June 4, 2015
Hi everyone! My name is Theresa Michalowski, I was born and raised in Boston, Savin Hill and West Roxbury. I am a Junior Stylist at the Legacy Place and Newbury Street locations.
How many years have you been a part of the SalonCapri team?
I have been a part of the SalonCapri team for just over 2 years.
Where did you study previously?
I previously studied at the Bojack Academy of Beauty, in West Roxbury and at the L’Oreal Professionnel SOHO Academy .
What do you specialize in?
I specialize in cutting and styling, although hair coloring fascinates me. I am always excited about learning the latest techniques and fashions to share with my clients.
What inspired you to become a stylist?
I have an extreme love for art. I enjoy admiring fine art and painting in my free time. Becoming a stylist has provided me with an avenue to pursue my passion through hair.
Which favorite hair care product has been in constant rotation for you behind the chair?
I am in love with Kérastase, especially their Nectar Thermique as well as the Elixir Ultime Beautifying Oil. I feel that a heat protectant and the Elixir Oil are essential for all of my clients.
Which celeb haircut and/or color are you loving right now and why?
I am loving Blake Lively’s haircut and color. I have always been in love with natural looking highlights and long flowing layers. Despite all of the trends, I feel like that classic look will never change.
What are your favorite hair colors or style trends right now?
I think that all of the pastel tones for color are so much fun.
What advice would you give a client who wants to try something new or different with their hair?
I always advise my clients to take the time to think about it before they commit to a big change. I recommend that they think through how – if at all – it would affect how they style their hair on a daily basis. For example, I have a client that has shoulder length hair and was considering having me cut a full fringe bang on her. Now, if you haven’t had bangs before you might not realize how much of a commitment they can be. So for her next few visits she debated the change and we talked through it and eventually chopped them. She fell in love and still enjoys them!
What hair products should everyone have in their arsenal at home?
All women should have the Kérastase Elixir Ultime Beautifying Oil – I use this multiple times a day and would be lost without it. All my curly haired girls need Curl Fever by Kérastase. And for us girls that love to add some texture and body, you need Next Day Hair from the L’Oreal Professional TecniArt line.
For the men I am obsessed with the new Baxter of California line. And I have always been a fan of Shu Uemura Cotton Uzu and Shu Uemura Tasai Cream for a light hold and the Shu Uemura Kengo Feather for a stronger matte finish.
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