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Meet Scott King

Today we’d like to introduce you to Scott King.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Scott. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I went to hair school in Washington DC in 2008-2009 while assisting in a salon that I would work at for the next five years. While there I established a full clientele, but I wasn’t satisfied, but I wasn’t sure what was missing. in July 2012 I decided to visit LA for fun. By the end of that trip, I knew LA was where I was supposed to be, so on a complete whim, I moved October 2012 with no job lined up. Luckily I had money saved because starting over is not easy at all. I had to assist various stylists and colorists for about two to three years total. On the side of all of that work, I was building up my portfolio and meeting photographers, makeup artists and wardrobe stylists. I got the contact of an agent from a colorist I knew and I set up a meeting. A week later I started working with The Only Agency. They get me amazing jobs with celebrities whether it be on set or to get them ready for events. I still work in a salon 1-2x a week for my clients that I cut and color as opposed to my freelance work which is mainly styling.

Great, 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?
It hasn’t been a smooth road. While assisting those years it is a lot of work for very little money. But I wouldn’t have traded it for anything. You learn SO much. I thought I knew so much because I was a working stylist for 6 years at this point. But honey was I wrong. What is so great about this industry is always evolving so you’re learning something new every day.

Please tell us about your business.
I am a freelance hairstylist that does a lot of styling and extension work on people for photoshoots, music videos, performances, press, red carpets, etc. I don’t know what I am known for but I tend to do a lot of effortless waves/ classic styles. I am just proud to make people feel beautiful and elevate how they look and feel.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
I loved being able to collaborate with the brand Petit. Moments on a hair accessory line that just came out this Holiday season 2019. I feel like it the beginning of something fun and great. I get to be creative and see people wear my designs. Its super fun and exciting to see your vision come to life.

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