We had the good fortune of connecting with Olivia Lee and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Olivia, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of?
Most people probably think “playing” with hair all day is fun and easy but, there’s a lot that goes into it. For example a lot of chemistry and color theory that goes along with hair color and years of experience for a haircut to come out perfect. We also spend a ton of money on Hair classes to keep up with the new trends.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Pre-Pandemic I was working for a corporate salon. I hated it because I wasn’t able to charge what I wanted or use the products that I like and many other reasons. When salons could re-open again I decided I should take a leap and own my own booth. It has been very difficult building clientele while salons were told to shut down again. Luckily I have been able to keep it going with continued efforts on building clientele through social media. Once I got the taste of owning my own schedule and being able to choose what services I want to offer, I could never go back to working under someone else!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Hillcrest and North Park are neighborhoods that I frequent, I feel the most comfortable at bars in these neighborhoods, I grew up on Adams Ave. and it is now filled with amazing restaurants and cool bars I would take anyone here forsure!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would have to say all the co-workers and managers I’ve ever worked with! working in a salon brings you very close to everyone you work with.

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