Today we’d like to introduce you to Coraline Gustave.
Hi Coraline, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
Growing up in Saintes, France, I always wanted to be a hairstylist. I was able to start hairstyling school at 14 years old in France, where I am originally from.
I got licensed at 21. After that from 2012 to 2018, I had the opportunity to work for different prestigious hair salons in France and in Europe. During these six years, I worked for L’Oréal Professionnel on stage in Paris twice a year to present the new hair collections for worldwide hairstylists.
In 2019, I was had the huge opportunity to be hired by Jose Eber in Beverly Hills. I had to go through a long process to get my visa. Now, almost three years later, I’m living my American dream and hopefully forever!
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I wouldn’t say that things are easy, I always had to work hard to reach my goals but with passion and determination, it always pays off. In 2013, I moved to Krakow, Poland in an international hair salon. I had to learn English and Polish really quickly to be able to work and build my clientele.
Then, the hardest part was in 2019, to get my US visa. Getting a visa is a huge amount of work, preparation, waiting and uncertainty.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I think what sets me apart from other hairstylists is that I am versatile. I took the longest class in France, which is six years to be able to learn every technique. I use my creative methods to cut, color, blow-dry, curl…
I specialize in bridal hairstyling and in Balayage (a new highlight technique).
I created my own Balayage technique called ” C-Balayage “.
My clients come from all over California to get their hair done with me in Beverly Hills.
The crisis has affected us all in different ways. How has it affected you and any important lessons or epiphanies you can share with us?
I had to learn how to deal with clients who didn’t want to cooperate with Covid-19 guidelines in the salon. I realized how much my work was important to my clients who missed having their hair done and how appreciative they were when they were finally able to come back.
- Women haircut – $175
- Men haircut – $85
- Color – starting at $125
- Balayage – starting at $250
- Bridal – starting at $300
- Email: Hairdresser.Coraline@live.fr
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/HairByCoraline/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoralineGustave
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