have a good eye…I decorated the place with retro items that everyone wanted to buy!! So being in business I thought “Why not?”… And it is fun!!! It’s so very different and my friends thought it was a great idea!!! Hee hee who would have thought!!!
Most people have fear in starting a business and my take was always it really shouldn’t be a gamble, it should be a safe secure conservative move. That way all is good!!!
What else makes me interesting…ha ha ha??? I smile more ’cause I’m getting older rather than get a facelift!!! I smile more because I am happy….love what I do ….end.
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Lisa is the real deal. In the very last sentence of her personal story, she says, “I’m happy because I love what I do.” There is no better measure of a successful career and a successful life.
She does a GREAT job on hair and surely she retains her clients better than the average salon because of her excellent hair cutting and styling experience but no doubt, also because of her personality and love for her businesses and her customers.
Lisa is a hair coloring expert, hair styling expert and a beloved part of the business owner’s community of Haddonfield, New Jersey.
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