We had the good fortune of connecting with Abigail Jeen and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Abigail, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of?
I am not “just a hairdresser”. My time spent behind my chair is relational, with my clients and my coworkers. My career is ever changing and evolving, I will never stop learning.The amount of continuing education that is available to stay current and excited. The trends are always changing and there are many different avenues available in this career path.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I want the world to know I am not “just a hairdresser”. I get to create art on hair every day. Every head of hair is a different pallet. Your hair is the most important to you because it is the first thing we see when we look in the mirror. As a Professional Hairstylist, the time I share with my clients becomes very relational over the years; I watch them get married and have kids, and then I watch their kids grow up, get married and have kids. I share a lot of big moments (happy, sad and everything in between) in life with people and I LOVE making people feel good and look good, that is what I am most proud of. Color is my specialty so I became an American Board Certified Haircolorist to set me apart from others and really help me understand color to its full potential. I got to where I am today by having one heck of an amazing support system (my family and friends) that are always keeping me in check. There is never an easy road to success but the one thing I have learned along the way is to never stop learning or being open to something new.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
California is full of hidden gems! I would suggest soaking up some sun around the La Jolla beach area or taking in some scenery hiking around the Torrey Pines area. Come check out Temecula for a hot air ballon ride over the wineries at sunrise. Check out my favorite coffee shop, the Bean Coffee Roasters for some delicious pastries and coffee. Fill your afternoon wine tasting at some of the best wineries around (Bottaia, Miramonte, Lorimar, Longshadow) and end the day with dinner at the best steak house around; The Gambling Cowboy in Old Town Temecula. I love all that California has to offer from some of the most beautiful beaches to a short drive to the mountains to Disneyland, but an absolute must would be a visit to Yosemite National Park or the Sequoia National Park because they are a little bit of heaven on earth that everyone should see.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My mentor has been one of my biggest cheerleaders in and out of the salon, encouraged me when times have been tough in life, and has stood by me to help me grow as as stylist. After I graduated cosmetology school, she took me right under her wing into her beautiful salon, Acappella Hair Design, where I was put on a career path that has been full of growth and opportunity. I have recently celebrated working 10 wonderful years along side my strong, loving mentor, Sherri. She has a heart full of gold and I would not be where I am in my career without her.
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