When I started working at hair rules, Amber was the assistant colorist to Aimee. Two and a half years later, Amber has come into her own. Now a colorist herself, Amber is quickly building a strong clientele with the experience and knowledge she has learned from her mentors. She’s probably a familiar face to you, but let’s get to know her more with a few hair questions.
How did you get started with hair?
I’ve always had a love for hair as long as I could remember. As a young girl I did all my sisters’ and nieces’ hair. But I thought I wanted to be a fashion designer—or even a Vogue editor. When it was time to decide what I was going to do with my life, I went into fashion and I found out very soon that it wasn’t for me. I didn’t know what to do, and my grandmother suggested that I go to cosmetology school. I said, okay, and I never looked back.
How long have you been working for hair rules and what’s the best thing you learned when you started?
I’ve been working at hair rules for a little more than 3 years now. The minute I got my license I was fortunate enough to find hair rules. hair rules is my safe haven and the foundation of my career.
There are too many invaluable things I learned as an assistant but here are the best two. First, focus on your personal journey. There’s a lot to do for your own success there’s really no space to worry about the next person. Second, inspiration comes from everywhere, so I learned to step outside my comfort zone and explore things that don’t initially interest me.
What’s the best thing you love about your job?
The best part about my job right now is that I get to create art while making men and women feel beautiful everyday!
What advice can you give to those thinking about coloring their natural hair?
Hair in its most natural state is the best hair to color. We can achieve your goal color without taking into account the effects of other chemical treatments such as relaxers and straighteners. However, the most important thing to remember when coloring your curls is maintenance. Keep them moisturized and detangled on a regular basis. Make sure you get a trim every 3 months, if not sooner!