We are delighted to feature Wendy Bright of Stylist 1 Inc. on our Stylist Spotlight. Wendy's big heart and passion for helping others makes her story especially inspiring.
A Unique Salon Set-Up: Wendy has been styling hair for over twenty years and specializes in wigs, extensions, and hair restoration services. This specific area that Wendy's specializes in requires privacy and discretion for her clients, who often don't feel comfortable going to a normal salon. Wendy happily accommodates her clients' needs by styling independently in her own suite at Salonz Beauty Suites (think of it as an apartment-type set up: one main building composed of small, private suites). In this environment, clients feel comfortable and relaxed while receiving their services.
"Inspired to be more:" While in her early 20's, Wendy was devastated to learn that her best friend had been diagnosed with cancer. After watching her friend go through the chemo process, lose her hair, and ultimately lose her life to the disease, Wendy felt inspired to become a hairstylist who specializes in helping those who have lost their hair. "I knew that there was more out there. I knew that there were more women to help," Wendy says.
When she was first getting started with hair restoration and wigs, Wendy perfected her craft by donating her time and efforts to cancer patients through the American Cancer Society. Recently, Wendy was approached by a local oncology nurse at a cancer wellness center about helping with a program to teach cancer patients about styling their hair and wigs and applying make-up so they're able to feel their best during the treatment process.
Sharing Knowledge: Teaching women about wig and extension maintenance is a huge part of Wendy's creative vision. She has created a line of DVDs called Brighthair Extensions for clients (and other stylists!) to learn more about doing hair extensions. "I teach three types of extensions and certify the stylists in each technique. I also teach private classes via webcam and in my salon or theirs.
Clients travel hours to be able to work with Wendy and it is easy to see why. Her talent in such a specialized field and her passion for helping others are truly inspiring. Learn more about Wendy and see more photos of her amazing extensions on her My Best Friend's Hair profile.
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