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Meet Hollywood Hairstylist: Lisa Bryant

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lisa Bryant.

Lisa, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I was introduced to the hairdressing world as a teenager when I became a hair model for Toni&Guy. After going through that experience I saw how creative this world could be and knew that it was what I wanted to do. Immediately after high school, I attended Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy in Santa Monica in 2007. After graduating, I worked at a few salons on the west side and in West Hollywood. I was then given the opportunity to become a full-time educator for Toni&Guy which I couldn’t pass up. It was like things were coming full circle. It was there, as an educator, that I felt I really started to master my craft and style as a hairdresser. I then returned to the salon and landed at Hairroin Salon in Hollywood. I couldn’t have found a more perfect place for myself. It really does feel like home. Every day I go in, excited to work and feeling challenged by my peers and clients. Because of this motivation, I’ve earned the title as a Master Stylist in as little as two years and won Regional Champion for Sebastian’s What’s Next Awards and 3rd place nationally for Wella’s Trend Vision. As well as being in the salon, I work freelance when I can. I love both worlds as they are entirely different and being able to have the freedom to have such diversity in my career.

Has it been a smooth road?
I think that being a hairdresser takes a lot of patience and persistence. That is something that I learned very early on, from being an assistant to trying to build a clientele of your own to simply waiting for bleach to process. And it’s not always consistent. It is a little scary sometimes thinking that your livelihood lies in other people’s control in a sense. Other than that, I have a pretty chill job. I get to listen to music and talk to people all day and make them feel like the best version of themselves… so I can’t really complain.

When you look back, can you point to a period when you wanted to quit or a period that was really frustrating?
I’ve never questioned quitting. I love doing hair too much. I did struggle initially trying to find somewhere I could call my home, hopping around from salon to salon. I never really found anywhere that I 100% felt comfortable. My home now, at Hairroin, has helped me develop personally and professionally by providing an environment that I mesh well in and challenges me on a daily basis.

What advice do you wish to give to those thinking about pursuing a path similar to yours?
My biggest advice is to never stop learning. It’s great to be dedicated and persistent, but if you ever find that you are in a position where you are the best and that that position has nothing else to offer you or challenge you, it’s time to move on. Continue your education through advanced learning, trying out a new environment, or even become an educator. I’ve found through teaching myself, that can honestly be the most valuable and when you tend to learn the most.

What are you most excited about these days?
This is a hard question since I work in a salon full time. I feel like most people’s goal would be to own their own salon one day and I’ve never really had that desire. Currently, I am trying to get more involved in the freelance world and my goal is to one day be represented by an agency. So I’m most excited by the unknown and seeing where life takes me. I’m excited for all of the opportunities that are still out there for me.

Pricing:

  • Women’s cut $115
  • Men’s cut $80
  • Color $125-$200
  • Styling $125/hr

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