Brittany Fish didn’t always want to be a stylist — she just thought it would help pay her way through college. But after spending her senior year of high school enrolled in beauty school, Brittany knew she had uncovered the layers of her life’s passion.
Now 24, Brittany is working at the No. 1 Utah Valley salon, Suggestions Salon, and was voted the top stylist in Utah Valley. Here, Brittany adds color to the work that goes into your locks, and sheds light on hair dos and don’ts.
UV: Why do customers enjoy coming to you?
Brittany: I try to make sure my clients are 100 percent happy before they leave by doing the simple things. I learn what they want in the beginning with a consultation. And I like to give them a really good shampoo.
UV: What makes Suggestions Salon a unique and special place to work?
Brittany: I love the education Suggestions provides. They close the doors once a month and provide us with education. It is really important to stay on top because the industry is constantly changing.
UV: What hair tips can you share?
Brittany: Find a style that works with your everyday routine. Sometimes stylists give people a cut that is too hard to work with, and then the customer doesn’t have enough time to do it right and it doesn’t fit with their lifestyle. Stylists should find out how high maintenance of a haircut their clients want and also take into consideration the face shape and skin tone.
Years working as a stylist: 5
Favorite task as a stylist: Color
Product can’t live without: Redken’s Wax Blast
Haircare tip: “Bring in pictures. It shows me exactly what they are thinking. Even if we’re using the same verbage, we might mean different things.”