Meet the Stylist: Caitlin Young

September 11, 2014

Introduce yourself!

Hey! My name is Caitlin Young and I’m from Hopkinton, MA. I am a stylist for SalonCapri at the Newbury Street, Boston location.

How many years have you been a part of the SalonCapri team?

I have been part of the SalonCapri team for four years, two of which were spent training with SalonCapri Owner and Master Stylist, Nick Penna Jr.!

Where did you study previously?

I went to Hairstyling School at Cosmix in Marlborough, MA and completed an advanced study program with L’Oréal Professionnel.

What do you specialize in?

I specialize in coloring techniques that run the gamut from subtle, natural dimension to major impact.  While a great cut sets the foundation of a look, it’s the color that can bring to life a style’s angles, texture and can frame the face to highlight a client’s unique features. I also specialize in balayage, a highlighting technique where lightener is painted onto the hair to create a very natural and gorgeous dimension. I also do a killer blowout!

What inspired you to become a stylist?

I grew up wanting to do hair! I think beautiful hair has a major impact on your self-confidence and I love helping women look and feel beautiful. I remember as a little girl when my mom would take me to the salon, I always felt like the prettiest girl in the whole world after I left. I loved my hairdressers and strive to cultivate that relationship with my clients.

Which favorite hair care product has been in constant rotation for you behind the chair?

Among the arsenal of styling products I use, the few that never fail to let me down would definitely be Ciment Thermique and Mousse Bouffant by Kérastase and Essence Absolue by Shu Uemura. All of these products work wonders for styling and adding moisture. I’ve also fallen madly in love with the new Discipline line by Kérastase – the leave-in spray works miracles when it comes to fighting frizz!

Which celeb haircut and/or color are you loving right now and why?

I’m really loving Pippa Middleton’s hair right now. She recently chopped it off into a long, simple collar bone length bob. The only styling this look needs is a few waves with a wand for a flirtier textured look and it’s ready to go!

What are your favorite hair colors or style trends right now?

I love love love all the dimension in hairstyle trends right now. I’ve always been attracted to natural colors and textures and I am all about the beachy waves and subtle dimension brunettes that are everywhere right now – gorgeous!

What advice would you give a client who wants to try something new or different with their hair?

When a client is willing to try something new, my first advice to them is to really make sure that they’re ready for a change. Trying out new styles and colors can become very demanding for some people when it comes to daily maintenance. I never want my clients to be a slave to their hair, but I do think change is good. I always like to recommend angles and bangs around the face because no matter how you wear it, up or down, you always have a style that is not too demanding!

What hair products should everyone have in their arsenal at home?

Kérastase’s Bain Satin and Lait Vital are the most necessary basic shampoo and conditioner – they add the perfect amount of moisture and shine to your hair. Next, you need a thermal conditioner that fits your hair type for protection against heat from styling tools and the sun! I also recommend always having a small amount of product in your hair, even if you’re letting it naturally dry. For a quick style pick-me-up, Kérastase Powder Bluff dry shampoo is the ultimate power move and adds the perfect amount of volume and freshness to your hair on days that you’re flying by the seat of your pants. I never leave the house without it!

To book your next appt. with Caitlyn, call the Boston salon at 617-236-0020 or book online here!

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