Featured Stylist: Bailey Lykkemark
NJ's Organic Hair Salon would be nothing without our incredible team of talented stylists. Today we are featuring our Junior Stylist, Bailey. Bailey is originally from Squamish and Pemberton, but has lived in Kelowna since she was six. Bailey is newer to the hairdressing world, but she is a natural, and has a great eye! Read along to find out more about her background as a stylist, her specialties, favorite products and more!
Why did you decide to go into hair styling?
I had gone into the hair industry because I wanted to have a job that included a social aspect, I love being around people and talking with them. I also love to draw/paint so I wanted to do something that would allow me to use my love of art, which was Another important aspect of work I wanted to have. By being a hairstylist I get to use that love of art and have the social side, so it was perfect fit for me.
What are your specialties?
Although I am still new and learning what my strong suits are, I would say that my specialties for right now are Men's cutting, formal up do's and cutting long hair. those three categories are my absolute favorite because you get to create something beautiful and make the clients light up. I have to say though I am coming to love coloring the more I do it.
What advice would you give a client who is looking for a big change in their hair?
My advice to someone looking for a big change would be to go for it! but to find a lot of photos and styles of the hair they want to accomplish. I would take time to really think about it and also suggest you come in for a consultation ahead of time to discuss the look you are wanting to achieve. Everyone needs a change every once and awhile.
What do you love most about being a stylist?
The thing I love most about being a hairstylist is making people beam with joy and being able to create something that enhances someones natural beauty. The most rewarding thing is giving someone the confidence they need and seeing how happy it makes them once they leave the salon. Being able to create colors and styles for that specific person is amazing.
What is the best compliment you've ever received from a client?
The best compliment I have received is from my client in the picture of the under cut. She said that she was very scared to change her hair and color it because he had never done anything like it before, but after seeing the color and design I had done; she had never been happier. She continued to say that I never disappoint but give her exactly what she is looking for. Hearing that was a huge confidence boost and reminds me what being a hairstylist is all about.
What do you love most about working at NJ's Organic Hair Salon?
One thing i love abut Nj's hair salon is that it's all organic! I love being able to tell clients about the products and how they will not only help there hair but also will be good for them as well. They have no toxic chemicals and are only plant based. The other thing I love is being able to do highlights/color and not have any horrible odors. Since the colors have no ammonia or fumes me and the clients go home feeling refreshed.
When you're not styling hair, what do you get up to?
When im not in the salon im usually out at the ski hill snow boarding, somewhere drawing or out with friends. I consider myself to be social person, when there's something to do I can't miss out! rarely am i at home, especially if there's snow on the hills.
What is your favorite product that we carry at NJ's?
My favorite products would be the Volumizing Hair Mousse by Natulique and the Destress Express Oil. I love the mouse for enhancing my curls and giving the perfect amount of volume! The destress express oil had the most calming beautiful scent, It's prefect for putting on your hair and for massages as well. All around the best smelling product.