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Meet Trailblazer Holly Daigle

Today we’d like to introduce you to Holly Daigle.

Holly, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I have had a passion for beauty for as long as I can remember. When I was a little girl, I used to love playing around with makeup. When I was in high school I used to go my friends hair for school dances, and and a brave few would let me cut their hair! It seemed only natural for me to pursue a career in that industry because I had such a crazy passion for it! So, two months after my high school graduation, I began school to become a hairstylist!

I worked for ten years in a small town about 40 minutes west of Boston called Westborough, Massachusetts. I worked my butt off to learn and grow and create, and built an amazing clientele. After ten years of working in that town, I decided to take a chance and move to Los Angeles in search of more inspiration and growth (and warmer weather). I’m been happy to call Los Angeles home for the past 2 years, and many more to come!

Although I do still split some of my time working back on the east coast every 12 weeks or so! Being able to take clients in both places I call home is so much fun and allows me to still see and spend time with my family and friends in Massachusetts who I miss so much!

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I would say, the road (at first) was far from a smooth one. But I loved every step of the way!

I have lots of advice for a young woman just starting out; always be the hardest working one in the room, put in extra hours, If you can get experience through working for free-do it, be strong-willed and know your value and self-worth.

We’d love to hear more about Hair by Holly D.
I specialize in hair coloring, particularly blondes, balayage and vivid colors. I’ve always prided myself on attention to detail as well as building long lasting bonds and relationships with my clients. I have been so lucky to meet so many amazing people for the past 12 years of my career. Some of which have become more like family to me. When you have relationships like that, it doesn’t make it seem like work!

What’s the most important piece of advice you could give to a young woman just starting her career?
Always believe in yourself. At times it could feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel or maybe you are headed for a dead end, Don’t give up! If set goals and work hard, that belief never goes away. Oh – and never stop learning!

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Chris Greenwell

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