Sunday, September 4, 2011

Charisse Miller

Salon September Spotlight is Charisse Miller
Charisse is so awesome and gave such a great interview-tons of good info, check it out!

Q.What inspired you to go into the beauty industry? A. Well, I've been doing every ones hair since the 7th grade. On my own prom day I did two other girls hair as well! My hair was insane all of high school, I've been every color, white, black, red, pink, blue, purple, even a hideous yellow. I love the artistic feature of it. I feel like a true artist with every client and I can't get that outlet anywhere else! My inspiration though I owe to Crystal Mitchell, I looked up to her for years and she really pushed me to finally go to Cosmetology school! I still use a couple tricks she taught me. She is one of the most talented hair stylists I've ever met. Thank you Crystal!
Q. Where did you attend school? A. I went to Joseph Patrick which later became Envision School of Hair, Skin, and Nails. I graduated in 2007, but I like to say I've been doing hair for 5 years. I totally count school I was as busy there as I am now!

Q. Tell me some of your favorite products to use? A. I LOVE unique products. Probably my favorite product is Dust-it by Osis. It's a powder used to style men's hair instead of pomade, or used in women's to give volume (in place of backcombing/teasing/ratting) or to give a dirty, beachy feel. I absolutely love it. I also am a die hard fan of Cloud 9 Mousse by Brocato. It's a great product when I need "the works." It gives a little bit of everything, a little hold, texture, volume, helps smooth and get rid of flyaways all in one! It's a great all around product. {To see more of the Cloud 9 products see link} 

Q.Give me a "must have" for styling? A. When I think of must-haves for styling, I immediately think of my jumbo bobby pins. They are huge and once I discovered them, they changed my life! I can do a french twist or a beehive with 1-2 bobby pins it's fantastic! I think everyone needs them to throw their hair up in a fun style anytime!

Q. What is a trick or tip for styling? A. Cowlicks! I LOVE them! Only because I know how to get rid of them! There are so many people who think that they can't have fringe/bangs or hair around their face, or have an opening towards their crown when their hair gets the slightest bit dirty because of dumb cowlicks! To get rid of them, while their wet, brush them left and right, left and right, while blow drying in the same direction you're brushing. The more you do it, the more it'll break the cowlick! Call me anytime if you'd like a demo and I'll get rid of your cowlick and change your life!

Q. Give me a current trend, whats hot right now?A. Extensions! Except, I don't know if this is a trend, or if it's here for life. My opinion, it's here for life! I personally have them and I'll think I'll have them forever. I can do 4 different types of extensions, but there is one that stands out above all! Tape-ins! They are so affordable and I can do a full head of them in 1 hour! You just can't beat that!
Q.What are some of your favorite things about your job?A. My favorite things to do with hair...gosh I could say everything! I love cutting, coloring, and styling. Honestly though, doing an intense dramatic color, or changing somebodies life with a one-of-a-kind cut, or teaching them how to style their hair like they never have before, are things that just make my life complete. I never get those feelings or emotions doing anything else and I can't get enough of it!

My other favs... I love to do make-up and extensions. Especially make-up though. It is definitely another way to express myself through art. I love to show a little bit of the clients personality through the make-up. It is just amazing.
Other Specialties...
I love doing hair and make-up for photo shoots or film. I recently did the hair and make-up for Coheed and Cambrias music video "Far." I am also currently working as the hair/make-up artist for the new TV shows, "Fresh Take," and "Audio Files."

Back to School Special from Charisse!
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