Q: What do you value most about being a Virtue® affiliate?
Katie: As a small salon, we utilize the Virtue affiliate program all the time. It’s great that our clients can go on our link, shop, and support our business, especially since we can’t stock every product at our size. Clients love that it ships to their house with free two-day shipping because they can’t wash their hair for 48 hours after color treatments anyway!
Q: What was the worst haircut you ever had?
Heather: I had the Rachel from friends. One side looked great; one side looked terrible. It stopped me from going to hair school for a while because I didn’t want to do that to anyone!
Katie: I started working in salons when I was 14, so any bad haircut I had I did to myself. I was my own mannequin for box dye, bangs, you name it! In hair school, I had already done that, and I let the pros I worked with do my hair.
Q: Worst haircut you ever gave someone else?
Heather: Bangs. I was a junior stylist and the client bullied me into cutting her bangs shorter while they were still wet. When they dried too short, I knew to never let a client bully me again!
Katie: In hair school, I had a friend with long, beautiful, thick hair who wanted layers. She wanted layers but you have to be careful because the parameter falls out. I thought I knew what I was doing, and I cut it. There was a complete disconnect from the front to back. It was six inches long on one side and not the other. Thank God it was my friend.
Q: What was the first hairstyle or technique that you mastered? The hardest?
Katie: Highlights were the first, which has turned into lived-in color now. Color is our salon’s thing.
Heather: There’s a gentleman I know who’s been a stylist for some time, and he says he’s still trying to master the bob. I always think about that and how there’s always a way to improve bobs. We were first trained to master natural blondes. Today, we try to master every single thing we do, and do it better than the time before.
Q: What’s your personal hair routine? Your favorite part of your hair routine?
Heather: I love air drying my hair with Virtue®! I wave my hair and use Texturizing Spray.
Katie: I wash my hair once a week, and use the Exfoliating Scalp Treatment, put Restorative Treatment Mask on the ends for my bleached hair, then wash, spray in the Leave In Conditioner, style with 6-in-1 Styler.
Q: What other things are you passionate about that aren’t hair related?
Heather: I love my husband and dogs. We love our pilates routines.
Katie: I’m vegan and it’s a huge part of my life. On my next endeavor, I want to open a food truck with organic, vegan food. I believe that juicing and food with live cells are the reason I’m so energized all the time; I wake up in the morning and get right up. Heather’s better than I am at making time for things that she loves.