I have tons of emotions that come to mind when trying to find the right words for this post. If you have been following my journey from the beginning you would know that I have spent the last four years plugging away with blog posts, YouTube videos, my educational programs and working on my social media presence. All for what you ask? I was never really sure except I was trying to create my own voice and presence in an industry where it can be quite difficult to be heard unless you are a stylist with a celebrity clientele.
I have worked for several manufactures in the last 15 years as a hairstylist behind the chair and found myself constantly pleaing to my superiors that I wanted more, I had a voice too and I wanted to make an impact in the industry. Because no one listened and I was unable to get the positive growth and change I needed from an industry I felt so passionate about which lead me to launch my brand as you know it today as Confessions of a Hairstylist
With that, I have been told NO, I can't or that my ideas and/or dreams couldn't become a reality over time and time again. Over the years of working on my brand, I have finally made a voice for myself and have been searching for my tribe, my squad, my hair family where I could help positively impact the industry with like minded individuals. Little did I know that all the times I was told NO was going to help push me the direction that I was destined to go.
Over the past year, I have connected with some really passionate hairstylist that are just as driven as me, if not more. They also have a voice and together we are powerful. These individuals I am speaking of are my tribe, my hair home and people that I needed in my life at the right time.
The people I am referring to are not only power houses on Social Media, they are forward thinkers, driven, insanely talented and I am proud to call these individuals my friends. Together we recognized that the industry needed to shift and get back to the roots of the hairstylist themselves that make this industry so beautiful. Together as a team ran by David Thurston, we have joined forces to start a new hair color company called Pulp Riot Hair. This is a company that was founded by my mentor and friend David & Alexis Thurston of Butterfly Loft Salon which is a salon that is extremely successful located in the LA area. We together have formulated this amazing line that Im a proud owner of along side my friends. The team consists of David and Alexis aka @alexisbutterflyloft of course along with Iris Smith aka @Glamiris, Rickey Zito aka @hairgod_zito, Linh Pham aka @bescene, Jay Wesley Olson aka @jaywesleyolson and the talented Ash Fortis aka @xostylistxo
The idea behind this color line is that we wanted to empower stylist to think of themselves as the artist and create their own masterpieces. With Pulp Riot there are zero degrees of separation between the formulators and the stylist using the product.
Its just the change I was looking for where I can help positively help change the hair industry by working so closely developing the colors with my hair squad who are at the top of the industry creating innovative trends each and everyday. But it doesn't stop there, we want to listen to you, yes YOU! We want to be a company for the hairstylist, we want to listen, help, evolve and change with you.
The color line will start out with 16 gorgeous shades and will launch in North America in May. If you want more info on this color line, make sure to head to Pulpriothair.com and follow us on IG as @pulpriothair and you'll know the minute we officially launch. Again, I couldn't be more proud to be a part of this movement. Below you can see some creations Ash Fortis, Jay Wesley Olson as well as myself with Hair God. Will you join our movement?