Sara O’Connor

What are you currently working on:
As cliché as it may sound, I am working on being the very best person I can be in every aspect of my life.  As a stylist, employee, wife, daughter, friend, doggy mommy, etc… I believe there’s always room for improvement to be made and as long as you’re putting one foot forward, you’ll always continue to grow!

How do you spend your free time:
I love spending my free time with my family, husband, dog and friends!  While I’m not huge into reading, I really love learning, so I love to read or watch videos about hair, dogs, life and anything motivational!

‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’

When did you know that you wanted to do hair:
When I realized that I could make someone’s day better! I get to make people look beautiful, feel better about themselves and put a smile on their face! I’ve often tried to think of people who could possibly have a better job than myself, and I don’t think there is many out there!  I absolutely love what I do!

Describe your approach to doing hair:
Learning about each individuals lifestyle, jobs, routines, and maintenance. Finding out their past hair experiences, examining the present, and together deciding the future goals with their hair.

What inspires you:
Smiles! Every time someone gets out of my chair with a smile on their face, I feel inspired and motivated to keep going. Also working with a great and talented team who is also passionate to keep growing, learning, and being the best, they can be!

What advice would you give someone coloring their hair for the first time:
I like to ask a lot of questions. Find out what made them decide to color and what they would like to achieve. Make sure they understand the process and maintenance involved. Take it slow but don’t be afraid, a little change is always nice, and color is a great way to enhance natural beauty!

How do you approach a haircut:
It’s important to first find out lifestyle, routine, and maintenance.  I really like to do a lot of dry cutting.  I like to be able to see what the hair does naturally and what my guest does with their hair.

What celebrity has great style:
Rihanna, Lauren Conrad, Jennifer Lopez, David Beckham

How do you customize a hair color for each and every guest:
As similar as it may seem, each head of hair is totally and completely different, just like each individual. Part of another reason why I love my job!

Describe your personal style:
Stylish and trendy, with a little edge but make it my own and definitely be comfortable!